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Tribes & Culture Tour of North East India

Tribes & Culture Tour of North East India

Package Duration
13 Days / 12 Nights
Destination Covered
Kolkata - Dibrugarh - Digboi - Mon - Mokokchung - Ungma - Longkhum - Tuophema - Kohima - Jorhat - Majuli - Jorhat - Kolkata

  • Arrive Kolkata

    Description :

    Arrive Kolkata and meet the representative at the arrival hall and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight at the hotel.

    Kolkata - Dibrugarh

    Description :

    Morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport to board the flight for Guwahati. Dibrugarh is known as the tea capital of Assam because of the numerous tea estates that surrounds this town. Situated on the banks of the River Brahmaputra, Dibrugarh is surrounded by tea gardens with the misty outlines of the Himalayas in the background - Dibrugarh is the largest tea exporting town in India. One can go around the tea gardens which are located in and around the town. A large number of tea estates are located along highway covering large area of Dibrugarh district. Sometimes it is referred as the gateway to some districts of Arunachal Pradesh.rnUpon arrival check-in at the hotel and relax amidst the comforts of your room. Evening is free for leisure walks around the area or individual activities. Overnight at the hotel.

    Dibrugarh - Digboi

    Description :

    After breakfast, drive to Digboi (approx. 80Kms / 02 hours) en-route visit the Namphake Village. The Village was established in 1850 AD by 600 members of the Phakial community in Namphake. The villagers have maintained their culture and preserved the century old traditions to contribute in the popularity of the Assamese culture. The villagers here are Buddhist by religion. Here, we will also visit the Namphake monastery.rnFurther, we will visit the Bell Temple and you will find hundreds of big and small bells tied up to the poles, walls and trees in the temple-yard as it is a belief that if your wish is granted when you visit this temple for the first time, one can tie a bell in the temple-yard as testimony. Upon arrival check-in at the resort and relax amidst the comforts of your room. Evening is free for leisure walks around the area or individual activities. Overnight at the resort.

    Digboi - Mon

    Description :

    Today after breakfast, drive to Mon (approx. 150Kms / 04 hours). The drive to Mon in Nagaland will be through lush green valley of the tea estates of Assam en-route visit the ancient monuments of the Ahom kingdom. This district is inhabited by the Konyak tribe with a sizable number of AO Nagas. 'Konyak' are seen by everyone as the most backward of the sixteen Naga tribes. This on the other hand can also be perceived as the most traditional of the tribes. They have given up their head-hunting ways, but still lives in a very traditional lifestyle. Konyak are adept artisan and skilled craftsman, here you can find excellent woodcarving, doas (machete) guns, gunpowder, head brushes necklace etc. Mon has a unique culture and tradition. The town is inhabited by several tribes. The main tribe in the region is the Konyak Nagas. The Konyaks can be seen in traditional clothing that consist of a heat gear, necklaces and head brushes. The people have tattooed faces and they are different. The Konyaks are famous for their wood carving and one can exquisite carvings and artifacts in the place. rnUpon arrival check-in at the guest house and visit their villages. Overnight at the guest house.

    Mon

    Description :

    Today after breakfast visit Shangnyu village. True tradition is seen here where people are still not touched by modern ways. It is the prominent village in the Mon district and ruled by its chief Angh. Here we will meet with village folk and see their way of life. We will also visit the Angh’s Palace, 8 feet in height and 12 feet in breadth - believed to be constructed by heavenly angels. Carvings of human beings and other creatures are engraved on this monument. Later return to the guest house and evening is free to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. Overnight at the guest house.

    Mon - Mokokchung

    Description :

    Today after breakfast, drive to Mokokchung (approx. 155Kms / 04 hours) which is home of the Ao Naga tribe. The district of Mokokchung is entirely inhabited by this tribe. It is the cultural nerve centre of the tribe and is economically and politically the most important urban centre in northern Nagaland. Chuchuyimlang is the village of festivals for the Ao Nagas. The Moatsu festival, based on community bonding, takes place here from the first of May till the third. During this period, the villagers expressed their friendship towards villagers by exchanging gifts making new alliances, renewing old ties etc.rnUpon arrival check-in at the guest house and visit their villages. Overnight at the guest house.

