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Assam Wildlife,History & Culture     

EX Guwahati Airport  ,  DURATION – 7 Nights 8 Days   ,  States – Assam ,  Night stay – Kaziranga 2N, Jorhat 1N, Majuli 2N, Guwahati 2 N   Best Time To visit: October to March

Day 01: Guwahati - Kaziranga National Park

Receive from Guwahati Airport & transfer to Kaziranga National Park, the home of the “One Horned Rhinoceros” (280 kms, 5 hrs), Check in at your hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay will be at Kaziranga.

Day 02: Kaziranga National Park

Early morning explore any one zone of Kaziranga National Park on back of Elephant. Apart from the Rhino, other species found are Hog Deer, Swamp Deer, Wild Buffalo, Elephants and if you are lucky then tiger also. It is also home to pelicans, storks and darters as there are a number of water bodies inside the Park. We will return to the resort for breakfast. Afternoon we have arranged a jeep safari through the National Park. Evening come back to the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Kaziranga.

Day 03: Kaziranga National Park – Sibsagar  - Jorhat

After breakfast proceed for Sibsagar, (130 kms 2 hrs approx). Scroll around Sibsagar visit –

Talatal Ghar is a popular attraction of Sibsagar, located at a distance of 6 km from the town. This is an underground garrison built by King Rudra Singha in the year 1699.

Kereng Ghar is a popular attraction situated in the vicinity of Sibsagar, at about 9 km away. Kereng Ghar is a seven-storey castle, of which four floors are above the ground and three underground, with two tunnels leading to River Dikhow and Gargaon Palace.

Rang Ghar is built by King Pramutta Singha of Ahom dynasty, of Sibsagar is place of tourist attraction. Rang Ghar is a two-storey oval-shaped pavilion where the royal family used to watch sports events.

Joysagar Tank and Temples is yet another tourist attraction situated in the vicinity of Sibsagar, at Rangpur. The tank and temples, which covers about 318 acres of land, was constructed in 1697 within a span of 45 days.

After visit all major sightseeing in Sibsagar come back to Jorhat (Sivasagar to Jorhat is 55 kms /1 hrs approx).Night stay at Jorhat.

DAY 04.  Jorhat – Majuli River Island

 After breakfast transfer to Nimatighat and then charter a ferry to Majuli . Afternoon Visit Lohit River side. Evening Late afternoon Satriyya dance. Night stay at Majuli.

Option for Majuli Up & down ( Nimatighat to Majuli by ferry boat 1 Hour approx)

1/ Special ferry that will be exclusively booked for our guest ( capacity of boat  20 passenger  & 2 small car) that boat charge per day 12,000/- , Holding & night stay charge per day 5000/- as per 2013.

2/ regular ferry (timing 8:30 A.M to 04:00 P.M / 4 Ferry) that ticket charge will be rs.50/- per pax (spot payment by us). In majuli we arrange a same type different car for Majuli sight seiing . 

DAY 05.  Majuli River Island

Full day sightseeing.Night stay at Majuli

Auniati Xatra, founded by Niranjan Pathakdeva, the satra is famous for the "Paalnaam" and Apsara Dances and also its extensive assortment of ancient Assamese artefacts, utensils, jewellery and handicrafts. It also has a hundred and twenty five disciples and over seven hundred thousand followers worldwide.

Kamalabari Satra, founded by Bedulapadma Ata, is a centre of art, cultural, literature and classical studies on the island. Its branch the Uttar Kamalabari Satra has performed cultural programmes of the Satria Art all around the country and abroad.

Benegenaati Xatra: It is a reliquary of antiques of cultural importance and an advance centre of performing art. Muraridev, the grandson of Sankaradeva's stepmother was the founder of the Satra. The royal raiment belongs to the Ahom king Swargadeo Godadhar Singha, is made of gold. Also preserved is the royal umbrella made in gold.

Shamaguri Xatra: The satra is famous for the masks making in India.

DAY 06.  Majuli River Island – Guwahati

After breakfast return by ferry to Nimati Ghat and drive to Guwahati (Approx. 310 kms / 4 hrs drives). Afternoon visit Sankardeva Kalakhestra .Overnight stays at Guwahati.

DAY 07.  Guwahati

After breakfast excursion to Sualkuchi and Hajo villages. After noon visit Maa Kamaksha Temple. Overnight in Guwahati

Sualkuchi is a census town in Kamrup district in the Indian state of Assam. It is situated on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra, about 35 km from Guwahati, Sualkuchi is a block of Kamrup District. There is large number of cottage handloom industries for which it is also known as the "Manchester of Assam".

The Kamakhya Temple is a Shakti Peeth temple situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati city in Assam, India. It is the main temple in a complex of individual temples dedicated to different forms of the mother goddess as the Dasa Mahavidya, including Bhuvaneshvari, Bagalamukhi, Chinnamasta, Tripura Sundari and Tara.It is an important pilgrimage destination for general Hindu and Tantric worshipers.

