Arunachal Cultural Tour

Duration : 18 Days / 17 Nights
Places to see : Kolkata - Delhi - Guwahati - Tezpur - Bomdila - Tawang - Dirang - Nameri National Park - Itanagar - Ziro - Daporijo - Along - Pasighat - Dibrugarh

Day 01: Arrival at Kolkata/Delhi
Arrival at Kolkata (land of Joy)/New Delhi. Received upon arrival and transferred to hotel. Day free at your, leisure. Evening, free. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing
Sightseeing the boulevards of the erstwhile British capital which still carries the reminiscence of the days of Raj in India. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 03: Kolkata/Delhi- Guwahati
Morning drive to the airport for flight to Guwahati (gateway to North East, India). Received upon arrival and transferred to hotel. Day free at your, leisure. Evening, sunset cruise on river Bramhaputra. Overnight in hotel.

Day 04: Tezpur
After breakfast you will be transferred to Balipara (Tezpur), the place is the home of Assam’s famous Tea Garden. Afternoon, check into the Heritage Tea Bunglow. Overnight in Tea Bunglow.

Day 05: Bomdila
After breakfast, transfer to Bomdila through beautiful roads Offering panoramic views of Himalayan landscapes and snow clad Mountains. You can see many Buddhist prayer flags flattering on the roadside shrines. Apple orchards can be seen in plenty, on the way. Overnight in hotel.

Tawang: It is one most important place of a Buddhism follower, the birth place of 6th Dalai Lama and having the second biggest monastery of the world (after Potala in Lhasa), housing over 500monks. Tawang has been made famous by its monasteries and nunneries. While entering Tawang the mighty SELA Pass at an elevation of 13750ft. will greet you.

Day 06: Tawang
After breakfast transfer to Tawang (3334m) amidst pine forest. Enroute visit the world’s second highest pass SELA PASS (4215m) which runs through a small ridge and along a placid lake called the Paradise Lake, and Trout hatchery at Nuranang just below the pass before entering the land of Lamaist Buddhist. Overnight in hotel.

Day 07: Tawang (Sightseeing)
We will set out to visit the famous Tawang Monastery, which is the birth place of 6th Dalai Lama. The monastery houses over 500 lamas of Gelugpa (Reformed) sect of Mahayana Buddhist Monks. You can see a 10m high gilded statue of Lord Buddha and several other sculptures, thangkas and priceless manuscripts of Buddhism. You can also a craft centre producing woolen carpets. Overnight in hotel.

Day 08: Dirang
Today we will cross the Sela Pass and spend some time at the Yak breeding farm at Dirang Valley and Apple Orchard. You will also be taken to Kalachakra Gumpha and holy Hot Spring. Overnight in hotel.

Day 09: Nameri National Park
In the morning we will drive down through the turning & twisted roads amidst the forest stretches to Nameri National Park (km), the youngest National Park of Assam. Situated in Sonitpur district of Assam and the home of four rare wild cats. Night stay will be at the eco camp inside the park.

Day 10: Nameri National Park
Early morning nature walk inside the National Park after breakfast Return for a picnic lunch by the riverside. Raft down river Jia Bhorali. Return to camp for overnight stay.

Day 11: Itanagar
Morning free for Angling, river rafting .Afternoon drive to our next destination, Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. This modern town was built on the bank of river Siang (Bhramhaputra), on the vicinity of the ruins of the medieval capital, on the way visit museum. Overnight in hotel.

Day 12: Ziro
After breakfast we will visit Naharlagun, where the 6th Dalai Lama was born. We will next drive to Ziro. Overnight in circuit house.

Day 13: Ziro
After breakfast, we will enjoy the beauty of Ziro which is situated in a very picturesque level valley of Apatani Plateau surrounded by pine-covered mountains. Today our sightseeing will start with a round up of the local village and then we will visit the Museum, Craft Centre and to see the Tarin Fish Farm (a high altitude fish farm).Evening you can enjoy the local folklore and music. Overnight in circuit house.

Day 14: Daporijo
Early morning drive on to Daporijo (160km) the headquarters of Upper Subansiri district and is situated on the right bank of River Subansiri. Places of interest are the local villages in and around and beautiful caves a few for overnight stay Govt. circuit house.

Day 15: Along
After breakfast drive to an Adi Galong tribal village. Enjoy your time with the colourful locals where times seems to standstill. Next day we will move to Along (160km). On reaching Along check in for accommodation in Govt. circuit house.

Siang River: Popularly known as Bramhaputra as it descends in the plains of Assam. It has originated in the Manas Sarovar in Tibet and then enters into India through Arunachal Pradesh. This majestic river offers an array of activities like angling, kayaking, rafting

Day 16: Pasighat
Early morning drive to Pasighat enroute visit Adi (Minyong) tribal village to see the colourful peoples and experience their culture. Later drive to Pasighat, the head quarter of East Siang district. Overnight in circuit house.

Day 17: Dibrugarh
After a leisurely morning, we will drive to Dibrugarh after crossing the mighty Siang River (Bhramhaputra). We will check into century old bunglow, you can enjoy the evening with a cup of hot Assam Tea, sitting on the lawn. Overnight inside the bunglow in the tea estate.

Day 18: Transfer to Dibrugarh Airport/Railway Station
Transfer to Airport/Railway Station for onward journey.

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