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Nagaland to be telecast on discovery channel on Dec 31

By EMN Updated: Dec 21, 2016 11:44 pm

Dimapur, Dec. 21: The north east region, the eight sister states of India, remains the least explored, yet it is undeniably mystical and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions of the country. It is a land teeming with life and vitality, rich in animal life, and rival to any other part of the country.

The Discovery Channel is going to take its viewers on an unforgettable road trip to discover the vigorous beauty of these magnificent states in its new series #GONORTHEAST, airing every Saturday at 10 PM.

According to updates on Wednesday, the journey to the northern region also covers the Himalayan state, Sikkim, now called the eight sister of the region.

The eight-part series #GONORTHEAST explores places, customs, diverse landscape and the multitude of life that lives there. In each episode, popular television actors Varun Mitra and Aalekh Kapoor take a stop-over to meet some of the most charismatic characters, relish authentic cuisines, experience myriad cultures and indulge in raw adventures that these lands have to offer, the updates stated.

Nestled deep within the lush green corner of North-East India is a mountain state, Nagaland. A land bursting with passion where ancient traditions, tribes, culture, spirituality and nature are equally celebrated.

Watch the magnificence of Nagaland’s beauty and passion of its people, on #Gonortheast, airing on Saturday, December 31 at 10 PM on Discovery Channel.

Varun begins his Nagaland journey by attending the annual Tuluni festival of the Sumi Naga, one of the 16 major tribes of the state. The harvest festival is celebrated as a mark of Thanksgiving and to invoke blessings.

Further, he also participates in rituals like the Aphilokuwo – a war dance that involves combative-style steps with gestures communicating aggression and valor. One dance follows the other. Varun attends other dance sequences like Aye kuzule, which depicts the age old process of harvesting cotton; Thisele – centered around rice, a staple of Naga cuisine; andImunopisujo-jo – representing unity. Varun is also invited to a Sumi Naga experience, where the bridegroom-to-begets invited to his in-laws’ house for a traditional meal. Further, he jams withAlobo Naga, who leads the four-member pop-rock group Alobo Naga & The Band.

Varun also tries his hand on an all-terrain vehicle or ATVs which have become popular to tackle difficult terrains in the state. He also visits The Kohima War Memorial, which was built in remembrance of the British and Indian soldiers who perished while battling the Japanese during the Second World War, the updates stated.

By EMN Updated: Dec 21, 2016 11:44:22 pm