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Explore India's North Eastern States

This adventurous tour sees us heading right off the beaten track and exploring India's north-eastern states of Assam and Nagaland. After a brief stop in Guwahati we explore the tribal Khasi villages of Cherrapunjee and test out their ingenious living tree bridges. We spend time in Kaziranga National Park searching for rhino before moving on to Majuli Island, one of the world's largest river islands. Whilst in Nagaland we explore Ao Naga and Regma tribal villages as well as visiting Longwa, where half of the village is in India and the rest in Burma. On this departure we also spend two full days experiencing the annual Hornbill Festival.

Tour Highlights

  • Hornbill Festival - Spend two full days at Nagaland’s premier tribal festival
  • Cherrapunjee - Walk through Khasia tribal villages and test out their living root tree bridges
  • Kaziranga National Park - Take an elephant and jeep safari in search of Asian one-horned rhino
  • Majuli Island - Explore one of the world's largest river islands
  • Longwa - Visit the village which straddles the India Burmese border


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  • 1
    Join tour in Guwahati

  • 2
    Take a ferry to visit Umanda Temple

  • 3
    Drive to Cherrapunjee via Shillong Peak

  • 4
    Walk through the forest to unique tree root bridges

  • 5
    Drive to Kaziranga National Park

  • 6
    Early morning elephant and jeep safari

  • 7
    Time for an optional morning safari: drive to Kohima

  • 8
    Meet members of the Angami tribe at Jakhma and Kigwema

  • 9
    Full day at the Hornbill Festival

  • 10
    Full day at the Hornbill Festival

  • 11
    Visit Tseminyu Village en route to Mokochung

  • 12
    Take a ferry to Majuli Island

  • 13
    Explore the monasteries and villages of Majuli

  • 14
    Return to the mainland and drive to Mon, Nagaland

  • 15
    Visit Longwa Village, located in both India and Burma

  • 16
    Drive to Dibrugarh via the ancient capital of Sivasagar

  • 17
    Learn about the tea industry at a local tea garden

  • 18
    Tour ends in Dibrugarh

Tour notes

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Highlights of Assam and Nagaland
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Why Book this tour
This tour is ideal for people wanting to experience a different side of India. This busy itinerary travels through the remote north eastern states and spends time in Nagaland, a state more akin to South East Asia. The roads may be bumpy and the accommodation simple but the rewards for travelling through this little visited region are great with a chance to explore villages where headhunting was still taking place as late as the 1960s.
Included meals 17 15 15
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
4WD, Bus, Ferry
4 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Simple Lodge
7 nights Simple Hotel
2 nights Basic Hut
2 nights Basic Guesthouse
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Naturalist(s)
Group Size
Generally 8 - 12