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Tribal and Culture Tour

Guwahati - Aizawl - Silchar - Unakoti - Kailashahar - Agartala - Imphal - Ukhrul - Kohima - Khonoma - Kohima - Touphema - Mokokchung - Jorhat - Kaziranga - Shillong - Cherrapunjee - Guwahati
21 Nights - 22 Days

01 Day: Guwahati – Aizawl (By Air)

Welcome to India! On arrival at the Guwahati airport board your connecting flight for Aizawal. Assistance on arrival at the Aizawl airport and transfer to the hotel, our representative will assist and escort you to the booked hotel, whilst the room key and check-in is organized. You will be briefed about the tour and services. All documents will be handed over to you with traveling brief and interaction for any query in terms of tour and services. Rest of the time is for leisure, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

02 Day: Aizawl – Day trip to Reiek (29 km: 1 hr: one way)

After breakfast drive towards Reiek Mountain, visiting Mizo typical village, (State Govt. has set up Mizo typical village for show casing & implementing of Mizo ethnic culture). Hike to the peak (30mins uphill trek at leisure. the peak has 360 degree view). Lunch at Tourist Cafeteria. Evening back to Aizawl for dinner and overnight stay

03 Day: Aizawl – Silchar (180 kms: 7 - 8 hrs)

After early breakfast, proceed towards Silchar. On arrival check into Hotel Borail View. Dinner and overnight stay.

04 Day: Silchar

After early breakfast, visit Khaspur, it is located 20 km from Silchar. Here you can find the ruins of a great Dimasa kingdom .The main attractions are the Lion Gate, the Sun Gate and aged old kings temple. Dolu Lake, One of the most beautiful lake in Silchar and a photographer's delight, this lake is a peaceful spot to spend some quality time alone or with your loved ones. Maniharan tunnel is only a few kilometers from Silchar and is a wonderful place for tourists. According to Hindus, the tunnel was constructed during the days of Lord Krishna and was once used by him. Afterwards return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

05 Day: Silchar – Unakoti – Kailashahar (152 kms: 6 hrs)

Morning after breakfast check out, and drive to Kailashahar, enroute visit Unakoti, on the slope of the hills, you can see rock cut & stone images belonging to 7th to 9th century. The word Unakoti means one digit less from a Core (Ten Million). The pbbly walls, the enormous Siva’s head & the thirty feet tall statue of Ganesha catch special interest. This is the biggest bas relief statue of India. Dinner and overnight at Governmebt guest house in Kailashahar or Dharmanagar.

06 Day: Kailashahar

After early breakfast, visit The ‘Chouddo Devotar Mandir’ or 14 deities’ temple is situated at a distance of about 14 km from the city of Agartala. The temple is dedicated to Ama or the mother of the people of Tripura, also known as Tripuri. Lakhi Narayan Bari, dedicated to Lord Krishna, this temple was installed by Krishnanada Sevayet. Afterwards return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

07 Day: Kailashahar – Agartala (140 kms: 5 hrs)

After breakfast, check out and drive to Agartala on arrival transfer to the hotel. After refreshment visit, The Ujjayanta Palace is a must visit tourist destination in Agartala which was built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya. Jagannath Temple, one of the most revered temples in Agartala, the Jagannath temple is also an architectural wonder. It is octagonal in shape and has an impressive pradhkshin patha around the sanctum. Afterwards return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

08 Day: Agartala – Day trip to Udaipur (56 kms: 1 hr: One way)

Morning after breakfast drive to Udaipur, en route visit NeerMahal, which means water palace & constructed by Emperor Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya as a Summer resort in 1930. This water palace has a fine combination of architectural design among Muslim & Hindu. Neermahal is located in the middle of a lake & Covers an area about 5.3 Square km. This wonderful constructions reflects the sign of the ancient times glory till today. Afternoon, visit one of the most popular temple of Udaipur, named Tripura Sundari. Locally called as Matabari, this is an earliest holy place of Hinduism in this part of Tripura state. Afterwards drive to Agartala for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

09 Day: Agartala – Imphal (By Air)

Today after breakfast, transfer to airport to board schedule flight for Imphal. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Day is free for individual activities. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

10 Day: Imphal

Today after breakfast, cisit Loktak Lake and Sendra Island, the largest fresh water lake in the country, Loktak Lake and the Sendra Island on it, are one of the most beautiful attractions of the state. Situated about 50 km from Imphal, Loktak Lake is situated in the valley of Imphal and is home to all the rivers and rivulets that run in the state of Manipur. Kangla Fort, also known as the Palace of Kangla, this place situated on the banks of the Imphal river, served as the royal palace of King Pakhangba. Afterwards return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