DAY 08.  Airport Transfer

After breakfast transfer to Guwahati airport to connect flight to onward destination.

TOUR ENDS.

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TEA TOUR IN ASSAM

EX- DIBRUGARH AIRP ,DURATION – 3 Nights / 4 Days,State covered – Assam ,Places & Night stay – Dibrugarh -3 Nights ,Best Time To visit: October to April

 

DAY 01.  Dibrugarh(Assam)

Arrive Dibrugarh airport and transferred to Mancotta Heritage Chang Bungalow (20 kms/30mins) in the midst of a rolling tea garden. Evening enjoy a dance performance by an ethnic dance group on the bungalow lawns. Overnight at the Chang Bungalow.

 DAY 02. Dibrugarh(Assam) 

After breakfast, we will take you on a tour to a tea estate to learn all about tea – its origin, how it is grown and all about tea tasting and its quality. Thereafter drive on to the river front and take a boat cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra River in a country boat. Cruise upto a beach island in the midst of the river. En route there is a possibility of your sighting flocks of migratory water birds and the elusive Gangetic River Dolphin. Enjoy the view of the Eastern Himalayas and take a nature walk in the vast expanse of grasslands surrounding the island and enjoy your picnic lunch. Return to the mainland and visit a weaving centre to see traditional looms and the weaving of silk textiles of Assam, famous all over the world. Evening option to go for shopping. Overnight at the Chang Bungalow.

 Please note that there is no tea plucking between December and mid March and hence the actual manufacturing process of tea cannot be demonstrated when one visits the factory during this period. Factory also remains closed on Monday’s of the week.

 DAY 03.  Dibrugarh –Sibsagar -Dibrugarh(Assam)

Excursion to Sivasagar and visit the Ahom monuments (80 kms / 2 hrs). Return to Dibrugarh in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the Chang Bungalow.

DAY 04.  Dibrugarh(Assam)

Transfer to Dibrugarh airport (20 kms/ 45 mins) to board flight for onward destination.

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GLIMPESE ON NORTH EAST

EX- Tezpur / Guwahati  Airport        DURATION – 8 Nights 9 Days,States – Assam  &  Arunachal Pradesh ,     Night stay – Guwahati 2N,Tezpur / Bhalukpong 1N ,Bomdila 1N,Tawang 2N,Dirang 1N,Nameri 1N ,Best Time : October to November & March to May 

Day 01: Guwahati Airport / Railway station – Hotel        

Meet and greet on arrival at Railway station / Airport and transfer to Hotel. Check in at your hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay will be at Guwahati.

Day 02: Guwahati - Tezpur / Bhalukpong (Approx 5 hours)

Early morning after breakfast check out from hotel. And transfer to Bomdila. Check in to the hotel. On arrival visit Nuranang WaterFalls at Jung, Sangti Valley. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay will be at Bomdila.

Day 03: Tezpur / Bhalukpong - Bomdila (Approx 5 hours)             

Early morning after breakfast check out from hotel. And transfer to Bomdila. Check in to the hotel. On arrival visit Nuranang WaterFalls at Jung, Sangti Valley. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay will be at Bomdila.

Day 04: Bomdila - Tawang (Approx 6 hours)

After breakfast proceed to Tawang. Enroute visit Sela Pass, Jaswant Garh. On arrival check in at your hotel. Overnight stay will be at Tawang.

Day 05: Tawang sightseeing    (Approx 7 hours)

After breakfast visit Tawang Monstery, Namgye Lhaste, PT.T. Tso, Gorsham Chorten, Gontse Garden, Singar Ani Gompa. Overnight stay will be at Tawang.

Day 06: Tawang - Dirang (Approx 5 hours)

After breakfast proceed to Tawang. On arrival check in at your hotel. Overnight stay will be at Dirang.

Day 07: Dirang – Nameri (About 06hrs approx)

After Breakfast transfer to Nameri. Check in the hotel on arrival. Overnight stay will be at Nameri.

Day 08: Nameri – Guwahati (About 05hrs approx)

After Breakfast transfer to Guwahati. Enroute visit 'Kalakshetra', a place where Assamese history and culture presents through Light and sound show. Check in the hotel on arrival. Overnight stay will be at Guwahati.

Day 09: Guwahati

After breakfast visit Kamakhya Temple, etc. Transfer to Guwahati airport for onward journey.     

Tour End.

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WILD LIFE TOUR OF ARUNACHAL 

Starting from – Dibrugarh   Ending at Dibrugarh ,Duration – 5 Nights 6 Days, State Covered – Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Stay –  Dibrugarh 1  , Miao  1 , Namdapha 2 , Tinsukia 1 Night 

Day 1:   Dibrugarh (Assam)

Arrive Dibrugarh Meeting upon arrival and transfer to Hotel.  Evening Enjoy the Sunset.. Overnight At Hotel. Dibrugarh is the gateway to Eastern Arunachal Pradesh; this town is famous for tea. It has the world’s largest area covered by tea gardens. Even within the city there exists a tea garden – Tea Estate. Besides tea you will find cane and bamboo furniture plus local garment products like Muga, Ari, and Mulberry Silk.

