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  • Sangai & Hornbill Festival Nagaland 2017
  • Sangai & Hornbill Festival Nagaland 2017
  • Sangai & Hornbill Festival Nagaland 2017

Sangai & Hornbill Festival Nagaland 2017

Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights
Activities: Sangai & Hornbill Festival
Regions: North East India
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Imphal - Kohima - Jorhat - Majuli Island - Jorhat - Kaziranga National Park - Guwahati - Delhi
Best Time: November, December
Price 2017 : USD 1900

Validity date 2017 :

27 Nov. - 08 Dec. 2017

Overview

Manipur Sangai Festival and Hornbill festival are two of the most exotic colourful cultural festivals celebrated in one of the most unexplored and pristine parts of the world. Sangai festival, in last week of November, and Hornbill festival, in the first week of December, are celebrated in the pristine unexplored states of Manipur and Nagaland, located in.

The two festivals are a dazzling melange of cultural performances, art & crafts, sports, food fairs, games and an unforgettable adventure of exploring the hidden world of tribal culture, and lifestyle of India’s North East, a paradise to be discovered.

Enroute the journey takes you through the mighty Brahmaputra River, Kaziranga National Parks’ majestic one-horned Rhino, Tiger and Elephants in the wild and world’s largest river island Majuli!

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27 Nov 2017: Arrive Delhi (By: Filght)

Arrive Delhi by flight. Welcome to India- a country where hospitality is a way of life; to a culture steeped in tradition, a land where history lives in music and dance. You will be received at the airport in a traditional manner with garlands and proceed to your hotel.

Overnight in Delhi

28 Nov 2017: Delhi - Imphal (By: Filght)

Morning after breakfast at hotel checkout from the hotel and transfer to airport to board the flight to Imphal.

Up on arrival Imphal Meet and assistance on arrival by our representative and transfer to your hotel. Later in the afternoon attend Sangai Festival (Starts from 1400 hrs. every day). Overnight hotel.

Overnight in Imphal

29 Nov 2017: Imphal

Morning after breakfast excursion to Loktak Lake- the largest freshwater lake, 48 kms. from Imphal city. Later visit INA (Indian National Army) Museum, where the first INA flag was unfurled on April 14th, 1944 in Indian Soil. After the visit drive back to Imphal. Later in the afternoon attend Sangai Festival. Evening drive back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight in Imphal

30 Nov 2017: Imphal – Kohima (By: Surface)

After breakfast checkout from the hotel and visit Shree Shree Govindajee Temple. Later drive to Kohima (Approx. 140 KMS/4-5 HRS Drive) en-route visit to visit World War II Cemetery.

Evening on arrival at Kohima transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.

Overnight in Kohima

01 Dec 2017: Kohima

Full day enjoy Hornbill Festival. Evening drive back to your hotel for overnight stay.

Overnight in Kohima

02 Dec 2017: Kohima

Morning after breakfast proceed for a half day excursion to Khonoma village (25 km), explore the village and return. Khonoma village is the last village where Nagas fought their last battle against the Britishers in 1879. This village is famous for its citizens protecting their wildlife and maintaining a wild life sanctuary known as Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary (KNCTS) and for beautiful terraces which grow over 40 types of paddy at different elevations.

Afternoon drive back to Kohima and visit to the festival venue. Evening visit the local market and drive back to your hotel for overnight stay.

Overnight in Kohima

03 Dec 2017: Kohima-Jorhat (By: Surface)

Morning after breakfast drive to Jorhat (APPROX. 320 KMS. 7-8 HRS). Enroute visit Cinnamara Tea Estate (first Tea Estate of India) and 09 kms away from Jorhat town is the oldest and largest institution dedicated to tea research in the world-Tocklai Tea Research Centre. It was in 1911 when this pioneer institute was incorporated and since then research on tea cultivation and processing has been carried out here, making it a significant contender for nomination as an institution of National Importance. This institute is situated in Assam’s first tea estate, Cinnamora. Later visit Jorhat Gymkhana, second oldest golf course of Asia.

Afternoon return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Overnight in Jorhat

04 Dec 2017: Jorhat – Majuli Island - Jorhat

After an early breakfast drive to Nimati Ghat (15 kms/45 mins) and then board local ferry (country boat fitted with motor).
Note: Cruise sailing is approx. 1 ½ hrs to Majuli.

Majuli is the largest fresh Water mid-river deltoid island in the world. It is situated in the upper reaches of the river Brahmaputra in Assam. This Island, with a population of 1.6 Lakhs, majority being tribal, is endowed with rich heritage and has been the abode of the neo-vaishnavite culture. The island is a bio-diversity hotspot and has rich ecology with rare species of flora and fauna. Majuli for the past five centuries has been the cultural capital of Assam. The main depositories of cultural and spiritual heritage are the Sattras, which are just like Gurukul (hermitages) of yore. Here up to 400 celibates' stay for life preserving spiritual and cultural heritage, renouncing worldly desires. From the time of the great Vaishnavite renaissance of 14th and 15th century AD, under SrimantaSankardeva, Srimanta Madhab Deva and other saints this island became the seat of Vaishnavite religion, art and culture. The famous SatriyaNritya (Dance) and AnkiyaBhaona (Traditional Drama) created by Sankardeva are now internationally acclaimed and nationally honoured. Majuli is equally famous for Tribal Folk Culture and Heritage. It is said to be the cradle of Missing and Deori cultures. Explore in and around Majuli. Afternoon visit Satras, Missing tribal village, Mask making village & Pottery village.

