Shillong-Bhalukpong-Dirang-Tawang-Bomdila-Kaziranga-Guwahati 11 Night / 12 Days

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Shillong-Bhalukpong-Dirang-Tawang-Bomdila-Kaziranga-Guwahati

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Rs.33997.50/- Per Person

4 Persons minimum

Shillong became the first capital of the State of Meghalaya. Located in undulating pine covered hills, the city has a milder climate than tropical India. The city centre is 1496m above sea level and currently has a population of around 270,000. Home to several waterfalls, it is also known as the Scotland of the East. The British legacy is still visible in the architecture and food habits of the population.

Cherrapunji in Meghalaya is one of the wettest places on the planet and the only place in India to receive rain throughout the year. The town of Cherrapunji is nestled in the East Khasi Hills about 50 km southwest of the state’s capital, Shillong. Cherrapunji, also known as Sohra or Churra, means ‘the land of oranges’. The cliffs of Cherrapunji also offer stunning views of the plains of Bangladesh.

Bhalukpung is a small town located along the southern reaches of the Himalayas in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in India

Fish angling and river rafting are the principal tourist activities in Bhalukpung. Tourist attractions in Bhalukpung include the Pakhui Game Sanctuary and Tipi Orchidariurm, which hosts over 2600 cultivated orchids from 80 different species.

Bomdila is the headquarters of West Kameng district located at the height of 8500 ft above the sea level. It has a lot of attractions for the tourists with its cool climate, Apple orchards, artistic people, snow-capped Himalayan peaks and Buddhist Gompas. The Buddhist monastery of Bomdila is the repository of culture. 

Kaziranga National park is a world heritage site famous for the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros. The landscape of Kaziranga is of sheer forest, tall elephant grass, rugged reeds, marshes and shallow pools.

Kaziranga also has a good number of Tigers and is home to large breeding population of Elephants, Wild Water Buffalo and Swamp Deer.

The gateway to the northeast and the largest and most cosmopolitan city in the region, Guwahati serves as the starting block for most Northeast itineraries. It’s a somewhat featureless city – a prosaic heap of glass and concrete for the most part – but there are a scattering of interesting temples to explore. Walk its back alleys and old quarters, however, and you will be able to salvage a generous amount of local flavour that lingers amid its suburban sprawl of ponds, palm trees, small single-storey traditional houses and old colonial-era mansions.

Day 1 Arrive Guwahati – Shillong (110 kms 3 hrs approx..)

Transfer from Guwahati airport/railway station to Shillong en route visit Umium Lake.

Overnight at Shillong.

Day 2 Shillong – Cherrapunjee – Shillong (60 kms 2 hrs each way)

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Cherrapunjee.

Visit to Arwah Cave, Nahkhalikai Falls, Mwasmai Cave, Rama Krishna Mission Museum, Seven Sister Falls, Dainthlen Waterfalls and Eco Park and Rama Krishna Mission Museum.

Return back to Shillong en route visit Shillong peak and Elephanta Falls.

Overnight at Shillong.

Day 3 Shillong– Bhalukpong (310 kms 6-7 hrs approx..)

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bhalukpong

Bhalukpung is a small town located along the southern reaches of the Himalayas in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in India

Fish angling and river rafting are the principal tourist activities in Bhalukpung. Tourist attractions in Bhalukpung include the Pakhui Game Sanctuary and Tipi Orchidariurm, which hosts over 2600 cultivated orchids from 80 different species.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 4 Bhalukpong – Dirang (160 kms 4-5 hrs approx.)

After breakfast visit to the Tipi Orchidariurm in Bhalukpong and continue drive to Dirang.

Dirang is an almost picture-perfect Tibetan – Monpa stone village marred only by the main road. Above the picturesque stone houses rises a steep rocky hill topped with Old Dirangs Gompa and several walls.

Overnight at Dirang.

Day 5 Dirang – Tawang (150 kms 5 hrs approx)

After breakfast drive to Tawang.

