India Monastic Tour

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days.

Destination: Guwahati - Bomdilla - Tawang - Dirang - Nameri - Kaziranga – Guwahati .


The prime attraction for India Monastic Tour is monasteries or gompas. A number of Buddhist monasteries or gompas spread across the length and breadth of India. Guwahati is the biggest city of Assam and is gateway to the northeast India. It is located on banks of river Brahmaputra and is largest industrial, educational and commercial centre of northeast India.

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Tour Overview

Palaces Highlights
Guwahati Enjoy Brahmaputra river cruise.
Bomdilla Explore ‘Gompa’ (Buddhist Monastery).
Tawang Explore Illuminated Tawang Monastery, Old Buddhist monastery Ani Gompa and Urgelling Monastery.
Dirang Explore Waterfalls, Sela peak and Sangti valley.
Nameri Explore Nameri National Park.
Kaziranga Explore the Kaziranga National Park and enjoy game ride.

Detail itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Guwahati – Brahmaputra river cruise.

After a traditional ‘Swagat’ (Welcome)with folded hand by our representatives would assist you at the airport and to our hotel for check in. Rest of the day at your discretion to explore this gateway city to Northeast India and the riverfront of mighty Brahmaputra River. In the evening set out on a River cruise to watch the sun go down the river and see yourself why the river is locally called ‘Luit’- colour of blood. Latter return to hotel and take rest.
Overnight stay at hotel.

 

 

Day 02: Guwahti to Bomdilla – Picturesque drive, Temple of Orchids. (325 Kms. /07 hrs.drive approx).

After leisure breakfast drive through the picturesque tea gardens of Tezpur to reach Bhalukpung on the foothills of Eastern Himalayas. After entry formalities and lunch we enter Arunachal, bounty of unending natural beauty. Driving for 20 minutes through curly roads overlooking the dancing ‘Bhoroli’ river you arrive at Tipi, where lies the Orchidarium, a glass house having 7500 orchids. Latter drive to continue  to Bomdila. On arrival check in to the hotel and take rest.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 03: Bomdilla   – Tawang-  Buddhist Monasteries, Tribal village, Sela pass.  ( 245 Kms./06 hrs drive approx).

Early morning, we will visit the upper and the lower ‘Gompa’ (Buddhist Monastery) at Bomdilla. After a leisurely breakfast we will depart for Tawang .the blessed land of Monpa’s. Drive through centuries old Dirang Basti a ‘Dirang Monpa’ tribal village, still retaining its old stone made houses and its colourful inhabitants with warmth in their hearts, Dirang town overlooking the fast flowing Dirang river, Sela pass (13703ft) and Jaswant-Garh Chino-Indian war memorial. On arrival check in to the hotel and take small rest.  In the night you can see illuminated Tawang Monastery.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04: Tawang: Monasteries, Nunneries, Tribal culture.

After leisure breakfast, you will  visit 350years old Buddhist monastery, locally known as Gompa, which seemed to be suspended from heaven in an equally ethereal space. Also visit the nunneries locally called Ani Gompa and Urgelling Monastery, 460 years old Monastery established by lama Urghen Sangpo Bhumthang. It is also the birthplace of His holiness 6th Dalai Lama. In the evening enjoy ethnic Monpa tribal dances and dances by Lamas. After sightseeing return to hotel and take rest.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 05: Tawang – Monastery, Monpa Village.

Early in the morning ,you will drive to a Monpa tribal village and meet the peoples. Explore the village and its peoples. Return to Tawang for some cultural activity. Stay overnight at Tawang

 

 

Day 06: Tawang – Dirang:  Waterfalls, Sela peak, Scenic beauty. ( 194Kms./06 hrs. drive approx).

Early morning drive to Jang to encounter the waterfalls, one of the breathtaking sights. Move onto Bomdilla(150km), another heart pulling place with scenic beauty, en-route stopping at Sela Top (13000 ft). Check into hotel for overnight stay.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

 

Day 07: Dirang: Trek, Scenic beauty.

After leisure breakfast ,you will explore the beauty of the Sangti valley and trek through the ‘Dirang Monpa’ Tribal village to where rare Black Necked Cranes come for wintering.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

 

Day 08: Dirang   – Nameri National Park, Elephants, Wild life ( 209Kms./05 hrs. drive approx).

Early in the morning drive for the Nameri National Park(209km), the last house of White winged Wood Duck along with many other rare species. Spent whole day on an elephant ride. Accommodation will be in the thatched hut in the Eco Camp adjacent to the Nameri National Park. The Eco Camp itself offers a golden opportunity to live with the nature. Balance day free for leisure.
Overnight stay at Camp.

Day 09: Kaziranga: Agnigarh, Rhino, Kaziranga National Park.  ( 158Kms./04 hrs. drive approx).

After a leisurely breakfast at Eco camp drive to Kaziranga National park(158km), home of famous One horned rhinos. Enroute visit Tezpur, gateway town to Arunachal on the banks of Brahmaputra, home to some ancient mythological sites. On arrival check in to resort or tourist lodge.

Overnight at resort or tourist lodge.

 

Day 10: Kaziranga: Kaziranga, Elephant Safari, Rhino.

Early morning explore central area of Kaziranga National park on an elephant safari. After lunch again take jeep safari to the central area of the park. Rest of the day at leisure to explore nature. Overnight at tourist Lodge.

Overnight at resort or tourist lodge.

 

Day 11: Kaziranga: Kaziranga, Jeep Safari, Rhino, Tea Estate.

Visit a tribal village and Tea Estate after breakfast followed by jeep safari in the eastern range of park with packed lunch. Spent the day exploring Mother Nature. Overnight at tourist Lodge.

Overnight at resort or tourist lodge.

 

Day 12: Kaziranga  – Guwahati depart for home.  

After leisure breakfast drive Guwahti . On arrival direct transfer to airport board the flight for onward journey with happy memories.

 

Notes:- Restricted Area Permit is required to visit state of Arunachal Pradesh where lies Bomdilla and Tawang. Foreigners one time entry fee being USD 50 for one time entry. We can get it done on behalf of the client with a prior notice of at least a month with filled in documents.

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