14D NORTH-EAST INDIA TOUR package takes you to Bhalukpong, Dirang, Tawang, Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh and Kaziranga, Jorhat, Majuli and Guwahati in Assam.
The north-east region of India is surely one of the most intriguing parts of the country. It is a narrow strip squeezed between the two nations of Bhutan and Bangladesh. Owing to its topography, north-east India is an unexplored paradise with numerous delights. Known as the ‘Seven Sisters’, north-east India is a treasure chest of culture, heritage, history, traditions, natural beauty, adventures and soulful experiences. Thus, a tour to any destination in north-east India offers unforgettable memories of good times.
The distance between Guwahati & Shillong is 115 Km | The distance between Shillong & Bhalukpong is 301 Km |The distance between Bhalukpong & Dirang is 139 Km |The distance between Dirang & Tawang is 129 Km |The distance between Tawang & Bomdila is 170 Km |The distance between Bomdila & Kaziranga is 188 Km |The distance between Kaziranga & Jorhat is 137 Km |The distance between Jorhat & Majuli Island is 42.5 Km |The distance between Majuli Island & Guwahati is 347 Km
Shillong | 03 N || Bhalukpong | 01 N
Dirang | 01 N || Tawang | 02 N
Bomdila | 01 N || Kaziranga | 01 N
Jorhat | 01 N || Majuli | 02 N
Guwahati | 01 N
Day 01: Guwahati to Shillong
On arrival at Guwahati airport/Railway Station, get transferred to Shillong, also called 'Scotland of the East" (100 km 3 hrs). While travelling, see the majestic Umiam Lake (Barapani). On arrival at Shillong, check in to your hotel. Evening, visit the local market. Overnight in Shillong.
Day 02: Shillong : Cherapunjee : Shillong
After breakfast proceed to Cherrapunjee (60 km 1½hrs). Visit the famous Nohsngithiang & Nohkalikai falls. Explore some of the caves in and around Cherrapunjee. Evening return to Shillong, en-route visit the Elephanta falls and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views. Overnight in Shillong.
Day 03: Day trip to MAWLLYNNONG village
After breakfast, visit the cleanest village in India. The village offers many interesting sights such as the living root bridge and a strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another rock. It is along the Indo-Bangladesh border. Evening return to Shillong. Overnight in Shillong.
Day 04: Shillong to Bhalukpong
After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Go for a half day local sightseeing which includes Wards Lake, Lady Hydari Park, and Don Bosco Museum. Proceed to Bhalukpong Check in at your hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Bhalukpong.
Day 05: Bhalukpong to Dirang
After breakfast, proceed to Dirang. On the way visit Tippi, an orchidarium with over 7500 orchids. Continue your drive, and do not forget to keep your cameras handy as you cross beautiful waterfalls to get some spectacular views. Check in to your hotel. Early evening visit the regional apple Nursery, kiwi farm, dzong (fort), hot water spring. Overnight stay in Dirang.
Day 06: Dirang to Tawang
After breakfast, proceed to Tawang. On the way visit the war cemetery. Continue with the drive till you reach Sela Pass. It is famous for high altitude lakes & scenic beauty & is ideal for ice skating during winter. Check in the hotel on arrival. Overnight stay in Tawang
Day 07: Tawang
After breakfast, visit Tawang Monastery, Namgye Lhaste, PTSO Lake, Gorsham Chorten, Gontse Garden, Singar Ani Gompa. Evening return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Tawang.
Day 08: Tawang to Bomdila
After breakfast, proceed to Bomdila. Check in the hotel. After lunch visit Upper Gonpa, Lower Gonpa & Bomdila View Point. Bomdila offers a wonderful panoramic view of Himalayan landscapes and snow-clad ranges. Evening visit the local market. Overnight stay in Bomdila.
Day 09: Bomdila to Kaziranga
After breakfast, get transferred to Kaziranga, the home of the “One Horned Rhinoceros” (280 km 7 hrs), Check in at your hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Kaziranga.
Day 10: Kaziranga to Jorhat
Early morning, go for Elephant ride @5:30 A.M/6: 30 A.M. (Subject to availability and allotment from forest department). Return for breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast proceed for a Jeep safari in the Central Range. With Kohora as the entry point, the Central Range covers the Daphlang and Kathpora. Later enjoy Local Village & Tea Garden (Outer View) tour.
After lunch, proceed to Jorhat, the tea capital of Assam. On arrival at Jorhat, check in to the hotel. Take a walk in the nearby village to see the simplicity of their lives. Overnight in Jorhat.
