CULTURAL IMMERSION

What good is a beautiful place without its people? At Eastern Odyssey, we believe that people and their cultures, traditions, languages, cuisines, and religions make tha place.

 

Our cultural immersion tours are designed to introduce travellers to an authentic, unaltered, visceral Eastern India – in all its beauty, glory and flaws. Learn, experience and get lost in the heart and soul of Eastern India.

These cultural immersion journeys are truly an adventure. They won't feature five-star hotels (there are none) and luxury services; they are, instead, those rare and singular journeys that offer a luxury of experience. You will likely be one of the few or the only travellers in sight; you will encounter authentic tribal villages and their folk, most of which still live as simply today as their predecessors have for centuries.

Featured tours

Tribes, tigers and temples

12 days | Delhi - Guwahati - Kaziranga National Park - Majuli - Kohima

From interacting with the Angami tribe in their village to tracking rhinos and tigers in UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga National Park, this tour showcases the highlights of Eastern India.

Dalai Lama's Trail

16 days | Kolkata - Nameri National Park - Bomdila - Tawang - Dirang - Wild Mahseer - Kohima 

The Dalai Lama's Trail provides travellers with a fascinating insight into the melting pot of cultures in East India, with a focus on the Buddhist influence of Arunachal Pradesh, tribes of Nagaland, wildlife of Nameri National Park and tea gardens of Assam.

Photography tour: Dree Tribal Festival and Monks of Majuli

9 days | Guwahati - Nameri National Park - Ziro - Majuli - Jorhat

During this festival and photography tour of Ziro and Majuli, expect to capture stunning images of lush landscapes, interesting portraits and village life in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, with Teiso Yhoka, your lead photographer and guide.

Festivals of Manipur and Nagaland: Sangai and Hornbill

11 Days | Imphal - Guwahati - Kaziranga National Park - Kohima - Dimapur

Witness the cultural extravaganza of the Sangai Festival of Manipur and the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland. Both festivals are a fabulous showcase of cultural heritage, including dance, song, indigenous games, food and more. Interact with the tribes, participate in festivities and learn more about the unique cultures of Manipur and Nagaland.

Tribes & Tigers: Hornbill festival

16 days | Delhi - Guwahati - Kaziranga National Park - Dibrugarh - Wakro - Tinsukia - Dibrugarh - Mon - Mokokchung - Kohima

Prepare for a close and colourful encounter with the tribes of Nagaland as they come together for their annual festival of traditional dances, games and food. This one is a photographer or anthropologist's dream tour!

Myoko festival of Arunachal Pradesh

10 Days | Guwahati - Balipara - Ziro - Majuli - Jorhat

Somewhere above the clouds in Arunachal Pradesh lies Ziro, the home of the Apatani tribe where the Myoko festival is a time to pray to ensure better cultivation, protection of the grains from the elements, and the well-being of villagers and livestock. Discover this unique culture; visit the tea gardens of Assam; and go back in time in the idyllic island of Majuli, one of the world's largest river islands.

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