The Tea Tour, History, Culture & Heritage
Destinations: Sivasagar-Jorhat Tea Gardens-Majuli River Island-Kaziranga NP-Guwahati
Durations: 7 nights/8 days
Best time to visit: October to May 1st
About: Sivasagar, it was once the capital of the Ahom dynasty that ruled Assam for over 600 years. Numbers of Palaces, Temples are of those period are still in the same manners. Jorhat, which was the last capital of Ahoms, The British in mid 19thCentury set up tea gardens in the area and made Jorhat the nerve centre of their business. Majuli, among the largest river island in the World, allows you to gently contemplate mesmerising landscapes of rice fields, water meadows and fish traps, meet the local Mising people and learn about neo-Vasihnavite philosophy at one of Majuli’s 22 ancient Satras (Monasteries).
Note: The following itinerary is not fixed and so if required customised itinerary will be provided as desired by you. Feel free to contact us in any time.
Day 1: Dibrugarh/Jorhat Airport to Sivasagar (3 hours drive)
Arrive Dibrugarh/Jorhat Airport and transfer to Hotel in Sivasagar. Late afternoon, visit the Central 33 mtr high Shivadol Mandir (temple), the tallest Shiva Temple in India, situated on the bank of Big Sivasagar Pond. If time permits also visit Assam Tai Museum which normally displays exhibits on Ahom history.
Overnight stay in Sivasagar.
Day 2: Around Sivasagar
This day we will have sight seeing in Sivasagar. Our attractions will be:
- Excursion trip to Charaidew, 28 kms, the first capital of Ahom dynasty. Attractions: The Maidams (similar to Pyramids) of the Ahom Kings and queens. Then back to Sivasagar.
- Kareng Ghar, this brick palace is a unique four storey structure shaped like a sharpened, stepped pyramid. Dating from 1752 it’s the last remnant of the Ahom Capital that preceded Sivasagar
- Talatal Ghar, it was the defence head quarter.
- Ranghar, its a unique amphitheatre built during 1744-50.
- Joy dol (temple) and Joysagar pukhuri (Largest pond in the World)
- Ranghar (first Amphitheatre in Asia), Tolatol Ghar, Kareng Ghar etc. Overnight in Sivasagar.
Day 3: Sivasagar to Jorhat (1 1/2 Hours drive)
Post breakfast move to Jorhat. Visit Tea gardens and if permissible, visit Tuklai Tea Research Centre.
By evening check in hotel and overnight stay.
Day 4: Jorhat to Majuli river island
Morning move to Majuli after crossing river Brahmaputra by Ferry (timing will be informed to you later). Post lunch sightseeing. Attractions: The Satras (Manasteries), Mask cultures, Mishing Tribal villages etc. Evening night stay at Mising traditional bamboo cottage.
Day 5: Majuli to Kaziranga NP (4 hours with river crossing)
Post breakfast move to Kaziranga National Park. Afternoon, check in hotel. Afternoon is free for personal activities. Campfire and overnight in Kaziranga.
Day 6: In Kaziranga
Early morning (Time: Either 5.15 am or 6.15 am, duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour) Elephant back safari. Post breakfast, visit nearby village. Post lunch one round Jeep safari in a different range of Kaziranga NP. By evening back to hotel and overnight stay.
Day 7: Kaziranga to Guwahati (5 hours)
Morning post breakfast move to Guwahati. Reach afternoon and check in hotel. Evening is free for personal activities. Avail Brahmaputra river cruising depends on availability. Overnight in Guwahati.
Day 8: Kamakhya temple and Guwahati Airport
Morning visit Kamakhya temple then as per schedule move to Guwahati Airport or railway station for onward destinations.