Day 01: Arrive Kolkata
On arrival at Kolkata International airport, a GITC representative would meet you and then transfer you to the hotel. The night stay would be arranged at the pre-booked hotel in Kolkata.
Day 02: Kolkata - Dibrugarh
Early morning, transfer to the airport for boarding the flight towards Dibrugarh which is considered as the gateway to the "Hidden Land" of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh. After reaching Dibrugarh airport, transfer to the hotel by one of the GITC representative. Refresh yourselves and have a pleasant walk past the river or enjoy spending some time in the nearby market. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03: Dibrugarh - Digboi
Leave for Digboi after completing the breakfast. En-route visit the Namphake Village. This village came in to being during 1850 AD by 600 members of the Phakial community in Namphake. The villagers have ever since maintained their culture and were capable in preserving the century old traditions which contributed immensely in the popularity of the Assamese culture. Buddhism is the religion of these villagers. You will then visit Namphake monastery. After visiting the monastery, visit the Bell Temple. It would be quite interesting for travelers to find the hundreds of big and small bells tied up to the poles, walls and trees in the temple-yard as it is a belief that if your wish is granted when you visit this temple for the first time, one can tie a bell in the temple-yard as testimony. Later in the day, check into the Eco resort / home stay for an overnight stay.
Day 04: Digboi - Mon
Continue with the trip towards Mon after completing the breakfast. Mon is a district in the Nagaland State and is located at an altitude of 898 mtrs. The place is home to Konyak Nagas. The people here could be seen with tattooed faces and wearing feathers. The native are adept artisans and skilled craftsmen. The excellent wood carvings is sure to impress visitors visiting Mon. The festival of Aoling Monyu is one of the popular and famous festivals that takes place in Mon especially during the first week of April every year. At the time of the festival, one could see the males wearing colorful shawls and headgear decorated with feathers and dance with daos or spears chanting rhythmically. The Dynasty of Konyaks were ruled by hereditary chiefs that are also known as Anghs. The Angh's house is the largest house in the village with a display of skulls in the front. Transfer towards the guest house later in the day. Proceed with an overnight stay in Mon.
Day 05: Mon - Shangnyu Village - Mon
Morning trip to Shangnyu village. True tradition would be visible here since people are not touched by modern ways. It is one of the most important villages in the Mon district and are ruled by its chief Angh. You would be able to meet the village folk and understand their way of life. We will also visit the Angh’s Palace that is 8 feet in height and 12 feet in breadth which is believed to be constructed by heavenly angels. One can see the carvings of human beings and other creatures engraved within this monument. Return to Mon later in the day for overnight stay.
Day 06: Mon - Mokokchung
Leave for Mokokchung after completing the breakfast. This place is home to Ao Naga tribe. The district of Mokokchung is entirely inhabited by this tribe. Being a cultural nerve centre of the tribe, this district is economically and politically the most important urban centre in northern Nagaland. Chuchuyimlang is the village of festivals for the Ao Nagas. The Moatsu festival, based on community bonding, takes place here from the first of May till the third. This is a time period when the villagers would express their friendship towards villagers by exchanging gifts and making new alliances in addition to renewing old ties.
Check-in to the guest house upon arrival. Enjoy an overnight stay in Mokokchung.
Day 07: Mokokchung - Ungma - Longkhum - Tuophema
Proceed with a trip to Ungma and Longkhum villages followed by a drive to Tuophema.
Longkhum: The scenic beauty of the village is sure to leave the tourists mesmerized. During the spring season, the Rhododendrons adorn the hillocks and its surroundings offering an astounding sight in full bloom. Furthermore visit the exquisite ethnic handlooms & handicrafts.
Ungma: This village is the oldest and the largest of all the Ao villages and has the reputation of the second largest village on Nagal. It is situated just 3 km from Mokokchung Town and Ungma occupies a unique position in the history of the Ao Nagas as it is believed that the whole Ao tribe founded this village when they first entered the land from their ancestral Home at Chungliyimti. The place is considered to be a living museum of the traditions of the tribe. Drive towards Tuophema village. Check into the ethnic tourist cottages upon arrival. This village has been constructed in the Angami Naga style. An overnight stay at Touphema.
Day 08: Tuophema - Khonoma Village - Kohima
Early morning, proceed with a full-day trip to the nearby enchanting places. Begin with the visit to the Touphema village which is a conserved area where one can trek and get an exhilarating experience. The Angami Sekrenyi festival is considered as a festival of purification and is celebrated between 25-27 February of every year. There is a belief that the purified water washes away the diseases and misfortunes. Next, drive towards Khonoma village, a place renowned for its valour and courage. The Khonoma gate tells the story of British infiltration into Naga Hills. During evening, return to Kohima which is the capital city of Nagaland State where the overnight stay would be arranged in a hotel.
