Day 01: Shillong
Arrival, Welcome Ceremony You will be received at Guwahati and
after a welcome ceremony transferred to Shillong (100 kms 3 hrs).
Have Lunch enroute at Borapani Umiam Lake, a majestic placid lake
with its surrounding sylvan hills. Check in at your hotel. Stay
overnight at your hotel in Shillong.
Day 02: Shillong: Cherrapunjee, Waterfalls, Cave, Lake
After breakfast drive to Cherrapunjee (60 kms 1 hr), the wettest
place in the world. The beautiful waterfall-Nohkalikai is at
Cherrapunjee. You can also explore some of the caves in and around
Cherrapunjee. Return to Shillong, en-route encounter Elephanta
falls and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views. Stay
overnight at your hotel in Shillong.
Day 03: Shillong-Kaziranga: Ward lake, Hydari Park
Morning sightseeing at Shillong, admire the beauty of Shillong
also called Scotland of the East. It is erstwhile capital of
undivided Assam; present North-East and home to the Khasi Highland
tribes. After lunch drive to Kaziranga (280 kms 5 hrs), the home
of unicorn rhino. Check in at the tourist lodge for overnight
Day 04: Kaziranga: Elephant Safari, Rhino
Early morning explore central area of Kaziranga National park on
an elephant safari. Ride an Elephant through the park chasing a
unicorn rhino along with a wide range of rare species. After lunch
again take jeep safari to the central area of the park. Rest of
the day at leisure to explore nature. Overnight at tourist Lodge.
Day 05: Kaziranga: Jeep Safari, Rhino, Tea Estate
Visit a tribal village and Tea Estate after breakfast followed by
jeep safari in the eastern range of park with packed lunch. Spent
the day exploring Mother Nature. Overnight at tourist Lodge.
Day 06: Kaziranga-Kohima-Touphema Tourist Village
Depart for Kohima after breakfast (225 kms 5 hrs drive). On
arrival proceed to Touphema Village Resort (41 kms from Kohima)
run by Angami Naga village community. Enjoy cultural presentation
by village folks. Stay overnight at Touphema Tourist village.
Day 07: Touphema-Kohima-Dimori Cove
Explore the village in the morning hours. After breakfast check
out of the village resort & drive to Kohima. Visit the WW II
Cemetery, nestled in the heart of Kohima town, where one of the
fiercest battles was fought. On a huge stone in in-laid bronze the
following famous words are there to remind one of undoubting
courage displayed by the war heroes in order to preserve the
freedom of the future generation.
Day 08: Khonoma: Drive to Khonoma (20 kms)
Visit Angami Tribal village of Khonoma, home village of father of
Naga Nationalist movement Angami Phizo. This village located on
top of a hillock has a pastoral beauty of its own. This was where
the Last part of the Anglo Naga War was fought. Return to Kohima
for overnight stay.
Day 09: Kohima- Jorhat: Tea Capital of the world, the Thengal
Mansion, Assamese village.
Early in the morning, we will drive to Jorhat (200 Kms 4 hrs), the
tea-capital of Assam. On arrival at Jorhat, you will be
accommodated in the Thengal Mansion, a historic ancestral house of
a Tea Planter amidst an Asssamese village, 15 kms from Jorhat. The
72-year old Thangal Mansion is to answer the queries on Assamese
culture and tradition. After lunch and rest, take a walk in a
nearby village to see the simplicity of their lives.
Day 10: Jorhat-Majuli: Biggest River Island, presentation on
Early morning drive to Majuli the biggest River Island in the
world and seat of Baishnavite monasteries. You will cross-mighty
Brahmaputra on a ferry to reach this historic Island. Overnight
stay at the Govt. circuit house at Majuli.
Day 11: Majuli: Baishnavite Monastery, Cultural programme.
Majuli, the biggest river island, laps Kamalabari Satra and
Auniati Satra, centers of Vaishnavite culture. Early morning visit
to these satras and admire the close proximity of nature that
thrills. Arrive back at Circuit house and in the evening enjoy the
cultural display by the artists.
Day 12: Guwahati: River cruise, City.
Early morning drive to Guwahati (340 kms 6hrs). On arrival check
in to your hotel. In the evening set out on a River cruise to
watch the sun go down the Brahmaputra River and see yourself why
the river is locally called 'Luit'- colour of blood. Overnight at
Day 13: Guwahati: Assam Silk, Pilgrimage centres.
Today you will visit Sualchuci, the Manchester of Assam. Which
produces some of the finest qualities of 'Adi' and 'Muga' silks
hand-woven and presented in colourful dresses. There are lots if
you want to buy as souvenir. Also visit Hajo an all religion
pilgrimage centre. Arrive back at your hotel by afternoon. Rest of
day at leisure.
Day14: Farewell, departure
Day free till the time of departure from Guwahati airport/railway
Mode of Transport: 10 seater light utility vehicles a/c or non a/c
Journey time: Average 50-60 Kms per hour
Road condition: National Highways connects these places.
Best time to visit September to April.
Tourist Interest places:
Shillong: A hill station, also called the Scotland of the East and
wettest region of the world with some breathtaking Waterfalls
Kaziranga National Park: famous for One Horned Rhinos found only
in this part of the world and other wild life.
Kohima Home of the fierce Angami Naga Tribesmen
Majuli: The biggest River Island of the world and a seat of
Guwahati: Ancient Gateway city to North-East India.