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Assam / Arunachal Pradesh Tour

Tour Duration : 08 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Kolkata - Guwahati - Nameri Eco Camp (NEC) - Dirang - Tawang - Bomdila - Tezpur

Day 01: Arrive Guwahati ex - Delhi/ Kolkata
Nameri Eco Camp Arrive Guwahati. Received and transferred to Hotel Landmark. Afternoon visit Shankerdev Kalashetra. Overnight at the hotel.Guwahati – the capital city of Assam, is considered to be the gateway to North East India. It is situated on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River.Srimanta Shankerdev Kalashetra - a multi-art complex portrays the rich cultural diversity and life of Assam as well as that of the North-east. This art complex has been named after a greatest Vaishnava saint and the integrator of the Assamese society.

Day 02: Guwahati – Nameri Eco Camp (NEC)
After breakfast drive to Nameri Eco-Camp (220kms/5hrs). Reach late in the afternoon. Overnight at Nameri Eco-Camp (tented accommodation as well as some ethnic cottages with attached bathrooms). Nameri National Park is located on the banks of the river Jia Bhorelli on the northern side of the Brahmaputra. Situated on the foothills of the great Himalayas, is also a tiger reserve. Deciduous forests with the river Jia Bhorelli flowing by its side, have added a unique charm to it. A trek inside the forest enables good sighting of the White Winged Wood Duck.

Day 03: NEC – Dirang
Early morning drive to Dirang (270kms/7hrs), the sub- divisional headquarters of West Kameng district is situated (5563ft msl) between Bomdila and Tawang. Steeped in scenic beauty, this town is situated in the valley of river Kameng This place is inhibited by the Monpa tribe. Overnight at Hotel Pemaling. Enroute visit Tippi Orchaderium.Dirang is in Arunachal Pradesh – popularly known as the ‘Land of rising sun’ is bounded by China in the north, Myanmar in the east, Bhutan in the west and the states of Assam and Nagaland in the south.

Day 04: Dirang - Tawang
After breakfast drive to Tawang (180kms/6hrs) Overnight at Hotel Gorichen or similar (65kms/4hrs). The way to Tawang is a scenic drive through the serpentine roads along the river Kameng. Beautiful landscapes throughout the drive keeps one engaged. There is a strong Tibetan presence in Tawang. Prayer flags flutter in the breeze. Cross the Sella Pass at 13,700 ft. Enroute visit the Jaswant Garh War memorial- to pay tribute to the brave soldiers who single-handedly tried to hold of the approaching Chinese from the pass during the 1962 Indo- Chinese war. The sinuous road to Tawang passes through the dragon gates on the awesome heights of the Sella Pass.

Day 05: At Tawang
Today we will visit the 2nd oldest Buddhist monastery of Asia, – the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama. Visit the War memorial and the state emporium. Overnight at the hotel.At Tawang, visit the famous Buddhist Monastery which was in the route chosen by the Dalai Lama to enter India from Tibet. A stunning 8 mtrs. high glided statue of Buddha dominates the sanctum. Attached to the monastery, there is a Museum and a library with priceless collections. The monastery is one of the largest in Asia and it houses about thousand monks. Visit the craft centre that sells beautiful masks, hand-woven carpets, tangkhas, and jewellery in silver, turquoise, coral and amber. The museum presents the rich cultural diversity of Tawang. The stupa-like Tawang war memorial also salutes the heroes of the war.

Day 06: Tawang – Bomdila
After breakfast drive to Bomdila (230kms/6hrs), a place of misty mountains, lush forest, apple orchards and Buddhist monasteries. Overnight at Hotel Siphiyang Phong or similar.

Day 07: Bomdila - Tezpur
After breakfast drive to Tezpur (220kms/5hrs). Evening, sight seeing in and around Tezpur. Overnight at Hotel Luit or similar.Visit some of the ancient temples and monuments steeped in mythology, legend and folklore on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra. Tezpur has magnificent scenic beauty and exquisite archaeological ruins of 5th -6th century.

Day 08: Tezpur – Guwahati/Fly Out
After breakfast drive to Guwahati airport (180kms/4hrs) to board flight onward destination.

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