11 Day: Imphal – Ukhrul (110 kms: 3 hrs)

Today after breakfast, proceed to Ukhrul, also called as the land of the Shiroy Lily, check in on arrival. Ukhrul is a small hill station town north of Imphal. Dominated by the Tangkhul Nagas. They have a rich culture. Each cultural activity is centered on the propitiation of deity known as 'Kameo". They have their own traditional folk dance known as 'Pheichak'. Pheichak occupies an important place in the lives of the Tangkhul. There are many forms of pheichak and every pheichak depicts or expresses the live of the people. We will visit Nungbi- which is famed for black pottery. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Note: Ukhrul is a nice mixture of landscape and scenery with glimpses of cultural expects. Dzukou valley, on the other hand is beautiful in terms of its scenic landscapes; and mostly recommendable to guests who are highly interested in trekking/hiking; in order to cover the same on this day, they will have to drive from Imphal for about 3-4 hrs. The trek usually takes 4-5 hrs for moderate walkers - it is always better that we start the trek in the early morning hours. We have suggested Ukhrul. If you would prefer to visit Dzukou, please let us know.

12 Day: Ukhrul – Kohima (255 kms: 7-8 hrs)

After early breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Kohima, the capital of Nagaland. Enroute, time permitting, visit the tribal villages of the Kuki tribes, Mao Nagas and the Southern Angami Nagas. On arrival check into hotel for dnner and overnight stay.

13 Day: Kohima – Khonoma – Kohima (20 kms: 1 hr: one way)

After breakfast, drive to Khonoma village, a place renowned for its valor and courage. The Khonoma gate tells the story of British infiltration into Naga Hills. Drive back to Kohima and also visit State Museum (closed on Mondays). Later visit the famous war cemetery, a symbolic memorial raised as citation for the supreme sacrifice made by the officers and men of the Allied forces during World War II. Late afternoon visit Emporium for souvenirs and ethnic crafts. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

14 Day: Kohima – Touphema (42 kms: 1.5 hours) – Mokokchung (150 kms: 5 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Touphema village inhabited by Angami tribe. Also visit a nearby village inhabited by the Rengma tribe. After lunch drive to Mokokchung in north-central Nagaland. Aalso visit Mopinchuket village, close to Mokochung and known for crafts and woodwork. Dinner and overnight at Mokokchung.

Note: From Kohima, Dimapur (75 kms: 2 ½ hrs) and Mokokchung (171 kms: 7 hrs)

fall in two different directions. Moreover, Dimapur is a modern town, and more of a commercial place, with very few places of interest/sightseeing. We would recommend to visit Touphema on your way to Mokokchung.

15 Day: Mokokchung – Jorhat (135 kms: 4-5 hrs)

After breakfast, visit nearby villages of the Ao tribes of Nagaland. Driven to Jorhat. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Day is free for individual activities. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Note: You have requested for a drive from Mon to Mokokchung & then to Jorhat. However, Mon to Mokokchung is 270 kms i.e. 7-8 hrs and then Mon to Jorhat is 160 i.e. 6 hrs. It is is not logistically feasible to cover both places on the same day. However, you can visit nearby villages of the Ao tribes of Nagaland before you drive to Jorhat

16 Day: Jorhat – Majuli – Jorhat (44 kms: 2 hrs one way)

Today after breakfast, proceed towards Neemati Ghat. From here we will take a ferry across the mighty river Brahmaputra to one of the biggest river islands in the world and also the heart of the Assamese culture – Majuli. Here in Majuli, we will be exploring this cultural place and the seat of Vaishnava culture in Assam. The great 15th century Assamese reformer and saint, Shankardeva had come down here and set up ‘satras’ or Vaishnavite monasteries to make the people motivated towards culture and religion. We will be visiting these ‘satras’ and interact with the monks and other locales there. Afternoon visit a tribal village of the Mishing - the Mishing tribes migrated all the way down from the hills of Arunachal Pradesh. They are found settled on the outer rim of this island or near rivers and water bodies in general. Very good fisherman – they are well known for their skill in navigation on the ever changing sand banks of the Brahmaputra. After visit return to Jorhat for dinner and overnight stay.

