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Wildlife Tour of Assam

Route: Delhi/Kolkata-Guwahati-Manas National Park-Nameri Wildlife Sanctuary-Kaziranga National Park-Majuli-Jorhat-Gibbon wildlife sanctuary-Dibru Saikhowa National Park-Namdapha National Park-Dibrugarh-Delhi/Kolkata.

DAY 1: Delhi/Kolkata-Guwahati

Arrive Guwahati and transfer to your hotel.

Afternoon/Evening visit to the Kamakhya Temple, on Nilachal hill, 08 kms west of Guwahati city, is one of the most venerated shaktipeeths in India. 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. The garbhagriha deep inside the temple, marks the sacred spot and is kept covered with red silken cloth. O/n hotel.

DAY 2: Guwahati-Manas National Park (about 170 kms/3-4 hrs.)

Morning after breakfast drive to Manas National Park, located in Western Assam in the Foothills of Himalaya bordering Bhutan. The park harbors more than 20 endangered species and is famous for its unique scenic beauty. It is also an Important Bird Area.

Arrive Manas and transfer to your hotel/resort. After lunch your first jeep safari with naturalist into the park. Overnight in hotel/resort.

DAY 3: Manas National Park

Early morning explore the pristine beauty and wilderness of the jungle on the back of an elephant (for one hour) in the Bansbari range of the park.

Afternoon jeep safari in the most beautiful point of Manas National Park – Mathanguri and you could also have an experience of night safari while returning back to your hotel/resort.

Overnight at Hotel/resort.

DAY 4: Manas National Park-Nameri Sanctuary (about 350 kms/6-7 hrs.)

Morning after breakfast drive to Nameri. Arrive and transfer to your resort (tented) for lunch. Afternoon enjoy rafting on river Jia Bhoroli in the south-western boundary in search of Black headed Ibis bird. Overnight at resort.

Day 5: Nameri Sanctuary

After breakfast take a trek deep inside the forest with our naturalist. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Nameri Sanctuary-Kaziranga National Park (about 100 kms/2-3 hrs.)

After breakfast drive to Kaziranga– a World Heritage site. Arrive Kaziranga and transfer to your hotel. After lunch your first Jeep Safari in Kaziranga National park. Evening free. O/n hotel.

Kaziranga National Park is spread over 850 sq kms across Golaghat, Nagaon and Sonitpur districts. Kaziranga National Park is also designated World Natural Heritage sites by UNESCO in 1985. Originally established as a reserve forest in 1908, Kaziranga was declared a sanctuary in 1916 to counter excessive poaching, especially of its most prized inhabitant, the rhinoceros.

IMP NOTE: Kaziranga National Park is closed from 01st May TILL 31st Oct every year.

Day 7: Kaziranga National Park

Early morning enjoy Elephant safari to visit central range of the park. Return back to your hotel for breakfast. After breakfast Jeep safari. Afternoon after lunch enjoys your last Jeep safari into the park. O/n Hotel.

Jeep Safari Timings:

Morning Safari starts from 07.00 am till 09.30 am for 02 hours.

Afternoon Safari starts from 01.30 pm till 03.30 pm for 02 hours.

Elephant Safari Timings:

Central Zone of the park at 05.30 am and at 06.30 am for 40 minutes respectively.

Day 8: Kaziranga National Park-Majuli (about 120 kms/2-3 hrs. to Nimatighat)

After an early breakfast drive approx 2-3 hrs to Nimati Ghat (near Jorhat) and then board on charter ferry (country boat fitted with motor). Cruise for approx.1 ½ hrs to reach Majuli.

Majuli is the largest fresh Water mid-river deltoid island in the world. It is situated in the upper reaches of the river Brahmaputra in Assam. This Island, with a population of 1.6 Lakhs, majority being tribal, is endowed with rich heritage and has been the abode of the neo-vaishnavite culture. The island is a bio-diversity hotspot and has rich ecology with rare species of flora and fauna.