 Day 2: Dibrugarh – Miao( Arunachal Pradesh)

After Breakfast Drive to Miao (5 hrs drive) En route visit – Digboi Oil Field, Second world war cemetery, Margherita Coal Field, Likhapani Cemetery.. O/N at Miao Hotel.

 Day 03:  Miao- Namdapha National Park (Arunachal Pradesh)               

After Breakfast explore Miao (3 Hrs Drive) MIAO- This beautiful and small town is headquarter of Miao sub-division and situated at bank of River Noa-Dehing. The interesting things to see are Mini zoo, museum, Tibetan refugee settlement where colourful woolen carpets of various designs are produced, oil drilling at Kharsang and Manabum. O/N at Namdapha National Park.

Day 04: Namdapha National Park (Arunachal Pradesh)                                      

Whole Day Explore National Park…NAMDAPHA NATIONAL PARK —–The unique features of Namdapha covers a wide range of altitude from 200 meters to 4500 meters. It is the only National Park in the country four bug cats i.e. Tiger, leopard, clouded leopard and snow leopard are found. The other animals are bison, sambar, barking deer gaur, elephant, Himalayan black bear, takin, the wild goat peculiar to the Patkoi range, musk deer, slow loris and the red Panda etc. Spreaded in an area of 180,782 hectares it had been declared as a National Park in 1972 and in 1983 as a tiger reserve. Home land of Hornbill.

 Day 05:  – Tinisukia (Assam)

After Break Fast Drive to Tinisukia, the rich district of Assam. En route visit Singhpho Tribel Village in LEDO. Over Night stay at Tinsukia.

Day06:Tinisukia-DibrugarhAirport/Railway Station (Assam)

Early Morning Visit a famous Tea garden,after lunch Drive to Airport for onward Destination.

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TRIBAL TOUR OF ARUNACHAL 

Starting from – Tezpur   Ending at – Dibrugarh, Duration – 9 Nights 10 Days ,State Covered – Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Night Stay – Tezpur 1 , Itanagar 2 , Ziro 2 , Daporizo 1, Along  1 Pasighat 1  , Dibrugarh 1 Night, Day 01: Arrival Tezpur (Assam)

 

Meeting upon arrival at Tezpur. Tezpur: Modern day Tezpur, the headquarter of Sonitpur district of Assam is said to be erstwhile Sonitpur, the Kingdom of legendary King Banasura. According to the legend when Lord Krishna’s army and Banasura’s army fought for the rescue of Aniruddha (grandson of Lord Krishna) who married Banasura’s daughter ‘Usha’ against the will of her father there was so much bloodshed that the whole place was stained in red. This prompted to the name of the place becoming Tezpur (means the City of Blood). Modern Tezpur was founded by the British colonial administration in 1835 as the headquarters of Darrang

Afternoon visit: Agnigarh: According to the legend the site of the fortress was built by Banasura to keep his daughter Usha in isolation. The name ‘Agnigarh’ has been derived from two Sanskrit words ‘Agni’ (meaning fire) and ‘garh’ (meaning fortress or wall). It is a hill on the banks of the Brahmaputra river and one of the big tourist attractions in Tezpur. The view of river Brahmaputra the Kolia Bhomora Setu Bridge (named after the Ahom general Kolia Bhomora) is really eye catching. Rest of the time free at leisureOvernight at hotel.

 Day 02: Tezpur – Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh)

 Morning: after breakfast departs for Itanagar (216 Kms, 5 hrs drive)Itanagar: The Capital of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar is situated at the foothills of Himalayas. The name Itanagar is derived from the historical Ita-fort (Ita meaning brick) which dates back between 14th and 16th century. The major tribe in Itanagar is the Nishies. Situated on the top of the hills the city offers a very pleasant climate. The Capital city is being divided into two zones by 10 kms Stretch. The other part is known as Naharlagun. It became the Capital of Arunachal Pradesh on 20th April 1974. Overnight at hotel.

 Day 03: Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh)

 Morning : after breakfast city tour Ita fort: The historical Itafort situated in the middle of the town. It is an fort of irregular shape built with more than 8 million pieces of bricks. The fort has been built during Jitari Dynasty which dates back to 1360 to 1550 A.D. Ganga Lake: Situated in the foothills of the Himalays the lake is locally known as Gekar Sinyi (confined water) One can also visit Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, Craft Centre, Emporium, Donyi –Polo Centre for hearing impaired etc.Overnight at Itinagar hotel.

 Day 04: Itanagar – Ziro (Arunachal Pradesh)

 Morning: after breakfast drive to Ziro (170 kms, 4 hrs drive) by the same vehicle. Ziro, a small picturesque town situated at an altitude of 5000 feet with Pine and Bamboo groves, villages, a craft centre and high altitude Tarin Fish Farm is an ideal place for relaxation. Overnight at Ziro hotel.

