Tour Package Details
Key Destinations –
Dibrugarh-Mancotta Tea Estate
Duration: 9 Nights – 10 Days
Price: On Request
Dibrugarh- Mancotta-Namphake village-Thengal-Majuli-Sangsua or Gatoonga-Kaziranga-Shillong (Rosaville)-Cherrapunjee-Guwahati
(This is a 10 day tour covering 04 heritage bungalows belonging to the colonial period in Assam tea gardens of Mancotta, Gatoonga or Sangsua,an Assamese village Jalukonibari and Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya. Moreover, there is the coverage of tourist spots around our target areas).
Day 01 – Dibrugarh-Mancotta Tea Estate:
Our tour manager will welcome you on your arrival at Dibrugarh airport. Later transfer to Mancotta Bungalow located at Mancotta Tea Estate on the outskirt of Dibrugarh. Mancotta Bungalow is a 136 year old Chang (raised platform) Bungalow.
Day 02 – Mancotta-Namphake village (90 minutes)-Mancotta:
Early morning visit the gardens & the factory. Later excursion to Namphake village. Namphake village is a small village of the Tai(Thai) Phakial tribe. They are Buddhists of the Hinayana sect.
Day 03 – Mancotta-Thengal (Jorhat) 3.30 hr:
Transfer to Thengal Mansion located at Jalukonibari village near Jorhat. This 72 year old mansion has the period furniture and decor.
Enroute we will visit Sivasagar for the wonders of Assam’s royal past belonging to the Ahoms who ruled Assam for 6 centuries before the advent of the British. The Ahoms are a Tai (Thai) group originating from the Yunan Province of China. They accepted Hinduism and created a greater Assamese society. The Ahoms successfully protected their kingdom from the invading Muslims on several occasions. The battle of Saraighat at Guwahati is the all time great win against the mighty Mughal forces sent from Delhi by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb under the command of Rajput King of Amber Raja Ram Singh who took along the deadly Rajput cavalry. This battle was fought on both land and the Brahmaputra river and it is a turning point for Assam and its history.The intelligence and military might of Ahom commander Lachit Barphukan is still a source of inspiration.
Day 04 – Thengal-Majuli-Sangsua or Gatoonga Tea Garden Bungalow:
We shall take a day long excursion to Majuli, the largest river island in the world amidst the mighty river Brahmaputra. Majuli is a cultural centre of the Vaisnavite sect of Hinduism of the great Assamese socio-religious reformer Sankardeva. We will visit some Satras (monasteries) of this sect.
From Majuli we shall transfer to either Sangsua or Gatoonga tea estates to check in at the heritage garden bungalow. Both the bungalows are 70 year old.
Day 05 – Sangsua or Gatoonga-Kaziranga(02 hr):
Half day at leisure in the garden bungalow. After lunch we shall move out of the bungalow and visit Tocklai Tea Research centre, the oldest of its kind in the world. Afterwards, we transfer ourselves to World Heritage Site Kaziranga National Park, the home of the One horned rhinos. Overnight at Wild Grass Resort/Bonhabi Resort/Aranya Lodge.
Day 06 – Kaziranga:
Full day at Kaziranga National Park. We shall start early in the morning with an elephant safari for one hour followed by jeep safari in the central range of the park. Then we come back to our hotel for lunch. Later in the afternoon we take up another jeep safari this time covering a different range, the Western range of the Park.
Day 07 – Kaziranga-Shillong (07 hr):
We shall transfer to Shillong, the former capital of Assam and the present capital of the state of Meghalaya. Enroute we shall visit the massive Barapani Lake near Shillong. On arrival we check in at Tripura Castle/Rosaville.
Day 08 – Shillong-Cherrapunjee (90 minutes) – Shillong:
We shall take up an excursion to Cherrapunjee, the wettest place on earth. At Cherrapunjee we shall visit the magnificent waterfalls-Nohkalikai & Mawsmai, the cave of Mawsmai which is one of the 100 odd limestone caves in Meghalaya. We shall also have an opportunity to have a look at the flat Bangladesh land from Cherrapunjee. On our way back to Shillong we shall visit Elephant falls & Shillong Peak near Shillong. Overnight at Tripura Castle/Rosaville.
Day 09 – Shillong-Guwahati(03 hr):
Half day at Shillong. Later after lunch transfer to Guwahati. On the way to the hotel visit Guwahati Tea Auction Centre, the largest CTC tea auction centre in the world. Overnight at hotel Dynasty or Brahmaputra Ashok.
Day 10 – Guwahati Airport:
Starting early in the morning half day at Guwahati visiting temples belonging to the medieval period and the Assam State Museum to have a glimpse of Assam’s past. We shall be back to hotel for lunch and check out. On the way to the airport to catch your afternoon flight we shall visit Assam Government Emporium if you are interested in taking some mementos from Assam’s rich handloom and handicraft products.