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North East Expedition 2021

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The land of undulating hills, spellbinding azure lakes, gushing waterfalls and verdant greens - India’s North- East is as culturally varied as its topographically diverse. Blessed with fabulous natural graces, this portion of India resembles an ornately-tinted tapestry owing to the distinctive ways, traditions and cultural heritage of its many indigenous peoples. Incomparable destinations and experiences like the astonishing Root Bridges of Cherrapunjee, untethered wildlife of Kaziranga National Park, the divine aura of the Tawang Monastery, infectious mysticism of the Kamakhya Temple and sweepingly beautiful valley views along with the best that nature has to offer. Prepare to be wowed by unspoilt natural beauty, impressive diversity and warm hospitality of the sister states, as we get ready to embark upon a truly extraordinary adventure with you at the wheel of a roaring SUV.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Date:
  • 13th Mar 2021 – 21st Mar 2021
  • Duration:
  • 10 Nights / 11 Days
  • Distance:
  • 1500 km
  • Cost:
  • INR 1,65,000 + 5% GST Per Person
    (EMI Option Available)
DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
DAY 5
DAY 6
DAY 7
DAY 8
DAY 9
DAY 10
DAY 11

DAY 1

GUWAHATI

We launch our trip from the capital of the state of Assam - Guwahati. Situated on the southern bank of Brahmaputra River, it is a major port in the region and popularly known as the ‘Gateway to North-East India’. Home to the much revered Kamakhya Temple, dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya, an incarnation of Goddess Sati, the 8th-century temple attracts devotees throughout the year. While its wild side languishes in serenity, to sample the local flavours of the city, head to the old quarters by the river. With assistance at hand on arrival, your transfer from the airport to the hotel in Guwahati will be a seamless affair. In the evening, you will get to meet your fellow participants & expedition leaders over dinner and drinks. Overnight in Guwahati

DAY 1 -  GUWAHATI

DAY 2

Guwahati - Cherrapunjee (150 km)

A delectable early breakfast, and we will be ready to hit the road going towards Cherrapunjee. En route to the erstwhile wettest place on Earth, stop to take in the stunning panoramas of Shillong Peak. Located at a distance of about 10 km south of the main city, Shillong Peak is the highest point in Shillong, Meghalaya. This will be followed by a stopover at the nearby Elephant Waterfalls; two-tiered water feature which is a vision of natural beauty set amidst rocky outcrops covered in emerald-green ferns. Upon finally reaching Cherrapunjee which till date holds the record for the most rainfall in a calendar month and year, we will explore stunning spots like the Mausmai Caves, Naukalikai Falls, Laitlum Canyon, Seven Sisters Falls and Ram Krishna Mission. Overnight in Cherrapunjee

DAY 2 - Guwahati - Cherrapunjee (150 km)

DAY 3

Cherrapunjee - Mawlynnong - Dawki - Cherrapunjee (200 km)

Today, we get to explore Cherrapunjee further. Post a hearty breakfast; our convoy will leave for Mawlynnong Located 90 km from Shillong, this idyllic village had been adjudged ‘Asia’s Cleanest Village’ in 2003 and the cleanest in India in the year 2005. Next up on our list of attractions is one of the most famous features that draw tourists to Meghalaya – ‘Living Root Bridges. The double-decker man-made wonder in Cherrapunjee is almost 150 years old and has been fashioned out of the secondary roots of the rubber fig tree. We now head to the border town of Dawki, which is celebrated for the sparkling clear waters of Umngot River. Breathe in the serenity of the verdant landscape as you partake in boating and various water sports at this spot. Overnight in Cherrapunjee

DAY 3 - Cherrapunjee - Mawlynnong - Dawki - Cherrapunjee (200 km)

DAY 4

Cherrapunjee - Kaziranga (305 km)

