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ASSAM,MEGHALAYA,NAGALAND & MANIPUR TOUR - MFD-51

Destination

Northeast

Duration

09 Nights/10 Days

Includes

Tour, Hotel, Car, Meals

Tour Overview

HIGHLIGHT : GUWAHATI (01 NIGHT), SHILLONG (3 NIGHTS), KAZIRANGA (01 NIGHT halt only), KOHIMA (2 NIGHTS), IMPHAL (02 NIGHTS)


Daywise Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : GUWAHATI (ASSAM)

Arrive Guwahati airport and transfer to hotel. Rest free at leisure.Overnight in Guwahati.

Guwahati, ‘The light of the East’ is the commercial capital of North East lying adjacent to the shores of the turbulent Brahmaputra.

For guests arriving in the morning, enroute to hotel visit the Maa Kamakhya temple and Sankardev Kalakhetra.

Situated on top of the Nilachal Hill, Maa Kamakhya Temple is the most sacred among the tantrik shrines of Shakti worship in the world. Kamakhya temple is also famed for the annual Ambubachi Mela held for 4 days  during monsoon season. There are images of Lord Ganesha, Goddess Chamundi and many dance fixtures. Situated on the Nilachal Hill, the temple structure resembles a Shikhara - a beehive.  Besides the main Devi temple, there are temples of 10 Mahavidyas in and around temple. These include  Bhuvaneshvari,  Bagalamukhi,  Chinnamasta,Tripura Sundari,  Tara,  Kali,  Bhairavi,  Dhumavati, Matangi and Kamala Temples. Temple doors remain open for devotees in the following timings - 08:00 am to 01:00 pm & 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra is the cultural complex, named after the most revered Saint of Assam, Srimanta Sankardev and provides a glimpse into Assamese culture & heritage.  It has a cultural museum, library and various facilities for preserving, demonstrating and performing cultural items, besides a children's park within the sprawling premises. The Central Museum exhibits culture and heritage of different ethnic groups of Assam showcasing their dance, drama, music and art. Another famed attraction in the Kalakshetra is an Artistic Village. This Assamese village portrays the village life of Assam in the form of life like statues and model thatched huts.

Evening enjoy a River cruise over the river Brahmaputra. Overnight in Guwahati.

NOTE: River cruise depends up on availability, water level and river condition.

Day 2 : GUWAHATI-SHILLONG (130 Kms / 3 ½ hrs drive)

Meet and greet at Guwahati Airport/Station and drive to Shillong. En route witness the Umiam Lake or Barapani - is the biggest artificial lake in Meghalaya in midst of sylvan hills adorned by Khasi pines & peerless beauty.

Check-in Hotel and after refreshment if time permits visit Cathedral of Marry and Ward’s Lake. Evening free at leisure to explore the region on own. You may take a walk to the famous Police Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Shillong.

Day 3 : SHILLONG – CHERRAPUNJEE – SHILLONG (60 KMs / 2 hrs-One way)

After breakfast drive to Cherrapunjee, the wettest place on the earth, for an awesome day trip. En route visit the famous Elephant. At Sohra, stop at the Duwan Sing Syiem view point for mesmerizing views of the Hills.

In Cherrapunjee be witness to the gorgeous Seven Sisters Falls and Nohkalikai Falls. Later take a soft cave walk inside the Mawsmai Cave. The limestone cave is a natural wonder with innumerable formations inside it. 

After lunch at Cherrapunjee, visit Arwah Lumshynna cave, a hidden wonder with stalagmites formations and numerous fossils on the rock walls. Drive back to Shillong for overnight stay.

Note: Most of the waterfalls are dry during winter season.

Day 4 : SHILLONG - MWALLYNONG - SHILLONG

After breakfast drive to Mwallynong, the cleanest village in Asia (100 kms / 3 hrs drive approx), also known as ‘God’s own Garden’. With over 80 households, the village gives the ambiance of walking in a well maintained park !  Climb the 80 ft Sky Walk at Mawlynnong village for a bird’s eye view of the Village, the plantations and faraway plains of Bangladesh. You will also be acquainted to the Khasi lifestyle, their culture and economy. 

