Assam Tea Estate, Rain Forest, River Island & Tiger Reserve Tour
Package price per person sharing twin
Product Code : AGORA451
Seven days private tour will begin in Dibrugarh an industrial city surrounded by sprawling tea estates & rain-forest. Then proceed to Majuli the abode of the Assamese Neo-Vaishnavite culture and home to tribal communities. Next drive to Kaziranga National Park a protected area spread across the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River. Its forests, wetlands and grasslands are home to tigers, elephants and the world’s largest population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses. The diverse experience tour will end in Guwahati a sprawling city beside the Brahmaputra River known for holy sites.
Day 1: Arrive Dibrugarh
On arrival at Dibrugarh airport assistance and transfer to hotel. Renowned as the tea city of India, Dibrugarh is one of the major cities with massive growth in communication and industrial sector.
Visit Jokai Botanical Garden cum Germplasm Center, which has some endangered plant species. Shrikshetra Dhaam, Lord Jagannath Temple which is the replica of the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri Odisha, one of the most important temples in Assam. Koli Aai Thaan which is the spiritual centre dedicated to Koli Aai whose teachings still hold a large place in people’s heart. You can visit Sarumechlow and Bormechow Maidam which are the graves of 2 queens belonging to the Ahom Dynasty; Dehing Satra that holds the ruins belonging to Ahom Dynasty; the Buddhist Monastery at Namphake Village; and many more places like these.
Rest time to visit the local market, followed by cultural program in the evening at a Heritage Bungalow. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Dibrugarh - Jeypore Rainforest - Dibrugarh (65kms/ 1.3hrs approx one way)
Breakfast at hotel, Excursion to visit Jeypore Rainforest. Spread over an area of 108 sq. km, this forest is famous for its biodiversity and is full of various species of flora and fauna. It comes under world heritage of evergreen rain forest and it rains almost all throughout the year. The forest has more than 102 species of orchids here along with a wide variety of animals and plants. Some of the common trees that are abundant in the forest are Ajar, Segun, Nahar, Bohot, and Sam. Hollong is the dominant species of trees here and the these trees reach up to a height of 50 metres. Animals that can be seen in this forest are elephants, hornbills, leopards, flying squirrels, pythons, spotted deer, and langurs to name a few.
Return to your hotel and rest time to visit Heritage Tea Garden to see the origin and the history of tea - how it is grown and its culture. Visit the tea factory to observe the full process of manufacturing of CTC (Crush, Tear and Curl) tea. Visit Mancotta Tea Estate- known for traditionally producing the fine orthodox variety of tea. Note: Tea factory opens from April till November every year. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Dibrugarh - Majuli (155kms/ 4hrs approx)
After breakfast drive to Majuli till Nimathi-Ghat to connect a local ferry to cross mighty Brahmanputra river with co-passengers on board! The ferry ride will take little more than one hour or so, depending on the current of the water. After reaching Kamalabari Ghat transfer to your lodge. After check in explore local village of Mishing tribe nearby, meet local, have tea or local rice beer at their place. Later visit and interact with the local mask-maker.
Majuli - perhaps the largest river island is a treasure of cultural heritage of the region. The founder of ‘Eka Naam Dharma’ Srimanta Shankardeva took shelter in Majuli in the Fifteenth Century and ever since that Majuli has emerged as the crowning glory of Vaishnavaite culture in Assam. Majuli has a unique treasure of natural and cultural attractions. A melting point of various tribes, Majuli is multifaceted in its attractions that unfurls to its vanity are the rare migratory birds like Adjutant Stork, Pelican, Siberian Crane, etc. Dinner and overnight at guest house/ homestay.
Day 4: Majuli - Kaziranga (150kms/ 4hrs approx)
After breakfast transfer to Kamalabari ghat to connect ferry to reach Nimathi-Ghat. From here drive to Kaziranga National Park and check in at resort. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5; Kaziranga National Park
Early morning explore central Range of Kaziranga National Park on Elephant Safari. After breakfast explore the eastern range on a jeep safari. Return for lunch and proceed to Western Range of Kaziranga National Park on jeep.
Kaziranga National Park A World Heritage Site hosts two-thirds of the world's Great One-horned Rhinoceroses. Kaziranga boasts the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. The park is home to large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. Kaziranga is recognized as an Important Bird Area by Birdlife International for conservation of avifaunal species. Compared to other protected areas in India, Kaziranga has achieved notable success in wildlife conservation. Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot, the park combines high species diversity and visibility.
Kaziranga is a vast expanse of tall elephant grass, marshland, and dense tropical moist broadleaf forests, crisscrossed by four major rivers, including the Brahmaputra and numerous small bodies of water. Kaziranga has been the theme of several books, songs, and documentaries.
Note: Elephant ride, jeep safari and forest entry are regulated and controlled by the forest dept. Govt. of Assam. We do not have any control for booking of elephant seats and entry by jeeps. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight in resort.
Day 6: Kaziranga National Park - Guwahati (200km/ 4hr approx)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Guwahati check in at hotel. Later visit Kamakhya Temple one of the most venerated Shakti shrines associated with the legend of Shiva and Daksha Yagna. Navagraha Temple dedicated to the nine planets in the solar system a center of astrological and astronomical research. Umananda Island the smallest river island in the world where human and the wilderness co-habit in peace and serenity. Umananda Temple is a Shiva Temple built in 1594, by the Ahom King of Assam.
Day 7: Guwahati - Departure (flight)
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
Garland welcome and assistance of our office representative at airport
6 Nights accommodation in below mentioned hotels or similar
Daily breakfast at hotel.
Bottled drinking water in car
3 Time safari in Kaziranga National Park
Private English speaking guide in each cities on sightseeing days.
Private Chauffer driven air-conditioned deluxe car/ van for airport transfers, sightseeing & excursion as per program.
Monument entrance fees & activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Any air fare
Camera charges at monuments
Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Or anything not mentioned above.