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North East India Tribal Tour

The Northeastern part of India remains a pristine land yet to be fully explored. Adorned with grand mountains, verdant foliage and untamed rivers, numerous tribal groups and tribes populate the region, each with its unique culture and language.

Join us on a Tribal tour in North East India and experience the wonder of visiting tribal villages in the great states of North India. Our tour will lead you on an unforgettable expedition where you can immerse yourself in the rich culture, ancient customs and daily life of the tribal people in the Northeastern region of India. We'll lead you through the tribal villages of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, and Assam, three states in northeastern India.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kolkata

    One of our representatives at the Kolkata International Airport will greet you and drive you to your accommodation after landing. Stay the night in the hotel.

  • Day 2 Kolkata to Dibrugarh

    We will proceed to the airport the following day to catch a flight to Dibrugarh, the entry point to Eastern Arunachal Pradesh's "Hidden Land." Meet our agent and take a transfer to the hotel after landing at Dibrugarh airport. Have a delightful walk down the riverbank or visit the neighbouring market. Overnight stay in hotel.

  • Day 3 Dibrugarh to Digboi

    On the third day of the Tribal tour in North East India, following our morning meal, we will set off for Digboi. En route, we will stop at Namphake Village, founded in 1850 AD by six hundred individuals from the Phakial community. The inhabitants have faithfully upheld their customs and conserved their age-old practices, thus contributing to the prominence of Assamese culture. The populace of this village adheres to the Buddhist faith. During our visit, we will also tour the Namphake monastery.

    Additionally, we will explore the Bell Shrine. You will come across numerous large and small bells affixed to poles, walls, and trees within its premises. If your desire is fulfilled on your maiden visit to this temple, you can tether a bell in the temple yard as proof.

  • Day 4 Digboi to Mon

    Following our breakfast, we will depart for Mon, a district within the Nagaland State that stands at an elevation of 898 meters. This region is inhabited by the Konyak Nagas, known for their tattooed faces and feathered attire. The locals are highly skilled in craftsmanship and artistry, and Mon is renowned for its exceptional wood carvings. One of the most famous festivals in Mon is the Aoling Monyu, which takes place in the first week of April each year. During the festivities, men don colourful shawls and feathered headgear while chanting and dancing rhythmically with daos or spears. The Anghs, a class of hereditary leaders living in the hamlet's biggest house, dominated the Konyak Dynasty. We will then proceed to the guest house to enjoy tribal food and an overnight stay in Mon.

  • Day-5 Mon to Shangnyu village return to Mon

    Today, our schedule entails a complete day trip to Shangnyu village. This village accurately represents East India tradition, where the locals have yet to be influenced by modern ways. Shangnyu village holds a significant position in the Mon district and is governed by its leader, Angh. Our visit will allow us to interact with the villagers and observe their way of life. Additionally, we will explore the Angh's Palace, which stands tall at 8 feet and spans 12 feet in breadth. This monument is believed to have been constructed by divine beings and is adorned with carvings of humans and other creatures. We will return to Mon for an overnight stay after our excursion.

  • Day-6 Mon to Mokokchung

    Following our morning meal, we will travel to Mokokchung - the tribe of Ao Naga’s home. This tribe exclusively inhabits the Mokokchung district and acts as its cultural epicentre. It is also northern Nagaland's most important urban centre regarding economics and politics. Chuchuyimlang is the festival village for the Ao Nagas. The Moatsu festival, which emphasises communal bonding, is celebrated here from May 1st to May 3rd. During this time, the villagers showcase their friendly gestures by exchanging presents, forging new alliances, and renewing old ties among themselves. Upon arrival, we will check into the guest house and relish an overnight stay in Mokokchung.

  • Day 7 Mokokchung to Ungma to Longkhum to Tuophema

    Today, we will depart on a trip to the villages of Ungma and Longkhum, after which we will proceed towards Tuophema.

