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North East India Package with Tawang – Asia’s famous Buddhist Monasteries land in India
North East India Package with Tawang: Overview
The north-eastern part of India is largely an unexplored land but it is most beautiful land where you can find plenty of attractions to make your holiday memorable. Arunachal Pradesh is famous for its 17th-century Mahayana Buddhist monastery with gold-lettered Buddhist scriptures. Holiday Travel India create North East India with Tawang package to experience Buddhist culture, tribal lifestyle and to indulge in natural beauty of Arunachal Pradesh which makes you feel happy.
In this tour package you will cover Tawang which stands for Buddhist monasteries, Bomdila Himalayan town, Bhalukpong, Dirang stands for small hill station and at fastest growing city Tezpur. In this package we arranged suitable property to stay and offer 1 day river rafting at Tezpur. Package contains all mandatory facilities in pocket friendly rate.
What is Unique in North East India Package with Tawang and why?
North East India Package with Tawang is unique because in this package you will find various unique activities, chance to explore National park by foot which make new experience, perform rafting, trekking, visit Asia’s famous Buddhist monasteries, local excursion of Mention destination which makes this package unique.
North East India Package with Tawang: Highlights
Cultural glory of Bhalukpong
Famous fascinating orchids in Tip
Orchid Paradise' of our country: Orchid Research Centre in Bhalukpong
High-altitude mountain pass: Sela Pass
The second largest monastery in Asia
The highest Peak in Arunachal Pradesh: Gorichen Peak
Beauty of Mother Nature in Pankang Teng Tso Lake
400 year old Buddhist monastery in Bomdila
North East India Package with Tawang: Inclusion
06 Nights Accommodation on twin sharing basis
Breakfast and Dinner
01 Night stay with sightseeing at Bhalukpong
01 Night stay with sightseeing at Dirang
01 Night stay with sightseeing at Twanag
01 Night stay with sightseeing at Bomdila
02 Night stay with sightseeing at Tezpur
Private Ac vehicle for 7 days
Parking, Toll tax and driver hault
Inclusive of all taxes
North East India Package with Tawang: Exclusion
Any airfare, busfare and railway fare
Any activity charges
Hotels in Bhalukpong
Standard Hotel: Hotel Druk: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence
Deluxe Hotel: Waii International Hotel: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence.
Hotels in Tawang
Standard Hotel: Hotel Dolma Chhinkar: TA Rank (3.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Deluxe Hotel: Hotel Dolma: TA Rank (3.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Hotels in Bomdila
Standard Hotel: Hotel Tsepal Yangjom: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence
Deluxe Hotel: Hotel Dolma Chhinkar: TA Rank (3.0) - Certificate of Excellence
Hotels in Tezpur
Standard Hotel: Hotel Kalash: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence
Deluxe Hotel: Hotel KRC Palace: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence
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Day 01: Arrived at Guwahati airport or railway station to Bhalukpong (241km/5.5 Hours)
Arrive at Guwahati airport or railway station and proceed towards Bhalukpong. It is a small town located along the southern reaches of the Himalayas in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in India. Enroute you may have lunch at any good restaurant, then you will continue your journey towards Bhalukpong. Upon arrival check in to hotel and have some hour rest. After that you will be taken towards Bhalukpong Fort, Tipi and Orchid Research Centre. By the evening return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Bhalukpong Hotel
Lunch: Served at any enroute restaurant
Day 02: Bhalukpong to Dirang (139km/5.5 Hours)
After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed towards Dirang which is 139 km away from Bhalikpong. Enroute you may have lunch at any good Restaurant/Dhaba. Dirang is a village in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh West Kameng is the name of the district that contains village Dirang. Upon arrival check in hut/Cottage. By the evening you will be taken towards Dirang Dzong, Hot Water Spring and Kalachakra Gompa. After that you will return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Dirang hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Lunch: Served at any enroute restaurant
Day 03: Dirang to Tawang (49km/2 Hours)
After breakfast check out from hotel/cottage to proceed Tawang which is famous land of Buddhist Monasteries. Upon arrival you will visit Sela Pass, Gorichen Peak, Nuranang Waterfalls enjoy good time with your loved ones. After that you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant. Later you may have lots of time to explore some more interesting places which are Pankang Teng Tso Lake, Bumla Pass and Tawang Monasteries. By the evening come back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Tawang Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 04: Tawang to Bomdila (170km/6.5 Hours)