Day 09: Kohima
An entire day sightseeing around Kohima visiting the villages such as Bara Basti and Kisema. Then proceed with the visit to Second World War Memorial. In 1944 during the Second World War, the allied forces fought a bloody but victorious battle against the Japanese. A war cemetery has been built in the heart of the city where the battle took place in order to honour the memories of the soldiers. The War Cemetery in Kohima has the famous inscription "When You Go Home, Tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, We Gave Our Today” for the undoubting courage displayed by the war heroes in order to preserve the freedom of the future generation. Also visit the State Museum at Bayani Hill. The Museum will provide deep knowledge for the tourists about the various aspects of Naga Culture. The lifestyle of the Naga tribes, there Artifacts, handlooms, & Handicrafts, Tools & Implements, Gems & Jewellery, Coins & Ancient weaponry is displayed in the museum. Tourists can thus understand the rich Culture and Heritage of its native. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10: Kohima - Jorhat
Have morning breakfast at the hotel and then leave for the longest journey to Jorhat. Check into the tea bungalow / hotel upon arrival. Return to the hotel in Jorhat for proceeding with the overnight stay.
Day 11: Jorhat
Experience the scenic charm of the nearby tea gardens after completing the breakfast. Furthermore you would be visiting the Gymkhana club in Jorhat which was built in 1876 by D. Slimmon. The venue is popular for horse races. The club also features a lush green 9-hole golf course circuit contending for a position in the "World Heritage list" as the oldest golf course in Asia in addition to being the third oldest in the world. The club also offers facilities such as the lawn tennis grass courts, swimming pool, billiards, polo, gentleman's bar and cinema theatre. By evening, one can simply roam around Garh Ali. Which is one of the main commercial hub of Jorhat town. Simply walk through the bylane locally known as Marwari Gali. It is very narrow, congested and populated street where you will find the little shops that are famous for North-East Indian fabrics and handicrafts. Furthermore enjoy the delicious dishes at Taari Di Hatti, which is run by a chef and her husband. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 12: Jorhat - Majuli
Getup early morning and have a quick breakfast. Drive towards Nimati Gahat after completing the breakfast. Nimati Ghat is the ferry point for Majuli. Board the ferry for Majuli upon arrival. It is one of the biggest River Island in the world and also the seat of Vaishnavite monasteries. You will be able to cross the mighty Brahmaputra on a ferry for reaching the historic Island. Check into the tourist rest house upon arrival. Refresh yourself prior to visiting the satras and admire the close proximity of nature that thrills. Walk through the villages of Majuli during evening and relish the warmth of the natives and their typical way of life. Most of the natives of Majuli are dependent on agriculture, fishing and weaving. They also have the knowledge and skill in boat making, dairy farming, pottery and handloom. The weaving is particularly delicate, making use of a whole range of colours in cotton and silk which is found only in Assam.
An overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13: Majuli - Kaziranga
Drive towards Ferry point in the morning for boarding the ferry back to the Nimati Ghat. Upon arrival, leave for Kaziranga National Park which is a UNESCO world Heritage site famous for the most recorded number of One Horned Rhino in the world. On reaching Kaziranga, transfer to the wildlife resort. Go for a walk at evening around the villages nearby. An overnight stay at Kaziranga.
Day 14: Kaziranga
Get up early morning and get ready to head towards the forest for the first time on the back of the Elephant. You would be accompanied by the GITC representatives to the Elephant riding point in jeeps. You will travel through the tall grass at a time when the morning mist slowly lifts providing you with an experience that is unforgettable. The Elephant ride is the best way to have a breathtaking view of wildlife as the wild animals are not afraid of the elephants and thus you could observe them very close. Return to the resort for completing the breakfast. Leave for the first Jeep safari towards the national park after completing the breakfast and one could enjoy wildlife viewing in the central zone. Return to the resort later in the day for refreshment and spend the time in the resort till lunch. After lunch, leave for the second jeep safari of the day. Visit the Western zone of the national park where you can spend some time at the Donga viewpoint that is situated in western zone. Return to the hotel for overnight stay later in the evening.
Day 15: Kaziranga - Jorhat - Kolkata
Continue with the journey towards Jorhat after completing the breakfast. Upon arrival, transfer to the airport for boarding the flight to Kolkata. After reaching Kolkata airport, meet our representative who will transfer you to the hotel. Evening could be spent freely at leisure or enjoy some shopping. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 16: Departure
Transfer to the Kolkata international airport on time to board the flight towards the onward destination.
Tour & Services Ends.