 Day 05: Ziro (Arunachal Pradesh)

Morning: after breakfast visit Tarin, the high altitude fish farm, a famous whispering pine grove and the craft center. From a hill top, catch the first rays of dawn lighting up the stunning emerald patchwork quilt of nature.

Later visit Talley Valley: Tally valley is located 30 Kms away from Ziro. Tale in Apatani dialect is the name of a plant and to many other tribes the word means paradise. The local population grow paddy in tarraced fields all over the valley. The Apatanis, the main tribe of this region grow rice by terrace farming and their indigenous irrigation system is unique amongst the Arunachal tribals. The Apatani village comprises of long rows of houses with a fertility totem in front of each house. They use an indigenous herbal salt that’s rice in iodine whick is quite unique. As a real nature lover, for every tree they fell, five fresh saplings are planted. The Apatani women are very skilled in handicraft and handloom as one can be see from the wonderfull JIKHE pattern, woven jackets and intricately patterned JILANG shawls. The men are expert in metallurgy and bamboo craft. Overnight at Ziro Hotel.

 Day 06: Ziro – Daporizo (Arunachal Pradesh)

Morning: after an early breakfast drive to Daporizo(170 kms, 5 hrs drive). Daporizo is a district headquarters of Upper Subansiri District. Subansiri River with picturesque villages and also to see are the caves (a few kms away). Languages spoken here are Tagin, Hill Miri, Adi (Gallong), Hindi, Assamese and English. sightseeing of Daporizo , Tagin Tribal Villages to get an insight into the unique day-to-day life of the tribals.

Daporijo forms a beautiful picnic spot. It is well placed on the right bank of Subansiri River. This mesmerizing land houses many wonderful villages. A few kilometers ahead, one comes across many caves that are a treat to the eyes. Overnight at hotel.

 Day 07: Daporizo – Along(Arunachal Pradesh)

Morning: after an early breakfast departs for Along by car. (180 kms, 5 hrs drive). Along the headquarter of West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh located at an altitude of 300 m from the sea level. Sitting amidst abundant natural surroundings, Along in Arunachal Pradesh is a small town with beautiful villages. Along Arunachal Pradesh is a most ideal place to spend the hot summer seasons. The picturesque surroundings laced with brilliant plantations makes Along in Arunachal one of the most perfect health resorts of India.

 Later visit: Ramakrishna Ashram: This is nice place to visit in Along. The place provides items related to Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Maa Sharada and Swami Vivekananda.

 Hanging Bridge: Hanging bridge on the Siang river is another thing to see at Along. This bridge is local made of cane and bamboo. The bridge is around 60 to 70 m long connecting to the others hill tribes, fishing are the sports for these tribe.

 Day 08: Along – Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh)

 Morning: after breakfast drive to Pasighat. (130 kms, 4 hrs drive)

 Pasighat: The district headquarter of East Siang district, the oldest administrative center of erstwhile NEFA, situated on the bank of mighty river Siang, the main tributary of Brahmaputra and bounded by snow-clad peaks, rocky mountains, virgin floral and faunal diversity. This region is the home of the Adi tribe who are remembered for their colourful Ponung dance. Arrive Pasighat and check in at hotel.

Kekar Monying (Black Rock):It is one of the important memorials of the State eracected in memory of Adis who fought with the british at this site on 4 th December 1911 and who died a heroic death.

Komsing: The British had eracected the epitaph/ memorial stone of Sir Neol Williamson killed by Narmi Manmur Jamoh.

 If time permits visit

 Dr. Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary: A rich habitant of many unique plants, birds and wild animals such as hog deer, hispid, hare, Bengal lioricans, raptors and migratory water birds.

Mouling National Park: Situated in the Upper Siang district, covering an area of 483 sq kms, is a home of the rarest wild animals such as Takins, Serow, Goat, Clouded Leopard, Black Bear, Leopard, Red Panda etc. During winter large number of migratory birds is seen in this park. Overnight at Pasighat hotel.

 Day 09: Pasighat – Dibrugarh(Assam)

 Morning :after breakfast in time transfer to Ghat (110 kms, 4 hrs drive with 2 hrs ferry ride)

 (River port) to catch the ferry for Dibrugarh. Arrive Dibrugarh and check in at the hotel. Evening free at leisure.Overnight at Dibrugarh hotel.

Day 10: Dibrugarh Depart.

Morning: after breakfast in time transfer to airport for the onward destination.

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Adventure Naksha Pahar & Tea Tour

EX- Tezpur / Guwahati  Airport  , DURATION – 4 Nights 5 Days                                       States – Assam  &  Arunachal Pradesh ,Places & Night stay – Tezpur 1 Night, Biswanath Chariali -3 Nights ,Best Time To visit: October to April

 

DAY -1    Tezpur (Assam)

Arrival at Tezpur/Guwahati Airport. Transfer to hotel. After lunch sight seen at Tezpur

1. Agnigarh- ancient capital of the Salastambhas and the Burmanas the ruling dynasties of the 4th century C.E.

2. Dah Parbatia- is an ancient architectural site of a Hindu temple in the 4th Century AD. There is a door well which has survived the exposure to the natural elements for all these centuries. Ruins of the door frame of Da Parbatia temple, a few kilometres away from Tezpur, is perhaps the finest and oldest specimen of sculptural art in Assam. Its carving is characteristic of the early Gupta School of sculpture.

