Day 01: Arrive at Jorhat Airport - Majuli
Meeting and assistance on arrival at Jorhat Airport, our representative welcomes and escorts and would hand over the documents and brief the tour programme to you. Drive to Majuli (40km km / 1 hrs + 1 ½ ferry ride) by a private car and ferry. On arrival transfer to the hotel or Lodge, whilst the room keys and checks-in is organized. Majuli, 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 Dibrugarh.
Day 02: 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 making area and pottery workshops and watch master craftsmen at work. 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. From the beginning of their settlement in the island the people of Majuli have been facing the challenge of roaring force of nature like river Brahmaputra and have acquired the art of utilizing this mighty force of nature for their benefit. With the advent of Vaishnava saint of Assam the people have made their tiny island a Nerve Center of Assamese Religion, Art, Culture and Education and they have been preserving it as a living culture for the last five hundred years against all challenge of calamities - natural, political and social. This is a unique in this world and deserves recognition. Majuli for the past five centuries has been the cultural capital of Assam. The main depositories of cultural and spiritual heritage are the Sattras, which are just like Gurukul (hermitages) of yore. Here up to 400 celibates' stay for life preserving spiritual and cultural heritage, renouncing worldly desires. From the time of the great Vaishnavite renaissance of 14th and 15th century AD, under Srimanta Sankardeva, Srimanta Madhab Deva and other saints this island became the seat of Vaishnavite religion, art and culture. The famous Satriya Nritya (Dance) and Ankiya Bhaona (Traditional Drama) created by Sankardeva are now internationally acclaimed and nationally honoured. Majuli is equally famous for Tribal Folk Culture and Heritage. It is said to be the cradle of Missing and Deori cultures. The ancient Indian "GURU SISHYA PARAMPARA" system of education is prevalent only in the Satra Institutions of Majuli, Assam. The system confines the universal code, humanitarianism, the path of devotion, renunciation, truth, non-violence, well-being of the people, liberation from birth and death, under restrain, charity and compassion. The antique social customs of indigenous Assamese society are in practice only in the Sattras of Majuli in lineage system. In the sattra institutions of Majuli there is ample scope for learning every faculty required for leading a cleansing successful life. “Overmight in Majuli.
Day 03: Majuli – Kaziranga
Drive to next destination to Kaziranga National Park (160km/4hrs/2hrs in ferry). 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. Other attractions include the wild buffalo, magnificent swamp deer, hog deer, wild boar, Hoolak gibbon and Capped Langur etc. Among the birds, the Crested Serpent Eagle is common, also the Pallas Fishing eagle, Grey Headed Fishing Eagle, Crane, Great Adjutant Stork, Bengal Floricab, Bar Headed Goose, Whistling Teal and Pelican can be seen in the wild. Afternoon visit the Tea Garden and Adivashi tribal villages. “KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK“ was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1985. Overnight stay in Resort at Kaziranga.
Day 04: 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 05: Kaziranga - Jorhat Airport - Delhi / Major cities of India
Breakfast in hotel, drive to Jorhat (90km/2hrs) and transfer to Jorhat Airport towards Delhi/Major cities of India, service end.
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