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North East Tribal Tour


North East India is considered to be one of the culturally distinguishable demesne of the world as it is inhabited by more than 200 fascinated tribes. All these tribes are spread all over the states of North east. Arunachal Pradesh comprises of 25 types of tribes, Nagaland has more than 16 types of tribes. It is said that the Bodo tribes were the ones to invent rice cultivation, tea plantations, poultry farms, etc. and some tribes like Kuki reside on hill tops cultivating dwarf cottons and yarns. The Adi Tribes and Apanti Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh keep pigs, chicken and grow vegetables for a livelihood. The Nishi Tribe of Arunachal are amonst the largest tribes and are easily identifiable by the unique clothes they wear, hairstyles and ornaments with which the women adorn themselves. For the tribals their primary identification is with subtribes and villages which have distinct dialects and cultures. On this tour you will explore the land of the tribals, understand their lifestyle which will be intriguing and fascinating.


Destinations: Kolkata – Jorhat – Majuli - Ziro – Daporijo – Along – Pasighat – Dibrugarh – Kolkata

Duration: 12 nights/13 days

Day 1

Arrive Kolkata

On arrival you will be met our representative who will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. He will assist you in the check in formalities and explain the itinerary to you. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

In Kolkata

Post breakfast you will embark on a city sight tour of the City of Joy, Kolkata, once the capital city of the Britishers. Kolkata is culturally a vibrant city with its blend of British and Indian architecture. You will Mother’s House headquarters of the International religious congregation of the Missionaries of Charity which has been a home to Mother Teresa and her sisters since 1955, Marble Palace – a nineteenth century palatial mansion built in the Neo classical architecture style which houses many western sculptures, Victorian furniture, paintings by European and Indian artists and many varied artefacts. Then on to Victoria Memorial a large white marble building built between 1906 and 1921 dedicated to Queen Victoria now converted to a museum. Admire the splendid sculptures on the dome. Visit Parasnath Jain Temple built by Ray Badridas Bahadur in 1867which is one of the most revered shrines of the Jains in Kolkata known for its enthralling beauty with a scenic beautiful garden decorated with glass mosaics and silver European styled statues, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, Riverside (Princep Ghat), Jorashankho Thakur Bari (abode of the Nobel Laurate Rabindranath Tagore).
Drive Pass : General Post Office, Shaheed Minar, Eden Gardens, Akashvani Bhawan, Writers’ Building, Raj Bhawan, High Court, Maidan, Town Hall, Race Course, Lal Dighi Street, Andrews Church.
Drive over : Howrah Bridge or Vidyasagar Setu. Return to the Hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3

Kolkata – Jorhat (By air) – Majuli (55 Kms )

This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to connect your flight to Jorhat to begin your tribal tour. On arrival at Jorhat airport you will be welcomed by our representative and will proceed to Majuli island situated at the heart of the river Brahmaputra. Majuli is the first island district of India and is also the largest river island in the world with an area of 1250 sq. kms. Majuli is the abode of the Assamese Neo-Vaishnavite culture. On arrival at Majuli, you will check into your hotel.

Day 4


Post breakfast you will proceed on a sight seeing tour of this island which has a number of Satras which are hermitages or monasteries of the Vaishnavite culture pioneered by Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva, who was a 16th century social reformer and Majuli soon became a leading centre of Vaishnavism. Majuli has many types of tribes like Mising, Deori and Sonowal Kachari. The people of this island are very simple and lovely in nature. The island has 144 villages with a population of 150,000 people. The epicenter of all villages is Namghar where villagers gather to sing and pray and to perform religious drama. Majuli has been the cultural capital and cradle of Assamese civilization for the past 500 years. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 5

Majuli – Ziro ( 210 kms 7 hours)

After breakfast this morning today you will proceed by road to Ziro which is the census town in Arunachal Pradesh, and has been a favourite town for World Heritage site for a number of years now. Tucked away in the mountain scape Ziro Valley magnetises every visitor with its charm peppered with rice fields, quaint villages and rolling green hills veiled under thick layers of vibrant flora. This tranquil town is not only an epitome of scenic beauty but also a paradise for nature lovers, adventure seekers, trekkers, and wild life enthusiasts, It is also the home of Apatani tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. On arrival check into your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6


Today morning have your breakfast. Thereafter you will set out on a tour to explore the beautiful landscapes and meet the tribes of Ziro. The Apatanis are non-nomadic tribes and their prime livelihood is cultivation in wet lands in hilly terrains by slicing hills which is quite unlike the other tribes who practice cultivation in dry land by cutting down forests. The women who are considered to be most beautiful in Arunachal are easily identifiable with their facial tattoos and massive nose rings. Spend your time with them which will keep you fascinated. Return to your hotel and overnight at the hotel.

