North East Calling
Duration :10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination :india
Interested :Best of India Tours
Tour Months :May

Here begins your tour

Day 1:Delhi – Guwahati
Morning fly to Guwahati. On arrival you will be met by Live India representative and transferred to hotel. Guwahati, the gateway to North East India, today is popularly known as the gateway to the north-east of India. It is in fact the largest industrial and commercial city of Assam. Guwahati is a city which has depth and beauty that goes beyond its commercial and industrial tag. On arrival, check into hotel. Evening enjoy boat cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra and visit The temple of Umananda is located on the Peacock Island (as named by some poetic British Administrator) in the middle of the river Brahmaputra. Guwahati is a city of prime importance in Assam. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 2:Guwahati
Morning drive to Sualkuchi village (32 kms / Approx an hour’s drive) on the northern bank of the river Brahmaputra, which is the renowned silk-weaving centre. Often known as the Manchester of the East, it is one of world's largest weaving villages. Sualkuchi is famed for its 'muga' silk, i.e the natural golden silk (not dyed) of Assam which is not produced anywhere else in the world. Other varieties like 'Endi' or 'tassar' and pat silks are also woven here. Visit the local markets of Sualkuchi and you can shop some really best stuff for yourself. While returning en-route visit “Kamakhya Devi Temple”, situated on Nilachal Hill, eight km west of the city. This temple honour the Mother Goddess Kamakhya, the essence of female energy. It is one of the 108 Shakti Peethas of Goddess Durga. Legend has it that Kamakhya came into existence when Lord Shiva was carrying the corpse of his wife Sati, and her "yoni" (female genitalia) fell to the ground at the spot where the temple now stands. The temple is a natural cave with a spring.    Post lunch visit the state museum it is extremely popular due to its amazing anthology of antiques right back to the pre historic times.  Pay a visit to Navagrah Temple “temple of nine planets”. Evening visit the Shankardev Kalakshetra – a grand exposition of the life and culture of the people of Assam. Overnight at hotel. Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 3:Guwahati – Kaziranga (220 kms / Approx 5 hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to Kaziranga National Park. Arrive by lunch time and check into Hotel Landmark Woods. After lunch, enjoy the jeep safari in Kaziranga National Park - is a World Heritage Site, where more than 75% of the world’s total population of the great Indian one horned Rhinoceros can be found. It lies on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River and is one of the oldest parks of Assam. Besides rhinos, the Asiatic Water Buffalo numbering over 1200, elephants over 1000, tigers more than 81, Swamp deer, Barking deer and Hog deer can be seen. About 400 species of birds are found in the Park. Overnight in hotel. Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 4:Kaziranga
Morning and afternoon jeep safari into Kaziranga National Park. Hotel (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)

Day 5:Kaziranga – Majuli
Early morning go for an elephant safari. Post breakfast drive to Neematighat at Jorhat for ferry crossing to Majuli - the biggest River Island in the world and seat of Baishnavite monasteries. In the evening enjoy the cultural display by the artists. Overnight at the monastery guest house. Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 6:Majuli – Jorhat
Majuli, the biggest river island, laps Kamalabari Satra and Auniati Satra, centers of Vaishnavite culture. Early morning visit to these satras and admire the close proximity of nature that thrills. Afternoon, return to the mainland (Approx 2 hrs). Overnight at Hotel Paradise or similar at Jorhat. Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 7:Jorhat – Dibrugarh (120 kms / Approx 3 hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to Dibrugarh. Enroute visit Sivsagar to see the monuments and temple of medieval period of Assam. Sivsagar 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. Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 8:Dibrugarh
After breakfast go for a Tea Tour. Then drive on to Nam Phake village (60kms/2hrs). Visit the monastry. Afternoon, return to Dibrugarh. Enroute visit the Bells Temple time permitting. Overnight at the hotel. Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 9:Dibrugarh – Kolkata (By flight S2 366: 0900 / 1025 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to the airport to board flight for Kolkata. On arrival, met & transferred to hotel. Afternoon, enjoy an interesting tour of Kolkata. Visit Kali Temple, Kalighat is the actual temple from which Kalikata takes its name. The Jorasanko Tagore house, a centre for Indian dance, drama, music and other arts and this is the birthplace of Rabindranath Tagore, India's greatest poet, and his final resting place. The Botanical Gardens on the west bank of the Hoogly river, stretch forever 1 km along the river and occupy 109 hectares The main attraction of the garden is the 200 year old Banyan Tree, claimed to have the second largest canopy in the world. It is the world's largest, having a circumference of 330m. Howrah Bridge It is one of three bridges on the river Hooghly and is the most famous symbol of not only Kolkata but also West Bengal. Also visit the Mother Teresa’s Ashram. Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 10:Kolkata
Day free to explore the city on your own. Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 11:Kolkata – Delhi- International airport (By flight : 1450 / 1710 hrs)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon fly to Delhi and take connecting flight back home

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