11N/12D Hornbill Festival Tour Nagaland

Hornbill Festival Tour Nagaland (7)

The Hornbill Festival is a celebration held every year from 1 to 10 December, in Nagaland, Northeast India. It is also called the ‘Festival of Festivals’.

Hornbill festival began in 2000 CE with an intention to promote the 16 indigenous tribes of Nagaland, their culture and products to the rest of the World.

Named after a bird, who is a symbol of ‘Respect’ and ‘Folklore’ among the Nagas, it is a week-long fair which commences from December, 1st and is usually extended till the 10th day. The dates for the festival, therefore, are December, 1st – 10th every year.

Hornbill Festival Tour Nagaland

The Hornbill Festival gives you a unique insight into Naga culture, tradition and way of living. Besides that you could participate in the Chili eating competition, try delicious local cuisine, drink some freshly brewed Rice Beer and watch tribal performances.

Hornbill Festival is a sensory extravaganza which promises rich experiences and a truly memorable vacation. Bookings are open for Hornbill Festival Tour 2020.

Tour Details

Day 1, 23 Nov 2020

Arrival Delhi – by International flight

Arrive Delhi and transfer to your hotel. Check-in time is 1400 hours. Remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 2, 24 Nov 2020

Jama Masjid Delhi

Full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi Or we can keep same day trip to Agra (especially for 1st time travelers).

Taj-Mahal

Day 3, 25 Nov 2020

Delhi – Guwahati by Flight

Arrive Guwahati and transfer to hotel. Later visit Kamakhya Devi Temple, on Nilachal hill, 08 kms west of Guwahati city, is one of the most venerated shaktipeeths in India.

Kamakhya Temple

The temple is dedicated to goddess Kamakhya an incarnation of Sati. It is on Nilachal hill, says the Shiva Purana, that the yoni or creative organ of Sati fell when Vishnu, in a bid to save the world from the Shiva’s tandava nrittya or dance of destruction, cut her dead body into 51 pieces with his suddarshan chakra. The garbhagriha deep inside the temple, marks the sacred spot and is kept covered with red silken cloth.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 4, 26 Nov 2020

Guwahati – Kaziranga National Park drive (approx. 240 kms/4-5 hrs.)

Morning after breakfast drive to Kaziranga National Park and on arrival transfer to your hotel for lunch. After lunch, your first Jeep safari in Central Zone of the park.

Kaziranga

Overnight in Hotel.

IMP NOTE: Kaziranga National Park is closed from 01st May TILL 31st Oct every year.

Day 5, 27 Nov 2020

Kaziranga National Park

Early morning elephant safari in Central zone and return hotel for breakfast.

Kaziranga Safari

After breakfast go for Morning Jeep safari in Western Zone. After lunch we take our last Jeep Safari to Eastern Zone. Overnight in Hotel.

Jeep Safari Timings:
Morning Safari starts from 07.00 am till 09.30 am for 02 hours. And Afternoon Safari starts from 01.30 pm till 03.30 pm for 02 hours.

Elephant Safari Timings:
Central Zone of the park at 05.30 am and at 06.30 am for 40 minutes respectively. Elephant Safari – Approx. 45 mins duration

Note: Elephant safari for foreign nationals are held only on Kaziranga Range, Kohora, Central Range (Elephant ride is subject to availability from the Forest Dept.)

Allocation of elephant riding seats and timings are regulated by the forest department, Kaziranga National Park, Government of Assam. The tickets for the same are issued only on the previous evening of the ride after 7:30 PM. We will try our utmost to avail the seats but cannot guarantee the same

Day 6, 28 Nov 2020

Kaziranga – Majuli Island drive + cruise (approx. 110 kms/3 hrs. + 1 hrs cruise)

After breakfast drive to Nimatighat to catch your ferry at 10.30 am for Majuli Island. On arrival and after lunch we visit Samuguri Satra famous for making Mask.

majuli

Later we visit Uttar Kamalabari Satra, oldest satra of Majuli Island.

Evening free and overnight in hotel.

Majuli is the largest fresh Water mid-river deltoid island in the world. It is situated in the upper reaches of the river Brahmaputra in Assam. This Island, with a population of 1.6 Lakhs, majority being tribal, is endowed with rich heritage and has been the abode of the neo-vaishnavite culture. The island is a bio-diversity hotspot and has rich ecology with rare species of flora and fauna.

Day 7, 29 Nov 2020

Majuli Island – Jorhat cruise + drive (1 ½ hrs cruise + 30 kms/45 mins drive)

majuli

Morning visit Mishing tribal village by walk and drive back to Kamalabari ghat for your return ferry. On arrival at Nimatighat straight drive to your Tea Retreat.  Overnight at resort.

