TRIBES & CULTURE OF NORTH EAST INDIA
Manipur – Nagaland – Arunachal Pradesh Road Trip
Culture & Traditions of Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
Largest fresh water Lake- The Loktak
Hornbill Festival (1st week of December in each year), the Biggest Ethnic Festival
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Nov 1 st to April 30th of each year (especially during Hornbill Festival)
ROUTES: Imphal / Kohima/ Tezpur/ Ziro/ Daporijo / Aalo / Pasighat / Dibrugarh Airport Drop
DURATION: 14 Nights/15 Days
DAY 01: Arrival in Imphal, Capital of Manipur
Fly to IMPHAL from Delhi or Kolkata. Transfer to Hotel. Remaining time is free. Visit IMA Bazaar.
DAY 02 : In Imphal
A special cultural performance (Manipuri Cultural Show, Approx 1 Hour) by Meiti Community. Visit Kangla Museum, the ruins of the Palace of Kangla and Imperial War Cemetery.
Day 03: Imphal – Loktak Lake -Imphal
Drive to Loktak Lake “Floating Lake” (2 Hours), Boat ride and see the floating houses in the lake, the largest fresh water lake in North East India.
DAY 04: Imphal TO Kohima of Nagaland ( 150 KMS, 4 TO 5 HOURS DRIVE)
Drive to Kohima. If time permits visit Hornbill Festival at Kisama.
DAY 05: Kohima, The Capital of Nagaland
At Hornbill festival in Kisama Heritage Village.
Afternoon, visit State Museum and Local Market.
DAY 06: Kohima
Visit Khonoma Green Village, its around 1 hour drive from Kohima. Back to Kohima and visit 2nd World War Cemetery. Remaining time is free to spent at Hornbill Festival.
Day 07: Kohima to Tezpur on the Northern bank Brahmaputra of Assam (7 to 8 Hours drive)
Post breakfast, move to Tezpur in Assam and check in hotel.
Overnight stay in Tezpur Hotel.
Day 08 : Tezpur to Ziro of Central Arunachal Pradesh (280 Kms, 7 Hours drive).
After breakfast move to Ziro.
Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 09: At Ziro
Whole day Visit Apatani Tribal villages, such as HONG, BULLA, HARI, HIJA etc. Also visit Craft Emporium, Museum and Local Market.
The Apatani Tribal people are distinct by their looks with a nose plug and tattoo marks on the face. Evening, enjoy Apatani DAMINDA Cultural programme.
Overnight stay at Ziro Hotel.
Day 10: Ziro – Daporijo
Post breakfast drive to Damporijo along Kamla River (165kms, 5-6hrs). Enroute visit Muri Mugli and Dokum village of Hill Miri tribe. The Hill Miri tribe are very good hunters. Though their houses are not so well made but are decorated with the trophies of the animals.
Day 11: Daporijo to Aalo (Old name: Along)
After early breakfast drive to Aalo (170kms, 7-8hrs). Enroute visit Adi and Galong Villages at Bame, Dula, Tapi and Bara Rupak.
Overnight stay at Aalo.
Day 12: At Aalo
Full day in Aalo.
Visit Adi and Galong Village including Pobdi, Kabu and Kombo. See architectural feats including the Cane suspension Bridge over Yomgo (Siyom) River-a marvel of untutored engineering skills. Evening PONUNG Cultural dances of Adi & Galong tribe.
Overnight stay In Aalo.
Day 13: Aalo – Pasighat, 95 kms, 2 to 3 hours drive.
After breakfast drive to Pasighat, visit Adi Minyong Villages around PASIGHAT
Drive along River Siang, and visit Jamlo, Mongku, Yeksi & Pangin villages of Adi Minyong enroute.
Overnight stay in Pasighat.
Day 14 : Pasighat to Dibrugarh in Assam
After breakfast drive to Dibrugarh (155kms, 5-6hrs), cross the river Brahmaputra by Private Ferry on to Dibrugarh.
Overnight stay in Dibrugarh.
Day 15: Drop at Dibrugarh Airport
Move to Dibrugarh for onward journey.
Tour ends here.