Hello Everyone, I am planning a trip in December 2013 to the North East of India specifically to Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. I am interested in tribes so I will attend the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland. I have been suggested a 28night/29 day trip but i think it may be too long. Anything you think may be omitted, missing, or needs to be added. I love photography so I enjoy seeing people and landscapes. Is Kaziranga National Park and Shillong worth the time to visit if I am already going to Tawang for example? Any suggestions are welcome! Appreciate your expertise and help Dec 2: Arrive in Delhi (maybe continue to Kolkata if flight available) Dec 3: Delhi – Dimapur (via Kolkata) – Kohima --- Upon arrival visit Kisama to attend the Hornbill festival. Dec 4: Kohima-- another day of the Hornbill festival Dec 5: Kohima – Khonoma – Kohima Dec 6: Kohima – Touphema -- In the morning again visit the Hornbill festival and spend the first half of the day. Then drive to Touphema Tourist Village. On the drive stop to visit the state museum. On arrival visit ‘Touphema Bawe’ In the evening see a traditional / cultural presentation from the local villagers. Overnight at the hotel. Dec 7: Touphema – Mokokchung Drive to Mokokchung. Go through villages of the Rengma tribes at Tsemenyiu and the Lotha Naga tribes in Wokha district. Also visit the AO village of Ungma and Mopunchuket. Overnight in Mokokchung in travel lodge. Dec 8: Mokokchung – Noklak After breakfast drive to Noklak also visit Ungma village of the Ao tribe if we did not do so on Dec 7. Then proceed to Noklak – visit villages of the Chang tribe enroute. Dec 9: Noklak – Day trip to Pangsha village Walk through the village and interact with the people. From here drive up to a place called Dan, this is a small place. Meet and interact with the people settled in this place. After visit drive back to Noklak. Overnight in Noklak. Dec 10: Noklak – Tuensang Visit one or more villages in the neighbouring place then drive back to Tuensang. On arrival visit the old Tuensang village of the ChangTribes. Overnight in Tuensang. Dec 11: Tuensang – Mon Drive to Mon. Vvisit Monyakchu village. On arrival visit the nearby Chui village. Later return back for overnight stay in Mon. Dec 12: Mon - Day Trip to Longwa Village. Might need packed lunch.. Later return back to Mon for overnight stay. Dec 13: Mon – Dibrugarh Drive to Dibrugarh. En route visit Sibsagar (includeing Kareng Ghar, Rang Ghar Siva Dol and Tai Museum). On arrival, visit the local market. Overnight in Dibrugarh. Dec 14: Dibrugarh – Along On arrival, visit the Mithun and Jersey Cross Breeding Farm at Kamaki. Overnight in Along. Dec 15: Along -- Whole day in Along, visiting villages of the Adi Gallo. Take a walk from Kabu village to Paya village – along the Siang River and have picnic lunch there. Dec 16: Along – Daporijo -- Drive to Daporijo. On arrival, visit the Hillmiri and Tagin tribes’ villages. Spend the night in a typical Hillmiri tribal village. Overnight at Village Guest House. Dec 17: Daporijo – Ziro -- Set off for Ziro. Along the way stop at a village inhabited by Hillmiri tribes – Later check into guest house and visit the local market.Overnight in Ziro. Dec 18: Ziro-- Visit the villages of the Apatani people in Ziro. After full day visit to tribal villages, return back to Ziro for overnight stay. Dec 19: Ziro – Bhalukpong -- Drive to Bhalukpong. Along the way visit villages of the Nyishi tribe. Check in to hotel on arrival. Dec 20: Bhalukpong – Dirang -- Enroute visit Dirang Dzong at Old Dirang village. Drive along the Kameng River. Check into hotel on arrival. Overnight in Dirang. Dec 21: Dirang – Sela Pass - Tawang Drive to Tawang. On the way, stop by the Sela Pass. Also, visit Nuranang fall. Check into hotel Gakyi Khang Zhang. Evening walk around Tawang town. Dec 22: Tawang -- Visit the Tawang Monastery, Visit a Monpa village, and Ani Gompa. Evening visit market and later return back to the hotel for overnight stay. Dec 23: Tawang – Day trip to Zemithang -- Visit the Gorsam chorten in Zemithang Later driveback to Tawang. Overnight in Tawang. Dec 24: Tawang – Bomdila -- Drive to Bomdila. Enroute visit Urgelling monastery. Before crossing Sela Pass stop at Jaswant Garh. Later visit lower Gompa and the local market. Overnight in Bomdila. Dec 25: Bomdila – Kaziranga National Park -- Drive to the Kaziranga National Park. Overnight at the jungle lodge/resort. Dec 26: Kaziranga National Park Early morning enter the National Park on elephant back. Return to the hotel/ lodge for breakfast. Then visit nearby village inhabited by Mishing tribe. In the afternoon go inside the park for open jeep safari. Return to lodge. Overnight at the jungle lodge. Dec 27: Kaziranga National Park Early morning go for another elephant ride inside the park. Then visit a nearby tea and rubber plantation. In the afternoon enter the park for open jeep safari from another side. Return to lodge. Dec 28: Kaziranga National Park – Shillong -- Transfer to Shillong –Overnight at the hotel in Shillong. Dec 29: Shillong – Day trip to Cherrapunjee --- Drive to Shillong Peak. Later drive to Cherrapunjee and visit the Thankharang Park and Nohkalikai fall. Return to Shillong. Evening, visit market. Dec 30: Shillong – Guwahati Airport -- Drive to Guwahati. On arrival, transfer to the airport to board the schedule flight for Delhi.
Can anyone recommend an excellent tour operator for Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. Will make trip to this area for December 2013. Thank you.
I would like to do a comprehensive tour of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh in December 2013. In my other thread I was recommended 29 days...but this sounds too long to me. Is Kaziranga National Park and Shillong worth visiting if I will see Tawang already. Also the ride from Bodmila to Kaziranga is a very long one I am told. How many days is good enough in this area of Nagaland and AP? Thanks.
Hello, I am new to the forum. I hope i can get some information here. We are planning to visit Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Assam in december. Like many other travellers we do not have a lot of time and travel on a low budget. This is our itinerary.: Day 01 Arrival in Guwhati at 6pm (by plane). After that transfer to Kaziranga. Day 02 Whole day Kaziranga Day 03 Kaziranga to Ziro Day 04 Ziro Day 05 Ziro to Daporejo Day 06 Daporejo to Along Day 07 Along to Pasighat Day 08 Pasighat to Dibrughar Day 09 Dibrughar to Mon Day 10 Mon Day 11 Mon to Jorhat Does anybody know a reliable driver or a tour agency that does not overcharge? Thank you and best regards Daniel
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