TOUR CODE: AS-023: 1 Sister # ASSAM
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TOUR CODE: AS – 023
TOUR DURATION: 6N 7D
STATES COVERED: ASSAM
DESTINATIONS ENVISAGED: Guwahati (2N) With Sualkuchi And Hajo– Day Train To Lumding (Dimahassao District) – Haflong (3N ) With Jatinga And Maibong – Day Train – Guwahati (1N) (Ex-Guwahati Package)
DAY 01: GUWAHATI ARRIVAL
Arrive Guwahati Airport ……..your gateway to the beautiful North East!!!! Our local office representative shall meet & greet you @ airport . Later visit KAMAKHYA TEMPLE - KamrupKamakhya has been the seat of the powerful tantrik cult in India. Situated atop the Nilachal Hill in Guwahati, this temple is one of the 108 Shakti Peethas of the country. Rising to a modest height of 562 feet above the mighty river Brahmaputra, the hill on which the temple stands commands a magnificent view of the entire city. STATE ZOO - Spread over an area of 130 hectares, Assam State Zoo is the only zoo in India where a natural forest still exists. It is one of the major zoos of the country and boasts of a unique diversity of animal habitat. The botanical garden located within the same vicinity is called Guwahati’s green retreat. Navagraha temple - dedicated to the nine planets in the solar system this temple was built by the ruler Rajeswar Singh in late 18th century AD. Also known as the Abodes of Surya, the Navagraha Temple or the temple of the nine celestial bodies is located in the south eastern part of Guwahati, on a hill by name Chitrachal. It is a center of astrological and astronomical research, Umananda temple - was built in 1694 A.D. by the order of King Gadadhar Singh (1681- 1696), one of the ablest and strongest rulers of the Ahom dynasty. The temple is located on the Pea cock Island (as named by some poetic British Administrator) in the middle of the river Brahmaputra, Balaji Temple - dedicated to lord Balaji, this recently built temple is an example of modern architecture. The temple was made in a south Indian architectural style and is similar to TirupatiBalaji temple of South India, In the evening enjoy a 1-hour RIVER CRUISE over the river Brahmaputra from Panbazar Jetty (Optional cost). The longest river in India, the Brahmaputra, runs through the spectacular scenery of Assam and is an ideal introduction to river cruising in India. Overnight in Guwahati. Highlight: - River cruise &Kamakhya Temple.
DAY 02: SUALKUCHI & HAJO EXCURSION
This picturesque village is situated on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra, about 32 kms from Guwahati. It is a home to a large number of cottage handloom industries for which it is also known as the "Manchester of Assam". Muga silk and Pat silk along with Eri silk and Endi cloth from this region is famous for its quality. Mekhela chadors and Gamosas made from these indigenous materials is in demand throughout Assam as well as other parts of India. Visitors can try on a traditional dress called the mekhela chador (women), churiya and thenga (men); learn of everyday life, local fishing, agricultural practices; brewing of local drinks; and of course take a tour of the silk weaving centers. It is interesting to watch the women folk engage in traditional fishing where the rod and reel is replaced by the jakoi (used to catch the fish) and khaloi (used to keep the fish). The populous waters of the village pond and beels (wetlands) supply year round fish to the rural community, which is a venerable part of the Assamese cuisine Sculptures of Lord Ganesha and Lord Vishnu, and the famous Ganesh Mandir, traditional religious institution called Namghar, and a cave at the RakshasiniPah(Island in river Brahmaputra) are other attractions. Return to hotel overnight at Guwahati
DAY 03: Day Train to LUMDING (DIMA HASSAO DISTRICT) ) – Drive to HAFLONG
The Train journey from Guwahati to Lumding Junction is one of a kind. The 179-kilometre long railway line operates under the jurisdiction of Northeast Frontier Railway zone This route is one of the greenest routes you'll find in India. Once it crosses Guwahati city, it traverses through tea plantations beautiful mist-covered gorges and the oh-so-gentle drizzle of precipitation. The route has many tunnels and the light at the end of every tunnel brings a scenery so green and so fresh, the best of Barak valley and Borail Range. A 221-km gauge railway track that was built by the British way back in the last decade of the 19th century through the most difficult Barail mountains in Assam’s DimaHasao district, and was always referred to as an engineering marvel, has become history. Post Arrival at Haflong , check in to your hotel. Overnight at Haflong. Highlight: - Train Experience on one of the oldest bridges built by the British.
DAY 04: HAFLONG LOCAL with JATINGAEXCURSION ( 9kms / 20 – 30 mins)
Later proceed to visit Haflong Lake. Haflong Lake is a beautiful lake located at the heart of the Haflong Town with Hanging Bridge overpasses, a perfect spot to hauls the best profile picture Jatinga Bird Observatorycommonly known as death valley of birds.It is famous for bird Mystery. Here the bird come from different place to commit suicide. Nobody has been able to explain now this place attract the eyes of many scientist. Haflong Town also hosts a market every Saturday where you can get a taste of the locally brewed RICE BEER! Overnight at Haflong Highlight: - Visit to JATINGA.
DAY 05: HAFLONG – MAIBONG EXCURSION( 45kms / 1.5 hrs)
Post Breakfast , leave for MAIBONG - the ruins of the former capital of the DimasaKachari kings at Maibong. The scenic drive of about 1.5hrs takes you to the historical destination surrounded by mountains and waterfalls and laden with historical relics. You can also visit the two storied, colossal temple, Ramchandi, which has inscriptions that date back to the 1750s. Overnight stay at Haflong. Highlight: - Kachari Ruins and “Stone House” with words of wisdom engraved on it at Maibong
DAY 06: HAFLONG – Day Train – GUWAHATI
Take a day train to Guwahati which takes about 3 to 4 hrs. However , being a remote area, trains do tend to get delayed. Hence, we recommend staying an additional night in Guwahati. Else, once can opt for a late evening/ night flight departure from Guwahati to avoid this stay. Overnight at Guwahati
DAY 07: DEPARTURE FROM GUWAHATI
After breakfast transfer to Guwahati airport for onward destination.