10 photographs as to why Azerbaijan is such an exotic destination

10 photographs as to why Azerbaijan is such an exotic destination

Azerbaijan probably on of the least visited places in Europe and Asia is the ultimate Caucasian country. The axiom – East meets West is defined in Azerbaijan. A real blend of Europe, Middle East and the Soviet Union, for years, people have struggled in trying to figure out where does is it actually belong to – Asia or Europe.

Here is a set of 10 Photographs that will make you want to travel to this place :


(Excerpt from The Lonely Planet )

Selling itself as the ‘Land of Fire’, Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan) is a tangle of contradictions and contrasts. Neither Europe nor Asia, it’s a nexus of ancient historical empires, but also a ‘new’ nation rapidly transforming itself with a super-charged gust of petro-spending. The cosmopolitan capital, Baku, rings a Unesco-listed ancient core with dazzling 21st-century architecture and sits on the oil-rich Caspian Sea. In the surrounding semi-desert are mud volcanoes and curious fire phenomena. Yet barely three hours’ drive away, timeless rural villages, clad in lush orchards and backed by the soaring Great Caucasus mountains are a dramatic contrast. In most such places, foreigners remain a great rarity, but in return for a degree of linguistic dexterity, you’ll find a remarkable seam of hospitality. And a few rural outposts – from village homestays to glitzy ski- and golf-hotels – now have have the odd English speaker to assist travellers.

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Musical Stone of Gobustan – Resonant stone, that has been played since prehistoric times.
Yanar Dağ (Fire Mountain) – BAKU, AZERBAIJAN : Mysterious hillside with a continuously burning natural fire.
Mud Volcanoes of Azerbaijan – Home to nearly a third of the world’s mud volcano’s, Azerbaijan features a messy, bubbling, and sometimes explosive landscape.
Museum of Miniature Books – A gigantic collection of teeny, tiny books.
Bottle House of Ganja A quirky house created entirely out of glass bottles combines a collector’s spirit with an artist’s flair.
Fire Temple of Baku A shrine of fire worship built on top of a natural flame.
The Yanar Bulag Fire Spring Spring that emits water and fire at the same time is said to have remedial properties, and sparked its own religion.
Ağdam Azerbaijani ghost town, decaying after a war left it an armed forces buffer zone.


Full Moon Party , Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Full Moon Party , Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand


Koh Phangan Full Moon Party has become a world-famous institution, but its ancestral home remains the crescent cove of Haad Rin Beach on the southernmost tip of Phangan Island. More than 12 powerful sound systems turn the 800-metre beach into possibly the most popular open-air nightclub in the world once a month, with a lively festival-like atmosphere, great music and huge quantities of alcohol. This one-of-a-kind event is routinely listed on bucket lists as one of the essential experiences in Thailand which absolutely must be seen to be believed. As many as 30,000 party people gather on the famous strip of sand to party in the glow of the Earth’s nearest celestial neighbor, right through the night and into the dawn. Due to the cost of cleaning up after such carnage, the local community implemented a 100 baht entry fee to access the beach on the night of Koh Phangan Full Moon Party.

You can see local and international DJs at the many bars and stages set up on the shoreline, playing anything from dub-step to drum and bass, house to hip-hop, techno to trance and reggae to rock and pop classics. Generally speaking, the beach bars standing on the side of the beach closest to Haad Rin Town play party pop (this is also where you will find the huge flaming swing that anyone is welcome to try) and, as you walk down the beach, the music becomes heavier with more underground dance tracks and heavier bass. It is traditional to paint yourself up in neon body paint and there are plenty of UV strip lights around making bodies sparkle and glow through the night. The beverage of choice is, of course, the ‘bucket’. This consists of a bottle of hard liquor (usually whiskey, vodka or local sugarcane rum like Sangsom or Hong Thong), a bottle of Red Bull and some ice, occasionally also including mixers to water it down a little. Intended for sharing, the colorful plastic buckets usually have half a dozen straws sticking out them for you and your friends to enjoy them together. They cost about 200-300 baht each and are available almost everywhere.



