Places of interest in Arunachal

AH-16 Wet and Wild Tawang -9 Nights / 10 Days - 2N Shillong, 2N Kaziranga, 1N Dirang, 2N Tawang, 1N Bomdila, 1N Guwahati

Day 01: GUWAHATI – SHILLONG (100 KM. / 03 hrs approx)

  • Welcome to Guwahati.
  • Meet and be assisted by our representative at the airport/Railway Station & proceed to Shillong, also called 'Scotland of the East" (100 kms 3 hrs).
  • While traveling we see the majestic Umiam Lake (Barapani) surrounded by sylvan hills and wrapped in the beauty of an assortment of green Khasi-pines and the azure blue skies.
  • On arrival at Shillong, check in at your hotel.
  • Evening you can visit the local market.
  • Overnight stay in Shillong.

Day 02: SHILLONG - CHERAPUNJEE - SHILLONG

  • Get up early today to enjoy the mesmerizing mornings of Shillong
  • After breakfast at 07:30 A.M drive to Cherrapunjee (60 kms 1½hrs), which is the wettest place in the world. It is a pleasant drive to see roaring waterfalls leaping into deep gorges, including the famed Nohsngithiang Falls. The beautiful waterfall-Nohkalikai is at Cherrapunjee.
  • You can also explore some of the caves in and around Cherrapunjee.
  • Evening return to Shillong.
  • En-route visit Elephanta falls and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views.
  • Overnight stay in Shillong.

Day 03: SHILLONG - KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK (280 KM / 7 HRS)

  • After Breakfast check out from the hotel.
  • Half day local sightseeing which includes Wards lake, Lady Hydari park and Don Bosco Museum.
  • Transfer to Kaziranga National Park, the home of the “One Horned Rhinoceros” (280 kms 7 hrs).
  • Check in at your hotel/Lodge/resort.
  • Evening free for leisure.
  • Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04: KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

  • Early morning explore Western Zone of Kaziranga National Park on back of elephant. Apart from world's endangered One-horned Rhinoceros, the Park sustains half the world's population of genetically pure Wild Water Buffaloes, over 1000 Wild elephants and perhaps the densest population of Royal Bengal Tigers anywhere. Kaziranga is also a bird watcher's paradise and home to some 500 species of birds. The Crested Serpent Eagle, Palla's Fishing Eagle, Greyheaded Fishing Eagle, Swamp Partridge, Bar-headed goose, whistling Teal, Bengal Florican, Storks, Herons and Pelicans are some of the species found here.
  • We will return to the resort for breakfast.
  • Afternoon we have arranged a jeep safari through the Central Zone of the National Park.
  • Evening return back to the hotel.
  • Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05: KAZIRANGA – DIRANG (260 KM / 7 HRS)

  • Start early in the morning for Dirang.
  • On the way visit Tippi On the banks of the river Bharali at an elevation of 190 mtrs is Tipi, an orchidarium with over 7500 orchids. On display are some of the finest species with names like the Dainty Lady's Slipper or the more formal sounding Dendrobium. Arunachal has the largest range of orchids in the country.
  • Continue your drive and do not forget to keep your cameras handy as you cross beautiful waterfalls and get some spectacular views.
  • Check in to your hotel.
  • After lunch visit the regional apple Nursery, kiwi farm, dzong (fort), hot water spring.
  • Overnight stay in Dirang.

Day 06: DIRANG – TAWANG (140 KM / 6 HRS)

  • After breakfast transfer to Tawang.
  • On the way visit war cemetery.
  • Continue with the drive till you reach Sela Pass at an altitude of 4114m / 13494 ft. It is famous for high altitude lakes & scenic beauty & is ideal for ice skating during winter.
  • Check in the hotel on arrival.
  • Overnight stay in Tawang

Day 07: TAWANG

  • After breakfast visit Tawang Monstery, Namgye Lhaste, PT Tso Lake, Gorsham Chorten, Gontse Garden, Singar Ani Gompa.
  • Evening return back to hotel.
  • Overnight stay in Tawang.

Day 08: TAWANG – BOMDILA (190 KM / 7-8 HRS)

  • After Breakfast transfer to Bomdila.
  • Check in the hotel on arrival.
  • After lunch visit Gontse Rabgyaling Monastery (Upper Gonpa), Thub-Chog Gatsel Ling Monastery (Lower Gonpa), Bomdila View Point. Bomdila offers wonderfully panoramic view of Himalayan landscapes and snow clad ranges.
  • Evening you can visit the local market.
  • Overnight stay in Bomdila.

