Assam Tea Estate, Rain Forest & River Island Tour
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Product Code : AGORA450
Four days private Assam Tea Estate, Rain Forest & River Island tour will begin in Dibrugarh an industrial city surrounded by sprawling tea estates & rainforest. Visit few tea estate and learn the history & process of tea cultivation. Make an excursion to rainforest and learn the biodiversity of various species of flora and fauna. Then proceed to Majuli a river island in the mighty Brahmaputra River an abode of the Assamese Neo-Vaishnavite culture and home to tribal communities. Tour will end with drop off at Dibrugarh airport.
Day 1: Arrive Dibrugarh (L,D)
On arrival at Dibrugarh airport assistance & transfer to hotel. Later 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. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Dibrugarh - Jeypore Rainforest - Dibrugarh (65kms one way) (B,L,D)
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. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Dibrugarh - Majuli (155kms) (B,L,D)
Drive to Majuli till Nimathi-Ghat to connect a ferry to reach Kamalabari-Ghat by crossing mighty Brahmanputra river with co-passengers on board.
From Kamalabari-Ghat transfer to your lodge check in. Majuli, perhaps the largest river island is a treasure of cultural heritage of the region. The founder of Eka Naam Dharmas Srimanta Shankardeva took shelater in Majuli in the 15th century and ever since that Majuli has emerged as the crowning glory of Vaishnavaite culture in Assam. Majuli has a unique treasure of natural & cultural attractions and a melting point of various tribes. The influence of the Neo-Vaishnavite culture on the island restricts killing animals has resulted in great tolerance for wildlife and respect for the environment. The Majuli island with its fertile floodplains and highly productive wetlands forms ideal habitat for a variety of resident & migratory birds including some uncommon & endangered species. More than 250 species of birds have been recorded, these include many endangered species. Later explore village of Mishing tribe, meet the local, have tea or local rice beer at their place. Overnight at homestay.Day 4: Majuli - Dibrugarh (155kms) (B)
After breakfast Transfer to Kamalabari ghat to connect ferry to reach Nimathi-Ghat. From here drive to Dibrugarh to board flight for onward destination.
Assistance on arrival at airport.
3 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 3 nights accommodation
Dibrugarh x 2 night
3* - Dibrugarh Club House/ Hotel Rajawas
4* - Mancotta Heritage Chang Bungalo/ Chowkidinghee Heritage Chang Bungalow
Majuli x 1 night
3* & 4* - Prashanti Cottages or similar homestay (Basic Property)
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.