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Koh Phangan Full Moon Party kicks off quite early in the evening, but it is highly recommended to arrive late – about 22:00 at the earliest – if you want to have any hope of making it through to the morning. This is when most people will start turning up and the party will really get into high gear, with fire shows, glow sticks and glow-in-the-dark body paint. If you need a break from the intense partying, just head to the restaurants in Haad Rin a block back from the beach. There are even designated areas where those who have passed out drunk are gathered together and watched over by police for their own safety and security.
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Heritage Assam – Tea Bungalows

Heritage Assam – Tea Bungalows

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground

The exhilarating experience of staying in heritage bungalows resided earlier by the British colonial rulers amidst the evergreen tea gardens. We bring you a list of six such properties in Assam.

Chameli Memsaheb Bungalow, Cinnamora Tea Estate , Jorhat


(photo courtesy : Mr. Shashanka Deka – facebook.com/shashanka.deka)

Set up by first Indian commercial tea planter Maniram Dewan, Cinnamara will complete 175 years in 2018 is now owned by the Assam Tea Corporation Limited (ATCL), still houses the graveyard of the freedom fighter, which died at the gallows. Cinnamara and Senglung tea estates were started by Dewan between 1843 and 1845 after he resigned from the post of dewan, land agent and chief executive, of India’s first tea company, the Assam Company.  Although Cinnamara still exists, Senglung got lost in time and there were no records available about the garden, till Pradip Baruah, a tea expert undertaking research on Assam tea on behalf of TeaVision, an NGO, discovered the tea estate a couple of years back in Sivasagar district.

History has it that Cinnamara was confiscated by the British and auctioned off soon after the execution of Dewan in 1858 for his role in the freedom struggle. British tea company George Williamson purchased the two estates. However, they fell on bad times as the laborers refused to cooperate with the new owner. They remained loyal to Maniram Dewan, forcing the company to part with them.Cinnamara tea estate was taken over by Jorehaut Tea Company and developed later.

The heritage bungalow at the tea estate is located amidst lush green tea bushes has been given a facelift to make the stay comfortable for tourists. A small museum at the estate where old photographs, history of the garden, artefacts are on display. The bungalow at Cinnamara tea estate, whose floor is made of teak wood, has been lying unused for several years.


Puroni Bheti Tea Bunglow, Haroocharai Tea Estate, Jorhat

(photo courtesy : Mr.Kuntil Baruwa – facebook.com/kuntil.baruwa

The Haroocharai Tea Estate is open to enjoy delicious blends and refined Assamese cuisine, and visitors are greeted by the owners, Indrani Barooah and Rajeeb Barooah. Local dancers contribute to a cheerful outdoor dining experience, while the tea pickers in their colorful clothes collect the leaves of the Camellia sinensis, while stealing a view of the dancers for a moment. Puroni Bheti means old foundation which is a crude literal translation. In its essence in the Assamese language it is a place from where humble beginnings were made by a family. The Lodge stands on what once housed the first office of the 116 year old Haroocharai Tea Estate.

Burra Sahib’s Bungalow, Sangsua Tea Estate, Jorhat


Burra Sahib’s Bungalow, owned by the Barooahs is situated in Sangsua Tea Estate, is known for its quaint colonial architecture and associated with a unique and graceful lifestyle of an age gone by. This big “L” shaped bungalow, surrounded by tea plantations, huge trees, where all one hears are the frogs and crickets seems time has come to a standstill. Built during 1900-1905, with the British colonial exterior, sprawling interiors of carpeted floors, four bedrooms, high ceilings, verandah (courtyard) with sloping corrugated iron sheet roofs and a panoramic view of acres of flower-bedecked garden.

Having four bed-rooms, a large sitting room, and verandahs, all around to suit the climate. This house was refurbished with all modern amenities. Keeping its original style, retaining the old furniture and furnishings with fire places, was converted for tourists into a guest-house, in particular for tourists coming to tour the famous Kaziranga Wild life sanctuary or the Majuli Islands (the biggest river island in the world).The bathrooms, big and elaborate, with 24 hours of hot & cold Water/Shower, got a new look in the 80”s with modern fittings, retiled in pastels and floral designs, making it all look nice and beautiful.

