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Wildlife Holiday Pacakges

India has many national parks situated in the quite and calm locations and are the most picturesque wildlife parks in the world The natural habitat of the one-horned rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis), lions, tigers, chital, and other wildlife species. The tall grasslands and riverine forests are suitable habitats for the wildlife fauna and flora. There are many marshes, interconnecting streams and lakes. You can explore the best wildlife sanctuaries of India in the wildlife holiday packages.

Day 1:

KOLKATA - DIBRUGARH
Morning arrive Dibrugarh from Kolkata by flight . Afternoon explore the riverbank of the Brahmaputra - ferries etc.
Overnight you will be staying in a Plantation Property -Tea Bungalow located a few miles outside Dibrugarh, off the Dibrugarh -Tinsukia road.

Day 2:

DIBRUGARH - NAMDAPHA
Early morning take a leisurely stroll amidst the tea bushes. Later depart for rugged journey into Arunachal Pradesh to Miao (200 kms/5 hrs). En-route visit the Handicrafts Centre of the Tibetian Community near Miao. Meet forest officials and Wildlife staff at Miao. Drive onward to Namdapha National Park to stay at Deban overnight in a forest lodge inside the park.

Day 3:

NAMDAPHA
After an early breakfast trek to Firmbase (13kms/5hrs). One can see the Hoolock Gibbon (Only ape found in India) and magnificent Indian Great Pied Hornbill enroute. Evening enjoy the excellent view and bird life of Namdapha River. See the diverse fauna and flora available. Overnight you will be in the forest guest house.

Day 4:

NAMDAPHA
Early morning trek to Hornbill Camp (8kms/4h). Namdapha is a Ornithologists' paradise with a great variety of avian life in this park. Overnight camping Hornbill jungle Camp.

Day 5:

NAMDAPHA
Morning trek to Bulbulia (2kms/1h) and return to Hornbill. Afternoon explore the area around Hornbill camp to enjoy the floral and faunal diversity of Namdapha.

Day 6:

NAMDAPHA

Trek to Haldibari and explore the area. Trek back to Deban (25 kms/7 hrs). Overnight you will be at Forest lodge in Deban.

Day 7:

NAMDAPHA - DIGBOI
Early morning transfer by surface to Digboi(120 kms/3 hrs) via the Stilwell Road to Ledo. At Digboi visit the 2nd World War Allied Forces Cemetery and the Oil Museum of the Oldest operating Oil Refinery in the World.
Overnight you will be at the Tinsukia hotel or a tea bungalow.

Day 08:

TINSUKIA
Early morning transfer to Dibru Saikhuwa National Park (17 kms/30 mins) for a full day exploration and birwatching inside the park.
During the river crossing of the Brahmaputra by boat, we may see river ducks
and birds. The Park has sandy, grassy banks where bird watching is normally
done. Return to Tinsukia. Overnight at Hotel

Day 09:

TINSUKIA-JORHAT
Morning transfer by surface to Jorhat (212 kms/7 hrs). On arrival you will check into your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10:

JORHAT-MAJULI
Transfer to Neematighat and and board on to the boat to ferry on the Brahmaputra to Majuli Island. (About 2 hours) Visit the temple in Majuli and later return to Jorhat. Overnight at hotel

Day11:

MAJULI - NAGALAND - MON
Drive into Mon (Nagalang) 180 km. 8 hrs drive. Situated at altitude of
897m.Mon is home of the Konyak tribe. We need to avoid Mon and go to Mukokchong straightway. Two days consecutively these people cannot drive for 8 hours. Overnight at Hotel/Government Guest House

Day 12

MON - MUKOKCHONG
Drive to Mokochung140km approx. 8hrs drive. This picturesque town, altitude
1325 metres, is the cultural center of the Ao tribe. Overnight at Hotel/Government Guest House

Day 13

MUKOKCHONG - KOHIMA
Drive to Kohima 162km via Wokha 8 hrs to 9 hrs drive. Is it not possible to drive via Longkhum village to shorten the drive a bit. Kohima the capital of Nagaland is situated at an altitude of 1444 mts. A beautiful town with
panoramic views. If time permits, visit to Bara Basti one the most populous
tribal villages in Asia, World War Cemetery, Museum, emporium, and Local
market etc. Overnight in hotel

Day 14

KOHIMA - KAZIRANGA
Morning transfer by surface to Wild grass Resort in Kaziranga National Park (Assam) via Dimapur.(150km;7 hrs).
Stay at the Wild Grass Lodge for three nights.
(Modest jungle lodge- one of the best available in the resort)
With an accommodation of 21 rooms, Wild Grass Lodge is situated by a stream in the paddy fields and forest. The lodge has the facility of arranging elephant rides and walks through the forest and tea plantations.

