Wonderful Assam Tour India (12days 11nights)

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Tour Code: IAS

Brief Itinerary:
Day 01: Guwahati
Day 02: Guwahati–Excursion to Sualkuchi Village
Day 03: Guwahati–Wildmahseer
Day 04: Wildmahseer
Day 05: Wildmahseer–Kaziranga National Park
Day 06: Kaziranga National Park
Day 07: Kaziranga
Day 08: Kaziranga–Mahuli-Jorhat
Day 09: Jorhat- Dibrugarh
Day 10: Dibrugarh
Day 11: Dibrugarh–Day excursion to Dibrusaikhowa National Park
DAY 12: Dibrugarh Departure

Day 01: Guwahati
Today arrive at Guwahati airport, received and transferred to Hotel, enroute visit Kamakhya Temple (closes at 01:00 P.M and opens at 03:00 P.M and again closed at 6:00 P.M), reach hotel and check in. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Guwahati.

Day 02: Guwahati – Excursion to Sualkuchi Village
Today after breakfast drive to Sualkuchi Village – Sualkuchi is a multi-caste town under Guwahati Sub-division of Kamrup district of Assam, situated on the North bank of the mighty Brahmaputra at a distance of 30 km West of Guwahati.

The Hand-loom industry of Sualkuchi encompasses cotton textile, silk textile as well as Khadi cloth which are, in fact, traditional cloth endowing high social and moral value in and outside the state. However, Sualkuchi is well known for silk textiles both mulberry and muga silk. In fact muga, “the golden fibre” is produced only in Assam and it has also tremendous export potentiality. Such activities are intimately linked with the culture and tradition of the Assamese people since long past.

Lunch at Sualkuchi village and then proceed to Hajo. Then later drive to Guwahati and overnight stay.

Day 03: Guwahati – Wildmahseer
After breakfast at Guwahati you will drive to Balipara and check into WildMahseer, heritage Tea Bungalow.

Place nearby: Nameri National Park of Assam. It is a Tiger Reserve and also a birders paradise with more than 376 species of birds recorded so far. The inaccessibility and continuity with the neighboring forest areas have helped the wildlife of Nameri to flourish. There is a good prey base in the form of Sambar, Barking deer, Hog Deer, Wild Boar and Gaur. About 3000 domestic cattle also form part of this prey base for Tiger and Leopards.

Day 04: Wildmahseer
Today we drive to Nameri and set to explore the park on foot (3.2kms), after the trek back to the camp. After having breakfast go for an exclusive rafting (mild rapids) trip on Jia – Bhoreli River, flowing along the National Park, for water birds. Overnight at Wildmahseer.

Day 05: Wildmahseer.– Kaziranga National Park
Today after breakfast drive to Kaziranga National Park (110 kms / 03 hrs). Enroute sightseeing at Tezpur – the historical city of Assam, where the legendary battle between Lord Krishna and Shiva took place.

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 06: Kaziranga National Park
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 07: Kaziranga
Today explore the Jungle on jeeps. Overnight at Kaziranga.

Day 08: Kaziranga – Mahuli-Jorhat
After breakfast drive to Nimatighat (Jorhat) (104 kms / 3 hrs) and ferry to Majuli
MAJULI – perhaps the largest river island is a treasure of cultural heritage of the region. The founder of ‘Eka Naam Dharma’ Srimanta Shankardeva took shelter in Majuli in the Fifteenth Century and ever since that Majuli has emerged as the crowning glory of Vaishnavaite culture in Assam. Majuli has a unique treasure of natural and cultural attractions. A melting point of various tribes, Majuli is multifaceted in its attractions that unfurls to its vanity are the rare migratory birds like Adjutant Stork, Pelican, Siberian Crane, etc., traditional handicrafts and pottery, the Mask – craft, ethnic culture and colorful festivals.

At Majuli visit Kamalabari Satra, Garmur Satra and Auni Ati Satra. Afternoon enjoy the traditional Satriya dance (Gayan Bayan).Later journey back to Jorhat overnight at heritage tea bungalow.

Day 09: Jorhat- Dibrugarh
After breakfast drive to Dibrugarh (135 kms / 03 ½ hrs). Enroute sightseeing at SIBSAGAR – Sivasagar was once the capital of the Ahom Kings. The Shans who came from Thailand through Northern Myanmar to this area in early 13th century, ruled for 600 years. The Siva Temple, built by the Ahoms, situated here is believed to be the tallest of all existing Hindu temples. The ruins of the Ahom palaces and monuments dot the landscape around this historical town. Centuries, before the arrival of the British, this part of the world was controlled by a number of tribal chieftains.