Enroute witness the snowcapped Sella Pass at 14000 ft and the Jaswant Garh War Memorial. (Legend has it that Jaswant (Mahavir Chakra Awardee (Posthumous) of 4th Batallion Garhwal Rifles), fought a lone battle against the invading Chinese during the 1962 war. His spirit is still believed to protect the place).

Tawang is situated at an altitude of 3500m. The natural beauty and solitude of Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi ranges, Tawang chu River and Tawang Valley are mesmerizing. The inhabitants of the districts are all of Monpa tribes except Shyo village which is dominated by people of Tibetan Origin.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 6 Tawang Sightseeing

Breakfast at the hotel.

Proceed for sightseeing of 400 years (17th century) old Tawang Monastery which is the second largest monastery in the world after Potala Palace in Tibet. The building is about 113 feet long and 80 feet wide and houses valuable antiquities, books and manuscripts-handwritten and printed. Later visit Tawang War Memorial, a 40 foot high multi-hued memorial, has a structure constructed in stupa design. Dedicated to the martyrs of Sino-Indo War held in 1962, this memorial is nestled among beautiful peaks, which overlooks the Tawang-Chu valley.

Rest of the day free to stroll round the streets of the town.

Overnight in Tawang.

Day 7 Tawang – Bomdila (180 kms 6 hrs approx..)

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bomdila.

Bomdila is the headquarters of West Kameng district located at the height of 8500 ft above the sea level. It has a lot of attractions for the tourists with its cool climate, Apple orchards, artistic people, snow-capped Himalayan peaks and Buddhist Gompas. The Buddhist monastery of Bomdila is the repository of culture. 

Explore the town in the afternoon.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 Bomdila – Kaziranga (220 kms 5-6 hrs approx..)

After breakfast drive from Bomdila to Kaziranga

Kaziranga National park is a world heritage site famous for the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros. The landscape of Kaziranga is of sheer forest, tall elephant grass, rugged reeds, marshes and shallow pools.

Kaziranga also has a good number of Tigers and is home to large breeding population of Elephants, Wild Water Buffalo and Swamp Deer.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 9 Kaziranga Sightseeing

Early morning elephant ride at the park & return to the hotel for breakfast.

Later Jeep Safari in the Central range of the park.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 Kaziranga – Guwahati (230 kms 4 hrs approx..)

After breakfast drive from Kaziranga to Guwahati.

The gateway to the northeast and the largest and most cosmopolitan city in the region, Guwahati serves as the starting block for most Northeast itineraries. It’s a somewhat featureless city – a prosaic heap of glass and concrete for the most part – but there are a scattering of interesting temples to explore. Walk its back alleys and old quarters, however, and you will be able to salvage a generous amount of local flavour that lingers amid its suburban sprawl of ponds, palm trees, small single-storey traditional houses and old colonial-era mansions.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 Guwahati Sightseeing

After breakfast visit Kamakhya temple - The temple is dedicated to goddess Kamakhya an incarnation of Sati. It is on Nilachal hill, says the Shiva Purana, that the yoni or creative organ of Sati fell when Vishnu, in a bid to save the world from the Shiva’s tandava nrittya or dance of destruction, cut her dead body into 51 pieces with his suddarshan chakra.

Also visit Navagraha temple, Umananda temple, Balaji Temple, state Zoo.

Overnight in Guwahati.

Day 12 Departure Guwahati

After breakfast transfer to the airport/railway station in time for onward connection.

End of Journey.

Inclusions
  • HOTEL
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Airport Transfers
  • All Government taxes included
Exclusions
  • Personal Expense
  • Early Check in
  • Any Services not mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Airfare
  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry , phone calls
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, weather changes etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).

Packages for North East are based on THREE (3) combinations of hotels All the packages are on CP Plan (Room + Breakfast), Meal supplement given separately.

