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Discover Arunachal Pradesh: A 10-Day Road Trip with a Thrilling Kajiranga Day Safari

Overview

Arunachal Pradesh Exploration: A 10-Day Road Trip with a Kajiranga Safari Finale.

Experience the trip of a lifetime with a 10-day road trip to Arunachal Pradesh, also known as the ‘Land of the Dawn-lit-Mountains.’ As the northernmost state in India, Arunachal Pradesh is the first to be greeted by the rising sun every day. The journey will take you to some of the most remote and beautiful parts of India, where you can relax and immerse yourself in the local culture and cuisine.

Explore the tribal villages, monasteries, and other attractions in the Tawang area, and discover exciting places like Nameri, Bomdila, and Dirang. Each place has its unique charm, and you will have plenty of time to explore and take in all the sights and sounds.

As the journey comes to an end, experience the thrill of a full-day Kaziranga Safari, a perfect finale to your adventure. This will be an opportunity to witness the breathtaking natural beauty of India’s most magical, mystical, and magnificent state up close. The Kaziranga National Park is home to various wildlife, including tigers, elephants, and rhinos, and you will have the chance to spot them in their natural habitat.

Capture the stunning scenery, create your own travel story, and share it with the world. The Arunachal Pradesh Exploration is a journey that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Highlights of the Arunachal Pradesh Tour:

  • Nameri National Park: Begin your adventure in the lush greenery of Nameri, where the calmness of nature welcomes you with open arms. Enjoy a warm welcome dinner and a peaceful stay amidst the wilderness.
  • Bomdila: Ascend to the charming hill town of Bomdila, where panoramic views and spiritual ambience await. Visit the ancient monasteries, explore the local craft centre, and soak in the stunning vistas from Bomdila View Point.
  • Dirang: Journey to Dirang, a picturesque town known for its scenic beauty and monastic marvels. Explore the famous monasteries and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of this beautiful place.
  • Tawang: Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Tawang, home to the 400-year-old Tawang Monastery. Witness the breathtaking landscapes of Sangti Valley, Sela Pass, and Nuranang Falls on your way.
  • High-Altitude Lakes: Visit the mesmerizing Madhuri Lake (Sangestar Tso) and Sangetsar Lake, nestled amidst pristine mountains. A visit to Bumla Pass adds to the high-altitude adventure.
  • Cultural Immersion: Delve into the spiritual and cultural heart of Tawang by visiting the Tawang Monastery and Urgelling Gompa. Discover local handicrafts and the rich history of the region.
  • Kaziranga National Park: Conclude your journey with a thrilling safari in the world-famous Kaziranga National Park. Witness the majestic wildlife and savour authentic Assamese cuisine.

Unique Aspects of the Trip:

  • Scenic Drives: Enjoy breathtaking drives through mountainous landscapes, lush valleys, and along winding rivers.
  • Nature’s Wonders: Experience the diverse flora and fauna of Northeast India. From the forests of Nameri to the grasslands of Kaziranga.
  • Cultural Connection: Engage with local communities, taste regional delicacies, and witness traditional crafts.
  • Spiritual Enlightenment: Gain insights into Buddhism and local spirituality through visits to ancient monasteries.

Join us on this unforgettable journey to Arunachal Pradesh. Every moment is a discovery, and every experience is a treasure to cherish.

  • Day 1: Guwahati to Nameri - Embrace the Journey

    Arrival at Guwahati Airport or Guwahati Junction Railway Station. Our representative will greet you upon arrival and start our journey towards Nameri. Please take a deep breath, relax, hop on to our comfortable car, and soak yourself in one of the most enchanting journeys. As we proceed, you will be charmed by the beauty of the remote countryside and wilderness. It would be best if you took complete pleasure in this journey. As you get away from city life’s regular hustle and bustle, you should take a break from the internet and social media activities. Those activities can take a back seat for a while.

    Overnight stay at Nameri and enjoy the welcome Dinner.

    Meal Included: Welcome Dinner.

  • Day 2: Nameri to Bomdila - Into the Hills

    After breakfast today, we will start for Bomdila. Bomdilla is a very small hill town cuddled in the lap of the eastern Indian Himalayas and situated in the West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh. Bomdila is a little paradise surrounded by Himalayan Peaks at its horizon, virgin lush green forest, fruit orchards and an unparalleled spirituality that will calm your soul and leave you with utmost peace of mind. As we reach Bomdila, we will visit Gontse Rabgyaling Monastery (Upper Gonpa) and Thub-Chog Gatsel Ling Monastery (Lower Gonpa), District Museum, Craft Center, Handloom and Textile Emporium and Bomdila View Point. In the evening you can visit the local market, mingle with the local people and try local food. Spend the time at your leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