3.Chitralekha Udyan (Cole Park):It isone of the most beautiful places in Tezpur. Established by a British Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Cole in 1906, the park has two massive ornamented stone pillars, and other sculptural remnants. It was recently renovated and revitalized in 1996. It has water sports facility, walk ways, restaurant and open air stage.

Night stay at tezpur. 

DAY 2  Biswanath Chariali ( Assam )

Early morning transfer to Biswanath Chariali. After breakfast full day sight visit at Biswanath Chariali

Biswanath Ghat- river port of mighty Brahmaputra and Northern capital of the Ahom Kings. Legendary Gupta Kaashi pilgrimage site for the hindus. Umatomoni River Island. A place famous for Ahom architectural style temples and protected site of the Archaeological Survey of India.Evening hotel check in and night stay at Biswanath Chariali.

DAY 3 Excursions to Arunachal Pradesh, Biswanath Chariali ( Assam)

Full day excursion to Nakshaparvat ancient archaeological site at Papumpare district of Arunachal Pradesh via an undiscovered and remote village route by crossing as many as 20 rivers.

1. Picnic between picturesque hills and river and hanging bridge.

2. Visit of Nishi tribal village who has formerly known as the Daflas.

Evening return back to BIswanath Chariali. Night stay at Biswanath Chariali

DAY 4 Excursions to Tea Garden, Biswanath Chariali (Assam)

After breakfast full day site visit

1. Monabari Tea garden- The largest tea garden of Asia. Launch at restaurant there.

2.Kathonibarighat- River port of Brahmaputra and 6th aid of the Kaziranga National Park.

3. At evening enjoying jhumoir dance.

Night stay at Biswanath Chariali.

DAY 5  Tour End with loaded memory

After breakfast transfer to Tezpur/Guwahati airport.

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Birding Tour 

 

Day 01: Guwahati - Nameri National Park

Received at Guwahati airport and transferred to Nameri National Park. (225kms/5hrs). "Nameri National Park is famous for its avifauna particularly because of the rare and endangered White Winged wood Duck. Nameri National Park (200sq.kms) is a birder's paradise and more then 376 species of birds have been identified here four species of Hornbill, Hill Mayans, Barbets, Babblers, Ibis bills etc". Overnight in Eco-Camp.

Day 02: Nameri National Park- Eagle Nest Sanctuary

Early morning drive to Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary (Lama Camp) (130kms/7hrs), with packed lunch. "This mountainous Sanctuary (217sq km) is contiguous with Sessa Orchid Sanctuary; in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh. This is a major haunt of threatened species such as Rufous-Necked Hornbill and Beautiful Nuthatch and newly discovered Bugun Liocichla". After rest in Lama Camp birding in Liocichla area. Overnight at Lama Camp.

Day 03: Eagle Nest

 Early morning birding in and around Lama Camp after packed lunch proceeds to Bompu, birding in Bompu. Overnight at Bompu.

Day 04: Eagle Nest

 Full day birding in Bompu and New Khellong (packed lunch).Overnight at Bompu.

Day 04: Eagle Nest

 After an early breakfast birding in Chakoo - Bompu. After lunch birding at sessa. Overnight in Bompu.

DAY 05: Eagle Nest

 Full day birding in Bompu and Sessni (with packed lunch). Overnight in Bompu. 

Day 06: Eagle Nest

 Birding in Bompu and Sunderview before lunch, birding in Sunderview and lama camp after lunch. Overnight at lama camp.

 

DAY 07: Nameri National Park.

 Early morning drive to Eco-Camp, birding enroute. Overnight at Eco- Camp.

Day 08: Nameri National Park.

 Full day birding in Nameri National Park. Overnight at Eco-Camp.

Day 09: Nameri National Park.

 Early morning rafting in the Jia Bhoroli River. After lunch afternoon trek inside the Park. Overnight at eco - camp.

Day 10: Nameri National Park- Manas National Park

 After breakfast drive to Manas National Park (310kms/7hrs). "Located at the foothills of Eastern Himalaya, it derives its name from the river Manas that flows through the park from north to south. The Manas National Park the world heritage site, the tiger reserve, the Biosphere reserve and also the Elephant reserve it is the only habitat place of endangered species of schedule I like Hispid here, Bangal florican, Pigmy hog , Asian roof turtle and the Golden langur" .Enroute stop to have the lunch. Over night stay at Manas.

Day 11: Manas National Park

 Full day jungle activity inside the park. Overnight at Manas.

 DAY 12: Manas National Park

 Full day jungle activity with rafting and picnic lunch. Overnight at Manas.