After breakfast start your day by proceed Bomdila, which is the headquarters of West Kameng district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Enroute you may have lunch at any dhaba/ Restaurant, after that continue your journey towards Bomdila. Upon arrival you will be taken towards Tibetan Monasteries, Apple Orchards and The Orchid Research and Development Station. By the evening return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Bomdila hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Lunch: Served at any enroute restaurant
Day 05: Bomdila to Tezpur (153 Km/ 5.5 Hours)
After breakfast you will proceed for Tezpur it is a city and Urban Agglomeration and the administrative headquarters and municipal board of Sonitpur district in the state of Assam in northeastern India. Upon arrival check in to hotel and visit you may have lunch at same hotel, after lunch visit to explore some most famous excursion of Tezpur which includes Agnigarh, Bamuni Hills and Kalia Bhomora Setu. Later you will return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Tezpur hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Lunch: Served at same hotel
Day 06: Full day visit Nameri National Park
Early in the morning go for Exclusive River rafting at Bhorali River. In afternoon explore the wilds of the National Park on foot. After that rest of the day free at your leisure. Overnight stay with dinner at Tezpur hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 07: Departs from Tezpur to Guwahati (207km/5.5 Hours)
After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed towards Guwahati. Enroute you may have lunch at any good Restaurant/dhaba, after lunch continued your journey towards Guwahati. Upon arrival you will drop to Guwahati airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour end with lots of memory
How to Reach Guwahati
By Flight: Guwahati has Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Borjhar, about 20 km west of the center of the city. There are direct flights to Guwahati from Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad and other major cities in India by different airlines. Druk Air connects Guwahati internationally airport to Bangkok and Paro twice a week.
By Train: Guwahati falls under the Northeast Frontier Railway zone of the Indian Railways. Guwahati Junction which is the major station of Guwahati is the headquarters of the zone. Two other stations are Kamakhya Junction and New Guwahati (for freight services) located towards west and east from Guwahati respectively. Kamakhya Junction is the second largest station of the city. Guwahati is well connected by express trains to major cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Jaipur, Trivandrum, Ranchi, Patna, Kollam, Puri, Jammu etc
By Bus: Guwahati connects with the states Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal with National Highway 31. National Highway 37 from Goalpara in Assam to Dimapur in Nagaland traverses the entire length of Assam and connects Guwahati with almost all the major cities of Assam including the cities of Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Bongaigaon. Citizens from Myannmar can come in through the border post of Tamu-Moreh and take a connecting flight from Imphal to the city. There are also regular Bus services from Imphal to the city. Similarly, citizens can come from Bhutan and Bangladesh through Border Posts and take the Bus Services to the city.
Best time to visit North East India
Arunachal Pradesh lies in the North-East region of India. The best time to visit Assam would be November to May when cool winds from the Himalayan foothills temper the heat and humidity. Winters in Assam are chilling but enjoyable, and summers are delightful and refreshing.
Places to visit in Bhalukpong
Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary: Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary is located in a scenic environment. Surrounded by rivers on three sides and situated amidst the Himalayan ranges, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary is a treat to your eyes. The Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary is inhabited by the Bengal tiger and the great pied hornbill. Apart from these, other inhabitants that can be easily seen is the white winged wood duck. Other animals that can be seen easily are elephants, peacock, gaurs, sambhar, binturong, leopard and Kalij pheasant.
Bhalukpong Fort: Bhalukpong Fort was constructed around 10th century and though now in ruins, it stands for the culture and ancient glory of the place. Now only ruins remain and is a must visit for tourists.
Tipi: Tipi is located 5 kms from Bhalukpong. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations thanks to the Orchidarium here. Tipi Orchidarium has over 50000 varieties of orchids. If one has fascination for orchids, Tipi Orichadarium must be in the list of Bhalukpong Sightseeing.
Orchid Research Centre: Orchid Research Centre is a pride with orchids being one of the most precious jewels in its crown. Of the 1000 species of orchids found in India, Arunachal is home to nearly 600 species and can be rightfully called the 'Orchid Paradise' of our country. . It is located on the west bank of the Kameng River, skirted by hills shaded with semi evergreen tropical rain forests.
Places to visit in Dirang
National Research Centre on Yak: This research centre is located in the West Kameng District, Dirang of Arunachal Pradesh. This National Research Centre is solely dedicated for overall improvement of Yak husbandry and upliftment.
