Nagaland & Manipur Tribal Communities & Nature Trails
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Nagaland & Manipur Tribal Communities & Nature Trails tour will begin with pick up from Dimapur airport, from here drive to Kohima the capital city of Nagaland. Nagaland is home to diverse indigenous tribes, with festivals and markets celebrating the different tribal culture. In Kohima visit the War Cemetery & State Museum which exhibits ancient weaponry, ceremonial drum and other traditional Naga cultural artifacts. Then hike to Khonoma villages to stay with a host and explore the surrounding with them. Further drive to Imphal the capital of Manipur & explore the Keibul Lamjao National Park the only floating park in the world & Loktak Lake from there.
Day 1: Dimapur - Kohima (70kms/ 3hrs approx)
On arrival at Dimapur airport meet your driver and guide and proceed to Kohima. On arrival check in at your hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax and explore the surrounding. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Kohima
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the State Museum where you get a glimpse of the tribal life and colourful costumes of the Nagas. The local market where many insects and variety of food products that the Nagas call delicacies are sold. The II World War Memorial where the famous 'Tennis Court' battle took place, which many historians have called the 'bloodiest battle'. Return to hotel for lunch. After lunch we visit Kisama Heritage Village. This is the site where the annual Hornbill festival from the 1st Dec-7th Dec is celebrated. Here you will get a glimpse of the different architectural styled houses of the 16 tribes of Nagaland. Return to your hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
Day 3: Kohima - Khonoma (20kms/ 1hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Khonoma, a village with its own unique story of courage and valour. The villagers fought a pitched battle against the British who came on an expedition to the Naga Hills in Oct of 1879. The terraced fields on the slopes near the village provide a delightful view. The village is also known for its artisans and craftsmen. Spend the day interacting with the villagers. We take a delightful walk to Khonoma village from the main gate. Take a tour of the village after lunch and feel the history come to life. Lunch, dinner & overnight with host in the village.
Day 4: Khonoma
Explore the surroundings. This morning we take a soft trekking route through the reserve forest to the Tragopan bird sanctuary. Have picnic lunch cooked in open fire and return by early evening to the village. Dinner & overnight with host in the village.
Day 5: Khonoma - Imphal (150kms/ 4hrs approx)
After breakfast drive to Imphal check in at hotel. Later city tour covering monuments, temples and ceremonial places highlighting Imphal's rich past. Visit Kangla Fort Palace once the seat of local rulers, and now houses relics. Centuries-old Polo Ground, Manipur State Museum which displays includes tribal artifacts and a large royal boat. Next to the former Royal Palace, Shri Shri Govindaji Temple has twin domes, a large hall and shrines to Hindu gods. Also visit the Khwairamband Bazaar and the War Cemeteries. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Imphal - Keibul Lamjao National Park - Imphal (150kms/ 8hrs approx round)
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to visit the Keibul Lamjao National Park (the only foating park in the world). It is the last natural habitat of the marsh dwelling brow-antiered deer locally called 'Sangai'. Drive to Moirang, the ancient capital of the Manipuri Kings. It is also the centre of Meithei culture. Visit Loktak and Sendra Island. Loktak Lake is the largest fresh water lake in the North East. Watch the unique floating islands 'Phumdi' that are actually floating weeds on which people live ! Evening back to Imphal for dinner & overnight atay at hotel.
Day 7: Imphal - 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
Full board accommodation (all meals included from 1st day dinner to last day breakfast)
Bottled drinking water in car
Private accompanied English speaking speaking guide from arrival till departure.
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.
Hotels used or similar for 6 nights accommodation
Kohima x 2 nights
3* - The Eastgate Hotel/ Hotel Japfu
4* - Niraamaya Retreats Aradura/ Kohima Camp
Khonoma x 2 nights
3* & 4* - Homestay/ community cottage or similar
Imphal x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Imphal/ Sangai Continental
4* - The Classic Hotel/ Classic Grande
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.