Guwahati, Bomdila, Tawang, Kaziranga, Shillong, Cherrapunjee

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Day - 1 : Guwahati - Kaziranga National Park

Pick up from Guwahati Airport to Kaziranga National Park - Kaziranga- a world heritage site, spread over 858 sq.kms and is located in the floodplains on both sides of the Brahmaputra. The park hosts two-thirds of the world’s Great One-horned rhinoceros. The park is divided into five ranges - Central (entry point at Kohora), Western (entry point at Bagori), Eastern (at Agratoli), Western-most Burha Pahar (at Ghorakati) and Northern. The first four lie on the southern side of the river while the last is on the northern bank. It is also home to nine of 14 primate species found across south india, the purest breed of Asiatic water buffalo and one of the largest herds of Asian Elephants. Evening go for visit Tea Garden. Overnight at Kaziranga.

Day - 2 : Kaziranga - Bhalukpong

Early morning go for Elephant ride (subject to availability) at 5AM. Back to Hotel for Breakfast. Go for Jeep safari (subject to availability) in the Central Range. Back to Hotel, and taking Lunch, Evening transfer to Bhalukpong - – Located at 56Kms from Tezpur, altitude 213 mts, is the entry point to Arunachal. It is famous for Archaeological ruins of King Bhaluka, an ancient ruler of the region. The Orchid Research Centre at Tipi with 500 species of Orchids is the prides of Bhalukpong.

Day - 3 : Bhalukpong - Dirang

After breakfast, transfer to Dirang - Situated at an altitude of 4910 ft above the sea level, Dirang a beautiful hill station comprises of Tribal Mahayana Monapas sharing their traditions and heritage which are similar to Western Bhutan. Dirang is located on a picturesque valley in between Bomdilla and Tawang and due to its lower altitude than Bomdila the weather is much milder & comfortable, a constant wind blows along the river valley making it a very pleasant place to stay. Dirang is a Sub-divisional headquarters in the West Kameng District and well known for its Hot Water Spring and Apple Orchards apart from its mesmerizing natural beauty.

Enroute – visit Tenga Valley, Bomdila Monestry, crafts centre, Orchid Sanctuary at Tipi where more than 500 different species of orchid are available. Shangti valley, Yak centre, Fruit garden and Nag Temple. Lunch on the way. Overnight at Dirang.

Day - 4 : Dirang - Tawang

After Early Breakfast journey for Tawang - an altitude of 3500mts. It is a land of Monpa Tribe. The name Tawang derives from some bearing on surroundings. But people’s interpretation is that the name Tawang was given by Mera Lama in the 17th Century. It is famous for the oldest seat of Mahayana Buddhism and is around 400 years old. This is the second largest Monastery in Asia and the largest one of its kind in the Country which controls 17 Gompas in the region. The most imposing part of the Monastery is the three storied assembly hall which houses the temple and the 28ft high Golden statue of Buddha. Other tourist attractions are- Craft Centre, PTso Lake and any Gompa Monastery.

Enroute cross Sela Pass, the highest Motorable Road in Eastern Himalayas, at about 14000ft above the Sea level and Yaswant Garh (Indo-China War Memorial). Lunch on the way. Afternoon Check in to hotel. Overnight stay at Tawang

Day - 5 : Tawang

After breakfast sightseeing Madhuri Heart Lake/Sangatsar Lake, PT Tso. Tawang Monastery, War memorial, Anni Gumpha, Creaft center. Back to hotel. Overnight stay at Tawang.

Day - 6 : Tawang - Bomdila

After breakfast, transfer to Bomdila - is a beautiful small town situated at an altitude of 2700mts at a distance of 170km from Tawang. It has a lot of attractions for the tourist with its cool climate, Apple Orchards, Snow-capped, Himalayan Peaks and Buddhist Monasteries. The Buddhist Monastery of Bomdila is the repository of culture and is among primary attractions of the area.

Enroute visit Jung Water fall, Lunch on the way, vist Dirang hot spring after noon arrival at Bomdila. Overnight stay at Bomdila.

