ITINERARY -BUDDHIST SPLENDOUR

  • DAY 1: GUWAHATI – BHALUKPUNG (250 km / 5 hours)

    Welcome on arrival at Guwahati Airport / Railway station. Transfer to Bhalukpong, , a town on the Assam – Arunachal Pradesh border  & overnight stay.

  • DAY 2: BHALUKPUNG – DIRANG (185 Kms / 6 ½ hrs)

    Morning after breakfast, drive to Dirang (4910 ft). Enroute visit Tippi Orchid Centre.  Arunachal, the ‘Orchid Paradise’ is famed to have the largest variety of orchids in India. The Orchidarium at Tipi shelters 500 or more varieties of orchids which are available in various parts of Arunachal Pradesh. It is a premier Institute of excellence in orchid research and development, under the State Forest Research Institute (Department of Environment and Forests , Arunachal Pradesh). 

    Check in Hotel. Evening at Leisure.Overnight at Dirang. 

  • DAY 3: DIRANG – TAWANG (155 Kms / 6 hrs)

    Morning after breakfast, drive to Tawang (10,000 ft). En route witness the unique Dirang Valley famous for its monasteries, hot Springs, Apple & kiwi Orchards, sheep breeding farms & charming valleys.  Also witness the snowcapped Sella Pass at 13700 ft, the Jaswant Garh War Memorial and Jung Falls.  Overnight in Tawang.

  • Jaswant Garh War Memorial : Legend has it that Jaswant (Mahavir Chakra Awardee (Posthumous) of 4th Batallion Garhwal Rifles), fought a lone battle against the invading Chinese during the 1962 war. His spirit is still believed to protect the place.

  • Sela Pass : @13700 ft, the Sela Pass is  is snow-covered (full or partial) all through the year and has breathtaking mystic views. Close to the Pass is the beautiful Sela Lake, a heart-shaped lake chiseled between the mountains, which intensifies the beauty of the region. The Lake is mostly frozen in winter.  The Sela Pass is the main route to access Tawang town and is located 78 km before reaching Tawang.

  • Jung Falls : The Nuranang falls  (original name) @6000 feet is located about 40 km before reaching Tawang is famed as one of the most stunning waterfalls in North East India. The falls height is about 100 meters. The legend about the waterfalls goes that it is named after a Monpa girl Nura who aided an Indian soldier during the 1962 Sino-Indian War. 

  • DAY 4: TAWANG : Tawang is the beautiful land of the Monpa tribes. ‘The Land of Dawn-lit Mountains’ at 3500 mts gives you unparallel purity of nature. After breakfast, visit the Tawang Monastery, Urgelling Monastery, Ani Gompa and PTso Lake.

     The Tawang Monastery, also known as the “GALDEN NAMGYEL LHATSE” is one of the largest Lamaseries of Mahayana sect in Asia and is the largest of its kind in India. The Monastery is 400 year old  and is adorned with the 18 feet high statue of Lord Buddha. It stands at 10,000 feet amidst the exotic Himalayan ranges and overlooks the Tawang-Chu valley.  The Urgelling Monastery is located 5 km from Tawang city, and is the birth place of the 6th Dalai Lama, born in the 17th century. The monastery was established by the Lama Urgen Sangpo in the 15th century. Mongpa village visit will acquaint a visitor to their lifestyle, culture and traditions. The villages are located amidst exquisite beauty.Later visit the War Memorial commemorating the bravery of the Indian heroes of the Indo-China war of 1962. Witness the light & sound show in the evening.  Overnight in Tawang.

  • DAY 5: TAWANG – BOMDILA (180 Kms / 6 hrs)

    Morning drive back to Bomdila. At a height of 8OOO ft., Bomdila is a small town famous for its Buddhists monasteries, magnificent valleys and Himalayan landscapes. Evening free at leisure. Overnight in Bomdila.

