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October 12, 2015

Hornbill Festival Tour 2014, Nagaland, India

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This December give in to the extravaganza of culture and celebration in Nagaland as you get a chance to engage yourselves in the colorful celebrations of the Hornbill Festival. Have a look at our exciting tours that sums up the uniqueness of this region as we present to you a plethora of destinations in India’s North East. Jungle Travels India celebrates the spirit of travel mavericks who push boundaries to seek truly, authentic life experiences.

 

Day 1: Arrive Guwahati 30th Nov 2014  Arrival in Guwahati

(Guwahati is an ancient urban area and largest city of Assam and northeastern India. It is one of the fastest developing cities in India and is a major city in Eastern India often referred as “gateway” of North Eastern Region of the country) On arrival, you will be assisted by JTI staff at the airport and then you will be directly driven to the famous Kamakhya temple located on the top of the Nilachal Hill which is considered as one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage place in the world. Afterwards you will be assisted to your hotel. Check-in at a hotel. In the evening, you can explore the local markets. Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 2: Guwahati – Sualkuchi and Hajo – Kaziranga (310 kms/ 8 hrs) 1st Dec 2014

In the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Sualkuchi – the silk village of Assam which is situated on the bank of the river Brahmaputra.The village presents ample opportunities to experience the rich history and local culture. You can see the whole process of manufacturing of Assamese silk andMuga Silk.Afterwards, you will be driven to Hajo, a place which is known as the culmination of three religions- Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism.Return to Guwahati by late afternoon. If time allows, you can go for river cruise on the might Brahmaputra in the evening. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3: Kaziranga 2nd Dec 2014

In the morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and then proceed to Kaziranga National Park. It takes around 4 hours to reach Kaziranga National Park. The Park is a World Heritage Site and is famous for the onehoned Rhino and some of the rare endangered species.We will reach in the afternoon. Check-in at a jungle lodge.After a brief session of wash and change, we will go for jeep safari in the western range. It is a thrilling experience toexplore the flora and fauna in the deep jungle. Return back to the hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Kaziranga – Kohima (220 kms/5hours) 3rd Dec 2014

In the early morning, we will go for elephant safari inside the park in the central range.Apart from the Rhino, other species found are hog deer,swamp deer, wild buffalo, elephants and if you are lucky, the tiger. It is virtually a paradise for bird watchers, with a variety of migratory and resident birds darting from tree to tree. It is also home to pelicans, storks and darters as there are a number of water bodies inside the Park. We will return to the hotel for breakfast. After a brief session of wash and change, check out from hotel and proceed for our onward journey to Kohima. ( Kohima is the hilly capital of the state of Nagaland which is mainly inhabited by Angami tribe of Nagaland) It takes around 5 hours (220 km ) from Kaziranga to reach Kohima. Check in at hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 5: Kohima 4th Dec 2014

We will be witnessing the magnificent Hornbill festival all day long. This festival is an excellent opportunity to know about the culture and tradition of the different tribes in Nagaland. Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 6: Kohima 5th Dec 2014

Whole day at Hornbill Festival ground.

 

Day 7: Kohima 6th Dec 2014

Whole day at Hornbill Festival ground.

 

Day 8: Kohima – Dimapur (70 kms/2.5 hours)  7th Dec 2014

In the morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and proceed to Dimapur Airport for your onward journey.

 

HOTELS USED :

**Guwahati : Kiranshree Portico

**Kaziranga National Park : IORA or Similar

**Kohima : Hotel Vivor

Additional Info
Country: India
Region: North East India
City: Guwahati
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