    Longkhum: This village is renowned for its picturesque landscapes. During spring, the hills and their surroundings are adorned with Rhododendrons, creating a breathtaking view in full bloom. An old Naga saying goes, "a solitary visit to Longkhum is insufficient, as your soul remains there the first time, and you need to return again to retrieve it". This adage stems from the fact that visitors can explore its exquisite traditional handlooms and handicrafts.

    Ungma: This village is the most ancient and significant among all the Ao villages and the second largest in Nagaland. It is located approximately 3 km away from Mokokchung Town. Ungma occupies a special place in the history of the Ao Nagas since it is said that the whole Ao tribe initially settled in this area after they left their ancestral home at Chungliyimti. The village is regarded as a living testament to the customs and traditions of the tribe. Afterwards, we will proceed to Tuophema village. Upon arrival, we will stay at the ethnic tourist cottages constructed in the style of the Angami Naga people. Spend the night at Tuophema.

  • Day 8 Tuophema to Khonoma Village to Kohima

    Today, we are going on a complete day trip to charming nearby locations. Our first stop will be at the Touphema village. This village has a preserved region where one can hike and have an exciting experience. The Angami Sekrenyi festival, which is a tribal festival of cleansing, is celebrated here every year from 25-27 February. It is believed that the sanitised and clear water washes away misfortunes and diseases.

    Afterwards, we will head towards Khonoma village, well-known for its bravery and courage. The Khonoma Gate narrates the tale of the British invasion of Naga Hills. In the evening, we will return to Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland state, for an overnight stay. Hence concluding the Tribal tour in North East India for the day.

  • Day 9 Kohima

    We will explore Kohima and tour villages such as Bara Basti and Kisema for the entire day. Additionally, we will pay a visit to the Second World War Memorial. In 1944, the Allied forces engaged in a fierce and triumphant battle against the Japanese during the Second World War. To commemorate the soldiers who fought in this battle, a war cemetery was constructed in the centre of the city where the fighting occurred. The Kohima War Cemetery features the famous inscription "When You Go Home, Tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, We Gave Our Today” in recognition of the unwavering bravery exhibited by the war heroes who fought to secure the liberty of future generations.

    On this tour, we will also explore the State Museum located at Bayani Hill. The Museum offers an in-depth insight into the diverse facets of Naga Culture. It showcases the customary practices of the Naga tribes, their valuable Artifacts, handlooms, tribal Handicrafts, Tools, and Implements, precious Gems and Jewellery, Coins, and Ancient weaponry, which are a testament to the abundant North East India Culture and Heritage of its indigenous people.  After the visit, we will return to the hotel and spend the night there.

  • Day-10 Kohima to Jorhat

    After having breakfast at the hotel in the morning, we will travel on our longest journey to Jorhat. Upon reaching Jorhat, complete the formalities at the tea bungalow or hotel. We will be spending the night in Jorhat.

  • Day-11 Jorhat

    Following our morning meal, we will explore the neighbouring tea plantations. We will also visit Jorhat's Gymkhana Club, constructed in 1876 by D. Slimmon. The club is renowned for hosting horse races and boasts a verdant 9-hole golf course, vying for a spot on the "World Heritage list" as the most ancient golf course in Asia and the third-oldest globally. The club also provides access to amenities such as grass courts for lawn tennis, billiards, polo, a swimming pool, a gentleman's bar, and a cinema theatre.

    Subsequently, at dusk, Garh Ali can also be explored. This serves as the primary business centre of Jorhat city. Simply stroll down the alleyway commonly referred to as Marwari Gali. Here, you will navigate through a densely populated, highly narrow street, discovering small stores renowned for Northeast Indian textiles and handcrafted items. Moreover, you can relish the delectable cuisine at Taari Di Hatti, operated by a female chef and her spouse. Finally, return to the lodging for an overnight stay.