With food, served by their smiley uniformed staff, are delicious Anglo Indian dinners with traditional and continental meals.

With activities , guests could go for Golf or even stroll to the Golf course , or go to the Burra Sahib”s personal fishing lake , that looks beautiful after the rains or go to the tea estate tour for tea tasting.

Mancotta Chang Bungalow, Mancotta Tea Estate, Dibrugarh


The Mancotta bungalow is owned by the Jalans, one of the oldest tea-growing families in Assam, their business dating back to the middle of the 19th century and still going strong. In recent years, they have converted two of their ‘manager’s bungalows’ into guesthouses, but not of the usual touristy kind. They are not widely advertised and are not bursting at the seams with visitors either. There are six rooms on offer at Mancotta Chang, with and without air-conditioning.

 Balipara Bungalow – Wild Masheer, Addabarie Tea Estate, Balipara

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Taste the lifestyle of a Colonial tea planter at Wild Mahseer, a 22-acre sanctuary comprising the jewel in our crown, the exclusive Heritage Bungalow, an additional 4 cozy tea bungalows, the First Flush dining pavilion and Two & A Bud conference facility all located on a certified organic property.

Wild Mahseer is the perfect place to relax and be pampered between forays out to witness Assam’s breathtaking pristine scenery, discover its rare and abundant wildlife, meet its eclectic mix of people and savour its flavorful multi-cultural cuisine.

The Heritage Bungalow is immersed in over 100 years of rich history. Set in the midst of the Addabarie Tea Estate, it was originally the Visiting Agent’s residence. After renovation and fronted by a massive lawn interspersed with mature trees, decorative beds blooming with seasonal flowers and dotted with wooden benches, it is a perfect refuge for visitors keen to re-create the experience of the old-world British planters’ lifestyle.

Wathai Heritage Bungalow, Limbuguri Tea Estate, Tinsukia


The low-slung bungalow, embroidered at its fringes with a sizeable lawn, lies partly in the shade of a scattering of trees. The sun-seared green roof crouches protectively over the wraparound verandah “cocooning” walls painted ivory. Wathai, the renovated manager’s bungalow — with two large bedrooms and a family suite — in Assam’s Tinsukia district, is run by the Dibrugarh-based Jalans, who own vast swathes of tea plantations in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia. Limbuguri is a convenient post for travellers taking a break after Kaziranga National Park. A stay in a heritage bungalow in the heart of tea country, a trip to Dibru Saikhowa and a tour of Wakro in Arunachal Pradesh, are on offer. The large bedroom (Yuhina) immediately off the drawing room features a double bed, cupboards and old-fashioned dressing table, all painted white. The spacious bathroom contains a gleaming tub and WC. The bedroom we are assigned (Sibia) is twin-bedded, with a slightly smaller bathroom. The third room, Minla, is family-sized, with an extra bed, dressing table and sizeable bathroom.

Dinner is brought to us in the slightly stark dining room, its slice of glory the original fireplace. It is simple home-cooked fare. Breakfast served in the sunny jaali kamra, however, is a typical planter’s brekkie — eggs and yummy veg cutlets, seared tomatoes with a spot of cheese, fruit and juice, marmalade, heaps of hot toast and tea.

India offers plenty when it comes to choosing accommodation ,whether you’re looking for unbridled luxury or a simple homestay. Eventours Travels brings to you some exceptional places for you to experience in some of the most exotic locations in eastern India. 






Volcanoes & More – Photographic Trips

Volcanoes & More – Photographic Trips

Have an expensive camera and all the added equipment? These might be the perfect spots of a lifetime for your camera’s subject and object.