Day - 7 : Bomdila - Tezpur

After breakfast Proceed to Tezpur- Set among tea gardens, military cantonments and built around several lakes, Tezpur is located on the north bank of the Brahmaputra River in the district of Sonitpur, central Assam. The name Tezpur is derived from the Sanskrit words 'Teza' (meaning blood) and 'Pura' (meaning town or city). Legend has it that the original name of this place was 'Sonitpur' ("sonit" in Sanskrit also means blood!) but when the battle ( HARA - HARI ) between Krishna's army and Lord Shiva, his disciple Banasura's army fought for the rescue of Aniruddha (who was the grandson of Lord Krishna, according to legend) there was so much bloodshed that the whole place was stained in red. This led to the name of the place becoming Tezpur. The Shiva temples in and around Tezpur shows the love and devotions of King Baanasur for Lord Shiva., Night Stay.

Day - 8 : Tezpur - Shillong

After breakfast transfer to Shillong (Capital of Meghalaya) - Shillong (1496 m), the capital city has a number of beautiful sites like Shillong peak (10 km from Shillong,), at an altitude of 1965 metre, offers a dazzling view of the idyllic surroundings. Butterfly Museum (closed on Sundays) is another interesting place to visit. One of the most celebrated sacred-groves of the State is the grove at Mawphlang about 25 kilometres off Shillong. This particular grove has for long years been a reservoir of interest for eminent and internationally known botanists. The sacred-groves, which make a unique contribution to the flora and avi-fauna of the State, are undoubtedly of immense interest to all naturalists. Overnight at Shillong.

Day - 9 : Shillong - Cherrapunji - Shillong

After breakfast drive to Cherrapunjee, (1300 m) and its surroundings areas are blessed with many breathtaking views of nature in her pristine beauty with cool springs, mind soothing waves of thick green jungle foliage, gurgling mountain streams finding their way through rocks, enthralling milky white waterfalls leaping into deep gorges in a thunderous applause to the record-breaking rainfall that resounds through the valley. During the monsoon months it is a thrill to catch sight of nature in the prime of her beauty when the clouds lift their mantle over her for fleeting moments. Cherrapunjee has the distinction of being the wettest place on Earth, having the highest recorded rainfall, year after year. The Caves of Cherrapunjee- Mawsmai and Mawmluh, are the longest limestone caves in India, formed over 3500 years, a must go destination for cavers and adventurists. Other attractions - Cherrapunjee View Point, Nohkalikai Falls, Seven Sister Falls and Eco Park Back to Shillong, Overnight at Shillong.

Day - 10 : Shillong - Mawlynnong - Shillong

After breakfast drive to Mawlynnong (92 km / 2 hrs), Mawlynnong village, situated 90 kms ahead of Shillong, on the Shillong-Dawki Road, 30 kms from Pynursla, is a village of 75 households with a population of 400. A idyllic location, this village epitomizes a standard which all other villages need to aspire to be. Dubbed the cleanest village in India by Discover India Magazine. Paved walkways and beautiful flowerbed all along mark the village, with waterfalls, a living root bridge, hilly rivulets, acacia plantation and an excellent view of the faraway plains of Bangladesh all contribute to the ambience of this village.

Visit - the cleanest village in Asia. Living Route Bridge and Balancing Rock. Back to Shillong, Evening free for marketing. Stay overnight at your hotel in Shillong.

Day - 11 : Shillong - Guwahati

After breakfast transfer to Guwahati, Situated on the banks of the mighty river Brahmaputra, at an altitude of 55 metersabove sea level, Guwahati is the junction of three important roads, National Highways 31, 37 and 40. It is split into two parts by the river Brahmaputra and North Guwahati. The most famous Kamakhya Temple tucked away in the serenity of the Nilachal hills in Guwahati. This Shakti temple has a cluster of different temples of Devi Kali, Bhairavi, Tara and others and is a pilgrimage destination for people across the country. Overnight at Guwahati.

Day - 12 : Guwahati Sightseeing

After breakfast visit - Umananda Temple, Basistha Ashram And Balaji Temple. Back to Hotel; Night Stay.

Day - 13 : Guwahati - Airport / Railway Drop

After breakfast transfer to Guwahati Airport / Railway Station.

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