Day 01: Arrival Guwahati - Tezpur
Meeting and assistance on arrival at Guwahati Airport, our representative welcomes and escorts and would hand over the documents and brief the tour programme to you. Drive to Tezpur (190 km / 4 hrs) by a private car and transfer to the hotel, whilst the room keys and check-in is organized. Overnight in Tezpur.
Day 02: Tezpur – Dirang
After breakfast drive to Dirang (210 km / 6 hrs). Our drive to Dirang will be through high mountain terrains which forms the eastern Himalayas offering panoramic view. Evening visit the Dirang Dzong town and local market. Overnight in Dirang.
Day 03: Dirang – Sela Pass - Tawang
After breakfast go for a visit to Hot Water Spring in Dirang. Later check out of the hotel and drive to Tawang (140 km / 5 hrs). On the way cross Sela pass, it is a narrow pass in the mountainous regions of Arunachal Pradesh, at an elevation of 13700 ft above mean sea level and it signals our entry into the Tawang valley. After visit continue to drive to Tawang. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Later evening is free to explore the local market. Overnight at the hotel in Tawang.
Day 04: Tawang
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Tawang. Tawang Monastery, which is more than 350years old and panorama background, is eye catching. It is inhabited by about 400 Monks who belongs to the Gelupa sect of the Mahayana school of Buddhism. And also visit oldest Ani Gompa (Nunneries) is the Brahma Dungchung Ani Gompa located about twelve kilometer from Tawang commissioned Karchen Veshi Gelek in 1595 AD. The Gyanganga Ani Gompa is about five kilometer from Tawang and has more than hundreds Nun living there. Afternoon visit Urgelling Monastry this is also associated with the birth of the sixth Dalai Lama, Tawang Museum , Sale Emporium and War Memorial of 1962 war between India and China . Evening free for shopping at local market. Overnight in Tawang
Day 05: Tawang – Bomdila
After breakfast, transfer to Bomdila (180 km / 6 hrs) today; located at an altitude of 8000 ft. Check into hotel on arrival. Time permitting sightseeing of Bomdila town includes visit to Gompas (monastery) and market. overnight in Bomdila.
Day 06: Bomdila
After breakfast drive to Tongri village, where we can explore the Serdukpen tribes. Serdukpen people built the house without using the Neil and they have their own language, tradition, culture, custom and ornament. Again we can visit Chilipam village, which is very popular for the serdukpen Monastry. Evening return to Bomdila for overnight.
Day 07: Bomdila – Itanagar
Today after breakfast we check out form the hotel and then drive to Itanagar(280 km / 7 hrs). On arrival check into hotel. Evening free and relaxation. Return back to hotel. Overnight in Itanagar.
Day 08: Itanagar – Ziro
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of archeological remain of this med review capital comprises of two brick wall ramparts, State Museum, Emporium and local Market. Lunch and drive to Ziro (180 km / 5 hrs), Enroute visit Nyishi villages on the way. On arrival, check into hotel. Overnight in Ziro.
Day 09: Ziro
After breakfast, start the sightseeing and photography tour by visiting Apatani villages . Ziro is one of the most traditional areas in Arunachal Pradesh. The uniqueness of Apatani tribe is tattooing on women face and its nose plug. Here we get a close look at the art of bamboo, cane and weaving. Apatanis are also believed in Donyi-Polo i.e. Sun and the moon as a god and Goddess. Apatani’s have traditional altar in front of house made up of bamboo and leave which is protection from evils and prosperous of family. In the evening, visit the local markets for shopping. Overnight in Ziro.
Day 10: Ziro – Daporijo
After breakfast, check out and drive to Daporijo (160 km / 6 hrs). On arrival, visit the Nyishi and Tagin tribes’ villages. These are the main tribes of this area. We will be spending the night in a typical Nyishi tribal village. Overnight in Daporijo.
Day 11: Daporijo – Aalo
After breakfast, drive to Aalo (180 km / 6 hrs). On the way, visit ‘Galo’ villages. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for relaxation. In the evening visit the local markets. Overnight in Aalo.
Day 12: Aalo
After breakfast, take your whole day will be in Aalo, visiting villages of the Galo like Kabu, Podha, Paya and Jirdin etc. Take a walk from Kabu village to Paya village – a very scenic walk along the River yango. Galo people built a house on the stone with using nail and use of bamboo, wood, rope and leaf. Evening vist local market where tribal women sell vegetable, ornament and traditional dress etc. These tribes are also believed and pray to Donyi-Polo i.e. Sun & Moon, which are a God and Goddess. Overnight at Aalo.
Day 13: Aalo - Pasighat
Today drive to Pasighat (120km/4hrs). We travel by splendid jungle landscape full sumptuous vegetation with on the context the hum of the jungle. Perhaps we see also the mithun, semi-wild animal, a holy animal for the peoples of Arunachal, what them does not prevent at each festival at least slaughter of mithun. Mithun is a symbol of states animal. Overnight at Pasighat.
Day 14: Pashigat
Breakfast at hotel, we explore whole day the Adi-Miyong tribal villages. These tribes are also believed and pray to Donyi-Polo i.e. Sun & Moon, which are a God and Goddess. Their houses, language, dress, ornament and living system is different from rest of the people. These are splendid villages with large houses of bamboo. The older men have frequently still traditional head with full feathers hang those were used at the time of war sheathing. On the local market of Pasighat you find all kinds of unknown vegetable and fruit types and also naga-peper, hottest pepper in the world! Overnight at Pasighat.
Day 15: Pasighat – Dibrugarh
After Morning breakfast, depart for Dibrugarh (190 km / 4 hrs + 1 hrs by ferry ride) in Assam. Visit more beautiful villages along the way. Today we will take a ferry across the mighty Brahmaputra River to reach Dibrugarh. Dibrugarh is known as the tea capital of Assam because of the numerous tea estates that surrounds this town. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Later if time permits, visit the local market. Overnight in Dibrugarh.
