12 days Assam Arunchal Pradesh Meghalaya Trip

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Northeast India is the easternmost region of India representing the most natural diversity of the country. It comprises eight states—Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.

Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrival at Guwahati airport

Arrive Guwahati airport and transfer to Kamakhya Temple on the Nilachal Hills. After visiting the temple drive to hotel and check in. Afternoon enjoy river cruise at Brahmaputra river . Overnight

 

Day 2:  Guwahati – Cherrapunjee

Post breakfast proceed to cherrapunjee. Driving time approx. 6 hrs to Cherrapunjee. Evening at leisure. Stay at the hotel and Dinner. Overnight

 

Day 3: Cherrapunjee local Sightseeing

Today, after breakfast at your hotel, go on a local Cherrapunjee sightseeing tour of cave exploration and waterfalls. Stay at the hotel for dinner and the night.

 

Day 4: Cherrapunjee-Mawllynnong Village-Dawki-Shillong

Post breakfast drive onwards to Mawllynnong Village a village which is known to be the cleanest village. After that drive to Umgot river where the water crystal clear water and you can also enjoy boat ride at the river. Afternnon drive to Shillong. Shillong where you will be spend the night

 

Day 5: Shillong – Kaziranga National Park (320 kms/6 hrs)

Post breakfast drive to kaziranga National Park. Enroute stop at Mahamritanjay Temple one of the biggest shivalinga. Reach in Kaziranga and check in Resort.Evening free for leisure. Overnight

 

Kaziranga : Apart from world’s endangered One-horned Rhinoceros, the Park sustains half the world’s population of genetically pure Wild Water Buffaloes, over 1000 Wild elephants and perhaps the densest population of Royal Bengal Tigers anywhere. Kaziranga is also a bird watcher’s paradise and home to some 500 species of birds. The Crested Serpent Eagle, Palla’s Fishing Eagle, Gray headed Fishing Eagle, Swamp Partridge, Bar-headed goose, whistling Teal, Bengal Florican, Storks, Herons and Pelicans are some of the species found here.

 

Day 6: Kaziranga-

Enjoy 02 round of jeep safaris inside the park

 

Day 7: Kaziranga – Bhalukpong – Bomdila – Dirang

 

Post early breakfast set off for the beautiful Dirang valley which is a 150 km journey. We drive through Pristine Rupa and Tenga valley where the river Jia Bhoroli will flow along us making a memorable journey for a lifetime.

 

Enroute visit Bhalukpong a picturesque town situated in the foothills of Himalaya and in Assam-Arunachal Border, Later see the Lumun waterfall and Tipi orchidarium.

 

Dirang: Located on the bank of river Kameng(known as Jia Bharali in Assam), Dirang is home to the tribal Mahayana Monapas who had made this small town’s culture rich with its traditions and heritage. It is a place where you will find peace of both body and soul.

 

 

Day 8: Dirang – Sela Pass – Tawang

 

Today after breakfast, depart Dirang for a fascinating drive to Tawang. The road moves along the Dirang River for 10 kms and then the climb starts. After reaching the Sela Pass situated at an altitude of 14,000 ft. this route to Sela Pass from Dirang is sparsely populated and the forest cover is alpine. This famous pass is covered with snow for most of the year as is the Paradise Lake, a small lake, which is frozen at this time of the year. From Sela it is downhill to Tawang Chu River. The drive now is bewitching with piercing snow peaks towering above you, waterfalls (some frozen) at every corner and a gushing Nuranang river accompanying you all the way! Expect snowfall on the way. This region was the scene of heavy fighting between Chinese and Indian troops in the war of 1962. 1 hr from Sela as you cross the Tawang Chu, take a diversion to visit the spectacular Nuranang Falls where scenes from the SRK-Madhuri Dixit starrer “Koyla” were shot. Tawang Township (alt. 10,000 ft.) is situated on the north bank of this river and it takes 1 hour from the Tawang Chu Bridge. Arrive and check into your hotel. After lunch visit the famous Tawang Monastery. The 300 year old Monastery, locally called “Gompa” is considered to be the oldest in India and second largest Monastery in Asia after Lhasa in Tibet. The Monastery stands on the spur of a hill over 12000 ft. above the sea level. It accommodates over 500 monks and houses priceless Buddhist texts and scriptures. The Tibetan influence here is unmistakable, with the elaborately painted wooden windows and other motifs. Prayer flags flutter in the breeze and inside, the monks light lamps and drone in joint prayer. An 8mt high gilded statue of the Buddha is seated here, as are numerous ancient Thankas or traditional paintings and manuscripts. Dinner and overnight at Tawang.

 

 

Day 9: Tawang

 

Post breakfast visit Tawang Monastry the second highest Monastry in India, Nunnery, Craft Centre, 4th Dalai Lama Birth Centre and War memorial. Overnight

 

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Early breakfast visit the Bumla pass, PTSO Lake and other lakes in the area and Bumla Pass the India/China Border than smaller vehicles have to be hired locally to visit this area which is approx.35kms from Tawang). Overnight

Note: Bumla pass and other lakes visit subject to permit which is provided by Govt Authority and for that you need to hire local vehicle. We can arrange at an extra cost of Rs.6000/- Per vehicle

 

 

Day 10: Tawang – Bomdila

Today an early breakfast visit Urgelling Gompa – birthplace of 6th Dalai Lama. After that start our return journey towards another nature’smasterpiece

 

Bomdila: It is a small town which is the headquarters of the West Kameng district. Set amongst the mighty Himalayas at an altitude of 2530m above sea level it gives the most picturesque view. The sight of the snow-clad mountains, the landscape from the highest point and the Nechipu Pass is just enchanting and indescribable.

 

On reaching Bomdila check in at hotel for some refreshment. Later visit the Gontse Rabgyaling Monastery/ GRL Monastery (Upper Gompa) and Lower Gompa. These Buddhist Gompas give you a sneak peek of the traditions of Buddhism. You can also visit the local market and check out beautifulTibetian-styletrinketsandotherstationaries.

 

In the evening, return back to hotel and relax for the night.

 

DAY 11: Bomdila – Guwahati     7 – 8 hrs   270 km

Today we start our return journey back to Guwahati via Kalaktang and Shergaon enjoying the beautiful surrounding. Shergaon is a budding destination and the hub of various agricultural products like Apple, Kiwi, Peach, Maze etc. The whole journey will take around 7 -9 hrs depending on weather and road conditions.

 

DAY 12: Guwahati Departure

Today is the last day of our Tawang Guwahati package tour. With a heavy heart and full of sweet memories bid adieu to this wonderful land. Check out from hotel post breakfast transfer to airport/railway station accordingly.

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