This tour stays at Kohima Camp, set up exclusively for the colourful and exotic Hornbill festival in December.
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Fly to Kolkata, via Dubai, with Emirates. (N)
Transfer to the Oberoi Grand / Taj Bengal for 2 nights. Afternoon city tour including the Victoria Memorial, St John's Church and Colonial Buildings, the Botanical Gardens, Mother Teresa's orphanage, the gothic St. Paul's cathedral and the Indian Museum. (N)
Morning visit to the flower market and cruise on the River Hooghly. (B)
Fly to Dimapur and drive to Kohima. Stay for 5 nights at The Kohima Camp, Nagaland. These spacious tents are elegantly furnished with essential modern conveniences and come with the services of a private butler. (B, D)
Morning visit to Kisama village for the Hornbill festival. Often described as the 'Festival of Festivals', the Hornbill festival is a riot of colour as the 16 different tribes of Nagaland showcase the various aspects of Naga life, including their folk music, dance forms, handicrafts, and traditional sporting events such as wrestling and archery. Afternoon visit to the tribal Kigwema village. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Hornbill festival. Afternoon visit to a traditional Naga village. Your walking tour takes you past striking houses built in a unique style and includes a visit to the massive granaries that families use to store grains for years. The tour ends with a glass of the local rice beer called khie. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Hornbill festival to see the various tribes perform their traditional dances. Afternoon, exploration of Phesama village. (B, L, D)
Morning tour of Kohima including a visit to the world war two memorial which marks the 50-day battle in 1944 where 3,500 British and Indian soldiers faced 15,000 Japanese invaders. Continue to the picturesque village of Khonoma, a stronghold of the Angami tribe, famous for its arts and crafts and scenic terraced rice fields. (B, L, D)
Fly to Kolkata. Overnight at the Oberoi Grand
(or similar). (B)
Fly to London, via Dubai, with Emirates. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
The Oberoi Grand is located in the heart of the city, near the main monuments and shopping district. It is 22 km from the international airport, which takes approximately 45 minutes by road.
The hotel has been a feature of Kolkata (Calcutta) for over 125 years and it combines classic Victorian architecture with modern facilities. It has 6 categories of rooms and suites. Deluxe rooms offer a panoramic view of the city and some luxury rooms have a private balcony overlooking the central courtyard. Premier rooms feature four-poster beds and private balconies and classic suites overlook the pool and garden. Set amid the palm-fringed courtyard and pool are the deluxe suites and the 3 luxury suites, each measuring 84 sqm, feature four balconies overlooking the hotel grounds. All rooms have a satellite television, DVD player, Internet access, safe, telephone and mini bar.
The hotel ha...
Set in the elegant residential area of Alipore, the Taj Bengal is a tranquil oasis for the discerning traveller. It is just 2km from the city's commercial centre and is within walking distance of the Victoria Memorial, Royal Calcutta Race Course, Horticulture Gardens, National Library and the Zoological Gardens.
The Taj Bengal combines stylish, modern architecture with a grand central atrium and interiors decorated with genuine antiques and fine art. Its 228 rooms and suites combine traditional decor with modern amenities such as satellite televisions, DVD players, wireless internet access, tea / coffee making facilities, safes and minibars. There are eight different room categories to choose from, ranging from Standard rooms to Presidential suites.
There is a selection of bars and restaurants at the hotel from the fine dining restaurant serving continental and European cuisine...
The Kohima Camp, Nagaland, owned by The Ultimate Travelling Camp, is set at the foothills of the picturesque Japfü Mountain, in the heart of the Angami Naga country. It offers individually designed, luxurious tented accommodation for those seeking to explore off the beaten track without compromising on their creature comforts. Operating for only 10 days in a year, the camp is set up exclusively for the exotic and colourful Hornbill festival, an indigenous celebration of the warrior tribes of Nagaland. The spacious tents are elegantly furnished with essential modern conveniences and the services of a private butler. The camp's other facilities include a restaurant that serves local, as well as international...
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ENA2016: 8 Nights
Kolkata (Calcutta) was the capital of British India until 1911 and the character of this...