Best of seven sisters – 12 Days / 11 Nights
Best of seven sisters
Day 01:- Arrive Guwahati-Shillong (110 Km / Approx 03 Hours Drive)
Arrival transfer from airport/railway station in Guwahati to the hotel in Shillong, en-route visit Umiam Lake.
Welcome to your 'Best of seven sisters' tour! On arrival at the airport/railway station in Guwahati, you will meet and transferred to your hotel in Shillong. En-route visit Umiam Lake also known as Barapani, a majestic placid lake surrounded by sylvan hills with a panoramic view. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02:- Shillong
Embark on an excursion to Cherrapunjee followed by a visit to Elephant Falls and Shillong Peak.
After an early breakfast, drive to Cherrapunjee, the wettest place on the earth, where you will see the beautiful waterfall known as Nohkalikai Falls. At this tallest plunge waterfall in India, you can enjoy the sight of water falling from 1,100 feet through the lush green forest. Trek through some of the amazing terrains and watch a great variety of birds. You can also explore the caves known as Mawsmai.
Later in the evening return to Shillong, en-route visiting the Elephant Falls and Shillong Peak for some breathtaking views. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03:- Shillong-Bhalukpong (310 Km / Approx 07 Hours Drive)
After breakfast, drive towards Bhalukpong.
Bhalukpong is a small picturesque town located along the southern reaches of the Himalayas in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. On arrival in Bhalukpong, check in to the hotel.
The evening is at leisure to explore the breathtaking views of the town. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04:- Bhalukpong-Dirang (139 Km / Approx 05 Hours Drive)
Transfer from hotel in Bhalukpong to the hotel in Dirang, Enroute visit Tipi Orchidarium (Private).
Today, proceed towards Dirang, en route visit Tipi Orchidarium. The center houses a large number of species of orchids, spread over 10 hectares of land comprising of, orchidarium, tissue culture lab, museum, herbarium, garden and office buildings. The main attraction is orchid glasshouse, which has a display gallery, a central pond with fountain and about 1000 species of orchids in pots and hanging baskets.
On arrival, check in to the hotel, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05:- Dirang-Tawang (130 Km / Approx 06 Hours Drive)
Transfer from hotel in Dirang to the hotel in Tawang, en route visit Sela Lake, Sela Pass, and Jaswantgarh Army Memorial.
After breakfast, proceed to Tawang. En route, you get to visit Sela Lake, Sela Pass (approx 13,746 feet) and Jaswantgarh Army Memorial. Sela Lake is a beautiful and heavenly lake close to Sela Pass which is fully or partially frozen in winter.
One of the most awe-inspiring places in the Himalayas, the Sela Pass is the high-altitude mountain pass located in Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh. The pass has hardly any vegetation and is usually snow-covered to some extent all through the year.
The Jaswantgarh Army Memorial commemorates the bravery of the martyred Indian soldiers of the 1962 Indo-China War. Set in the scenic Tawang valley, the memorial is dedicated to Rifleman Jaswant Singh of the 4 Garhwal Rifle. The memorial is located at Nuranang, about 25 km from Tawang.
On arrival in Tawang, check in to the hotel, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06:- Tawang
Enjoy the sightseeing tour of Tawang.
After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Tawang, including the Tawang Monastery and War Memorial.
Tawang Monastery plays a critical role in the social and religious life of the Monpas - the ethnic group of Arunachal Pradesh. Tawang Monastery is known in Tibetan as 'Galden Namgey Lhatse', which translates to 'Celestial Paradise in a clear night'.
The Tawang War Memorial is a 40- foot high multi-hued memorial, built-in memory of soldiers of the Indian Army who gave up their life in the 1962 Indo-Sino War, Overnight stay at hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure or One can visit local markets, famous for shawls, chadors, carpets, handmade bags and other handicraft items as well, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07:- Tawang-Bomdila (170 Km / Approx 07 Hours Drive)
Post breakfast, proceed to Bomdila. It is a picturesque town in the foothills of the Himalayas and the headquarters of West Kameng district, situated at a height of 8500 ft. One can view the brilliant landscape and snow-clad Gorichen ranges of the Himalayas on a clear day. On arrival, check in to the hotel. The evening is at leisure, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08:- Bomdila-Kaziranga national park (220 Km / Approx 07 Hours Drive)
Today, drive to Kaziranga National Park located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot, lying within the Golghat and Nagaon districts of Assam. It is called a biodiversity hotspot due to the presence of extremely diverse species scattered over its extensive area. The park is a vast expanse of tall elephant grass, tropical moist broadleaf forests, and marshlands with several small water bodies and four major rivers, including the mighty Brahmaputra. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site housing two-third of the world one-horned rhinoceros population. Birdlife International, a conservation organisation has identified Kaziranga National Park as an Important Bird Area owing to its wide variety of birdlife.
On arrival at Kaziranga check in to the hotel.
Note: The Kaziranga National Park is open till 30th April 2019 only. The safaris are closed for tourists after 30th April 2019.
The rest of the day is at leisure, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09:- Kaziranga national park
Enjoy the Jeep Safari in Kaziranga National Park.
Later in the afternoon, enjoy the Jeep Safari in Kaziranga National Park. It is one of the oldest national parks in India.
The park has the largest habitat for Indian single-horned rhinoceros, eastern barasingha, wild water buffalo, elephant, and tiger. Kaziranga is also famous for offering one of the most cosmopolitan outdoor activities called birding, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10:- Kaziranga national park-Guwahati (230 Km / Approx 07 Hours Drive)
After breakfast, proceed to Guwahati. On arrival, check-in to the hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 11:- Guwahati
Enjoy a visit to Kamakhya Temple and Assam State Museum.
After breakfast, proceed for a city tour including a visit to Kamakhya Temple and Umananda Temple.
Kamakhya temple is a famous pilgrimage site situated at Guwahati, Assam. The temple is located on the Nilachal hill in Guwahati about 8 km from the railway station. The Kamakhya temple is dedicated to the tantric goddesses. Apart from the deity Kamakhya Devi, the compound of the temple houses 10 other avatars of Mahavidyas namely Kali, Tara, Sodashi, Bhuvaneshwari, Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi and Kamalatmika.
The Umananda Temple, located on Peacock Island is one of the important temples of Guwahati. Situated in the middle of River Brahmaputra, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. During the festival of Shivratri, every year, a large number of devotees visit this temple, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12:- Depart Guwahati
After breakfast, it's time to say a reluctant goodbye to the hills and mountains. You are transferred to Guwahati airport/railway station for your journey home.