Arrive Kolkata and meet the representative at the arrival hall and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport to board the flight for Guwahati. Upon arrival, drive to Manas National Park (approx. 150Kms / 04 hours). It is situated on the foothills of the Himalaya, in the north bank of the Brahmaputra River in Assam. It lies on the international border with Bhutan.
Manas is the most stunning pristine wildlife habitat in India, comparable to the best in the world in the beauty of its spectacular landscape. It is bounded on the north by the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan, on the south by populous North Kamrup district and on both east and west by buffer forest reserves which are part of 2,840 sq. Km Manas Tiger reserve. It was created as a project tiger reserve in the year 1973 and declared national park in the year 1973. It is also a UNESCO Natural World Heritage (in danger) site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve - a unique distinction. This Brahmaputra Valley semi-evergreen forest Terrestrial Eco-region is also the richest in species of all Indian wildlife areas and the only known home for the rare and endangered Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog.
Upon arrival check-in at the forest resort and relax amidst the comforts of your room. Stay overnight at the forest resort.
This morning we will start our day little early and move to the Elephant boarding point for our first Jungle ride to the Manas National Park on an Elephant back. The Elephant safari is the best medium to explore a wildlife sanctuary and view the wildlife from very close quarters. The one hour Elephant safari will take us to the dense and narrow paths thereby increasing the chances of animal sighting.
Later we will return to the resort for breakfast. After breakfast we will get ready for our vehicle safari to the national park. The vehicle safari to the national park will be for two to two and half hours. Here we will move on the wild path of Manas National Park to explore the most stunning pristine wildlife habitat.
Return back to the resort for lunch. After lunch we will again move on our wildlife jungle safari to explore the Brahmaputra valley with its semi-evergreen forest. The forest is very rich in species of all Indian wildlife. Here you will have a chance to view the only known home for the rare and endangered Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog.
Later in the evening return to the resort. Stay overnight at the forest resort.
Today early morning, we will again enter to the national park for our last jeep safari to the national and enhance our chances of more wildlife viewing. After safari we will return to the resort for breakfast.
Later drive back to Guwahati. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and late afternoon enjoy a motor cruise on river Brahmaputra to get the beautiful glimpse of sunset. Overnight at the hotel.
Today after breakfast, drive to Orang National Park (approx. 150Kms / 04 hours). It’s the oldest national park of Assam with an area of 78.80 Sq. kms. Situated within the north bank of river Brahmaputra, Orang is famous for the breeding ground of varieties of fishes as more than 50 species of fish have been recorded here. Other than fish seven species of turtles are also found here in the river and streams flowing through park.
Upon arrival check-in at the forest lodge and later go on jeep safari to the national park for wildlife viewing. Overnight at the forest lodge.
This morning wake up little early to enjoy our Elephant safari to the national park for wildlife viewing. The Elephant safari will go through amidst the dense forests with tall trees and high grasslands.
Later return to the lodge for breakfast. Post breakfast we will again visit the national park, this time will go on jeep safari to the national park for wildlife viewing.
Orang National Park is mainly famous for the one horned rhinoceros, apart from Rhino the other wildlife found in Manas are Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic elephant, hog deer and wild boar. Orang National park also famous for the many of the critically endangered and endangered species Like Pygmy Hog, the Gangetic Dolphin, Indian Pangolin, Hog Deer, Rhesus Macaque, Bengal Porcupine, Indian Fox, Small Indian Civet, Otter, Leopard cat, Fishing cat and Jungle Cat etc. Apart from mammals, 222 species of birds have been recorded in Orang including a variety of migratory birds.
Afternoon explore the national park by jeep safari. Overnight at the forest lodge.
Morning after breakfast, drive to Nameri National Park (approx. 70Kms / 02 hours). Nameri national Park covering an area of 200 Sq. Kms nestled at the foothills of Eastern Himalayas. It is famous for the high density of elephant population.
Nameri National Park covers an area of 200 Sq. Kms. With river Jia Bhoroli bifurcating the park, it is the most scenic of all the national parks of Assam. It’s in the eastern border of Assam in the valley and mountainous Arunachal Pradesh, Nameri is home to some of the endangered species like white winged wood duck, Sloth Bear, Tiger Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Sambar, Gaur, Indian Wild Dog, four varieties of Hornbill and many other winged species. The other reason Nameri is famous for, is the herds of elephants. The park have a high density of elephant population and due to lessening of forest cover, they sometimes invade human inhabited villages, which have attracted the attention of wildlife conservationists worldwide.