Day 09: BOMDILA – GUWAHATI (335 KM / 9-10 HRS)

  • After Breakfast transfer to Guwahati.
  • Check in to your hotel.
  • Evening you are free for leisure.
  • Overnight stay in Guwahati.

Day 10: GUWAHATI

  • After breakfast check out from hotel.
  • Visit Kamakhya Temple and with everlasting memories transfer to Guwahati airport/railway station for onward journey.

OPTIONAL EXCURSION (EXTRA COST)

SHILLONG - MAWLLYNNONG VILLAGE – SHILLONG

  • After breakfast visit the cleanest village in India. It is situated 90 kms. from Shillong and besides the picturesque village, offers many interesting sights such as the living root bridge and another strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another rock. It is along the Indo-Bangladesh border. This cute and colorful little village is known for its cleanliness.
  • Evening we will return back to Shillong.
  • Overnight in Shillong.

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DESTINATION

CATEGORY A

CATEGORY  B

CATEGORY C

Shillong

Tripura Castle

Majestic

Silk Route

Boulevard

Lake View Inn

Kaziranga

Iora Retreat

Grassland Resort

Jupuri Ghar

Wild Grass

GL’s Kaziranga Resort

Florican / Dhanshree Resort

Bomdila

Tsepal Yangjom

Shiphiyang Phong

Doe Gu Khil Suite Room

Doe Gu Khil

Elysium

Tawang

Gayki Khang Zhang

Gayki Khang Zhang

Lebrang Guest house

Dirang

Pemaling

Pemaling

Awoo Resort

Guwahati

Kiranshree Portico

Gateway Grandeur

Agneedeep Continental

Nandan

Rialto

Ambarish Grand

NOTE: The above mentioned hotels will be confirmed as per the room availability. Otherwise we will confirm similar category hotel.


  • Rooms on twin/triple sharing basis. (Please refer to notes on hotels used below)
  • Daily Breakfast at Shillong, Kaziranga and Guwahati only.
  • Exclusive a/c vehicle at disposal for transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary. (2200 Kms blocked from Guwahati to Guwahati). (Please refer to notes on transportation below)
  • 01 Elephant safari & 01 Jeep safari in Kaziranga Jungle.
  • Inner line permit for Arunachal Pradesh
  • Service of an experienced driver for 12 Hours per day up to maximum 08:00 PM.
  • Luxury Taxes, Parking, Toll taxes, Drivers Allowance etc.
  • Please refer to Important Information about the package below.

  • Air Fare/Train fare.
  • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity. Mineral/soft/hard drinks.
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Camera fees, Guide / tour escort charges & Entrance Fees.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances, etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Service Tax, Insurance.
  • Anything which is not include in the inclusion.

  • Child Below 5 yrs complimentary
  • Child 5 -10 yrs without extra bed as mention in cost column – Child no Bed.
  • Child above 05 years with an extra bed sharing room will be considered as 1 Guest.

NOTE: Above are suggested itineraries. The right is reserved to cancel or alter any itineraries as circumstances may require. Neither Assam Holidays or the participating suppliers/ hotels should be held responsible for any unforeseen conditions like road block, strike/riots, illness, accidents, ‘bandhs’ etc.

NOTES ON HOTELS USED IN OUR PACKAGES:

Based on the feedback received from our guests over the last 3 years we provide you with hotels with maximum guest satisfaction and best value for money. There are no 5 star properties in the region and very few with any star ratings at all.

In the Assam and Meghalaya sector our categories are based on:

  • CATEGORY A: 4 star equivalent with average room tariffs of 4500+ per room per night.
  • CATEGORY B: 3 star equivalent with average room tariffs of 3000+ per room per night.
  • CATEGORY C: 1 to 2 star equivalent with average room tariffs of 1500+ per room per night.

Important notes on hotels in Assam & Meghalaya.

All the hotels have different categories of room viz. Standard, Superior, Deluxe, Suite etc.

Our packages include rooms of the base category or the first category of room from below at all given hotels. However the guest can upgrade the rooms by paying the difference in room tariff.

