Nature & Tribes tour of North East India


Duration

10 Nights / 11 Days


Destinations

Guwahati - Shillong – Cherrapunjee - Nameri - Kaziranga - Sangsua/Gatoonga - Guwahati

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 01 : Guwahati Airport - Shillong (125 km/ 04 hr)

Welcome to Guwahati. Meet and be assisted by our representative at the Airport / Railway Station & proceed to Shillong, also called 'Scotland of the East" (100 kms 3 hrs). While traveling we see the majestic Umiam Lake (Barapani) surrounded by sylvan hills and wrapped in the beauty of an assortment of green Khasi-pines and the azure blue skies. On arrival at Shillong, check in at your hotel. Evening you can visit the local market.
Overnight stay in Shillong.

Shillong

Shillong Hills

Day 02 : Shillong - Cherrapunjee (56 km/ 90 min.)

Get up early today to enjoy the mesmerizing mornings of Shillong and after breakfast at 07:30 A.M drive to Cherrapunjee (60 kms 1Ѕhrs), which is the wettest place in the world. It is a pleasant drive to see roaring waterfalls leaping into deep gorges, including the famed Nohsngithiang Falls. The beautiful waterfall-Nohkalikai is at Cherrapunjee. You can also explore some of the caves in and around Cherrapunjee like Elephanta falls and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views.

Optional: Evening return back to Shillong for Night Stay or may night halt in Cherapunjee.
Overnight stay in Cherrapunjee.

Day 03 : Shillong

After breakfast today visit Don Bosco Monument, Ward's Lake where you can enjoy boating, Botanical Garden and Lady Hydri Park. Evening you are free for your personal activities.
Overnight stay in Shillong.

Day 04 : Shillong - Nameri National Park (316 km/ 06hr)

After breakfast transfer to Nameri National Park in Assam near Arunachal border. The Nameri National Park is the home of the near extinct White Winged Wood-Duck. Besides, the park abounds in Elephants, Tiger, Leopards, Sambar, Barking Deer, Wild Pig, Gaur, Wild Dogs and a variety of birds including four species of Hornbill. Overnight at Eco Camp, a camp resort.

Kaziranga National Park

Wild Buffalo,
Kaziranga National Park

Day 05 : Nameri National Park - Kaziranga National Park (Approx.71 km/ 02 hr)

Early morning you can have a walk inside the park. Later after breakfast we gear up for a river rafting (if available) down the sparkling river Jia Bhoroli which forms a boundary to the park. Later in the afternoon transfer to Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the home to the endangered one horned rhinoceros (2048 rhinos as per 2009 census). Besides, the park has several species of mammals and birds. The Park has more than 70% of the world's one-horned rhino. Population, 70% of the world population of the Eastern Swamp Deer and 75% of the world's wild Asiatic water buffalo. It has a significant population of the Asian Elephant. You are not allowed to walk inside the reserve. Birding is by jeep and Elephant.
Overnight at Eco Camp/a camp resort.

Day 06 : Kaziranga National Park

Early morning explore Western Zone of Kaziranga National Park on back of elephant. Apart from world's endangered One-horned Rhinoceros, the Park sustains half the world's population of genetically pure Wild Water Buffaloes, over 1000 Wild elephants and perhaps the densest population of Royal Bengal Tigers anywhere. Kaziranga is also a bird watcher's paradise and home to some 500 species of birds. The Crested Serpent Eagle, Palla's Fishing Eagle, Greyheaded Fishing Eagle, Swamp Partridge, Bar-headed goose, whistling Teal, Bengal Florican, Storks, Herons and Pelicans are some of the species found here. We will return to the resort for breakfast. Afternoon we have arranged a jeep safari through the Central Zone of the National Park. Evening come back to the hotel.
Overnight at Eco Camp/a camp resort.

Day 07 : Kaziranga National Park - Sangsua / Gatoonga Tea Garden (Approx.75 km/2 hr)

After breakfast transfer to Sangsua / Gatoonga Tea Estate near Jorhat. On arrival check- in to the hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure enjoying the tea garden. If tea plucking and the factory works go on we shall take the assistance of a garden executive to explain us the method of tea plucking or tea processing. Unlike many tea producing nations in the world, the Tea Gardens in Assam are fairly big in size covering several hectares. Assam tea is known for its Black Teas-Orthodox and C.T.C.
Overnight stay in Sangusa/Gatoonga

Madan Kamdev Archaeological Runis

Madan Kamdev archaeological
ruins, Guwahati

Day 08 : Sangsua/Gatoonga - Majuli Island (a Short drive & 90 min. Ferry)-Sangsua/Gatoonga

We shall take a day long excursion to Majuli Island after early breakfast. Majuli is the largest river island in the world. It is the centre of Assam's famous Vaisnavite form of Hinduism. The religious and cultural traditions are kept alive by the dedicated monks living in the monasteries locally known as Sattra. The Sattriya dance of this sect is the latest entry into India's recognized classical dances. We shall visit some monasteries and interact with the celibate monks. In the late afternoon we return the same way to Sangsua/Gatoonga tea estate.
Overnight stay in Sangusa/Gatoonga

Day 09 : Sangsua/Gatoonga - Guwahati (Approx.290 km/ 6 hr)

Transfer to Guwahati. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. Later day free for own activity and leisure.
Overnight at hotel in Guwahati.

Day 10 : Guwahati

Full day sight seeing in & around Guwahati including Sualkuchi silk village, Madan Kamdev archaeological ruins, Kamakhya temple etc.
Overnight at hotel in Guwahati.

Day 11 : Guwahati Airport / Railway Station Transfer

Transfer to Guwahati airport/railway station on time to catch your departure flight/train for onward journey.