Mystic Arunachal Safari with Kaziranga & Namdapha
This option for a Safari in the East, passes through the wonderful National Parks of Kaziranga and Namdapha. On the banks of the mighty River Brahmaputra, the Kaziranga National Park offers some of the best views in the World of the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros and Wild Buffalo.
Namdapha in the East Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh has perhaps the widest diversity of habitats of any of South Asia's major areas. The parks 1800 sq. Kms rise from 650 feet to 15,000 feet above sea level and the forest ranges from evergreen tropical forests through mixed deciduous forest and temperate alpine forests at the upper reaches. Hard access to this area has helped a lot in preserving the biosphere. This also happens to be the eastern limit of the Indian tiger.
New Delhi - Guwahati - Kaziranga - Bhalik pang - Tipi - Sejusa - Itanagar - Ziro - Daporiza - Along - Passighat - Namdapha - Dibrugarh - Delhi
Day by Day Itinerary
DAY 01: New Delhi-Guwahati
Fly from Delhi to Guwahati and check into hotel.
DAY 02: Guwahati-Kaziranga
Drive for approximately 5 hours to the Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park at Kaziranga. Overnight at Jungle Lodge.
DAY 03:Kaziranga National Park
Elephant Safari into the National Park for wildlife watching. Situated on the southern bank of the River Brahmaputra. Kaziranga National Park is the strong hold of the One Horned Rhinoceros. The sanctuary stretches over 430 Kms of flat, marshy land of Mikir foothills and is dotted with lakes. The area was declared a protected reserve in 1926 to save the One Horned Rhino from extinction. Today there are over 1000 Rhinos in the Sanctuary. In the marshy plain of the park, grows Elephant Grass that can go grow upto 16 feet high and is the usual habitat of Rhinos.
DAY 04: Kaziranga
Kaziranga is also a paradise for Ornithologists. The other animals found in the National Park are Wild Boar, Leopards, Tigers, Otters, Hog-badger etc. Overnight in the Jungle Lodge.
DAY 05: Kaziranga-Bhalik Pang/Tipi
Drive for about 4 hours to Bhalukpang situated in the foot hills of the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. Tipi is an enchanting dwelling located on the banks of the Kameng River. It also has the only Orchidium in India and is home to over 500 different Orchids. Overnight at the Inspection Bungalow.
DAY 06: Tipi-Sejusa
Drive for 6 hours to get to Sejusa and enjoy a relaxed cultural evening with the local populous. Enroute stop at Pakhoi for a snack and refreshment. Overnight at Inspection Bungalow.
Drive for 5-6 hours to Itanagar, the Capital of Arunachal Pradesh. Itanagar was built around the ruins of of Ita Fort which dates back to the 14th Century.
Drive for approximately 5-6 hours to the scenic hill station of Ziro. Ziro is the most popular of Apatani Plateaus situated at an altitude of 5000 feet. Overnight at Inspection Bungalow.
Drive approximately 3 hours to the town of Daporiza. Overnight in Tourist Rest House.
Drive approximately 6-7 hours to Along. Overnight in Tourist Guest House.
Drive to Passighat which is the district headquarters of the Siang district. Overnight in Tourist Bungalow.
Drive from Passighat to Namdapha which is a National Park and covers more than 1800 sq. kilometers. Overnight in Jungle Lodge.
Wildlife viewing in the National Park. Overnight at Jungle Lodge
DAY 14: Namdapha-Passighat
Drive back to Passighat and catch ferry at Oriam Ghat. Cross the Brahmaputra by ferry over the alluvial plain to Dibrugarh. Overnight in Tourist Bungalow.
Fly to Delhi.