Wanderlust Tales : Assam #atozchallenge

A decade ago I used to rush past these streets, in an attempt to make it on time to catch the college bus. Years have gone by and yet it feels like time stood still in Jorhat. 

Rows of ‘Sardar’ shops satisfying the demand of fashionable Churidaar and kurta, the Old Balibat road, still cobbled and narrow, cramped with various shops and stalls, Pani poori vendors at different corners surrounded by groups of enthusiastic girls waiting for their turn to cherish the tangy flavors of ‘Putcha’.


Once upon a time, I was one of them too. I soaked it in, the essence of my city as I made my way to Tea Time, to grab my slice of happiness –  spicy chicken Momo. No matter how much I have grown, I turn into the same little college girl who had spend many a days in this portion of the city, happily devouring chola bhatura and hot samosa with friends, shopped for hours on with siblings and rejoiced the stunning Pandals installed during the festival of Durga Pooja.


Along with ClaireParul and Shaliniwe have formed an Unconventional Alliance with A to Z co-host Pam Margolis as the ring leader … all set to rock the party

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32 thoughts on “Wanderlust Tales : Assam #atozchallenge

  1. Timeless photos – so much living going on in a small space.
    Happy A to Zing this month πŸ™‚

  2. I have the same feelings about Guwahati and my old home beneath the hills!!! And spent few years of childhood in Jorhat as well… Das Company and Gar Ali is all i can remember and various theatres Ma used to visit and i tagged along πŸ™‚

  3. Assam is one place that fascinates me. The pictures of old buildings represent the soul of your home town:)

  4. Gorgeous photos and home town has that awesome charm. How much I want to visit that part of India. Someday!

  5. I've been wanting to visit the North-East since like forever!

    Putcha is something I love! And your memories make me smile as well πŸ™‚

  6. I have to Assam many times and I love the place .
    Assam tea is bliss , its grenanry just touched heart,the chain bagaan πŸ™‚ and Momos on a rainy day they just tempt .e be part of the state πŸ™‚

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  7. I have to Assam many times and I love the place .
    Assam tea is bliss , its grenanry just touched heart,the chain bagaan πŸ™‚ and Momos on a rainy day they just tempt .e be part of the state πŸ™‚

    @dixita011 from
    Cafenined words

  8. I loved the B/W pics, Rajlakshmi and you've described your trip down memory lane so vividly that I felt like I was there watching you. And now you've made me crave samosas! πŸ™‚

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  9. Such atmospheric photos and your words bring them alive.
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  10. I have been to Assam and it is one of the beautiful states of India. I remember my visit to the beautiful lush green surroundings and Tall Supari-trees. Reading your post makes me more eager to go back to my home and enjoy those streets and street foods. India is more or less similar everywhere…

  11. While I have been to almost all major cities of our country, North East is one part which is eluding me since ages. It is on our travel wish list for long!

  12. I love Assam! Went there for a couple of weeks and adored the quaintness of the place, Rajlakshmi! We walked around quite a lot. Thank you for sharing. Nice nostalgic feeling!

  13. Lovely pics. Gives a nostalgic feel. And I can only imagine the sweet memories associated with your place. My husband had been to the North East. He says it's a great place. I hope I visit and stay there sometime soon. πŸ™‚

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  14. Brilliant clicks….and i always love black and white shots as they have more to say than their counterpart the colored ones!

  15. You know Assam is there on my visit list.. and you'll be making my itinerary once I plan to go there..
    The pictures are wonderful and they do bring us some sweet memories, don't they..!
    P.S: Who are you? A super woman? participating from both the blogs on A to Z!!! I surrender!


  16. Fabulous B/W pics! I have never been to Assam. Your description was pretty vivid! Looking forward to the rest in the series!

    1. agree with Kala… never been there but the black and white pics lend a certain old world charm appeal to the place…

  17. Lovely post, Raj. I had visited Jorhat as a kid, years ago…your post makes me want to go back there once more!

  18. I haven't been to the North-East at all, Raji. Your photos and words make feel like I'm right there too. Maybe one day, I will visit Assam.

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