Culture of India Tour (15 days 14 nights)

India, Related Destinations

Tour Code: ICT
Culture and people tour
Escorted tour
English speaking tour guide
15 days and 14 nights

DAY 01: DIMAPUR.
Meet your guide at the Airport or Train station, Dimapur and transfer to Hotel. Dimapur is known as the hub of Nagaland, it has become a metropolitan city, explore the city market, the Kachari ruins kingdom which is only a couple of kilometre from the town. Meet the local craftsmen; bear a witness of the Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency which is situated 6km from the town where you will see items of things we makes from bamboo. Overnight at Dimapur.

DAY 02 : DIMAPUR- BENRUE Distance 110 kms / 05 hrs
Today drive to Benrue village a Zeliang Naga, they are known for their beautiful attires and dances. Lunch and explore the village where you will see the morung – the informal institution where the oral tradition, history are passes from one generation to another which is always attached with a male dormitory. Meet the local people see the local way of life and their house decorated with the animal skulls. Overnight at Benrue. Community cottage.

DAY 03 :BENREU- KHONOMA Distance:- 45Kms 2½ hrs.
Today proceed on to Khonoma. The 2 ½ hrs drive, winding road with hairpin bends and scenic landscape is very pleasant sight. Enroute one can stop over at Dzulekie village where one can go for traditional fishing and enjoy the nature as the village itself is in the midst of the jungle we can also see the majestic State animal Mithum . Picnic lunch. The next stop is Khonoma the first “Green Village” of the country. Overnight at Khonoma. Home stay.

DAY 04: KHONOMA.
After breakfast there will be a tour of the green village visiting the Morungs , meeting the local craftsmen, see the age group house, the ceremonial gates. Collectively Khonoma was known for its fighting prowess in the past and for the fallow management of its alder trees which balance the nature and its surrounding areas. Picnic lunch. Afternoon indigenous games will be displayed. Overnight at Home Stay.

DAY 05- KHONOMA- KOHIMA. Distance 20 kms / 01 hr
Today drive to Kohima the state capital visit Cemetery, local market where one can see all kinds insects and fishes can be seen, the Sale Emporium where one can pick-up their souvenir. Post lunch visit Jakhama village experience the real Angami Naga tribal way of living Kigwema vill. Also visit the Heritage Complex where the Hornbill festival is celebrated every year from the 1stof December to 7th of December. Overnight at Kohima.

DAY 06: KOHIMA-TUOPHEMA. Distance 42 kms / 1 ½ hrs
The next morning visit Kohima village the 2nd largest village in Asia and bear a witness of the 2nd World war bullet marks on the wall. Next visit the State Museum where one will come across a good representation of Naga attires and way of life. Lunch at Tuophema. Post lunch walk around the village and head back to the lodge for an evening cultural program. Overnight at Tuophema.

DAY 07: TUOPHEMA- MOKOKCHUNG Distance 120 kms / 05 hrs
With packed lunch drive to Mokokchung- the headquarter of the Ao Nagas. They are known for their colourful attires and are regarded of having the most motifs shawl among the Nagas, which usually speaks the person’s status in the community.En route get introduce to a Rengma Naga village TSEMINYU one can also collect their souvenir as we will see fantastic local weavers in this village. Picnic lunch. Drive to Longkhum village (Ao village) which was known as the vanguard of the Ao region during the spear and dao era. As the village is situated at 1586 mtrs. above sea level we can see some part of Himalaya on a clear winter morning. Depending on the time of arrival, explore Mopunchuket village bamboo forest. Overnight at Mokokchung.

DAY 08: MOKOKCHNG- LONGLENG Distance 70 kms / 2 ½ hrs
Today drive to Longleng the home town of the PHOM Nagas. We venture Mopunchuket village where we will see the amazing wood carvings which shows the life-cycle and their bamboo forest. Visit Impur museum still the tolls used by the missionaries are keeping intact. Depending on the time of arrival to Longleng we shall explore villages like pongo, Hukktong. Overnight at Longlen.

