Pioneer Festival Place: Roing, Daporijo & Tezu
Travel Duration: 19 Days
Date: 30th January – 17th February
30th January - Day 01: Arrival at Dibrugarh Airport – Dibrugarh City
Arrive at Dibrugarh Airport, Dibrugarh located near to the Brahmaputra River in Assam. After a welcome ceremony by Boni Tour and Travels Representative and drive to hotel (18km / ½hrs). Dibrugarh is a small province borough has been laid among the tea plantations. It has a small colored fair. Overnight at Dibrugarh.
31st January - Day 02: Dibrugarh – Roing
We drive to Roing (190km/5hrs & 1hrs in ferry). Enroute to the Brahmaputra River and cross with ferry on Brahmaputra. This excursion can some hours last. The car to go along on the ferry. Then we drive direction Arunachal Pradesh. Underway we visit the village of the Adi Padam tribe. Direction Roing is the Idu Mishmi the most important occupants of the area. They inhabit in Lower Dibang Valley district. They descend from way back Mongolia and pronounce tibetan/Birmeese language. They believe god and goddess in nature and suggest god is Nani Intya. The Idu Mishmi stand confessed because of the maintenance of an admirable social entity under their members by their characteristic socio-religious rituals in daily living. At noon we experience the preparations to the Reh festival groung. Overnight at Roing.
01st February - Day 03: Roing “Reh Festival” (Reh Festival of Idu Mishmi Tribes)
After breakfast, drive to Rekho, the main venue to attend the inaugural ceremony of Reh Festival of Idu Mishmi and enjoy traditional ritual and folk dance. The most important festival of the Idu Mishmi tribes is the annual Reh festival. During this festival the Nani Intya are honoured. Without this worship its benedictions cannot receive to become. Honouring Nani Intya is a precious matter. Overnight at Roing.
02nd February - Day 04: Roing – Pasighat
In the morning, drive to Pasighat (180km/4hrs & 1hrs in Ferry). Afternoon visit the Adi Miyong tribal villages like Mirak, Nipit etc. In the villages themselves frequently sees you women to the work with looms. On the small market in Pasighat you find all kinds of unknown vegetable and fruit types and also naga-peper, hottest pepper in the world. Overnight at Pasighat.
03rd February - Day 05: 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. The Galo stand splendidly confessed for their waved traditional attire. In the surroundings of the borough Aalo you find a number of beautiful Galo villages. Undoubtedly you are invited room stoked rising twine or drink rice beer. Along themself is a small province borough. 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 Aalo
4th February - Day 06: 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.
5th February - Day 07: Aalo – Daporijo
Morning drive to Daporijo (170km/6hrs). Enroute we visit some villages, mainly of the Galo tribe which this region is populated. Daporijo is Nyishi and Tagin tribes, the most important occupants of the area. They inhabit in upper subansiri district. They descend from way back Mongoliad races. They believe god and goddess in nature and suggest god is Doyni – Polo (Sun – Moon). The Nyishi and Tagin stand confessed because of the maintenance of an admirable social entity under their members by their characteristic socio-religious rituals in daily living. At noon we experience the preparations to the Boori Boot Yulo festival groung. Overnight at Daporijo.
6th February - Day 08: Daporijo “Boori Boot Yulo Festival” (Boori Boot Yulo Festival of Nyishi Tribes)
Festivals form an essential aspect of socio-cultural life of the people of Arunachal Pradesh. As a matter of fact festivals of Arunachal Pradesh reflect the real culture and tradition of the people of the State. Every social community of this State celebrates number of festivals. The festivals of Arunachal Pradesh are generally - agricultural, religious and socio-cultural, which give them plentiful opportunity to enjoy and entertain freely. The festivals are the occasions for people to relax, to enjoy, dancing and eating and drinking. Among all the festivals of the State, the Bori Boot Yullu Festival is one of the major traditional festival which is exclusively celebrated by the Nyishi tribe. Nyishi tribe of Upper Subansiri District and Lower Subansiri District celebrates number of festivals at different period of the year. Bori Boot Yullu means to get together irrespective of age, sex, caste to hail the spring and successful harvest. The festival also invokes the spirit of Bori Boot Yullu to bless them with prosperity and free from diseases of any kind. The Nyishi society celebrates this festival on a community basis from 5th to 7th February of every year for three consecutive days.
