ASSAM- MEGHALAYA - VII

02N SHILLONG + 02N KAZIRANGA + 02N NAMERI + 01N GUWAHATI
Package Code : GC-NE- 25

Itinerary : 

Day 01
ARRIVAL AT GUWAHATI-SHILLONG (130 Kms / 3 ½ hrs drive)
Welcome on arrival in Guwahati Airport/Station and drive to Shillong. En route witness the Umiam Lake or Barapani - is the biggest artificial lake in Meghalaya in midst of sylvan hills adorned by Khasi pines & peerless beauty. If time permits visit Cathedral of Marry and Ward’s Lake. Evening free at leisure to explore the region on own. You may take a walk to the famous Police Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Shillong.

Day 02
SHILLONG – CHERRAPUNJEE – SHILLONG (60 KMs / 2 hrs-One way)
After breakfast drive to Cherrapunjee, the wettest place on the earth, for an awesome day trip. En route visit the famous Elephant. At Sohra, stop at the Duwan Sing Syiem view point for mesmerizing views of the Hills. In Cherrapunjee be witness to the gorgeous Seven Sisters (Nohsngithiang) Falls and Nohkalikai Falls. Later take a soft cave walk inside the Mawsmai Cave. The limestone cave is a natural wonder with innumerable formations inside it. Also visit the Ramakrishna Mission. Drive back to Shillong for overnight stay.
Note: Most of the waterfalls are dry during winter season.

Day 03
SHILLONG – KAZIRANGA (325 KMs / 7 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Kaziranga. Check in at hotel. Overnight at Kaziranga. Kaziranga, the World Heritage Site is the oldest park in Assam & is located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River. Kaziranga National Park is a natural habitat for conservation of biologically diverse flora & fauna. It is inhabited by the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses besides sheltering about 15 species of India’s threatened mammals. There are numerous other major wildlife fauna.

Day 04
KAZIRANGA
Early morning go for Elephant ride @5-30 A.M/6: 30 A.M./ 7 :30 A.M.( Subject to allotment from forest department) .  Return for Breakfast to hotel. After breakfast proceed for Jeep safari in the Central Range. With Kohora as the entry point, the Central Range covers the Daphlang and Kathpora . Later enjoy Local Village & Tea Garden (Outer View) tour. Overnight at Kaziranga. In the afternoon you may take an optional Jeep Safari (at ADDITIONAL COST) in Western Range of Kaziranga National Park. With Bagori as the entry point, the range covers the Monabeel, Bimoli, Donga areas. Overnight in Kaziranga.  

Day 05
KAZIRANGA – NAMERI (130 KMS/3 ½ HRS)
After Breakfast Enjoy a Jeep safari at Bagori Range of Kaziranga National Park. Later drive to Nameri. Check in at Hotel. Afternoon free. Overnight at Nameri.

Nameri National Park (200 sq.km) is located in Sonitpur District at the foothills of eastern Himalayas with the the river Jia Bhoroli flowing through it. The park is the second Tiger reserve of Assam. Many rare animals inhabit the park and there are more than 376 species of birds seen here.
 
Day 06
NAMERI
Morning at 5:30 am take a walk through Nameri National Park (3 km). It is one of the very few National Parks where you can trek in the park. The trek begins as you embark on a boat to cross the breadth of the Jia Bhoroli river. Walk through the river bed and into the National Park, the closest you can get to nature!  Return to Resort for breakfast. Day free for leisure activities like rafting. Rafting (mild rapids) forms a day long adventure in a raft as you cruise along the waters of Jia Bhoroli river. The 2.5 hrs rafting will acquaint you with numerous birds. Later disembark at bank. Overnight in Nameri.
 
Day 07
NAMERI - GUWAHATI (250KMs/ 5HRS)
After Breakfast check out and drive to Guwahati. Check in at Hotel. Later visit Kamakhya Temple. Evening enjoy a River cruise over the river Brahmaputra (cruise charges additional). Overnight at Guwahati.
Situated on top of the Nilachal Hill, Maa Kamakhya Temple is the most sacred among the tantrik shrines of Shakti worship in the world. Kamakhya temple is also famed for the annual Ambubachi Mela held for 4 days  during monsoon season. There are images of Lord Ganesha, Goddess Chamundi and many dance fixtures. Situated on the Nilachal Hill, the temple structure resembles a Shikhara - a beehive.  Besides the main Devi temple, there are temples of 10 Mahavidyas in and around temple. These include  Bhuvaneshvari,  Bagalamukhi,  Chinnamasta,Tripura Sundari,  Tara,  Kali,  Bhairavi,  Dhumavati, Matangi and Kamala Temples. Temple doors remain open for devotees in the following timings - 08:00 am to 01:00 pm & 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Day 08
DEPARTURE
After Breakfast drive to Guwahati Airport /Station. TOUR ENDS WITH A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE OF NORTH EAST INDIA.

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