Northeast India is no longer a remote destination fitted for packpackers. You can now discover its beauties in stunning properties and enjoy its hospitality without exiting your comfort zone.
You start your journey in Guwahati, gateway of the Northeast. Flanked completely by mountains with the Brahmaputra River flowing past, the city is known for its unique Kamakhya Temple, which is shaped like a beehive.
Continue to Umiam Lake to stay in a lovely resort on the way to Shillong. Hit the road to Cherrapunjee, the heaviest rainfall destination in the world. Visit Noh-ka-Likai falls and a few caves in and around Cherapunjee. Finally, head to the Kaziranga National Park, home to the unique one-horned rhinoceros and many other animals.
Continue towards Jorhat where you will be welcome in a beautiful house amidst a tea plantation. You will be able to visit the tea factory and participate a tea tasting!
You will then cross the mighty Brahmaputra by ferry to visit Majuli, world’s 2nd larger island. A hotbed of ancient Assamese culture, the island is home to numerous medieval monasteries where monks young and old learn a unique form of arts, music, drama, dance and Neo-Vaishnavite philosophy. The island is also home to other Assamese tribes such as Mishings, Deoris and Kacharis.
Finally, you leave the Assamese plain to explore Nagaland and its fiercy warriors. Witness the Hornbill Festival from your luxurious camp especially set up for the occasion, if you plan to travel end of November – Beginning of December.
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