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Assam – Arunachal Pradesh – Nagaland

Assam – Arunachal Pradesh – Nagaland

Travel to the land of the rising sun in the extreme east Indian states of Assam/ Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland , . Tour to these three states is a vast combination of diverse aspects , you will explore from Urban lives to the Rural and isolated area inhabited by different tribes and ethnic groups, Their rich tribal culture heritage that flourished since centuries , Extreme nature beauty of layered hills, dense tropical forest preserve rich flora and sheltered diverse and rare species of fauna . Natural and culture heritage sites, colorful markets filled by local arts and craft, and will be greeted by the remarkable hospitality of the peoples .

Large part of the tours is in rural and isolated area which is not that much developed for tourist purpose, hence one have to accept the minimum of comfort to explore such unexplored area.

Day 1: Arrived Delhi in the evening
Day 2: Delhi-Guwahati. By air
Day 3: Nameri- Itanaggar, 210 kms / 06 hrs.
Day 4: Itanaggar-Ziro-1560 metres,-150 kms.
Day 5: Ziro —Daporijo -600 mtr. 160 km
Day 6: Daporijo-Along-300mtrs 167 kms. 6h.
Day 7: Along-Passighat , 155 mtrs, 150 m, 4h.
Day 8: Passighat-Dibrugarh- 2h, h cruise (ferry ride)
Day 9: Dibrugarh-Mon, (900 m) 170 kms, 6 hours,
Day 10: Mon
Day 11: Mon— Jorhat 160 kms / 07 hrs.
Day 12: Jorhat — Nimatgarh — Majoli (2h of cruise)
Day 13: Majoli
Day 14: Majoli-Kaziranga national park 108 kms.
Day 15: Kaziranga — Guwahati – 217 kms .
Day 16: Guwahati -Delhi and Departure (no hotel in Delhi)

Day 1 : Arrived Delhi in the evening,

On arrival reception at airport, Transfer to hotel.

Day 2, Delhi-Guwahati. By air,

Flight — AI 889 Dep from Delhi —11.05 . Arrive Guwahati -13.25

Morning transfer to airport to board yours flight to Guwahati.

we proceed to Sualkuchi Village (35 kms from Guwahati) and explore the area, after lunch at Sualkuchi proceed to Nameri National Park. Evening bird watching and trekking inside the Nameri National Park. Overnight at Nameri National Park.

Name of festival Date of Festival
Nyokun, festival of Nishing Tribe 26 Feb, date fix.

Day 3 : Nameri- Itanaggar, 210 kms / 06 hrs.

Drive to Itanagar , Enroute one can visit the Nishi Tribal houses, reach Itanagar check into hotel and after refreshment visit the local market and Ita Fort. Evening at leisure, overnight at Itanagar.

Day 4 : Itanaggar-Ziro-1560 metres,-150 kms.

Morning drive to Ziro. Enroute visit Nishi villages. Ziro is almost a level valley enclosed on all sides by pine-clad low stooping hills. This is called Apatani Plateau and is famous for Paddy-cum-Fish culture.

Post lunch visit Apatani tribal villages of Dibbo- Hija and Hong village. Hong villages are to be counted as second biggest and considered the most organised tribal villages in Asia. The uniqueness of Apatani tribe is tooting on women face and its nose plug, which you will find different from other tribes. Evening stroll in local market. Overnight at Ziro.

Name of festival Date of Festival
Dree Festival , festival of Nishi and Apatani 5th July, date fix

Day 5 : Ziro —Daporijo -600 mtr. 160 km

Leave to Daporizo, inhabited by Tagin tribes , theirs faces which resembles to Chinese. Enroute you can visit Hillmiri tribal villages at Raga. Other tribes are Adi Gallong and Nishi , but most livings are Tagin Evening at leisure. Overnight at Daporizo.

Name of festival Date of Festival
Bori-Boot, festival of Hilmiri tribe 6th February, date fix
Mopin , festival of Adis gtribe 5 April, date fix

Day 6 : Daporijo-Along-300mtrs 167 kms. 6h.

Drive to Along, Enroute visit Adi (Galo) tribes in Kabong village.. The tribe Adi has different sub tribes which differ from each others like Adi (Gallong, Minyong, Pasi, Padam, Bori and Boker). Afternoon visit Kabo village. . Evening free at one of the largest galo tribal village called Darka village which has more than 1500 houses made of bamboo and palm Overnight at Along.

Name of festival Date of Festival
Mopin , festival of Adi tribe 5 April , date fix

Day 7 : Along-Passighat , 155 mtrs, 150 m, 4h.

Drive to Pasighat—inhabited by Adi (Minyong) tribe. Enroute visit the Adi Galong tribe and enjoy the great view of the confluence of Siang and Siyom rivers, which is the origin of great river Brahmaputra. If time permits visit the local market at Passighat, evening at leisure. Overnight at Pasighat.

Name of festival Date of Festival
Aran, festival of Adis tribe 7 March, date fix
Solung , Festival of Adi tribe 1st sep. date fix
Mopin , festival of Adis 5 April, date fix

Day 8 : Passighat-Dibrugarh- 2h, h cruise ( ferry ride )

Drive and cruise to Dibrugarh(Assam). Crossing river Brahmaputra by country made ferry which takes five to six hours of navigation in the river Brahmaputra till Dibrugarh , It is a major town and trade centre of Upper Assam and also a major tea producing and educational centre.
Explore magnificent landscapes of tea plantations and discover the colorful market , Town known for local garments products as Mulberry Silk ,cane and bamboo furniture, night in hotel .

