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North East India Wildlife Tour
Duration: 13 Nights/ 14 Days
Places Covered: Kolkata - Sunderbans - Manas - Guwahati - Kaziranga - Nameri
Day 1: Kolkata
Arrival in Kolkata
Upon your arrival at Kolkata Airport/Railway Station, you will be guided to the hotel. Check-in into the hotel and unleash yourself from all your clumsiness and tiredness.
Overnight stay in Kolkata.
Day 2: Kolkata to Sundarbans
Today morning, the crew members of the tour will meet you at the hotel and take you to the Sonakhali Jetty; this portion of the journey will take around 3 hours and will comprise of drive through picturesque countryside, local bazaars, fishing village and halt at local tea stalls.
Upon arrival in Sonakhali Jetty, your journey to the pristine world of Sunderbans will follow through. Boats at the jetty will take you on a river cruise of Hogol, Gomor, Durgaduani and Gumdi rivers; optional stopover at Gosaba, one of the earliest human settlements of Sunderbans can also be availed. While in Gosaba, you can visit Sir Danniel Hamilton's house, who was a Scottish Bnaker and the pioneer of India's Co-operative Movement.
Following the trails of these rivers, you will arrive at the resort. Lunch will be served on your arrival followed by birding and game cruise to Sudhanyakhali watch tower. Come evening, you will cruised back to the resort.
Overnight stay in the resort.
Day 3: Sunderbans
After having breakfast in the resort, you can get indulged into full-day game cruise and a birding tour to Netidhopani watch tower; however, it should be noted that this excursion tour is subjected to weather conditions. While jaunting around the watch tower, a lunch on board will enhance the liveliness of the cruise.
Evening will be enchanted by Bonobibi Yatra of the rural theatre by the local villagers. These plays depict the tales of the Tiger Lord, Forest Gods and Goddesses, fishermen and honey-gatherers accompanied with folk dance and music.
Dinner and overnight stay will be arranged at the resort.
Day 4: Sunderbans to Kolkata
Post breakfast, a guided tour to one of the nearby villages will bring you the opportunity to visit the rustic hamlet, interact with its natives and explore their indigenous aspects of life, culture, traditions, handicrafts, and household equipments. Hereafter, a guided and thrilling cruise of a manually-oared country boat will take you to the Do Banki watch tower, where you can enthral yourself with a canopy walk.
After having lunch, you will be cruised back to Sonakhali and later transferred back to Kolkata. Upon arrival in Kolkata, check-in into the hotel; overnight stay in Kolkata.
Day 5: Kolkata to Guwahati (By Flight)
Today morning, you will be flown to Guwahati. Upon your arrival in Guwahati, you will be escorted to Manas National Park which is located at the foothills of the majestic Himalayas. Arrival in Manas will be followed by checking-in into the resort; overnight stay in Manas.
Day 6: Manas National Park
Post breakfast, it will be the time for some thrill and adventure! After having breakfast, you will be guided towards Doimari and Mothanguri regions. Upon your arrival, lunch will be served and after having the meal, you will be hitting the rapids of the Manas River. With the completion of your river rafting, you will be guided back to the resort; dinner and overnight stay in the resort.
Day 7: Manas National Park
After having breakfast in the resort, you will be visiting the Bengal Florican Point within the park. This point lies within one of the two primary biomes of Manas National Park. With the completion of this tour, lunch will be served followed by a round mountain trail. Evening will be enchanted with a lively campfire and cultural programme by the local people; overnight stay in Manas.
Day 8: Manas National Park to Guwahati
Post breakfast, you will be transferred back to Guwahati. Arrival in Guwahati will be followed by checking-in into the hotel. Come evening, you can overwhelm yourself with a sunset cruise of the mighty Brahmaputra; overnight stay in Guwahati.
Day 9: Guwahati to Kaziranga National Park
Post breakfast, a visit to the sacred Kamakhya Temple will bring in a spiritual essence to the tour. After returning from the temple, you will be escorted to the Kaziranga National Park. On arrival at the park, you will be checked-in into the resort; overnight stay in the resort.
Day 10: Kaziranga National Park
An early morning Elephant ride will take you to the marshlands of Kaziranga. Witness the vibrant range of Kaziranga's wildlife and ride back to the resort. After having breakfast, a Jeep Safari will take you furthermore into the woods of the park. Post lunch, you can visit the Western range of the park. This region remains submerged during the rainy season and a prime location to spot the imposing One-horned Rhinos and other dwellers of the park. By the end of the day, you will be guided back to the resort; overnight stay in the resort.
Day 11: Kaziranga National Park
Jeep Safaris all through the park will keep you enchanted today. These safaris will be organised after breakfast and lunch. Over these rides, you can explore some of the remotest parts of the park and explore its vivacious flora and fauna to a better extent.
Day 12: Kaziranga National Park to Nameri National Park
With the advent of the sun, your stay in Kaziranga will come to an end and you will be transferred to Nameri National Park, which is located on the Eastern Himalayas. Upon arrival at the park, you will be checked-in the forest camp. After having lunch, you can go for a forest walk into the suburb and get familiar with the surroundings; overnight stay in the camp.
Day 13: Nameri National Park
After having breakfast, a short forest walk will allow you some time with the pristine and lively ambience of the park; post lunch, you can cruise the mighty waves of the Jia Bhoroli River. With the completion of your river rafting, you will be guided back to the camp; overnight stay in the camp.
Day 14: Nameri National Park to Guwahati
Today, this amazing wildlife tour will finally meet its final and concluding point. After having breakfast in the Nameri camp, you will be driven towards Guwahati and will be dropped at the Guwahati Airport; Arrive home with wonderful memories of your tour escorted by Vardhman Vacations