  • Day 3: Bomdila to Dirang - Monastic Marvels

    Our journey today will take us to Dirang, a stunning town nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Arunachal Pradesh. Home to a plethora of monasteries, Dirang is known for its tranquil surroundings and rich cultural heritage. During our trip, we will have the opportunity to visit some of the most famous monasteries in the region, including the LDL Buddhist Monastery, Thupsung Dhargye Monastery, and Kalachakra Gompa. As we make our way towards Dirang, we will also make stops at Tipi, a beautiful village known for its orchidarium, and the Nag Temple, which boasts a fascinating history. In the evening, we will have plenty of leisure time to explore the town at our own pace, and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Dirang.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

  • Day 4: Dirang to Tawang - The Land of Lamas

    After indulging in a delectable breakfast, we will embark on a thrilling journey towards the serene and picturesque town of Tawang, also known as The Land of Lamas. Tawang, situated amidst the magnificent Himalayan mountains, is renowned for its awe-inspiring natural beauty and for its ancient Tawang Monasteries, which have stood the test of time for over 400 years. This charming town is also a popular pilgrimage centre for Buddhists across the globe and locals.

    During our scenic drive, which lasts seven to eight hours, we will take a break to appreciate the breathtaking views of the Sangti Valley, the majestic Sela Pass, the tranquil Sela Lake, and the historic Jaswant Garh War Memorial. Our journey will culminate with a visit to the stunning Nuranang Falls, an enchanting waterfall that cascades down from a height of over 100 meters.

    After a day full of adventure and exploration, we will rest for the night in Tawang, where you can bask in the tranquillity and beauty of this charming town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

  • Day 5: Tawang - High-Altitude Lakes and Passes

    We’ll start our day with a hearty breakfast to energise ourselves for an exciting adventure ahead. Our first stop will be the stunning Madhuri Lake, also known as Sangestar Tso, situated at an elevation of over 15,000 feet. The lake’s crystal-clear water reflects the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding snow-capped mountains, making it a sight to behold.
    Next, we’ll drive to the breathtaking Bumla Pass, situated at an altitude of over 15,000 feet. The pass is strategically located on the Indo-China border, and its awe-inspiring landscapes and panoramic views are breathtaking.

    We’ll return to Tawang for a relaxing evening as the day ends. You can unwind and take in the beauty of the surroundings, explore the local markets, and indulge in some shopping. We’ll spend the night in Tawang, relishing the memories of a day well spent in the lap of nature.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

  • Day 6: Tawang - Cultural Immersion

    Get ready for an exciting day ahead as we start with a scrumptious breakfast. Today, we will explore the spiritual centre of Tawang by visiting two of its most significant religious sites: Tawang Monastery and Urgelling Gompa, the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama. These places are not only beautiful but also rich in history and culture, and you will be awestruck by their grandeur and serenity.

    After that, we will move on to discover the War Memorial, which is a tribute to the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives fighting for our country. It is a solemn place that will fill you with a sense of pride and patriotism.

    Next, we will visit the Craft Centre, a place where you can find exquisite local handicrafts. Tawang Craft Centre sells beautiful masks, hand-woven carpets, and jewellery in silver, coral and amber jewellery. You can take your time and browse through the collection to pick up some souvenirs for your loved ones back home.

    In the evening, you can indulge in leisure activities, explore the local market, or stroll around the town. We will spend another night in Tawang, surrounded by the stunning beauty of the mountains and the town’s peaceful atmosphere.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

  • Day 7: Tawang to Dirang - A Scenic Retreat

    Once we finished our breakfast, we bid farewell to Tawang and started our journey back to Dirang. As we reached this delightful town, we were instantly captivated by its tranquil ambience. The pleasant and soothing environment of Dirang invited us to unwind and rejuvenate ourselves.

    Upon arrival, you will have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure. You can relax and take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life or explore the town’s beauty and attractions. Whatever you decide, Dirang promises to be a great host and provide a peaceful and serene experience.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

  • Day 8: Dirang to Kaziranga - Into the Wild

    We have a packed day ahead of us starting with an early morning breakfast. Our destination is the beautiful Kaziranga National Park. As we make our way through the breathtaking roads of Arunachal Pradesh, you will be mesmerized by the stunning views along the way. Depending on the road conditions, we aim to reach our destination by early evening, allowing you to take in the sights and sounds of the park. The road drive will be long, but the journey will be worth it. You can spend your evening relaxing and rejuvenating by taking a leisurely walk or sampling some of the delicious and authentic Assamese cuisine. Rest assured, the overnight stay at Kaziranga is sure to provide you with a memorable experience.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

  • Day 9: Full-Day Kaziranga Jungle and Jeep Safari Tour

    Wildlife Adventure: A Full-Day Jungle and Jeep Safari in Kaziranga National Park

    Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Indian state of Assam. It is known for its one-horned rhinoceroses, tigers, and other wildlife species.

