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Upper Assam – Unexplored Frontier 5 Days

This short sojourn play a perfect extension to connect with Bhutan tour especially, Eastern Bhutan - the quaint Frontier and Bhutan Traverse from west to east or vice versa.

Trip Grade

Moderate

Trip AccommodationWe use standard 3* to 4* preferabally Jungle Resort and Heritage Manor See Details

Group SizeAny group size

MealsAll meals inculded.

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 TypeCultural & Wildlife Tour

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

Trip highlights

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 kms.

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 Asiastic 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.

Outline Itinerary

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.

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