  • MALAYSIAN BORNEO & SINGAPORE – A journey that includes two of Southeast Asia‘s exhilarating destinations – Malaysia & Singapore. Our adventure begins in the beautiful island of Malaysian Borneo, a paradise on earth rich in flora, fauna and discoveries. You’ll encounter the endangered red haired Orangutan, in Malay meaning “person of the forest”. Learn the conservation efforts at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. Embark on a boat cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of various primate groups including the Proboscis Monkeys, which are endemic to the jungles of Borneo and are distinguished by its prominent nose. Then, a flight to Singapore opens up a whole new world of a contrasting blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture. Experience world-class shopping along Orchard road; escape the hustle and bustle with a visit to the Botanic Gardens or the awe-inspiring Gardens by the Bay. To truly experience Singapore’s diverse ethnology, walk along the ethnic quarters of Chinatown, Kampong Glam, Little India, Joo Chiat and Katong.



  • KAMTCHATKA – Russia: Once considered an inaccessible “edge of the world”location, only visited by the hardiest of adventure travelers, today Siberia’s Kamchatka Peninsula is gaining a reputation as one of Russia’s most remarkable tourist destinations. Make no mistake though; Kamchatka is remote‐with no road or railways connecting it to the outside world, the only practical access into this pristine wilderness is by air. For lovers of wildlife and rugged natural scenery, Kamchatka is paradise on earth. Located at the northern most edge of the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, the Kamchatka Peninsula juts out dramatically from the northeastern tip of Russia. Thirty active volcanoes are scattered across the peninsula, including, Klyuchevskaya Sopka, the largest in the Northern Hemisphere. Equally stunning are the 90 geysers and numerous hot springs that make up the 6km Geyser Valley. The second largest concentration of geysers on earth, this natural gem remains a virtually untouched region of raw geothermal power. Getting to Kamchatka is half the journey, but once you arrive, the raw beauty of this far flung region will floor you. If your idea of the ultimate adventure is scaling an active volcano, coming within meters of wild brown bears, or exploring some of the most remote and spectacular coastline on earth, the isolated splendor of Kamchatka waits!


  • YAKUTIA – Russia : Dive into the wintery world of this remote Arctic region and discover ancient shamanic traditions. Ride reindeer, meet a mammoth and shop for dazzling diamonds. Experience life in one of the most remote yet culturally rich regions on earth — Yakutia — Siberia’s arctic wonderland. This faraway place plays host to ethereal polar nights and the northern lights, perma zfrost tundra and vast expanses of taiga forest. About 40% of Yakutiya lies above the Arctic Circle, and much of it remains wild, pristine and largely unspoiled by development. One of Siberia’s most ethnically diverse regions, Yakutiya is home to the Turkic-speaking Yakuts, many of whom still practise shamanism and nomadic lifestyles. The region is blessed with spectacular wildlife and is renowned for producing some of the cleanest diamonds on earth.

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  • BAIKAL – Russia : The glimmering blue pearl of Russia, Lake Baikal is rightfully upheld as Siberia’s most famous attraction. It’s clear-as-a mirror waters are a reflection of Siberia’s wildness, its vastness and its beauty. Just in 10 days you will see almost half of the legendary Baikal Lake, which is famous not only for its startling depth but also for its unique flora and fauna, breathtaking landscape and special energy. You will visit beautiful iconic places, such as Irkutsk city, Olkhon Island, Listvyanka and Arshan villages, will And enjoy the Baikal Circum Railroad — the part of Trans Siberian Railway. This tour is truly ultimate summer adventure, which allows you to see almost all attractions that Lake Baikal has to offer. So Let adventure begin!


  • BATTAMBANG – Cambodia: The laid-back city of Battambang in Cambodia’s northwest may have a sleepy ambience distinct from the more upbeat hot spots of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, but travellers who venture here will find plenty of excuses to linger. A host of temples sit scattered across the countryside, all within easy day-tripping distance from Battambang. It’s a bit of a slog up the side of Phnom Banan, 23km south of the city, to reach the summit temple of Prasat Banan, but it’s worth it for the views. The Phnom Sampeau complex, 12km southwest of Battambang, has a wondrous mishmash of colourful wats and stupas at its summit as well as sweeping views; while half-way down the mountain a track leads to a sombre Khmer Rouge killing cave. Here a bone-filled memorial reminds visitors of the atrocities carried out during their reign.


