Doyang Dam

Valley from the top

Travel to India is always special. Besides having the pleasure to meet friends and families, the familiar territory, the food and the sudden accost of myriad cultures never cease to touch a few chords from the yore.

Last year around the middle of November I went to Chennai on an official trip and took a day to visit my mom in Assam. Instead of lazing around in the house, we decided to visit our family in a nearby borough, about 30 KMs north of my home. The neighboring state Nagaland was about another 10 KM to the east and one of my cousins enticed me enough to visit the Doyang Hydro Electric Dam.

India has over 5000 Dam and northeast India has only a handful of dams to its possession. Doyang is the only fully operational Dam in Nagaland. The dam was built on the Doyang river, which is a tributary of the mighty river Brahmaputra. Interestingly, the dam serves all the seven northeastern states, serving as both a water reservoir and the source of providing electricity.

I was told the drive was going to be an hour. In reality, it took over three hours. We drove on a mountainous terrain climbing over 10,000 feet in the Wokha dwellings of Nagaland. The drive was rough as it was mostly a dirt road with uneven paths. I always had this innate desire of driving on Indian roads, and though a tad risky I didn’t shy away from driving on the mountains. Here are some pictures for your view

Woka Valley, Nagaland, India

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Shantanu Baruah

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A #writer driven by passion, a #healthcare thought leader by profession and a #technologist by heart with #entrepreneurship bend of mind.

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