From here our convoy will head to the famed Kaziranga National Park cruising upon the iconic Asian Highway I (AH I), which is the longest route of the Asian Highway Network, running 20557 km. En route to a fantastic wildlife experience, we stop at the fascinating Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC) in Mawlai Phudmuri, Shillong. Encompassing a museum along with a research and publication centre, DBCIC seeks toendorse and preserve the rich cultural heritage of all seven states of North-East India under one roof.It also facilitates ethnographic, anthropological and sociological studies on indigenous communities. Through its language institute, it strives to promote tribal languages in various ways. Post this stimulating encounter with art and culture, we journey along to Kaziranga and retire for the night. Overnight in Kaziranga

DAY 4 - Cherrapunjee - Kaziranga (305 km)

DAY 5

Kaziranga

One of the unique wildlife-viewing destinations in India, Kaziranga National Park entices nature lovers with 430 sq. km of bright green meadows, marshlands and thick forests. Home to 2/3rd of the world’s entire population of the native one-horned rhinoceros, Kaziranga was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1985. We begin day five, and with a bang, as an optional elephant ride inside the park promises an exhilarating experience. After tucking in a delicious breakfast at the lodge, we will embark upon a two-hour-long Jeep Safari within the park. An invigorating visit to an Orchid Garden and nearby Tea Estate will be followed by a lively cultural evening, which will feature folk dance performances by supremely talented local artists. Overnight in Kaziranga

DAY 5 - Kaziranga

DAY 6

Kaziranga - Dirang (250 km)

We start day six with a sumptuous breakfast and move out of our lodgings to be soon on our way to the gorgeous town of Dirang in Arunachal, which is located on the bank of Kameng River. This scenic hill station is home to the Mahayana Monpa Tribe. It offers sweepingly beautiful valley views all around along with a glimpse into the unique traditions and cultural heritage of its tribal inhabitants. En route Dirang, subject to availability of time, we will make a stop at the picturesque constituency of Bomdila and visit the Orchid Research Centre in Tipi. Quite popular with visitors and locals alike, the main attraction at this multi-functional facility is the Glass House which has on display a whopping 1000 varieties of orchids in assorted hues. Overnight in Dirang

DAY 6 - Kaziranga - Dirang (250 km)

DAY 7

Dirang - Tawang (140 km)

Today, we will proceed towards Sela Pass - one of India’s famous high-altitude mountain passes located in Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh. With an elevation of 13700 ft, Sela connects the Buddhist city of Tawang to Tezpur and Guwahati and also acts as the main highway connecting Tawang with the rest of India. The nearby Sela Lake also referred to as Paradise Lake owing to its exquisiteness, adds infinitely to the charm of this destination which affords visitors plenty of breathtaking sights of Eastern Himalayas. Having relished a view of what can only be described as heaven on earth, we cruise along to Tawang where a well-appointed hotel room awaits. Overnight in Tawang

DAY 7 - Dirang - Tawang (140 km)

DAY 8

Tawang

The first half of the eighth day of our road trip is to be excellently spent in exploration of the world’s second-largest Buddhist Monastery Complex. Founded by the Mera Lama Lodre Gyatso in the year 1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, the Tawang Monastery houses a library stocked with highly valuable volumes, a marvellously decorated prayer hall that contains an 8 m-high Buddha statue and a museum. We return towards the city centre in the second half of the day to pay a visit at the War Memorial, located near the town. An elegant Stupa has been erected here to honour the memory of the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives in 1962 Indo-China war. Overnight in Tawang

DAY 8 - Tawang

DAY 9

Tawang - Dirang (140 km)

We begin this day early with a drive to Jang Falls. Also known by the name Nuranang Falls, this cascading water feature stands approximately 100 m high and is mesmerizing, to say the least.The Nuranang River originates from the Northern slopes of the Sela Pass, and below the waterfall, it falls into the Tawang River.We will also stop to pay homage at the Jaswant Garh War Memorial, which commemorates the memory of rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat of the 4thBattalion of Garhwal Rifles Infantry Regiment. Jaswant Singh was posthumously decorated with the Mahavir Chakra Award for the display of exceptional courage during 1962 Indo-China war. It will be a downhill drive from here back to the town of Dirang. Overnight in Dirang

