Tribal Communities & Ever Green Landscapes of North East India
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Tribal Communities & Ever Green Landscapes of North East India tour will begin with your arrival in Dibrugarh an industrial city surrounded by sprawling tea estates. Then head to Mon & Mokokchung the remote village in Nagaland occupied by Ahom & Ao Nagas who have unique living house the dresses. Further move to Tuophema where you will witness the role of community in development. Next to Kohima the capital city of Nagaland here you will visit the markets, museum & war memorial. Then hike to Khonoma village 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 & Loktak Lake from there.
Day 1: Arrive Dibrugarh (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 - Mon (120kms) (B,L,D)
Drive to Shangnyu village, here you will see the wooden monument measuring 8feet in height and 13feet in breath believed to be constructed by the heavenly angles. Human being and other creatures are carved on this monument. One can also see the memorial stone erected infront of the Anghs house. Drive to Mon and meet with your host. After lunch visit Chui village bear a witness of the true Konyak Naga traditional house where the main pillar of the house jutting out of the roof. Overnight with host in the village/ Guesthouse.
Day 3: Mon - Mokokchung (155kms) (B,L,D)
Drive to Mokokchung the headquarter of the Ao Nagas. They are known for their colourful attires and are regarded of having the most motifs shawl among the Nagas, which usually speaks the persons status in the community. Drive to Longkhum village (Ao village) which was known as the vanguard of the Ao region during the spear and dao era. As the village is situated at 1586 mt. above sea level yoy can see some part of Himalaya on a clear winter morning. Explore Mopunchket village bamboo forest. Overnight with host in the village/ Guesthouse.
Day 4: Mokokchung - Tuophema (115Kms) (B,L,D)
Drive to Touphema village & then walk to Angami village. This is a village resort where the community plays a very important role in running this place. Take a tour of both the old Touphema village and the new, visit the village museum. In the evening enjoy cultural entertainment by the villagers. Overnight at homestay.
Day 5: Tuophema (B,L,D)
Explore the surroundings and walk through the village and the forested area. Take a trail to the neighbouring Rengma village through the forest. The trail is soft trekking and will reach the village in 3hrs. Take a tour of this village & have lunch at this village. Evening return to Touphema village. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Tuophema - Kohima (35kms) (B,L,D)
Drive to Kohima check in 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. Next 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. Overnight homestay.
Day 7: Kohima - Khonoma (20kms) (B,L,D)
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. Take a delightful walk to Khonoma village and feel the history come to life. Overnight with host in the village.
Day 8: Khonoma
Explore the surroundings, 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. Overnight with host in the village.
Day 9: Khonoma - Imphal (150kms) (B,L,D)
Drive to Imphal check in at hotel.
City tour of Imphal covering monuments, temples and ceremonial places highlighting Imphals rich past. Visit Kangla Fort Palace, once the seat of local rulers, 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. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 Imphal (B,L,D)
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 overnight atay at hotel.
Day 11: Imphal - Departure (B)
Departure transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
Assistance on arrival at airport.
10 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 10 nights accommodation
Dibrugarh x 1 night
3* - Dibrugarh Club House/ Hotel Rajawas
4* - Mancotta Heritage Chang Bungalo/ Chowkidinghee Heritage Chang Bungalow
Mon x 1 night
3* & 4* - Guesthouse/ Homestay
Mokokchung x 1 night
3* & 4* - Guesthouse/ Homestay
Tuophema x 2 nights
3* & 4* - Community Resort Huts/ Homestay
Kohima x 1 night
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 flight tickets.
Camera charges at monuments.
Meals other than mentioned in day plan.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.