TRIBAL TOUR OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH
Recommended itinerary (we can be customized as per guest requirements and preferences)
Starting from – Tezpur Ending at – Dibrugarh
Duration – 9 Nights 10 Days
State Covered – Assam, Arunachal Pradesh
Night Stay – Tezpur 1 , Itanagar 2 , Ziro 2 , Daporizo 1 , Along 1 Pasighat 1 ,Dibrugarh 1 Night .
Day 01: Arrival Tezpur (Assam)
Meeting upon arrival at Tezpur. Tezpur: Modern day Tezpur, the headquarter of Sonitpur district of Assam is said to be erstwhile Sonitpur, the Kingdom of legendary King Banasura. According to the legend when Lord Krishna’s army and Banasura’s army fought for the rescue of Aniruddha (grandson of Lord Krishna) who married Banasura’s daughter ‘Usha’ against the will of her father there was so much bloodshed that the whole place was stained in red. This prompted to the name of the place becoming Tezpur (means the City of Blood). Modern Tezpur was founded by the British colonial administration in 1835 as the headquarters of Darrang
Afternoon visit: Agnigarh: According to the legend the site of the fortress was built by Banasura to keep his daughter Usha in isolation. The name ‘Agnigarh’ has been derived from two Sanskrit words ‘Agni’ (meaning fire) and ‘garh’ (meaning fortress or wall). It is a hill on the banks of the Brahmaputra river and one of the big tourist attractions in Tezpur. The view of river Brahmaputra the Kolia Bhomora Setu Bridge (named after the Ahom general Kolia Bhomora) is really eye catching. Rest of the time free at leisureOvernight at hotel.
Day 02: Tezpur – Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh)
Morning: after breakfast departs for Itanagar (216 Kms, 5 hrs drive)Itanagar: The Capital of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar is situated at the foothills of Himalayas. The name Itanagar is derived from the historical Ita-fort (Ita meaning brick) which dates back between 14th and 16th century. The major tribe in Itanagar is the Nishies. Situated on the top of the hills the city offers a very pleasant climate. The Capital city is being divided into two zones by 10 kms Stretch. The other part is known as Naharlagun. It became the Capital of Arunachal Pradesh on 20th April 1974. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh)
Morning : after breakfast city tour Ita fort: The historical Itafort situated in the middle of the town. It is an fort of irregular shape built with more than 8 million pieces of bricks. The fort has been built during Jitari Dynasty which dates back to 1360 to 1550 A.D. Ganga Lake: Situated in the foothills of the Himalays the lake is locally known as Gekar Sinyi (confined water) One can also visit Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, Craft Centre, Emporium, Donyi –Polo Centre for hearing impaired etc.Overnight at Itinagar hotel.
Day 04: Itanagar – Ziro (Arunachal Pradesh)
Morning: after breakfast drive to Ziro (170 kms, 4 hrs drive) by the same vehicle. Ziro, a small picturesque town situated at an altitude of 5000 feet with Pine and Bamboo groves, villages, a craft centre and high altitude Tarin Fish Farm is an ideal place for relaxation. Overnight at Ziro hotel.
Day 05: Ziro (Arunachal Pradesh)
Morning: after breakfast visit Tarin, the high altitude fish farm, a famous whispering pine grove and the craft center. From a hill top, catch the first rays of dawn lighting up the stunning emerald patchwork quilt of nature.
Later visit Talley Valley: Tally valley is located 30 Kms away from Ziro. Tale in Apatani dialect is the name of a plant and to many other tribes the word means paradise. The local population grow paddy in tarraced fields all over the valley. The Apatanis, the main tribe of this region grow rice by terrace farming and their indigenous irrigation system is unique amongst the Arunachal tribals. The Apatani village comprises of long rows of houses with a fertility totem in front of each house. They use an indigenous herbal salt that’s rice in iodine whick is quite unique. As a real nature lover, for every tree they fell, five fresh saplings are planted. The Apatani women are very skilled in handicraft and handloom as one can be see from the wonderfull JIKHE pattern, woven jackets and intricately patterned JILANG shawls. The men are expert in metallurgy and bamboo craft. Overnight at Ziro Hotel.
Day 06: Ziro – Daporizo (Arunachal Pradesh)
Morning: after an early breakfast drive to Daporizo(170 kms, 5 hrs drive). Daporizo is a district headquarters of Upper Subansiri District. Subansiri River with picturesque villages and also to see are the caves (a few kms away). Languages spoken here are Tagin, Hill Miri, Adi (Gallong), Hindi, Assamese and English. sightseeing of Daporizo , Tagin Tribal Villages to get an insight into the unique day-to-day life of the tribals.
Daporijo forms a beautiful picnic spot. It is well placed on the right bank of Subansiri River. This mesmerizing land houses many wonderful villages. A few kilometers ahead, one comes across many caves that are a treat to the eyes. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Daporizo – Along
Morning: after an early breakfast departs for Along by car. (180 kms, 5 hrs drive). Along the headquarter of West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh located at an altitude of 300 m from the sea level. Sitting amidst abundant natural surroundings, Along in Arunachal Pradesh is a small town with beautiful villages. Along Arunachal Pradesh is a most ideal place to spend the hot summer seasons. The picturesque surroundings laced with brilliant plantations makes Along in Arunachal one of the most perfect health resorts of India.
Later visit: Ramakrishna Ashram: This is nice place to visit in Along. The place provides items related to Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Maa Sharada and Swami Vivekananda.
Hanging Bridge: Hanging bridge on the Siang river is another thing to see at Along. This bridge is local made of cane and bamboo. The bridge is around 60 to 70 m long connecting to the others hill tribes, fishing are the sports for these tribe.
Day 08: Along – Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh)
Morning: after breakfast drive to Pasighat. (130 kms, 4 hrs drive)
Pasighat: The district headquarter of East Siang district, the oldest administrative center of erstwhile NEFA, situated on the bank of mighty river Siang, the main tributary of Brahmaputra and bounded by snow-clad peaks, rocky mountains, virgin floral and faunal diversity. This region is the home of the Adi tribe who are remembered for their colourful Ponung dance. Arrive Pasighat and check in at hotel.
Kekar Monying (Black Rock):It is one of the important memorials of the State eracected in memory of Adis who fought with the british at this site on 4 th December 1911 and who died a heroic death.
Komsing: The British had eracected the epitaph/ memorial stone of Sir Neol Williamson killed by Narmi Manmur Jamoh.
If time permits visit
Dr. Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary: A rich habitant of many unique plants, birds and wild animals such as hog deer, hispid, hare, Bengal lioricans, raptors and migratory water birds.
Mouling National Park: Situated in the Upper Siang district, covering an area of 483 sq kms, is a home of the rarest wild animals such as Takins, Serow, Goat, Clouded Leopard, Black Bear, Leopard, Red Panda etc. During winter large number of migratory birds is seen in this park. Overnight at Pasighat hotel.
Day 09: Pasighat – Dibrugarh
Morning :after breakfast in time transfer to Ghat (110 kms, 4 hrs drive with 2 hrs ferry ride)
(River port) to catch the ferry for Dibrugarh. Arrive Dibrugarh and check in at the hotel. Evening free at leisure.Overnight at Dibrugarh hotel.
Day 10: Dibrugarh Depart.
Morning: after breakfast in time transfer to airport for the onward destination.
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