Day 1 – Guwahati
Arrive 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. In the evening, interact with your hostess over dinner at a private residence.
Day 2 – Guwahati
Your clients can choose from a list of activities. Some of them need to be arranged in advance i.e. tea tasting, learning to use natural dyes, cooking class. In the evening, enjoy a sunset boat cruise on the river Brahmaputra and visits to retail stores.
Day 3 – Kaziranga
In the morning, drive to Kaziranga. (193 km / approximately 4 hours) with a stop en route for a light bite or tea. Your clients will pass vendors on the roadside selling baskets and souvenirs all made of cane and bamboo. Keep your binoculars handy for the first glimpse of the one horned rhino from the view point.
Day 4 – Kaziranga
Early morning 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.
Day 5 – Majuli
Early morning drive to Nimati Ghat (122 km / approximately 3 hours) and local boats will ferry you to Majuli. (Option to stay in a houseboat ) 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. It is possible to rent bicycles and ride around one or two recommended routes. In the evening enjoy a performance at a monastery or join the Mishing Bihu dancers.
Day 6 – Majuli – Jorhat
In the morning, 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.
Day 7 – Jorhat
Early in the morning, visit the Hoollongar Gibbon Sanctuary (21 km / approximately 1 hour) with a ranger. It is home to the Hoolock 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.
Day 8 – Jorhat
You 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. Evening at leisure at the hotel.
Day 9 – Memories
Check out after breakfast and proceed to the airport (25 mins away) to board your return / onward flights.