Vehicles provided are mentioned in the quotations itself (Indigo/Dzire and Sumo)

Supplement cost for Innova is mentioned separately in each itinerary

Seating capacity of Indigo/Dzire 2-4 heads, Sumo Max. 6 heads and Innova Max. 5 heads (as, Carriers in vehicles are not allowed in many places in the region).

Air conditioning will not functional during hill drives for vehicles.

On arrival at Guwahati station the guests are requested to come out from the front side (RBI side)

On arrival at Guwahati airport the guests are requested to wait near the main Exit Gate of the airport.

Vehicles provided are as per itinerary and not at disposal.

Road conditions in this sector is not very good, particularly in Arunanchal The weather in the North East is very unpredictable. It is important to carry rain gear while traveling.

Drivers come from remote areas and may not be able to converse fluently in English or Hindi, guests are requested to call us in case of any confusion and avoid any argument with the drivers.

Night travel is not recommended due to unpredictable weather conditions.

We try to ensure that the sightseeing points do not fall on a closing day. Incase due to inevitable situation if the sightseeing falls on a closing day, it will have to be left out. Conducting that particular tour or sightseeing point the next day will be subject to time availability.

In Kaziranga elephant ride is subject to availability. Even after confirmation the ride may be cancelled at the last minute in which case the amount of the ride will be refunded to the guest.

Most of the hotels in the hills do not have lift facility as such for guests with any ailments or knee problems the information has to be shared in advance so that the hotels can be requested for appropriate rooms. This is again subject to availability at the hotels and is not guaranteed.

The hotels in this region are small and have rooms of different sizes and offer different views, all rooms of same category is not possible.

In most of the hotels extra bed will be mattresses / Roll Overs, proper folding beds may not be possible.

In the entire region, scarcity of water & electricity is a natural phenomenon. Guests are requested to bear with such problems as may arise during the tour.

In the hills room heaters are available at an extra cost, which should be settled at the hotel directly by the guests.

In remote areas, basic facilities like Geyzer in bathroom, Colour TV, Western Toilet, etc. may not be available.

In case of any strike, political disturbance, natural disaster (landslide/earthquake) the itinerary will be changed keeping the safety and security of the guests and the guests will be required to follow the revised program. Any extra cost incurred will have to be borne by the

guest directly.

Arunachal Pradesh is a very remote place; so all hotels in this region are very basic.

To visit Arunachal Pradesh, Indian national requires Inner Line Permits. Permits are issued Online only, which takes 2-3 working days.

Documents required: Scanned copy of - 1 passport size photographs, 1 Photo ID address proof (Voter ID, Driving License, Passport – for children school ID is acceptable)

The region is famous for the natural beauty and simple standard of living. Facilities offered here should not be compared with other parts of the country.

 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation 30 days prior to the date of travel – No Charges

Cancellation 30-21 days prior to the date of travel – 50 % cancellation charges

Cancellation less than 21 days prior to the date of travel – 100 % cancellation

Important Notes

Permit Formalities:

  • To visit Arunachal Pradesh, Indian national requires Inner Line Permits. Permits are issued Online only, which takes 2-3 working days.
  • Documents required: Scanned copies of passport size photographs, One Photo ID address proof (Voter ID, Driving License, Aadhar Card, Passport and for children school ID is acceptable)

Kaziranga National Park will remain open till 30th April, as per Govt. (Forest Department) rules. 01st May Onwards there will be no Jungle activity inside the Kaziranga National Park.

 

Supplement for using AC Innova:

Over Indigo/Dzire Rs. 5500/-

Over Sumo Rs. 2800/-

GST extra as applicable

 

Payment Policy

Payment Procedure

For bookings the Procedure will be as follows.

You are requested to deposit 50% advance payment on the confirmation of a tour and balance payment at least 07 days prior to the date of travel.

 

Refund

It would take at least 07 days to process such Refund. However, there is no refund for any unutilized services example – meals, entrance fee, optional, hotel, sightseeing, transportation (surface/air)

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