Day 16: Dibrugarh - Mon
After Morning breakfast, depart for Mon (160 km / 5hrs) in Nagaland. Mon is located at an altitude of 897.64 meters above sea level is the land of Konyak Naga tribe, they were one of the great warriors among Nagas. They wear traditional dresses with feathered headgear and have tattooed faces. Enroute visit Wakching, a typical Konyak tribal village. Overnight in Dibrugarh.
Day 17: Mon – Shangnyu – Mon
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of typical Konyak tribal villages, Shangnyu. Shangyu was ruled by the chief Angh (Angh means Village King), and one of the prominent villages of the Mon District. There is a wonderful wooden monument measuring 8 feet in height and 12 feet breadth which is believed to be constructed by heavenly angels. The carvings of human beings and other creatures are engraved on this monument. Today, you can also visit the Konyak Murungs, where one can still see the collection of human skulls. Konyaks were head hunters in the olden days and used to keep the enemies head as a trophy. After returning from Shangnyu village visit Mon Village, here also you will find tattooed Konyaks.
Day 18: Mon – Mokokchung
After breakfast, drive for Mokokchung (240 km / 8 hrs), Mokokchung is a District headquarter and located at an altitude of 1325 meters above sea level; this picturesque town is the cultural center of the Ao Naga tribe. The Ao Nagas is famous for their colourful dances. According to legend, the early Aos settled here first after coming from Chungliyimti. Evening free at leisure. Overnight in Mokokchung.
Day 19: Mokokchung - Kohima
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Longkhum village - a vanguard village of the days of head hunting is situated at an altitude of 1846 metres and is 17km from the Mokokchung town. The Aos have a belief that Longkhum is the resting place for the dead on their onward journey to paradise. Afternoon visit Ungma village – which is one of the biggest Ao village. After lunch, depart for Kohima (160 km / 5 hrs). Kohima is the capital of Nagaland and also the hill station which is situated at an altitude of 1444 meters above sea level. Wokha is the land of Lotha Naga tribe; visit Longsa Village, which is inhabited by the Lotha tribe. Here Longzu (monoliths) are erected that remind of the merits of their ancestors, continue drive to Kohima. Overnight in Kohima.
Day 20: Kohima
After morning breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Khonoma village, an Angami tribal village, about 20 kms. Towards the west of Kohima. The Khonoma village has its own traditions of valor and courage. The history reveals that Khonoma provided protection to several villages in good old days. The village gate tells the story of the British infiltration into Naga Hills. Afternoon visit state Museum treasures rare collection of articles of different tribes which speak about the history and tradition of the Nagas. The war cemetery contains graves of the 1200 British and Indian Soldiers who died in 1944 in the Battle of Kohima in World War Two. This was the beginning of what the Japanese thought would be their defeat of India. However, this 64-day battle proved to be a turning point as it was the first defeat of the Japanese by the British. The Naga people aided the British and Indian soldiers in any way they could to ensure defeat, such as acting as guides to the land, porters and combatants. Evening visit local market where Naga women selling different types of local vegetables, fruits, eatable reptiles etc. Overnight in Kohima.
Day 21: Kohima – Majuli
Early breakfast, start for journey to Majuli (220 km / 6 hrs + 1 ½ hrs ferry ride), the world`s largest river island, increasingly threatened by climate change. Short ferry ride across the mighty Brahmaputra River to Majuli. One of the world’s largest river islands, Majuli Island is located in the Brahmaputra River and runs for 80km from east to west and 15km north to south and a total area of 875 sq km. It used to be much bigger than this but has decreased as a result of erosion from the river. The island has a population of 150,000 and there are 243 villages. With a natural and cultural heritage site with water bodies covering most of the areas, Majuli attracts a wide range of birds. Aside from the rice field landscapes, fish traps and water meadows, the local Mising, Deori and Assamise tribes and Satras make the island a fascinating place. Overnight in Majuli.
Day 22: Majuli
After morning breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Majuli – visit the island’s ancient satras (rare Hindu Vaishnavite monasteries worshipping Lord Vishnu). Pop into the local mask shops and pottery workshops and watch master craftsmen at work. Bikes can be hired and a bike ride is a good way of exploring the island. There are just under 30 Satras in Majuli and each Satra acts as a cultural activity centre for its region in festivals and occasions. Formed by the Assamese philosopher, Sankardev , the religion is based on the caste system and idol worship. Dance and play-acting of scenes from the holy Hindu scripture (Bhagavad Gita) have an important role. Pottery in Majuli is also very famous because it is made from beaten clay that is burnt in ovens fired with driftwood. Overmight in Majuli.
Day 23: Majuli – Kaziranga
This day we will drive to next destination to Kaziranga National Park (120 km / 3 hrs + 1 ½ hrs ferry ride.) This Park is located on the South bank of the Brahmaputra and cover the area of 340 sq kms; it is Home of Great Indian One horn Rhinoceros. Tigers are of also present in sizable numbers. Afternoon visit the Tea Garden and Adivashi tribal village. Overnight in Kaziranga.
Day 24: Kaziranga National Park
Full day inside the National park for game viewing to watch the great Indian one horn Rhino. Early morning Elephant ride. After morning breakfast Jeep Safari in Central Zone. Afternoon again Jeep Safari in Western Zone. Overnight in Kaziranga.
Day 25: Kaziranga – Jorhat Airport – Delhi/Major Cities of India
Breakfast in hotel and drive to Jorhat Airport (100km/2½ hrs) towards Delhi / major cities of India, tour end.
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