The park consists of western, central and eastern ranges, with the central range doubling as the venue for early-morning elephant safaris.
DAY 1 – GUWAHATI -NAMERI -220KMWe will start early and cross the Brahmaputra River and ride on to Nameri via Tezpur. DAY 2 – NAMERI – DHIRANG – 165KM We will enter Arunachal Pradesh today. As soon as we cross Bhalukpong, the border town of Arunachal Pradesh, the topography changes. DAY 3- DHIRANG – SELA PASS – TAWANG – 145KMWe will start early and hope to cross the 13,700 ftSela Pass as early as possible. There might be some snow on the pass and the going will be slow. DAY 4- TAWANG – P.T.TSOLAKE – TAWANG - 65KMTake a look at the beautiful 400 years old Tawang Monastery, which is supposed to be the second largest Monastery after the Potala Palace in Tibet. HH the Dalai Lama took refuge in this Monastery when he fled Tibet.DAY 5 – TAWANG – BOMDILA – 180KMWe will be riding downhill, but the going will be slow because there will sure be some landslides along the way. DAY 6 - BOMDILA –NAMERI – 120KMWe will be staying over at the Nameri Eco Camp again.DAY 7 – NAMERI – KAZIRANGA (130KM)You might want to go in for a beautiful Nature Walk at Nameri early morning and also drift down the river on a raft before lunch. We will leave for Kaziranga after launch. We will be reaching Kaziranga National Park in the afternoon. We will be staying at an Eco camp set in the middle of a small tea plantation.DAY 8 – KAZIRANGA – JORHAT (100 KMS)At the crack of dawn, you can go in for an elephant safari. The safari lasts for about 1 hour and you can see the animalsupclose. DAY 9 – JORHAT– MON (200 KMS APPROX.)We will ride on good roads for most of the way except the last 45 kms. We will enter Nagaland and into the area of the headhunting warriors today. DAY 10 - MONMon is the headquarters of the Konyak Naga, the most feared of all the warriors of the Naga tribes. We will travel about 45 kilometers today to a village called Lungwa which shares its borders with Myanmar.DAY 11 – MON –MOKOKCHUNG (180 KMS)today we will be going offroad. We will take the dusty backroads to Mokokchung. This road passes through some small villages and coal mines and the roads have been destroyed by the coal trucks. You will hardly meet anyone on the way except for some small tea stalls and maybe some elephants engaged in logging.DAY 12 –MOKOKCHUNG – KOHIMA (180 KMS)We will start early and initially ride on some very well laid road and suddenly take a diversion that is completely offroad. DAY 14 –KOHIMA – KHONOMA – PEREN – DIMAPUR (150KMS)Well….another day of offroading. We will visit the historical village of Khonoma along the way. The people of this village had fought against the British army a century back and then against the invading Japanese army during WW II. The roads are bad but the views are awesome. DAY 15 –DIMAPUR – GUWAHATI/ NONGPOH(300KMS APROX)The home run. We will take a backroad from Dimapur to Guwahati (or Nongpoh)
• BagdograArrive in Bagdogra followed by journey to your homestay in South Sikkim with Bhutanese family. Over the next few days, experience the Bhutanese cooking, dances and folk songs, hikes to Meynam wildlife sanctuary which is home of deer, fox and rare red Panda. Know about the traditional tribal religions, and participate in daily chores of the Bhutanese people which include farming and local crafts. • The days with Limbu tribeDrive down to your next destination in west Sikkim to live with Limbu tribal family. West Sikkim is home of Limbu, Lepcha and Nepali people. Spend time in the lap of mighty Kangchenjunga Mountain with us knowing the local folk tales. See traditional ways of organic farming and bee keeping. Know about how traditional animists live in harmony with Buddhism and visit some of these tribal families in their houses. • Guwahati and KazirangaToday we depart for Bagdogra followed by onward journey to Guwahati. After spending a night in Guwahati, we depart for Kaziranga national park that has done commendable work in preservation of Indian Rhinoceros. Go for elephant safari in habitats of Indian Rhino and water buffalo. Experience the jeep safari with focus on birding, their nesting patterns. On the second day, go for boat ride in Brahmaputra river and see the landscape of rural Assam along the river and life of locals. • Row to MajuliDepart for Jorhat followed by boat ride to Majuli Island. It is the largest river island in the world that is threatened by erosion due to annual flooding. Majuli Island is the home to Vaishnavism and has numerous Folk Tales around its Mising tribes, villages and monasteries. Over the next few days, spend time with us as we narrate stories of the local culture. Spend time with local tribes of remote far flung villages to experience their life first hand. • DepartureOnward journey via Jorhat airport Optional – If you are arriving via Kolkata, spend few days with us indulging in the Bengali culture and colonial heritage of the city. Write to us to include Kolkata in your experience Highlights: • Interaction with local Tribe • Witness the Architechture • Visit Kaziranga National Park Stay: • All accommodations in homestay with local families – clean and safe Meals: • Dinner on day 1 • All meals from day 2 to day 6 and day 8 to day 13 • Breakfast on day 7 and day 14
