NORTH EAST SPLENDOUR

12 DAYS 11 NIGHTS

Shillong (3N) – Bhalukpong (1N) – Dirang (1N) – Tawang (2N) – Bomdila (1N) – Kaziranga (2N) – Guwahati (1N)

 

FIXED DEPARTURE DATES: 22 DEC 2017 & 29 MAR 2018

 

ACCOMMODATION:

SHILLONG

KNIGHT INN

DELUXE

BHALUKPONG

WAII INTERNATIONAL

STANDARD

DIRANG

PEMALING RESORT

DELUXE

TAWANG

TAKTSANG HOTEL

DELUXE

BOMDILA

TSEPAL YANGNON

DELUXE

KAZIRANGA

WILD GRASS / PRAYAG EMARALD

COTTAGE

GUWAHATI

HOTEL RIVIERA

DELUXE

 

RATE PER PERSON IN CP PLAN ON TWIN SHARING BASIS: Rs 27,700 /- + GST 5%

DINNER SUPPLEMENT: Rs 5,645 /- + GST 5% per person for 11 number of dinners.

 

Note: Pure vegetarian food will be available for the guest on demand.

 

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TOUR PLAN:

 

DAY 1: ARRIVE GUWAHATI – SHILLONG (150 KM / 2 -3 Hrs)

Meet and greet upon arrival by our Driver and then transfer to Shillong. The ‘Scotland of East’ lies in the centre of a plateau surrounded by Khasi hills. Enroute visit Umium Lake/Park – “Barapani”, Popular among the locals for its adventure water sports. In the evening you can visit the Police Bazaar.  Overnight accommodation will be in Shillong.

 

Umain Lake popularly known as Barapani, this is the biggest artificial lake in the State. Surrounded by sylvan hills and wrapped in the beauty of an assortment of green Khasi-pines and the azure blue skies. Developed upon the reservoir of the Umiam Hydro Electric Project, the Water Sports Complex provides a choice of row-boats, paddle-boats, cruise boats, sailing boats, water scooters and speed boats. This is a very popular place for picnic, fishing and water sports. M.T.D.C. had started operating water-sports in the area.

 

DAY 2: SHILLONG

After Breakfast, full day sightseeing of Shillong. The ‘Scotland of the East’ lies in the centre of a plateau surrounded by Khasi hills. The gorgeous city offers amazing tourist spots.

 

Enroute sightseeing includes: Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous Culture, Ward’s Lake, Lady Hydari Park, Golf Course, Elephant Falls, Shillong Peak. Later come back to hotel. Overnight accommodation will be in Shillong.

 

DAY 3: SHILLONG – CHERRAPUNJEE – SHILLONG (~150 KMS)

After Breakfast, excursion to Cherrapunjee. The sightseeing points: Ramakrishna School and Museum, Eco Park, Nohsngithiang Falls, Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Mawkdok Dympep Valley View, Mawsmai Cave and Arwah Cave. Later return back to Shillong Hotel.

 

Cherrapunjee is framed as the wettest place on Earth is 60 kms from Shillong. The journey from Shillong to Cherrapunjee offers a pleasant drive as one witness numerous waterfalls & gorges. Longer stay gives opportunity to the visitor to explore limestone caves & waterfalls, the amazing living root bridges and galore of water & adventure activities. While the must visit places are the gorgeous Seven Sisters falls and the Mawsmai cave is in your tour plan. Overnight accommodation will be in Shillong.

 

DAY 4: SHILLONG – BHALUKPONG (310 KMS / 7-8 Hrs)

After Breakfast, transfer from Shillong to Bhalukpong. En-route cross River Brahmaputra through the Bhumuraguri Bridge and Nameri National Park. Overnight accommodation will be in Bhalukpong.

 

DAY 5: BHALUKPONG – DIRANG (140 KMS / 5-6 Hrs)

After Breakfast you will transfer to another Heaven on Earth location which is Dirang. On the way you will be visiting to Tipi Orchid Sanctuary and Research Centre. Overnight accommodation will be in Dirang.

 

Dirang: Dirang 40 kms from Bomdila is situated at an altitude of 1497 meters. It is an ideal hill resort in West Kameng district with beautiful Apple Nursery, Kiwi Farm, Yak Research Centre, Buddhist Gompa, Hot Water Spring and ancient Dirang Jong (Fort). It is the base camp for trekking to Gorichen peak and other bird watching trails.

 

DAY 6: DIRANG – TAWANG (150 KMS / 6-5 Hrs)

After breakfast transfer to Tawang. While going to Tawang you will be visiting: Jaswant Garh, Sella Pass and Nurarang Falls. Overnight accommodation will be in Tawang.

 

DAY 7: TAWANG

After Breakfast, Full day exploration of Tawang which includes the major ones are:

 

Tawang Monastery (Gaden Namgyal Lhatse): Tawang Monastery about 400 years old, situated at an altitude of approximately 10,000 ft. is the second largest Buddhist monastery in India. It also holds the distinction of being the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama. The monastery is the house of more than 700 monks.

 

Urqelling Monastery: It is the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama who is the only Indian to have risen to such a high position in Gelupka Sect of Buddhism so far. Inside the monastery there are several Stupas and people from all walks of life visit this place during Buddhist New Year to get the blessing for the coming year. 

