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Jotted down just like that - lest we forget..
Monday, 18 April 2016
looks like a twin of Yangbari. As you descend towards pangbang from
Nganglam you are presented with a view of a broad valley dotted with
houses of different kinds, built according to the economical capacity
of the individual yet conforming to the aesthetic architecture of
broadness of the valley and the flatness is similar to that of
Yangbari; the only difference being that Pangbang seems to have more
settlements. The wide valley is surrounded by mountain ranges on all
sides with opening only at the great Manas river flowing towards
confluence of Kuri chu and Mangdi chu is breathtaking. The meandering
Kurichu is bumped hard by the rapids of Mangdi chu as if to awaken it
from its laziness. But little further down the Mangdi chu seems to
have lost the battle and follows at the lazy pace of kurichu as they
combine and flow towards India as Manas river. The lack of Rapids and
smoothness of the flow the river can be utilized for navigation and
other white water sports.
wideness of the valley seems to howl out for the development and to
utilize it to its fullest potential. Other than the orange orchards
the wide plains seems to be severely under-utilized. Such beautiful
plain, with fertile soil seems to be wasted to the wilderness of
shrubs and bushes. The double lane road joining Nganglam and Zhengang
via Pangbang had brought great changes.
at the fringes to Manas wild life sanctuary, the scope for Eco
tourism is seen to be exploited. It would require aggressive
advertising and mitigating the past image of it being a nasty place.
The people are so simple and honest that it is demonstrated by
keeping the Eco tourist lodge in the middle of the forest with
caretaker not in sight.
the rise in economic wellbeing and spending powers of most of the
Bhutanese, the domestic tourism would serve a great purpose. It would
be a great place for newly married couples to visit for honey moon
keeping in view of the tranquility punctuated just by the occasional
chirping of the birds and insects. If the bride is not that keen on
selling money ummm shopping. It would be a good change away from the
hustle and bustle of the cities and towns.
lodge of RGP
the beauty of the place and experiencing the tranquillity and the
potential for being a great place to visit during winters as the
weather is warm, I have written this sitting at the bank of one of a
tributaries of the great river Manas.
the way, RGP (https://www.facebook.com/RiverGuidesOfPanbang)– River
Guides of Pangbang, a community owned project, provides lodge, food
and river rafting facilities as told to me by one of the members of
the project. When asked about the price of he tour package, he was
coy to give me the figures but he said that it would be cheap for the
local tourists/visitors. I guess it is time for us to vitalize our
own communities. If we dig in we have our own Switzerland, Alps,
Hawaii, Everest, etc hidden in the pockets of the wilderness waiting
to be discovered, enjoyed, shared and promoted. A