DAY 09: LONGLENG- MON- Distance 160 kms / 06 ½ hrs
Today with packed lunch drive to Mon the homeland of the Konkay Nagas through a very thrilling road which narrow and some part the grass on both the sides of the roads sweeps the jeep as we drive. Konyak are known for their skill in making use of metal as they are the first among the Nagas who make muzzle loading gun. They are the only Naga who live under the control of an inheritant Angh, locally, meaning chief. Enroute visit wakching village see the massive wood carvings in front of the morung. Overnight at Mon.

DAY 10: MON-LONGWA- MON. Distance 42 kms / 2 ½ hrs
Visit Longwa village which directly borders with Myanmar. As a proof to this the International boundary line divides the Angh’s/chief house. Explore the village meet the local people, if luck favours one will get to see tattooed people which directly shows that they are real man of those days, during headhunting days, see the massive wood carving in front of the Morung pillars on which motifs of tiger, elephant, hornbill, human beings etc.
On our way back, to Mon, visit Shangkhachingnyu village meet the local gun- smith, step in the Angh’s house see the animal head trophies on the wall. Overnight at Mon.

DAY11: MON.
After breakfast drive to Shangnyu village 28km 2hrs, here you will see the wooden monument measuring 8feet in height and 13feet in breath – believed to be constructed by the heavenly angles. Human being and other creatures are carved on this monument. One can also see the memorial stone erected infront of the Angh’s house. Post lunch visit Chui village bear a witness of the true Konyak Naga traditional house where the main pillar of the house jutting out of the roof. Overnight at Mon.

DAY12: MON- SIBSAGARH ASSAM. Distance 130 kms / 05 hrs
Today you experience a total shift from the hill to the plain- from the leisure of counting and greeting anybody you meet to a rat race traffic. That difference is Sibsagarh once the Capital city of the Ahom Kingdom awaits you with all its history behind, may be, the warm greeting with its heat too. Lunch at Sibsagarh. Post lunch drive to Amguri visit a Mishing village, evening Assam Cultural dance. Overnight at Sibsagar.

DAY 13: SIBSAGAR – KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast at Sibsagar, drive to Kaziranga National Park.( 165 kms / 04 hrs).

Kaziranga National Park: In the heart of Assam, covering an area of 430 sq-kms, is inhabited by the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds. In 1985, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its unique natural environment.
Evening free at leisure. Overnight at Kaziranga National Park.

DAY 14: KAZIRANGA NP
After an early wake up, you will be taken to the riding point in the Central Range (Kohoro) for an Elephant Ride. After the ride return back to the lodge, having breakfast at 7 a.m drive to the Central Rang (Kohora) of the park for a jeep safari. After lunch at 2.15 there will be another Jeep safari in the Western Range (Baguri) of the park. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Kaziranga.

DAY 15: KAZIRANGA NP – GUWAHATI – AIRPORT
After breakfast drive to Guwahati airport ( 240 kms / 05 hrs) for onward destination.

Start Date End Date 2-5 Passengers 6-9 Passengers
11/12/2016 11/23/2015 $2,760 $2,280
11/26/2016 12/7/2015 $2,760 $2,280
12/10/2016 12/21/2016 $2,760 $2,280
12/24/2016 1/4/2017 $2,760 $2,280
1/8/2017 1/19/2017 $2,760 $2,280
1/22/2017 2/2/2017 $2,760 $2,280
2/5/2017 2/16/2017 $2,760 $2,280
2/19/2017 3/2/2017 $2,760 $2,280
3/5/2017 3/16/2017 $2,760 $2,490
3/19/2017 3/30/2017 $2,860 $2,280
4/2/2017 4/13/2017 $2,760 $2,280

Single supplement: $ 860.

COST INCLUDES:
• All Accommodation
• All Meals
• Transportation using by A.C Innova (03 PAX IN ONE VEHICLE)
• One trip of Elephant ride
• Two Round of jeep safari
• Forest Entry fees
• All sightseeing as per itinerary
• Monuments and sightseeing entry charges
• Escorted Guide services

COST EXCLUDES:
• Tea, snacks and mineral water
• Tips, laundry and telephone bills
• Any up gradation cost
• Travel Insurances
• International airfare