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Nomadic North East Tour

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Overview

Kolkata is called as City of Joy and  famous land of   Mother Teresa and Rabindra Nath Tagore.It is city with strong culturals and religious flavours. Victoria Memorial, the Eden Gardens, the Howrah Bridge and the Raj Bhawan are the famous picnic spots in kolkata. Mayapur is located on the banks of the Ganges river.It is the headquarters of ISKCON.

Cherrapunjee, the famous Elephant Falls and Shillong Peak  to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Shillong city. At Cherrapunjee visit Mawsmai Cave, Mawsmai Falls, Seven Sisters Falls and Nohkalikai Falls.

Unakoti, ancient stone sculptures with numerous rock-cut images of gods and goddesses stand here majestically. Gigantic murals can also be found on hillsides there. Onward journey with unforgettable memories. 


Itinerary

  • Day1

    ARRIVAL KOLKATA

    Arrival Kolkata Airport, meet & greet by our AIP representative, then transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Kolkata.

    Kolkata

  • Day2

    KOLKATA - GUWAHATI – SHILLONG

    After breakfast fly to Guwahati. On arrival meet our representative, then proceed to Shillong (100km/3 hrs. approx) – known as the ‘Scotland of the East’. On the way visit Umium Lake – the biggest artificial lake in Meghalaya. On arrival at check in hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Shillong.

    Shillong Breakfast

  • Day3

    EXCURSION TO CHERRAPUNJEE

    Morning After breakfast drive you to Cherrapunjee (60 kms / 2 hrs drive approx one way). Enroute visit the famous Elephant Falls and Shillong Peak (presently closed by the Indian Armed Forces)- to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Shillong city. At Cherrapunjee visit – Mawsmai Cave, Mawsmai Falls, Seven Sisters Falls and Nohkalikai Falls. Drive back to Shillong and overnight stay at Shillong.

    Shillong Breakfast

  • Day4

    EXCURSION TO DAWKI – MAWLYNNONG

    This morning proceed for Dawki(120Km/3hrs) near Bangladesh border and Mawlynnong (90km/2hrs. approx), this little colourful village is known for its cleanliness. Explore the Root Bridge, Sky Walk and Natural Balancing Rock. Evening back to shillong. Overnight stay at Shillong.

    Shillong Breakfast

  • Day5

    SHILLONG - GUWAHATI

    After early breakfast drive to Guwahati (100Km/3Hrs approx). On arrival At Guwahati visit Kamakhya Devi Temple and Shankardeva Kalakshetra – a cultural centre with a fine exposition of the life and culture of the people of Assam. And Evening takes an evening cruise on the mighty river Brahmaputra. Overnight stay at Guwahati.

    Guwahati Breakfast

  • Day6

    GUWAHATI - AGARTALA

    After breakfast check out from hotel transfer to Guwahati airport to fly Agartala. Upon arrival proceed for local sightseeing of Agartal (The major interest of the town is the Ujjayanta Palace, which was built in the Indo-Saracenic style in 1901 by Maharaja Radhakishore Manikya, Matabari (Tripureshwari Temple) and Neermahal - Tripura's major tourist attraction(It is a summer resort built in the middle of a lake named Rudrasagar, with a total area of about 5.35 sq. km. It is the only lake palace in Eastern India and has been built in a mixture of Hindu and Mughal styles) and Kamala Sagar Lake. If time permits visit the Indo- Bangladesh border for flag down ceremony. Overnight stay in Agartala.

    Agartala Breakfast

  • Day7

    DAY TRIP TO UNAKOTI

    Early morning day trip to Unakoti, ancient stone sculptures with numerous rock-cut images of gods and goddesses stand here majestically. Gigantic murals can also be found on hillsides there. According to the Department of Archaeology, the statue of Lord Shiva dates back to the 8th or 9th century A.D. Some others are of the opinion that Unakoti is the sacred shrine of the Shaiva cult of the Pal era or it might have been created even before that period. Although regarded as a centre of Shaiva cult, some say that it is a holy place of ‘Tantrik Buddhism’. Some are of the opinion that the name ‘Unakoti’ denotes ‘one less from one crore’. Overnight stay in Agartala.

