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Shillong – Tezpur Package – 08 Nights & 09 Days

Shillong - Bhalukpong - Tawang - Bomdila - Tezpur
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Duration

08 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Guwahati – Shillong (110 kms 3 hrs approx..)

Transfer from Guwahati airport/railway station to Shillong en route visit Umium Lake.

Shillong became the first capital of the State of Meghalaya. Located in undulating pine covered hills, the city has a milder climate than tropical India. The city centre is 1496m above sea level and currently has a population of around 270,000. Home to several waterfalls, it is also known as the Scotland of the East. The British legacy is still visible in the architecture and food habits of the population.

Overnight at Shillong.

Day 2

Shillong – Cherrapunjee – Shillong (60 kms 2 hrs each way)

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Cherrapunjee.

Cherrapunji in Meghalaya is one of the wettest places on the planet and the only place in India to receive rain throughout the year. The town of Cherrapunji is nestled in the East Khasi Hills about 50 km southwest of the state’s capital, Shillong. Cherrapunji, also known as Sohra or Churra, means ‘the land of oranges’. The cliffs of Cherrapunji also offer stunning views of the plains of Bangladesh.

Visit to Arwah Cave, Nahkhalikai Falls, Mwasmai Cave, Rama Krishna Mission Museum, Seven Sister Falls, Dainthlen Waterfalls and Eco Park and Rama Krishna Mission Museum.

Return back to Shillong en route visit Shillong peak and Elephanta Falls.

Overnight at Shillong.

Day 3

Shillong– Bhalukpong (310 kms 6-7 hrs approx..)

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bhalukpung.

Bhalukpung is a small town located along the southern reaches of the Himalayas in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in India. 

Fish angling and river rafting are the principal tourist activities in Bhalukpung. Tourist attractions in Bhalukpung include the Pakhui Game Sanctuary and Tipi Orchidariurm, which hosts over 2600 cultivated orchids from 80 different species.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 4

Bhalukpung – Dirang (160 kms 4-5 hrs approx.)

After breakfast visit to the Tipi Orchidariurm in Bhalukpung and continue drive to Dirang.

Dirang is an almost picture-perfect Tibetan – Monpa stone village marred only by the main road. Above the picturesque stone houses rises a steep rocky hill topped with Old Dirangs Gompa and several walls.

Overnight at Dirang.

Day 5

Dirang – Tawang (150 kms 5 hrs approx)

After breakfast drive to Tawang.

En-route witness the snowcapped Sella Pass at 14000 ft and the Jaswant Garh War Memorial. (Legend has it that Jaswant (Mahavir Chakra Awardee (Posthumous) of 4th Batallion Garhwal Rifles), fought a lone battle against the invading Chinese during the 1962 war. His spirit is still believed to protect the place).

Tawang is situated at an altitude of 3500m. The natural beauty and solitude of Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi ranges, Tawang chu River and Tawang Valley are mesmerizing. The inhabitants of the districts are all of Monpa tribes except Shyo village which is dominated by people of Tibetan Origin.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 6

Tawang

Breakfast at the hotel.

Proceed for sightseeing of 400 years (17th century) old Tawang Monastery which is the second largest monastery in the world after Potala Palace in Tibet. The building is about 113 feet long and 80 feet wide and houses valuable antiquities, books and manuscripts-handwritten and printed. Later visit Tawang War Memorial, a 40 foot high multi-hued memorial, has a structure constructed in stupa design. Dedicated to the martyrs of Sino-Indo War held in 1962, this memorial is nestled among beautiful peaks, which overlooks the Tawang-Chu valley.

Rest of the day free to stroll round the streets of the town.

Overnight in Tawang.

Day 7

Tawang – Bomdila (180 kms 6 hrs approx..)

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bomdila.

Bomdila is the headquarters of West Kameng district located at the height of 8500 ft above the sea level. It has a lot of attractions for the tourists with its cool climate, Apple orchards, artistic people, snow-capped Himalayan peaks and Buddhist Gompas. The Buddhist monastery of Bomdila is the repository of culture. 

Explore the town in the afternoon.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8

Bomdila – Tezpur (160 kms 4 hrs approx.)

After breakfast drive from Bomdila to Tezpur.

Little more than a utilitarian stopover for travellers journeying into Arunachal Pradesh or Upper Assam, Tezpur is a charming town with some beautifully kept parks, attractive lakes and enchanting views of the mighty Brahmaputra River as it laps the town’s edge.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 9

Tezpur – Guwahati airport/station(190 kms 3.5 hrs approx.)

After breakfast drive from Tezpur to Guwahati in time for onward connection.

Included/Excluded

  • Road Taxes and Parking charges.
  • Inner Line Permit Charges for visit to Arunachal Pradesh.
  • All transfers and sightseeing-using vehicle as mentioned.
  • 08 nights accommodation at the hotels as per meal plans.
  • GST 5 %.
  • Any Airfare.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Entry fees at monuments and guide services.

Tour's Location

Shillong - Bhalukpong - Tawang - Bomdila - Tezpur

FAQs

When and where does the tour end?
Your tour will conclude in San Francisco on Day 8 of the trip. There are no activities planned for this day so you're free to depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to give yourself time to fully experience the wonders of this iconic city!
When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which gives you a chance to settle into your hotel and explore Los Angeles. The only planned activity for this day is an evening welcome meeting at 7pm, where you can get to know your guides and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
What is the age range?
This tour has an age range of 12-70 years old, this means children under the age of 12 will not be eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out G Adventures self-assessment form.

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