Day 01: Arrive at Dibrugarh Airport – Namsai
Meeting and assistance on arrival at Dibrugarh Airport, our representative welcomes and escorts would brief the tour programme to you. Drive to next destination to Namsai (150km/3hrs). Namsai is a district headquarters and also called the land of Golden Pagoda. Overnight at Namsai.
Day 02: Namsai
After breakfast seightseeing in Namsai. Namsai is famous for several Buddhist Viharas in the Khampti settlement area locally called ‘Chong’. The Chong of Namsai and Manmao are major centres of sect in the State. Namsai Reserve Forest has both tropical and sub-tropical characteristics with dense green vegetation and a wide variety of flora and fauna. The natural beauty and biodiversity of Piyong Reserve forest is worth visiting. Overnight at Namsai.
Day 03: Namsai – Tezu – Namsai
After breakfast drive to Tezu to take a sightseeing tour of Digaru Mishmi and Singpoo tribal villages. Afternoon visit District Museum and Government Sale Emporium and Tibetian Refugee camp and local Market in Tezu. Evening back to Namsai. Overnight at Namsai.
Day 04: Namsai – Parsuramkund – Roing
After breakfast seightseeing in Parsuramkund which is a popular Hindu Pilgrimage site. This holy kund is situated within the Kamlang Reserve Forest area and is surrounded by dense forest of Ruddhraksha trees which is considered sacred to Hindus. It is a sacred place where according to Kalika Purana, Srimat Bhagawata and the Mahabharata, sage Parasuram (one of Lord Vishnu’s incarnations) took a dip in the waters of Lohit at Brahma Kund to cleanse his sin (he had killed his mother on the instruction of his father). Every year on Makar Sankranti (first day of the month Magh) thousands of pilgrims converge here to take a dip in the water to wash away their sins. A fair (mela) is held during this period. After lunch drive to Roing in Lower Dibang Valley District. Overnight at Roing.
Day 05: Roing
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Idu Mishmi tribal villages like Abango, Kuruno and Abali. Idu Mishmi are known for maintaining an admirable sense of social bonding and unity among its members through their characteristic socio-religious rituals in daily life, yet providing the individual adequate freedom to integrate aspects of material progress in their life-style. Moreover, visit Adi-Padam tribal villages. Evening visit the local market. Overnight at Roing.
Day 06: Roing – Dibrugarh
After Morning breakfast, depart for Dibrugarh in Assam. Today we will drive longest bridge in Asia over mighty Brahmaputra River to reach Dibrugarh. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. visit the local market. Overnight at Dibrugarh.
Day 07: Dibrugarh – Nampakhe – Dibrugarh
After early breakfast drive to Namphake Village. Visit to the Buddhist Monastery and the village. An exotic destination four kilometers away from Naharkatia (65 kms from Dibrugarh) town in Assam. Spread three-odd kilometers along the bank of the Dihing, a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra, the picturesque village has an enticing old-world charm. It is the largest of the Tai-Phake villages in Assam, boasting 70 odd families, which trace their ancestry to the great Tai race. The village folk speak a dialect similar to the language in Thailand and still follow the traditional customs and dress code of the great Tai race. The hamlet is also home to the Namphake Buddhist Monastery, one of the oldest and most respected Buddhist Monasteries in Assam. The villagers live in ‘chang ghars’ – bamboo and wood houses built on raised platforms and are mostly engaged in agriculture. Evening back to Dibrugarh. Overnight in Dibrugarh.
THE THAI (OR TAI CONNECTIONS)
Throughout Asian History, ethnic politics inevitably set forth images of conflicts between indigenous peoples and the larger migrant group. One such dominant migrant ethnic group, which is found across South, Southeast Asia and China, is the Tais. The Ahoms are an important branch of the Tai people. The Tai-Ahoms entered the Brahmaputra valley from the east (from Moung Mao in China through the Shan states of Burma) in the early part of the thirteenth century. They established a small kingdom in the easternmost corner having conquered the Morans and the Borahis, two small Mongoloid tribes of that area. By the first half of the sixteenth century, the kingdom had grown in size and number after the conquest of many indigenous communities like the Chutiya kingdom on the northeast, that of the Kacharis in the southwest and the Bhuyan chiefs in the west and northwest. In the seventeenth century, the kingdom was further enlarged by the annexation of Kamrupa - the south most part of the Assam valley. As the Tai-Ahoms came from Muong Mao during first part of the thirteenth century, they might have brought to the Brahmaputra valley a Tai language spoken in the Muong Mao region of the present-day Dehong Dai-Jingpow Autonomous Prefecture in Yunan, China and the nearby areas inside Myanmar. Initially, it was probably advantageous for Siukha-pha (the first Tai migrant to the Assam Valley who later became its ruler) and his followers to keep the Tai language alive, speaking both the Tai & the Assamese languages. The Phakial speakers are scattered in different villages situated on the bank of the river Buridihing. They are Buddhist in religion and this is why they could maintain their separate identity socially and culturally within the sea of Hinduism. Though the Phakials are small in population, they are still maintaining their own individualities, their gorgeous and typical multi colored costumes, the Phakial language, their customs and tradition. It has its own separate scripts and has also preserved in a few manuscripts, which are mainly religious scriptures. These manuscripts are written in Tai-scripts, which are preserved in their village Vihars. Evening back to Dibrugarh. Overnight at Dibrugarh.
Day 08: Dibrugarh – Delhi / Major cities of India
After breakfast and transfer to Guwahati Airport towards Delhi / Major Cities of India. Tour End
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