Assam, Nagaland & The Hornbill Festival
Assam and Nagaland are amongst the least explored destinations in India. On this journey we discover the highlights of Assam and explore the unique culture of Nagaland. We explore the tribal villages and tea gardens, enjoy sightings of one horned rhinos and a boat cruise on the Brahmaputra River to Majuli Island, the largest inhabited river island in the world, where we visit famous Hindu monasteries. We then cross into the forbidden Nagaland where we encounter traditional Naga tribes. The highlight of our journey is our time spent at the Hornbill Festival where we witness the traditional dance and songs of the colourful Naga communities. There are great photographic opportunities on this journey as we immerse ourselves in a little known culture dating back to the early 13th Century when the Ahom Kings travelled from Thailand through northern Myanmar to settle in Assam.
|DAY 1||Join Jorhat|
|DAY 2||Visit Sivasagar's historical monuments and tea plantations|
|DAY 3||Nature walk at Gibbon Sanctuary 4 Boat to Majuli Island and Mishing tribal village walk|
|DAY 5||Kaziranga National Park|
|DAY 6||Journey by road to Kohima|
|DAYS 7/8||Hornbill Festival|
|DAY 9||Diamapur, transfer to the airport where trip concludes|
The trip through Assam and Nagaland to the Hornbill Festival was a fabulous experience. We had an excellent guide, good quality vehicles and drivers and always excellent food.