North East Package

 

Day 01

blue-arrowGuwahati – Tezpur – Balipara (190 kms/5 hrs) -Agnigarh_Hill_Tezpur-thmb This morning, get ready for your vehicle comes and picks you up for the exciting journey across North East. Getting across the Brahmaputra via the Saraighat Bridge, head towards Tezpur, your first stop for the day. Situated on the north bank of the Brahmaputra, Tezpur is a beautiful and multifaceted city steeped in mythology and history. The city abounds in archaeological sites, hills, lakes and gardens. Go on a sightseeing tour of the city.
Visit the 6th century Da Parbatia temple, dedicated to Shiva during the Gupta dynasty rule. Little remains of the original temple except a beautifully carved doorway bearing the twin sculptures of Ganga and Jamuna. The Agnigarh, a beautiful park set on a hillock with wonderful vistas of Tezpur from its summit. The other historic temple in Tezpur is the Mahabhairav temple. The stone Shivling at this temple apparently grows over time and is currently the largest naturally occurring shivling in India. It is also believed that an underground passage exists from here to Agnigarh.
Later on in the afternoon, enroute to your hotel, visit a tea garden & factory at Balipara to see how tea is processed. Arrive and check into your hotel. Overnight at Balipara.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 02

blue-arrow Balipara – Kaziranga (100 kms/2 hrs) – Today early morning visit Nameri National Park for a 2-hour trek with guide inside the park. Kaziranga-thmbLocated on the banks of the Jia Bhoroli River and on the Assam-Arunachal border, it opened in Nov 1998 and is home to the white winged duck, Sambhar, Barking Deer, Hog Deer and Elephants. While the sighting of wild animals is difficult, the place has over 350 species of birds. Known to be a good place to sight the White-winged Wood Duck, you can view Ibisbill (uncommon), Ruddy Kingfisher, Wreathed hornbill, Long-billed Ringed Plover, Sultan Tit, and Yellow-bellied and White-throated Fantails. Traditionally known for its Golden Mahseer, the Bhorelli flows along the southern periphery of the Park. Its record on rod and line is a 24.5 kg (52lb) golden Mahseer! Return to your hotel for lunch.
After lunch, drive to Kaziranga National Park – a world heritage site and tiger reserve. Kaziranga National Park is a highly reputed wildlife protected area. It is the largest undisturbed representative area of Brahmaputra. Reputed to be a mini Africa in the Indian sub-continent, the Park has more than 70% of the world’s one-horned rhino population, 70% of the world population of the Eastern Swamp Deer and 75% of the world’s wild Asiatic water buffalo. It has a significant population of the Asian Elephant. Not only that but the Park has more than 483 species of birds, 18 of them are globally threatened species. Because of the varied habitat-types that the Park comprises of as also of the strict protection accorded to them birding in Kaziranga is very special.
Overnight at Kaziranga.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 03

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blue-arrow Kaziranga – Elephant and Jeep safaris- Depart on an early morning elephant ride in search of the rhino. Elephant safari is the most enjoyed safari to explore the wide varieties of wildlife in the Kaziranga National Park .The vast area covered by the Elephant Grass can be best viewed when you are on an elephant’s back. Here you get an opportunity to see herds of Indian Elephants, One-horned Rhinoceros and many other wild animals from a very close distance. Return to your lodge after the 2 hr (approx) safari for breakfast.
After breakfast, depart on a safari to Central range. The Bengal Florican can be seen during the safari in the Central Range. The nearby Panbari Reserved Forest is good for primates such as Hoollock Gibbon and Capped Langur and also woodland birds such as Yellow-vented Warbler, Great Hornbill, Dark-Necked Tailorbird, Grey-bellied and Slaty-bellied Tesias. If you are real lucky, you may even spot the elusive tiger on your safari.
In the afternoon, go on a village walk with guide. Return to your hotel. Overnight at Kaziranga.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04

blue-arrow Kaziranga – Mon (250 kms/7 hrs)- After breakfast, proceed to Mon. Home of the Konyaks, the town was established at the land of Chen and Mon villages. Situated at an shillong_1-thmbaltitude of 2,945 ft (898 m) above sea level, it is centrally located for the coronation of Anghs (chiefs).
The place has always evoked a sense of awe and wonder in the minds of people. Colourful life and culture are an integral part of the 16 officially recognized Naga tribes of Nagaland. These 16 tribes are different and unique in their customs and traditions. These customs and traditions are further translated into festivals which revolve around their agricultural cycle. Songs and dances form the soul of these festivals through which their oral history has been passed down the generations. Nature has been kind to the Nagas and their land.
In the afternoon, go for a walk through the Mon market. Point to remember is to ask for permission before you click a picture of Nagas.
Return to your guesthouse. Overnight at Mon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05