  • DAY 6: BOMDILA – GUWAHATI (340 Kms / 9 hrs)

    After breakfast drive to Guwahati. Check in Hotel. Overnight in Guwahati.

  • DAY 7: GUWAHATI AIRPORT DEPARTURE

    Morning visit Kamakhya temple (if time permits). In time transfer to Guwahati airport for onward journey. TOUR ENDS HERE. 

    Situated on top of the Nilachal Hill, Maa Kamakhya Temple is the most sacred among the tantrik shrines of Shakti worship in the world. Kamakhya temple is also famed for the annual Ambubachi Mela held for 4 days  during monsoon season. There are images of Lord Ganesha, Goddess Chamundi and many dance fixtures. Situated on the Nilachal Hill, the temple structure resembles a Shikhara - a beehive.  Besides the main Devi temple, there are temples of 10 Mahavidyas in and around temple. These include  Bhuvaneshvari,  Bagalamukhi,  Chinnamasta,Tripura Sundari,  Tara,  Kali,  Bhairavi,  Dhumavati, Matangi and Kamala Temples. Temple doors remain open for devotees in the following timings - 08:00 am to 01:00 pm & 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

  • All transfers & sightseeing by 01 Private vehicle as per itinerary
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis for 06 nights
  • Accommodation includes only breakfast
  • 1 night at Bhalukpung
  • 1 night at Dirang
  • 2 nights at Tawang
  • 1 night at Bomdila
  • 1 night at Guwahati
  • Inner Line Permits for Arunachal Pradesh
  • 01 Bottle mineral water per person per day

HOTELS USED OR SIMILAR:

Place

STANDARD HOTEL

Bhalukpong

Prashanti Cottage

Dirang

Hotel Pemaling

Tawang

Gakyi Khang Zhang

Bomdila

Tsepal Yangjom or similar

Guwahati

D Courtyard or similar

  • Government Service Tax @ 5% or as applicable
  • Entry fees
  • Camera fees
  • Guide
  • Anything not mentioned in the ‘cost includes’ part.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.

Packages Staring From INR 34,999/-*Per person.


  • Terms and Conditions Apply. Prices valid till 31st MAY 2018

NOTE

  • All arrangements made by Vacations Exotica are in the capacity of an agent only. Vacations Exotica will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature.
  • The above package cost is valid for a minimum of 2 adults travelling together.
  • Certain sightseeing and day tours may be subject to weather conditions or minimum number of passengers before they operate and suppliers may cancel or postpone the date of the tour at short notice. Any changes shall be notified to you at the earliest opportunity.
  • There is no refund for services not utilized.
  • The above tour prices are based on our current transportation rates. Increase in petrol rates might affect our transportation and boat fees, in which case we reserve the right to revise our current rates. If any increase should arise we will update you.
  • Confirmations of all bookings are subject to availability at time of booking
  • Above rates are not valid during public holidays, festivals, events, exhibitions, conference and conventions. Surcharges are applicable during this period.
  • 5% GST will be applicable on the complete package (and will change as per government policy).
  • The rates mentioned are valid for Indian nationals only
  • Arunachal Pradesh is very remote place, so all hotels in this region are basic to very basic.
  • Road conditions from Bhalukpong to Tawang are not good.
  • Guests with adventurous mind should travel Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Room heaters may not work in Arunachal Pradesh due to voltage fluctuations.
  • In this region there are no relevance between the distance and time travelling as it depends upon the conditions of roads and congestion of traffic.
  • Mobile services may not be active in all destinations. Pre-paid roaming and International roaming connection does not work in this region. We suggest carrying BSNL (GSM) connections.
  • Credit Cards / Traveller’s cheque are not freely accepted.
  • To visit Arunachal Pradesh, Indian national requires Inner Line Permits. Permits are issued in Guwahati which takes 2-3 working days.
  • Documents required: 2 passport size photographs, 1 Photo identity, 1 Address proof.
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