VAISHNAVITE TOUR

North East is not just land of wildlife, tribal communities and exotic cultures, buts also a the place for refined Vaishnavite Culture. One’s understanding of Assam will not be complete without taking a trip looking into the revival of Vaishnavism and the great change brought about by Srimanta Sankaradeva. On the other hand the Kings of Ningthouja dynasty of Manipur introduced Chaitanya Vaishnavism in along with the culture of Kirtan the Manipurees. 
15 DAYS | 14 NIGHTS
15 D | 14 N
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VAISHNAVITE TOUR
Location : Assam,Manipur,Nagaland

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DAY 1
Arrival

  • Arrival Johrat by flight, drive into Thengal Mansion, a historical Tea Planter’s house 15 kms from Jorhat. 
  • After lunch and rest, take a walk in a nearby village to see the simplicity of their lives. 
  • Overnight at Jorhat.
DAY 2
Jorhat - Sibasagar

  • Early in the morning you will depart for Sibasagar(50km), the ancient capital of Ahom Kingdom (1699-1788). 
  • Taking a brief rest on arrival you will visit some of the significant archaeological sites in Sibasagar viz. Shiva Doul, Vishnu Doul and the Tombs of Ahom Kings and Queens in Charaideo Hillock amidst the eternal peace of beauty and silence. 
  • Return to Jorhat for overnight stay.
DAY 3
Sibsagar - Majuli

  • Early morning drive to Majuli the 'Biggest River Island' in the world and seat of Vaishnavite culture en route crossing mighty Brahmaputra River by ferry. In the evening enjoy a cultural presentation at the monastery. 
  • Overnight at Majuli.
DAY 4
Majuli Sightseeing

  • Early morning visit to the satras to attend a prayer meeting. A Monk from the satra will guide you in and around to tell about the evolution and history of Vaishnavite culture in Assam. 
  • Post breakfast, you can explore this Biggest river Island in the world of 880 Sq Kms which at one time used to be of 1200 sq Km plus. 
  • The Island has recently been notified as 'World Heritage Site' by UNESCO for its unique preservation of Vaishnavite Culture. 
  • Overnight at Majuli.
DAY 5
Majuli - Kohima

  • Early morning, drive to Kohima, the capital of Nagaland, home of over Sixteen Naga tribes with their distinct cultural identity and fiercely independent nature. E
  • En route visit Dimapur, the gateway to Nagaland. 
  • On arrival proceed to Touphema Village Resort run by Angami Naga village community. 
  • Enjoy cultural presentation by village folks. 
  • Overnight at Touphema Tourist village.
DAY 6
Touphema - Kohima

  • Explore the village in the morning hours. 
  • Post breakfast check out of the village resort & drive to Kohima. Visit WWII cemetery, where lays the remains of valiant soldiers who laid down their lives in defending the world from Japanese aggression in World War II. Kohima is the frontier town of Eastern front where the invading Japanese were halted during world war II. 
  • Also visit, Barra Basti, the zoo, Viswama village of Angami tribe and some other prominent places in and around Kohima. 
  • Overnight at your hotel in Kohima.
DAY 7
Kohima – Imphal

  • We will move to Imphal, the capital of Manipur, with wooded hills and lakes nearby. 
  • Check in to your Hotel. 
  • In the evening visit the Vaishnavite Shri Govindji Temple and experience the charm of a ceremonial dance held at the temple. 
  • Overnight stay at Imphal.
DAY 8
Imphal Sightseeing

  • After breakfast we drive to Loktak Lake, the largest fresh water lake in the North East and Sendra Island, a small islands that are actually floating weeds. 
  • Keibul Lamjao National Park the only floating island park in the world that is natural habitat of Sangai Deer of Manipur. 
  • Have lunch in the park and proceed to Vishnupur to visit the Vishnu Temple, famous for the built in Chinese architecture having the single celled conical roof and drive back to Imphal. 
  • Overnight at hotel in Imphal.
DAY 9
Imphal - Kaziranga

  • Early in the morning drive to Kaziranga(399km). Check into Tourist Lodge and have a leisurely time and serenity amidst the wild.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Kaziranga.
DAY 10
Kaziranga Sightseeing

  • Early morning explore central area of Kaziranga National park on an elephant safari. Ride an Elephant through the park chasing a unicorn rhino along with a wide range of rare species. 
  • Post Breakfast take jeep safari to the central area of the park. Rest of the day at leisure to explore nature. 
  • Overnight at hotel in Kaziranga.
DAY 11
Kaziranga - Guwahati

  • Early morning depart for Guwahati. 
  • Enroute visit Bordoa, birthplace of His Holiness Shankardeva. Who was profounder of Vaishnavite cultural revivalism in Assam and North Bengal in the 14 the Century. 
  • On arrival at Guwahati check into your hotel and take a brief rest.
  • In the evening visit Kalakhsetra, a modern day center of Assamese culture. 
  • Overnight at hotel in Guwahati.
DAY 12
Guwahati - Barpeta

  • Early in the morning move to Barpeta(139km). 
  • Visit different 'Satras'. In the evening enjoy cultural event presented by the local artists at the Satra premise. See some of the classical dance and drama forms of Assam. 
  • Overnight at Barpeta.
DAY 13
Guwahati Sightseeing

  • Visit Satra early in the morning and attend 'Prasanga', morning prayers and get blessed. 
  • Depart for Guwahati. 
  • Spend a leisurely afternoon or go for shopping. 
  • Overnight at Guwahati.
DAY 14
Guwahati Sightseeing

  • Post breakfast go for a visit to Basistha Ashram, a Picturesque old shrine through which flow three streams -the Sandhya, Lalita and Kanta. 
  • Post lunch we will board on a ferry and reach for Umananda. Located on the Peacock Island it appears to be the crown of the island. 
  • In the evening anything go for cruise on river Brahmaputra. 
  • Overnight at Guwahati.
DAY 15
Departure

Transfer to Airport for your onward travel.
INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis on bed & breakfast basis.
  • Transport in SUV or similar vehicles as per the itinerary
  • Porter age charges  
  • All parking and road tolls
  • Inner Line permit if required
EXCLUSIONS

  • 5% GST
  • Train / Flight fare
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Laundry, souvenirs 
  • Beverages
  • Anything not mentioned in the tour cost inclusion head
ENTRY POINTS
  • Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (Guwahati)
  • Guwahati Railway Station
  • ISBT (Guwahati)
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