Upon arrival check-in at the camp and relax amidst the comforts of your room. Evening is free to for leisure walks around the camp site or visit to the nearby Pygmy Hog Foundation and learn about the species. The Pygmy Hogs are one of the world's most endangered mammals. Stay overnight at the Camp.
Morning after breakfast, we will go for a fascinating river rafting on Jia Bhoroli River. For the same we will drive 25 kms from the resort towards the river upstream, from where we will enjoy the downstream rafting on the inflatable raft. Here we will have a chance to see a lot of migratory waterfowl and if you are lucky then you can even spot the Royal Bengal Tiger and the Elephant on the banks of the river from the boat. The 13 km stretch of rafting will takes around three hours.
After the river rafting return to the camp site for lunch. After lunch we will go on a nature trail along the reserve. Here we will be accompanied with a knowledgeable forest guides and armed forest guards. The forest treks are the best way to explore the Nameri National Park as it allows you to get very close to the wildlife life. Here once can spot the rare species of white-winged wood ducks and the great hornbills. Evening is free to for leisure walks around the camp site or individual activities.Overnight at the Camp.
Morning after breakfast, drive to Kaziranga National Park (approx. 90Kms / 02 hours). Kaziranga national park which is mainly famous for Indian one Horned Rhinoceros. Located on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River in the far North East of India, Assam, with covering an area of approximately 430-sq-kms, with its swamps and tall thickets of elephant grass, making Kaziranga National Park the ideal habitat for the Indian One-Horned Rhino. Due to limitless poaching of this prehistoric survivor, the Kaziranga National Park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1940.
Upon arrival check-in at the resort/ Camp and relax amidst the comforts of your room. Afternoon Jeep safari to the National park for wildlife viewing and also visit the tea gardens and rubber plantations. Overnight at the resort/ Camp.
Today will awake a little early with a wake call, half an hour before we will head for our morning elephant safari (05:30 am to 06:30 am) to the national park for wildlife viewing. Return back to resort/Camp for breakfast. After breakfast jeep safari (either central or western range). Return to camp for lunch and later go on a jeep safari to the national park (if visited central range in the morning then western range or vice versa). Overnight at the resort/ Camp.
Apart from the great one horned Indian Rhino, the other major wild attractions include a large population of Indian Elephants, Indian Bison, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Hog Deer, Sloth Bears, Tigers, Leopard Cats, Jungle Cats, Otters, Hog Badgers, Capped Langurs, Hoolock Gibbons, Wild Boar, Jackal, Wild Buffalo, Pythons, Monitor Lizards, etc. Overnight at the resort/ Camp.
Morning after breakfast, drive to Pobitora National Park (approx. 160Kms / 04 hours). It is situated very close to Guwahati, the capital of Assam. The swampy marshland of Pobitora is home to mammals like one horned Rhino, semi-wild buffalo, wild boar and jackal. The park is protected by the local people and its neighbor's villagers as a grazing land for their cattle therefore Rhinos and cattle have co-existed here. The diversity of Pobitora is also an ideal place for bird life. During winter a number of various kinds of bird species can be sighted here.
Upon arrival check-in at the resort/ Camp and relax amidst the comforts of your room. Afternoon Jeep safari to the National park for wildlife viewing. Overnight at the resort/ Camp.
This morning enjoy our Elephant safari to the national park for wildlife viewing. Later return to the resort for breakfast.
Later drive to Guwahati (approx. 50Kms / 01 ½ hours) en-route visiting Deepor beel for some exciting bird watching and boating. It is an open lake basin and is one of the large riverine wetlands in the Brahmaputra valley. It is very important site for avian fauna and in during winter time a lots of migratory birds species make it their favoured home. After bird watching, continue drive.
Morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport to board the flight for Kolkata/Delhi. Upon arrival, rest of the day is free to explore the city or for individual activities.
Late night transfer to the airport for your departure flight for onward destination.
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