Blue Hills and Green Valleys (Arunachal Pradesh-Assam 15 Nights/16 Days)

DAY 1:  ARRIVE GUWAHATI Meet and greet at airport/railhead and transfer to the hotel. In the evening visit Kamakhya Devi Temple and enjoy a sunset cruise in the mighty Brahmaputra. Overnight stay at the hotel. Day 2: GUWAHATI – KAZIRANGA, 220 KM Post breakfast in Guwahati, head for Kaziranga, the Rhinos country. The drive from […]

DAY 1:  ARRIVE GUWAHATI

Meet and greet at airport/railhead and transfer to the hotel. In the evening visit Kamakhya Devi Temple and enjoy a sunset cruise in the mighty Brahmaputra. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: GUWAHATI – KAZIRANGA, 220 KM

Post breakfast in Guwahati, head for Kaziranga, the Rhinos country. The drive from Guwahati will take about 5 hours. Upon arrival at Kaziranga, check into a wildlife resort.

There shall be a guided tour of the forest near your accommodation or along the river bank. You can also visit the tea gardens and rubber plantation. Later, return to the resort for overnight stay.

Day 3: KAZIRANGA

Get up early for an elephant safari in Kaziranga. Our representative will take you to the riding point by jeep for close up views of animals and birds in the park.

Return to the resort for breakfast. After breakfast, we will go for Jeep safari. Post lunch we will go on our second jeep safari of the day, this time we will visit the Western zone of the national park. One can also spent some time at the Donga view point, situated in western zone and the Orchid Park situated there. Later return to the resort for overnight stay.

Day 4: KAZIRANGA – BHALUKPONG, 135 KM

Post an early morning jeep safari and breakfast at Kaziranga we will leave for Bhalukpong (Arunachal Pradesh). Arunachal Pradesh Literally means, “The land of dawn lit mountains,” where tourists can experience the thrill of wildlife,  hiking, trekking angling and rafting . Bhalukpong, Arunachal Pradesh is a little town by the Kameng River and lies along the dense forests that form the border of the Pakke Tiger Reserve (Nameri National Park). The Nyethidow festival celebrated in the month of March is a must visit occasions for the tourists to Bhalukpong. On arrival, check into a hotel.

Later, we will make a visit to Tippi Orchidarium (Tipi Orchid Park) where over 7500 species of Orchids have been preserved including some of the finest species like the Dainty Lady’s Slipper or Dendrobium. Overnight stay in the hotel of Bhalukpong.

Day 5: BHALUKPONG – DIRANG, 195 KM

After breakfast drive to Dirang, bye-passing Bomdila, an ideal getaway in West Kameng district with beautiful apple orchards and sheep breeding farms. Nearby are hot-springs, where people go for holy dips, and Kalachakra Gompa. On arrival, check into a hotel for overnight stay.

Day 6: DIRANG – TAWANG, 145 KM

In the morning after breakfast drive to Tawang, the beautiful land of Monpas, en-route Sella Pass at 13,700 ft. Tawang is located at an altitude of 3500 m above the sea level and was at part of the Kingdom of Tibet during the medieval times. It was ruled by the local tribal rulers from time to time. It was declared as the off-limits area in 1873 AD. The area around Tawang was the reason of disagreement between India and China after the Independence of India in 1947. Tawang was invaded by the Chinese army in 1962 but they later withdrew. On arrival, check into a hotel for overnight stay.

Day 7: TAWANG

This day is dedicated for hiking around Tawang, visit the famous Tawang Monastery, Penga Ten Tso (PT Tso) Lake, craft centre and local market. Later return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Tawang.

Day 8: TAWANG – BOMDILA, 185 KM

In the morning drive to Bomdila that is situated at an altitude of 8000 ft. From here one can see the brilliant landscape and snow-clad mountains of the Himalayan Range.

