The North-Eastern region is enchantingly beautiful with sprawling mountain ranges, green pastures and the ambience of serenity will truly give you the opportunity to enjoy the nature’s cradle. Guwahati, the capital of Assam is the gateway to North East India, a wonderful mix of delights. Snugly fitted up above in the high altitudes of West Kameng district, the small town called Bomdila see wide stretch of apple orchards and good number of Buddhist Gompas. It is also a mini paradise for adrenaline junkies, nature lovers, and Buddhist pilgrims alike. Tawang will mesmerize everyone as its natural beauty wrapped in the scent of spirituality. The largest Buddhist monastery in India, the Galden Namgey Lhatse houses more than 65 buildings built over centuries. A jeep Safari Kaziranga National Park is a wonderful way to experience the wild up close, including the rare one-horned rhinoceros. One of the most obvious things to do in Meghalaya is to chase waterfalls. Take a breathtaking experience by admiring these misty wonders of Elephant Falls, Naukalikai Falls and Seven Sister Falls.
Arrive at Guwahti Airport. A four hour drive from Guwhati will take you to the historical city of Tezpur. The beautiful town is located on the north bank of the mighty river Brahmaputra and is well connected by road with different parts of Assam. The Town also serve as the major commercial and administrative Centre of North Assam.
Tezpur – Bomdila
Beautifully placed amongst the lofty ranges of the eastern Himalayas, the small town of Bomdila is full of scenic environs and amazing Buddhist monasteries and special apple orchids. Bomdila throws some exceptional views of the Nechipu Pass, the West Kameng Valley, and the majestic mountains in the distance. The Town has good number of trekking trails, which offers everything an adventure seeker could ask for. Right across from the Lower Gompa is the Crafts Centre, showcasing local handicrafts such as traditional masks and thangkas, and it is one of the few places for souvenirs. Bomdila is a Wildlife and Bird watching paradise. "Eaglenest Sanctuary near Bomdilla is a prime bird watching site with 250 varieties of Butterflies and 300 species of birds
Bomdila – Tawang
Proceed to Tawang. There are few places on the earth whose picturesque beauty can’t be described in words. Surrounded by Tibet in the North East, Bhutan in South West and West Kameng district in the south East, Tawanag is quintessentially spiritual and special; offering serenity, scenic beauty and peaceful sights.
Tawang seats the incredible 400-year-old Tawang monastery, also known as Galden Namgyal Lhatse, the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama. This fortified complex is well known for housing several lamas and also for housing the beautiful, imposing 8.3 mtr high Golden Buddha in a three storeyed assembly hall (Dukung). The building also has a library, a treasure trove of valuable sculptures, old books and manuscripts, both handwritten and printed. The establishment of the Lama incarnate-Rinpoche housed in this library is other thing to see here. Visit Urgelling Monastery, situated 5 km to the south of town. Later head out to visit the Monpa Village or the Madhuri Lake, famed by film Koyla (optional). The people of Monpa community are very artistic and their Thangka painting, carpets are must buys.
Tawang – Bhalukpong
Proceed to Bhalukpong, known for its awe-inspiring sites and tranquil ambience, which can cast a spell on any distressed soul. Home to virgin forests, bubbling brooks and gurgling Kameng River, Bhalukpong provides great scope for gluts hiking, trekking, fishing, angling, camping and leisurely picnics.
Bhalukpong – Kaziranga
A World Heritage Site, Kaziranga is one of the richest, most picturesque wildlife habitats of southern Asia. In the heart of Assam, this park is one of the last areas in eastern India undisturbed by a human presence. It is inhabited by the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds. The drive takes you past Assam's great ea estates. Surrounded by unending miles of lush tea plantations, you will be awarded with soothing views of widely spread tea gardens and visuals of tribal ladies plucking some fresh tea leaves. Engulf yourself in the natural surroundings of the Kaziranga. On arrival enjoy afternoon enjoy the exclusive Jeep safari in the western (Bagori) range of Kaziranga by open Jeep in search of one-horned rhinos, tigers, elephants, jackal, languor, monkeys and the different species of deer as well as numerous domestic and migratory bird species.
Kaziranga – Shillong
Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot, the Kaziranga Park combines high species diversity and visibility. Elephant ride at Kaziranga National Park is the best way to behold the vigour and charisma of the enchanting wildlife of the park. Explore the wide varieties of wildlife in the Park. The elephant ride is best enjoyed in the early hours of dawn. Here you get an opportunity to see herds of Indian Elephants, One-horned Rhinoceros and many other wild animals from a very close distance. Later proceed to Shillong. Arrive in Shillong in the evening.
Shillong – Cherrapujee – Shillong
The Don Bosco Museum in Shillong provides a glimpse of the rich and multi-cultural lifestyles of the indigenous peoples of North East India. The construction is of the Museum is in the shape of honeycomb, housing well-laid out galleries of the international standard containing fibre glass figures, paintings, artefacts, music instruments, costumes, ornaments and a lot more. Shillong is dotted with several magnificent waterfalls across the city. A tremendous gush of water, falling from a height makes the spectacular sight of Elephant Waterfall. Later proceed to see the visit Naukalikai Falls - the tallest plunge waterfall in India. High on beauty quotient, the Seven Sister Waterfall is one such richly rewarding site to behold. During good season one can seven different falls side-by-side cascading the cliff, which gives the waterfall its name. One can view the falls from the Eco Park which has been constructed on the plateau on top of the falls. End the day by visiting the Ramakrishna Mission, an iconic landmark overlooking the hills of Cherrapunjee, started in 1924 by Swami Vivekananda.
Shillong – Guwahati
Proceed to Shillong. On arrival visit to the famed Kamakhya Temple. Kamakhya Temple is a very powerful seat of Shakti worship, a rare Shaktipeetha of India. It's believed that the inner temple or the ‘Garvagriha‘represents the womb or Shakti of the Hindu Deity. There's actually not an idol representing Kamakhya here, only a Yoni or the vagina of the Goddess that is worshipped. Umananda Island is one such marvel that has still managed to remain hidden from the maddening crowd. It is in fact the smallest inhabited river island in the world. A 10-min ferry ride from the banks of River Brahmaputra will take you to this wonder Island. At the centre of it stands the revered Umananda Temple, where the presiding deity is of Lord Shiva. Legend has it that Lord Shiva lived here much to the ananda or joy of his consort Uma, another name for Parvati, hence the name ‘Umananda’. One can even find the endangered species of golden langurs in this region.
Departure from Guwahati
Proceed to the given railway station /airport for your onward journey.