  • Day-12 Jorhat to Majuli

    Wake up a little early today and enjoy a quick breakfast. Following our meal, we'll head to Nimati Gahat, the ferry terminal for Majuli. Once we arrive, we'll travel on the ferry to Majuli, the largest River Island globally and home to Vaishnavite monasteries. To get to this ancient island, you must take a ferry over the gigantic Brahmaputra River. Upon arrival, we'll check in at the tourist rest house. After getting refreshed, we will explore the satras and appreciate the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding nature. Later in the day, we will take a village tour of Majuli to experience the locals' hospitality and unique lifestyles. Most people in Majuli are involved in agriculture, fishing and weaving. They are also engaged in boat building, dairy farming, pottery making and handloom weaving. The art of weaving is incredibly intricate, utilising a wide variety of cotton and silk hues exclusive to Assam. For the night stay in the hotel.

  • Day-13 Majuli to Kaziaanaa

    In the dawn, proceed towards the Ferry spot to ride on the ferry that will take you to Nimati Ghat. Upon arrival, make your way to Kaziranga. This renowned UNESCO World Heritage site is widely known for having the highest number of recorded One Horned Rhinoceros in the world - the Kaziranga National Park. Once you reach Kaziranga, head to the wildlife resort. Later in the evening, take a stroll around the neighbouring villages. Spend the night at Kaziranga.

  • Day-14 Kaziranga

    Today, we will wake up early and prepare for our initial wildlife safari in the forest. Our agent will transport us to the starting point in jeeps. As we traverse through the towering blades of grass while the morning mist gradually dissipates, it will be an unforgettable experience. The wildlife safari is an excellent way to observe the animals as they are not intimidated by humans, and we may even have an up-close encounter with them. Afterwards, we will head back to the resort for breakfast.

  • Day-15 Kaziranga to Jorhat to Kolkata

    Following breakfast, we will depart for Jorhat. Upon arrival, we will proceed to the airport for our flight to Kolkata. Upon arrival at Kolkata airport, we will be greeted by our representative and escorted to the hotel. The evening is at your leisure, or you may wish to shop. Spend the night at the hotel.

  • Day-16 Departure from Kolkata

    Transfer on time to the international airport in Kolkata so you can catch the flight to your next destination.

    Here our Tribal tour in North East India comes to an end.

What’s Included

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Twin/Double sharing basis as per the Itinerary

16 Breakfast & 15 Dinner basis.

Round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Non-ac Crysta

5% GST on total amount

Any sightseeing or excursion that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

Any medical or evacuation expenses.

Any airfares

Any personal expense occur on trip

Trip Reviews

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Darius Foroux | Colombia

08 Dec 2018

As the name suggests, this tour took me to some of the unheard places in the beautiful state of Rajasthan. It was more than what I expected and this made me very happy and excited. Exploring the local villages and noticing the nearby tribes were the true highlights of my tout to the hidden jewels of Rajasthan.

  • 4.0
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Ms. Karen M | New York

08 Feb 2023

Kisama Heritage Village has morangs that showcase the life of the various tribes in Nagaland. Very well organised festival at the in the first week of December. The food, the dances, the songs, their costumes and jewelry are on display

  • 4.8
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Ms. Alison T | Spain Valencia

10 Feb 2017

Seat of the Hornbill festival
"The annual festival of the Nagas tribes is celebrated In Kisama Village, a place of meeting and coexistence of the tribes that until recently fought with each other.

  • 4.0
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Mr. Chew | Singapore

19 Jan 2017

16 tribes

"In Kisama Village all 16 tribes being present in one place, At least when Hornbill festival takes place. Or less every day fashion is a must to se. I do not like artificial villages, but I have to admit, this one is an exception. "

  • 4.8

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Giulia Romano | Italy

24 Apr 2024 Adventure in the Land of Lamas - Ladakh! Trekking through Ladakh's remote valleys, camping under the starry skies, and encountering nomadic tribes along the way was an adventure of a lifetime. The stark beauty of Ladakh's landscapes and the hospitality of its people left a lasting impression on me.
  • 4.5

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North East India Tribal Tour

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Duration

16 Days

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US $1100
per person on twin sharing
5 reviews
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Kolkata

End Point

Kolkata

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