Day 15

Wild Grass Resort Kaziranga National Park
Early morning enjoy the elephant ride.
Afternoon enjoy the game drives.
Kaziranga National Park, situated in the northeastern state of Assam, is one of the most picturesque wildlife parks in India. The natural habitat of the one-horned rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis), Kaziranga lies on the southern banks of the Brahmaputra River, northeast of Assam's capital Guwahati. The predominant vegetation is a mixture of tall grasslands and riverine forests. There are many marshes, interconnecting streams and ox-bow lakes, known locally as 'bheels' or 'bils'. To the south of the park lie the Mikir hills which rise to over 1,000 metres elevation. Kaziranga wildlife sanctuary is famous for its Indian Rhinoceros population which is estimated at about 1500 and is by far the best place to see them in India. (this species in unique to the subcontinent, with the second largest population of 400+ found in Chitwan, Nepal). Other large mammals include the Water Buffalo, Swamp Deer and Gangetic Dolphin. The park may be explored by riding elephant or 4-wheel drive motor vehicles. There are several watch towers. The nearby Panbari Reserve Forest is the best place to see the Hoolock Gibbon. The riverine habitat consists primarily of tall, dense grasslands interspersed with open forests, interconnecting streams and numerous small lakes or 'bheels'Apart from being the home of the one-horned rhino, it is also the natural habitat of wild buffaloe, wild boar, elephants, Barasingha leopard, tiger, hoolock gibbon, capped langur, rock python, monitor lizard, various species of eagles, partridge, bar-headed geese, whistling teal, the highly endangered Lesser Florican, herons, pelicans and water fowls.

Day 16 Wild Grass Resort Kaziranga National Park

Morning and afternoon enjoy the game drives. Overnight at resort.

Day 17 Wild Grass Resort Kaziranga National Park

Morning and afternoon enjoy the game drives. Overnight at resort.

Day 18 Kaziranga NP- Guwahati
In the morning transfer by surface to Guwahati (5-6 hrs) On arrival check in to Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok.
A Government approved three-star hotel, Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok is located on the banks of River Brahmaputra, 23 kms from the Guwahati airport and one km from the railway station. This centrally air-conditioned hotel has a multi-cuisine restaurant and a bar. Each air-conditioned room has the facility of a telephone, television and a private bathroom with bath and/or shower and toilet.

Day 19

Guwahati
Morning go for a guided sightseeing tour in Guwahati covering Nabagraha Temple, Basistha Ashram, State Museum, Zoo cum Botanical garden, Hajo and local shopping center.
Capital of the state, Guwahati is on the banks of the Brahmaputra River. It has many ancient Hindu temples but its main importance is as a gateway to the northeast and the wildlife reserves.

Day 20

Guwahati - Delhi
Morning you will be transferred by surface to the airport in time to board your flight (S2112;1540:1825) to Delhi. Upon arrival to Delhi you will be met and transferred to hotel Uppal's Orchid for rest and wash. Later you have assisted transfer to IGIA for flight to London.

Extension
Kaziranga NP- Kolkata via Guwahati
In the morning transfer by surface to Guwahati (5-6 hrs) in time to board your flight 9W207 (1205:1315 Daily). Met upon arrival and transfer to hotel Taj Bengal for overnight stay.
Taj Bengal is situated 25 kms from the airport in the lush green Alipore, the elite residential area of Calcutta, and within easy reach of the city centre. A Government approved five-star deluxe hotel, Taj Bengal has 229 rooms including 12 suites. The hotel has a shopping arcade, health club, an outdoor pool, four restaurants and a bar. Each air-conditioned bedroom has a telephone, television and a private bathroom with bath and/or shower and toilet.

Day 21

Kolkata - Sunderban Biosphere Reserve/National Park
Morning we will be transfered by surface to SonaKhali. (3 hrs)
Arrive at the Jetty and transfer to boat. Briefing by the naturalist. Cruise to Sudhanyakhali watchtower through creeks, canals and mangroves.
Afternoon visit to Sajnekhali watch tower and Mangrove Interpretation centre. Anchor for the day.
Overnight we will be on boat.

Day 22

Sunderban Biosphere Reserve/National Park
Morning we will be birding while cruising through the creeks and later we will go for village tour. Later we will go for a cruise to Bagna and Burir Dabri watchtower.
Evening local cultural show in village Bali with local cusine.
Later we cruise back to anchoring point.
Overnight we will be on boat.


Day 23

Kolkata
Morning creeks cruise by manually oared country boat for about an hour.
Later we cruise to Dobanki and Netidhobani watchtower.
Afternoon we cruise back to Sonakhali. Met upon arrival and transferred to Hotel Taj Bengal
Overnight at hotel.

Day 24

Kolkata
Early morning go for an optional urban bird-watching tour to Botanical Gardens with Prakriti Samsad the local partner of Important Bird Area India program. Later in the day go for a city sightseeing and shopping.
Calcutta is a city of glaring contrasts: a curious blend of the old and the new, partly feudal, partly born out of growing urbanization, partly un-definable. It is a medley of the east and the west, a graft of a European city imposed on the Asian scape that gives Calcutta its bewildering charm, confusion and excitement. Being just about 300 years old, Calcutta hardly has many great historical monuments. Perhaps, the oldest remembered is the site where the Kalighat Temple now stands. Today Calcutta is the largest city in India with a population over 10 million and boasts of India's first ever Metro rail system. It is a city that shocks on first impression but eventually the visitor falls in love with it. The sightseeing of the city includes a visit to the Victoria Memorial, Calcutta's most imposing and monumental dream in marble opened by the Prince of Wales in 1921 and often called the "Taj" of the British Raj, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Indian Museum, the largest in India, with one of the best collections of Indian art.
Evening optional boat ferry on the river Ganges. Overnight at hotel

Day 25

Kolkata - London
Morning transfer by surface to NSBIA in time to board.

Please note that the above tour can also be modified so as the extension will include Darjeeling or Kalimpong if that is required. Please also note that the manjuli part of the tour can also be arranged at the end of the tour from Guwahati.

I hope that this itinerary though rather late will suffice the need. I do apologise for the delay but the extreme nature of the itinerary makes the cross checking part which is essential very delayed.

All tours are customizable and can be extended as per requirements
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