Why book this tour?

Travel in a comfortable 4 x4 for a cultural tour across the plains of Assam and into the evocative hills of Nagaland, explore its tribal villages and reach Kohima in time for the spectacular annual Hornbill Festival celebrations.

 

Outline:

We head from historic Guwahati, to Kaziranga National Park and onwards through Assam. We sail across the mighty Brahmaputra River to reach magical Majuli Island, the largest river island in the world, before driving on to the majestic hills of Nagaland, home of the infamous Naga head hunters.

We visit tatooed warriors in their traditional villages, walk along the Indo-Myanmar border and witness scenes of epic nineteenth century battles where local tribe took on the might of the British Empire.

Finally, we take time out in picturesque Kohima, capital of Nagaland, spread across a series of forested ridges, to visit the immaculate CWGC Second World War cemetery, the city’s wonderful cathedral, its state museum and central market.

We finish our tour by spending the best part of three days at the spectacular Hornbill Festival. With music, costumes, dance, food and much more, this is the largest live exhibition of the culture and traditions of Nagaland today.

 

Highlights:

  • Ancient Hindu temples of Guwahati and Sibsagar
  • Elephant and jeep safaris in Kaziranga National Park in search of the endangered white one-horned rhino
  • Double crossing of the mighty Bramhaputra River by local ferry
  • Unique historic satras of Majuli Island
  • Ancient Ahom royal palace and other archaeological ruins of this once-great dynasty
  • Traditional Konyak, Ao and Angami tribe villages and their tatooed warriors
  • Khonoma, battleground of the most fierce resistance to British imperialism in Nagaland
  • Walking along the Indo-Myanmar border
  • Kohima, home of the CWGC Second World War cemetery, the largest cathedral in Nagaland, its national museum and central market.
  • Up to three days at the spectacular Hornbill Festival