TRIBES & TIGERS: HORNBILL FESTIVAL

This tour is a medley of Northeast India's rich cultures and biodiversity. Starting in Delhi, enjoy a heritage experience of the old and new parts of the city before flying to Guwahati, the gateway to Northeast India. Upon arrival in Guwahati, you will be driven to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga National Park where you will have plenty of opportunity to go safaris to spot tigers and rhinos. Continue through tea country, stopping along the way for more big cat sightings at Wakro, before heading on to the tribal territories of Nagaland.

Nagaland is where you should expect to get your cameras ready for a kaleidoscope of colours is about to treat your eyes! Interact with Naga tribes as they perform traditional dances, songs and games; taste local delicacies; and learn more about their unique customs and beliefs.

16 days  |  Delhi – Guwahati – Kaziranga National Park – Dibrugarh – Wakro – Tinsukia – Dibrugarh – Mon – Mokokchung – Kohima
  • Heritage city tour of Old and New Delhi

  • Track tigers and rhinos in UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga National Park

  • Stay at a heritage tea bungalow

  • Tea-tasting and firsthand experience of tea production at a plantation

  • Hiking in Mishmi hills to look for big cats like tigers and leopards

  • Meet the Angh (chief) of the Konyak tribe

  • Revel in the cultural extravaganza of the Hornbill Festival

Highlights

Itinerary

DAYS 1 & 2 | NEW DELHI

Heritage city experience | Old Delhi | New Delhi | Lodhi Garden

 

DAYS 3 & 4 | GUWAHATI - KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

Fly to Guwahati and then drive to Kaziranga | Jeep safari | Elephant safari | Weaving village

 

DAY 5 | DIBRUGARH
 

Tea estate visit | Local market visit

DAYS 6 & 7 | WAKRO

Khamti tribal village visit | Mishmi tribal village visit | Hike through Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary that boasts four of the 'big cat' species – tiger, leopard, clouded leopard and snow leopard – among elephants, hoolock gibbons, and capped langurs

DAY 8 | TINSUKIA

Stop at Digboi en route | Day at leisure

DAY 9 | DIBRUGARH

Day at leisure at heritage colonial tea bungalow

DAYS 10 & 11 | MON

Drive up to Mon | Explore the Indo-Myanmar hills | Observe the culture of the Konyak Naga tribe | Meet the chief of the tribe | Easy hikes

DAY 12 | MOKOKCHUNG

Picturesque village of the Ao Nagas | Experience village life

DAYS 13 to 15 | KOHIMA (HORNBILL FESTIVAL)

Highlights of Hornbill festival | Angami tribal village visit | Tragopan Sanctuary | Explore local market | Tribal cuisine

DAY 16 | DEPART

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

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