    175 Kms/4-5 Hrs-oneway  Agartala Breakfast

  • Day8

    AGARTALA - KOLKATA

    Morning after breakfast fly to Kolkata, Upon arrival visit Dakhineshwar Temple, Belur Math, Jain Temple, Later visit High Court Building, St. Paul Cathedral Church, National Museum, Victoria Memorial, Kali Mandir etc, After visit check into the hotel. Overnight stay in Kolkata.

    Kolkata Breakfast

  • Day9

    KOLKATA & DEPARTURE

    After breakfast check out from the hotel, then free and easy for shopping until transfer you to Kolkata Airport for you onward journey with unforgettable memories. Tour ends.

    Breakfast

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Inclusion


  • Accommodation with breakfast in the selected hotels on twin or triple sharing basis.

  • Meal Plan as per the itinerary.

  • Assisstance of driver cum guide.

  • All transfers and sightseeing by Air conditioned vehicle.

  • Driver allowance, Fuel charges, Parking, Toll, Interstate tax etc.

Exclusion


  • International airfare and airport taxes.

  • Travel Insurance

  • All Entrances fees

  • Tips and porter charges

  • Personal expenses.

  • Any other services not specified above

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Things to do

KOLKATTA

1. Mother Teresa House  

         Mother Teresa, an Albanian Roman Catholic missionary, did a lot of her work in India, especially right in the heart of Kolkata. Her former home and charity in Kolkata is now known as the Motherhouse, and inside the modest mission is Mother Teresa’s tomb. After paying respect, you can walk through a small museum that displays a few of her personal belongings, and proceed to go up a flight of stairs to view into the room where Mother Teresa sat at her desk and wrote letters, prayed, and lived.

2. Kalighat Kali Temple

      This temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess of Kali, Kolkata’s Kalighat Kali Temple is one of the most visited and sacred sites in the city. The temple attracts thousands of pilgrims and other Hindu devotees each day

3. South Park Street Cemetery

           Park street, It was quiet and peaceful  place, within this decaying ancient cemetery. The cemetery was set up in 1767 and includes around 1,600 tombs.If the weeping trees and the moss covered tombs aren’t already scary enough, the occasional squawk of a crow will make things a little freakier.

 4.  Sir Stuart Hogg Market

         Inside the market itself is sort of just like any other market in the world, there are sections for just about anything you could want. But the real beauty of New Market is the chaotic action that surrounds the market on all sides.Delicious restaurants, Kolkata street food stalls, pushcart transporters, and swarms of people are a few of the interesting things to observe. The action seems to never slow down.

 5. Victoria Memorial Hall

           Rather than being in West Bengali, when visiting the Victoria Memorial Hall, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Europe. The iconic structure in Kolkata is dedicated to Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom who is also referred to as the Empress of India.Along with its British and European architecture, the hall also includes some Mughal Indian design elements. Victoria Memorial is 103 meters in length, 69 meters wide, and 56 meters high.Victoria Memorial is now open to the public for its surrounding gardens and interior museum.

6. Mullik Ghat Flower Market

          Located directly under the Howrah Bridge is the bustling Mullik Ghat flower market. The market, which is open all hours of the day, is a lively scene of bright yellow and orange flowers. Vendors and porters continually walk and run up and down the market, auctioning off their stock. Walking across the Howrah Bridge, which is one of the world’s busiest pedestrian bridges, is another one of the top things to do in Kolkata. After browsing and observing the flower market, take a walk across the bridge for great views of Kolkata, the Hooghly River, and the constant stream of people crossing the bridge while carrying giant loads.

 7. Indian Museum

           Kolkata’s Indian Museum is one of the most significant, and the first museum to be founded in India. The huge museum has collections and galleries spanning many different subjects; Archeology, art, geology, and even an exhibition on Egypt (and a mummy) can be found in the museum.Especially on the weekends, the Indian Museum can be pretty packed – so either go early to avoid the crowds or just enjoy it with the crowds.

8. Belur Math

           The Temple, located on the banks of the Hooghly River (branches off from the Ganges), was founded by Swami Vivekananda and is now the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math religious organization. The temple incorporates architecture and designs from Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. 

9. Dakshineswar Kali Temple

               On the opposite side of the Hooghly River and a boat ride away is Kolkata’s Dakshineswar Kali Temple. The huge Hindu temple attracts big crowds of worshippers and Hindus that bathe in the adjacent river. Seeing the temple, it almost looks like a painting. The entire compound is sort of like a fair, set up with lots of Kolkata street food snacks, shopping stalls, and plenty of Hindu religious objects for sale.