DAY 13: Manas National Park to Kaziranga National Park

 After an early breakfast drive to Kaziranga National Park.Overnight in Kaziranga.

DAY 14: Kaziranga National Park.

 Early morning Elephant ride in the Central Range of the Park.After lunch Jeep Safari in the Central Range of the Park.Overnightt at Kaziranga National Park. 

DAY 15: Kaziranga National Park.

 Early morning Jeep safari in the Western Range of the Park. After lunch Jeep Safari in the Central Range of the Park. Overnight at Kaziranga.

DAY 16: Kaziranga National Park.

 Early morning Jeep Safari in the Central Range of the Park, after lunch jeep safari in the eastern range of the Park. Over night stay at Kaziranga.

DAY 17: Kaziranga National Park - Guwahati

Drive to Guwahati Air port for onward destination.

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EASTERN ARUNACHAL TRIBAL TOUR

 

Day 01: Arrive Dibrugarh

 Meeting upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

 Day 02: Dibrugarh / Tai Phakial / Dibrugarh (85 kms one way, 2 hrs drive)

 Morning after breakfast drive to Tai Phakial Village.                                                                   

Thai Phakial – (The Tai words 'Pha' meaning wall and 'Ke' meaning ancient or old.) The Phake is also known as the Phakial, they had migrated from Thailand to Assam in 18th centuary, they speak Thai language. Even during the modern time they still follow their traditional culture. The have a fine tradition to keep their family record, the name of the record is Ho Likboi, generally the elder of the family known as the Pathek is well versed prepare the record. They practice Buddhism, there is a Buddhist monetary in Namphake village established in 1850 the monks in the monasteries is known as CHOW MOUN. They also have the sound knowledge in Pali language. The residence claim to be 100% literate. One interesting fact is that the villager claims the police had never entered the premises as because the Monks settled the disputes among the villagers, they also rely on Herbal cure. They marry within there community only but there is no restriction if someone wants to marry from outside. They are basically patriarchal society the son inherits the fathers property. Though few in number and in spite of an identity crisis, the Tai Phakes have been able to maintain their glorious legacy.

 Later visit a Sonowal Kachari Village. 

The Sonowal Kacharies: Even before the advent of the British in Assam, the Sonowal Kacharies had been living at Haldibari of upper Majuli. They are known to be the Tibetan-Burmese branch of the Mongoloids of the Bodo origin. When the Ahom invaded Assam, the Kacharies put up a brave fight against them. Due to continue battles, some of them were force to leave their original place living and settled in a scattered way here and there. Thus the Bodo, the Mess, the Hajong, the Rabha, the Dimasha, the Lulong, the Thalang and Sonowal etd. Came into existence of the Kacharies.  The term Kachari is very difficult to trace. It is assumed that during the reign of Ahom King some of the Kacharis were engaged in washing gold particles from the sands of river and therefore the prefix Sonowal" was added to signify them. According to an anecdote the kacharis of upper assam who became the disciple of Gossain named Kachaideo were considered to have super natural powers of offering a certain quantity of gold in a bamboo tube while the Ahom king Gadadhar singa was on the throne. and these people came to be known as Sonowal Kacharis. The sonowals were offered non tribal titles like Hazarika, saikia , Bora in their process of assimilation with the non tribal people, specially during Ahom Rule.

 Later return to hote in Dibrugarh. Overnight at hotel.

 Day 03: Dibrugarh / Roing (195 kms, 5 hrs drive with 1 ½ hrs ferry ride in Brahmaputra)

 Morning after breakfast drive to the Dhala Ghat to take the country made ferry to cross the Brahmaputra River.

 Later drive to Roing.                                                         Roing: Roing is a census town in Lower Dibang Valley district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.The only town under Idu Mishmi dominated areas, has Mehao wild life sanctuary, Sally lake, Mehao lake and Mayudia mountain pass that remains covered with snow during peak winter. The town, located at the foothill of the Mishmi Hill is lively with friendly people.Arrive and check in at the traditional guest house.  Overnight at guest house.

 Day 04: Roing / Mayodia / Roing (57 kms, 2 hrs drive)

 Morning after breakfast visit Mayodia

 Mayodia, a unique hill resot situated at an altitude of 7000feet. It is named after Maya, a Nepali girl who missing in the snow and could not be traced out. It is an ideal trekking destination and paradise for bird watcher as many endangered specis are recorded including Trogopan. The scenic beauty of the snow clapped Miodia during winter is eye-catching. Miodia is 56 kms from Roing, the district head quarter of Lower Dibang Valley.Later return to Roing.

