(A 15 Day Itinerary Covering an Exciting Tribal Tour of
Arunachal along with Royal Remains of The Ahom Kingdom, The
Vaishnavite Culture of Majuli Island, A Tea Tour at Sangsua/Gatoonga
Tea Estate and a Wild life tour at Kaziranga National Park)
Day 01: Guwahati Airport-Nameri ( 250 km/ 05 hr):
Our Tour Manager will welcome you upon your arrival at
Guwahati airport. Later transfer to Nameri National Park.
Overnight at Eco Camp, a camp resort close to the sparkling
Jia Bhoroli river which forms a boundary to the park.
Day 02: Nameri-Ziro (Approx. 350 Km/ 08 hr):
After breakfast transfer to Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh. Enroute
we’ll visit the villages of the Nishi tribe. At 5754 ft., Ziro
is almost a level valley enclosed on all sides by pine-clad
low stooping hills. This area is the home of the Apatani
The traditional Apatani men folk wear their hair in a topknot
with cane helmets & a brass skewer struck through their ears.
The men also have a tattoo mark resembling the English letter
‘T’on the chin, starting below the lower lip. The women folk
could be identified by the wooden nose plugs known as
‘yapinghules’ worn on both the nostrils.
Overnight at hotel Pineridge or similar.
Day 03: Ziro:
Full day excursion to the interior of Arunachal Pradesh. Using
Ziro as a base the entire day is spent visiting the Hong
village, one of the largest tribal villages in Asia & other
Apatani villages like Bulla village.
Day 04: Ziro-Daporijo ( 180 km/ Approx.6-7 hr):
Departing early after breakfast we descend from the Ziro
Plateau & drive along the Kamla river valley through dense
jungle country, passing picturesque villages of the Nishi &
the Hill Miri tribes.
Daporijo is a fairly large village on the banks of the
Subansiri river. It is the junction of three important tribes:
Hill Miri, Tagin & Adi-Gallongs. Overnight at a village
Day 05: Daporijo:
Full day excursion to the interior of Arunachal Pradesh
exploring villages of the Tagins & the Hill Miris or Adi
Day 06: Daporijo-Along ( 178 km/ Approx.6 hr):
After breakfast we drive to Along in the Siang River Valley.
It is the territory of the Adi tribe, one of the largest
tribes in Arunachal, with lots of sub groups. On the way to
Along, we pass through many small villages (Kabu, Kayin etc.)
that we can stop & visit.
The Adis are very accomplished weavers of cane goods. The
excellence of their cane work shines supreme in the famous
cane suspension bridges of Arunachal Pradesh.
Overnight at hotel Holiday Cottage or similar.
Day 07: Along:
Full day excursion to the interior part of Arunachal Pradesh.
We follow the river Siang in the northern direction & visit
the Bori & Pailibo sub groups of the Adi tribe. After having
packed lunch at the Bori-Adis village we will hike back to the
road head & drive to an Adi-Gallong village.
Day 08: Along-Pasighat ( 105 km/ 4 hr):
After breakfast drive to Pasighat. Enroute we visit
Minyong-Adi villages like Panging. Pasighat, located on the
right bank of the river Siang, is the oldest town in Arunachal.
Overnight at hotel Oman or similar.
Day 09: Pasighat-Aohali-Pasighat:
After breakfast leave for Aohali to see Idu Mishimi tribal
villages. Later back to Pasighat. Overnight at Pasighat.
Day 10: Pasighat-Dibrugarh-Sivasagar( 5 hrs ferry & 2 hrs
Transfer to Sivasagar, the power centre of the mighty Ahoms
who ruled Greater Assam nearly 6 centuries (1228-1826 AD).
This Ahom rule is the golden era of Assam history where Assam
witnessed a high level of civilization. Sivasagar is dotted
with wonderful Ahom monuments reflecting a powerful empire.
Upon arrival check in at hotel Shiva Palace or similar.
In the late afternoon visit Shiva Dol, an Ahom monument which
is believed to be the highest Shiva Temple in India with its
height of 104 ft. By the side of this temple is the massive
Sivasagar tank, another Ahom monument covering an area of 257
acres of land out of which 129 acres are filled with crystal
Day 11 Sivasagar:
After breakfast, we set out for sight seeing of the remains of
the powerful Ahom kingdom in and around Sivasagar town. We
shall cover Charaideo Maidam(where Tai Ahom royals were buried
in mounds),Gargaon Palace, massive Joysagar tank,
Ranghar(Amphitheatre) & Talatal ghar(palace having under
ground storey & tunnels now kept blocked).
Day 12 Sivasagar-Majuli Island (2 hrs drive & 90 min.
ferry)-Sangsua/Gatoonga tea garden:
Transfer to Majuli Island after early breakfast. Majuli is the
largest river island in the world. It is the centre of Assam’s
famous Vaisnavite form of Hinduism. The religious and cultural
traditions are kept alive by the dedicated monks living in the
monasteries locally known as Sattra. The Sattriya dance of
this sect is the latest entry into India’s recognized
We shall visit some monasteries & interact with the celibate
monks. In the late afternoon we return the same way by ferry
and take an hour’s drive to Sangsua/ Gatoonga tea gardens and
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
Day 13: Sangsua/Gatoonga tea garden-Kaziranga National Park
(Approx 75 km/ 2 hr):
First half free at leisure enjoying the tea garden. 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.
Later in the afternoon transfer to 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
& the Eastern Swamp Deer. The park was brought under the
Project Tiger recently for special efforts to protect its near
100 Royal Bengal Tigers. Amongst birds, the park has 25
globally threatened bird species. Overnight at Bonhabi Resort/Jupuri
Ghar or similar.
Day 14: - Kaziranga National Park:
Full day at Kaziranga. We start our Jungle Safari on elephant
back early in the morning in the central range of the park for
one hour. Afterwards, back to hotel and breakfast. After
breakfast we take you deep inside the central range of the
park in a jeep. Then, we come back for lunch and rest for two
hours. Again in the afternoon, we take up another jeep safari
this time covering the western range of the park.
Day15: - Kaziranga-Guwahati Airport (240 km/5 hr):
After breakfast transfer to Guwahati airport for your
The end of the tour.