Pioneer Festival Place: Aalo and Namsai
Travel Duration: 17 Days
Date: 1st April – 17 April
01st April – Day 01: Arrival at Dibrugarh Airport – Dibrugarh City
Meeting and assistance on arrival at Dibrugarh Airport. Dibrugarh is known as the tea capital of Assam because of the numerous tea estates that surrounds this town. Drive to Dibrugarh city (18km / ½ hrs) by a private car and transfer to the hotel, whilst the room keys and check-in is organized. If time permits visit Assam Tea Garden. Overnight in Dibrugarh.
02nd April – Day 02: Dibrugarh – Pasighat
After breakfast, we will drive to Pasighat (210km/5hrs &1hrs in Ferry). Enroute cross one of the biggest rivers in the world - the Brahmaputra by ferry is a unique experience as we can only gauge the vastness of the river once we are on the ferry. Our destination across the river is the town of Pasighat. Overnight in Pasighat.
03rd April – Day 03: Pasighat
After breakfast, we explore the Adi-Miyong and Adi-Bori tribal villages. These tribes are also believed and pray to Donyi-Polo i.e. Sun & Moon, which are a God and Goddess. Their house, language, dress, ornament and living system is different from rest of the people. In the surroundings of Pasighat we visit some Mismhi villages. 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 in Pasighat.
04th April – Day 04: Pasighat – Aalo
Today drive to Aalo (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. Afternoon take you to visiting villages of the Galo like Kabu, Podha and Paya 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. Overnight in Aalo.
05th April – Day 05: Aalo (Mopin Festival of Galo Tribes)
The main festival of the Galo tribes, Mopin Festival is the annual festival. During this festival, the Doyni Polo (i.e. Sun & Moon) which are a god and goddess. Without this worship cannot receive her blessings are. The worship of Doyni Polo is a costly affair. During the festival there are many Millet beers, local rice beer, being 3/4 months preparing for the festival. The preparations and arrangements of the festival take place according to a particular calendar. After early breakfast drive to Festival celebrating Ground for inaugural ceremony and traditional folk dance and song, every one wearing traditional dress, ornament etc, rituals of Mithun, Pig and chicken sacrifices to God for welfare for the society as well as for good cultivation infront of the Altar. Overnight in Aalo.
06th April – Day 06: Aalo – Daporijo
In the morning we will drive to Daporija (170km/6hrs) which is a small town to see a very interesting and colorful tribe called the Tagin and Hill Miri tribes. On the way you will visit Maro, Tipi, Bagra and more Galos villages. They have their own culture and tradition. Overnight in Daporijo.
07th April – Day 07: Daporijo – Ziro
Today drive by a green tropical landscape to Ziro (170km/6hrs). Enroute we visit some Hill Miri villages. Sometimes there old bamboo bridges must become crossed to reach the villages. The women of the Hill Miri carry large round ear bels. Ziro has located at the altitude of 5700 feet; Ziro is situated in a valley Plateau enclosed by hills covered with dense alpine forests. The culture of the Apatani differs rather from the other tribes in Arunachal Pradesh. The Apatani to believe that they descend directly of Abotani, first people. There it’s such a 25,000 Apatani. Overnight in Ziro
08th April – Day 08: Ziro
Full day explore Apatani tribal villages, like Hong - Dutta – Hija – Bulla -Hari etc. 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 have traditional altar in front of house made up of bamboo and leave. Overnight in Ziro.
09th April – Day 09: Ziro – Itanagar
After breakfast, drive to Itanagar (180km/5hrs), the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. After check in Hotel and lunch we visit the state museum that has a very interesting tribal section - their lifestyles, social customs, dances and handicrafts and local market. Enroute visits various tribal villages of Nyishi tribe. Ziro is situated in a valley Plateau enclosed by hills covered with dense alpine forests. Overnight in Itanagar.
10th April – Day 10: Itanagar – Kaziranga
This day we will drive to next destination to Kaziranga National Park (240km/6hrs). 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. Overnight in Kaziranga.
11th April – Day 11: 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.
12th April – Day 12: Kaziranga – Majuli
After morning breakfast drive to Majuli (170km/4hrs & 2hrs in ferry). Enroute cross the mighty river Brhamaputra by ferry to reach Majuli. Majuli, the world largest in habitant river island .This Island cover the area of more than 800 sq. km. situated in the north east part of India (Assam),famous for culture of Assamese and the tribes like , Mishing, Deori, Kachari. It is a place of migratory birds, ideal place for bird watching, angling, boating, cycling and picnic. In Majuli, there are 22 satras (monasteries) in Majuli. Evening Cycling around the Majuli. Overnight in Majul
13th April – Day 13: Majuli
Majuli, the biggest river island, laps Kamalabari Satra and Auniati Satra, centers of Vaishnavite culture. Full day explore the Satras. Afternoon visit Deori and Mishing tribal villages of their own Tradition, custom and their living style. Overnight in Majuli.
14th April – Day 14: Majuli – Namsai
Morning drives to Namsai (280km/6hrs & 2hrs in ferry).Enroute again cross the mighty river Brhamaputra by ferry. Overnight in Namsai.
15th April – Day 15: Namsai (Sangken Festival of Khamtis and Singphoo Tribes)
Sangken Festival is main festival of Khamtis and Singphoo tribes, Sangken Festival is the annual festival. This festival is celebrated by the villagers with full enthusiastic. Whole day we enjoy this festival. Overnight in Namsai.
16th April – Day 16: Namsai – Dibrugarh
After morning breakfast drive to Dibrugarh (130km/3hrs), which was an old capital of Assam. Check in Hotel and relax. Evening visit the Brahmaputra River view and shopping in local market. Overnight in Dibrugarh.
17th April – Day 17: Dibrugarh – Delhi / Major Cities of India
Transfer to Airport (18km/ ½ hrs) towards Delhi / Major Cities of India, tour end.
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