The Land of Rising Sun – Arunachal Pradesh
The widely scattered archaeological remains at different places in Arunachal bears testimony to its rich cultural heritage. Arunachal Pradesh, a serene land tucked into the North Eastern tip of India, invites you to relax in its picturesque hills and valleys, enjoy its salubrious climate and meet its simple and hospitable people, with their glorious heritage of arts and crafts and colorful festivals that reflect their ancient faith in the inexorable power of nature.
With this beautifully crafted itinerary you will be able to visit some of the ancient tribes of the states.Less
Arrival in Guwahati. Transfer to hotel. In case of early arrival visit of Kamakhya Temple in the afternoon. Overnight hotel.
Drive through the Brahmaputra Valley to Nameri National Park. Choice of angling, a boat ride, bird watching or relaxing. Overnight in Nameri Eco Camp
Today we will enter Arunachal Pradesh and drive to Dirang. Enroute you will visit Tipi Orchidarium, Asia´s largest orchidarium with over 7500 orchids. In the afternoon visit Dirang, a Monpa village, with its traditional water mills and Dirang Dzong. Overnight at hotel.
In the morning you will visit the exquisite Buddhist Kalachakra Monastery. After that drive to Tawang. To get there we will have to cross the 4150 metres high Se-la Pass, which was once the battlefield where the Indian and Chinese armies fought against each other. In the afternoon visit a Buddhist nunnery, the Gyangong Ani Gompa close to Tawang town. Overnight hotel in Tawang.
Explore the 350 year old Tawang Monastery and take part in the early morning puja. Tawang Monastery is the largest Tibetan style monastery in India and the second largest in Asia. It is inhabited by monks who belong to the Gelupa Sect of the Mahayana School of Buddhism. In the afternoon visit the Urgelling Monastery that was built in the 15th century. It is the birthplace of the Sixth Dalai Lama. Overnight at hotel.
Drive back over the Se-la pass via Dirang to Bomdila. Enroute stop at villages and take photos of a fantastic waterfall. Overnight hotel in Bomdila.
In the morning visit Rabgyaling Gontse Gompa, Upper Gompa and Thupchob Gatseling Gompa. After that we will leave the mountains and come to the plains of Assam when we drive to Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. Vist Itanagar museum, market and tribal Nyishi village. Overnight at hotel.
Next morning drive to Ziro. Ziro is located on the Apatani Plateau (1500 m). You will learn to know the unique Apatani culture that is different from all the other tribes in Arunachal or elsewhere. When walking through the streets of the villages you will see the rows of terraced houses and entering the houses as a welcome guest you will learn to know the people. Especially the face tattoos and the big nose plugs of the women will immediately catch your eye. Overnight at hotel in Ziro.
Drive from Ziro to Daporijo. On the way we will make stops to visit some Hill Miri villages. For some villages we will have to cross old bamboo suspension bridges. Overnight in Daporijo or Daporizo.
In the morning visit local market in Daporijo. Later drive to Along. On the way we will visit several interesting Gallong villages. Overnight in Along.
Cross the mighty Brahmaputra by ferry to reach the road to Dibrugarh in Assam. Here our interesting tour will end. Overnight at hotel.
Transfer to airport for departure. we will say good bye to you from beautiful natural state of India to capital. From Delhi airport you can continue your journey to your homeland.