Guwahati-Shillong-Cherrapunjee-Nameri NP-Kaziranga NP-Sangsua/Gatoonga T.E.-Sivasagar-Guwahati

(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 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 Guest House.

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.

Overnight at 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 Hornbill.

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 the park.

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 bungalow.

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 T.E.:

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.

Price on Request

Season of Visit : October - April

Prices quoted valid until April, 2017

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