Day 11: Jorhat to Majuli
After breakfast, proceed to Majuli the biggest River Island in the Brahmaputra river. You will cross the mighty Brahmaputra on a ferry to reach this historic Island. Overnight at Majuli.
Day 12: Majuli
After breakfast, visit Kamalabari Satra (socio-religious institution) and Auniati Satra, centres of Vaishnavite culture. This Vaishnavite spot preserves ancient artifacts and articles. Return to the hotel and in the evening enjoy the cultural display by the artists. Overnight in Majuli.
Day 13: Majuli : Guwahati
After breakfast, proceed to Guwahati. On arrival, check in to your hotel. In the evening set out on a River cruise to watch the sun go down over the Brahmaputra River. Overnight at Guwahati.
Day 14: Guwahati
After breakfast check out from the hotel. Visit Kamakhya Temple and get transferred to Guwahati airport/railway station for onward journey.
Shillong, a beautiful city encircled by pine trees, is the capital of Meghalaya. It derives its name from Lei Shyllong, an idol worshipped at the Shillong Peak. Shillong provides relief from the heat across the country. This hill station is known for its picturesque sights and traditions. The soothing climate makes Shillong suitable to visit in all seasons. The light drizzles and the cool gentle wind adds to the joy of visiting this hill station. This place is also known as the ‘Scotland of the East’.
Cherrapunji is a tourist place which everyone visits when they are in Shillong. With its pristine beauty and a clean fresh environment, Cherrapunjee refreshes you. The waterfalls in the area only compliment the climate and the flattering pleasant air around. These include the Dain Thelen falls, Noh Sngithiang falls, Noh Kalikai falls and more. This rainy misty place is also famous for astounding tourists with unique attractions like the living root bridge, Mawllynnong village and the crystal clear Dawki river.
Provides a complete experience with wildlife and a host of activities complimenting its natural beauty. The Kameng River makes the town even more attractive. Bhalukpong offers hiking, trekking, camping and fishing opportunities. Nearby the Pakhui game sanctuary hosts exotic birds, along with tigers, elephants, barking deer and more.
It is a little village which lies hidden in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh and stands as a gateway to the state’s most celebrated tourist destination of Tawang. The picturesque scenic beauty, rustic charm and simplicity of the ever smiling people of Dirang make it a paradise for nature lovers, landscape photographers and adventure seekers.
The beautiful town of Tawang, also pronounced as Dawang, is located at a height of about 3048m. It is famous as the birthplace of the Dalai Lama. Tawang is the place to go for monasteries, with the Tawang Monastery being the most popular one and extremely sacred for the Buddhists. Tawang is a place which will flatter you with its natural beauty wrapped in the scent of spirituality. The beautiful Tipi Orchid Sanctuary is also an added attraction.
The small town of Bomdila is set amongst the lofty ranges of the mighty Himalayas at an altitude of 2,530 m above sea level. It is a remote destination and has escaped the virtual tourist invasion in recent times. Bomdila is known for its scenic environs along with its Buddhist monasteries and apple orchids. It also attracts the adventure seeker with its numerous trekking trails.
Kaziranga National Park is a protected area in the northeast Indian state of Assam. Spread across the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River, its forests, wetlands and grasslands are home to tigers, elephants and the world’s largest population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses. Ganges River dolphins swim in the park’s waters. It’s visited by many rare migratory birds, and grey pelicans roost near Kaziranga village. (Remains open from 1st October to 31st March)
The beautiful, cultural and artistic city of Jorhat is famous for tea plantations which form a major tourist attraction. There are as many as 135 tea gardens in Jorhat. Jorhat's rich culture and heritage also have numerous tourist attractions. Thengal Bhawan, Raja Maidam, Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary and Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar are some of the major places of interest here. The Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar is the oldest and the most famous place of worship in Assam, which attracts a lot of tourists every year.
With a total area of 1250 sq. km, Majuli is the world's largest river island and it attracts tourists from all over the world. Among one of the most surreal places in India, Majuli is also a strong contender for a place in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Mostly inhabited by Tribals, the culture of Majuli is unique and quite interesting and is one of the key reasons why people love this place so much. It is also called the cultural capital of Assam. The festivals celebrated here are all joyous and vibrant. The main festival in the town of Majuli is called Raas and witnessing it is an interesting spectacle."
Guwahati is home to a large number of old temples, all of which have interesting stories and legends behind them. The Kamakhya temple, arguably the most visited temple in the city. Other temples in Guwahati worth visiting include the Umananda temple and the Navagraha temple. Guwahati offers local Assamese foods in its menus.