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TRIBAL TOUR OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH (Can club with NYKHO FESTIVAL in Arunachal Pradesh)

Day 1: Kolkata /Delhi / to Gawahati TO TEZPUR

Arrive Guwahati from Delhi/Kolkata and straight drive to Tezpur. Arrive Tezpur and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay. Evening free. O/n Hotel.


Day 2: Tezpur - Itanagar Morning after breakfast take a tour of Tezpur (Also known as Sonitpur “City of Blood” of Puranic fame, is associated with the legend of princess Usha, the daughter of King Bana and prince Anirudha, the grandson of Lord Krishna for their eternal love and romance. The great mythological war believed to have been fought between Hari (Lord Krishna) and Hara (Lord Shiva) and as a result the whole city was said to have been drenched in blood. Visit Da-Parbatia (The ruins of the door frame of Da-Parbatia Temple a few kms. from Tezpur town, is perhaps the finest and oldest specimen of sculptural or iconoclastic art in Assam.

It's carving has the characteristics of the style of early Gupta School of sculpture. The door-jambs having two goddesses, Ganga and Yamuna, standing below with garlands in their hands in artistic pose and elegance are decorated with beautiful ornamental foliage, and Agnigarh "Preserving the sweet memory of young lovers", Agnigarh or the rampart, surrounded by fire, is perhaps the most beautiful tourist spots in Tezpur. According to legend, Princess Usha, the only daughter of King Bana, was kept inside the palace which was surrounded by rampart of fire.

The present Agnigarh, now only a hillock facing the mighty Brahmaputra, provides the tourist a soul touching panoramic view of both the river and Tezpur town. Afternoon drive down to Itanagar-the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. Arrive and check-in at your hotel for overnight stay.


Day 3: Itanagar To Ziro

Morning after breakfast visit The Buddhist Gompa of Itanagar (This is a new but beautiful yellow - roofed shrine. It rises from well-rnaintained grounds behind a stupo tree planted by His Holiness The Dalai Lama. The grounds of the temple offers a beautiful view of the Itanagar city. Later drive to Jiro (usually spelled and pronounced as Ziro by outsiders) in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, the plateau of Apatani Tribe (There are currently no known written records of the history of the Apatani tribe, although it is speculated that, throughout their history, the Apatani had a democratic system of running the society.

The village council was known as the Bulyang. They are of Tibetan origin; their language belongs to the Tibeto-Burman family. Most Apatanis are loyal followers of the Donyi-Polo faith, who pray to an array of spirits and souls for blessing. When a misfortune occurs, they believe that it is caused by certain spirits, and thus they make appeasement sacrifices of chickens and mithuns. The dress of the Apatanis is elaborate and colorful, yet simple in style.

Tattooing and the stuffing of large nose plugs were once popular among the women. Originally, this practice started because the women wanted to look unattractive to males from neighboring tribes. Enroute, visit some Nishi Tribal Villages, the largest tribes (population wise) in Arunachal Pradesh. Arrive Ziro in the evening and check-in at your hotel for overnight stay.


Day 4: Ziro - NYKHO FESTIVAL OF APPATANI TRIBE [the is biggest festival of APPATANI TRIBE]

Full day attend the Nykho festival. This festival is celebrated to propitiate the Gods for good harvest and take place in Raga / Itanagar / Daporijo & Yachile.


Day 5: Ziro - Daporijo

Morning after breakfast, proceed to Daporijo (600 Meters from sea level, Daporijo is situated on the right bank of River Subansiri and is the headquarters of Upper Subansiri District. This place is mainly the transit point for people willing to visit Ziro which is one of the most beautiful places of Arunachal Pradesh. Daporijo is a place for different tribes of Arunachal Pradesh such as Adi Gallong, Nishyi, Hill Miri but the most living here are the Tagins.

Though very similar in culture, custom and tradition, Tagin is one of the most unfriendly tribes available in Arunachal Pradesh. En route visit Raga Village of the Hill Miryi Tribe. Arrive Daporijo and check-in at Guest House for overnight stay. Spend the evening at leisure or walk around the local evening market.


Day 6 : Daporijo - Along

Morning after a relaxed breakfast drive down to Along (The headquarter of West Siang Dristrict (300 Meters from the sea level, Along is a small town on the plains is surrounded by hills from all the sides. The picturesque surroundings laced with brilliant plantations makes Along one best places to spend the summer in Arunachal). Arrive and check-in at your hotel. Spend the evening at leisure.


Day 7:Along

Full day visit Adi galong tribal village / afternoon visit adi minyong village and typical of adi minyong war dance at village. Overnight in Guest House.


Day 8:Along-Pashighat (about 160 kms/6-7 hrs.)

Morning after breakfast, proceed for a visit to Kabu Village of Adi Gallong Tribe (Like the Adi Minyongs, The Adi Gallongs are also Animists in religion and pray the Sun and the Moon. However, they are much more developed than any other sub tribe of Adi because of political influence. A further walk of 10 minutes through this village would take you to a 70 meters long Hanging Bridge (Made of bamboos and canes) which is a fine example of self dependence of the people residing in this village. Post lunch drive down to Pasighat (155 Metres above the sea level, Pasighat is the oldest town of Arunachal Pradesh established in 1911 and the present headquarter of the East Siang district.

On the eastern side of Assam, Pasighat is the gateway of Arunachal Pradesh for those who wish to travel to the Siang District or even to unexplored Gelling which is the confluence point of River Sangpo and Siang. En route visit Songom (Appx. 60 Kms. from Pasighat) where the Green Waters of Siang met the Blue Waters of river Siom). 10 Kms. from Songom will take you to Pangin Village of Adi Minyong Tribe (Appx. 50 Kms. from Pasighat). Before independence of India Arunachal had only 01 Adi Tribe but during the time of separation these people created their own communities and the Adis were divided into many sub tribes.

Minyong is one of the major sub tribes of Adi and Pangin is one of the largest villages of Adi Minyong People. These are Animists in religion and they worship the Sun and the Moon (The Donyi Polos). Cultivation of rice, plantation of Orange and Pineapple, Piggery etc. are some of the sources of income for these people. You will arrive Pasighat in the evening and check-in at your hotel for overnight stay.


Day 9 :Pashighat to Dibrugarh

Morning after breakfast drive to ferry ghat to cross the mighty Brahmaputra river (about 5 hrs by ferry). Arrive Dibrugarh and transfer to your hotel/bungalow. If time permits afternoon visit tea garden. O/n Hotel/Bungalow.


Day 10 : Dibrugarh-Delhi/Kolkata

Morning after breakfast on time transfer to airport for your flight to onward journey. END OF OUR SERVICES.