Day 8, 30 Nov 2020

Jorhat – Kohima drive via Dimapur (approx. 195 kms/6-7 hrs.)

Morning after breakfast drive to Kohima via Dimapur visiting Kachari Dynasty Palace Ruins.

After lunch in Dimapur continue drive to Kohima and on arrival transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 9, 01 Dec 2020

Kohima

After breakfast visit Khonoma Village, (approx. 25 kms/45 mins), Khonoma village is the last village where Nagas fought their last battle against the Britishers in 1879.

Hornbill Festival Tour Nagaland

Afternoon attend Hornbill Festival at Kisama village along with inaugural event/function. Overnight in hotel.

Day 10, 02 Dec 2020

Kohima – Full day attend Hornbill Festival at Kisama. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 11, 03 Dec 2020

Kohima – Dimapur airport drop (approx. 70 kms/3 hrs.)

Morning after breakfast drive back to Dimapur airport for your flight to Delhi via Kolkata

By late evening, arrival at Delhi airport and remain in transit to catch your flight back home.

Day 12, 04 Dec 2020

Departure Delhi Airport

End of Tour

9N/10D North East India Photography Tour

There is no other place in the world as colorful and diverse as the elusive North East India. It is a world stuck in time which is yet to open up to the world. For a photographer North East India presents amazing opportunities to capture stunning pics,  tribal way of life amidst natural abundance and richness of traditions and cultural heritage.

North East India is the easternmost region of India representing both a geographic and political administrative division of the country. It comprises eight states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

It is a diverse cultural mix with 145 tribal communities of which 78 are large each with a population of more than 5000. Furthermore, there are about 220 languages spoken in the states of the Northeast. Interestingly, both language and culture of Northeast are a mix of Tibetan, South-East Asian and East Indian culture.

Arunachal Pradesh, also known as the land of rising sun receives the second ray of sunlight everyday on planet earth after Japan. The world’s largest river island, the Majuli and the world’s smallest river island Umananda, both are in the Northeast. The North-East India has been identified as one of the world’s seven richest biodiversity areas by Myers 2000

Arunachal Pradesh has prestigious 2nd position in terms of the total global tea production and the tea production from Assam may be attributed for this honor that India enjoys in the global tea market. The hottest chilli in the world, the Bhut Jolokia or Raja Mirchi, comes from this region. It’s like the Chuck Norris of spicy food.

Best time to Visit: November to May

9N/10D North East India Photography Tour

Kolkata – Lilabari – Ziro – Majuli Island – Mon – Jorhat – Kaziranga – Guwahati – Kolkata

Itinerary

Day 01: Kolkata – Lilabari (by Flight) – Ziro (By surface approx. 130 Kms/04 Hrs)

kolkataEarly morning transfer to airport to catch the flight to Lilabari. Arrive at Lilabari airport and drive to Ziro en-route visit Nyishi tribal villages.

Nyishi-tribal-women

On arrival, check in to the hotel. Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 02: Ziro

large-nose-plugsFull day is to visit the Hong/Hari/Hapoli and other Apatani Villages. It is the ambition of each woman to wear the largest possible nose plugs, which are made of wood. 

Both sexes extensively tattoo their faces.  Each sect has distinctive features. Their hats, clothes, ornaments, language and even physical features are totally different.

Apatani-Tribals

Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 03: Ziro-Majuli (By surface approx. 220 Kms/05 Hrs + Ferry crossings)

After breakfast drive to Majuli Island, En route cross the local tributaries of Brahmaputra River by locally made ferry.

Majuli-Island

On arrival in Majuli, check in to the lodge for overnight stay.

Day 04:  Majuli Island

Full day is to explore the Majuli Island.  The world’s largest River Island is famous for its twenty-two 15th Century “satras”. Visit Samuguri Satra famous for making Mask which are used during the live performance. Later visit Uttar Kamalabari Satra – the older Satra in Majuli Island.

majuli majuli

We will also explore the villages of Mishing tribes who live on this island & Dairy farmers village.

Day 05: Majuli Island-Mon (By surface approx. 210 Kms /06 Hrs + 1 ½ hrs. ferry crossing)

Early morning start your drive to Mon for 06 hours.  If lucky we may see tea workers working on the numerous tea gardens enroute. After going through local Police & Indian Army checking formalities at the border of Nagaland, we enter the state.

We will enter the first Naga village on the way to Mon to pay a visit to the Village Morung. On arrival, check-in to the resort.

Day 06: Mon

After breakfast, we drive to Longwa village (approx. 42 kms/2 Hrs), one of the biggest villages in Mon district, it is an interesting sight to see. En route we make stops to visit local market and admire scenic beauty.