    Here is a sample itinerary for a one-day Kaziranga Safari Tour:

    • 5:30 am – Pick up from hotel/accommodation
    • 6:30 am – Reach Kaziranga National Park for an early morning elephant safari. An elephant safari is a unique way to experience the wildlife of Kaziranga, as it allows you to get closer to the animals and offers a different perspective on the landscape. It is an unforgettable experience to see rhinos grazing, elephants bathing, and other animals in their natural habitat.
    • 9:00 am – Return from the elephant safari and have breakfast.
    • 10:00 am – Depart for the mid-range of Kaziranga National Park for a jeep safari. The Jeep safari takes you deep into the forest and offers an opportunity to spot animals such as tigers, leopards, elephants, deer, and various species of birds. It is an excellent way to experience flora and fauna of the region.
    • 1:00 pm – Finish the jeep safari and have lunch.
    • 2:00 pm – Visit the nearby tea gardens to experience the tea culture of Assam.
    • 3:00 pm – Explore the local villages and interact with the locals. You can learn about their way of life, culture, and traditions.
    • 4:00 pm – Depart for your hotel/accommodation.

    Please note that the timings mentioned in the itinerary are subject to change per the weather and traffic conditions. Also, the itinerary may vary depending on the situation on the day of touring. Following the guidelines given by the park authorities and your safari guide is essential when going on a jungle or Jeep safari.

  • Day 10: Kaziranga to Guwahati - Departure with Memories

    After breakfast, drop at Guwahati Airport or Guwahati Junction Railway Station. As this tour concludes, you’ll take with you a treasure trove of memories and experiences from the enchanting land of Arunachal Pradesh.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

Discover Arunachal Pradesh: A 10-Day Road Trip with a Thrilling Kajiranga Day Safari

Country India
Tour length 10 days
Travellers Details Couple, Small Group, Solo Traveller, Senior Citizen, Family with Kids, Women Only Group
Tour Categories Road Trips, Cultural Trips
Travel Style Fully Guided, Susmita’s Itinerary
Journey Start & End Points Guwahati Airport to Airport Or Guwahati Railway Station to Railway Station
Max Group Size 7
Age range 12 - 90
Operated in English, Hindi and Bengali.
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Inclusions

  • Pick-up and drop from and to Guwahati Airport or Guwahati Railway Station.
  • Accommodation on a double or twin-sharing basis in 3-star hotels.
  • Transportation throughout the tour: Small AC Car for 2 members group, AC Innova for 3 to 7 members group.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (9 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner, and 1 Lunch).
  • Inner line permit and Bumla pass permit.
  • Protected Area Permit (PAP) for foreign tourists.
  • English-speaking guide for the entire tour.
  • Local car for Bumla pass.
  • One set of Jeep safari in Kaziranga.
  • A nature walk in Nameri.
  • All sightseeing and parking.
  • Driver allowance and toll.
  • All taxes included.

Exclusions

  • Flight Tickets.
  • Train Tickets.
  • Required VISA.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Lunch on any day.
  • Tour guide and driver tips.
  • Your toiletries and medicines.
  • Personal beverages (Alcoholic & Non-alcoholic)
  • Personal entertainment equipment (music system, etc.)
  • Any change in plan, visits to additional destinations and car hire.
  • Trip costs do not ensure the supply of local SIM cards and paying phone bills.
  • Personal guide fees if you are hiring during the trip for any additional activities.
  • At any attraction points, monastery entry fees, national park fees, photography fees, etc.
  • Any medicines, medical treatment, and hospital charges if needed. Hospital commuting and waiting charges for vehicles.
Service on request: (extra cost applicable)
  • icon Air-tickets Purchase. (for Indian Citizens)
  • icon Travel Insurance. (for Indian Citizens)
Fitness Level
  • icon A moderate fitness level is required.
What to wear and bring for this trip
  • icon Passport. (for Foreign Citizens)
  • icon Travel Insurance Copy.
  • icon Sunhat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion.
  • icon Medicines, Painkillers, Insect Repellent.
  • icon Raincoat for unpredictable weather changes.
  • icon Inner Thermals or Baselayers for the top & bottom.
  • icon Full-sleeve shirt or top to wear on top of baselayers
  • icon Comfortable Pants or Trousers to wear on top of baselayers.
  • icon Fleece Jacket or Windcheater to protect yourself from high wind.
  • icon Woolen Caps, Balaclava, Woolen Socks and Gloves or mittens 2 -3 pairs.
  • icon Water bottle, Universal adapter, Camera and Extra Batteries for your camera.
  • icon Down jacket, heavy jacket, woollen hoodie, or parka as a top layer for winter nights or cold days or in the mountain pass areas.
Code of Ethics
  • icon Be a Responsible Traveller.
  • icon Feeding wild animals is strictly prohibited.
  • icon Walking off roads in protected areas is prohibited.
  • icon Be respectful to the locals, their cultures and religious belief.
  • icon Alcohol is strictly prohibited during the day tours or any excursions.
  • icon Step out of the vehicle is prohibited during the tour, except at authorised sites.
  • icon Collecting, handling, or keeping specimens/any wildlife matter is strictly prohibited.
  • icon Tourists must obey all rules and regulations the local and related authorities enforce.
Sustainable Tourism Initiative
  • icon Animal Welfare.
  • icon Supporting Locals.
  • icon Zero-tolerance on plastic pollution.
  • icon Encouraging Environmental Protection.