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October 12, 2015

HALLOWED FOOTSTEPS

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Chilli eating contests, piglet catching competitions, wrestling, tribal music, war dances, traditional handicrafts, rock bands,literary fests and beauty contests. Do you know which festival in India has this versatility in celebrations? It is the Hornbill Festival.

This 11 nights tour starts in Guwahati to take you to Kohima through Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh and Kaziranga National Park in Assam .Colors change with every curve in the mountains and so does the scenery. bright yellow mustard fields merge with some brilliant orchids that suddenly morph into dense forests with rivers gliding past them to snow clad mountains and conifers kissed by snow flakes to frozen lakes to a valley of clouds that wrapped mountains… That’s the road to Tawang.

The best way to see rhinos or any other animals in Kaziranga National park is on an elephant. Elephants and Rhinos seem to live a harmonic life in the park, and they tend to get as close as a few feet of each other. So close – if you ever happen to fall from the pachyderm’s back, don’t be surprised if you land on the rhino’s back!

And in the Hornbill Festival, if the mornings were rife with splashes of color,  exciting head gear and energetic dances,sundown brings  the city of Kohima alive with the night bazaar, carnival and the fabulous rock shows. And go easy on Zutho, it’s the cold rice beer that you will find everywhere there!!!!

 

TOUR PROGRAM

Day 01 (25th Nov 2013): Guwahati – Bhalukpong (250 kms/ 5 hrs)

Picked up from hotel/ airport and driven to Bhalukpong, near the Assam Arunachal Pradesh border. Check in at Tourist Lodge (Prashanti Cottages). Evening walk on the banks of river Bhorelli that flows near to your lodge. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 02 (26th Nov 2013): Bhalukpong – Dirang (155 km/ 5 hrs)

After breakfast transferred to Dirang which is an ideal getaway in West Kameng district with beautiful apple orchards and sheep breeding farms. Check into Hotel Pemaling. Evening visit Dirang town and local market. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 03 (27th Nov 2013): Dirang – Tawang (140 kms/ 5 hrs)

After breakfast we visit the centuries old DirangDzong and the village with its traditional houses.

 

Later driven to Tawang at 10200 ft. On the way we will be crossing the Sela Pass at 14000 ft, the highest motorable pass in the Northeast. Enroute we will visit Jung Fall and Jaswantgarh Memorial – a legend associated with 1962 Indo-China war. On arrival check into a Hotel. Evening walk around Tawang town. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 04 (28th Nov 2013): Tawang

Today we will visit the famous 400 years old Tawang Monastery. Intermingled with the lamas (monks), the 6th Dalai Lamas’s birth place and Craft emporium (Saturdays and Sundays closed). It is home to more than 500 Lamas. It also houses the Parkhang library: a collection of the 400-year-old Kangyurs which consists of 110 volumes with 400-500 pages in each bundle in addition to invaluable manuscripts. Lunch. Then drive an hour to visit a MONPA village. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 05 (29th Nov 2013): Tawang

Today we will visit Urgelling Monastery and nearby places. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 06 (30th Nov 2013): Tawang – Bomdila (180 kms/7 hrs)

After breakfast driven to Bomdila at an altitude of 8000 ft. On our way to the town we will be visiting the Upper Gompa, go to a nearby school run by the monastery and before taking the highway to Tawang, we will access a vantage point from where, on a clear day, one can see the towering peaks of the eastern Himalayas

 

including Gorichen the Peak. Check into hotel TsepalYangjom on arrival. Late afternoon visit local market. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 07 (1st Dec 2013): Bomdila – Kaziranga (270 kms/ 8 hrs)

After breakfast transferred to your lodge in Kaziranga, Assam. Evening at leuisure. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 08 (2nd Nov 2013): Kaziranga National Park

Early morning we will see the National Park on elephant back

 

We will return to the Lodge for breakfast. Mid morning we will visit nearby tribal village inhibited by Mishing tribe. Lunch. PM Jeep safari inside the park. Return to the Lodge at dusk. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 09 (3rd Dec 2013): Kaziranga – Kohima (230 kms/ 5 hrs) – Hornbill Festival

After breakfast transferred to Kohima in Nagaland for Hornbill festival. Checked into a hotel. Lunch on arrival. PM visit local market. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 10 (4th Dec 2013): Kohima – Hornbill Festival

Whole day at Kisama village for the Hornbill Festival.

 

PM drive to Khonoma village, a place renowned for its valour and courage. The Khonoma gate tells the story of British infiltration into Naga Hills. Drive back to Kohima. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 11 (5th Dec 2013): Kohima – Hornbill Festival

AM at Kisama village for the Hornbill Festival.

PM visit the State Museum and the famous war cemetery, a symbolic memorial raised as citation for the supreme sacrifice made by the officers and men of the Allied forces during World War II. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 12 (6th Dec 2013): Kohima – Dimapur Fly Out (74 kms/ 3 hrs)

Transferred to Dimapur airport for flight to Kolkata/ Delhi.

 

 

 

No. of pax

FIT/ GIT

(25th Nov – 6th Dec)

Single Room Supplement

 

2 paying pax

 

INR 86, 460/- per person

 

INR 20, 908/-

 

4 paying pax

 

INR 79, 180/- per person

 

6 paying pax

 

INR 67, 389/- per person

 

8 paying pax

 

INR 68, 275/- per person

 

What is Included?

 

Arrival/ departure transfer and all sightseeing by A/C Scorpio as per itinerary.

– English Speaking Escort throughout in with local guide wherever necessary,

– 01 elephant + 01 jeep safari (central or western range) with entry fee in Kaziranga,

– All entrances as per itinerary,

 

– All Accommodation in twin sharing basis with all meals (BLD),

– 01 night in Bhalukpong at Prashanti Cottages

– 01 night in Dirang at Hotel Pemaling

– 03 nights in Tawang at Hotel GyakiKhangzhang or Dolma Guesthouse

– 01 night in Bomdila at Hotel TsepalYangjom

– 02 nights in Kaziranga at Diphlu River Lodge or IORA Retreat

– 03 nights in Kohima at Hotel Blue Bayou

– Government Service Tax.

Cost Excludes

Air/ train fare, Govt. RAP fee (USD 50 per person), Insurance, tips, laundry, telephone/fax calls, drink/, alcoholic beverages, camera fee except at Kaziranga, medical expenses and any other expenses which is not mentioned above.

 

Entry Formalities (Arunachal Pradesh): Please note that all foreign nationals need Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to visit Arunachal Pradesh. The Government stipulates the number of tourists to minimum 2 in a group to apply for RAP. The Govt. charges USD 50 per person for a 30 days permit.

 

The following documents are required for the permit and we need at least 10 – 15 working days to process the same after we receive these documents:

 

1) Photocopy of passport & Visa

2) 4 passport size photographs

3) Duly filled RAP application form (provided by us on confirmation of the tour)

Additional Info
Country: India
Region: North East India
City: Guwahati
Address: 3B Dirang Arcade, GNB Road, Chandmari, Guwahati -781003, Assam , India
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