Historical Northeast One (11n/12d)

Agnigarh

Agnigarh

Day 01 – Arrive Kolkata
Upon arrival at the Kolkata International Airport you will be received by our friendly representative who will take you to your pre-booked hotel in the heart of Kolkata.  Check in and overnight sleep at the hotel.

Day 02 – Sightseeing of Kolkata
After a leasurly and sumptuous breakfast our local representative will give brief on the tour and introduce you to your local guide for the day. Set out on the sightseeing tour and visit the famous sights like Kali Temple, Jain Temple, Victoria Memorial, Botanical Gardens, Flower market and the Howrah Bridge and if time permits than also visit the howrah train station. Drive past the colonial buildings of the British india period. Later return to the hotel and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 03: Fly to Guwahati
Arrive at Guwahati LGB Airport. Receive and proceed to your hotel. Enroute visit the Maa Kamakhya Temple – one of the most sacred Hindu Pilgrim  is situated on the Nilachal Hills  which has been a Tantrik destination for ages and oldest of the 51 Sakti Pithas. Evening enjoy the Sunset River Cruise on Great River Brahmaputra. O/N at Guwahati. Hotel – Kiranshree Portico /Radisson Blu.

DAY 04: Guwahati
After breakfast proceed to Hajo (24Km) a meeting place of three religions – Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist. The Hayagriva Madhab Temple – enshrining the Pancha Madhab or the five forms of Vishnu is perhaps the oldest Temple in Hajo, and Poa Mecca – one fourth of Mecca is a holy place of the Muslims built by Pir Giasuddin Aulia . Afternnon Explore Sualkuchi where you can see the local women weaving Assam Silk: Paat, Muga and Eri preparing colorful garments and other decorative products with varied fabric and patterns. Drive back to Guwahati for Overnight halt.

DAY 05: GUWAHATI – TEZPUR
After breakfast proceed to Tezpur (190Km/05Hrs) – the city of Eternal Romance situated on the North Bank of the River Brahmaputra. The city is well known for its ancient temples and ruins.  After lunch at Tezpur visit – Agnigarh –This renowned mythological place is connected with the legendry romance of Prince Aniruddha (the grandson of Lord Krishna) and Princess Usha (the daughter of King Bana) , Chitralekha Udyan – the most beautiful garden of Tezpur, Mahabhairab Temple – believed to have been built by King Bana , has one of the biggest and oldest Shivalingas and Da parbatia – which dates back to 600 AD ,the doorframe of Da Parbatia is the oldest Specimen of sculpture art in Assam. Evening at leisure. O/N at Tezpur.

DAY 06: TEZPUR – KAZIRANGA
Proceed to Kaziranga National Park (130Km/02Hrs) – The destination that drags the name Assam in the world Tourist map is Kaziranga National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage site and a Tiger Reserve the park is World famous for the one horned Rhinoceros along with the other game animals like Buffalo Asiatic Elephant, Tiger and Sambar.The Park also has more than 450 species of birds, 18 of them are globally threatened species. Because of the varied habitat types that the Park comprises of, birding in Kaziranga is very special. The varied terrain provides habitat for wetland, grassland, and woodland species. The Bengal Florican is the main attraction. Reach Kaziranga, Check in at your hotel. Evening at Leisure. O/N at Kaziranga.

DAY 07: KAZIRANGA
Early morning Elephant ride (5.30-6.30 a.m. / 6.30-7.30 a.m.) in the Central range. Back to resort for breakfast followed by an exclusive jeep safari (7.30 a.m. onwards) in the central range- for Mamals & birds like, Streak-throated Woodpecker, Rufous-Pied Harrier etc. Bengal Florican can also be seen in this range. After Lunch go for another Jeep Safari in the Western Range of The park (2.30 p.m. onwards) of the park – ideal for grassland and big game like One Horned Rhinoceros and Water Buffaloes. Back to the resort before it gets dark. O/N at Kaziranga.

DAY 08: KAZIRANGA – JORHAT
After breakfast proceed to Jorhat (110 kms/02 hrs) – one of the major tea producing centre of Assam. Here you can opt to carry out a tea tour where you can visit the tea factory and get the privilege of tea tasting. Afternoon go for Tea tour to get a glimpse of life in Tea gardens. You can enjoy you stay at a Heritage Bungalow – Thengal Manor/Banyan Groove.

DAY 09: JORHAT – SIBSAGAR – JORHAT
Drive to Sivasagar (55Km / 01Hr) – bearing the name ‘Rongpur’ it was once the capital of Mighty Ahom Kings. This was the seat of Ahom power more than six hundred years till the British take over. Famous for its numerous big tanks and historical monuments built during Ahom period. Visit Ranghar – was the cultural playground of Ahom Swargadeos or kings which was constructed in 1746 during the reign of King Pramatta Singha. Talatal Ghar – was an amzing simplistic palace for the Ahom Kings, Kareng Ghar – constructed by the Ahom King Rudra Singha , Joy dol and Joysagar tank – is the biggest man made tank comprising an area of 318 acres of land including its four tank. Proceed to Charaideo (30km from Sibsagar) – was the first capital of Ahom kingdom built by king Siu –Ka- Pha and also the burial ground of the Ahom kings and queens. Drive back to Jorhat for overnight halt.

DAY 10: JORHAT – KOHIMA
Today we will drive to another destination of Northeast which showcases the tribal culture of the Naga community. Kohima (215 kms/ 06 hrs) the capital of Nagaland is mostly modernized in the present century. O/N at Kohima.

DAY 11: KOHIMA
At Kohima: Visit War cemetery of World War II – The Japanese advance into India was halted at Kohima in April 1944 and Garrison Hill, a long wooded spur on a high ridge west of the village, was the scene of perhaps the most bitter fighting of the whole Burma campaign when a small Commonwealth force held out against repeated attacks by a Japanese Division. The fiercest hand to hand fighting took place in the garden of the Deputy Commissioner’s bungalow, around the tennis court, but the heaviest casualties on both sides occurred after relieving forces reached the Garrison and the Japanese were driven off the ridge, so re-opening the road to Imphal. Also the famous inscription written on the war memorial stone reads- “When you go home Tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow, We gave our today.” Later visit Kohima museum, Jakhama village and Kisama village – it is a Naga Heritage Village and the venue for Hornbill Festival, which comprises of a number of beautifully-built traditional houses and morungs (Naga boys’ dormitories). O/N at Kohima.

DAY 12: KOHIMA – DIMAPUR AIRPORT
After breakfast proceed to Dimapur Airport (71Km/03Hrs) for flight to Kolkata and out.

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