Nagaland Itinerary

Kolkata to Kolkata: Nagaland And Arunachal Pradesh Discovery Tour

This is a scheduled Tour. New Dates for 2018 will be up soon!

Tours are limited to just 6-8 people. Make a deposit and reserve your space today.

Note: This trip is intended for experienced travelers and photographers. It includes visits to very remote areas and some accommodations, while the best available, are rustic. You will have private accommodations every evening and tasty meals adjusted for western palates.  

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Day 01

Arrive in Kolkata.

On arrival, you will be welcomed by our representative at International Airport and transferred to hotel in Kolkata. (Room will be available from 1400 Hrs)

There will be an orientation meeting with your photo guide followed by a group dinner

Overnight in the Hotel

Day 02


(By flight + By surface 220 Kms/05 Hrs)

CCU/GAU | 6E 623 | ETD/ETA: 0700/0815 Hrs

You will photograph the Kamakhya Temple, a shakti temple situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati city in Assam, India. It is the main temple in a complex of individual temples dedicated to different forms of the mother goddess that include Bhubaneshwari, Bagalamukhi, Chinnamasta, Tara, etc. It is an important and very photogenic pilgrimage destination for Hindu and Tantric worshipers. It used be a place of human sacrifices in the past, but nowadays only animal sacrifices are conducted.

Later drive to Nameri Wildlife Park, nestled in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas; it covers an area of 200 Sq. Kms. Situated in the eastern border of Assam valley and mountainous Arunachal Pradesh, it’s a very scenic sanctuary with river Jia Bhoroli bifurcating through.

On arrival, check in to the tented accommodation and take an evening walk to see the bird life in this scenic wildlife area.

Overnight in the Camp, where you will have a comfortable private tent and tasty meals

Day 03


(By surface 320 Kms/08 Hrs)

On arrival, check in to the hotel.

A photographer’s delight and one of the most beautiful hill stations of Arunachal Pradesh, Ziro is located at about 1500 metres above sea level in the pine clad mountains and is the headquarters of the Lower Subansiri District. Inhabited by more than 50,000 friendly Apatani people, the land of Apatani’s is a valley, uneven and dotted with a number of hillocks beneath the paddy fields.

Overnight in the Hotel


Day 04

Ziro-Bori Boot Festival

Full day is to attend the Festival.

Every tribe of Arunachal Pradesh celebrate a number of festivals. They are generally – agricultural, religious and socio-cultural. The festivals are occasions for people to relax, to enjoy, dance, eat and drink. Among all the festivals of the State, the Bori Boot Festival is one of the major traditional festivals which celebrated by the Hill-Miris tribe.

Bori Boot means to get together irrespective of age, sex, caste to hail the spring and a successful harvest. The festival also invokes the spirit of Bori Boot to bless them with prosperity and freedom from disease. The Hill-Miris society celebrates this festival from 06 to 08 February every year for three days.

During this festival everyone plays with etting (a mixture of apong and rice powder) a symbol of purification and festivity. ‘Etting’ is co-piously applied on one and all and likely you so it wil be important to bring protection for your camera. .

The Nibu (priest) performs Puja as well as conducts sacrifices. This puja is called Bori Puja (Bori-Wee). Every behavior in this festival has a specific meaning and all the sacred works and most important rituals are performed by affluent families or villagers. The day and festival are an endless series of chances to capture images of people, ceremonies, sacrifices, feasts and more.

Overnight in the Hotel

Day 05


(By surface 220 Kms/07 Hrs + Ferry crossings)

After breakfast drive to Majuli Island, En route cross the local tributaries of Brahmaputra River by ferry, taking nature and landscape shots along the way.

On arrival in Majuli, check in to the lodge for overnight stay.

Overnight in the Hotel

Day 06


Your entire day will be spent exploring the Majuli Island. The world’s largest River Island is famous for its twenty-two 15th Century “satras”. These are Hindu Vaishnev (followers of Lord Vishnu) monasteries functioning as centers of Assamese arts. The worship of Lord Vishnu is through dance, music and poetry. The satras take in young boys and groom them. Their daily routine includes working in the fields, tending cattle, prayer, discussion and study. The satras have also nurtured certain art and craft traditions, which can be found only here. In Natun Samugri satra for instance, one can still find the craft of mask-making; Kamlabari satra still makes the finest boats. All day long you will be provided with opportunities to capture every aspect of daily life and interact with the people who make up this traditional, refined yet rural society.

We will also explore the villages of Miri tribes who live on this island, which provide a radically different photographic and cultural counterpoint.

Overnight in the Hotel

Day 07

Majuli – Kaziranga

(02 Hrs Ferry ride + by surface 120 Kms/03 Hrs)

Morning we will take the return ferry to Neematighat and drive on to Kaziranga National Park. On arrival, check in to the lodge.

