Day 1 : Dibrugarh - Sibsagar
Arrive into Dibrugarh. Your guide and driver will escort you to Sibsagar, the former capital of the Ahom Dynasty. Evening free to rest. Overnight in Sibsagar.
Meal plan: Dinner
Culture | Tribal
Remote tribal cultures in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Nagaland
Head into India's remote North East, and stumble upon a way of life and a diversity of tribal culture few have witnessed. Starting in the former Ahom capital, Sibsagar, you will cross into Nagaland and come face-to-face with the proud Konyak tribe of Mon. Visit the unique Vaishnavite Satras of Majuli, one of the world's largest river islands situated in the mighty Brahmaputra. Take the ferry and cross the border into the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh, where you will meet the Apatani tribe of Ziro, recognisable by their nose-plugs and facial tattoos. Finally, pass through tribal villages and stunning scenery to Dumporijo and Basar, home to the Tagin and Galo tribes.
Sibsagar - Mon District - Majuli - Ziro - Daporijo - Basar - Dibrugarh
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