The Nyishi society as one of the major section of Doni-polo (Sun-Moon) and their common ancestry is being called ABO-TANI. ABO-TANI is considered to be the great grandson of SICHI, the earth. He is believed to born in purely human form with all supernatural qualities peculiar to those ages. Almost all aspects of Nyishi beliefs and activities, faith originate from various activities in the life of Abo-Tani. During this festival everyone plays with etting (a maximum of apong “wine” and rice powder) which symbolizes the sign of purification and festivity. ‘Etting’ is co-piously applied on one and all. All the functions of this festival have been organized by the elder’s members of Nyishi tribe. The young members do all the work under the elder’s guidance. The Nibu (priest) performs ritual as well as conduct sacrifice. This ritual is called Bori ritual (Bori-Wee). Every behavior in this festival has its specific meaning. In this festival, all the sacred works and most important rituals performed by affluent individual families or villagers.
7th February - Day 09: 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. 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. They have a strict social system, which had protect them against hostile tribes such as the adjoining Nyishi and Hill Miri. Overnight at Ziro.
8th February - Day 10: 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 at Ziro.
09th February - Day 11: Ziro – Kaziranga
This day we will drive to next destination to Kaziranga National Park (260km/5hrs). 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 at Kaziranga.
10th February - Day 012: Kaziranga National Park
Full day inside the National park for game viewing. Early morning Elephant ride. After morning breakfast Jeep Safari in Central Zone. Afternoon again Jeep Safari in Western Zone. Overnight in Kaziranga.
11th February - Day 13: Kaziranga - Majuli
After morning breakfast drive to Majuli (180km/4hrs & 2hrs in ferry). Enroute cross the mighty river Brhamaputra by ferry to reach Majuli and check in Bamboo Cottage. 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, their are 22 satras (monasteries) in Majuli. Evening Cycling around the Majuli. Overnight at Majuli.
12th February - Day 14: Majuli
Majuli, the biggest river island, laps Kamalabari Satra and Auniati Satra, centers of Vaishnavite culture. Afternoon visit Deori and Mishing tribal villages of their Tradition, custom and their living style. Evening enjoy the traditional cultural display by tribal local people. Overnight at Majuli.
13th February - Day 15: Majuli – Sibsagar - Dibrugarh
Morning drive to Dibrugarh (160km / 3hrs & 1½hrs in ferry). Enroute again cross the mighty river Brhamaputra by ferry. Enroute visit the old capital of Ahoms who ruled Assam for 600 years before the arrival of the British into these parts. There are a number of old monuments built by them, the most significant being the huge man made tank “Sibsagar”from which the town has got its name. There is “Rang Ghar” the two storied amphitheatre built to enjoy games, sports, dance and music. The other interesting places are “Kareng Ghar”, “Talatal Ghar”, and “Shiva Dol”. Evening drive to Dibrugarh. Overnight at Dibrugarh.
14th February – Day 16: Dibrugarh – Tezu
This morning drive to Tezu (185km/5hrs). Evening we visit Digaru Mishmi & Miji Mishmi tribal villages for their preparations of the Tam Ladu Festival. Overnight at Tezu.
15th February – Day 17: Tezu “Tam Ladu Festival” (Tam Ladu Festival of Digaru Mishmi & Miji Mishmi Tribes)
Full day enjoy Tam Ladu festival of Digaru Mishmi & Miji Mishmi Tribe. After breakfast, drive to main venue to attend the inaugural ceremony of Tam Ladu festival of Digaru and enjoy traditional ritual and folk dance. Overnight at Tezu.
16th February – Day 18: Tezu – Dibrugarh
Today drive to Dibrugarh (185km/5hrs). Evening leisure. Overnight at Dibrugarh.
17th February – Day 19: Dibrugarh - Delhi / Major Cities of India
Breakfast in hotel and transfer to Dibrugarh Airport towards Delhi/major cities of India, tour end.
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