 

The Craft Center: The craft center in Tawang sells beautiful masks, hand woven carpets, jewellery in silver, coral and amber, ‘chubas’ the local dress and delightful affordable mementos. 

 

Tawang War Memorial: After lunch around 3: 30 pm we will leave for Tawang War Memorial. The memorial is dedicated to the martyrs of the 1962 Sino-Indian war. The memorial is 40-foot-high and like a stupa in design. It is locally called ‘Namgyal Chortan’. The names of 2420 martyrs imprinted in gold on 32 black granite plagues. Overnight accommodation will be in Tawang.

 

Special attraction: At 4:30 pm we will have Light & Sound Show which will describe 1962 Sino-India war and the Hero’s of the war, about their struggle and martyrdom. Back to hotel. Overnight in Tawang.

 

DAY 8: TAWANG –BOMDILLA (190 KMS / 6-7 Hrs)

After Breakfast transfer from Tawang to Bomdila. En-route visit Nurarang / Jung Falls. Overnight accommodation will be in Bomdila.

 

Bomdila is on the way to Tawang, situated at height of 8500 ft (distance from Tezpur 180 kms), Bomdila is a picturesque town in the foothills of Himalayas and the headquarter of West Kameng District the land of the Monpa, Sherdukpen, Aka (Hrusso), Miji and Bogun (Khawas) tribes. One can see the brilliant landscape and snow-clad Go richen ranges of the Himalaya on a clear day. The places of interest in Bomdila to visit:

 

Bomdila Monastery: The monastery has been built under the guidance of Dalai Lama. It is a residence of more than 200 Buddhist monks. From the monastery one can have the breathtaking view of the entire Bomdila. The time of pray is in dawn and dusk, attending which, one can have the absolute peace of mind.

 

Also visit Craft Center, where very fine wooden carpets of colorful designs and Masks are produced.


 
Bomdila also offers a Bird's eye view of Kangto and Go richen peaks (highest peaks in the state) amidst the Himalayan landscape and snow clad ranges.

 

DAY 9: BOMDILA – KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK (240 KMS / 6-7 Hrs)

After breakfast, Check out of the hotel and visit the Craft Centre which Opens at 9:00 am and produces very fine, colorful exquisite 'dragon' designs carpets, Buddhist Thangkas (wall hangings) and masks. And the Lower Gompa which is opposite to each other. Later set off to Kaziranga.

 

Overnight accommodation will be in Kaziranga

 

DAY 10: KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

Early morning Elephant Ride (Either Central “KOHORA” or Western Range “BAGORI”)
(Optional: Unless it is mentioned in the inclusion).

 

Probable sighting during the Elephant Ride: One Horn Rhino is the major attraction, apart from that other species are Hog Deer, Swamp Deer, Asiatic Water Buffalo, Asian Elephants and if you are lucky then Royal Bengal Tiger. Later return back to hotel/Resort for breakfast.

 

Ride timings: 5.30 AM/6.30 AM/ 7.30 AM

 

After breakfast you can visit “Kaziranga orchid and Biodiversity Park”. Afternoon 2.00 PM you will have JEEP SAFARI/GAME DRIVE in Central range/Western Range. Overnight accommodation will be in Kaziranga.

 

Kaziranga National Park , A World Heritage Site covering 430 square kilometres on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra, 217km east of Guwahati, occupies a vast valley floor against a backdrop of the Karbi Anglong Hills. Its rivulets, shallow lakes and semi-evergreen forested highlands blend into marshes and flood plains covered with tall elephant grass teeming with deer and wild buffalos. However, the big draw, is the park’s famous yet highly endangered one-horned rhinos, best observed from the back of an elephant first thing on a winter’s morning. Tiger sightings are relatively rare, despite the park’s official claim to have the highest density of tigers of any park in the world. Jeeps take you deeper into the forest than elephants, but cannot get nearly as close to the rhinos and buffalo. The abundant birdlife includes egrets, herons, storks, fish eagles, kingfishers and a grey pelican colony.

 

It has become synonymous with successful conservations of Great One Horn Rhinoceros / Unicornis and also a home of many other threatened species including Indian Elephant, Royal Bengal Tiger, Hoolock Gibbon, Ganges dolphin, Sambar, Barasingha or Swamp Deer, Hog Deer, Indian Muntjac, Water Buffalo and Gaur etc. Among the reptiles’ species like Water Monitor Lizard, Indian python, Cobra and the King Cobra are found.

 

DAY 11: KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK – GUWAHATI (250 KMS / 4-5 Hrs)

After breakfast, road to Guwahati. After arriving, check in hotel and you can go for sightseeing according to time. Among the city sightseeing there is the State Emporium, Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra (A museum of Assam diverse culture). Among the Temples are - Maa Kamakhya temple, or you can also visit Umananda Island (The smallest inhabited island of India)There is a Shiva temple in the island and the only way to go there is through a ferry. Evening you can have walk around the market and can find shops with fine “Muga Silk” dresses. Overnight accommodation will be in Guwahati.

 

DAY 12: GUWAHATI DEPARTURE

After Breakfast, transfer to Guwahati Airport / Railway station for your departure.

 

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