Arrive Guwahati pre - noon. Received and transferred to Tezpur (180kms). Overnight at the hotel.
Guwahati - the capital city of Assam, is considered to be the gateway to North East India. It is situated on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River.
Visit some of the ancient temples and monuments steeped in mythology, legend and folklore on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra. Tezpur has magnificent scenic beauty and exquisite archaeological ruins of 5th-6th century.
Early morning drive to Dirang (270kms/7hrs), the sub- divisional headquarters of West Kameng district is situated (5563ft msl) between Bomdila and Tawang. Steeped in scenic beauty, this town is situated in the valley of river Kameng This place is inhibited by the Monpa tribe. Overnight at Hotel Pemaling or similar. Enroute visit Tippi Orchaderium.
Dirang is in Arunachal Pradesh - popularly known as the 'Land of rising sun' is bounded by China in the north, Myanmar in the east, Bhutan in the west and the states of Assam and Nagaland in the south.
After breakfast drive to Tawang. Overnight at Hotel Tawang Inn or similar.
The way to Tawang is a scenic drive through the serpentine roads along the river Kameng. Beautiful landscapes throughout the drive keeps one engaged. There is a strong Tibetan presence in Tawang. Prayer flags flutter in the breeze. Cross the Sella Pass at 13,700 ft. Enroute visit the Jaswant Garh War memorial- to pay tribute to the brave soldiers who single-handedly tried to hold of the approaching Chinese from the pass during the 1962 Indo- Chinese war. The sinuous road to Tawang passes through the dragon gates on the awesome heights of the Sella Pass.
Proceed to Tawang after the breakfast Tawang, 10650 fts above sea level, in Arunachal Pradesh, is bordered by Tibet in the North, Bhutan in the South-West and the Se la ranges separate West Kameng district in the East. It is commonly believed that the name TAWANG was given by Mera Lama in the 17th century. The inhabitants of the districts are all of Monpa tribes except Shyo village which is dominated by people of Tibetian origin. The Monpas belong to Mongoloid stock. They are well built and fair in complexion. Their houses are built with stones and timbers. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry form the essential means of the Monpas' occupation.In route visit to famous Jaswant Shing Garh(a temple made after the name of a brave Indian army), Sela Pass at a height of 13000 feet from the sea level with two beautiful lakes(the pass named after a brave Indian girl who helped Jaswant Shing) and famous Nuranang falls, reaching Tawang at around 6 'O' clock in the evening and overnight stay.
After breakfast full day sightseeing in the small town of Tawang, including the famous world's 2nd largest Tawang Monetary, War Memorial and local craft shops etc. Tawang is also home to the Tawang Monastery, one of the most important element in Social and Religious life of the Monpas. This Monastery, also known as "GALDEN NAMGYEL LHATSE",is one of the largest Lamaseries of the Mahayana sect in Asia. Lamseries comprise of several sections ranging near about four hundred years, devoted to Love, Learning and Purity of life. This fortified complex, dating back to the 17th century AD covers an area of 2350 sq. meters enclosed by a compound wall of 610 meter long. Within the complex there are 65 residential buildings and 10 other structures. The library have valuable old scriptures mainly Kanjur and Tanjur numbering 850 bundles.
Today we will visit the 2nd oldest Buddhist monastery of Asia, - the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama. Visit the War memorial and the state emporium. Overnight at the hotel.
At Tawang, visit the famous Buddhist Monastery which was in the route chosen by the Dalai Lama to enter India from Tibet. A stunning 8 mtrs. high glided statue of Buddha dominates the sanctum. Attached to the monastery, there is a Museum and a library with priceless collections. The monastery is one of the largest in Asia and it houses about thousand monks. Visit the craft center that sells beautiful masks, hand-woven carpets, tangkhas, and jewellery in silver, turquoise, coral and amber. The museum presents the rich cultural diversity of Tawang. The sputa-like Tawang war memorial also salutes the heroes of the war.
After breakfast drive to Bomdila (230kms/6hrs), a place of misty mountains, lush forest, apple orchards and Buddhist monasteries. Overnight at Hotel Siphiyang Phong or similar.
After breakfast drive to Nameri Eco-Camp. Overnight at Nameri Eco-Camp (tented accommodation as well as some ethnic cottages with attached bathrooms).
Nameri National Park is located on the banks of the river Jia Bhorelli on the northern side of the Brahmaputra. Situated on the foothills of the great Himalayas, is also a tiger reserve. Deciduous forests with the river Jia Bhorelli flowing by its side, have added a unique charm to it. A trek inside the forest enables good sighting of the White Winged Wood Duck.
After breakfast drive to Guwahati Airport (200kms/4hrs) to board flight onward destination.
Mr Mr. Aniruddha Das
Landmark Hotels, Dr B. Barooah Road, Ulubari, Guwahati, Assam, India - 781007
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