Assam a state known for its tea, where the giant bhramaputra crosses its borders to Bangladesh. One can explore the culture along side the stays in offbeat places. Highlight of the package is the largest river island Majuli over the mighty Bhramaputra. Experience the lifestyle of the locals in the island. The Kaziranga National Park is famous for one horn Rihones. Go for Safaris in the National Park, hope you get many photograpic locations and wildlife inside the park.
• Kaziranga National Park
• Largest river island
• Assamese Culture
• Flavours of Tea
Day 1 Guwahati
Pickup from Guwahati airport and check into hotel. In the evening take a fery to visit the Umananda Temple. O/n at a hotel in Guwahati
Day 2 Guwahati – Nameri B
After breakfast commence a 5 hour drive to Nameri. After lunch go for a walk in the forest along with a qualified naturalist. O/n at Nameri Eco camp
Situated in the Sonitpur district , Nameri lies in the foothills of the Eastern Himalaya. The 200 sq. Km. Park shares its boundary with the Pake Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh at its North Eastern side. The area is drained by the river Jia- Bhoroli and its tributaries namely the Diji, Dinai, Nameri, Dikorai. Most part of the park is hilly with altitudes ranging from 80 meters along the river banks to 225 meters. Bird life is varied and abundant with nearly 400 species found over here. Nameri's most important avian residents are the White-winged Ducks. A sizeable
population is known to affect the forest pools here and they form an important core of the Indian population of the remaining 150 odd pairs of this highly endangered species. Other key birds include White-cheeked Partridge, Great, Wreathed, and Rufous-necked Hornbills, Ruddy, Blue-eared, and Oriental Dwarf Kingfishers, Yellowbellied Flowerpecker, Red-throated Pipit, Long-billed Plover and Ibisbill.
Day 3 Nameri – Kaziranga B
In the morning go for a hike into the forest to observe the rich bid life. For those who are interested there is an option to do rafting on the Nameri river. Post lunch leave for Kaziranga (2 hours drive). O/n at Bon Habi/ Wild Grass or similar at Kaziranga
Day 4 Kaziranga B
Post breakfast do a gypsy safari to the Central range of the park. In the evening go for a safari to the Western range. O/n at Bon Habi/ Wild Grass or similar at Kaziranga.
Circumscribed by the mighty Brahmaputra towards the North and East, and by the Mora Diphlu in the South, Kaziranga National Park is home to the largest population of the Great One Horned Rhinoceros in the world. Several other herbivores like the Wild Asiatic Water Buffalo, Eastern Swamp Deer, Hog Deer and Wild Boars are found in plentiful. The Central range (Kohra) and Western range (Baghori) are the two main places where gypsy safaris and elephant safaris can be undertaken.
Day 5 Kaziranga to Majuli B
Early in the morning undertake an elephant safari in the Central Range. Post breakfast leave for Majuli island. O/n at bamboo cottages in Majuli Island
Day 6 Majuli B
Majuli, one of the largest river island in the world is a storehouse of art and culture. The name is a conjunction of Ma which denotes Laxmi (the godess of prosperity) and Juli meaning granary. The island has been the hub of Neo-Vaishnavite culture since the 15th century, having been initiated by the revered Assamese saint Sankardeva. This new creed of faith started by Srimanta Sankardeva preached devotion to a single God, Lord Krishna or Vishnu, (Eka Sarana). The hallmark of the Neo-Vaishnavite movement is reflected in two distinctively unique institutions, viz., the Satra and the Nāmghar, both of which are intimately associated with the social, cultural as well as religious life of the Assamese society.
Besides culture, Majuli is also a hotspot for birders with many migratory birds favoring its wetland ecosystem. Many species like the Spot Billed Pelican, Greater and Lesser Adjutant Stork, Open Billed Stork, Purple Heron, Whistling Teal, Rudy Shell Duck can be seen in the plentiful.
In the morning we visit some of the Satras getting an opportunity to see the Satriya dance. From here we proceed to the mask making and pottery village , marveling the craftsmanship of the villagers. O/n at Bamboo cottage in Majuli
Day 7 Majuli Island to Guwahati B
Start early morning for the 7 hour drive to Guwahati. O/n at a hotel in Guwahati
Day 8 Guwahati B
Drop to Guwahati airport
• Accommodation for two nights in Landmark Hotel or Aaditya guesthouse in Guwahati on a twin sharing basis, including breakfast
• Accommodation for one night at Nameri Eco camp on a twin sharing basis, including breakfast
• Accommodation for two nights in Kaziranga at Wildgrass , Bon Habi or similar on a twin sharing basis, including breakfast
• One elephant ride in Kaziranga National Park
• Two gypsy safaris in Kaziranga National Park
• Entry fees for Kaziranga National Park
• Dedicated vehicle (Indica or sumo) for the duration of the trip
• Camera fees in Kaziranga National Park
• Excess stay & meals due to bad weather conditions or strikes, resulting in delay of flights or any other form of transport
• Any charges incurred for change in plan after confirmation of the trip
• Any charges not mentioned in ‘Cost Includes’ section above