Day 1 : Jorhat - Kaziranga
On arrival in Jorhat your guide and driver will escort you to Kaziranga National Park. Check into the lodge and rest of the day free to relax. Overnight in Kaziranga.
Meal plan: Dinner
Discover one-horned rhinos, elephants and other wildlife in Kaziranga National Park. Take a boat on the Brahmaputra River to Majuli, one of the largest river islands in the world, before finally entering Nagaland. Bordering onto Myanmar, Nagaland is steeped in history and tribal tradition. Wander through tribal villages and soak up the atmosphere at the Hornbill Festival, where Naga culture is brought to life in colourful song and dance. Visit the solemn WWII cemetery in Kohima then cross into Manipur and wander around India's only women-run market in Imphal and experience the tranquility of Loktak lake, known for its rich birdlife and rural culture.
Kaziranga National Park - Jorhat - Mon District - Sibsagar - Dimapur - Kohima - Imphal - Loktak Lake
Marvel at India's most incredible forts and palaces
Discover colonial Kolkata and the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve
Experience the best of North and South India
Spot lemurs, tigers & orangutans
Discover iconic sights of India, Nepal & Bhutan
Get under the skin of Asia's two best wildlife spots.
Travel through the Himalayan foothills to Ladakh
Himalayan mountains, unseen tribes & amazing wildlife
Experience Bhutan's rich culture, colonial Kolkata and rural life in Assam
Visit the two most populous countries on Earth.
Nomadic tribes, traditional textiles, crafts & Mewar Festival
India's Golden Triangle & the best of Sri Lanka.
Golden Triangle and the Himalayas
Fort cities, rural villages & camel fair
Aoling Festival, wildlife in Assam & natural beauty of Manipur
Tropical mountains, tea & spice plantations, and backwaters
Spot tigers, lions, leopards, buffalo, rhino & elephants
Wildlife, tribes & rural life in Assam, Nagaland and Manipur
Experience the flavours and exotic spices of South India
Temple towns of Tamil Nadu to backwaters of Kerala
Diverse wildlife in Assam and the Sunderbans
An intoxicating immersion into India's diversity
Coffee farms, wildlife and stone temples
Remote tribal cultures in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Nagaland
Uncover the religious diversity of India
Discover the huge diversity of North India's cuisine
Experience the thrill of the Indian jungle ...
Villages, temples, salt flats & the world's last Asiatic lions
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Lucknow, Varanasi & the wonders of Madhya Pradesh
Distinct tribal cultures, unique temples & traditional textiles
Houseboats, Himalayas & Hemis Festival
Colonial Kolkata, Darjeeling toy train & Buddhism
Rural villages, grand forts & wildlife
Set foot in Ladakh's hidden Himalayan valleys
Golden Triangle, tigers & exotic Goa
Tea, spices, backwaters & beaches
Discover the forts, palaces, villages and desert of Rajasthan
Waterfalls, hills and living bridges in North East India
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