Tribal Tour in Northeast India
In this tour the guests will travel to the tribal heartlands of Northeast India. They will go to Mon in the state of Nagaland, inhabited by the colourful and fierce Konyak Naga tribe. The Konyaks were once upon a time a tribe of warriors and headhunters. They celebrate the Monyu festival in the first week of April. Guests will travel to the island of Majuli in the state of Assam. Majuli is one of the biggest river island in the world and home of various tribes - Deori, Ahom, Sonowal Kacharis and the Mishing tribes.
The state of Arunachal Pradesh is predominantly a tribal state. Part of the eastern Himalayas this beautiful state is home to 26 major tribes and many other sub tribes. The people live in harmony with nature and practice sustainable agricultural practices maintaining the ecological balance. Guests will visit the habitats of the Apatani, Tagin, Galo and Nyishi tribes.
Nagaland - Assam - Arunachal Pradesh
14 Days 13 Nights
Mon village of the Konyak tribes in Nagaland which falls both in India and Myanmar.
Ziro valley and villages of the Apatani tribe
Adi Galong and Adi Minyong tribal villages
India's longest rail cum road bridge 'Bogibeel Bridge'.
Accomodation Transport Meals
Airfare, Travel Insurance, Visa charges, Tips and expenses of personal nature.
Day 01 : Arrive Dibrugarh in Assam. Check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit an Assamese village.
Day 02 : This morning drive to Mon(6 hrs), in the state of Nagaland which is the headquarter of the Konyak tribe who are well known for their traditional dresses with feathered headgear and tattooed faces. The Konyaks were a headhunters tribe. On arrival, check-in at the homestay/ hotel. Overnight at Mon.
Day 03 : Excursion to Longwa (42 Km/ 2 hours). The beautiful Longwa village is ranked amongst the biggest villages in Mon. This unique village lies on the international boundary line between India and Myanmar. One half of the Konyak tribe chief’s house falls within the Indian Territory and the other half in Myanmar and has many interesting artifacts. The village has also become a major trade point between India and Myanmar. Thereafter drive back to Mon. Overnight at Mon.
Day 04 : Drive to Jorhat via Sibsagar (6 hrs). Visit the ancient Ahom kingdom monuments in Sibsagar. Stay in Jorhat.
Day 05 : Take a ferry to Majuli island. Check-in and sightseeing of the island.
Day 06 : Majuli island.
Day 07 : Today cross a ferry and then drive to Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh. (7 hrs). Ziro valley at the height of 5,754 ft is also known as the rice bowl of Arunachal Pradesh. It is famous for the Apatani Tribal people, who inhabit and cultivate rice in the valley. On arrival check into Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 : Today explore the Apatani tribal villages. The uniqueness of Apatani tribe is their face tattoos and big nose plug. Learn about the reason behind this uniqueness of the Apatani tribe. Like other tribes of the state they also believe in sun and the moon as a god known as Donyi Polo and have traditional altar in their home made up of Bamboo and Cane. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09 : After an early breakfast, drive to Daporijo (180 km / 7 hrs) visiting the villages on the way. Tagins and Hill Miris are the major tribe of this area. On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 : Today drive to Along (140 km / 6 hrs) enjoying the beautiful scenery on the way. The main tribe of this area is Adi Gallong. Visit their villages on the way. These villages are artistically built on the hill slop without using nails but only of bamboo and cane. On reaching Along check into hotel. Visit the local market in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 : Sightseeing of Along. Visit local villages. See the hanging bamboo bridges. Overnight at Along.
Day 12 : After breakfast, proceed to Pasighat. Enroute visit some Adi Minyong villages. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit local market. Overnight at Pasighat.
Day 13 : This morning, after breakfast, drive to Dibrugarh crossing Bogibeel bridge - the longest rail cum Road Bridge over the Brahmaputra River. Dibrugarh is a historic, old and important town of Assam. It is the tea capital of Assam with lush tea gardens all around the town producing the famous Assam Tea. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel
Day 14 : Transfer to Dibrugarh airport for your flight to Kolkata/ New Delhi and onward.