Longwa-village As the village straddles an international boundary line, one half of the Angh’s house falls within Indian Territory, whereas the other half lies under Myanmarese control. However, the whole village is controlled by the Angh and the village Council Chairman. Another interesting feature of this village is that the Angh of the village has 60 wives and his jurisdiction extends up to Myanmar and Arunachal Pradesh. Our special local guide speaks local dialect so he will unable the interaction with tribe people. Angh’s House and Morungs are decorated with different trophies like different animals skulls.

Hongpoi-VillageAfter our picnic lunch we drive back to Mon and visit another Konyak Tattooed Head Hunters village – Hongpoi Village (approx. 15 kms/45 mins). We drive back to our resort by late afternoon and evening free to relax.

Day 07: Mon- Jorhat (By surface approx. 190 Kms/06-07 Hrs)

After breakfast drive to Jorhat. En-route visit Charaideo Maidam – 30 kms from main Sibsagar town, sacred burial grounds of Ahom kings and queens and is also the place of ancestral Gods of the Ahoms. Later visit Kareng Ghar – The Royal Palace of Ahom Dynasty who ruled this area for 600 long years before the British came.

Kareng GharAfter lunch continue your drive to Jorhat and on arrival transfer to your Tea resort for overnight stay.

Day 08: Jorhat-Kaziranga NP (approx. 90 kms/2-3 hrs.)

Morning after breakfast drive to Kaziranga National Park, famous for its one horn Rhinos. Arrive Kaziranga and transfer to your hotel. After lunch we go for our first Jeep safari in Central Zone. O/n hotel.

Kaziranga

Kaziranga National Park is spread over 850 sq kms across Golaghat, Nagaon and Sonitpur districts. Kaziranga National Park is also designated World Natural Heritage sites by UNESCO in 1985. Originally established as a reserve forest in 1908, Kaziranga was declared a sanctuary in 1916 to counter excessive poaching, especially of its most prized inhabitant, the rhinoceros.

NOTE: Kaziranga National Park is closed from 01st May TILL 31st Oct every year.

Day 09: Kaziranga NP

Early morning enjoy Elephant safari to visit central range of the park.

Kaziranga SafariReturn back to your hotel for breakfast and after breakfast another trip of Jeep safari in Western Zone of the park. Afternoon after lunch enjoys your Jeep safari into the park. O/n Hotel.

Jeep Safari Timings:

Morning Safari starts from 07.00 am till 09.30 am for 02 hours.

Afternoon Safari starts from 01.30 pm till 03.30 pm for 02 hours.

Elephant Safari Timings:

Central Zone of the park at 05.30 am and at 06.30 am for 40 minutes respectively.

Day 10: Kaziranga National Park – Guwahati – DELHI/KOLKATA (FLIGHT)

After breakfast drive back to Guwahati and straight transfer to airport to catch your flight to onward destination.

End of Tour

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5N/6D Darjeeling Gangtok Tour

Darjeeling

5N/6D Darjeeling Gangtok Tour

Kalimpong- Gangtok – Darjeeling

Itinerary

Bagdogra airport

On arrival at Bagdogra Airport / NJP Rly. Station. You will be received and transferred to Kalimpong. Check-in to your hotel on arrival. Rest of the day free. Overnight in Kalimpong.

Day 02: Kalimpong – Gangtok (About 80 Kms 3 Hrs)

After breakfast you will go on a sightseeing tour of Kalimpong covering – Mangal Dham, Deolo Hill, Dr. Graham’s Home, Durbin Dara Monastery & View point, Cactus / Orchid Nursery.

Dr. Graham’s Home Kalimpong

Dr. Graham’s Home Kalimpong

Return to hotel. Post lunch you will be transferred to Gangtok- “The Capital of Sikkim”. Check-in to your hotel on arrival. Overnight in Gangtok.

Day 03: Gangtok – Sightseeing – Darjeeling (Approx – 110 kms 4 hrs)

After breakfast you will proceed on a half day local sightseeing tour of Gangtok covering Enchey Monastery, Jhakri Waterfalls, Handicraft Centre, and Flower Show.

Dr. Graham’s Home Kalimpong

Dr. Graham’s Home Kalimpong

Afternoon take the transfer to Darjeeling ‘The Queen of the Hills’. Check-in to your hotel. Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 04: Darjeeling – Sightseeing

Today early Morning (at 04:00 am) visit Tiger hill to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzonga (28,208 ft. Worlds third highest peak). On your way back we will visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop.

tiger hill darjeelingGhoom Monastery darjeelingbatasia loop darjeeling

After breakfast you will resume your sightseeing tour of Darjeeling covering – Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (closed on Thursday), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee selfhelp Centre (closed on Sunday), Tea Garden (outer view).

Darjeeling

Return to hotel. Evening can be spent at the Mall on your own. Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 05: Darjeeling – Bagdogra Airport / NJP Railway Station (Approx – 80 kms 3 hrs)

After breakfast you will be transferred to Bagdogra Airport/ NJP Rly. Stn for your return journey.

