Tribal Trail of East India


Duration

18 Nights / 19 Days


Destinations

Shillong - Shillong - Kaziranga - Kohima - Touphema - Kipfiizha - Dziikuo valley – Kohima - Khonoma - Kohima - Jorhat - Sibasagar - Jorhat - Majuli - Guwahati

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival Guwahati – Shillong(100 kms/ 3 hrs)

You will be received at Guwahati and after a welcome ceremony transferred to Shillong.Have Lunch enroute at BorapaniUmiam Lake, a majestic placid lake with its surrounding sylvan hills. Check in at your hotel.
Overnight at your hotel in Shillong.

Krem Mawmluh Cave, Cherrapunjee

Krem Mawmluh Cave,
Cherrapunjee

Day 02 : Shilong - Cherrapunjee (56kms/ 1 hrs)

After an Early morning breakfast drive down to KremMawmluh Cave. This cave is located half a km west of Cherrapunjee adjacent to the small hamlet of Mawmluh. The cave has five river passage with impressive proportions. The cave has a length of over seven Kms. Explore the cave under the guidance of Best caving experts of South Asia. Also visit the Waterfalls of Cherrapunjee (fourth tallest waterfall-Nohkalikai is at Cherrapunjee) & Living root Bridges. Overnight stay in Cherrapunjee.

Day 03 : Cherrapunjee

An early wake up call and breakfast in the morning and ready to walk to the Double Decker Livng Root Bridge.

An engineering marvel of Indegenous Khasi Tribesmen. Who weaved the routes of the ereca tree to make bridges across streams. Return to Chera Tourist Resort after a picnic lunch at the bridge. Evening at leisure to experience the breathtaking views of the Khasi hills and the plains of Bangladesh.
Overnight at Cherapunjee.

Day 04 : Cherrapunjee - Shillong

After breakfast drive to Shillong, the 'Scotland of the East". En-route encounter Elephanta falls and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views.
Overnight at Shillong.

Day 05 : Shillong

Sightseeing at Shillong, admire the beauty of Shillong also called Scotland of the East. It is erstwhile capital of undivided Assam; present North-East and home to the Khasi Highland tribes.
Overnight at Shillong

Day 06 : Shillong - Kaziranga (280 kms 5 hrs drive)

Afdter a leissurely breakfast drive onto famous Kaziranga National park.
Overnight at Kaziranga National Park.

Day 07 : Kaziranga

Early morning explore central area of Kaziranga National park on an elephant safari. Ride an Elephant through the park chasing a unicorn rhino along with a wide range of rare species. After lunch again take jeep safari to the central area of the park. Rest of the day at leisure to explore nature.
Overnight at tourist Lodge at Kaziranga

Day 08 : Kaziranga - Kohima (225 kms/ 4hrs drive) - Touphema ( 41Kms/01 Hrs)

Drive to Kohima after breakfast on arrival lunch at Kohima and proceed to Touphema Village Resort (41 kms from Kohima) run by Angami Naga village community.
Overnight at Touphema Tourist village.

State Museum, Kohima

State Museum, Kohima

Day 09 : Touphema - Kohima - Kepfizha

After breakfast check out of the village resort & drive to Kohima. Upon arrival visit the WW II Cemetery, nestled in the heart of Kohima town, where one of the fiercest battles was fought. On a huge stone in in-laid bronze the following famous words remained one of the undoubting courage displayed by the war heroes in order to preserve the freedom of the future generation.

Also visit The State Museum, located at Bayani hill kohima, it gives you a peep into the various aspects of Naga Culture. It displays dioramas of the lifestyle of the Naga tribes. Artifacts, handlooms, & Handicrafts, Tools & Implements, Gems & Jewelry, Coins & Ancient weaponry will give you an idea of the rich Culture and Heritage of the native people. Proceed to Kepfiizha (Kigwema village) and check into Dimori Cove Guest.
Overnight stay at Dimori Cove.

Day 10 : Kipfiizha - Dziikuo valley

Morning drive to Dziikou valley via Jakhama village. The drive will end at a point from where one has to trek up to the Dzukou valley, which takes 4hrs. Dzukou valley is at a height of 2438 mts is on the southwest side of Japfu ranges. It is at a distance of 25 kms from Kohima
Overnight in the rest house/rock caves or tents.

Day 11 : Dziikou Valley Kipfiizha

Morning Explore Dzikou valley. The call of Dziikou is irresistible for trekkers. This is the best trekking spot in the NE Region. Post Lunch return to Dimori Cove and proceed to Hornbill Festival.
Overnight stay at Dimori Cove.

Angami Tribal

Angami Tribal, Kohima

Day 12 : Kohima - Khonoma(20 kms/ 0.3 Minutes)

Morning check out of Dimori Cove & drive to Khonoma Angami Tribal village and the home village of father of Naga Nationalist movement AngamiPhizo. This village located on top of a hillock has a pastoral beauty of its own. This was where the Last part of the Anglo Naga War was fought.
Return to Kohima for overnight stay.

Day 13 : Kohima - Jorhat(200 Kms 4 hrs)

Early in the morning, we will drive to Jorhatthe tea-capital of Assam. On arrival at Jorhat, you will be accommodated in the Thengal Mansion, a historic ancestral house of a Tea Planter amidst an Asssamese village, 15 kms from Jorhat. The 72-year old Thangal Mansion is to answer the queries on Assamese culture and tradition. After lunch and rest, take a walk in a nearby village to see the simplicity of their lives.
Overnight stay at Jorhat.

Talatal Ghar

Talatal Ghar, Sibasagar

Day 14 : Sibasagar - Ranghar - Tolatol

Early in the morning we will depart for Sibasagar, the ancient capital of ahom kingdom (1699-1788). Taking a brief rest after lunch, visit Ranghar the Capital and military station of Ahom Kings, then we visit the TolatolGhar a seven storied building- Four above and Three Below the ground. The other significant archaeological remains in Sibasagar are Shiva Doul, Vishnu Doul and the Tombs of Ahom Kings and Queens in Charaideo Hillock.
Return to Jorhat for overnight stay.

Day 15 : Jorhat - Majuli

Early morning drive to Majuli the biggest River Island in the world and seat of Baishnavite monasteries. You will cross-mighty Brahmaputra on a ferry to reach this historic Island.
Overnight stay at the Govt. circuit house at Majuli.

Day 16 : Majuli

Majuli, the biggest river island, laps KamalabariSatra and AuniatiSatra, centers of Vaishnavite culture. Early morning visit to these satras and admire the close proximity of nature that thrills. Arrive back at Circuit house and in the evening enjoy the cultural display by the artists.
Overnight stay at the Govt. circuit house at Majuli.

Day 17 : Majuli - Guwahati (340 kms/6hrs)

Early morning drive to Guwahati on arrival check in to your hotel. In the evening set out on a River cruise to watch the sun go down the Brahmaputra River and see yourself why the river is locally called 'Luit'- colour of blood. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18 : Guwahati

Today you will visit Sualchuci, the Manchester of Assam. Which produces some of the finest qualities of 'Adi' and 'Muga' silks hand-woven and presented in colourful dresses. There are lots if you want to buy as souvenir. Also visit Hajo an all religion pilgrimage centre. Arrive back at your hotel by afternoon. Rest of day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 19 : Guwahati - Departure

Day free till the time of departure from Guwahati airport/railway station.