NATURE AND CULTURE

NATURE AND CULTURE

Destination : Guwahati

Category: Nature Holiday Packages

Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days

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DAY 01

GUWAHATI – SHILLONG (MEGHALAYA)

Arrive at Guwahati LGBI Airport. Receive and proceed to Shillong (110 kms/03 hrs). Enroute visit Umium Lake – the largest manmade lake in Northeast India.

O/N at Shillong.

DAY 02

SHILLONG – CHERRAPUNJEE – SHILLONG

Today’s attraction: Enroute to Cherrapunjee (56 kms/2.30 hrs) visit Elephant Falls and Shillong Peak - to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Shillong city.

At Cherrapunjee: Mawsmai Cave, Mawsmai Falls, Seven Sisters Falls, Nohkalikai Falls, Thankarang Park, Koh Ramhah and Khrem Falls.

O/N at Shillong.

 

DAY 03

SHILLONG – KAZIRANGA (ASSAM)

Kaziranga National Park (290 kms/07 hrs) – a World Heritage Site and Tiger Reserve, covering an area of 430 Sqkms. It is the home to more than 80% of world’s Rhino population.

O/N at Kaziranga.

 

DAY 04

KAZIRANGA

Early morning Elephant ride (5.30-6.30 a.m. / 6.30-7.30 a.m.) in the Central range. Back to resort for breakfast

After lunch enjoy another jeep safari in the Western range (2.30 p.m. onwards) of the park - ideal for grassland and big game like One Horned Rhinoceros and Water Buffaloes. Back to the resort before it gets dark.

O/N at Kaziranga.

 

DAY 05

KAZIRANGA – MAJULI - JORHAT

 A day excursion to Majuli – a river island amid the River Brahmaputra. Drive to Jorhat Nimati Ghat (100 kms / 02 hrs) to catch the public ferry (boat) to cross the river. Explore Majuli, its Satras, Mishing Tribal villages and its unique lifestyle of Assamese villages. Drive back to ferry Ghat to get the ferry for Jorhat – is a major town and tea research centre of Assam.

O/N at Jorhat.

 

 

 

 

DAY 06

JORHAT – GUWAHATI

Drive back to Guwahati (330 Km/06 Hrs), On arrival at Guwahati visit Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra – the showcase of Assamese art and culture. Evening at leisure. O/N at Guwahati.

 

DAY 07

GUWAHATI - SUALKUCHI – HAJO - GUWAHATI

Today explore Sualkuchi (35 Km/02Hrs) where you can see the local women weaving Assam Silk: Paat, Muga and Eri preparing colourful garments and other decorative products with varied fabric and patterns.

Afternoon visit Hajo a meeting place of three religions – Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist. Visit The Hayagriva Madhab Temple - enshrining the Pancha Madhab or the five forms of Vishnu, and Poa Mecca - one fourth of Mecca is a holy place of the Muslims.

O/N at Sualkuchi.

 

DAY 08

GUWAHATI – AIRPORT/ RLY STATION

Proceed to Airport / Railway station for your onward destination.

 

 

TOUR ENDS

Welcome to Assam, Northeast India, situated on the Brahmaputra Valley with State administrative and commercial hub Guwahati, is a city of temples and a Gateway to the natural and unique cultural land of Northeastern India.

Pass through the panoramic view of Umium Lake to reach Shillong, the then capital of the British ruled Assam becomes the capital of Meghalaya only after 1972. Situated at an altitude of 1,496 meters AMSL, the city still provides the feeling of being influenced by the British in their lifestyle.

When visit Meghalaya try not to miss Cherrapunjee, a small town located on the southern edge of Khasi Hills, a dissected plateau at an altitude of about 4823 feet (1484 m) above mean sea level. It is known as the rainiest rain – belt in the world. The lovely town is also famous for its limestone caves and orange honey. However, in 1985 Mawsynram surpasses the title of Cherrapunjee as the wettest place on Earth by recording an annual rainfall of 11,872 mm (above 39 feet).

The destination that drags the name Assam in the world Tourist map is Kaziranga national Park. A UNESCO World Heritage site and a Tiger Reserve the park is World famous of the one Horned Rhinoceros along with the other game animals like Buffalo, Asiatic Elephant, Tiger and Sambar.

The founder of ‘Eka Naam Dharma’ Srimanta Shankardeva took shelter in Majuli in Fifteenth Century and ever since that Majuli has emerged as the crowning glory of Vaishnavaite culture in Assam. The dance forms which are a treasure house of the various ‘Satras’ in this place are the unique contributions of the great saint. Satra: The Satras are vaishnavaite monastery established in the 16th century by the saint and cultural reformer Srimanta Sankaradeva. Apart from offering the religious prayers the Satras are also a center for performing and practicing different form art and performances like Satrya dance, Mask making, Bhaona (drama related to Hindu mythology) and religious songs.

 

 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Umium Lake – the largest manmade lake of Northeast India
  • Cherrapunjee – the wettest place on Earth
  • Elephant ride and Jeep Safari at Kaziranga National Park, the land of Rhinos
  • Majuli – A River Island on great River Brahmaputra.

 

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