The Assam road trip will introduce you to the diverse dimensions of the state. It includes a wildlife safari each at Kaziranga National Park and Dibru-Saikhowa National Park. While the former is known for being home to one-horned rhinos, the latter is renowned for its rich avifauna. A visit to villages and a tea farm will allow you to learn about the culture of the local people. On an exploration tour of Majuli – a vast riverine island – you will get to learn about the neo-Vaishnava sect of Hinduism. While travelling to Dibrugarh with this Assam road trip with wildlife safaris, you will stop at the historical town of Sivasagar to see the ruins of marvellous Ahom structures.
Day 01: Arrival in Guwahati | Guwahati to Kaziranga National Park (approx. 195 km | 3.5 hours)
Upon landing at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, begin a road journey to Kaziranga National Park. Located in the plains of the Brahmaputra River, it is a protected territory and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is spread over 858 sq km, comprising forests, grasslands and river islands. On reaching the national park area, check-in at the resort and rest at night.
Day 02: Jeep Safari | Local Sightseeing
Following a delicious breakfast, continue the Assam road trip by heading on a Jeep safari in the national park. During the excursion, try to see one-horned rhinos, sloth bears, gaurs, deer, parrots, pelicans and eagles. After the jeep ride, head to a nearby tea farm to learn about the plucking and processing of the leaves. Then, explore some local villages to interact with the inhabitants. Post the tour, retreat to the resort for an overnight stay.
Day 03: Kaziranga to Nimatighat (approx. 125 km 2.5 hours) | Nimatighat – Majuli – Jorhat
After breakfast at the resort, check-out and embark on a road trip to Nimatighat. On arrival at the river port, step onto a ferry to reach Majuli – the biggest riverine island in the world. In Majuli, explore satras that are monasteries administered by the neo-Vaishnava sect. These sites feature ornate and colourful paintings, depicting scenes from Hindu religious texts. Post exploring these sites, return to Nimatighat via ferry. After deboarding the boats, travel to Jorhat by road and on reaching here, transfer to the hotel to get some sleep.
Day 04: Jorhat to Dibrugarh (approx. 140 km | 3.25 hours) | En route Sightseeing
Following breakfast, check-out from the hotel and continue the Assam road trip with wildlife safaris by heading to the city of Dibrugarh. On the way, stop at Sivasagar – a town established by the Ahom monarchs, who built many magnificent structures here. Upon reaching this historical town, visit Sivasagar Tank, also known as Borpukhuri that was built in 1734. Then, head to Sivadol, which contains three majestic Hindu temples, and Rang Ghar – a large, ovular amphitheatre. Also during the day, explore Kareng Ghar and Talatal Ghar – two incredible palaces built by the Ahom rulers. After this trip, reach Dibrugarh for an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Excursion to Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
Following a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, drive to the village of Guijan. From here, reach the other side of the Dibru River on a boat and then travel further to Dibru-Saikhowa National Park. Especially known for its diversity of winged creatures, this protected territory has been notified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by the government. Various species of storks, grebes, vultures, eagles, pigeons and hornbills live here in plenty. Enjoy lunch in the national park, and after exploring it, return to the hotel in Dibrugarh to rest at night.
Day 06: Departure from Dibrugarh
Post breakfast, check-out from the hotel and transfer to Dibrugarh Airport to fly to your next destination.
Duration: 05 Nights/06 Days
Places Covered: Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park, Nimatighat, Majuli, Jorhat, Dibrugarh
Activities: Jeep Safari, Wildlife Safari
Note: This is to inform you that elephant ride, jeep safari and forest entry are regulated and controlled by the forest department. We do not have any control over booking of elephant seats and entry by Jeeps, so the activities/amenities cannot be assured.
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