Majuli Island, Assam

Majuli is the largest Island on River Brahmaputra and is also known to be a treasure of cultural heritage of the region. Majuli comprises of various tribes and some of its major attractions are, the rare migratory birds, traditional handicrafts, pottery, the Mask craft, ethnic culture and colourful festivals.

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Suggested Itinerary:-

DAY 1: Delhi/ Kolkata- Guwahati. Fly in to Guwahati from either Delhi or Kolkata. Check in to a hotel. Evening dinner at local traditional restaurant. Overnight stay.

DAY 2: Guwahati- Kaziranga. After an early breakfast, visit Kamakhya Temple and leave for Kaziranga (230kms/ 5hours drive). Enjoy a traditional dance in the evening. Overnight stay.

Kaziranga was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 for its unique natural environment. Covering an area of 430 sq kms., Kaziranga is inhabited by the world’s largest population of one horned rhinoceros, as well as many mamals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears and thousands of birds.

DAY 3: Kaziranga. Enjoy elephant rides and jeep safari until lunch time. After lunch visit the local village to explore around.

DAY 4: Kaziranga Jorhat (100kms/ 3 hours drive). After breakfast, drive to Jorhat. En-route, visit an organic farm and enjoy a scrumptious local meal for lunch with the owners of the farm who are native to the place. Thereafter,  you continue the drive to Jorhat. Visit the Tocklai Tea Research Centre  once you reach Jorhat. Enjoy some good Assam tea and later on in the evening check-in to a Tea Bungalow in Jorhat. Overnight Stay.

Jorhat is often referred to as the Cultural Capital of Assam. The city of Jorhat was the last capital of the Ahom Dynasty. Earlier the capital of the dynasty was situated at Sibsagar. Apart from the various commercial establishments, institutions and monasteries, Jorhat is also famous for its tea industry. The nerve center of the tea industry in Assam, Tocklai Research Association (TRA) is situated here.

DAY 5: Jorhat- Majuli. Today after breakfast we drive to the bank of River Brahmaputra, Nimatighat ( 24 kms from Jorhat ), and cross the river with country made motor boat which takes around 1 ½ hrs, reach the other side and reach Majuli, today you can explore the Vaishnavaites Monasteries( Satras) , visit Samuguri Satra, Garmur Satra and Mishing Tribal village. Overnight in Majuli in basic accommodation.

DAY 6: Majuli. Today explore more of Majuli village Mishing Tribal villages and Deori village. Overnight in Majuli.

DAY 7: Majuli- Dibrugarh. Today after breakfast cross the river Brahmaputra and then we proceed toward Dibrugarh (135 kms / 04 hrs). Enroute sightseeing at Sibsagar. Lunch at Sibsagar proceed to Dibrugarh and overnight stay in Heritage Tea Bungalow.

Sivasagar was once the capital of the Ahom Kings. The Shans who came from Thailand through Northern Myanmar to this area in early 13th century, ruled for 600 years. The Siva Temple, built by the Ahoms, situated here is believed to be the tallest of all existing Hindu temples. The ruins of the Ahom palaces and monuments dot the landscape around this historical town. Centuries, before the arrival of the British, this part of the world was controlled by a number of tribal chieftains. In the town of Sivasagar, one can still see the remaining well preserved relics. The largest and the oldest ampi-theatre of Asia (Rang Ghar) is also another remarkable landmark in the history of Sivasagar. The Tai- Ahom Museum of Sivsagar contains some of the relics of the Ahom period like – swords, clothes, manuscripts and sundry artifacts.

DAY 8: Dibrugarh- Kolkata/Delhi (Fly out). Today after breakfast drive to Dibrugarh airport for onward destination.

 

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