Outsiders don't venture into this lush corner of India. Could that change?

A rare trek across a remote wilderness finds a village that has declared itself an “ecological zone” in a bid to attract visitors.

A rugged system of rivers and ridges accordions the backcountry of southern Assam and Manipur states in northeastern India, a roadless hinterland rarely seen by outsiders.
Photograph by Paul Salopek

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