Day 7

Ziro – Daporijo (165 kms 7 hours)

Post your breakfast today you will drive to Daporijo, a census town in Arunachal Pradesh – Dapo refers to “protection” or “Barrier” against evil spirits and rijo means “valley” . It is located at an altitude of 600 m above sea level besides the river Subhansri and is a beautiful place surrounded by green mountains, It is the homeland of three ethnic groups Tagin, Galo and Nyishi tribes. Check into your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8

Daporijo – Along (170 kms 7 hours)

Have your breakfast. Then you will drive by road to Along, headquarters of the West Siang District and is the centre of all cultural sightseeing of Arunachal Pradesh. Major festivals like Mopin is held here from 5th – 6th April and the Yomgo River festival from 11th – 15th January to attract the tourists during the peak tourist season. Along’s people are known as Galo tribe and the main language is also called Galo. The major religion followed by the Galos is Donyi Polo followed by Christianity. On arrival a Along check into your hotel and overnight at the hotel.

Day 9


After your breakfast you will be taken out around Along. The place will offer you a quiet pristine and refreshing experience with simple and subtle tourist spots which include the plantations and Mechuka Valley which essentially define the area, cross breeding farms, the Hanging Bridge made of cane and bamboo over River Siang and the tribal villages such as Tapi and Dark etc. If your are lucky to arrive during the festive season, we will take you to the various cultural shows and traditional fairs. You can also see their handicrafts that are exquisitely crafted and indulge in shopping of some souvenirs. Return to the Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 10

Along – Pasighat (150 kms 7 hours)

Today after you have your breakfast you will proceed to Pasighat, the headquarters of the East Siang District situated at the eastern foothills of the Himalayas, and is the oldest town of Arunachal Pradesh founded by the British in 1911AD to serve as a gateway to administrative convenience of the Greater Abor Hills. The Siang or the Dihang River flows through this region which further emerges as the mighty Brahmaputra in Assam. This little hamlet’s virgin scenery and tranquil set up, still unscathed from the hands of commercial tourism, truly makes it an ideal destination to spend some peaceful time close to nature. Pasighat is home to the Adi tribes who are very colourful people. Adis celebrate a number of festivals like Aran, Solung, Etor . The harvest festival Solung is observed in the first week of September. During the festivals they perform several types of dance form and also enact dance dramas. On arrival at Pasighat check into your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11

Pasighat – Dibrugarh

Post breakfast you will drive to Dibrugarh in Assam, which is a major city of the Norrth East India and referred to as the “Tea City of India” and is an emerging communication and industrial hub of North East and centre for industry, healthcare and education in Upper Assam region. Dibrugarh is located on the south bank of the River Brahmaputra surrounded by numerous tea gardens and factories. This city is loaded with culture and nature and attracts tourists from all across the world. On arrival at Dibrugarh you will first see the vast tea plantations spread across the horizon, learn the heritage of the tea garden people, their culture and livelihood. Then you will check into your hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 12

Dibrugarh – Kolkata ( By air)

Today morning after breakfast you will embark on a city tour, thereafter proceed to the airport to connect flight to Kolkata. You will visit places like Raidongia Dol a magnificent monument, Dinjoy Satra, etc. in Dibrugarh and then transfer to the airport at J On arrival at Kolkata you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13

Shillong – Cherapunjee – Shillong

Today morning after breakfast you will check out of the hotel. If you have time you can visit some local markets for shopping of souvenirs and silk saris and fabrics and other artefacts. And later on transfer to the airport for connecting your flight to your onward destination or back home with fond memories

The above is only a suggestive itinerary. The duration of the tour can be modified and customization done to suit your specific requirements.

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