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 Sightseeing
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 the wildlife.
East India Wildlife Tour :: Day 04: Kaziranga – Majuli Tour
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 Travel
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 India.
East India Wildlife Tour :: Day 06: Sivasagar – Guwahati Sightseeing
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 Delhi Tour
Around midnight flight to New Delhi or Mumbai.
East India Wildlife Tour :: Day 08: New Delhi Sightseeing
Around midnight flight to home destination.