Day 1:We will pick you up at your hotel in Guwahati by 7 AM and leave for Cherrapungee (approx. 5 hours). En-route visit the Mawsmai Caves and the Khasi Monoliths. The Mawsmai Caves are part of the longest cave system in India. The Khasi Monoliths are of pre-historic origin and find similarity with those found in France and other parts of Europe. Reach Cherrapungee around 6 PM for dinner and overnight stay.Day 2:Leave your hotel after breakfast for the Living Root Bridges. These natural double-decker bridges are unique sights to behold. The bridges are tangles of massive thick roots intermingled to form a bridge that can hold good number of people at the same time. Some of the root bridges are over 100 feet long and incredibly strong and can take 10 to 15 years to grow fully. Return to the hotel in Cherrapunjee for dinner and overnight stay.Day 3:Leave your hotel early morning after breakfast for Kaziranga National Park. On the way visit Thangkharang Park that is home to a large number of rare and exotic orchids. From high elevations en-route have a panoramic view of the plains of Bangladesh. Check-in at your hotel in Kaziranga and enjoy your dinner and overnight stay.Day 4:After breakfast take an exhilarating jeep safari in the Kaziranga National Park. Return to your hotel for lunch and get some rest. The park is home to two-thirds of theone-horned rhinoceroses in the world. Kaziranga National Park also boasts of the highest density of tigers in India. Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hot-spot, the park combines high species diversity and visibility. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.Day 5:After breakfast leave for a tea garden. See the plucking and processing of tea leaves. Enjoy a special lunch in the tea garden. Return to Guwahati and check in to the hotel in Guwahati. In the evening, stroll through the colourful bazaars of Guwahati. Dinner at a hotel overlooking the mighty River Brahamputra. Stay overnight at the hotel.Day 6:After breakfast take a cruise on River Brahmaputra. Return to your hotel for lunch. In the afternoon visit the Kamakhya Devi Mandirsituated on a hill and Shankar Mahadev Mandir. In the evening see a Bollywood film in a theatre. After the tour is concluded, we will take you to your hotel Guwahati.
Itinerary:Day 01 : Guwahati - Shillong Arrive Guwahati and drive to Shillong (140 kms / 4 hrs drive approx) en route Barapani (Umium lake) and after refreshment if time permits evening roam the Shillong famous Police Bazar on foot. Overnight in Shillong.
Day 02 : Shillong - Cherrapunjee - Shillong After breakfast you will be traveling to Cherrapunjee (60 kms/ 02 hrs approx one way) – the wettest place on the earth. En route visit the famous Elephant Falls and Shillong Peak - to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Shillong city. At Cherrapunjee visit – Mawsmai Cave, Nohkalikai Falls. After lunch at Cherrapunjee, visit Thankarang Park, Koh Ramhah. Drive back to Shillong for overnight Hotel.
Day 03 : Shillong - Mawlynnong - Shillong After early breakfast drive to Mawlynnong (110 kms/3 ½ hrs drive) Visit the Living Root Bridge. It is a 53 ft long bridge. Locally known as 'Jingkieng Deingjri' which means 'bridge of the rubber tree,' this bridge is remarkable in that it is more than a 100 years old. Then drive to Dawki (India – Bangladesh Border). Late afternoon drive back to Shillong. Overnight in Shillong.
Day 04 : Shillong - Kaziranga Today after breakfast we drive to Kaziranga (290 Kms / 07hrs drives approx). Check in Hotel. Overnight in Kaziranga.
Kaziranga National ParkIn the heart of Assam, covering an area of 430 sq-kms, is inhabited by the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds. In 1985, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its unique natural environment.
Day 05 : Kaziranga National Park - GuwahatiAfter breakfast enjoy the Park on the back of Elephant, return back to lodge for breakfast and later proceed for a jeep safari in the Westral/Central range of the park to explore more inside the jungle. Afternoon drive to Guwahati (240 Kms/05 hrs drive approx). overnight at Guwahati.
Day 06 : Guwahati DepartureAfter breakfast visit Kamakhya Temple, Tirupathi, Umananda Temple, Bhimashankar Temple, Peacock Island
02:30 pm transfer to
Guwahati airport for onward journey.
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