Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO conferred World Heritage Site with the world’s highest population density of tigers and home to the endangered one-horned rhinoceros. Experience the thrill of spending a night inside the park surrounded by the nocturnal cries of wild animals. Visit the neighbouring tea estate of Addabarie with the echoes of colonialism still ringing in the ancient British bungalows. Kaziranga National Park also has the largest orchid garden in India with several hundred varieties of rare and exquisite orchids. Make a trip to Majuli island to visit some of the ancient satras (neo- Vaishnavite monasteries) and discover the traditional art of mask making practised by the Mishing tribe. Stop at the town of Jorhat for a visit to the oldest burning oil lamp in the world and discover relics of the ancient Ahom dynasty in Sivasagar.
Best time to visit: November to April
Please Note: Any changes to safari timings or park closures are at the sole discretion of the Forest Department. Ahom is not responsible for the cancellation of any safaris made by the park authorities and will be unable to provide any compensation for the same.
What is included in the tour
- Hotel accommodation in Kaziranga, Majuli
- Ferry ride to Jorhat
- Jeep safari inside Kaziranga National Park
- All local transport in premium SUVs
- All meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea
- Transfers to and from Guwahati and Dibrugarh airports
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any personal purchases
- Any additional services (eg. organised cultural shows)
- Any additional beverages like alcohol
- Travel insurance (if any)
- Air travel
- Any meal not specified in itinerary
- Spot exotic wildlife on a jeep safari in Kaziranga National Park
- Experience the thrill of the wild with overnight stay at a Kaziranga hotel
- Discover neo-vaishnavite culture at the satras in Majuli Island
- Interact with tribal Mishing community
- Visit old relics of the Ahom dynasty at Sivasagar
- Experience quaint colonial life at Addabarie Tea Estate
- Arrive at Guwahati where our representative will receive you at the airport. Drive to Kaziranga National Park in our luxury SUV where complimentary hotel towels and min eral water bottles will be provided for your comfort. En route, we will make a brief stop at Sonapur, home to the Treasured Wheel Museum that has several vintage automobiles and motorbikes on display dating back to World War II. After this, we continue our journey to Kaziranga National Park. On arrival, you will check into a hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival, you can enjoy a late lunch or snacks. The rest of the afternoon can be used to relax and recover from the exhaustion of the day’s journey. In the evening, enjoy a bonfire and traditional Bihu dance on request. Tonight, dinner is a traditional Assamese fare of local delicacies. There are both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options to choose from. After dinner, you can retire to your rooms for an early night.
- Today we get an early start for a jeep safari inside Kaziranga National Park. The safari will begin at the Bagodi/Kohora range and include an extensive tour of the park. Keep your camera ready to capture the variety of birds and animals that you’re likely to spot throughout the range. After the exciting morning excursion, return to the hotel for breakfast. After a short rest and freshening up, visit the Kaziranga Orchid and Bio-Diversity Park, the largest orchid park in India with hundreds of species of the exotic flower. After a quick lunch back at the hotel, visit the famous Addabarie tea estate near Tezpur. The expanse of rolling tea gardens and colonial-era British bungalows make this a popular destination for tourists. From Addabarie, depart for Majuli Island. We reach our hotel in the late evening. After a long day’s exertions it’s an early night after dinner.
- Today, we visit the famous satras or neo-Vaishna vite monasteries in Majuli to learn about their fascinating culture and history. Satras typically include a prayer hall (Namghar) at the centre with surrounding dormitories for resident monks. In addition to the rich cultural heritage of Assam, these Satras have been preserving antiques invaluable to Assamese history. These include weapons, jewellery, utensils, etc and can be found displayed at the satras. The largest river island in the world is also home to several indigenous tribes of whom the Mishing tribe is the largest community. We will visit a Mishing village in Majuli and discover their ancient trades and crafts including the rare art of mask making, weaving and pottery. We return to our hotel in the evening and unwind with a glass of locally brewed rice beer called ‘Apong’. Dinner is an authentic Assamese spread made with fresh local produce and includes such delicacies as ‘Paro Manxho’ or pigeon meat in an aromatic gravy, Komora diya Hanhor Manxho, a spicy duck- meat curry cooked with ash gourd and ‘Xaak aru bhaji’, a vegetarian delight cooked with herbs and an assortment of spices.
- Today, we have an early breakfast at the hotel and then depart by ferry to Jorhat. Here, we visit the oldest burning oil lamp in the world at Dhekiakhua Bor Namghor. Also on our itinerary today is the Lachit Maidan, named after the bravest army general of the old Ahom army, Lachit Borphukan. Each year the best cadre from the National Defence Academy (NDA) is awarded with an honour named after the legendary general. You can spend the rest of the evening exploring the town with a stop at the famed silk showroom for an Assamese treasure to take back home. Return to the hotel for the last night of the tour.
- After breakfast, leave for Sivasagar located 60 kilometres away from Jorhat and known as the capital of the ancient Ahom dynasty. This is the longest unbroken dynasty in the history of India, having ruled most of north east for 600 years between 1228- 1826 CE. Be awed by the engineering brilliance of ‘Rang Ghar’ and ‘Talatal Ghar’ at Sivasagar. Sivasagar literally translates to ‘ocean of Shiva’. The name is apt as the town is built around a massive man-made water tank. Talatal Ghar was initially built as a base camp for the Ahom army. It has three underground storeys that remain closed to the public and four storeys above. Talatal Ghar like much of Ahom structures resembles Mughal architecture. It includes an octagonal temple and large open terrace. Recent excavations by ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) have discovered more wooden structures and logs at the site. Rang Ghar on the other hand was the royal sports pavilion where Ahom kings would watch traditional games like buffalo and elephant fights. From Shivsagar, we depart to Dibrugarh airport where the trip comes to an end and you leave for your onward journey.