In the town of Sivasagar, one can still see the remaining well preserved relics. The largest and the oldest ampi-theatre of Asia (Rang Ghar) is also another remarkable landmark in the history of Sivasagar. The Tai- Ahom Museum of Sivsagar contains some of the relics of the Ahom period like – swords, clothes, manuscripts and sundry artifacts

Lunch enroute, reach Dibrugarh and transferred to heritage Chang bungalow. Overnight at Dibrugarh.

MANCOTTA HERITAGE CHANG BUNGALOW: 20 KMS / 40 MIN.
LIMBUGURI HERITAGE BUNGALOW: 36 KMS / 01 HR.

Day 10: Dibrugarh
After breakfast take a Tea Tour in one of the Tea Garden, afternoon at leisure. Evening, enjoy a cultural programme (Bihu Dance) on the lawns of the bungalow. Dinner and overnight at the Chang Bungalow.

Bihu is the most popular folk dance of Assam. The people of Assam are very proud of its unique position among all other such dances of India. Except Bhangra (the popular folk dance of Punjab), no other folk dance in India can compete with the rhythmic exuberance of the Bihu dance. (Riding time during the day: 03 hrs)

Day 11: Dibrugarh – Day excursion to Dibrusaikhowa National Park
After breakfast visit Maguri Beel on a country boat (without motor). Maguri Beel is a wetland located just outside the Dibru Saikhowa National Park and Biosphere Reserve. ‘Beel’ is the local name for a lake with marshy areas at the edges.Maguri-Motapung Beel is located in the south bank of the Dibru River, which is a channel of the mighty Brahmaputra River. The Dibru Saikhowa National Park is located in the northern bank of the Dibru River. The Beel is connected to the Dibru River by a system of channels and is very rich in aquatic life. Since the area is not protected, it is heavily used for fishing and grass collecting. However, it is still very rich in biodiversity and is important for conservation of grassland birds and ducks.

After lunch go for another excursion on country made boat to Dibrusaikhowa National Park. Evening back to lodge and at leisure. Overnight at Dibrugarh.

DAY 12: Dibrugarh Departure
After breakfast drive to Dibrugarh airport for onward destination.

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Note: three meals per day are provided.

Start Date End Date 2-5 Passengers 6-9 Passengers
11/12/2014 11/23/2014 $2,860 $2,490
11/26/2014 12/7/2014 $2,860 $2,490
12/10/2014 12/21/2014 $2,860 $2,490
12/24/2014 1/4/2015 $2,860 $2,490
1/8/2015 1/19/2015 $2,860 $2,490
1/22/2015 2/2/2015 $2,860 $2,490
2/5/2015 2/16/2015 $2,860 $2,490
2/19/2015 3/2/2015 $2,860 $2,490
3/5/2015 3/16/2015 $2,860 $2,490
3/19/2015 3/30/2015 $2,860 $2,490
4/2/2015 4/13/2015 $2,860 $2,490
11/12/2015 11/23/2015 $2,860 $2,490
11/26/2015 12/7/2015 $2,860 $2,490
12/10/2015 12/21/2015 $2,860 $2,490
12/24/2015 1/4/2016 $2,860 $2,490

Single supplement: $ 960.

COST INCLUDES:
• All Accommodation
• All Meals
• Transportation using by A.C Innova ( 3 passengers in one vehicle)
• One trip of Elephant ride
• Four Round of jeep safari
• Ferry hire charges ( general ferry)
• Mild rafting trip in Nameri
• One mild jungle walking in Nameri
• 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

Visiting:
The hand-loom industry of Sualkuchi Village encompasses cotton textile, silk textile as well as Khadi cloth.
Nameri National Park of Assam, which is a tiger Reserve and also a birders paradise with more than 376 species of birds recorded so far.
Kaziranga National Park.

Meals:
Three meals per days are provided. You will enjoy our local India cuisines.

Unique experiences:
One trip elephant ride.
Ferry riding
Mild rafting trip in Nameri
One mild jungle walking in Nameri

Hotel Category Place Hotel Name
Heritage Dibrugarh Mancotta Chung Bungalow
Heritage Jorhat Thengal Manor
4 star Amenity Kaziranga Jora or Borgos
4 star Amenity Guwahati Kiranshree Portico
Heritage Balipara Wild Mahseer