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Explore beautiful hill stations, tea
estates, mesmerising temples and
numerous national parks in search of
tigers and one-horned rhinos on an
exploration of the best of East India.
Beginning in Kolkata (Calcutta), this
tour takes in the highlights of the Indian
states of West Bengal, Assam and
Meghalaya, providing a perfect blend of
cultural and scenic highlights.
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Fly to Kolkata (Calcutta). Arrive the following
day and transfer to the Oberoi Grand for an
overnight stay. Afternoon at leisure or take an
optional half-day city tour. (N)
Midday flight to Dibrugarh and drive to Mancotta
Heritage Chang Bungalow for a 2-night stay.
Take a guided tour of the tea estate. This evening
enjoy a traditional Assam folk dance. (B, L, D)
Optional morning tea tasting before driving to
Naharkatiya to visit the village of Namphake.
Visit the monastery and interact with the local
Tai Phakial people. See the traditional houses
built on bamboo stilts. Later drive to Digboi to
visit the WWII Cemetery. (B, L, D)
Visit the Ahom monuments and the temples
of Sivasagar; both belong to the Ahom
dynasty, which dates back 600 years. Drive to
Nimatighat where you will board a private ferry
to Majuli, the world’s largest inhabited river
island. Stay overnight on the ABN Charaidew 1,
a de luxe 12-cabin houseboat. (B, L, D)
Explore the Vaishnava monasteries and visit
the local tribes. Take a private ferry back to
the mainland and drive to Kaziranga National
Park. Stay 2 nights at the Diphlu River Lodge.
(B, L, D)
Morning and afternoon 4x4 safaris. You are likely
to see herds of Indian elephants and one-horned
rhinos in close proximity. Optional evening visit
to the Kaziranga Biodiversity Centre. (B, L, D)
Head to Tezpur and visit the Mahabhairab
temple. One of the biggest and oldest Hindu
shrines in the world, it attracts hundreds
of devotees every day. Continue to Nameri National Park. Take a short jungle walk before
checking into the Wild Mahseer planter’s
bungalow for an overnight stay. (B, L, D)
Full-day drive to Shillong, a hill station set in a
cradle of tall pine conifers, pineapple shrubs
and heather-clad hills. Check in at the Ri Kynjai
hotel for 3 nights. (B, L, D)
Full-day tour of Shillong and the surrounding
area. Visit Mawlynnong, a picturesque village
known for its living root bridge. Continue by
boat along the Umngot river at Dawki on the
border of Bangladesh. (B, L, D)
Full-day visit to Jowai, a village known for
its monoliths and remnants of the Jaintia
Kingdom. Visit the palace, the Durga temple
and the biggest collection of monolith stones in
the world. (B, L, D)
Drive to Guwahati for an overnight stay at the
Radisson Blu. En route, visit Kamakhya temple,
the silk weaving village of Sualkuchi and the
ancient pilgrimage centre of Hajo. (B, L, D)
Transfer to Guwahati airport and fly to Kolkata.
Overnight at the Oberoi Grand. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is best suited to
the hardier traveller as it includes some
basic accommodation and some rougher
Available on request.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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Kolkata (Calcutta) was the capital of British India until 1911 and the character of this...