This national park, sprawling over 430 square kilometres in the eastern state of Assam, is one of the last bastions of the endangered great indian one-horned rhinoceros, whose population was believed to have dropped to just 12 in the 1950s but has since increased to around 1500. Kaziranga’s stunningly beautiful landscape comprises savannah grassland, the green and fertile plains of the Brahmaputra River, as well as evergreen, moist deciduous and swamp forests, and is also a haven for over 300 species of birds, as well as wild elephants, Asiatic wild buffalos, tigers, leopards, sloth bears and many deer species.

Afternoon enjoy the Jeep safari in to the National Park for amazing wildlife viewing and photography.

Overnight in the Lodge

Day 08


Early morning take advantage of the gorgeous early light to shoot and enjoy the Elephant safari into the Kaziranga National Park.

Later in the morning and in the afternoon you will explore new areas of the park in a Jeep safari for wildlife viewing and photogrpahy.

Overnight on the Lodge

Day 09


(By surface 150 Kms/04 Hrs)

We take a morning drive to Sibsagar en-route visiting the various tea gardens for which this area is famous. Assam tea is considered the finest strong tea and the majority of Indians drink it. We will not be able to enter the tea gardens due to security precautions but we will have ample opportunity to see the workers close up and may be see them deposit the tea bags with their contractors which is always a very interesting event.

On arrival, check in to the hotel.

The afternoon will be devoted to the sightseeing of Sibsagar.

Sibsagar is the home of the Tai-speaking Ahoms that came to the area from Yunnan, China, in the 13th century AD. It was the capital of the Ahom kingdom in the 18th century, when it was called Rangpur; several temples remain from that period. The town is now predominantly a tea-processing center. The most remarkable landscape of the town is the 200 year old Sibsagar tank.

On its banks are three temples– the Shivadol, the Vishnudol and the Devidol– all three built by Queen Madambika, wife of Siva Singha, in the year 1734. The Shivadol is believed to be the talleest Siva Temple in India, having a height of 104 feet and the perimeter 195 feet.

Overnight in the Hotel

Day 10


(By surface 90 Kms/03-04 Hrs)

Early morning you will start your 5-6 hour drive to Mon. After going through checking formalities at the border of Nagaland, we enter the state.

After arriving, your first visit will be Phuktong village. It has two great Morungs (men’s dormitories) and we will also visit Angh’s (chief’s) residence.

Overnight in the Lodge

Day 11

After breakfast, we will go on a photo excursion to Longwa village, one of the biggest villages in Mon district. It is an interesting sight to see as the village straddles an international boundary line, with one half of the Angh’s house falling within Indian territory and the other half lying under the control of Myanmar. Nonetheless, the whole village is controlled by the Angh and the village Council Chairman. Another interesting feature of this village is that the Angh of the village has 60 wives and his jurisdiction extends up to Myanmar and Arunachal Pradesh.

This evening you will be part of a thoroughly photo worthy cultural event in the village.

Overnight in the Lodge


Day 12


(By surface 140 Kms/05-06 Hrs)

This morning we drive to Dibrugarh. En-route we will visit Wakching a village that has more than one thousand houses mainly made of bamboo and palm. Later we will visit Naganimora, a sub-division in the Mon district and is sited in Kongan village land.

According to legend, a Konyak Queen, Watlong Konyak, married to an Ahom king died at Lakhan. The king renamed Lakhan as Naganimora in honour of his dead wife. “Nagani” means Naga Queen and “Mora” meaning death. The dying place of Naga queen.

On arrival in Dibrugarh we check in to the hotel

Overnight in the Hotel

Day 13


(By flight)

After leisurely breakfast transfer to the airport in order to board the flight to Kolkata.

DIB/CCU | 6E 206 | ETD/ETA | 1430/1605 Hrs

On arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in the Hotel

Day 14

Kolkata Departure

On time transfer to the International airport to connect with flight to International destinations.

Tours are limited to just 6-8 people. Make a deposit and reserve your space today.






2-3 Feb 17
The Oberoi Grand
3-4 Feb 17
Eco Camp
B, L, D
4-6 Feb 17
Hotel Blue Pine
B, L, D
6-8 Feb 17
Danny’s Lodge
B, L, D
8-10 Feb 17
Wild Grass
B, L, D
10-11 Feb 17
Hotel Brahmaputra
B, L, D
11-13 Feb 17
Helsa Cottage
B, L, D
13-14 Feb 17
B, L, D
14-15 Feb 17
The Oberoi Grand
B, L, D

Cost based on 6-8 persons in group

Twin Share:
$4745.00 per person

Less $250.00 discount regular $4995.00
Plus additional domestic airfare $300.00 estimated (subject to change)

Single Rate:
$5795.00 per person

Less $250.00 discount regular $6045.00
Plus additional domestic airfare $300.00 estimated (subject to change)

Reserve Your Space Today

A deposit of $625.00 per person is required along with the Booking Form and the below signed Terms/Conditions Agreement Form to confirm a space on this tour. If there are two travelers on one form, the person signing assumes full financial responsibility.

Deposit Per Person: $625.00

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