blue-arrow Mon- SHILLONG-thmbAfter breakfast, drive down to Shangnyu village. This village, ruled by the chief Angh, is a prominent village in Mon district. There is a wonderful wooden monument measuring 8 feet in height and 12 feet in breadth and is believed to be constructed by the heavenly angels. The Konyak warriors were basically headhunters. A plaque near the palace, proudly proclaims that the father of the current chief beheaded 36 enemies & during his reign 130 were beheaded by the village warriors. If you are lucky and brave hearted, you can check out the 480 skulls that have been gathered as war trophies over the period.
You can also visit a gun making workshop here. Wood is available in plenty in this thickly forested region. The barrels are made from all kinds of spare parts and they even make the bullets themselves.
After lunch, drive to Longwa village (41 kms), on the border of India and Burma. In this village one can also see the traditional form of making opium. The Longwa chief’s house is half on the Indian side of the border and half on the Burmese side. He also has some villagers living on the Burmese side of the border and the first real Burmese settlement is about 7 days walk away.
Return to your guest house. Enjoy evening at leisure. Overnight at Mon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06

blue-arrow Mon – Kaziranga National Park (250 kms/7 hrs)- This morning after breakfast, drive back to Kaziranga National Park. Arrive and check into your hotel. Enjoy this evening at leisure. Overnight at Kaziranga.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07

blue-arrow Kaziranga – Shillong (300 kms/7 hrs)- Today after breakfast proceed to the land of mountains and mist – Shillong. Termed as “Scotland of the East”, Shillong is situated at a guwahati-thmbheight of 5,000 feet on the plateau of gentle hills. Cool colonnades of tall pine trees clad with whispering green leaves glistening in the sun surround the city. On its bosom lie several lovely waterfalls – Spread Eagle falls, Elephant Falls, Beadon Falls etc. sprightly dancing down from their hilly heights.
Shillong with its veritable beauty spots like Ward’s Lake, the Lady Hydari Park with its mini zoo, and its 18-hole Golf Course, one of the oldest and best in the country, is a great tourist centre, attracting people from far and near. In the mini-zoo, various species of birds, such as, hornbills, pheasants, pelicans, and storks can be seen besides the animals like antelope, slow loris, clouded leopard, leopard cat, golden cat and golden langur.
Arrive and check into your hotel. Enjoy the evening free to explore this beautiful city. Overnight at Shillong.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08

blue-arrow Shillong – Cherrapunjee (56 kms/2.30 hrs)- This morning, after breakfast, depart for Cherrapunjee – the wettest place on the earth. This lovely town is also famous for its limestone caves and orange honey. Enroute visit Elephant Falls and Shillong Peak, which at 1965 m is the highest point in Meghalaya. On reaching Cherrapunjee visit Mawsmai Cave, Mawsmai Falls, Nohkalikai Falls, the fourth highest fall in the world, Thankarang Park from where you get a panoramic view of Bangladesh and Khrem falls.
Arrive and check into your hotel. Overnight at Cherrapunjee.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09

blue-arrow Cherrapunjee – Shillong (56 kms/2.30 hrs)- Breakfast at the hotel. Today go for a trek to the root bridge of Cherrapunjee with a local guide. The roots of a species of the Indian Rubber Tree are directed in the desired direction across the river, by passing them through hollowed out betel nut trees. These then take roots in the soil once they reach the desired destination. These bridges are so strong that they can carry the weight of 50 or more people at a time.
You have the option of visiting the single decker bridge or unique double decker bridge. Also known as the “Umshaing Double Decker Root Bridge”, this bridge is unique, a one of its kind in the entire world.
Evening drive back to Shillong. Overnight at Shillong.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08

blue-arrow Shillong – Cherrapunjee (56 kms/2.30 hrs)- This morning, after breakfast, depart for Cherrapunjee – the wettest place on the earth. This lovely town is also famous for its limestone caves and orange honey. Enroute visit Elephant Falls and Shillong Peak, which at 1965 m is the highest point in Meghalaya. On reaching Cherrapunjee visit Mawsmai Cave, Mawsmai Falls, Nohkalikai Falls, the fourth highest fall in the world, Thankarang Park from where you get a panoramic view of Bangladesh and Khrem falls.
Arrive and check into your hotel. Overnight at Cherrapunjee.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

blue-arrow Shillong – Guwahati (166 kms/5 hrs)- After breakfast, drive back to Guwahati. Enroute visit Kamakhya temple. Located on the Nilachal hill, the rock inscription on the tezpur-thmbeastern slope of this hill indicates 5th century AD, but temple construction activity on this hill was definitely of earlier origin.
Over history, a series of temples were built catering to different sects (i.e. Tantrik, Sakta and Saiva). At present only 9 old temples remain and all of these were reconstructed during the late medieval period. In recent times a few have been thoroughly restored. Five km of good motorable road from foot of hill leads to the present active and largely attended Kamakhya temple, altitude 180 m (last major reconstruction 1562, main chambers and ground plan akin to a fully developed North Indian temple). You can enter the sunken sanctum sanctorum (rock formation kept wet by an underground spring).
Later visit Sualkuchi silk village. Located 35km away from Guwahati on the northern bank of the river Brahmaputra, is the renowned silk-weaving centre Sualkuchi. Often known as the Manchester of the East, it is one of world’s largest weaving villages. Sualkuchi is famed for its ‘Muga’ silk, i.e the natural golden silk (not dyed) of Assam which is not produced anywhere else in the world.In the afternoon, go on a 1 hour long cruise on River Brahmaputra. The magnificent views, the majestic waters, all combine to make a fitting end to your tour and you will be dropped at your residence.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Time To Travel

Month : January , February , March , April , May , October , November , December

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