"If India was the Jewel in the Crown of the British Empire, the remote North East of that country is its Hidden Jewel" …Tony Howard …Tony Howard
Day 01: Shillong: Arrival, Welcome Ceremony
Day 02: After an Early morning breakfast drive down to Krem Mawmluh Cave.
Day 03: An early wake up call and breakfast in the morning and ready to walk to the Double Decker Livng Root Bridge.
Day 04: After breakfast drive to Shillong, the 'Scotland of the East".
Day 05: Shillong:
Day 06: Shillong-Kaziranga (280 kms 5 hrs drive)
Day 07: Kaziranga: Elephant Safari, Rhino.
Day 08: Kaziranga-Kohima
Drive to Kohima after breakfast (225 kms 4hrs drive). On arrival lunch at Kohima and proceed to Touphema Village Resort (41 kms from Kohima) run by Angami Naga village community. Overnight at Touphema Tourist village.
Day 09: Touphema-Kohima-Hornbill Festival
After breakfast check out of the village resort & drive to Kohima to attend the inauguration of Hornbill Festival (December 1st to 5th). It is a festival where Naga tribes come together and celebrate. All Naga warriors use the hornbill feather as a headgear, which is how this occasion was being named hornbill festival. This five days festival has Cultural Events, Traditional Dances & Folk Songs, display of Handloom & Handicrafts, Ethnic Naga food Stalls, Exhibition of flowers, Arts & Crafts etc. It also highlights traditional and modern fashion show & beauty contests and promotes upcoming young artiste. Post lunch 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 remained one of the 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 The 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) and check into Dimori Cove Guest. Overnight stay at Dimori Cove.
Day 10: Kipfiizha-Dziikuo valley
Morning drive to Dziikou valley via Jakhama village. The drive will end at a point from where one has to trek up to the Dzukou valley, which takes 4hrs. Dzukou valley is at a height of 2438 mts is on the southwest side of Japfu ranges. It is at a distance of 25 kms from Kohima and can be approached from different routes via Jakhoma, Viswema on NH 39. This valley is a place of Solace and Tranquility and provides the right atmosphere for all Eco Adventures, Nature lovers, Trekkers. Bamboo brush, a tough dwarf bamboo predominates the vegetation and it gives an appearance of a fully mown lawn from afar. The serpentine streams & rivulets flows leisurely through the valley freeze during winter. Rhododendrons adorn the hills, rocks during spring. Summer brings its own variety of flowers to the valley, during this season, the valley looks a veritable "Garden of Eden". For all lovers of adventure and trekking, Dziikou beckons with the refrain, which seems to say-
"All you seekers of Adventure, And lovers of tough treks, Come and be my guest- And drink deep of my beauty."
Overnight in the rest house/rock caves or tents.
Day 11: Dziikou Valley Kipfiizha
Day 12: Kohima-Khonoma
Day 13: Kohima- Jorhat: Tea Capital of the world, the Thengal Mansion, Assamese village
Day 14: Sibasagar: Ranghar, Tolatol.
Day 15: Jorhat-Majuli: Biggest River Island, presentation on wild life.
Day 16: Majuli: Baishnavite Monastery, Cultural programme.
Day 17: Guwahati: River cruise, City.
Day 18: Guwahati: Assam Silk, Pilgrimage centres.
Day19: Farewell, departure.
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