Pioneer Festival Place: Touphema
Travel Duration: 12 Days
Date: 20th February – 03th March
20th February – 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.
21st February – Day 02: Dibrugarh – Mon
After breakfast drive to Mon160km/5hrs), Mon is located at an altitude of 897.64 meters above sea level is the land of Konyak Nagas, 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 at Mon.
22nd February – Day 03: Mon
In the morning visit typical Konyak tribal village, Shangnyu. Shangyu was ruled by the chief Angh, 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. Overnight at Mon
23rd February – Day 04: Mon – Mokokchung
After a breakfast, drive to Mokokchung (240/8hrs), Mokokchung is located at an altitude of 1325 meters above sea level; this picturesque town is the cultural center of the Ao tribes. The Ao Nagas is famous for their colourful dances. According to legend, the early Aos settled here first after coming from Chungliyimti. Evening free and relax. Overnight at Mokokchung.
24th February – Day 05: Mokokchung - Tuphema
Drive to Tuophema (100km / 4hrs) via Wokha, the land of Lotha Nagas, 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 Tuophema Village to attain the Sekrenyifestival. Overnight at Tuophema.
25th February – Day 06: Tuphema “Sekrenyi Festival”
Full day attain the festival. The Angami celebrate Sekrenyi in the month of February (25th to 27th). It normally falls on the 25th day of the Angami month of “Kezei”. The ten-day festival is also called Phousanyi by the Angamis. Sekrenyi, the festival of the Angami Nagas, organised by Tuophema village, is a festival of purification and revolves around the rituals and ceremonies of clearing the village pond. It is starts with all man, young and old going to the village pond for bathing in the morning. At night the pond is cleaned by two youths and to ensure that no one takes water from the cleansed pond, a night vigil is kept by the youths of the village. The best part of the festival is ‘Thekra hie’ on this day all the young men and women of the village sit together and sing traditional songs over mugs of rice and plates of meat. It is celebrated in the month of February every year. Angami Tribe celebrates this festival. Overnight at Tuphema.
26th February – Day 07: Tuphema “Sekrenyi Festival”
Today also we celebrate the Sekrenyi Festival at Tuphema Village. Overnight at Tuphema.
27th February – Day 08: Tuophema – Kohima
After morning breakfast drive to Kohima (40km/2 hrs), the capital of Nagaland. Check in Hotel. Afterthat we visit local market, State Muesum, World War-II war cemetery & emporium. Afternoon visit Khonoma Village of the Angami Nagas who fought a fierce battle against the British, who came in an expedition to these Naga Hills in 1879.Overnight at Kohima.
28th February – Day 09: Kohima – Kaziranga
After breakfast drive to Kaziranga (240km/6hrs). Evening free to visit tea garden. Overnight at Kohima.
01st March – Day 10: Kaziranga National Park
In the morning Elephant ride. After breakfast a jeep safari to watch the great Indian one horn Rhino. Post lunch again jeep safari inside the park. Overnight at Kaziranga.
2nd March – Day 11: Kaziranga – Guwahati
After breakfast drive to Guwahati (260km/5hrs) and visit Kamakyatemple and world smallest Island Umananda. Evening boat Cruise in River Brahmaputra. Overnight at Kaziranga.
3rd March – Day 12: Guwahati – Guwahati Airport – Delhi / Major Cities of India
Breakfast in hotel and transfer to Guwahati Airport (22km/0.50hrs) towards Delhi/major cities of India, tour end.
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