 Afternoon visit a Idu Mishmi village

The Idu Mishmi is a major sub-tribe of Mishmi group. Their brother’s tribes are namely the DIGARU-MISHMI (TARAONS) and the MIJU-MISHMI (KAMANS). The Idu Mishmi is one of the two major tribes of the area. The Idu Mishmis can be distinctively identified among other tribal groups of Arunachal Pradesh by their typical hairstyle, distinctive costumes and artistic patterns embedded on their clothes. People of sober nature still maintain deep-rooted aesthetic values in their day-to-day life with great pride and honour. The Idus have their distinct dialect, which falls under the Tibeto-Burman group of languages. Traditionally, Idus believe in animism. They worship several benevolent and malevolent spirits. Nani-Intaya and Masello Zino are worshipped as creators of mankind and universe as a whole. Mythological characters like SINE-RU a first IGU (Idu Priest) still holds high place and reverence in the minds of the people. The prints of his palm on the huge rocks at Athu Popu near Keyala Pass in Dibang Valley district on China border, is supreme and holy shrine.The Idus are expert craftsman. The Idu women, in particular, are very good weavers. Their great aesthetic sense is well reflected in the exquisite designs created on the clothes produced on handlooms. The Idu men are well apt in making beautiful basketry items of bamboo and cane.Overnight at guest house.

 Day 05: Roing / Tezu (110 kms, 4 hrs drive)

 Morning after breakfast departs for Tezu.                                Tezu: Tezu is a small town and the headquarters of Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh.

 The ancient inhabitant of this beautiful land of valley and rivers are the Mishmi tribes. This tribe still has a King and Queens residing in the district headquarters of Tezu. The Mishmi tribes have a rich tradition and customs dating back to the times of Mahabharata. It is said that Rukmini of Mahabharata was a Mishmi Damsel.

 Arrive and check in at the tourist lodge (Basic accommodation)

Afternoon visit a Mishmi tribal village                                      The Mishmi an ethnic tribe comprising of mainly three tribes: Idu Mishmi; Digaru (Taraon) Mishmi, and Miju (Kaman) Mishmi. The Mishmis occupy the north-eastern tip of the central Arunachal Pradesh in Upper and Lower Dibang Valley, Lohit and Anjaw Districts. The three sub-divisions of the tribe emerged due to the geographical distribution, racially all theses three sub tribes are of same origin but there are unnoticeable difference among theses sub-tribes, i.e. of ORIGIN and DIALECT.

 Overnight at tourist lodge.

 Day 06: Tezu / Chongkham/ Dibrugarh (270 kms, 6 hrs drive)

 Morning after breakfast departs for Dibrugarh.

 En route visit Parasuram Kunda:                                            Parasuram Kunda, a place of pilgrimage is situated in the bank of the river Lohit at about 24 Kms from Tezu. It is also known as 'Prabhu Kuthar', the origin of the 'Kunda' viz. Parasuram Kunda is associated with Parasuram's matricide. The history goes in brief that one day Renuka, mother of Parasuram went to Ganga for having bath and bringing water. But delay in bringing water made the Rishi Jamadagni, the husband of Renuka very angry as it was already getting late for the mid day worship. He asked the sons to kill her. None of his six sons except Parasuram could oblige. Parasuram chopped off the head of his mother indeference to the wishes of his father, but as a result of crime handle with his axe got struck to his hand. Jamadagni was very pleased with him for carrying out his order and asked Parasuram to have for boon.

 Parasuram pray for bringing his mother back to life, then enquired as to how to get rid of the crime of matricide. Jamadagni granted it and his mother got her life back and told Parasuram to visit " Brahma Kund" to wash off the sin. Parasuram came to the Brahma Kund, in Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh for holy dip in the kunda.  Religious people, saints come to this kund on Makarsakranti which falls on the 14th January every year.  The Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh extend all possible arrangement/help to those pilgrimage.

 Chongkham: There are several Buddha-Vihar locally called CHONG in the Khamtis area.  The world Peace Pagoda located in a river island at Chongkham is ideal for meditation in front of Buddha statues that surrounds in inner core of the Buddha-Vihar.

The Khamti Raja's Chong at Guna Nagar at Chongkham is famouse for relics of Gautama Buddha.  All the CHONGs and statues of Lord Buddha are made in the Thai-architectural style. There is no ban to visit these CHONGs.

 On the way you can visit another Khampti village. The Khamptis are traditionally owners of elephants, with which they work in the forests. They cut trees and the elephants pull them out of the forest.

 Arrive Dibrugarh and check in at hotel.Overnight at hotel

 Day 07: Dibrugarh Depart

 Morning after breakfast in time transfer to airport for the onward destination.

 Tour ends.

 Extension to Digboi and Jairampur

Day 01: Dibrugarh / Jairampur (180 Kms, 4 hrs drive)

 Morning after breakfast depart by car for Jairampur.

Jairampur: It is the headquarter of Jairampur sub-division. The famous and historic 'Stilwell Road' passing through this small town from Ledo, Assam, India to Kunming, Yunnan Province, China via Burma. The World War II cemetery of about 1,000 graves of Allied Soldiers is located 6 Km away from Jairampur at the Nampong road.

