01 : Shillong - Arrival, Welcome Ceremony
You will be received at Guwahati and after
a welcome ceremony transferred to Shillong
(100 kms 3 hrs). Have Lunch enroute at Borapani
Umiam Lake, a majestic placid lake with
its surrounding sylvan hills. Check in at
your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Shillong.
Day 02 :
After an Early morning breakfast drive down to
Krem Mawmluh Cave.
This cave is located half a km west of Cherrapunjee
adjacent to the small hamlet of Mawmluh. The cave
has five river passages with impressive proportions.
The cave has a length of over seven Kms. Explore
the cave under the guidance of Best caving experts
of South Asia. Also visit the Waterfalls of Cherrapunjee
(fourth tallest waterfall-Nohkalikai is at Cherrapunji)
& Living root Bridges. Overnight stay in Cherrapunjee.
03 : An early wake up call and breakfast in the
morning and ready to walk to theDouble Decker Livng Root Bridge.
An engineering marvel of Indegenous Khasi Tribesmen.
Who weaved the routes of the ereca tree to make
bridges across streams. Return to Chera Tourist
Resort after a picnic lunch at the bridge. Evening
at leisure to experience the breathtaking views
of the Khasi hills and the plains of Bangladesh.
Overnight at Cherapunjee.
04 : After breakfast drive to Shillong, the 'Scotland
of the East".
En-route encounter Elephanta falls and Shillong
peak for some breathtaking views. Overnight at Shillong.
Day 05 : Shillong:
Sightseeing at Shillong, admire the beauty of Shillong
also called Scotland of the East. It is erstwhile
capital of undivided Assam; present North-East and
home to the Khasi Highland tribes. Overnight at
Day 06 : Shillong-Kaziranga (280 kms 5 hrs drive)
Afdter a leissurely breakfast drive onto famous
Kaziranga National park. Overnight at Kaziranga
Day 07 : Kaziranga: Elephant Safari, Rhino.
chasing a unicorn rhino along with a wide range
of rare species. After lunch again take jeep safari
to the central area of the park. Rest of the day
at leisure to explore nature. Overnight at tourist
Day 08 : Kaziranga-Kohima
Driev to Kohima after breakfast (225 kms 4hrs drive).
On arrival lunch at Kohima and proceed to Touphema
Village Resort (41 kms from Kohima) run by Angami
Naga village community. Overnight at Touphema Tourist
Day 09 : Touphema-Kohima-Hornbill Festival
After breakfast check out of the village resort
& drive to Kohima to attend the inauguration
of Hornbill Festival (December 1st to 5th). It is
a festival where Naga tribes come together and celebrate.
All Naga warriors use the hornbill feather as a
headgear, which is how this occasion was being named
hornbill festival. This five days festival has Cultural
Events, Traditional Dances & Folk Songs, display
of Handloom & Handicrafts, Ethnic Naga food
Stalls, Exhibition of flowers, Arts & Crafts
etc. It also highlights traditional and modern fashion
show & beauty contests and promotes upcoming
young artiste. Post lunch visit the WW II Cemetery,
nestled in the heart of Kohima town, where one of
the fiercest battles was fought. On a huge stone
in in-laid bronze the following famous words remained
one of the undoubting courage displayed by the war
heroes in order to preserve the freedom of the future
"When you go home Tell them of us and say For
your Tomorrow We gave our today" Also visit
The State Museum, located at Bayani hill kohima,
it gives you a peep into the various aspects of
Naga Culture. It displays dioramas of the lifestyle
of the Naga tribes. Artifacts, handlooms, &
Handicrafts, Tools & Implements, Gems &
Jewelry, Coins & Ancient weaponry will give
you an idea of the rich Culture and Heritage of
the native people. Proceed to Kepfiizha (Kigwema
village) and check into Dimori Cove Guest. Overnight
stay at Dimori Cove.
Day 10 : Kipfiizha-Dziikuo valley
Morning drive to Dziikou valley via Jakhama village.
The drive will end at a point from where one has
to trek up to the Dzukou valley, which takes 4hrs.