ASSAM

1.Haflong

               Haflong is a picturesque hill station, located about 310 km from Guwahati. With rolling meadows of the hill slopes, undulating landscapes, valleys and mountains, Haflong is definitely a must visit especially for nature lovers. Haflong Lake, Maibong, Borail Range are some of the places that must be visited in Haflong. Maibong used to be the capital of Dimasa Kachari Kingdom, and the remnants of this dynasty can be seen in the form of stone houses and temples in the region.  

2. Kaziranga National Park

          It is the home to the largest number of one-horned rhinoceros, living in their natural habitat, in the world, Which is why it has been declared as a World Heritage Site? The National Park is located in Golaghat district of Assam, and a visit to Assam is incomplete without witnessing these beautiful creatures. Apart from rhinoceroses, the park is home to many other animals like Bengal fox, Indian civet, Chinese pangolin, to name a few.

 3. Majuli

          The World's Largest River Island Recognized as the world's largest river island by the Guinness Book of World Records, Majuli is a serene river island that is settled in the river Brahmaputra. The beautiful island is surrounded by lush greenery and pollutant-free water of the holy river. You may relax in the two villages of Majuli, Kamalabari and Garamur. Here you can do some birdwatching while relaxing in the scenic beauty of Majuli.

4.The River Brahmaputra

           The holy river Brahmaputra flows through the south-west valley in Assam. Here, you get the opportunity to cruise in river boats through the tranquil and beautiful river. Cruising through the river will take you to some of the most stunning and scenic spots in Assam. Sometimes, the river also offers adventurous activities like white water river rafting. You can reach places like Tawang, Guwahati, Bogamati, etc. via a cruise.

 5.Bihu

             The Festival Of Bihu, the festival that marks the brotherhood and unity of all the people of Assam, takes place thrice a year. It is celebrated at the beginning of every season as a symbol of gratitude to the harvest for the year. Bihu dance is a beautiful dance form that the locals perform during the festival. Traditional music, authentic food, music and dance performances, that showcase the Assamese culture, together make for a beautiful celebration.

6.River Rafting

             Nameri National Park Settled on the foothills of Eastern Himalayas, the breathtaking Nameri National Park is filled with thickets of forest, bamboo trees and an open grassland alongside the river Jia Bhorali. Animals such as barking deer, sambhar, wild boar, etc. can be seen in the park. River rafting, however, takes place in the river Jia Bhorali, a popular adventure destination amongst tourists. Birdwatching and fishing for golden mahsheer are some of the other activities that can be done in the national park.

7.Kamakhya Temple  

               Goddess Kamakhya, the temple is an ancient site, one among the 51 Shakti Peethas. It has a complex that consists of individual temples dedicated to all the 10 Mahavidyas. This ancient temple is one of the most important sites of pilgrimage for Hindus. The Garbhagriha or middle chamber of the temple is in the form of a cave, which represents the yoni of Goddess Kamakhya.

 8.  Hajo  

            Hajo, the pilgrimage site for Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims. Settled on the banks of river Brahmaputra, Hajo is dotted with quite a few places of religious signficance. Hayagriva Madhava Temple, Hajo Powa Mecca, Madan Kamdev Temple and Kedareswara Temple are the four main places that have to be visited at Hajo.

TRIPURA

    Tripura is surrounded by Bangladesh on the west and the south. A little closer to the tropics, Tripura is warmer than other Northeastern states. Tripura is remotely travelled, and the large number of immigrants have added to the problem as the tribals inhabiting the state have been pushed to the fringes. Places like Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary and Dumboor Lake present a rich diaspora of wildlife and nature. Historical monuments like the Udaipur palace and Neermahal are important destinations in Tripura.

 MEGHALAYA

             The land of clouds is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the Northeast and India. The state boasts of some popular tourists destination like Cheerapunji and Mawsynram, the rainiest place on earth. Shillong is also the land of grassland plateau, steep cliffs and many waterfalls. Shillong, which is also called Scotland of the East, is a stunning city on a plateau. The city is poorly planned and traffic woes are common, but there are many places to see in the city itself. Mawlynnong, a small village in Meghalaya, has been declared Asia's cleanest village.





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