Mesmerizing Akashi Ganga near Likabali in Arunachal Pradesh...

Tripoto
22nd Feb 2019
Day 1

Well it was beautiful morning on the day of Makar Sankranti dated 15 January 2019. My parents, sister's family and one of friend's family had started our drive from my hometown Moran in Dibrugarh, Assam. It had been a beautiful sunny day while crossing the mighty river Brahmaputra over the newly inaugurated Bogibeel bridge with a length of 4.9 kms approx. The Brahmaputra is wide enough to prove it's worth as the name says.

After a drive of 2 hours and completing 74 kms thorough the natural beauties such as rivers, water ponds, village huts and especially the Orange Gardens of Likabali and the local roadside shops of fresh Oranges from the nearby gardens; we reached at Malini Than as the locals named of the place and nameplate on the roadside Mandir of Shiva.

Now starts the walk to the bottom of the hill where the waterfall Akashi Ganga flows to the river.

One have to walk down 793 steps to reach the destination. There's one more Shiva Temple prior to few steps to the bottom.

On the day of Makar Sankranti, it's a place of pilgrimage. Devotees come for bath on the waterfall with the believe that Akashi Ganga washes away all their sins then they offer prayers to the lord Shiva.

A beautiful view

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Every year the rainfall pours the river and the water flows down to meet the mighty river Brahmaputra

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Crystal clear water

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Cuts and curving on the mountain rocks made the natural water flow

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Source of unlimited pure water

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Solitude

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

The water stream and the start of the waterfall

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Water flow makes it's own way among the stones

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

The silent speech of nature

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Serenity

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

A place to find yourself

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Iron bridge over the river from the British era as the local says

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

The river from the highway

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Yes it's for all

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

The Bogibeel bridge at night

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Family fun on the Bogibeel bridge

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Kids time to have some fun

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

As pure as the kids

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Lots of place to play around

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Bit of rock climb if someone wants to try

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Kid's own way of having fun

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

An Assamese thali on the day of Uruka just the night before the day of Makar Sankranti

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Assamese traditional ritual at home on the day of Makar Sankranti

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Say good bye to the winter traditionally

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Everybody loves the warmth

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Spread love and harmony

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Blessings for everyone

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

Sunset from the Bogibeel bridge

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan

The Bridge

Photo of Malini Than, Likabali H.Q., Assam, India by rudrajit lukhurakhan
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