Dzukou valley is at a height of 2438 mts is on the
southwest side of Japfu ranges. It is at a distance
of 25 kms from Kohima and can be approached from
different routes via Jakhoma, Viswema on NH 39.
This valley is a place of Solace and Tranquility
and provides the right atmosphere for all Eco Adventures,
Nature lovers, Trekkers. Bamboo brush, a tough dwarf
bamboo predominates the vegetation and it gives
an appearance of a fully mown lawn from afar. The
serpentine streams & rivulets flows leisurely
through the valley freeze during winter. Rhododendrons
adorn the hills, rocks during spring. Summer brings
its own variety of flowers to the valley, during
this season, the valley looks a veritable "Garden
of Eden". For all lovers of adventure and trekking,
Dziikou beckons with the refrain, which seems to
say- "All you seekers of Adventure, And lovers
of tough treks, Come and be my guest- And drink
deep of my beauty." Overnight in the rest house/rock
caves or tents.
Day 11 : Dziikou Valley Kipfiizha
Morning Explore Dzikou valley. The call of Dziikou
is irresistible for trekkers. This is the best trekking
spot in the NE Region. Post Lunch return to Dimori
Cove and proceed to Hornbill Festival. Overnight
stay at Dimori Cove.
12 : Kohima-Khonoma
Morning check out of Dimori Cove & drive
to Khonoma (20 kms)Angami Tribal village
and the home village of father of Naga Nationalist
movement Angami Phizo. This village located
on top of a hillock has a pastoral beauty
of its own. This was where the Last part
of the Anglo Naga War was fought. Return
to Kohima for overnight stay.
13 : Kohima- Jorhat: Tea Capital of the world, the
Thengal Mansion, Assamese village .
Early in the morning, we will drive to Jorhat (200
Kms 4 hrs), the tea-capital of Assam. On arrival
at Jorhat, you will be accommodated in the Thengal
Mansion, a historic ancestral house of a Tea Planter
amidst an Asssamese village, 15 kms from Jorhat.
The 72-year old Thangal Mansion is to answer the
queries on Assamese culture and tradition. After
lunch and rest, take a walk in a nearby village
to see the simplicity of their lives.
Day 14 : Sibasagar: Ranghar, Tolatol.
Early in the morning we will depart for Sibasagar,
the ancient capital of ahom kingdom (1699-1788).
Taking a brief rest after lunch, visit Ranghar the
Capital and military station of Ahom Kings, then
we visit the Tolatol Ghar a seven storied building-
Four above and Three Below the ground. The other
significant archaeological remains in Sibasagar
are Shiva Doul, Vishnu Doul and the Tombs of Ahom
Kings and Queens in Charaideo Hillock. Return to
Jorhat for overnight stay.
Day 15 : Jorhat-Majuli: Biggest River
Island, presentation on wild life.
Early morning drive to Majuli the biggest River
Island in the world and seat of Baishnavite monasteries.
You will cross-mighty Brahmaputra on a ferry to
reach this historic Island. Overnight stay at the
Govt. circuit house at Majuli.
Day 16 : Majuli: Baishnavite Monastery, Cultural
Majuli, the biggest river island, laps Kamalabari
Satra and Auniati Satra, centers of Vaishnavite
culture. Early morning visit to these satras and
admire the close proximity of nature that thrills.
Arrive back at Circuit house and in the evening
enjoy the cultural display by the artists.
Day 17 : Guwahati: River cruise, City.
Early morning drive to Guwahati (340 kms 6hrs).
On arrival check in to your hotel. In the evening
set out on a River cruise to watch the sun go down
the Brahmaputra River and see yourself why the river
is locally called 'Luit'- colour of blood. Overnight
at your hotel.
Day 18 : Guwahati: Assam
Silk, Pilgrimage centres.
Today you will visit Sualchuci, the Manchester of
Assam. Which produces some of the finest qualities
of 'Adi' and 'Muga' silks hand-woven and presented
in colourful dresses. There are lots if you want
to buy as souvenir. Also visit Hajo an all religion
pilgrimage centre. Arrive back at your hotel by
afternoon. Rest of day at leisure.
Day19 : Farewell, departure. Day free till the time of departure
from Guwahati airport/railway station.