Dirang Dzong: Dirang Dzong or Dirang fort was built in the 17th century to protect Bomdila from the neighboring states. In fact during the infamous Vietnam War, the fort was used as a jail and in world war period, this fort was used as a shelter. This tribal area has uniquely made houses that were built to save the residents from biting cold weather. The architecture of these houses is worth appreciating. Dirang Dzong or Dirang fort was built in the 17th century to protect Bomdila from the neighboring states. In fact during the infamous Vietnam War, the fort was used as a jail and in world war period, this fort was used as a shelter. his tribal area has uniquely made houses that were built to save the residents from biting cold weather. The architecture of these houses is worth appreciating.
Hot Water Spring: The spring consists of sulphur in abundant quantity. It is much admired for the medicinal powers and magnetizes people. Moreover, the visitors can have fresh bath in the spring during winter season.
Kalachakra Gompa: The Kalachakra Gompa is a 500 years old monastery that is placed in the upper part of Kalachakra. Kalachakra is a village located in Dirang. The people who love to share their time in the serene environment also visit this place.
Places to visit in Tawang
Sela Pass: The Sela Pass is a high-altitude mountain pass located on the border between the Tawang and West Kameng Districts of Arunachal Pradesh state in India. It owns the credit of being the only high-altitude mountain pass in the world that is motorable. This is the only way to gain access to Tawang by road. The views from Sela Pass are spectacular. The sunrays kissing the mountaintop give you a different version of the mountain.
Tawang Monastery: The second largest monastery in Asia and the largest in India is the Tawang Monastery. It was established by Mera Lama Lodre Gyasto during the 17th century. A wonderful scenic tourist destination, Tawang Monastery is located at a foothill and at an elevation of 3000 m above sea level. The monastery, which houses more than 300 monks(actual capacity 700 monks), is the main centre of spirituality and religion for the people residing in and around Tawang.
Taktsang Gompa: Taktsang Gompa is believed to have been honored by Guru Padmasambhava’s visit during the 8th century. The charge of the Gompa was taken over by his secretary, Chang-sey after his death. The monastery is bounded by a lush green pine grove. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava visited this place for meditation during the 8th century. Encircled by thick coniferous forest and lofty mountains, this monastery is visited by devotees in decent numbers every year.
Gorichen Peak: Gorichen Peak the highest in Arunachal Pradesh with 22500 feet height but it also poses a high challenge to trekkers. The gorgeous Gorichen Peak offers magnificent views. Gorichen peak, also called as Sa-Nga Phu is well visible from Tezpur. The view on the road Nechipu to Seppa is also pretty good. Most tourists come across it while traveling from Bomdila to Tawang.
Shonga-tser Lake: Shonga-tser Lake is also called as Madhuri Lake, named after the famous Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit. The lake was formed as a result of an earthquake in this region back in 1971. This place was grassland until then, serving to the cattle of the locals. The lake is an absolute delight for the photographers. Image Credit
Nuranang Waterfalls: Nuranang Falls is located in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. It is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in this part of the country. River Nuranang originates from the northern slope of Sela pass and form Nuranag waterfalls before it meets River Tawang. While on your way to Tawang, do halt at these waterfalls to have a good time with your loved ones. Stop here on your way to Tawang. The Nuranang River originates from the Sela pass and before meeting Tawang river it forms into this beautiful waterfall.
Pankang Teng Tso Lake: Pankang Teng Tso Lake is one of them immersed in splendor and beauty of Mother Nature. Located 17 km away from the town area, the lake is also known as Ptso Lake. The calm water, silently moving clouds, earth with its wetness, chirping of birds and warmth is all that one gets while visiting Pankang Teng Tso Lake. This lake was formed during an earth quake and lies in pine forest. Trunks of dead trees can be seen emerging from the blue waters of the lake. The lake remains frozen during the winter months and thus summers is the best time to visit it.
Bumla Pass: Bumla Pass is situated 37 kms away from Tawang. The Indo-China border that lies at 16000 ft altitude is the right place for you to assess your fitness level if you love adventure. The ideal time to visit the place to enjoy its limitless beauty would be from May to October. Bumla Pass was the passage used by Dalai Lama to escape from Tibet and to enter India.
Road trip to Tawang
Buses and taxi is on regular basis between Tezpur, bomdila and Tawang. In addition to private taxis, shared taxis are also available. The journey to Tawang by road is an arduous one. A major part of the road is loose tarmac and gravel giving way to mud in many places.
