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Upper Assam – Unexplored Frontier

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.

5

Days

CULTURE

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 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.

Itinerary -in-Brief

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 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

Prices & Dates

Price on Request.
Private Journey with date at your convienence. However please note from month of
June to Sept is not recommended.

Included

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.

Not included

1. Airfare
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.

Accommodations


Hotels in Kohora

Trip Guide/Leader


  • Anand Thapa

    Anand Thapa

Reviews / Testimonials

  • Nhut Tran
    California, USA
    Jan 1970
    Upper Assam & Eastern Bhutan ( Upper Assam & Eastern Bhutan)
    5 " " As world travelers, my wife and I have taken several organized l tours around the world. Most of them are with a big group of people. The itinerary is usually packed with touristy spots. However, with Wind Horse, it is totally a different level of traveling. It was the experience and culture learning

    Upper Assam & Eastern Bhutan As world travelers, my wife and I have taken several organized l tours around the world. Most of them are with

  • Linh Duong Auberger
    Paris, France
    Jan 1970
    Upper Assam Tour & Eastern Bhutan Tour ( Upper Assam Tour & Eastern Bhutan Tour)
    5 " " Hello Anand, Thank you for your email, I received it with pleasure :-) The most memorial moment in Assam for me is the magnificent early morning of elephant ride, getting close to the animals under the fogging sunrise . The landscape of Assam looks like Asian countries with the tea plantations and

    Upper Assam Tour & Eastern Bhutan Tour Hello Anand, Thank you for your email, I received it with pleasure :-) The most memorial moment in Assam for me is

  • Trang Chhu
    California, USA
    Jan 1970
    Upper Assam – Unexplored Frontier ( Upper Assam – Unexplored Frontier)
    5 " " In my recent Eastern Bhutan tour with WindHorse Tours (the 2nd time with WindHorse), since I had to enter Eastern Bhutan by land through Guwahati, I decided to spend a little time visiting Assam after googling Majuli island and Kaziranga National Park. I was so excited seeing pictures of Majuli

    Upper Assam – Unexplored Frontier In my recent Eastern Bhutan tour with WindHorse Tours (the 2nd time with WindHorse), since I had to enter Eastern