(An eight day tour of Assam and Meghalaya covering the
nature’s bounty of the hills of Meghalaya, Unparalleled
wildlife and tea gardens of Assam along with ancient temples
and the royal remains of the mighty Ahom Kingdom)
DAY 01: Guwahati airport-Shillong (3 & a ½ hr):
Our tour manager will receive you upon your arrival at
Guwahati airport. Later transfer to the city and have some
sightseeing at Guwahati including the famed ancient Shakti
temple of Kamakhya and the ancient temple of nine planets, the
Navagraha temple. Also enjoy a boat ride on the mighty river
Brahmaputra in a motorized country boat. During the boat
ride you can visit Umananda temple, a medieval Shiva temple
belonging to the Ahom era located on peacock isle. Later after
lunch transfer to Shillong.
Overnight at Ken & Twill Guest House/ Rosa Villa
DAY 02: Shillong-Cherrapunjee (90 min.)-Shillong:
After breakfast excursion to Cherrapunjee, famed for receiving
the highest rainfall in the world. Cherrapunjee posseses some
exotic waterfalls and impressive limestone caves. At
Cherrapunjee we visit Nohkalikai Falls, Mawsmai Falls and the
Mawsmai cave which is one of the 100 odd limestone caves in
Meghalaya. Later back to Shillong. En route visit Elephant
falls and Shillong Peak around Shillong.
Ken & Twill Guest House/ Rosa Villa Guest House.
DAY 03: Shillong -Nameri NP (6-7 hr):
Transfer to Nameri National park near western Arunachal
border. It is a Project Tiger contiguous with Pakke Tiger
Reserve and Eagle nest WLS of Western Arunachal.
Nameri National Park is the home to 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
Overnight at Eco Camp, a camp resort.
DAY 04: Nameri NP-Kaziranga NP (02 hr):
Early morning enjoy this park on foot. Later gear up for an
inflattable rubber dinghy raft ride on the sparkling Himalayan
river Jiabhoroli which forms the western boundary to the park.
Later after lunch transfer to Project Tiger 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 70% of the world population of the Asiatic
Water Buffalos and the Eastern Swamp Deer. The Park has the
highest density of the endangered Royal Bengal Tigers in India
with a number of 32 tigers per 100 sq.km against 20 in Corbet
NP as per a census report in April,2010. Amongst birds, the
park has 25 globally threatened bird species.
Overnight at Wild Grass Resort/Bonhabi Resort.
DAY 05: Kaziranga NP:
Full day at Kaziranga NP. We start off early in the morning
for an elephant safari for 01 hr in the central range of the
park. Later back for breakfast. Afterwards jeep safari in the
Central/ Eastern range of the park. Again after lunch we take
up another jeep safari this time covering the western range of
Overnight at Wild Grass Resort/Bonhabi Resort.
DAY 06: Kaziranga NP-Sangsua/Gatoonga T.E (02 hr):
After breakfast transfer to Sangsua/Gatoonga Tea Estate near
Jorhat. On arrival check in at the heritage garden manager’s
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. Rest of the day is free at leisure enjoying the tea
garden and also visiting a garden factory. 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 to have a firsthand experience of how that ‘cup
that cheers’ is manufactured.
DAY 07: Sangsua/Gatoonga T.E-Sivasagar (90 min.)- Sangsua/Gatoonga
Full day excursion to Sivasagar, the power centre of the
mighty Ahoms who ruled Greater Assam nearly 6 centuries. The
Tai(or Thai) Ahoms belonging to the Shan race migrated to
Assam from the Yunan province of China in 1228 A.D. and were
in power till Assam fell to the British in 1826 A.D. This Ahom
rule is the golden era of Assam history where Assam witnessed
a high level of civilization. The Ahoms were successful in
repulsing as many as 18 attacks from the Mughal rulers and
thus prevented the Muslim expansion to China and the South
East Asia. Sivasagar is dotted with wonderful Ahom monuments
reflecting a powerful empire.
We start off with Charaideo Maidam(burial vaults where Tai
Ahom royals were buried in mounds),Gargaon Palace, Shiva Dol (temple),massive
Sivasagar and Joysagar Water tanks, Ranghar (Amphitheatre) and
Talatal ghar (palace having underground storey and tunnels
connecting Gargaon Palace some 16 km away and Dikhow river 3
km away now kept blocked).
Later return to Sangsua/Gatoonga T.E. in the afternoon.
Overnight at the heritage garden manager’s bungalow.
DAY 08: Sangsua/Gatoonga T.E.-Guwahati airport (6-7 hr):
After breakfast transfer to Guwahati airport.
The end of the tour.