Assam is a multi-faceted state. Dominating the remote North-East of India with its sheer size and population, this region is home to a large variety of flora and fauna. Every year thousands of wildlife enthusiasts, conservationists and naturalist converge here to re-discover their tryst with nature. It has a wealth of rarest and highly endangered species of wildlife including Pygmy Hog, Golden Langur, Clouded Leopard, Hoolock Gibbon, White-Winged Woodduck, Tiger, Hispid Hare, Swamp Deer etc. and of course the Tiger and the unmistakable one-horned Indian Rhino. The state is home to many national parks – Manas, Nameri and Kaziranga to name a few and that’s where our wildlife experience is going to be focused on. However, beyond the wild is the beautiful island of Majuli on Brahmaputra, Sibasagar - ancient capital of Ahom the erstwhile rulers of Assam, ancient Kamakhya temple and more.
Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius.Edward O. Wilson
- Destination: Assam
- Nearest City (Airport): Guwahati
- Nearest City (Railway Station): Guwahati
- Dates: On request
- Best Months: November to April
- Level: Easy to Moderate
- Guide: Available
- Price: On request
The Wild Assam experience is going to explore the Wildlife Triangle : Manas National Park, Nameri National Park and Kaziranga National Park. While the three national parks are similar, yet they are different in terms of wildlife and the natural ecosystem.
However, don’t stop just at the National Parks. Visit Majuli. Tucked in the mighty Brahmaputra, Majuli is the world’s largest river island. Majuli is known the world over in academic circles for the Satras (monastery), which have preserved the Vaishnavite culture. The crops are sowed and they blossom. The people staying here know how to swim and row a boat even before they walk and talk. The island’s beauty is its changing colours.
If you have made that trip to Majuli, then do try to visit Sibsagar. It was the capital of the Ahom who Ruled Assam for Six hundred years. The town is a Major Tourist attraction for the Historical Monuments. It is interesting to note that all the temples as well as the Palaces during the Ahom rules bears testimony to the use of locally available building materials like Bora Chaul (a sticky variety of rice grain) yolk of duck egg, black lentils and others. The grains can still be found in its original form even after hundreds of years of its construction.
And back in Guwahati, take a sunset or evening boat cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra. Visit the ancient Kamakhya temple. The origin of Kamakhya is Pre-Aryan. Situated atop the Nilachal hill the foremost shrine of Assam. Kamakhya is an ancient seat of Tantric and Shakti cults of Hinduism. The original temple was destroyed by the invading Muslims in their crusade against Hindu temples and idols in the early part of 16th century. Ultimately it was restored from ruins by King Naranarayan of the Koches and rebuilt in its present form in 1565 AD.
The wild experience doesn’t end here as you indulge yourself in the local cuisine, explore markets and shop for some amazing handicrafts and handwoven silk esp. the local Muga silk.
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Sample Itinerary: The Three National Parks
- Day 1 / Guwahati - Manas National Park ( 5 hrs approx.)
- Arrive at Guwahati airport/railway station and move to Manas with overnight stay. Manas National Park is UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve in Assam, India. Located in the Himalayan foothills, it is adjacent with the Royal Manas National park in Bhutan. The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog. Its core area is 500 Sq Km and records 60 species of mammals, 350 species of birds and its diversity of habitat is very high.
- Day 2 / Manas National Park
- Early morning Elephant-back safari. Visit local villages and nearby places. In the afternoon, go out for one round of Jeep safari in Central range. Evening back to hotel, campfire and overnight stay.
- Day 3 / Manas National Park
- After breakfast we will go for a whole day Jeep Safari and overnight stay.
- Day 4 / Manas National Park to Nameri National Park ( 8 hrs approx.)
- After breakfast move to Nameri and overnight stay.
- Day 5 / Nameri National Park
- Project Tiger is located in the foothills of Eastern Himalayas in Sonitpur District of Assam, India, located 35 kms from Tezpur. Nameri shares its northern boundary with the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary of Arunachal. Its area is 203 sq km. This is an excellent Elephant country and ideal habitat for a host of other animals including the Tiger. It is also home to the Leopard, Bison, Sambar, Dhole (the Asiatic wild dog), Hog Deer, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Capped Langur, Indian Giant Squirrel etc., Nameri is a birder’s paradise with over 300 species of birds – including the white winged wood duck, four distinct species of the Hornbill, Blue-bearded Bee-eaters, Babblers, Plovers etc. Early morning drive in the jungle trail inside the Nameri National Park with packed Breakfast. Activities: Nature Walk and Bird Watching in dense forest. River rafting at Jiya Bhoroli River in the afternoon. Evening back to hotel and overnight stay.
- Day 6 / Nameri - Kaziranga National Park (2 hrs approx.)
- After breakfast we move to Kaziranga and post lunch we will go for a Central range Jeep Safari with overnight stay at the park. Kaziranga National Park lies partly in Golaghat District and partly in Nagaon District of Assam. It is the oldest park in Assam and covers an area of 430 Sq kms along the river Brahmaputra on the North and the Karbi Anglong hills on the South. Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage Site and a Tiger Project site is famous for the Great Indian one-horned Rhinoceros. Other residents of the park include Elephants, Indian Bison, four species of Deer, Tiger, Leopard, Capped Langur, Wild Boar, Hoolock Gibbon and a host of resident and migratory birds. Amongst the birds, the Crested Serpent Eagle is common while Palla’s Fishing Eagle and Gray headed Fishing Eagle are frequently seen. Others include the Great Adjutant Stork, Crane, Bengal Florican, Bar-headed Goose, Whistling Teal and Pelican.
- Day 7 / Kaziranga National Park
- Early morning Elephant Safari. After breakfast move to Western range for Jeep Safari. Post lunch Jeep safari in eastern range. Overnight stay.
- Day 8 / Departure
- After breakfast move to Guwahati airport for return journey (5 hrs approx.).
- Accommodation with breakfast.
- Fuel costs, parking & toll charges.
- Airport transfers.
- Tickets to monuments, temples.
- Meals, water and beverages unless specified.
- Any airfare.
- Items that are not mentioned in the inclusions.
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