DAY 9 - Tawang - Dirang (140 km)

DAY 10

Dirang - Guwahati (315 km)

Our group of travel aficionados will leave Dirang post breakfast and head towards the bustling nerve centre that’s Guwahati. If time permits, we will stop to seek blessings at the much-feted Kamakhya Temple. Situated on the Nilachal Hill in the western part of Guwahati, the Kamakhya Temple is dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya and enjoys the distinction of being one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas. An optional evening river cruise on the enigmatic Brahmaputra is also on offer to cap off the journey in the most sublime way possible. The night of farewell will be one to cherish with dinner and making merry, albeit with a twinge of sadness at having to bid farewell to your companions in this astounding journey. Overnight in Guwahati

DAY 10 - Dirang - Guwahati (315 km)

DAY 11

Guwahati (Departure)

After a thoroughly uplifting adventure and a chance to experience a totally different side to India, which is sure to have left an indelible impression, we transfer you from the hotel to the airport for the return journey back home. This will be a road trip that will rouse your senses, pleasantly jolt you into appreciating the treasures that nature has endowed upon us, and inspire and challenge you to let go of any fear or inhibitions. North-East India will not only surprise you; it will also charm its way into your heart and soul. And though we will part ways now, it won’t be without a promise to continue this spirited discovery of our magnificent country and the world.

DAY 11 - Guwahati (Departure)

Cost

INR 1,65,000 + 5% GST Per Person (EMI Option Available)

Trip Inclusions

  • Accommodation on twin occupancy(02 Participants sharing 01 Room)
  • Vehicle (04 Participants sharing 01 Car)
  • Fuel
  • Route Planning
  • Activities And Visits To Make The Experience Truly Memorable
  • Back Up Team With A Crew Vehicle Equipped With GPS, Emergency Food Supplies And First Aid Kit
  • Road Book, Map, Wireless Radio Set For Every Vehicle
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, Tea And Dinner
  • Local Guidance From Experts
  • All Inner Line Permits For Restricted Areas
  • Limited Stock Of Chocolates, Snacks, Water And Soft Beverages For Every Vehicle
  • Entry Fee

Trip Exclusions

  • Your Domestic And International Flight Ticket
  • Meals And Drinks Not Mentioned
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Insurance And Documentation Cost Such As Travel Insurance, Visa Applications Etc.
  • Vehicle Servicing, Repairs, Toll Taxes, Traffic Lines
  • Any Cost Arising Out Of Unforeseen Circumstances Like Ill-health, Vehicle Breakdown Or Repairs, Damage Accruing From Land Blocks, Bad Weather, Snowfall Etc.
  • Additional Accommodation Charges Due To Unforeseen Delays In The Journey
  • Any Charges For Carrying Video Camera Or Still Camera
  • Any Hotel, Subsistence Or Other Cost Incurred Prior To The Official Start Date Of The Expedition And After The Official End Date Of The Expedition
  • 5% GST

Cancellation Policy

  • Nil cancellation charges if the tour is cancelled till 15th January 2021
  • 10% of the tour cost will be charged as cancellation if tour is cancelled in between 16th – 25th January 2021
  • 25% of the tour cost will be charged as cancellation if tour is cancelled in between 26th January – 4th February 2021
  • 50% of the tour cost will be charged as cancellation if tour is cancelled in between 5th – 14th February 2021
  • 100% of the tour cost will be charged as cancellation if tour is cancelled from 15th February 2021

Refund Policy

  • In case of cancellation, the refund will be made in 07-10 working days as per the cancellation policy and subtracting 5% GST on the deposited amount.
  • The refund will be made to the same account/mode through which transfers have been received.
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