  • For 1 Guest travelling we provide 1 room on single occupancy.
  • For 2 Guests travelling together we provide 1 room on double occupancy.
  • For 3 Guests travelling together we provide 1 room on triple occupancy.
  • For 4 Guests travelling together we provide 2 rooms on double occupancy.
  • For 5 Guests travelling together we provide 1 room on double and 1 on triple occupancy.
  • For 6 Guests travelling together we provide 3 rooms on double occupancy.

In the Arunachal Pradesh sector our categories are based on:

  • CATEGORY A: Best available hotels with higher category of rooms.
  • CATEGORY B: Best available hotels with base category of rooms.
  • CATEGORY C: Basic clean hotels with very basic amenities.

Important notes on hotels in Arunachal Pradesh and other remote areas.

  • Most of the hotels are not quite constructed in a hotel manner and are houses converted to hotels.
  • The best hotels may also have the most basic amenities.
  • Extra Beds are not provided in any hotel instead Mattress and Roll Over’s are provided for extra person in a room.
  • There are no lifts in any of the hotels. The guests may have to climb 3 floors to reach their room.
  • The hotels do not have electricity backups. In case of power failure one has to adjust with candle lights.
  • Water scarcity prevails in almost in all hotels. Mostly the guests get buckets of Hot & Cold water on fixed basis.
  • The staffs of the hotels are not professionally trained in hospitality so please expect very basic services from them.
  • Fooding is not a problem in the entire region. You can get fresh home style cooked food almost in all the hotels by the local people and not professional Chefs.
  • In case of extreme cold weather room heaters can be taken from the hotel on direct payment.

NOTES ON TRANSPORTATION USED IN OUR PACKAGES:

Vehicles used in our packages:

Category of Package

1 – 6 Guests

Category C

A/C Innova / Scorpio / Xylo

Category B

A/C Innova / Scorpio / Xylo

Category A

A/C Innova / Scorpio / Xylo

 

  • Vehicles used are exclusively at the disposal of the guest for the entire tour for 12 Hours every day.
  • There is no change in the vehicle during the entire tour.
  • Our drivers are very well trained with the entire region and would ensure that they take the guest to all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Maximum guests allowed in Innova / Scorpio / Xylo is 6 including children above 4 years. If the no of guest is more than 6 then they will have to take 1 more vehicle at an extra cost.
  • If there are 5 or more guests then they are advised to travel with very minimum baggage In case if the no of  baggage is more than normal then the guest will have to take 1 more vehicle at an extra cost.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PACKAGE:

  • We allot exclusive tour coordinator for the entire tour. The Guest may contact him / her over phone at any time in case of any emergency, changes in itinerary or any inconvenience which may have happened on account of hotels or transportation.
  • In case the guest requires a tour guide please let us know in advance. The same can be arranged at an extra cost.
  • The package can be extended on Pro-Rata basis.
  • All our packages are inclusive of Breakfast except for places in Arunachal Pradesh. In case the Guest wishes to include other meals in the package then please refer to meals in the cost sheet.
  • There will be no refund for any unutilized services..

For Guests travelling to Kaziranga National Park:

  • Kaziranga National Park has 4 different ranges for safari. They are the Central or the Kohora range, Western or the Bagori range, Eastern or the Agratoli range and the Burapahar or Ghorakati range.
  • We provide 1 Elephant Safari and 1 Jeep Safari in all our packages. However if the guest wishes to explore the other ranges also then the same can be arranged at an extra cost.
  • Timings for Elephant Safari are mornings 5.15 AM to 6.15 AM and 6.15 AM to 7.15 AM. Afternoon 3 PM to 4 PM
  • Timings for Jeep Safari are mornings 7.30 AM to 9.30 AM. Afternoon 2 PM to 4 PM and 3 PM to 5 PM.

For Guests travelling to Arunachal Pradesh:

  • Guests travelling to Arunachal are advised to carry light woolen clothes during summers and heavy woolen clothes during winters
  • Indian Nationals travelling to Arunachal require Inner Line Permit. We need 2 copies of passport size photographs and 1 photo identity proof to process the same.
  • Foreign Nationals travelling to Arunachal require Restricted Area Permit. We require 2 copies of passport size photographs, copy of passport and copy of valid visa to process the same.
  • The highest point while travelling in the Tawang sector is 13700 ft above sea level which is the Sela Pass.
  • Road widening work is in progress from Bhalukpong to Tawang as a result of which the roads are in a bad condition
 

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