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Day 01: Jorhat: Tea-capital, the Thengal Mansion, Assamese village
Arrive at Jorhat airport and after a brief welcome ceremony drive into Thengal Mansion, a historic ancestral house of a Tea Planter amidst an Asssamese village, 15 kms from Jorhat. The 72-year old Thangal Mansion is to answer the queries on Assamese culture and tradition. After lunch and rest, take a walk in a nearby village to see the simplicity of their lives. Overnight at Jorhat.
Day 02: Sibasagar: Shiva Doul, Vishnu Doul, Man Made Lakes
Early in the morning you will depart for Sibasagar(50km), the ancient capital of Ahom Kingdom (1699-1788). Taking a brief rest on arrival you will visit some of the significant archaeological sites in Sibasagar viz. Shiva Doul, Vishnu Doul and the Tombs of Ahom Kings and Queens in Charaideo Hillock amidst the eternal peace of beauty and silence. Return to Jorhat for overnight stay.
Day 03: Majuli: Brahmaputra, Island, Monasteries, Culture
Early morning drive to Majuli(--km) the 'Biggest River Island' in the world and seat of Baishnavite culture enroute crossing mighty Brahmaputra River by ferry. In the evening enjoy a cultural presentation at the monastery. Overnight at Majuli.
Day 04: Majuli: Baishnavite culture, Monasteries, World Heritage Site
Early morning visit to the monastery to attend a prayer meeting. A Monk from the satra will guide you in and around to tell about the evolution and history of Baishnavite culture in Assam. After a leisurely breakfast, you can explore this Biggest river Island in the world of 880 Sq Kms which at one time used to be of 1200 sq Km plus. The Island has recently been notified as 'World Heritage Site' by UNESCO for its unique preservation of Baishnavite Culture. Overnight at Majuli.
Day 05: Kohima: Dimapur, Naga tribes
Early morning, drive to Kohima, the capital of Nagaland, home of over Sixteen Naga tribes with their distinct cultural identity and fiercely independent nature. Enroute visit Dimapur (74km to Kohima), the gateway to Nagaland. Depart for Kohima after breakfast (225 kms 5 hrs drive). On arrival proceed to Touphema Village Resort (41 kms from Kohima) run by Angami Naga village community. Enjoy cultural presentation by village folks. Overnight at Touphema Tourist village.
Day 06: Touphema-Kohima-Dimori Cove
Explore the village in the morning hours. After breakfast check out of the village resort & drive to Kohima. Visit WWII cemetery, where lays the remains of valiant soldiers who laid down their lives in defending the world from Japanese aggression in World War II. Kohima is the frontier town of Eastern front where the invading Japanese were halted during world war II. Also visit, Barra Basti, the zoo, Viswama village of Angami tribe and some other prominent places in and around Kohima. Overnight at your hotel in Kohima.
Day 07: Imphal: Shri Govindji Temple, Ceremonial Dances
We will move to Imphal(125km), the capital of Manipur, with wooded hills and lakes nearby. Check in to your Hotel and take rest till the evening. In the evening visit the Baishnavite Shri Govindji Temple and experience the charm of a ceremonial dance held at the temple. Overnight stay at Imphal.
Day 08 : Imphal: Loktak Lake, Sendra Islands and Vishnu Mandir
After breakfast we drive to Loktak Lake(48km from Imphal), the largest fresh water lake in the North East and Sendra Island, a small islands that are actually floating weeds. On the Loktak Lake there lies the only floating National Park in the world that is the last natural habitat of Sangai, the Dancing Deer of Manipur. For any tourist to this lake the Dancing Deer is an enthusiasm. Have lunch in the park and proceed to Vishnupur to visit the Vishnu Temple, famous for the built in Chinese architecture having the single celled conical roof and drive back to Imphal. Overnight at your hotel in Imphal.
Day 09: Kaziranga
Early in the morning drive to Kaziranga(399km). Check into Tourist Lodge and have a leisurely time and serenity amidst the wild.
Day 10: Kaziranga: Elephant Safari, Rhino
Early morning explore central area of Kaziranga National park on an elephant safari. Ride an Elephant through the park chasing a unicorn rhino along with a wide range of rare species. After lunch again take jeep safari to the central area of the park. Rest of the day at leisure to explore nature. Overnight at tourist Lodge.
Day 11: Guwahati: Bordoa, Kalakhsetra
Early morning depart for Guwahati(220km0. Enroute visit Bordoa, birthplace of His Holly-ness Shankardeva. Who was profounder of Baishnavite cultural revivalism in Assam and North Bengal in the 14 the Century. On arrival at Guwahati check into your hotel and take a brief rest. In the evening visit Kalakhsetra, a modern day center of Assamese culture. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Barpeta: Baishnavite Monastery, Culture
Early in the morning move to Barpeta(139km). Visit different 'Satras'. In the evening enjoy cultural event presented by the local artists at the Satra premise. See some of the classical dance and drama forms of Assam. Overnight at Barpeta.
Day 13: Guwahati: Prayer
Visit Satra early in the morning and attend 'Prasanga', morning prayers and get blessed. Depart for Guwahati. Spend a leisurely afternoon or go for shopping. Overnight at Guwahati.
Day 14: Guwahati: Basistha Ashram, Umananda
After breakfast we will go for a visit to Basistha Ashram, a Picturesque old shrine through which flow the three legendary rocky streams-the Sandhya, Lalita and Kanta. After lunch we will board on a ferry and reach for Umananda. Located on the Peacock Island it appears to be the crown of the island. In the evening anything won't be like a boat cruise on river Brahmaputra. Overnig
Day 15: Departure, Farewell
Day at rest till the time of departure to Guwahati airport..
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