A trek to the nearby Rewai Village is another interesting activity. Walk down a flight of almost 100 steps to witness nature’s wonder, living-root bridge.  The bridges are tangles of massive thick roots, which the local people inter-twine to form a bridge that can hold several people at a time. The root bridges, may be up to over a hundred feet long and take ten to fifteen years to become fully functional, but they become very strong in the process. The bridges live and keep growing and strengthen over time. The useful lifespan of the bridges, is thought to be 500–600 years.

Later drive to Dawki, a village of the Jaintia community whose prime occupation of fishing. Be mesmerized by the beauty of the Umngot river, the venue of the annual boat race held during March - April at Umsyiem. The Umngot itself is a prime fishing spot for fishermen of the villages. The river is also famous for its crystal clear water, so clear that when seen from a distance, it appears as if the boat is floating in mid-air! The Umngot river is the natural boundary between Ri Pnar or Jaintia Hills with Hima Khyrim of Khasi hills over which is a single span suspension bridge was constructed. This is the gateway to Bangladesh where major export and import transactions take place. Enjoy an amazing country boat river ride. Drive up to the Bangladesh border.

Later proceed to Shillong for overnight stay.

Note: It is advisable to carry packed lunch to Mwallynong.

Day 5 : SHILLONG –KAZIRANGA (325 Kms / 7 hrs drive)

After Breakfast drive to Kaziranga. Check in hotel. Evening free.Overnight at Kaziranga.

Day 6 : KAZIRANGA – KOHIMA (270 KMS/ 7 hrs)

After breakfast transfer to Kohima, the capital of Nagaland. Check in Hotel. Evening visit the local bazaar where you can be introduced to the Naga food items consisting of vegetables, insects and fishes. Overnight in Kohima.

Day 7 : KOHIMA

After breakfast enjoy full day sightseeing covering  the War Cemetery, the church, the Sale Emporium and Kohima Village.

After lunch visit Jakhama village to experience the real Angami Naga tribal way of living as you take a village walk. Also visit the Heritage Complex where the Hornbill festival is celebrated every year. Overnight in Kohima.

War Cemetery: The revered memorial commemorates the brave soldiers and warriors who laid their lives fighting the Japanese during the World War II. It is embellished by two tall crosses against the backdrop of seasonal roses & lush greenery.

 

The base of the lower cross, is engraved with the lines:

When you go home, tell them of us & say;

For your tomorrow, we gave our today”

 

Nagaland state Museum: it is housed in ancestral weaponry & provides an insight into the Naga culture, traditions & history. The exquisitely carved gateposts, status pillars, statues & traditional Naga costumes & jewelry are the main exhibits of the museum.

Kohima village: The village is said to be the biggest & most populous in entire Asia. According to Naga legend, the present day Kohima was founded here. At the entrance are exquisitely carved ceremonial gates, with the scimitar of horns of mithun (BosFrontalis), symbolizing bravery & valor.

The Catholic Cathedral at Aradura Hill in Kohima, is one of the biggest cathedrals in North-east India. Its splendid architecture makes it one of the important landmarks of Kohima. The unique design created by blending the traditional with the orthodox developed into an architectural marvel. A must-visit place in Kohima.

Day 8 : KOHIMA – IMPHAL (160 km / 6 hrs)

Morning after breakfast, drive to Imphal, the capital of Manipur. Visit Shri Govindajee Temple and Manipur State Museum. Evening free at leisure to visit the Khwairamband Bazaar (a local market run by mothers). Overnight in Imphal.

Manipur, the Land of Jewels, lies in a lowland crisscrossed by the water-channels of the Loktak Lake in the North East corner of India. The diverse culture of the state is depicted In martial arts, dance & music and handloom & handicraft. The magnificent natural beauty of the state is a unique charm of the place.

