On Natures Trail
Duration : 14 Days - 13 Nights
Places Covered : Shillong - Cherrapunji - Kaziranga - Kohima - Touphema - Dimori Cove - Jorhat - Majuli - Guwahati
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 stay.
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.
"When you go home… Tell them of us and say For your Tomorrow We gave our today"
Also visit State Museum, located at Bayani hill Kohima. It gives you a peep into the various aspects of Naga Culture. It displays dioramas of the lifestyle of the Naga tribes. Artifacts, handlooms, & Handicrafts, Tools & Implements, Gems & Jewelry, Coins & Ancient weaponry will give you an idea of the rich Culture and Heritage of the native people. Proceed to Kepfiizha (Kigwema village) Dimori Cove Guest house after lunch. This small but beautiful place is on the Kohima Imphal Highway, which we use as base for trekking up the Japfu Peak (3048 metre Mt) Japfu, home of the world's tallest rhododendron tree (20 metres high) and also for trekking to Dzukou Valley, the best trekking valley of North-East India. Following lines greets you to Dzukou.
"All you seekers of Adventure, Lovers of tough treks, Come.. Be my guest- and Drink deep of my beauty."
At afternoon visit nearby Angami village of Jakhama. Return to Kohima and check into your hotel room. Stay overnight at Kohima.
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 wild life.
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 your hotel.
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 station.
Tourist Interest places:
- 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.
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.
Home of the fierce Angami Naga Tribesmen
The biggest River Island of the world and a seat of Vaishnavite culture.
Ancient Gateway city to North-East India.