The world famous eco-system of
North-east India is home to a variety of flora and fauna. There is no place
in the world, barring Africa, where such a variety of wildlife exists.
Tour Duration : 10 Days
Destinations Covered : Guwahati - Manas National Park - Nameri
National Park - Kaziranga National Park - Dibrugarh - Dibru-Saikhowa
Day 01: Arrive Guwahati ex-Delhi / Kolkata
Guwahati. Received and transferred to Hotel. Evening, visit Umananda temple
in the middle of the Brahmaputra River. Overnight at the hotel
Day 02: Guwahati - Manas National Park
After breakfast drive to Manas National Park and Tiger Reserve
(180kms/5hrs). Overnight at Bansbari Lodge.Manas Tiger Reserve -the most
scenic park in Asia. A tiger country and a birds paradise. It is
blessed with a beautiful combination of grasslands and woodlands. It is home
to the Indian Gaur, elephants, and a large numbers of primates including the
almost extinct Golden Langur.
Day 03: At Manas National Park
Early morning go for an elephant safari. After breakfast, explore the park
in an open jeep. In the evening, go for a nature walk in and around the
park. Overnight at the lodge.The park is a paradise for nature lovers. It is
a haven for no less than 20 highly endangered species e.g. pygmy hog, Royal
Bengal Tigers, Asiatic Elephants, Hornbill, Hispid Hare etc. A UNESCO World
Heritage Site, this extremely picturesque park is located at the base of the
Day 04: Manas National Park - Guwahati
After breakfast, drive to Guwahati (180kms/5hrs). Evening visit Shankerdev
Kalashetra. Overnight at Hotel Landmark.Guwahati is situated on the south
bank of river Brahmaputra. It is considered to be the gateway to North East
India. Srimanta Shankerdeva 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 the greatest Vaishnava saint and the
integrator of the Assamese society, which is why it is chosen as the venue
for many cultural activities.
Day 05: Guwahati - Nameri National Park
Drive to Nameri National Park (220kms/6hrs) that is famous for its
bird-life, specially the White-winged wood duck. Stay overnight at the
Eco-camp (tented accommodation with attached bathrooms) located on the outer
fringes of the National Park.Nameri National Park is located on the banks of
the river Bhorelli on the northern side of the Brahmaputra. Situated on the
foothills of the great Himalayas, it is another tiger and bison country.
Deciduous forests with the river 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. Option to go for adventure activities like
white water rafting and angling. Nameri is the access point to Western and
central Arunachal Pradesh.
06: Nameri - Kaziranga National Park
Early morning, explore Nameri National Park by trekking around the outer
fringe of the forest. After lunch, drive on to Kaziranga National Park
(100kms/3hrs). Overnight at Bonnhabi Lodge or similar.
Kaziranga National Park a world Heritage Site, is a home to more
than 75% of the worlds population of the great Indian One Horned
Rhinoceros. Kaziranga has a wide variety of fauna and avi-fauna in a unique
habitat. Grasslands, mainly comprising of close tangled and thorny rattan
cane, elephant grass and tall trees of the evergreen forest are interspersed
with numerous water bodies, marshes and shallow pools. The main wildlife
besides the Rhino comprise of the Asiatic Water Buffalo, Elephant, Tiger,
Leopard, Swamp Deer, Barking Deer, Hog Deer and Sambar. More than 400
species of birds are found in Kaziranga. Sighting is excellent and is always
a great experience.
Day 07: At Kaziranga National Park
Early morning, go for an elephant safari to the central range of the park.
After breakfast and lunch visit the park by open jeep. Overnight at the
Day 08: Kaziranga National Park - Dibrugarh
Early morning with packed breakfast go for a nature trek to Panbari range
a reserve forest and a natural corridor to the adjoining Karbi Hills. See
woodland birds like the Shama, Paradise Flycatcher etc. After lunch, depart
for Dibrugarh (240kms/5hrs).Enroute see the monuments and temples of the
Ahom Dynasty at Sivasagar. Overnight at the Hotel Little palace or
similar.Sivsagar was once the capital of the Ahom Kings. The Shans who came
from Thailand through Northern Myanmar to this area in early 13th century,
ruled for 600 years. The Siva Temple, built by the Ahoms, situated here is
believed to be the tallest of all existing Hindu temples. The ruins of the
Ahom palaces and monuments dot the landscape around this historical town.
Centuries, before the arrival of the British, this part of the world was
controlled by a number of tribal chieftains. In the town of Sivasagar, one
can still see the remaining well preserved relics. Palaces, tanks, forts,
places of worship and burial sites (vaults) at Charaideo reflects the
richness of this highly evolved and advanced civilization. The largest and
the oldest amphi-theatre of Asia (Rang Ghar) is also another remarkable
landmark in the history of Sivasagar.
Day 09: Dibrugarh - Dibru-Saikhowa National Park - Dibrugarh
Early morning drive to Guijan range of Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
(50kms/1.5hrs) a riverine park and a biodiversity hotspot situated on
the southern bank of the river Brahmaputra. Explore the park in a country
boat or trek inside the park as cruising may not be possible during winter
when the water dries up. Return to Dibrugarh late in the afternoon.
Overnight at the hotel. Dibru-Saikhowa National Park has the most distinct
and vibrant wildlife. This park got its status as a national park in 1999
only. The forest in this park ranges from semi-evergreen to deciduous to
littoral to swampy marshes with patches of semi- evergreen jungles. About 36
species of mammals have so far been recorded in Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Jungle Cat, Sloth Bear,
Malayan Giant Squirrel, Slow Loris are some to name a few. Dibru-Saikhowa is
a safe haven to many rare and endangered species of birdlife. We take boat
rides and walks around parts of the parks southern fringes. We will be
able to see the White Winged Wood Duck, Bengal Florican, Great Indian
Hornbill, Greater Adjutant Stork, Pallass Fish Eagle, Greater Spotted
Eagle, Swamp Fran Colin, Swamp Prynia and Marsh Babbler.
N.B: - National Parks of this region remains open from mid November till
end April only.
Day 10: Drive to Dibrugarh Airport / Fly out
Drive to Dibrugarh Airport (14kms/30mints) at Mohanbari to board flight for