- Trip Outline
- Tour Map
Starting from Meghalaya, you will visit Shillong, a charming hill-station with rich colonial heritage and bustling with stylish Khasi men and women. The tour will eventually enter the verdant mountains of Nagaland, you will cross through the Patkai Ranges and the Naga Hills, lands inhabited by the sixteen ever-fierce Naga tribes. In Assam, you will visit Majuli, a large island which sits right in the lapse of the peaceful waters of the mighty Brahmaputra River.
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Arrival in Guwahati - ShillongWelcome at the airport and transfer to Umiam Lake. Night in homestay.
Nongpoh – CherrapunjeeAfter breakfast, drive to Cherrapunjee, where the sign “the rainiest place on planet Earth” greets you. The road to Cherrapunjee through the East Khasi Hills winds through dense pine and oak forests, full of ferns and orchids. En route are dramatic gorges and ravines, waterfalls and limestone caves. After whole day of sightseeing, stay at hotel.
CherrapunjeeAfter breakfast, go for a trek (around 3000 steps) to the root bridge of Cherrapunjee with a local guide. You have the option of visiting the single decker bridge or unique double decker bridge. Picnic and swim in natural pools. Night in resort. Option: Trekking to Umkar Living Root Bridge (1 hr walk) Walk to Laitkynsew View Point (1 hr walk) Walk to Nongwar View Point (1 hr walk) Trekking to Umunoi Living Root Bridge (3 hrs walk) Trekking to double decker Root Bridge (5/6 hrs) Trekking to Kongthong Village (2d/1n)
Cherrapunjee – NongpohRoad back to Nongpoh via Shillong. Night in homestay.
Nongpoh – Kaziranga NPAfter breakfast drive to Kaziranga National Park. Night in hotel/resort.
Kaziranga NPIn this delightful day, you will embark on thrilling jeep safaris which will go deep inside the wilderness of the national park, through grasslands and teeming forests. There are four forest belts in Kaziranga, namely Agoratoli (eastern range) which is primarily dense forest, Kohora (central range) grasslands and home to majority of the rhinos, Bagori (western range) has mixed grasslands and forest and the offbeat Burapahar range which has a hilly forested terrain. Apart from the jeep safaris in the forest ranges and wildlife corridors, visitors can also enjoy a river safari at the confluence of Dhansiri and Brahmaputra rivers to spot the river dolphins, aquatic species, migratory wetland birds and also perhaps the tiger! Night in resort.
Kaziranga NP – KohimaAfter breakfast, drive to Kohima in Nagaland. Located in the Naga Hills, Kohima is a beautiful hill station bustling with members of various Naga tribes. In and around Kohima, you will visit various sustainable villages of the tribes, interact with them and taste the Naga cuisine which is famous throughout India for its variety of meat and exoticness. Stay will be in a homestay or a hotel.
Kohima – MokokchungDrive all the way to Mokokchung in the centre of the state. On the way, you can stop in Tuophema. Take a walk before you dine on local cuisine. Night in hotel.
MokokchungSpend the day discovering the cultural hub of Nagaland. Observe the lifestyle of the Ao Tribe, visit their homes, and learn more about their customs. Visit the district art and culture museum and the town centre to look for handwoven shawls. Another great excursion can be to the nearby village of Mopungchuket. Night in hotel.
Mokokchung – JorhatDrive to Jorhat. Enroute visit the oldest Tea Research & Training Institute. In the evening, enjoy a life quite different from the normal, a feeling of life like old British Tea Planters. Night in bungalow.
Jorhat – MajuliAfter breakfast, drive to Neematighat and take a boat cruise to Majuli (1 or 2 hrs upstream boat cruise - the time depends upon the water level of the river) - one of the largest inhabited river island in the world and famous for the Vaishnavite Satras or monasteries and its culture. Enroute there is a possibility of sighting flocks of migratory water birds and the Gangetic River Dolphin. Visit the monasteries and interface with tribes on the island. Night in bamboo hut.
MajuliFull day visit of Majuli by car/cycle/motorcycle. Explore the satras, its dancing monks and Mishing villages. This day will also acquaint you with Majuli's textile heritage as you visit small weaving villages along the Brahmaputra river that are entirely sustained by this cottage industry. After interacting with the weavers, it will soon become evident that the sociocultural life of these communities are significantly expressed in their textiles and patterns. Continue on to visit a mask painters’ workshop and a potters’ village. Pottery is made by hand from beaten clay (not on potters’ wheels) and burnt in driftwood-fired kilns; this is said to be the same method used by the people of the ancient Harrappan Civilisation. In addition, if you are interested, Majuli Island is a bird watchers’ paradise; it is home to nearly one hundred species of birds, including many rare and endangered species, such as the greater adjutant stork, pelican and the whistling teal. Night in traditional bamboo hut.
Majuli – GuwahatiMorning take a ferry ride across Brahmaputra River to arrive at Nimatighat and drive down to Guwahati. Night in hotel.
Departure from GuwahatiTransfer to the airport. End of our services.
- Explore 3 states in 2 weeks
- Interact with the cheerful Nagas
- Discover Kaziranga National Park
- Trek to the double-deck living root bridge