End of Tour

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5N/6D Shillong Kaziranga National Park Tour

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park

5N/6D Shillong Kaziranga National Park Tour

Guwahati – Shillong – Cherrapunjee – Kaziranga National Park – Guwahati

Itinerary

Day 01: Guwahati – Shillong (Approx – 120 kms3 hrs approx)

guwahati airportOn arrival at Guwahati Airport / Railway Station you will be received and assisted by our representative and then you will drive to Shillong. On arrival check-in to your hotel.

Shillong

Rest of the day is free for your leisure. Overnight stay in Shillong.

Day 02: Excursion to Cherrapunjee (58 kms / 2 hrs approx)

Today after breakfast you will drive to Cherrapunjee famous as ‘The Wettest Place on Earth’. You will visit Limestone CaveNohsngithiang Falls, Nohkailikai Falls and Dainthlen Falls. 

Cherrapunjee Return to shillong in the afternoon enroute visit Elephant Peak & Shillong PeakRest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Shillong.

Day 03: Shillong – Kaziranga National Park (250 kms7 hrs aprox)

Today after breakfast you will drive to Kaziranga which is a Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park that houses the largest number of one horned Indian Rhino, specie unique to this place.

Kaziranga safari

A wide variety of wild animals like Elephants, Asiatic Buffaloes, Wild Boars, Deers and an array of bird species are available in this forest. On arrival Check-in to your hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay in Kaziranga.

Day 04: Kaziranga

Today morning you will enjoy an Elephant ride in the forest.

Kaziranga National ParkLater you will proceed on a jeep safari to the depth of the Jungle for animal watching. The afternoon is free for leisure activities. Overnight in Kaziranga.

Day 05: Kaziranga – Guwahati (Approx – 217 kms 4 ½ hrs)

Today after breakfast check out of your hotel and you will drive to Guwahati. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Later in the evening you will enjoy cruise on the Brahmaputra River.

brahmaputra river cruise

Overnight in Guwahati.

Day 06: Depart Guwahati

Today after breakfast check out of your hotel as your trip ends today.

Kamakhsya TempleYou may visit the Kamakhsya Temple today before you are transferred to Airport / Railway Station for your return journey.

End of Tour

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6 Days Darjeeling and Sikkim Tour

market gangtok

Our Darjeeling and Sikkim Tour from Delhi explores the beautiful North East India. Sikkim is bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal. It has a dramatic landscape that includes India’s highest mountain, 8,586m Kangchenjunga. This tour covers Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim and Darjeeling, the queen of hillstations, in the state of West Bengal. Darjeeling is the highest tea exporter and thus, tea tourism in Darjeeling attracts many visitors during the plucking season. This tour is great for couples, families, small groups and for all those who love nature, mountains and rivers.

Duration:  6 days / 5 nights

Places:  Delhi > Bagdogra > Darjeeling > Gangtok > Bagdogra > Delhi

6 Days Darjeeling and Sikkim Tour from Delhi

Itinerary:

Day – 01 (Bagdogra/NJP – Darjeeling)

Bagdogra airport

Depart From Delhi Airport in Morning ,Welcome on arrival at Bagdogra airport / NJP railway station & transfer to Darjeeling(94 Km), Evening for leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day –02 (Darjeeling Sightseeing) 

tiger hill darjeeling

Early Morning excursion trip to Tiger Hill to watch the spectacular sunrise and its amazing effects on Mt. Kanchendzondga (8598 Mt.)

Ghoom Monastery darjeelingVisit  Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop while returning to the Hotel.

batasia loop darjeeling

After breakfast half day Darjeeling local sight seeing. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day –03 (Darjeeling to Gangtok)

teesta river in darjeeling

In Morning after breakfast  transfer to Gangtok (114kms/5 hrs), en route visit Teesta, Evening free for leisure, Overnight at Hotel.

Day –04 (Gangtok Sightseeing)

Chortan Stupa Gangtok

After breakfast half-day sightseeing – Chortan Stupa, Institute of Tibetology, Handicrafts & hand looms Institute and Rumtek Monastery.

Institute of Tibetology gangtok

Rumtek Monastery gangtok

Overnight at Hotel.

Day –05 (Excursion Trip to Tshomgo Lake)

tsomgo lake gangtok

After Breakfast start for half-day excursion trip to Tshomgo Lake (12400 ft.) which is only 32 km from Gangtok city, evening free for shopping.

market gangtok mg road gangtok

Overnight stay at Hotel

Day – 06  (Gangtok – Bagdora/NJP)

In Morning After Breakfast Transfer to Bagdora or NJP for your onward journey.

End of Tour

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