Duration :13 Nights / 14 Days
Places Covered : Delhi - Kolkata - Guwahati - Tezpur- Dirang - Tawang- Bomdila - Itanagar- Ziro - Tezpur
DAY 01:DELHI - KOLKATA - GUWAHATI - TEZPUR
Arrive Guwhati and drive to Tezpur (Assam) 180km 5hrs drive. Sonitpur as ancient Tezpur was known in the olden days is a city steeped in mythology legend and folklore. The city of blood conjures up images of the romantic legend of Usha and Aniruddha and of the fierce battle between Hari and Hara. Evening in hotel.
DAY 02 : TEZPUR - DIRANG
After breakfast drive to Dirang ( Arunachal Pradesh ) 6hr drive.Enroute visit orchid research center at Tipi (Bhalukpong).Out of thousand species of orchids in India, over 500 are found in Arunachal Pradesh. Evening in Tourist lodge.
DAY 03 : DIRANG
In and around Dirang. visit gompa, sangti sheep fam, gompa, etc.
DAY 04 : DIRANG - TAWANG
After breakfast drive to Tawang over Sela Pass 14000 ft. 140km, 6hrs drive. Enroute visit ,Monpa tribal villages, Tsela Lake at the height of 14000ft. Evening in the hotel Evening in hotel/Tourist lodge.
DAY 05 : TAWANG
Tawang the land of Monpa tribes and the major centre of the Mahayana Buddhism. After breakfast full day excursion to the famous Tawang Monastery. The 300 year old Monastery, locally called 'Gompa' is considered to be the oldest in India and second largest Monastery in Asia after Lhasa in Tibet. The Monastery is standing on the spur of a hill over 12000 ft. above the sea level. Over looking the wide valley and surrounded on all sides be towering mountains. 12 kms on the north west of Tawang is the Brandung Chung Ani Gompa, the monastery of the Nuns. Visit Tawang Monastery 400yrs old the study centre of Mahayana buddist, Museum, Emporium and local market. Evening in hotel/Tourist lodge
DAY 06 : TAWANG
visit to Maduri Lake.
DAY 07 : TAWANG - BOMDILA
After breakfast drive to Bomdila 160 km, 7hrs drive. Bomdila the head quarter of west kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh located at an altitude of 8000ft, has a marvelous view of the snow capped mountains and inhabitant of mixed tribal group of Monpa, Sherdulpen, Aka, Miji and Bhugun and Tibetains. Enroute, visit to Jung waterfall & Jaswantgarh a 1962 Indo-China war memorial. Which is built in memory of a one brave Indian soldier named Jaswant who fought alone and manage to stop the Chinese army for 72 hrs in Indo-China war 1962. Evening in hotel / tourist lodge. In Bomdila, visit upper and lower gompa,(Buddhist monestry) local market, museum, emporium etc.
DAY 08 : BOMDILA
In Bomdila, visit upper and lower gompa, local market, museum, emporium etc.
DAY 09 : BOMDILA - ITANAGAR
200km, 8hrs drive. Itanagar the capital city of Arunachal is a modern settlement built in the vicinity of the ruin of the 14th century fort old capital. Itanagar has interesting museum known as Jawaharlal Nerhu Museum, time spent here can really acquaint you with the culture and tradition of this region. All prototype of the bamboo and cane architecture of dwelling of different tribes and apparel, design and functional tools and others handicrafts are display here. Evening in the hotel.
DAY 10 : ITANAGAR - ZIRO
After break fast visit local market, Museum and drive to Ziro 150km, 6hrs drive. Evening in the hotel.
DAY 11 : ZIRO
Today whole day programme in and around Ziro the headquarter of Lower Sabunsiri district of Arunachal Pradesh located at an altitude of 1560m, is a plateau surrounded by Apatani tribal villages, Dibbo- Hija- Bulla- Hari and Hong village. Hong village the second biggest and most organised tribal villages in Asia. The uniqueness of Apatani tribe is tatoo in women & man and its nose plug in women. visit villages, market, museum, emporium, etc. Evening in the hotel.
DAY 12 : ZIRO : VISIT TO SHIVA LINGAM AT KARDO FOREST
A miraculous discovery of Shiva Lingam of Sidheswar Nath Temple took place in the 1-forthnight of July'2004. According to the Hindu Calendar, it is the month of Shravana, a sacred month to worship Lord Shiva. A Nepalese, Mr Prem Subha was cutting tree standing at the right of the Lingam. The tree was expected to fell just over it, fortunately, nothing harmed it and the tree landed a few meters away from the Lingam. He felt surprised over it and looked at the rising stone. Suddenly something struck in his mind and realized that it was not a mere stone. It stood clearly visible which appealed him to believe it as Shiva Lingam. Being fully inspired with his beliefs, he started telling the people all about what he had seen and what had happened.
The mystery of this Lingam in Ziro has obviously mentioned in the SHIVAPURANA in 17th chapter of the ninth section (Nava Khand ke Satrahwa Adhyaya) edition 1893 that the tallest Shiva Lingam will appear at a place which will be called Lingalaya and the later the whole will be known as Arunachal.
Now it makes everyone belief about the reality of its appearance. There one can see not only the Lingam but also the image of Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha with trunk turning leftward. It is also said that the goddess of water, the Ganga lives with Lord Shiva. Therefore, the constant flow of water from the base of the Lingam can be clearly seen. It is about 4 Km away from township. The height of Shiva Lingam is 25ft. and 22 ft width at Kardo. Million of devotees who offer their prayers, worship and faith of Lord Shiva in the remote Himalayan region of Tribal beliefs and traditions
DAY 13 : ZIRO - TEZPUR
After breakfast drive to Tezpur.
Day 14 : Transfer to Airport