Essential Arunachal
Essential Arunachal
Duration 8 nights 9 days

A compact trip with a clear focus on the must-see sites & locales in India’s northeastern-most Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh. You also get to enjoy the unique, bespoke & luxurious lifestyle from the bygone colonial era, during an en route stay in a tea estate heritage bungalow.

    Day 1:  Jorhat

    Arrive at Jorhat airport in the afternoon. Drive to a colonial era bungalow in the Sangsua Tea Estate. This heritage building was built in 1903 as the residence for the British General Manager. Spend late afternoon & evening at leisure enjoying the unique, laidback & luxurious lifestyle of an era gone by; and the exquisitely beautiful verdant natural ambience all around you.

    Day 2:  Jorhat - Nameri 215 km / 7 hrs drive

    Check out after a leisurely breakfast and drive to reach the exotic & pristine Nameri National Park by late afternoon. Check into huts/tents at Nameri Eco Camp, located within the sanctuary. Freshen up and if time permits you can do a walk in the forest.

    Day 3:  Nameri Dirang (1675 M) 185 km / 6- 7 hrs

    Leave after breakfast and drive towards Arunachal Pradesh. En route stop to see the Tippi Orchid Center. Reach Dirang by late afternoon. Later do a bit of sightseeing: Dirang Monpa tribal villages, the Hot Water Springs and Kalachakra Monastery. Overnight stay in a hotel.

    Day 4:  Dirang Tawang (3050 M) 145 kms / 5 hrs

    Drive to Tawang crossing over Sela Pass (4270 M) - the highest motorable pass in the Northeast. At the pass walk up to a vantage point & check out the turquoise hued Sela Lake. In the evening visit the local market and enjoy a walk around Tawang town. Overnight in a hotel.

    Day 5:  Tawang

    Visit the famous 400 years old Tawang Gompa and interact with the lamas (monks). Later visit the beautiful Shungetser Lake - popularly known as Madhuri Lake since a Bollywood movie song featuring Madhuri Dixit was shot here. Also visit Pankang Teng Tso – another fetching heaven. Overnight in a hotel.

    Day 6:  Tawang Bumla Border Visit

    Full day excursion to the Indo- China border at Bumla, driving through some scintillatingly rugged & picturesque terrain. Located at 15000 ft there is also a strong likelihood of coming across snow, even in the summer months.

    Day 7:  Tawang Bomdila (2440 M) 180 kms /7 hrs

    Leave after a leisurely breakfast to reach Bomdila by evening. Later visit the Gompa & the local market. Overnight stay in a hotel room.

    Day 8:  Bomdila - Tezpur 160 km / 5 hrs

    After breakfast drive back to Tezpur. Check in to your room at a hotel. Later visit the ruins and remains of Agnigarh where an immortal romance blossomed between Usha – daughter of the demon king Banasura, and Aniruddha – grandson of Lord Krishna. Also visit Cole Park where you can enjoy boating. Overnight in rooms at a hotel.

    Day 9:  Tezpur Jorhat Airport 140 km / 3 hr drive

    Post breakfast transfer to the airport to board your return flight

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