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The North - Eastern Hills

A 17 Nights / 18 Days tour of India. Travel to the cities of Guwahati, Kaziranga, Kohima, Jorhat, Shillong, Bagdogra, Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kalimpong. A Himalayan trip to India.

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17 Nights / 18 Days on A. P.
Basic Itinerary: Delhi / Guwahati (Assam) – Kaziranga – Kohima (Nagaland) –Jorhat (Assam)
 Shillong (Meghalaya) – Guwahati (Assam) – Bagdogra (West Bengal) – Darjeeling –
  Gangtok (Sikkim) – Kalimpong (West Bengal) – Bagdogra / Delhi
DAY 01:                       ARRIVE DELHI                                                       International Flight
Welcome to India !!!                       
Upon arrival at Delhi Airport you will be met with our Representative & Private transfer from Airport to Hotel. Check in at the hotel. The Rooms have been blocked from 1200 Noon hrs for Immediate Occupancy. Overnight.     
DAY 02:                        DELHI
After Breakfast meeting with your Guide {Department of Tourism approved} at the lobby of the Hotel. Visit Old and New parts of Delhi - each with its specific charm and glory - makes a very interesting city for its sustenance to medieval and modern cultures at the same time and space. In the first half you will visit Old Delhi - including Jama Masjid (Mosque), Gandhi’s Cremation Site and a Rikshaw ride to Red Fort followed by the visit of Humanyun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and a drive past the government buildings in Delhi. Return to hotel. Overnight
DAY 03:                        DELHI / GUWAHATI – KAZIRANGA                           Flight AM Hrs & 218 Kms/ 06 Hrs  
Early morning: Breakfast in hotel. Thereafter, transfer to airport to connect flight to Guwahati at 07h15. 09h30: On arrival, meet with our representative & thereafter, leave by surface to KAZIRANGA. Evening: On arrival, installation in Hotel. Overnight.
DAY 04:                        KAZIRANGA
Early morning: Transfer by jeep(s) upto elephant-point to visit the park on elephant-back – appx 02 hours.
Return to Lodge for breakfast. Thereafter, undertake jeep-safari into the park to watch wildlife – appx 03-04 hours. Lunch in Lodge. PM: At leisure for independent activities. Overnight.
DAY 05:                        KAZIRANGA – KOHIMA                                                          223 Kms / 06 Hrs
Breakfast in Lodge. AM: Leave by surface to KOHIMA. (Carry packed lunch from the hotel) Late PM: On arrival, installation in hotel and overnight.
DAY 06:                        KOHIMA
Breakfast in hotel. AM: Excursion to Phek (32km – a small town inhabited by Sema & Aou tribes, and beautifully surrounded by hills). Lunch at hotel. PM: Sightseeing tour of Kohima city, visiting World War II Cemetery, Nagaland State Museum, Bara Basti and market. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
World War II Cemetery – is in a beautiful setting, with well maintained lawns where rose bushes bloom in season. Two tall crosses stand out at the lowest and highest points. The stone markers each have a polished bronze plaque commemorating the men who fell here. The flowering cherry tree which was used by Japanese soldiers as a sniper’s post was destroyed and what you see is what grew from the old stump, marking the limit of the enemy advance. The upper cross carries the following inscription: ‘Here, around the tennis court of the Dy Commissioner lie men who fought in the battle of Kohima in which they and their comrades finally halted the invasion of India by the forces of Japan in Apr 1944’. At the base of the lower cross are 4 lines:
When you go home
Tell them of us and say
For your tomorrow
We gave our today.
DAY 07:                        KOHIMA – JORHAT                                                                216 Kms / 06 Hrs
Breakfast in hotel. AM: Leave by surface to Jorhat. (Carry packed lunch from the hotel.) Late PM: On arrival, installation in hotel and overnight.
DAY 08:                        JORHAT
Breakfast in hotel. Thereafter, full-day excursion to Majuli Island. (Drive 13km north to Neamati Ghat. Undertake 01 hour motor-boat ride to Majuli. Drive 08km to the island’s capital, Garamur. And return the same way.) (Carry packed lunch from the hotel.) Return back & overnight in hotel.