Majuli for the past five centuries has been the cultural capital of Assam. The main depositories of cultural and spiritual heritage are the Sattras, which are just like Gurukul (hermitages) of yore. Here up to 400 celibates' stay for life preserving spiritual and cultural heritage, renouncing worldly desires. From the time of the great Vaishnavite renaissance of 14th and 15th century AD, under Srimanta Sankardeva, Srimanta Madhab Deva and other saints this island became the seat of Vaishnavite religion, art and culture. The famous Satriya Nritya (Dance) and Ankiya Bhaona (Traditional Drama) created by Sankardeva are now Internationally acclaimed and Nationally honoured. Majuli is equally famous for Tribal Folk Culture and Heritage. It is said to be the cradle of Missing and Deori cultures. Explore in and around Majuli.

Afternoon visit Satras, Missing tribal village, Mask making village & Pottery village. All Meals and Overnight at Majuli.

Day 9: Majuli-Jorhat (2 hrs by ferry boat to Nimati Ghat+20 kms to Jorhat city)

Morning after breakfast transfer to Majuli Ghat for your return ferry to Nimatighat (Jorhat side). Arrive Nimatighat and straight transfer to your hotel/tea bungalow in Jorhat. Afternoon visit Jorhat Gymkhana Club (oldest Golf course in Asia and 3rd oldest in the world) & Tocklai Tea Research centre (oldest and only Tea research centre in the world). Evening free. O/n Hotel/Tea Bungalow.

Day 10: Jorhat-Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary (about 25 kms/45 min-1 hrs.)-Sivsagar (about 60 kms/1-2 hrs.)

Morning after breakfast drive to Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary-The Abode of Hoolock Gibbon. This sanctuary is dedicated to the conservation of the Hoolock gibbon, the only ape found in India, after which the name of this small sanctuary has given.

Later drive to Sivsagar and transfer to your hotel for lunch. Afternoon visit Shiva Temple, Vishnu Temple & Durga Temple. Evening free. O/n Hotel.

Day 11: Sivsagar-Dibru Saikhowa National Park (about 150 kms/3-4 hrs.)

Morning after breakfast drive to Dibru - Saikhowa National Park (near Tinsukia). Arrive and transfer to your hotel/resort. Afternoon visit the park with naturalist.

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, famous for feral & semi wild horses. These are the 3rd or 4th generation of Army trained escaped horses, those were escaped from the Army barracks during the 2nd World War.

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is also famous for other wild life, like the white-winged wood duck, tiger, leopard, elephant, Asiatic buffalo etc and more than 250 varieties of birds.

Mammals : 36 species of mammals have so far been recorded - Tiger, Elephant, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Bears, Small Indian Civet, Squirrels, Gangetic Dolphin, Slow Loris, Assamese Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Capped Langur, Hoolock Gibbon, Wild Pigs, Sambar, Barking Deer, Water Buffalo, Feral Horses etc.

Birds : It is an identified Important Bird Area (IBA) having more than 382 species of Birds.

Day 12, Dibru Saikhaowa

Today we start early morning in search of Feral Horse/Wild Horse on the other side of the park with packed lunch. We have to go inside the park by local made ferry boat.

Evening back to your hotel/resort.

Day 13, Dibru Siakhaowa-Namdapha National Park (about 120 kms/4-5 hrs.)

Morning after breakfast we drive to Namdapha National Park (in Arunachal Pradesh). Arrive Namdapha and transfer to Miao Tourist Circuit for visiting the Namdapha National Park.

The major species found over here include - the majestic gaur or mithun, elephant, Himalayan black bear, takin (the wild goat), musk deer and the red panda etc. The predators include the tiger, leopard, the rare snow leopard and clouded leopard in the higher reaches of the hills.

Afternoon visit the park with your naturalist. Overnight in Lodge/Tent.

Day 14, Namdhapa National Park

Full day visit the park with naturalist. O/n lodge/tent.

Day 15, Namdhapa Wildlife Sanctuary-Dibrugarh (about 200 kms/5-6 hrs.)

Morning after breakfast drive to Dibrugarh in upper Assam. Arrive and transfer to your hotel/tea bungalow. Evening free to visit Tea Planter’s golf club or Tea gardens of Assam. O/n Hotel/Tea Bungalow.

Day 16, Dibrugarh-Delhi/Kolkata (fly)

Morning after breakfast on time transfer to airport for your flight back to Delhi or Kolkata.