North East India Wildlife Tours
Duration : 13 Nights / 14Days
Destinations : Shillong - Cherrapunjee - Kaziranga National Park - Kohima - Touphema - Jorhat - Majuli - Guwahati
Day 01: Shillong
Assistance on arraival at Gwahati Airport and transferred to Shillong (100 kms 3 hrs). Have Lunch en-route at Borapani Umiam Lake, a majestic placid lake with its surrounding sylvan hills. Check in at your hotel. Overnight stay
Day 02: Shillong - Cherrapunjee
After breakfast Excursion trip to Cherrapunjee (60 kms 1 hr), the wettest place in the world.The beautiful waterfall-Nohkalikai is at Cherrapunjee. You can also explore some of the caves in and around Cherrapunjee. Return to Shillong, en-route encounter Elephanta falls and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views. Overnight stay.
Day 03: Shillong - Kaziranga
Morning sightseeing at Shillong, Explore 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. After lunch drive to Kaziranga (280 kms 5 hrs), the home of unicorn rhino. Check in at the tourist lodge for overnight stay.
Day 04: Kaziranga
Early morning 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 stay
Day 05 : Kaziranga
Excursion trip to tribal village and Tea Estate after breakfast followed by jeep safari in the eastern range of park with packed lunch. Evening nature walk. Overnight Stay.
Day 06 : Kaziranga - Kohima - Touphema Tourist Village
After early breakfast depart for Kohima (225 kms/ 5 hrs drive).On arrival proceed to Touphema Village Resort (41 kms from Kohima) run by Angami Naga village community. Enjoy cultural presentation by village folks. Overnight Stay.
Day 07: Touphema - Kohima - Dimori Cove
Explore the village in the morning hours. After breakfast check out of the village resort and drive to Kohima. 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 are there to remind one of undoubting courage displayed by the war heroes in order to preserve the freedom of the future generation.
Also visit 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, and Handicrafts, Tools and Implements, Gems and Jewelry, Coins and Ancient weaponry will give you an idea of the rich Culture and Heritage of the native people.
Proceed to Kepfiizha (Kigwema village) Dimori Cove Guest house after lunch. This small but beautiful place is on the Kohima Imphal Highway, which we use as base for trekking up the Japfu Peak (3048 metre Mt) Japfu, home of the world's tallest rhododendron tree (20 metres high) and also for trekking to Dzukou Valley, the best trekking valley of North-East India.
Day 08 : Khonoma (Drive to Khonoma 20 kms)
After breakfast excursion trip-Visit Angami Tribal village of Khonoma, home village of father of Naga Nationalist movement Angami Phizo. 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 09: Kohima- Jorhat
After breakfast drive Tea Capital of the world, the Thengal Mansion, Assamese village.
Early in the morning, we will drive to Jorhat (200 Kms 4 hrs), the 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
Day 10: 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
Day 11: Majuli
Majuli, the biggest river island, laps Kamalabari Satra and Auniati Satra, 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.
Day 12: Guwahati (River cruise)
Early morning drive to Guwahati (340 kms 6hrs). 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 stay
Day 13: Guwahati (Assam Silk, Pilgrimage centres)
Today you will visit Sualchuci, the Manchester of Assam. Which produces some of the finest qualities of 'Adi' and 'Muga' silkshand-woven and presented in colourful dresses. There are lots if you want to buy as souvenir. Also visit Hajo an all religion pilgrimage centre. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay
Day14: Guwahati - Onward