DAY 09:                        JORHAT – SHILLONG                                                          331 Kms / 07 ½ Hrs
Breakfast in hotel. AM: Leave by surface to SHILLONG. (Carry packed lunch from the hotel.) Toward evening: On arrival, installation at hotel. overnight.
DAY 10:                        SHILLONG
Breakfast in hotel. AM: Sightseeing tour of Shillong city, visiting the Ward Lake, Botanical Garden & State Museum, including the Butterfly Museum. PM: Excursion to Shillong Peak (10km),followed by visit of the Polo Ground. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 11:                        SHILLONG
Breakfast in hotel. Thereafter, full-day excursion to Cherrapunji (58km south) & Nohkalikai Falls (5km away from Cherrapunji). (Carry packed lunch from the hotel.) return & overnight.
DAY 12:                        SHILLONG – GUWAHATI                                                           100 Kms / 03 Hrs
Breakfast in hotel. AM: Leave by surface to Guwahati. On arrival, installation at hotel. PM: Excursion to Sualkuchi (32km) by motor-boat (01 hr-15 mnts), and by road. Return Back & overnight.
DAY 13:                        GUWAHATI / BAGDOGRA – DARJEELING                                           Flight PM Hrs
Early breakfast in hotel. AM: Sightseeing tour of Guwahati city, visiting Kamakhya temple (8km southwest), Assam State Museum & Janardhan temple. After early lunch in hotel, transfer to airport to connect flight to Bagdogra. Upon arrival, leave by surface to DARJEELING (90km/ 03-n-half hrs). Eve: On arrival, installation in hotel and overnight.
DAY 14:                        DARJEELING
Very early morning: Visit to the Tiger Hill (2590m) to view the sunrise on Kanchendzonga (8598m), and on the return, visit the Ghoom Monastery (2550m). PM: Sightseeing tour of Darjeeling city, visiting the Bhutiya Basty Gompa, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute & Tibetan Refugee Centre. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 15:                        DARJEELING – GANGTOK                                                       119 Kms / 05 Hrs
After leisurely breakfast in hotel. leave by surface to Gangtok (1547m). (Carry packed lunch from hotel.) Late PM: On arrival, installation in hotel and overnight in hotel.
DAY 16:                        GANGTOK
Early breakfast in hotel. AM: Excursion to Phodong & Labrang gompas. PM: Sightseeing tour of Gangtok city, visiting the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Orchid Sanctuaries & Do-drul Chorten. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 17:                        GANGTOK – Rumtek – KALIMPONG                                            80 Kms / 03 Hrs
Breakfast in hotel. AM: Leave by surface to Kalimpong (1250m). En route visit the Rumtek Monastery (1550m). PM: On arrival, installation in hotel. Rest of the day, walk around the town. Overnight.
DAY 18:                        KALIMPONG – BAGDOGRA / DELHI                     138 Kms / 04 ½ Hrs & PM Hrs Flight 
Early AM: Breakfast in hotel. Thereafter, leave by surface to Bagdogra airport to connect flight to DELHI. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Rest of the day, at leisure for independent activities at Delhi. After Farewell dinner at Ethnic Indian Restaurant transfer to international airport to connect flight to onward destination.
Important: Please note that in order to visit Nagaland and Sikkim, foreigners need to apply for ‘Restricted Area Permits’ in advance. For this, requisite forms are available with the Indian missions abroad. They need to be filled-in by the visitors, with photographs, names, passport details, visa details etcetera, and duly signed. All forms have to be collected together and sent to us – at least 06-weeks in advance. Once we receive them, we submit the same to the Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi along with a covering letter, which we prepare. After the ministry processes the documents, they issue us a ‘No Objection’ certificate, the original copy of which is handed over to the Tour Leader of the group upon arrival, or whosoever accompanies them. When the group reaches Kohima and Darjeeling (for Sikkim), our local correspondents collect all the passports from the group members, and along with the ‘no objection’ certificate they approach the Deputy Commissioner’s office to obtain the necessary endorsements on each passport. This is done without any problems whatsoever. The clients are not inconvenienced in any way either.  
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