Day 9 : IMPHAL

Morning after breakfast, tour the city covering Kangla Fort and Khonghampat  orchidarium.

Later drive to Moirang (45 km / 1 hr), the ancient capital of the Manipuri Kings. It is also the centre of Meithei culture. Cross by the local villages as you go to see the Sadu Chiru waterfall and the Japanese war memorial, which reflects the history of the Second World War.

Visit the Keibul Lamjao National Park (the only floating park in the world). It is the last natural habitat of the marsh dwelling brow-antiered deer locally called ‘Sangai’.  Near-by is the Loktak Lake and Sendra Island (a hillock Isand with mesmerizing views of the Loktak lake).  Loktak Lake is the largest fresh water lake in the North East. Watch the unique floating islands ‘Phumdi’ that are actually floating weeds on which people live !  Return to Imphal. Overnight in Imphal.

Day 10 : IMPHAL AIRPORT DEPARTURE

After breakfast transfer to Imphal airport for onward journey. TOUR ENDS HERE.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions
  • 09 Nights accommodation as per the itinerary
    • DBL room on twin sharing
    • For Extra pax, Extra bed / mattress will be provided
    • Cost based on BASE category rooms
  • Meal Plan – CPAI / MAPAI / APAI as per selection
    • Meals as per Hotel fixed menu with local flavour
    • For special cuisine / variety in menu, kindly inform us
  • All transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary by selected vehicle
    • Overhead carrier in not allowed as per Supreme Court order
    • All vehicles on point-to-point basis only
    • Vehicle will not be on disposal & will be available as per itinerary
  • 01 Bottle mineral water per person per day
Exclusions
  • 09 Nights accommodation as per the itinerary
    • DBL room on twin sharing
    • For Extra pax, Extra bed / mattress will be provided
    • Cost based on BASE category rooms
  • Meal Plan – CPAI / MAPAI / APAI as per selection
    • Meals as per Hotel fixed menu with local flavour
    • For special cuisine / variety in menu, kindly inform us
  • All transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary by selected vehicle
    • Overhead carrier in not allowed as per Supreme Court order
    • All vehicles on point-to-point basis only
    • Vehicle will not be on disposal & will be available as per itinerary
  • 01 Bottle mineral water per person per day
Hotel Used in Tour

   PLACE

     REGULAR

         DELUXE

          LUXURY

Shillong

Hotel Landmark Hills or similar

Polo Towers or similar

Hotel Polo Towers/ similar

Bhalukpong /

Tezpur

Prashanti Cottage

(Cottages)

Fern Residency

(TEZPUR)

Hotel Dynasty/ similar

Dirang

Hotel Pemaling / similar

Hotel Pemaling (upgraded room) / similar

Hotel Dynasty/ similar

Tawang

Gakyi Khang Zhang/ Tatksang / similar

Dekhang / Gakyi Khang Zhang (upgraded room) / similar

Hotel Dynasty/ similar

Bomdila

Tsepal Yangjom or similar

Tsepal Yangjom (suite room)or similar

Hotel Dynasty/ similar

Kohima

Hotel Millenium / Grandeur/ similar

Hotel Japhu / Blue Bayou/ similar

Hotel Chimorb / Vivor / similar

Imphal

Hotel Nirmala/ Hotel Imphal / similar

Hotel Classic / similar

Hotel Classic Grande / similar

Guwahati

Mayflower / Contour or similar

Dynasty / similar

Hotel Dynasty/ similar

Cancellation Policy

Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure

In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • 30 days & prior to arrival – 10% of the tour/service cost.
  • 20 days to 18 days prior to arrival – 20% of the tour/service cost.
  • 14 days to 16 days prior to arrival – 25% of the tour/service cost.
  • 10 days to 08 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
  • 07 days & less, prior to arrival or no show – NO REFUND.
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