The places have been chosen for you to experience the varied life in Assam. Over dinner in Guwahati, you can interact with your…
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The places have been chosen for you to experience the varied life in Assam. Over dinner in Guwahati, you can interact with your hosts to understand the region. Engage in an activity in Guwahati and explore the city. Jorhat is at the heart of the tea industry in Assam – learn all about the research and blends that go to make a perfect cup of tea. The river island Majuli is special for its beauty and the people who inhabit it (previous tour guests have said the highlight of their trip was interacting with members of the Mishing tribe). Understand how the Vaishnavite Monasteries are at the centre of Assamese culture and catch a performance or two.
There’s also the fact that the island might cease to exist in our lifetime as every Monsoon the river claims a part of it. Everyone associates Kaziranga with the one-horned rhino but a lesser-known fact is that it holds the record for having the largest number of tigers in a protected area the world over.
Food is an important part of any travel experience and we make sure you get to sample the different cuisines because we believe it will enhance your experience of Assam. Please note that the sun sets here at 4.45 pm so daylight hours are precious.
This tour can be replicated any time between November 1st and April 30th as the National Parks are open during these months. The pricing is based on the number of people traveling.
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GuwahatiArrive at Guwahati airport and en route to the hotel, visit the Kamakhya temple complex. Please note - this is just to walk around to get a feel of the place and not for Darshan. Early in the evening, you can visit a few retail stores, and later you can interact with your hostess over dinner at a private residence.
GuwahatiChoose from a list of activities that will be sent to you before you start your trip. Some of them need to be arranged in advance i.e. tea tasting, learning to use natural dyes, cooking class. In the evening, go on a sunset boat cruise on the river Brahmaputra. You can then interact with a textile designer at his store, a performing artist in her theatre space or a regional writer.
KazirangaIn the morning, you will drive to Kaziranga. (193 km / approximately 4 hours) with a stop en route for a light bite or tea. You will pass vendors on the roadside selling baskets and souvenirs all made of cane and bamboo. Keep your binoculars handy for your first glimpse of the one horned rhino from the view point.
KazirangaYou can go for an early morning elephant ride (optional) and a jeep safari inside the sanctuary. After breakfast, visits can be arranged to the surrounding cottage industries or the Kaziranga National Orchid and Biodiversity Park. The evening jeep safari ride starts at 2 pm and you will be taken to another part of the forest. Later, you can go to the tourist center to watch the cultural performance or relax at the hotel and indulge yourself at the hotel spa.
MajuliEarly morning drive to Nimati Ghat (122 km / approximately 3 hours) and catch the public ferry to Majuli. Visit a Mishing village where you can buy directly from the weavers. People are friendly and they invite you into their homes to taste rice beer. You can rent bicycles and ride around one or two recommended routes. In the evening enjoy a performance or join the Mishing Bihu dancers around a bonfire.
Majuli - JorhatIn the morning, you will visit a Vaishnavite Satra (monastery). These monasteries are very interesting and they have kept alive many Assamese performing arts by practicing them. Visit a local factory that produces mustard oil. After lunch proceed to the river front and cross over. Check into the hotel at Jorhat.
JorhatEarlyin the morning, you will get to visit the Hoollongar Gibbon Sanctuary (21 km / approximately 1 hour) with a ranger. It is home to the hillock gibbon, the only gibbon found in India. After that you'll return to the hotel for a leisurely breakfast. Visit the Tocklai Tea Research Institute and learn all that goes into making a perfect cup of tea. Later, you can wander around Jorhat town, have lunch there, and visit a few shops.
JorhatYou will take a morning drive to Sivasagar (56 km / approximately 1.5 hours) to see the ruins of the Ahom empire. Enjoy a local meal there. Back at the hotel, you can spend a leisurely evening.
MemoriesCheck out after breakfast and proceed to the airport (25 mins away) to board your return / onward flights.
Breakfast and Major meals apart from what is mentioned in the itinerary
Sight seeing activities as per the itinerary
Local guide where required
2 jeep safaris
1 activity in Guwahati
Meal at a private residence
Major meals, snack or beverage apart from what is mentioned in the itinerary
Laundry, tips, shopping expense, telephone bills, postage
Any activity there than mentioned in the itinerary
Elephant ride in Kaziranga
Since it is a limited number of travellers and we do have fixed costs, there is a cancellation charge.
If you cancel your booking 45 days prior to departure date, you will be charged 40% of your total booking amount.
If you cancel your booking 10 days prior to departure date, a 60% fee will be deducted from your advance payment.
Cancellation with less than 10 days from date of departure will be charged at 100% of your total booking amount.
Costs have been calculated on 6-7 adults traveling on twin sharing basis and 6-8 children. It will change depending on the number of people travelling and mode of transport if you wish to change it.
Yes, we do. The additional cost is to cover expenditure incurred for permits and entry fees that are higher for non-Indian travellers.
Yes. Clients must be insured to cover the costs of medical emergencies/ expenses incurred due to weather conditions, prevailing road conditions, political situations, natural calamities, change in flight schedule, mechanical malfunction, or any such unanticipated events or any acts of God.
In Assam, the major restaurants, hotel and shops will accept credit cards but elsewhere you will need cash for transaction
Yes. A good selection of locally sourced vegetables will be provided
These are hill roads so road conditions in parts can be poor.
It is safe.
Accommodations have been planned in heritage home stays and a lovely forest lodge. Properties are comfortable and fall in the 3-star range.
In Most locations, there is 24 hour emergency care available at the hospital. In Majuli, there is a primary health center which can address minor issues and the hospital is located at Jorahat, which is approximately 2 hours away.
Tips: hotel staff for a 3 night stay Rs. 200 – Rs. 250/- and driver for a week Rs.1000 – 1500/-.
Restaurant: a meal for 4 (Rs. 2500 to 8000/-).
The hotel in Assam will provide Wi-Fi access on their premises but for elsewhere please carry your Wi-Fi hotspot or dongle. Some places you may not have access to Wi-Fi.