After the excursion of Majuli board the ferry to return to Jorhat.

Overnight in Jorhat.

05 Dec 2017: Jorhat - Kaziranga

Morning after breakfast drive further to Kaziranga National Park (Approx 245 KMS 5-6 Hrs. Drive) on arrival check in at hotel.

Overnight in Kaziranga.

06 Dec 2017: Kaziranga National Park

Early morning enjoy Elephant safari to visit central range of the park. Return back to your hotel for breakfast. Afternoon after lunch enjoys your last Jeep safari into the park.

Jeep safari timings:
Morning Safari starts from 07.00 am till 09.30 am for 02 hours. Afternoon Safari starts from 01.30 pm till 03.30 pm for 02 hours.

Elephant safari timings:
Central Zone of the park at 05.30 am and at 06.30 am for 40 minutes respectively.

Overnight in Kaziranga.

07 Dec 2017: Kaziranga – Guwahati – Delhi (By: Surface & Flight)

Morning after breakfast Drive to Guwahati airport (Approx.250 KMS 6 HRS DRIVE). Up on arrival transfer to airport to board the flight to Delhi.

Up on arrival meet and assistance by our representative and transfer to your hotel.

Rest of the evening free at leisure.

Overnight in Delhi

08 Dec 2017: Depart Delhi

After breakfast proceed for city tour of New Delhi.
New Delhi stands in formal splendor. It is a city of wide boulevards that offers ever changing perspectives of Lutyen’s landscaped city. It is also a city known for its formal parks, magnificent Parliament Building, the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the official residence of the President of India in the 330 acres of land and designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens) and India Gate. In New Delhi you will also visit Qutab Minar, the 72.5 meter high tower dating back to the 13th century, and Humanyun’s Tomb, which was built in the 16th century and architecturally considered the forerunner of the Taj Mahal. Today we will also visit Agrasen ki Baoli. In the age of the Mahabharata, Raja Agrasen ordered to build this 104 red stoned steps magnificent water temple. This is considered as the first form of step wells and water reservoirs. Not only for its historical value there is some other reason that made 'Agrasen ki Baoli' an attractive and adventurous place in Delhi. Morning visit Laxmi Narayan Temple, also known as Birla Mandir, is one of Delhi's major temples and a major tourist attraction. Built by the industrialst Sh. J.K. Birla in 1939, this beautiful temple is located in the west of Connaught Place.

Then proceed to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib – It is situated in the heart of New Delhi's Cannaught Place area. Originally this place was the Bungalow(haveli) of Mirza Raja Jai Singh, hence the name Bangla Sahib. It's original name was Jaisinghpura Palace. Mirza Raja Jai Singh was an important military leader of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

Lotus Temple (Closed on Mondays) - This temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of seven Major Bahai's temples built around the world. Completed in1986 it is set among the lush green landscaped gardens.

The structure is made up of pure white marble The architect Furiburz Sabha chose the lotus as the symbol common to Hinduism, Buddhism, Bhai TempleJainism and Islam. Adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate.

Later in the evening well in time transfer to airport to board the flight for onward destination.

Imphal: Sangai Festival, Loktak Lake, INA (Indian National Army) Museum

Kohima:Hornbill Festival, Shree Shree Govindajee Temple, Khonoma village & Cinnamara Tea Estate

Jorhat: Nimati Ghat, Majuli Island & Cruise sailing at Majuli Island

Kaziranga National Park: Jeep safari & Elephant Safari

New Delhi: India Gate, Qutab Minar, Humanyun’s Tomb, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib & Lotus Temple

Price: USD 1900 Per Person (10 Pax)

INCLUDES:

  • Accommodations for applicable 11 nights on Twin / Double sharing room in the hotels.
  • Bed and breakfast at Delhi whereas full broad from Imphal Onwards till Kaziranga.
  • All transportation by 01 Tempo traveler as per program.
  • Accompanied English speaking guide from Imphal on wards till Guwahati departure whereas separate guide in delhi of sightseeing.
  • Local village guide in Majuli.
  • Permits to visit tribal villages in Nagaland.
  • Entrance fees as applicable.

EXCLUDES:

  • Any Airfare
  • Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc
  • Car at disposal or any sightseeing on leisure days unless specified above
  • Early check in or a late checkout room (s) at any hotel (s) unless specified above
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight and train schedule;
  • Expenses of personal nature like personal gratuities, telephone charges, laundry, spa activities, drinks etc.
  • Camera Fees
  • Insurance of person/luggage
  • Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff & representative.
  • Any porter age at hotel/resort (for baggage on arrival and departure from the hotel).
  • Camera/video camera fee at monuments
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned above as 'INCLUDED'

NOTE & IMPORTANT

  • All hotels in Nagaland are non star category and some remote areas are basic
  • Guests with adventurous mind should travel Nagaland
  • Room heaters may not work in Nagaland due to voltage fluctuations. (If provided)
  • In this region there are no relevance between the distance and time travelling as it depends upon the conditions of roads and congestion of traffic.
  • Mobile services may not be active in all destinations. Pre-paid roaming and International roaming connection does not work in this region.
  • Credit Cards / Traveler’s cheque are not freely accepted.
  • Every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes, landslide etc., which are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes and any additional cost, will be borne by the guests directly.

 

PLEASE DO NOTE THAT PLACES LIKE MON AND KHONOMA HAVE LIMITED ACCOMMODATION AND ESPECIALLY DURING FESTIVAL DATES THEY ARE BOOKED WELL IN ADVANCE.

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