Day 9 : Dibrugarh-Mon, (900 m) 170 kms, 6 hours,

After breakfast, drive to Mon —The land of Konyak Nagas, Where you will witness the old Konyak men often have elaborate facial tattoos and wear adornments made from boar teeth and animals horns. they were one of the great warriors among Nagas , Konyaks are ruled by hereditary chiefs known as Anghs and the institution of Anghship is only prevalent among the Konyaks. Afternoon go for a walk through the Mon Market. Overnight at Mon.

Name of festival Date of Festival
Aoling, Festival of Konyak tribe 1st week of April,
Date will be fixed end of march only

Day 10 : Mon

Leave to visit the Longwa Village ( 42 kms from the town), this is the biggest village in Mon and stretches across into neighbouring Burma. then return back for lunch. After lunch visit Chuie and Longlem Konyak tribal villages. Overnight at Mon.

Day 11 : Mon— Jorhat 160 kms / 07 hrs.

Leave to Jorhat enroute at Sibsagar visit the monuments and ruins of the Ahom Dynasty, who ruled Assam for more than six hundred years before the advent of the British, Lunch at Sibsagar and then proceed to Jorhat , passing by the nerve center of the Indian tea industry is surrounded by splendid tea gardens overnight at Jorhat.

Day 12 : Jorhat — Nimatgarh — Majoli ( 2h of cruise )

Post breakfast we will drive to Nimatighat for 12 kms and cross river Brahmaputra by ferry boat to reach Majuli Island. Majuli locates on middle of the Brahmaputra and the Subansiri rivers in Assam, is the largest river island in the world, is inhabited by Deori tribals. Overnight at Majoli.

Name of festival Date of Festival
Majuli festival 27 to 29 November, 2012

Day 13 : Majoli

Visit Mishing tribes who were the first settlers of the island.

Majoli is a natural & cultural heritage site , housing 22 Hindu Satras or monasteries are preservation of Assamees art which kept alive through these Satras. A visiting to Majuli unfolds a variety of interesting traditional handicrafts, ethnic music and dance forms, an experience of real village life and tribal culture. Founded in the 15th century by Shankardeva, a renowned spiritual guru of Assam. Overnight at Majuli.

Day 14 : Majoli-Kaziranga national park 108 kms.

Drive to Kamalabari Ghat to cross river Brahmaputra and reach Jorhat, proceed to Kaziranga National Park ( 85 kms / 02 ½ hrs).. Post lunch jeep safari to explore the park to observe the unique one horned Rhino and other wild Animal. Overnight at Kaziranga.

Kaziranga National Park:
In the heart of Assam, covering an area of 430 sq-kms, is inhabited by the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds. In 1985, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its unique natural environment.

Day 15: Kaziranga — Guwahati – 217 kms.

After an early wake up, you will be taken to the riding point in the Central Range (Kohoro) for an Elephant Ride. After game viewing ride return back to the lodge, having breakfast and drive to Guwahati. Late afternoon check in hotel. Subject to time availabilities visit Assam State Museum displaying various aspects of Assam’s culture, history and crafts., Or Sukreswar Temple famous for the Sixth Jyotirlinga of India. OR simply stroll in the Town, Overnight at the hotel .

Day 16: Guwahati -Delhi and Departure ( no hotel in Delhi )

Flight — Indigo 222 Dep. from Guwahati —11h.15 — Arrive Delhi -13h.40

Morning transfer to airport , Flight to Delhi, Subject to the time availabilities visit Delhi to, Grand Minaret, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan ( President house and passing by The Parliament House. Evening dinner in city, Transfer to airport for your flight.

 

Cost Per person in $ ₹
Number of persons 2 3 4 to 5 6 to 9 10 and More Single Supplement
Cost per person

Cost Include

  • Any air fare Delhi-Guwahat–Delhi in economic class,
  • Hotels best possible (3-4 star where possible),
  • Airport transfer and all sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary,
  • English speaking guide,
  • Local Guide where necessary,
  • all meals,
  • Permit of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Transport by comfortable vehicle (innova or Zylo 4 persons ina vehicle).
  • Ferry Charges from Passighat to Dibrugarh / MAJULI),
  • Three Round of Jeep Safari in Kaziranga national Park,
  • One trekking trip in Nameri National Park,
  • Village visit fees,
  • One bottle of mineral water per person on daily basis.
  • One dance show at Ziro or Else where during the trip.
  • Tour leader complimentary from 13 persons onward.

Cost Exclude

  • Beverages,
  • Insurance,
  • Any personal expenses, video and still Camera fee, tea & snacks ,tips & gratuities.
  • French tour leader expanses as applicable.

Hotels as mentioned or Similar:

>Name of the city >Name of the Hotel >Star category
Delhi Ashok Country Resort 4 *
Guwahati: Hotel Dynasty 4 *
Nameri: Eco Camp (Basic tented accommodation
Itanagar: Arun Suvansiri Basic hotel
Ziro: Hotel Blue Pine Basic hotel
Daporijo Hotel Santanu Basic hotel
Aalo: Hotel Toshi palace Very Basic hotel)
Pasighat: Hotel Aane Very Basic hotel)
Dibrugarh: Hotel Natraj (3* hotel)
Mon; Helsa Cottge Simple
Jorhat: Thengal Manor / Banyan Groves Heritage Tea Bunglow)
Majuli: Prashanti lodge (Standard hotel)
Kaziranga: Iora The Retreat or similar (4* Resort)

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Documents Required for RAP (Restricted are permit)

1. Three Passport size photograph
2. Valid Indian VISA
3. Valid Passport
4. Occupation Details
5. Entry and Exit dates of India.