When: Available year round, except for the monsoons in Jul-Aug. The Ideal period
is January to May and September to December.
Length: A dozen-day stay is suggested, for there is so much to see.
However we are flexible and we can discuss other options.
Number of guests: Ideally a group should be of 04 persons, to fit
into a jeep with guide, and baggage. We are happy to host individuals, and
couples, at a higher fee.
To begin our fascinating journey you fly in to the gateway capital city of
Guwahati, from Bagdogra, Delhi or Calcutta to spend the first night.
Driving up the Brahmaputra valley, your next halt is the Kaziranga National
Park- a world heritage site. It is famous for its 1000 plus, population of
one-horned Rhinos. Other attractions include the wild buffalo, magnificent
swamp deer, hog deer, wild boar, Hoolak Gibbon, Capped Langur, and Badger.
Amongst the birds, the Crested Serpent Eagle is common. While Pallas Fishing
Eagle, as also Grey Headed Fishing Eagle, Crane, Great Adjutant Stork,
Bengal Floricab, Bar Headed Goose, whistling Teal and Pelican can be seen in
the wild. Staying at the Wild Grass jungle resort, You will spend spend one
full day exploring the park on elephant back and jeeps, and another day
birding with Man Barua - one of the the most experienced birding guides in
Driving into Nagaland on the fourth day we spend the next eight days
exploring the tribal habitat. For a close experience, we avoid hotels and
lodges and take you to tribal villages, where you stay as houseguests with
Naga families. Your local hosts will take you through their habitats,
bazaars, explain traditions and customs, show you traditional attire,
demonstrate their dishes, and cooking styles, show how they practice
agro-forestry, make handicrafts and tools. We hope to give you some insight
into Naga traditions, culture, and lifestyles.. Some of the main experiences
planned for you are :
At Kohima the capital city, located at an altitude of 1444 m, we show you
the amazing diversity in dress, Customs, language and traditions of 15 major
tribes, explore the state museum for an over view of tribal lifestyles,
visit the handloom and handicraft emporium for its fine collection of
saleable tribal shawls, hand bags, wood carvings, sarongs, cane and bamboo
handicrafts, and ready wear garments of traditional weaves designed for
modern tastes. The rare Blyth's Trogopan, and other fauna., are on view at
the Zoological Park. Close to Kohima, your trip to Khonoma Village provides
an opportunity to see local lifestyles and meet people. Here terraced fields
produce more than 20 strains of rice at different altitudes, The tribal
folks have practiced agro- forestry and judiciously managed their natural
resources over generations. This industrious and self reliant village is
also famous for its artisans and craftsman.
To explore the lovely mountain countryside of Nagaland we will take you on
a walking exploration of the Japfu Mountain Range rising to 3048 meters.
Your trip to the idyllic Dzulekie Valley located at elevation of 2133 m will
be memorable with a river flowing through deep gorge, with rainbow trout,
expanse of green hills, waterfalls, and grazing domesticated bison. Trekking
in the Dzokou Valley at elevation of 2483 m, we will show you unadulterated
nature. You will see dwarf bamboo, mountain streams, wild flowers,
Rhododendrons, and other flora.
Our visit to the Ao tribal habitat around Mokokchung town, will take you to
Longkhum Village: renowned for its headhunters in the past. You will also
visit the century old Ungma Village for a peep into folklore, customs and
Our visit to the Lotha tribal habitat around Wokha town will take you to
Mount Tiyi, the legendary abode of departed soulsl
The Journey ends at Dimapur airport on the 12th day.
Length: A seven-day visit is proposed but many shorter or longer
options are available.
The following program description :
Walking to the beach though forest from the camp (1KM) and find yourself
with sun, sand and sea. Here you are isolated from the rest of the world.
Chant SHANTI (peace). We manage cooking your food with your help and serve
it on the beach.
Visit to the Hindu pilgrimage town of Puri (15kms) which is a major tourist
attraction of this state. Here you come across temples, sadhus (saints), the
local handicraft bazaar, and the swargdwar which means the doorway to
heaven. According to Hindu belief dead bodies are burnt here in Puri on the
shores of waves so that the soul can rest peacefully in heaven. watch them
burning and realize how small we are in this world.
Visit to the Sun temple of Konark on the beach. Understand it's
mythological and historical background. The road to Konark is 20 kms from
the camp and has a splendid view of forest, rivers, and beach.
Explore the spirit of YOGA in a nearby ASHRAM, where you meet GURUS
(teachers) SADHUS (saints) and students from all over the world are united
to show you how to explore the peace within yourself and the power of mind
Spend a day with the local fisherman village and manage a catch for your
food for day with his help or your own. Go river or sea.
Time to see witness the stone carvings by the ancient caste of artisans who
helped in making KONARK. Learn about the statues, the ornaments, the design,
the instruments and the lifestyles of thses people.
Trip to the temple city of Bhubaneswar the state capital city . Here many
temples of 12 and 13 century stone marvels of design and deities. Peace
Pagoda (a Buddhist temple on the river bank where the teachings of AHIMSA
(non violence) was written by the King Asoka after a bloody battle with the
native land.3rd century BC), KHANDAGIRI (the rock cut caves used by the
ancient sadhus and JAIN temple).