    Mokokchung - Ungma - Longkhum - Tuophema

    Description :

    Today morning after breakfast visit Ungma and Longkhum villages. Ungma is the oldest and the largest of all the Ao villages and the second largest village on Nagal. Located about 3kms from Mokokchung Town, Ungma occupies a unique position in the history of the Ao Nagas, for it is said that the whole Ao tribe founded this village when they first entered the land from their ancestral Home at Chungliyimti. The place is considered to be a living museum of the traditions of the tribe.rnLongkhum village is known for scenic beauty. During springs, the Rhododendrons adorn the hillocks and its surroundings, providing an astounding sight in full bloom. According to an old Naga, "a single visit to Longkhum is not enough, for your soul stays behind the first time and you have to return there once for more to get it back". This saying springs from the fact. Here one will have the chance to visit its exquisite ethnic handlooms & handicrafts.rnrnThereafter, we will drive to Tuophema village. Upon arrival, check into the tourist cottages built in the Angami Naga style. Overnight at the cottage

    Tuophema - Khonoma Village - Kohima

    Description :

    Today after breakfast we will visit the Touphema village. The village has a conserved area where one can trek and get an exhilarating experience. The Angami Sekrenyi festival of purification is celebrated here between 25-27 February of every year. It is believed that the purified water washes away the diseases and misfortunes. rnrnLater, we will drive to Khonoma village, a place renowned for its valour and courage. The Khonoma gate tells the story of British infiltration into Naga Hills. In the evening, reach Kohima the capital city of State Nagaland. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and relax amidst the comforts of your room. Evening is free for leisure walks around the area or individual activities. Overnight at the hotel.

    Kohima

    Description :

    Today after breakfast we will do sightseeing tour of Kohima city which visit to the Second World War Memorial. In 1944 during the Second World War the allied forces fought a bloody but victorious battle against the Japanese. A war cemetery has been built in the heart of the city where the battle took place in order to honour the memories of the soldiers. The War Cemetery in Kohima has the famous inscription "When You Go Home, Tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, We Gave Our Today” for the undoubting courage displayed by the war heroes in order to preserve the freedom of the future generation. rnHere, we will also visit the State Museum at Bayani Hill. The Museum will provide once the various aspects of Naga Culture. It displays the lifestyle of the Naga tribes, there Artifacts, handlooms, Handicrafts, Tools & Implements, Gems & Jewellery, Coins & Ancient weaponry which shows the rich culture and heritage of its native. Later explore Bara Basti village and Kisema village. Overnight at the hotel.

    Kohima - Jorhat

    Description :

    Today after breakfast, drive to Jorhat (approx. 200Kms / 05-06 hours). Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and relax amidst the comforts of your room. Evening is free for leisure walks around the area or individual activities. Overnight at the hotel.

    Jorhat

    Description :

    After breakfast explore the nearby tea gardens. We will also visit the Gymkhana club in Jorhat, which was built in 1876 by D. Slimmon. It is well known for a venue for horse races. The club also hold a lush green 9-hole golf course circuit contending for a position in the "World Heritage list" as the oldest golf course in Asia, which is the third oldest in the world. The club also offers facilities in lawn tennis grass courts, swimming pool, billiards, polo, gentleman's bar and cinema theatre. Evening is free for leisure walks around the area or individual activities. Overnight at the hotel.

    Jorhat - Majuli

    Description :

    Today after breakfast, drive to the Nimati Gahat, ferry point to board the ferry for Majuli, the biggest River Island in the world and seat of Vaishnavite monasteries. You will cross-mighty Brahmaputra on a ferry to reach this historic Island. rnUpon arrival check-in at the hotel and visit to satras and admire the close proximity of nature that thrills. In the evening, we will go on village walk through the villages of Majuli to relish the warmth of the natives and their typical way of life. Most of the natives of Majuli practices agriculture, fishing and weaving. They are also indulged in boat making, dairy farming, pottery and handloom. The weaving is particularly delicate, making use of a whole range of colours in cotton and silk which found only in Assam. Overnight at the hotel.

    Majuli - Jorhat - Kolkata

    Description :

    Today after breakfast, drive to ferry point to board ferry back to Nimati Ghat. Upon arrival drive directly to Jorhat airport to board flight for Kolkata. Arrive at Kolkata and rest of the day is free to explore the city or for individual activities.rnrnLate night transfer to the airport for your departure flight for onward destination.





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