WILD ORCHID ROOTS
13 Nights/14 Days
- Visit Cherrapunjee
- Visit Kaziranga National Park
- Elephant Safari
- Jeep Safari
- Visit Dimori Cave
- Visit The Thengal Mansion
- Visit River Cruise
- Visit Manchester of Assam
Nagaland is a hill state like many others in the North-Eastern region of India. The state is bounded by Myanmar in the east; Assam in the west; Arunachal Pradesh and a part of Assam in the north with Manipur in the south. It offers rich incomparable traditional and cultural heritage. The distinctive character and identity of each tribe in terms of tradition, custom, language and dresses is clearly discernible to a visitor. The respective tribal festivals are celebrated at regular interval all over the state.
Arrival, Welcome Ceremony You will be received at Guwahati and after a welcome ceremony transferred to Shillong (100 kms 3 hrs). Have Lunch enroute at BorapaniUmiam Lake, a majestic placid lake with its surrounding sylvan hills. Check in at your hotel. Stay overnight at your hotel in Shillong.
Shillong: Cherrapunjee, Waterfalls, Cave, Lake
After breakfast drive to Cherrapunjee (60 kms 1 hr), the wettest place in the world. The beautiful waterfall-Nohkalikai is at Cherrapunjee. You can also explore some of the caves in and around Cherrapunjee. Return to Shillong, en-route encounter Elephanta falls and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views. Stay overnight at your hotel in Shillong.
Shillong-Kaziranga: Ward lake, Hydari Park
Morning sightseeing at Shillong, admire the beauty of Shillong also called Scotland of the East. It is erstwhile capital of undivided Assam; present North-East and home to the Khasi Highland tribes. After lunch drive to Kaziranga (280 kms 5 hrs), the home of unicorn rhino. Check in at the tourist lodge for overnight stay.
Kaziranga: Elephant Safari, Rhino
Early morning explore central area of Kaziranga National park on an elephant safari. Ride an Elephant through the park chasing a unicorn rhino along with a wide range of rare species. After lunch again take jeep safari to the central area of the park. Rest of the day at leisure to explore nature.Overnight at tourist Lodge.
Kaziranga: Jeep Safari, Rhino, Tea Estate
Visit a tribal village and Tea Estate after breakfast followed by jeep safari in the eastern range of park with packed lunch. Spent the day exploring Mother Nature.Overnight at tourist Lodge.
Kaziranga-Kohima-Touphema Tourist Village
Depart for Kohima after breakfast (225 kms 5 hrs drive). On arrival proceed to Touphema Village Resort (41 kms from Kohima) run by Angami Naga village community. Enjoy cultural presentation by village folks. Stay overnight at Touphema Tourist village.
Explore the village in the morning hours. After breakfast check out of the village resort & drive to Kohima. Visit the WW II Cemetery, nestled in the heart of Kohima town, where one of the fiercest battles was fought. On a huge stone in in-laid bronze the following famous words are there to remind one of undoubting courage displayed by the war heroes in order to preserve the freedom of the future generation.
"When you go home… Tell them of us and say For your Tomorrow We gave our today"
Also visit State Museum, located at Bayani hill Kohima. It gives you a peep into the various aspects of Naga Culture. It displays dioramas of the lifestyle of the Naga tribes. Artifacts, handlooms, & Handicrafts, Tools & Implements, Gems & Jewelry, Coins & Ancient weaponry will give you an idea of the rich Culture and Heritage of the native people. Proceed to Kepfiizha (Kigwema village) Dimori Cove Guest house after lunch. This small but beautiful place is on the Kohima Imphal Highway, which we use as base for trekking up the Japfu Peak (3048 metre Mt) Japfu, home of the world's tallest rhododendron tree (20 metres high) and also for trekking to Dzukou Valley, the best trekking valley of North-East India. Following lines greets you to Dzukou.
"All you seekers of Adventure, Lovers of tough treks, Come.. Be my guest- and Drink deep of my beauty."
At afternoon visit nearby Angami village of Jakhama. Return to Kohima and check into your hotel room. Stay overnight at Kohima.
Khonoma: Drive to Khonoma (20 kms)
Visit Angami Tribal village of Khonoma, home village of father of Naga Nationalist movement Angami Phizo. This village located on top of a hillock has a pastoral beauty of its own. This was where the Last part of the Anglo Naga War was fought. Return to Kohima for overnight stay.
Kohima- Jorhat: Tea Capital of the world, the Thengal Mansion, Assamese village.
Early in the morning, we will drive to Jorhat (200 Kms 4 hrs), the tea-capital of Assam. On arrival at Jorhat, you will be accommodated in the Thengal Mansion, a historic ancestral house of a Tea Planter amidst an Asssamese village, 15 kms from Jorhat. The 72-year old Thangal Mansion is to answer the queries on Assamese culture and tradition. After lunch and rest, take a walk in a nearby village to see the simplicity of their lives.
Jorhat-Majuli: Biggest River Island, presentation on wild life.
Early morning drive to Majuli the biggest River Island in the world and seat of Baishnavite monasteries. You will cross-mighty Brahmaputra on a ferry to reach this historic Island. Overnight stay at the Govt. circuit house at Majuli.
Majuli: Baishnavite Monastery, Cultural programme.
Majuli, the biggest river island, laps KamalabariSatra and AuniatiSatra, centers of Vaishnavite culture. Early morning visit to these satras and admire the close proximity of nature that thrills. Arrive back at Circuit house and in the evening enjoy the cultural display by the artists.
Guwahati: River cruise, City.
Early morning drive to Guwahati (340 kms 6hrs).On arrival check in to your hotel. In the evening set out on a River cruise to watch the sun go down the Brahmaputra River and see yourself why the river is locally called 'Luit'- colour of blood. Overnight at your hotel.
Guwahati: Assam Silk, Pilgrimage centres.
Today you will visit Sualchuci, the Manchester of Assam. Which produces some of the finest qualities of 'Adi' and 'Muga' silks hand-woven and presented in colourful dresses. There are lots if you want to buy as souvenir. Also visit Hajo an all religion pilgrimage centre. Arrive back at your hotel by afternoon. Rest of day at leisure.
Day free till the time of departure from Guwahati airport/railway station.
Tour Package Includes
- Accommodation is on twin sharing basis
- Meals : breakfast at all places
- Transfers from one place to another
- Sightseeing in private cars
- Vehicle will be provided based on the itinerary
- All current taxes such as hotel taxes and transportation taxes
Tour Package Excludes
- Entrance fees at the monuments/ temples
- Meals not mentioned in inclusions
- Personal Expenses / Purchase of things
- Any kind of insurance
- Any increase in the govt. taxes and state taxes
- Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:
- 16 days to prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
- 15 days to 01 days prior to arrival or no show – 100% of the tour/service cost.
Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.