PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR: DREE TRIBAL FESTIVAL AND MONKS OF MAJULI

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. The Dree Festival is an agricultural rite of the Apatani tribe of Arunachal Pradesh that is performed every year as a way to appease the gods and avoid famine. The Apatanis inhabit the tranquil, pine-clad valley of Ziro and are best known for their unique practice of wet rice cultivation. Majuli, on the other hand, is one of the world's largest river islands that is also a microcosm of Assamese culture. Explore these lesser-known but uniquely beautiful places with Teiso Yhoka, your lead photographer and guide.

9 days  |  Ex Delhi/Kolkata – Guwahati – Eco Camp – Ziro – Majuli – Jorhat
  • Capture exquisite images of the Dree tribal festival of the Apatanis

  • Track rhinos at Nameri National Park

  • Ferry to Majuli, the world's largest river island

  • Discover the life of the neo-Vaishnavite dancing monks of Majuli

  • Stay at a heritage colonial tea bungalow

Highlights

Itinerary

DAY 1 | GUWAHATI - NAMERI NATIONAL PARK

Fly to Guwahati from Delhi or Kolkata | Drive to Eco Camp at Nameri National Park | Day at leisure

DAYS 2 to 4 | ZIRO

Drive up to Ziro valley | Observe life at an Apatani tribal village | Dree Festival highlights | Easy hikes

DAYS 5 to 7 | MAJULI

Ferry to Majuli river island | Visit the neo-Vaishnavite monasteries | Tribal village visit | Easy walks | Optional cycling

DAY 8 | JORHAT

Drive to Jorhat | Tea factory visit | High tea at heritage colonial bungalow

DAY 9 | DEPART

Fly to Delhi or Kolkata | Alternatively, check our river cruises and overland tour extensions

All our tours can be tailor-made for you. Please contact us for a detailed itinerary or to discuss how we can better assist you in crafting the perfect itinerary - our friendly travel specialists are here to help!

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