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An opportunity to see remarakable ranges of wildlife especially endangered and conserved unicorn Rhinocerous and other animal like water buffaloes, deers etc and different species of bird from close quarter.
Short walk around tea garden that produce some of the finest Assam tea in the world. And also excursion to Majuli island, one of the largest river island in the world, offers insights into well preserved age old Hindu Vaishnavite culture and traditions through thriving Satara( monastery). And surrounding wetland – home to many migratory birds
To many the word “Assam” may have unfamiliar ring to it, and to a few they generally associate with famous Assam Tea.However, Assam harbour much more into its fold than just tea, specifically upper Assam. It’s a small pocket of area in far northeast fringe of India, least explored, however it houses some amazing sights and attractions of diverse proportions in superlative form into its lap within a span of few hundred km.
This itinerary draws its inspiration from gamut of diversities packed into one. The swashbuckling ride on back of elephant and jeep safari to the Kaziranga National park that boast of 70 % of highly endangered one horn rhinoceros, some Asiatic elephants, wild buffalo and many birds and sighting of these citizen from a close quarter - pilgrimage for the wild life and birding enthusiast.
Just on the periphery of the park , there are some tea garden which produce some of the finest tea in the world.
Barely 120 kms from parks, it introduce you to the supposedly one of the largest river island in the world - Majuli. Its has preserved its age old tradition of Vaishnavite culture in form of thriving Satara (Monastery). And it also has some wetland which is home to many migratory bird.
Day 1. Drive to Kaziranga National Park Arrive in Guwahati airport. Met the Wind Horse representative and drive onward to Kaziranga (240 km) 4 hrs. Evening free for leisure. Overnight at Bogros Resorts or Similar.
Day 2. Kaziranga National Park. From the Bogros resort, it’s hardly 200 m to central entrance to the National Park. Early morning elephant ride followed by the jeep safari in the afternoon. Tribal dance in the evening.Overnight at Bogros resort or similiar.
Day 3. Kaziranga National Park. After breakfast, visit Assamese village, Craft centre and interaction with local people or Tea Garden nearby. Jeep safari, which again start from central to west western portion of the sanctuary. It traverse through the short grass area, which is the optimum habitat for Rhino and water buffalo.It is an ideal introduction to the park and its ecology as the route passes through the entire spectrum of habitat types prevalent in the area. There is a possibility of sighting elephants as well as the other mega herbivores. Overnight in Bogros or Similar.
Day 4. Excursion to Majuli Island ( 120 Kms, 3 hrs) After breakfast, drive from Kaziranga for Majuli, enroute crossing mighty Brahmaputra to reach Majuli. A few year back, it was considered as the largest river island in the world. However it has downsized due to continuous erosion by river Brahmaputra. Visit Satara ( Monastery) epitomising the Vaishnavite cultures in Assam . Missing (Tribal) fishing village, and surrounding wet and marshy land, home to many migratory bird - birding paradise. In the evening, return to periphery of Jorhat.
Overnight in Heritage Thengal Manor
Day 5: Departure Transfer to the airport in time for your flight from Jorhat.
Please note that Kaziranga National Park remains close from June to September, May & Oct is partially open. The best time to visit is from November to April.
Group SizeAny group size
MealsAll meals inculded.
Trip AccommodationWe use standard 3* to 4* preferabally Jungle Resort and Heritage Manor
RouteGawahati, Kaziranga & Jorhat
1.Gawahati to Kaziranga 240 kms (4 hours)Approx
2.Kaziranga to Jorhat to Majuli Island - 120 kms (3 Hrs) approx.
3. Fly out from Jorhat.
Trip Type Cultural Tour
Wildlife Safari/Jungle Safari and Bird Watching
Trip SeasonsThe best time to visit the region is from Oct to March weatherwise. However the Kaziranga National remain closed from June to September.And during Oct and May, it is partially open but the jeep safari and elephant ride are not guaranted during this period.
Best MonthsJanuary, February, March, April, November, December
Lean MonthsMay, October
Not RecommendJune, July, August, September
Prices & Dates
Starting from USD $ 600, however exact cost can be determined based on group size, travel date, hotel chosen and other logistic. Please contact us for price details.
Private Journey with date at your convenience. Please note from month of June to Sept is not recommended.
1. Accomodation based on Twin sharing in 3* to 4* Jungle Resort or Hertiage Manor
2. All meal included.
3.Experienced English Speaking Guide.
4.Entrance fee for jungle Activities & at Kaziranga and also ferry fee for Majuli Island Excursion.
5. All transfer on good Vehicle.
6. Two Jeep Safari at National Park & one Elephant ride.
2. Indian Visa Fee.
3. Camera/Video fee for Wild Life Tour.
4. Travel/Medical Insurance.
5. Personal expenses like Telephone calls, Laundry, Tips, Porterage.
Anand Thapa who hail from Jaigoan – one horse town that border with south west commercial hub, Phuentsholing, Bhutan. He had his schooling in Bhutan. Later he went to Darjeeling to pursue further education. With the lush green tea garden, colonial churches and looming Mt Kanchenjunga captured his imagination, this is how travelling struck him deep.
After his studies, he went to Kathmandu and to different cities in India, making a living doing odds jobs. Finally, he joined Wind Horse tours overlooking the affairs of guests relations, marketing in 2013. Meeting and interaction with guests from different walk of life have fuelled his passion to a new height and claims to be a huge influence as a learning experience.