17 Day: Jorhat – Kaziranga National Park (115 kms: 3 hrs)

After breakfast transfer to Kaziranga National Park - Kaziranga- a world heritage site, spread over 858 sq.kms and is located in the floodplains on both sides of the Brahmaputra. The park hosts two-thirds of the world’s Great One-horned rhinoceros. The park is divided into five ranges - Central (entry point at Kohora), Western (entry point at Bagori), Eastern (at Agratoli), Western-most Burha Pahar (at Ghorakati) and Northern. The first four lie on the southern side of the river while the last is on the northern bank. It is also home to nine of 14 primate species found across south india, the purest breed of Asiatic water buffalo and one of the largest herds of Asian Elephants. Evening you can visit Tea Garden, Orchid Garden and Coffee Garden. Dinner and overnight at Kaziranga.

18 Day: Kaziranga

Early morning go for Elephant ride (subject to availability) at 5AM. Back to Hotel for Breakfast. After breakfast go for Jeep Safari in the Central Range. Dinner and overnight at Kaziranga

19 Day: Kaziranga National Park – Shillong (275 kms: 6 hrs)

Early morning Elephant Ride in the Park. After breakfast, transfer to Shillong. On the way visit the holy shrine of Maa Kamakhya, a famous Hindu pilgrimage site and later enjoy the ‘Umiam Lake’ near Barapani. Check into hotel on arrival. The city of Shillong derives its name from "Leishyllong" - the Superpower or God who is believed to be residing on the Shillong Peak overlooking the Shillong City. The general area of the state of Meghalaya is often referred to as the "Scotland of the East" in the olden days due to its striking similarity with the Scottish Highlands. Dinner and overnight stay.

20 Day: Shillong – Cherrapunjee – Shillong (56 kms: 2 hrs: one way)

After breakfast drive to Cherrapunjee,  (1300 m) and its surroundings areas are blessed with many breathtaking views of nature in her pristine beauty with cool springs, mind soothing waves of thick green jungle foliage, gurgling mountain streams finding their way through rocks, enthralling milky white waterfalls leaping into deep gorges in a thunderous applause to the record-breaking rainfall that resounds through the valley. During the monsoon months it is a thrill to catch sight of nature in the prime of her beauty when the clouds lift their mantle over her for fleeting moments. Cherrapunjee has the distinction of being the wettest place on Earth, having the highest recorded rainfall, year after year. The Caves of Cherrapunjee- Mawsmai and Mawmluh, are the longest limestone caves in India, formed over 3500 years, a must go destination for cavers and adventurists. Other attractions - Cherrapunjee View Point, Nohkalikai Falls, Seven Sister Falls and Eco Park Back to Shillong. Dinner and overnight at Shillong.

21 Day: Shillong – Guwahati (98 kms: 2 - 3 hrs)

After breakfast check out and drive to Guwahati on arrival transfer to the hotel, after refreshment, take sightseeing tour of Guwahati including the Kamakhya temple, The Umananda temple, the astronomical temple of Navagraha and evening is free for visit the local market. Dinner and overnight stay at Guwahati.

22 Day: Guwahati – Hometown (By Air)

After breakfast check out the hotel and transfer to Guwahati airport to board a schedule flight for onward journey. On departure tour concludes with happy memories.

Tour Package Guidelines:

Since the precise cost of a customized tour is subject to specific accommodation choices, travel period (date/month/year), nos of pax travelling together and other custom preferences. However, to enable you to chalk out your holiday plan, we suggest following budget guidelines (minimum 2 people are travelling together & sharing one double room) for a customized tour:

  1. Premium: $150 - $200 + per person per day
  2. Superior: $90 - $150 per person per day

The Package Inclusive of:

  1. Hotel accommodation on twin sharing with buffet breakfast and dinner.
  2. Aircon car with English speaking driver throughout the tour for all transfers, sightseeing, intercity travel.
  3. Car services are inclusive of all services; right from pick up from the airport till departure.
  4. Driver allowance (food & Stay)
  5. All toll taxes, entry permit and parking charges.
  6. English/Multilingual guide at the time of sightseeing.
  7. 01 Elephant Safari & 01 time Jeep safari at Kaziranga National Park

The Package Excludes:

  1. Any international/domestic air/train fare.
  2. Monuments/sightseeing entry charges.
  3. Government tax 5% on the tour package.
  4. Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, tips, phone calls, insurance, portage, soft/hard drinks, meals unless not specified etc.
  5. Anything which is not mentioned in the 'Inclusions' shall not be the part of this package.

Please Note:

  1. As the above is a customized package of a private tour, we can modify the tour and services as per your requirement.
  2. Any specific requirement, special interest tour, conferences, seminar, shopping, national events, fair and festivals, meeting with local people, safaris, excursion, and meal plan, accommodation etc., can be arranged accordingly at additional cost, if any.
  3. During the National Ceremonies, Major Sports Events, New Year, Christmas, Fair and Festivals the package cost will be worked out accordingly.

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