About East India ........
The entire eastern region is one of the great natural beauty
and variety. Two great rivers, the Ganga and the Brahmaputra,
flow through this area, down into Bay of Bengal. The Snow
clad mountains of the Sikkim give way to lush, green hills
where bamboos and orchids flower in great profusion. The
north eastern states are largely tribal in culture, sparsely
populated and yet colorful in their variety. Towards the
south the forests and lakes of Orissa teem with an abundance
of wildlife, and still further, scattered in the Bay of
Bengal, lie the traopical Andman and Nicobar Islands.
Culturally, the eastern region has a rich and ancient
heritage. Two great religious leaders, Gautam Buddha and
Mahavir Jain, were born here, and after attaining
enlightenment preached in this area. Great empires such as
the Mauryan (321-185 B.C) flourished here, and many
centuries later, it was at Calcutta that the British
established their capital here. Within its area East India
encapsulates some of the most striking contrasts in the
sub-continent. Darjeeling has the coniferous forests and
terraced tea gardens. Calcutta, India's largest city has
become a world metropolis, In Puri one can relax at the long
stretch of golden beaches.
East India Wildlife Tour :: Day 01: Guwahati Tour
Around midnight arrival in Guwahati. Guwahati was the
ancient capital of various kingdoms. Upon arrival, you
will be met by an Virtual Tours representative and
transferred to the hotel.
East India Wildlife Tour :: Day 02: Guwahati
In the morning after the breakfast we will start our
sightseeing of various places. We will visit Vashistha
Ashram, the ashram where once the sage Vashistha lived.
We will also visit Janardhan temple built on the top of
the hill and Kamakshya temple. This temple built on the
top of the hill, is devoted to the goddess Kamakshya.
The hill offers a panoramic view of the Brahmaputra and
the surrounding region. Evening free for leisure.
East India Wildlife Tour :: Day 03: Guwahati - Kaziranga
National Park Tour
In the morning after breakfast from Guwahati we will
drive to Kaziranga National Park. We will come across
the forest-covered hills, small villages, low- lying
fields with stands of coconut palms and tea estates
before we reach Kaziranga National park. It covers an
area of 430 square km. We can also see Wild Buffalo,
Bison, Sambar, Swamp Deer, Hog Deer, Wild Pig, Hoolock
Gibbon, Elephants and Tiger. We will have an elephant
ride in the park. Elephants help to come very close to
East India Wildlife Tour :: Day 04: Kaziranga - Majuli
In the morning, we will drive further to visit Majuli.
Majuli is the world's biggest river island and a
principal place of pilgrimage for the Vaishnavites of
Assam since the Ahom days. There are several Satras of
Vaishnava religious creed.
East India Wildlife Tour :: Day 05: Majuli - Sivasagar
In the morning from Majuli we will drive to Sivasagar.
This is the place from which the Ahoms ruled the whole
province of Assam from 1228 to 1826. Presently,
Sivasagar presents the unique spectacle of industrial
transformation of a silent town in the backdrop of
relics of bygone days. Sivasagar (earlier known as
Rongpur) was the capital of Ahom Kingdom since 1699 to
1788. The town, which is dedicated to Lord Siva means
the ocean of Siva. In Sivasagar we will visit all
ancient monuments of the Great Ahom Kingdoms. We will
also visit Sivadol- the tallest temple of Lord Siva in
East India Wildlife Tour :: Day 06: Sivasagar - Guwahati
In the morning from Sivasagar we will drive to Guwahati.
By the afternoon we will arrive in Guwahati. Rest of the
day at leisure. After having the dinner we leave the
hotel for the airport.
East India Wildlife Tour :: Day 07: Guwahati - New
Around midnight flight to New Delhi or Mumbai.
East India Wildlife Tour :: Day 08: New Delhi
Around midnight flight to home destination.