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Cultural Assam – In Style
Discovering the North East
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Join us for a 10 days trip in exploring Assam’s finest reserves of wildlife and culture. A wonderful holiday that offers a unique perspective on the sights and sounds of rural Assam from the comforts of a fully serviced team who will ensure you the best standards of hospitality with a local touch. Assam is one of the few regions in the world where communities live close to nature nurtured by ancient tribal codes and knowledge systems. We begin the tour from the over-crowded city of Calcutta – we travel over the fertile plains of the Brahmaputra valley – a melting pot of cultures, languages and religions. With lush forest covers, innumerable animals and birds and ancient sites, this Assam tour offers you a wide and sublime experience of exploring the best national parks that the North Eastern state has on board. This tour also provides great photographic opportunities on the journey as we immerse ourselves in a little known culture dating back to the 13th century.

Trip Overview

Duration : 09 Days adventure
Highlights : Crowded cities, tea estates, rhinos and tigers
Best Season : March to May & October to November
Type of Journey : Overland safari

Day 01: Arrive in Kolkatta: (Fly from home country directly):
The plane flies you directly from your home country across the Gangetic heartland of India to the majestic colonial capital of Calcutta. Arriving in the city, you will experience the Indian culture as soon as you touch down and mix in with a host of Indian people right from the airport to the hotel. Check in at the hotel for your first night of hospitality that the Indian traditions reserve for their guests. Overnight in hotel.

Day 02: In Kolkata: Sightseeing:
After breakfast we begin a tour around the city and visit the famous landmarks. Calcutta before the advent of the British was a village and the then capital of Bengal was Murshidabad. The village was styled as the capital city of the East India Company in 1690 by Job Charnok – an agent with the company because of its strategic location on the Hooghly river. We begin with the Voctoria memorial – a state of the art British architectural system. We explore the vast estate and later head to St. John’s Church. Originally a cathedral, it was among the first public buildings erected by the colonials. The church was raised in 1784 at a cost of 30’000 Indian rupees and was completed in 1787. The churc is the hird oldest church in Kolkatta next only to the Armenian and the Old Mission Church.

From the church we will drive to the local cultural sites of the city: We visit the Kalighat Kali Temple – dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. Next we visit the Dakshineswar Kali temple which has been dedicated to the presiding diety of Bhavatarini – an aspect of Kali. The temple was built by Rani Rahmoni a philathropist and a devotee of Kali in 1855. The temple is also famous for its asscociation with Ramakrishna – a mystic of 19th century Bengal. In the evening we will visit the historic shopping district now known as New Market. Opened in 1874, it was named Hogg market after the commisioner Sir Stuart Hogg. It was renamed as New Market after Independence. After a well spent day, we will head back to the hotel for our overnight stay.

Day 03: Fly to Dibrugarh:
We drive to the domestic airport in the morning and take an internal flight to Dibrugarh in Assam. On arrival in the afternoon, we will be driven to the city centre and check in at the hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure for individual activities. Overnight in hotel.

Day 04: Local sightseeing in Dibrugarh:
After breakfast we will leave for a visit to the Dikom Tea Estate in Jokai. The forest reserve is located at a distance of 07 kolimeters and is known as one of the last vrigin rain forests of Assam. In Dikom estate we will see the plantation of organic tea. Later we drive to visit the tribal village of the Nam Phake. The village is home to around 2000 tribals who originally hail from China, moved on to Thailand and Myanmar and finally settled in Dibrugarh in Assam. Situated on the banks of the Dihing River, the village is clean and picturesque. The people have fiercely protected thier cultural identity even while welcoming the outsiders. The quint stilt bamboo huts are amazing and still use age old traditions and methods of living. The main occupation of the village is agriculture that includes cultivating betel nuts, took and paddy. In the village we visit the monastery which houses rare manuscripts dating back to the medieval times. Driving back to the hotel in the late afternoon, we settle for a rest or stroll around the Dibrugarh market. Overnight in hotel.

Day 05: Drive to Jorhat: 147 km’s / 03 to 04 hrs drive:
Breakfast in the hotel and later check out and drive to the town of Jorhat, located around 147 kilometers from Dibrugarh. On this day we will drive through Sibsagar - formerly known as Rangpur, it was the capital of the Ahom Kingdom from 1699 to 1788. It was also ruled briefly by the Moghul Empire. We will visit the famous temple of Sivadol believed to be the tallest Shiva temple in India. From Sibsagar we drive to our next stop at a small village of Teok. The name Teok comes from Tai an language which means abundance of milk. Mostly inhabited by small agriculturalists and tea garden labourers, Teok also has a college that is surrounded by beautiful tea gardens. The college is sometimes compared with an ancient Ashram. From Teok we will journey to our destination Jorhat and on arrival transfer to the hotel for our overnight stay.

Day 06: Jorhat to Kaziranga: (81 km’s / 1-2 hrs drive):
We start leisurely on this day and drive to the famous National park of Kaziranga. The drive goest through small tea estates and moves parallel with the Brahmaputra river for several miles. En-route we will drive through the villages of Kamargaon and Bokakhat. In Bokakhat we will visit the Kristo Jyoti Church – which was started in 1982 and has a catholic population of over 200 People including some five Adivasi communities with the Parish. We will also be visiting the Bokakhat Tea Estate known for its tippy orthodox teas and matched by its thick liquoring CTC, both excellent qualities. From Bokakhat the drive takes around half n hour to our pre-booked resort in Kaziranga. After lunch we will go on a jeep safari trip inside the park to get aquinted with the wildlife. Overnight in resort.

Day 07: In Kaziranga:
We spend the day in Kaziranga National park today and start with an elephant safari deep inside the jungles. Kaziranga is home to the Great One-horned Rhinocerose as well as the Himalayan Tiger, elephants, wild water buffalo and swamp deer. Kaziranga is a vast expanse of tall marshlands and dense tropical moist broadleaf forests. Criss-crossed by four major rivers including the Brahmaputra, We explore the 430 square kilometer park both on an elephant safari as well as a jeep safari in the ranges of Kohora, Bagori and Agaratoli. Return back to the resort in the evening. Overnight in resort.

Day 08: Drive from Kaziranga to Guwahati: 224 km’s / 5-6 hrs drive):
After breakfast we will begin our last day of overland jeep safari to the city of Guwahati. Driving on the highway we will en-route cross the villages of Naitoli and Hatigaon. On arrival in the afternoon we will check in at the hotel and later proceed for half a day sightseeing around the city. We visit the Kamakhya Temple – dedicated to Goddess Sati, Consort of Lord Shiva and is believed to be an ancient Khasi sacrificial site. We also the Umananda Temple located on an island called the Peacock Island. The temple is yet again dedicated to Lord Shiva and several rock – cut figures of gods and goddesses on its walls, some of the finest examples of Assamese craftsmanship. Rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight in hotel.

Day 09: Fly to Kolkata and onwards to New Delhi:
After breakfast, we will transfer to the domestic airport for your internal flight to Calcutta. From Calcutta, we will wait at the transit level, to our flight to New Delhi. On arrival in New Delhi we will drive to the hotel for wash-n-change followed by dinner and a transfer to the International airport for your flight home.

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