North-Eastern India, isolated from the rest of the country geographically and, to some extent, culturally, also lies far removed from the tourist trail. Yet it is a fascinating region to explore, and our eight-day itinerary will guide you to the best that it has to offer – including dramatic waterfalls, a picturesque old hill station and one of India’s most renowned wildlife reserves.
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Our tour begins in Kolkata, one of India’s great cities, a booming, vibrant metropolis that also offers a visual feast of colonial architecture – with more than a few fine buildings in photogenic states of semi-collapse. On day two we take the short flight east to Guwahati, the capital of Assam, where we’ll visit a wonderfully scenic Hindu temple high above the city. Later there’s the chance to enjoy a mesmerising cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra River, the great waterway that dominates this part of India as it surges down from Tibet to the Bay of Bengal.
We’ll then drive south into the misty hills of Meghalaya, arriving in the charming hill station of Shilong for a two-night stay. Shillong and surroundings, with a refreshingly cool climate, is often referred to as the Scotland of the East, and the town was much loved by homesick Brits back in the days of the Raj. We’ll take a trip to Cherrapunjee on the second day, a place famed for having the wettest climate in the world, stopping at Nohkalikai waterfalls (cascading some 335 metres, this is the fourth-tallest waterfall in the world) and some impressive limestone caves.
The final leg of our northeastern journey takes us to Kaziranga National Park in Assam, famous for its population of one-horned rhinoceros; we will have many chances to spot these amazing creatures either on jeep safari or on a thrilling elephant ride into the park. After two nights, we’ll return to Guwahati to board our flight back to Kolkata and the end of the tour.
Please note: You can use this itinerary as a guide to fully customise this tour as per your budget and requirements. Flexible options include travel dates and duration, places, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have.
DAY 01 - Kolkata
Arrive Kolkata, late afternoon sightseeing of Kolkata
Arrive Kolkata, after traditional Swagat (welcome) our KVT’s representative will assist you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. During afternoon we visit Victoria Memorial Hall. It is one of the most fascinating landmarks of Kolkata. Built entirely of white marble, Victoria Memorial, one of India's most beautiful monuments, represents a unique combination of classical European architecture and Mughal motifs. The Victoria Memorial blends the best of the British and Mughal architecture. In evening we visit Kali Temple, It is located on the banks of the river Hooghly (Bhagirathi). The temple is on the banks of a small canal called Adi Ganga which connects to the Hooghly.
DAY 02 - Guwahati
Morning flight to Guwahati, afternoon visit Kamakhya temple, optional evening cruise
Morning we will be transferred to airport to catch the flight to Guwahati, upon arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon we visit Kamakhya temple; it is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya, one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas. During evening we can enjoy cruise on the Brahmaputra River.
DAY 03 - Shillong
Drive from Guwahati to Shillong; afternoon sightseeing of Shilliong
Morning we drive from Guwahati to Shillong (Distance: 110Km appx). Upon arrival check-in to the hotel and relax. Afternoon we visit beautiful city, Shillong. We visit the ward’s Lake, which is a refreshing pool surrounded by beautiful gardens in the heart of the city. The serene lake and the cool shades of trees around it, makes it a nice spot for sightseeing and boating. Later we visit Lady Hydari Park, well-manicured garden with a mini-zoo and playground. Late evening we visit city’s cathedral.
DAY 04 - Shillong
Excursion trip to Cherrapunji, en-route visit Elephant Falls
Today we enjoy excursion trip to Cherrapunji, visiting Nohkalikai Falls, One of the most photogenic waterfalls in India, Nohkalikai in Meghalaya one of the tallest waterfall. Visiting Mawsmai caves is mesmerizing experience in itself. Later we drive back to Shillong, en-route visit elephant falls, it is British name of what the local Khasi people once referred to as Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew since the falls actually consisted of three sections in succession.
DAY 05 - Kaziranga
Drive to Kaziranga National Park
This morning we drive from Shillong to Kaziranga National Park (Distance: 310Km appx.). Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and relax.
DAY 06 - Kaziranga
Morning elephant safari and evening jeep safari
Kaziranga national park is the oldest national park of Assam and a home to a famous and endangered one horned Rhinoceroses and other variety of wildlife species such as elephants, water buffalo and swamp deer, Indian Gray Mongoose, Leopard, Large Indian Civet, Bengal Fox, Sloth Bear, Golden Jackal and Chinese Ferret Badgers. Early morning explore the Kaziranga National park by an Elephant. Elephant will ride you through the park chasing for a unicorn rhino along with a wide range of rare species. In afternoon, we take a jeep safari to explore the more wild life in the park. Rest of the day is at leisure to explore nature.
DAY 07 - Kolkata
Drive from Kaziranga N.P. to Guwahati to catch flight to Kolkata
Early morning after breakfast we drive to Guwahati (Distance: 200Km appx). From Guwahati airport we catch flight to Kolkata. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel and relax.
DAY 08 - Kolkata
Departure transfer to the international airport
Today, you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight for your onward destination.
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