Duration: 16 Days – 15 Nights
Places Covered: Guwahati - Kaziranga - Kohima - Touphema - Kohima - Dimori Cove - Khonoma - Kohima - Dimapur - Sibsagar - Jorhat - Shillong - Guwahati
The tour takes you to Kaziranga National Park- to see the one horned Rhinoceros, to the Land of Fiercely independent Angami Warrior Nagas where you can trek in the best trekking valley in this region and see the culturally diverse Naga warrior tribe and to Shillong, home of the Khasi Highland tribe, also known as the Scotland of the east where you stay at the summer Palace of King of Tripura. You also tour the old capital of Assam Sibsagar, the seat of power of Ahom Rulers. Ahoms who belonged to the Shan dynasty came from Thailand and ruled Assam for 500 years before the Britishers.
Day 01: Arrival at Kolkata/Delhi
Arrival at Kolkata ( land of Joy )/ New Delhi. Received upon arrival and transferred to hotel. Day free at your leisure and Evening free. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing
Sightseeing the boulevards of the erstwhile British capital which still carries the reminiscence of the days of Raj in India. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 03: Kolkata/Delhi- Guwahati
Morning drive to the airport for flight to Guwahati (gateway to North East, India ). Received upon arrival and transferred to hotel. Day free at your leisure. Evening, sunset cruise on river Brahmaputra. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Guwahati-Kaziranga
After an early breakfast drive to famous Kaziranga National park (220 kms 4 hrs drive). Check into a Jungle resort on arrival. In the afternoon, visit nearby Tea Estate and Tea Tribes village. Overnight stay at Kaziranga.
Day 05: Kaziranga
Early morning ( 5:30 am ) explore central Range of Kaziranga National Park on Elephant Safari. On return explore the eastern range on a jeep safari. Return for lunch and proceed to Western Range of Kaziranga National Park on jeep. Overnight stay at Kaziranga.
Day 06: Kaziranga-Kohima-Touphema
Depart for Kohima after breakfast (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 at Touphema Tourist village.
Day 07: Touphema-Kohima-Dimori Cove
Explore the village in the morning hours. After breakfast check out of the village resort & 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 remained one of the undoubting courage displayed by the war heroes in order to preserve the freedom of the future generation.
"When you go home Tell them of us and say For your Tomorrow We gave our today"
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) Dimori Cove Guest house for 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 the best trekking valley of North-East India. Following lines greets you to Dzukou."All you seekers of Adventure and lovers of tough treks, Come and be my guest- And drink deep of my beauty."
After lunch visit nearby Angami village of Jakhama. Return to Kohima and check into your hotel room. Overnight stay at Kohima.
Day 08: Khonoma: Drive to Khonoma (20 kms)
Angami Tribal village and the 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-Dimapur-Sibsagar
After an early breakfast depart for Sibsagar (225 kms 5 hrs). Visit remains of Ahom Kingdom who ruled Assam for 500 years before giving in to British. Overnight stay at Sibsagar.
Day 10: Explore Remains of the Ahom Kingdom
Visit to Tai Ahom Museum and the Maidams (Mummy like structures) of Ahom kings Burial grounds at Charaideo. In the afternoon drive to Jorhat (1 hr). The"Tea Capital of the World"On arrival check into Raj Era Tea Estate Bungalow.
Day 11: Jorhat: Tea-capital, the Thengal Mansion, Assamese village
Thengal Mansion, a historic ancestral house of a Tea Planter amidst an Assamese 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.
Day 12: Jorhat- Shillong
After an early morning breakfast drive to Shillong (350 kms 6 hrs). Have Lunch en-route at Borapani Umiam Lake, a majestic placid lake with its surrounding sylvan hills. Check in to Royal Heritage Tripura Castle, the summer Palace of King of Tripura and experience the Royal Hospitality. Take a Guided tour of the palace. Overnight at Shillong.
Day 13: Shillong: Ward lake, Hydari Park
Morning 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. Visit Elephanta falls, Ward Lake, Hydari Park and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views. Overnight at Shillong.
Day 14: Shillong-Guwahati
After breakfast drive to Guwahati (100 kms 2 and ½ hrs). Explore Guwahati, the gateway city to North-east of India. Evening spend on a river cruise to watch the sun go down the river and see yourself why the river is locally called 'Luit'- colour of blood. Overnight at Guwahati.
Day 15: Explore Guwahati
Gateway city to North-East India.
Day 16: Depart
Day at leisure till you depart for your onward journey