Today I woke up to something unique, something that I had never imagined to see in my life, a dragon passing silently through the hills while the village sleeps.
Nagaland is a beautiful place, I am in Makokchung which is in the interiors and takes around 6 hours to reach from the nearest station ie Mariani. Yesterday when I came here I had very little clue about what will I be doing here but the tenuous journey has surely relieved me of my anxieties. I think to myself, what is the worst case scenario ? That I won’t be doing anything and just stay in some locals home surrounded by the beautiful scenery, well that’s not a bad scenario at all.
A beautiful landscape on our way to Mokokchung
I look at the clouds as they play the game of shape, light and shadow and I think, what is the purpose of the clouds ? Well in the plains it’s clear, they come with a fixed mindset and more often just flow in one direction, here it’s different it’s more like the clouds are dancing around, closing with each other, climbing on top of one another.
There is an insect here, a group I must say, they start with a slow murmuring sound and then they keep growing it loud till each of them are in a synchronised tone. The final sound is more like a wooden flute being sung on a low pitch. If you close your eyes and concentrate you can feel that sound travelling through your head, taking control of you.
I have not had the opportunity to interact with the locals, but they seem very nice, smiling faces. A girl who had a grocery shop offered me the local variety of cucumber, it was so nice of her. People from outside have been saying bad things about the locals though, they try to take advantage of you, not helpful etc etc. I will reserve my judgement on this.
This is a big town, I am pleasantly surprised by this, there must be at least 60,000 people living here. For my north Indian friends, there are roads, all kinds of shops, good network, internet etc. What I mean to say is that Nagaland is a real place and it is beautiful.
A lot of people have suggested that I should go to dzkou valley, I’ll sure be attempting that. Thank you so much for your suggestions people.