Arunachal Pradesh Food
Arunachal Pradesh food is that it differs from tribe to tribe, Fried food is not very popular as people like to eat either boiled or smoked food. people closer to the city are more dependent on the normal day to day products. Rice, Bamboo Shoot, Pika Pila, Lukter, Pehak, MoMo, Dal and Egg.
Religion in Arunachal Pradesh
Owing to its ethnic and cultural diversity, religion in Arunachal Pradesh has been a spot for the syncretism of different traditional religions are Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity Donyi Polism. Tribes living near the Tibetan border and in the Western part of the state follow Tibetan Buddhism, whereas, Theravada Buddhism is followed by people of Thai-Burmese origin residing in Lohit and Changlang.
Places to visit in Bomdila
Tibetan Monasteries: These monasteries are the real reflections of the Tibetan origin and culture. People can find mountains surrounding the monasteries which offer a scenic view. A replica of the Tsona Gontse monastery at Tsona in the southern Tibet, the Bomdila monastery(also known as the Gentse Gaden Rabgyel Lling monastery) was set up by the twelfth reincarnate of the Tsona Gontse Rinpoche. The present Rinpoche, the 13th Tsona Gontse Rinpoche commenced the construction of the main prayer hall, which was consecrated by His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama on 13th October 1997.
Tawang Town: The main attraction of this place is the 400 year old Buddhist monastery.
Apple Orchards: The apple orchards of Bomdila are quite famous among the tourists. The view of the garden fascinates people and makes them visit this place every time they plan a trip to Bomdila. The systematic plantations when fully laden with apples look beautiful and full. The view is fascinating and one of a kind. Make a point not to miss a visit to these orchards. In winters, the orchards are completely filled with fruits and look amazing.
The Orchid Research and Development Station: These are the Orchid conservation sanctuaries which are situated at Sessa and Dirang.
Bhalukpong to Guwahati
Bhalukpong to Guwahati is approx 223 km away from each other and it takes 4.5 Hours to reach.
Bhalukpong River Rafting
Bhoroli River known as the Kameng River before entering Assam, the Jia Bhoroli River originates in South Tibet and develops in Arunachal Pradesh. One of the major tributaries of the Brahmaputra River, it finally merges with the fiery giant at Tezpur on the eastern side of the Kolia Bhomora Setu bridge. A region very few travel groups will bother with. The thrill of the exuberant rapids on the river is only surpassed by the verdant beauty that surrounds it.
Places to visit in Tejpur
Nameri National Park: Nameri National Park is a national park in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of Assam, India, about 35 km from Tezpur. The Pakhui (Pakke) Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh adjoins the Park on its North-Eastern point. Together they constitute an area of over 1000 km 2 of semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests with cane and bamboo brakes and narrow strips of open grassland along rivers. Safaris are available and are the most popular way to create a trip full of excitement, into the national park. Also, along with the rich fauna of the place, the lush and evergreen flora too, tends to enchant the visitors. Facilities for activities such as water rafting, fishing, swimming are available though permission from the forest department is essential for fishing.
Agnigarh: Agnigarh is one of the most popular sightseeing destinations of Tezpur as well as a favourite picnic spot for tourists. The name Agnigarh suggests a fire fort. The place got this name as it used to be always covered with fire in order to avoid anyone from entering or exiting it, without permission. This lush hill was once the site of a fortress and is now a beautiful hill- garden with slanting lawns and a number of sculptures dotted all around
Bamuni Hills: Bamuni Hills is situated quite close to Tezpur, Assam. Surrounded by hills and sculptural ruins, Bamuni Hills is a must visit site for any archeological enthusiast. . According to Hindu mythology, Aniruddha, the nephew of Lord Krishna, had fallen in love with the daughter of Banasura, who disapproving of the match had imprisoned Aniruddha in this place. But it is generally believed that the temple was built during early Pala period. It is also assumed that this was a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and it was a north Indian Nagara style temple.
Chitralekha Udyan: Chitralekha Udyan is one of the famous tourist destinations in Tezpur. It was established in 1906 and later renovated in the year 1996. The scenic park is set in a stunning landscape with many hillocks and lakes adding beauty to the atmosphere. The important attractions of the park include two huge decorated stone pillars and sculptural ruins of Bamuni hills belonging to the 9th and 10th centuries.
Kalia Bhomora Setu: It is constructed on the banks of the River Brahmaputra and was named after Kalia Bhomora Phukan, the Ahom General. The length of the bridge is 3015 m and is a linking point for Sonitpur district on the north with the Nagaon District on the south.