 

Afternoon visit:World War II Cemetery: The recently unearthed large Burial-ground with about 1,000 graves of allied soldiers believed to be mostly of Chinese, Kachins, Indian, British and Americans soldiers who died in Second World War is located at Stilwell Road ( Ledo Road ) in the Jairampur-Nampong road, 6 km from Jairampur town, 39 km from Ledo and 24 Km before reaching Pangsau Pass ( Hell Pass ), India - Burma (Myanmar) border. The hidden cemetery covered with thick jungles midst of the bank of Namchik River. The Army has cleared the area and found about 1,000 graves within an area of about three acre. The boundary was enclosed by concrete posts with entrance on three sides. The graves are arranged in five Lines and several rows with a large grave, possibly a mass burial in the centre. The bricks were from Ledo AR&T Co's brick fields, and others marked as B&C-119 and IR.N!C9 were being used.                      

 Overnight at guest house.

 Day 02: Jairampur / Digboi (130 Kms, 3 hrs drive)

 Morning after breakfast departs for Digboi.

 Digboi: Digboi is the cradle the two modern wonders of the world-- a hundred year old oil-field still producing and the world's oldest operating oil refinery. Digboi is situated in Tinsukia District, at a distance of about 30 kms from Tinsukia town and about 522 kms from Guwahati. Digboi is the first Asian place where oil was found in 1889 and oil has been commercially produced since 1901.

 Arrive and check in at the Refinery Guest House

 Afternoon visit:                                                                                                                                             Digboi Centenary Museum: The Digboi Centenary Museum is a life gesture of the centenary celebration of Digboi Refinery which showcases the history of oil exploration in Asia. The museum offers a rich collection of machines, visuals, scale-models and photographs. The museum was inaugurated on 4th January, 2002. The IOC (Indian Oil Corporation) authorities have taken much pain to put the entire place in order, just beside the historic Discovery Well No. 1, unbelievably, crude oil continues to stream out naturally within a corner of the museum complex.

 Digboi Centenary Environment Park: Another beautiful place of the town is The Digboi Centenary Environment Park, which is near the main entrance to the refinery. This park is a combination of nature's beauty and Mans' God's gifted brain skill. This Park covers an area of 40,000 sq mtrs, this area also covers mesmerizing natural ponds and waterfall. There are the honeymoon bridges from where one would never want to leave. The hanging bridge above the huge pond with the elegant site of a dozen ducks swimming in there make the park more than attractive for young people. The green grass and the blessed flowers in the park rejuvenate life to the elders too. Other attractions of the park are the four fiber glass boats, where visitors can avail of the facility to fulfill its desires for a carefree life.

Margherita: 14 kms east of Digboi, this is the centre of Tea Gardens, Plywood factories and coal mines. There are a number of coal mines and locomotive railway engines aging about 100 years.    Rest of the time free at leisure.                                           Overnight at Guest House.

Day 03: Digboi / Dibrugarh Depart (75 Kms, 1 ½ hrs drive)

 Morning after breakfast in time transfer to airport / railway station for the onward destination.

 Tour ends.

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Kaziranga Shillong Guwahati

Ex- Guwahati  Airport       

Duration – 5 Nights 6 Days

States – Assam  &  Meghalaya

Kaziranga 2N – Shillong 2N – Guwahati 1N           

Best Time To visit: October to May               

Day 01: Guwahati – Kaziranga National Park         

Meet and assist by our representative at the airport & transfer to Kaziranga National Park, the home of the “One Horned Rhinoceros” (280 kms, 5 hrs), Check in at your hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay will be at Kaziranga.                                                               

Day 02: Kaziranga National Park                   

Early morning explore any one zone of Kaziranga National Park on back of Elephant. Apart from the Rhino, other species found are Hog Deer, Swamp Deer, Wild Buffalo, Elephants and if you are lucky then tiger also. It is also home to pelicans, storks and darters as there are a number of water bodies inside the Park. We will return to the resort for breakfast. Afternoon we have arranged a jeep safari through the National Park. Evening come back to the hotel.     

Day 03: Kaziranga National Park Shillong

After breakfast proceed for Shillong, called ‘Scotland of the East” (270 kms 7 hrs). Enroute visit Umium Lake, a majestic placid lake with its surrounding sylvan hills. On arrival at Shillong, check in at your hotel. Back to the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Shillong.                                                                     

Day 04: Shillong – Cherrapunjee – Shillong

After early breakfast drive to Cherrapunjee (60 kms, 1½hrs), the wettest place in the world. You will see the beautiful waterfall known as Nohkalikai. You can also explore the caves known Mawsmai. Evening return to Shillong, en-route visit Elephanta falls and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views. Overnight stay will be at Shillong.                                                                                                      

Day 05: Shillong Sight Seeing – Guwahati           

After breakfast visit Don Bosco Monument & Ward’s Lake. After that drive to Guwahati (100 kms, 3 hrs). Arrive and check in at hotel. Enroute visit ‘Kalakshetra’, a place where Assamese history and culture presents through Light and sound show. Return to hotel. Overnight stay will be at Guwahti

Day 06: Guwahati

After breakfast visit Kamakhya Temple, etc. Transfer to Guwahati airport for onward journey.

Tour End.

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