Situated on the Eastern foothills of the mighty Himalayas, Assam is a pristine land of blue mountains, shimmering rivers and lush green valleys. It is also a part of the seven sisters states of North East India which include the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya.
It is a prime tourist location for people seeking to not only spend some time among the blissful nature and wildlife but also indulge in some age old traditions and witness the rich cultural heritage. This 9 days and 8 nights of Assam tour package ensures that you experience Assam’s jewels in all its worth.
- Guwahati sightseeing and shopping
- Day excursion to Jorhat from Sivasagar
- Sightseeing and safari experience at Kaziranga
- Visit to the biggest river island in the world - Majuli
- Tezpur temple tour
Day 1 :Arrival in Guwahati
Upon arriving at Guwahati you will be immediately checked in to your hotel. You have the option of exploring the surroundings since the remaining of your day will be meant only for your leisure activities.
You can gorge on some local delicacies like, ouu khatta, xaak aru bhaji, aloo pitika, khaar among a whole array of other eatables.
You can also go shopping for some locally made items like, Assam tea, traditionally produced blanket (laichampi), clay toys, Assamese silk apparels, and artistic wall hangings among so much more.
Day 2 :Guwahati – Jorhat
Today your journey will commence towards the ‘cultural capital of Assam’, Jorhat, which is also one of the prime centres of pilgrimage for Vaishnavites. Upon your arrival you will be checked in to your allocated hotel and the evening time will be free for you to check out some of the local sightseeing areas. You can pay a visit to the famous Garh Ali, which is known as the commercial hub of the town of Jorhat. You will also be free to roam around in the local marketplaces and shop for locally produced items like, northeastern fabrics and handicrafts.
Day 3 :Jorhat – Sivasagar – Jorhat
Your today’s excursion will involve a visit to Sivasagar, which is located at a distance of 60 km and is well known for its ruins of Ahom palaces and monuments. The entire place is surrounded by Dehing rainforest giving the whole place a vibe of tranquillity and serenity.
Some of the prime centres of attraction here are, Tai Ahom museum, which is a traditional museum dedicated entirely to the Ahom dynasty, who ruled here for 600 years before the oncoming of the British reign. You will then visit charaideo, which homes almost 150 mummy like structures of Ahom kings (maidams).
Some of the other sites for tourist visitation include the second largest man-made tank in Assam known as Bor Pukhuri which was made by Queen Madambika in the year 1734 in memory of her late husband. You will then be taken to a holy site of Sivadol, which is the tallest Lord Shiva temple in India. This pilgrimage site also consists of two massive temples of Bishnudol and Devidol.
You will then return to Jorhat late in the afternoon. After freshening up you will be made to explore the tea gardens in the nearby areas. The tea estates here are considered to be a hidden jewel of Jorhat where you can take a rejuvenating stroll and buy yourself some premium organic tea.
Day 4 :Jorhat – Majuli – Kaziranga National Park
Today will be the day when you will head on towards Kaziranga national park while stopping on your way at the biggest River island in the world, Majuli, which can only be reached via an exciting and enjoyable ferry ride. You will be crossing the mighty Brahmaputra River and upon your arrival to this seat of Vaishnavite monasteries, you will be taken for a visit to Satras. These unique Satras are not just centres of pilgrimage but are also a site for performing arts.
After a visit to this unique place, you will be transferred to Kaziranga national park.
Day 5 :Kaziranga National Park Sightseeing
Your early morning time will commence with a unique elephant safari, where you will experience the wildlife from elephant’s backs. Be sure to carry all the rules and regulations of the national park and not disturb the natural environment in any way.
You will then be taken back to your forest resort where you will freshen up and then head back out again for a jeep safari of the central zone. Later on in the evening, you will be taken to the western zone of the national park where you will spot several different bids and animals including the famous one-horned rhinoceros before heading back to your hotel.
Day 6 :Kaziranga National Park
You will be taken to the central quadrant of the Kaziranga national park on a jeep and later on after lunch, you will be guided to Burapahar range for bird watching. Here you will encounter some of the most unique and one of a kind migratory birds that flock this region during ON season.
Later in the evening, you will finally head back concluding the day.
Day 7 :Kaziranga – Tezpur
Before heading out to Tezpur in the morning, you will be taken on a calming stroll along the river banks and through the nearby rubber plantations. Tezpur, which literally means ‘the city of blood’, is a city engulfed in age-old mythology and is known for its scenic and exquisite beauty. You will be checked in to your hotel, and the evening time is dedicated for you to explore this city enveloped in deep heritage.
Day 8 :Tezpur – Guwahati
You will head on to Guwahati early in the morning where upon arriving you will be checked in to your hotel. In the afternoon you will be taken to the famous Kamakhya Devi temple, which is one of the 51 Shakti Pithas in India which makes this temple an important pilgrimage site for Durga worshippers.
Later on in the evening you will be taken on a boat cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra River where the soothing sunset will bring peace to your mind.
Day 9 :Guwahati Departure
Post breakfast in the morning you will be transferred to Guwahati airport so that you head on to your onward destination.
- Meals as per itinerary
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Driver allowance, fuel price, parking charges etc
- Guided sightseeing tour
- Pick up and drop off service
- Any expense of personal nature
- Extra charges in case of an emergency
- Monument entrance fees, camera charges
- Tipping, shopping, portage, laundry etc
- Anything not in the inclusions section
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q.How far is Jorhat from Guwahati?
A. Jorhat is about 7 hours of road journey away from Guwahati.
Q.What is the best time to visit Kaziranga?
A. November to March is the best time to visit Kaziranga national park.
Q.Why is Majuli famous?
A. Majuli island holds the Guinness world record for being the largest river island in the world.
Q.What is Jorhat famous for?
A. Jorhat is famous for its extensive tea gardens.
Q.What are the best things to do in Assam?
A. Go on river cruising, go on wildlife safari, attend a local festival, try out local assamese cuisines etc.