Upon arrival, check into a hotel. Relax for some time and then visit the Buddhist monastery of Bomdila, which is the repository of culture and is among primary attractions of the place. Further, Bomdila is having a number of tourists attractions like apple orchards, snow-capped Himalayan peaks and Buddhist Gompas. On arrival, check into a hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 9: BOMDILA – TEZPUR

Post breakfast we will drive for Tezpur. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and later we will take you for a sightseeing tour of Tezpur. Literally meaning ‘The City of Blood’, Tezpur is a place steeped in mythology, legend and folklore. Situated on the north bank of Brahmaputra, this is a town of magnificent scenic beauty and exquisite archaeological ruins of Agnigarh. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: TEZPUR – ITANAGAR

After breakfast drive to Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, also known as ‘the Land of the Dawn Lit Mountains’. Nestled on top of low flat hills, amidst beautiful and booming surroundings with a pampering climate, Itanagar offers a lovely and lively atmosphere for the tourists. Remnants of the Ita Fort and other such monuments boast of the glorious past of the city to the visitors from all around. Some historians identify Itanagar as the ancient 11th century BC capital of Mayapur, under the Jitari dynasty. Itanagar today is divided into two parts; each is 10 km apart from the other, and the older one is named Naharlagun. On arrival, check into a hotel.

Day 11: ITANAGAR – ZIRO, 140 KM

After breakfast drive to Ziro. En-route visit Nishi Tribal Villages. On reaching, check into a hotel. Ziro is the headquarter of Lower Sabansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, located at an altitude of 1560 m. It is a plateau surrounded by Apatani Tribal Villages, Dibbo- Hija- Bulla- Hari and Hong Village. Hong is the second biggest and most organized tribal village in Asia. Further, the uniqueness of Apatani tribe is tattoo on women & men and a nose plug in women.

Day 12: ZIRO – DAPORIJO, 180 KM

After breakfast, we will leave for Daporijo. It is the headquarter of upper Subansri district of Arunachal Pradesh. Daparijo is situated at an altitude of 600 m and is an abode Tagin tribes. En-route to Daparijo, we will visit to Hillmiri tribal villages. These are the major tribes of Arunachal from mongoloid racial stock inhabiting lower and upper Sunbasiri districts. These are also called as Abotani tribes and are famous for their rich traditional knowledge relating to the use of plant products for curing a number of diseases and ailments. The people of Hillmari live in perfect harmony with nature and derive their minimum daily requirement from their natural surroundings

Continue drive to Daparijo. Open arrival, check into a hotel. In the evening go for hiking around the place visiting the Meghna Cave temple, dedicated to lord Shiva. Later return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Daporijo.

Day 13: DAPORIJO – ALONG, 160 KM

Drive to Along in the morning. Located at an altitude of 300 m, it is the headquarter of West Saing district of Arunachal Pradesh. Upon arrival, check into a hotel.

After freshening up, head off for an excursion around the villages and meet the inhabitants of Adi tribes. We will also visit the Kamki Hydropower Dam, Mithun and Jersey cross breeding farm. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14: ALONG – PASIGHAT, 120 KM

Post breakfast we will leave for Pasighat. It is the headquarter of East Saing District. On the way to Pasighat, we will stop at Adi (minyong) tribal village and will interact with the people. Upon arrival, check into the hotel.

In the afternoon we will visit the Daying Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary has an area of 190 sq km. 75% of the sanctuary is the alluvial grasslands and 15% is the wooded areas and rest is water. It is a series of river islands. The extraordinary ecosystem of water bodies is home to thousands of migratory birds from Siberia and Mongolia.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 15: PASIGHAT – DIBRUGARH

This morning we will leave for Dibrugarh by crossing the mighty Brahmaputra over the Bogibeel Bridge, the longest road cum rail bridge in India. The river Brahamaputra is the confluence of the Saing and Lohit river of Arunachal Pradesh. Upon arrival, check into a hotel for overnight stay.

 Day 16: DEPARTURE

In the morning, transfer to the Dibrugarh airport to board the flight for onward destination.



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