HAFLONG, Dec 17 - The Judima festival will be celebrated at Gunjung from December 18 to 28. The festival, which began its journey in the year 2016 at Dibarai village, has become one of the major events in the district. Abhijit Haflonbar of the Judima Festival Celebration Committee said that this time the festival is being organised at Gunjung and will be celebrated there for three consecutive years.
Visitors from various places of Assam and the neighbouring states are expected to attend the event as there will be attractive events like paragliding, etc, during the festival. The festival is being organized with the aim to put Dima Hasao on the tourism map of Assam in particular and India in general by promoting tourism-related activities. Steps are being taken to promote places in the district having great tourism potential. Jatinga is already famous for the mysterious avian phenomenon. The Blue Borail range hosts the highest peak of Assam. The blue water resort of Umrangso is the roosting hub of migratory birds like Amur falcons. The marvellous Panimur waterfalls are known as the mini Niagara of Assam. The twin Behendao Baiglai waterfalls of Samparidisa hamlet, and the historic stone house of the erstwhile Dimasa royalty at the Maibang Neolithic structure are also attractive areas to visit. Thuruk is the coldest place in Assam, where crystal mist is formed during winter. Heritage trekking along the old, abandoned MG line is another aspect that stirs a lot of interest.
The festival also presents cultural extravagance in the form of dance, music, ethnic cuisine, arts and crafts of the rich and colourful tribes residing in Dima Hasao district.