Arpan Kalita :

A Wanderlust at heart, a Photographer by choice and a Graphic Designer by profession. Hailing from the township of Guwahati, he has a special place for ‘The Himalayas’ in his heart. Given a chance he would prefer to wander in the mountains till eternity. Perhaps the love for the mountains has brought out the best in him when it comes to Landscape Photography. Mountains, it’s people and their struggle for existence; is what propels him, he says and also makes him humble.

A self possessed drifter, Arpan has wandered from engineering assignments to account tables to graphics to getting lost in nature. A graphic designer by profession, he has made travelling his home otherwise. “I want to live & feel all the shades, tones & variations of nature in my life. And for that matter, I am horribly unquenched this journey with travelling and photography started in 2011”. Fresh from a stint in Delhi, the wanderer in him awaked to a new life.  He made his camera an integral part of his life.

Involved with WildLife and Community conservation. Recent Project was with the Snow Leopard Conservancy – India Trust (SLC-IT) in Ladakh. His facebook page: fb.com/awaywithframes says more on his works.

“There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” -Nelson Mandela

The Trips:

Eventours Travels in association with Arpan Kalita, presents some immersive experiences, both in nature and local culture across some of the most off the trail destinations in this world. Everyone loves to travel, but not everyone loves to travel the same way. Our Off The Trail booklet gather trips of a feather together so you can spend less time searching and more time dreaming about where you’ll go next. Special interest travel is more than a vacation. It’s a chance to get to know your world better by putting yourself on a first-name basis with the people, places, and things that make it worth exploring. This is your planet. Come and get it.

About the Company 


Addicted to Success -Quotes by Hollywood stars

Addicted to Success -Quotes  by Hollywood stars

“Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.” – Drew Barrymore

I think if you live in a black-and-white world, you’re gonna suffer a lot. I used to be like that. But I don’t believe that anymore. – Bradley Cooper

“I don’t believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It’s a mean thing, life.” – George Clooney

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“Be nice to people on the way up, because you may meet them on the way down.” – Jimmy Durante

“It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.” – Jane Fonda

“You’re only human. You live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damned red velvet cupcake.” – Emma Stone

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“Sometimes you can have the smallest role in the smallest production and still have a big impact.” – Neil Patrick Harris

“I don’t say: ‘can’t do that’, ‘won’t do that’. I’ve never thought in that way about work. The genuine truth, and I do think about this a lot, is that I’m one of the least competitive people you’ll ever meet. Except with myself.” – Daniel Craig

“Never worry about bad press: All that matters is if they spell your name right.” – Kate Hudson

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“Eventually stardom is going to go away from me. It goes away from everybody and all you have in the end is to be able to look back and like the choices you made.” – Matt Damon

“I was made to be a perfectionist at everything I did. Everything was more important than what I wanted.” –Dennis Quaid

“If there’s any message to my work, it is ultimately that it’s OK to be different, that it’s good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color.” – Johnny Depp

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“If you’re the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams, you’ve gotta be resourceful to make sure you can do it. I came out to California when I was 21, thinking my New York credentials would take me all the way. I came back home a year later all dejected and a failure.” – Vin Diesel

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” – Clint Eastwood

“We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams really do come true.” – Katie Holmes

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“Whatever art form you’re working in, it’s crucial to see it clearly, to feel it clearly, and not to worry about the results, or how someone else will see it.” – Omar Epps

“You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it. I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.” – Denzel Washington

“Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.” – Uta Hagen

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“I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.” – Sylvester Stallone

“A lot of people give up just before they’re about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.” – Chuck Norris

“He who has the gold makes the rules.” – Tyler Perry

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“As a young man I prayed for success. Now I just pray to be worthy of it.” – Brendan Fraser

“I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it’s up to me.” – Brad Pitt

“The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.” – Jack Nicholson

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“I care about the connection with the audience. Film is such a powerful medium. Movies can change the way people think.” – Nicolas Cage

“There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.”- Jennifer Aniston

“Life’s tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

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