Aoling Monyu Festival Of Konyak Tribes

Main Info
Route: Dibrugarh – Mon – Jorhat – Kohima – Kaziranga Np – Guwahati
Tour Duration:  08 NIGHTS / 09 DAYS
Itinerary

DAY 01: DELHI – FLY - DIBRUGARH - ASSAM

Today arrive at Dibrugarh airport, received and then proceed to hotel (40 min drives), reach hotel and check in, lunch and rest of the day at leisure and relaxing. Overnight stay will be in Dibrugarh.

Dibrugarh is a city and is the headquarters of the Dibrugarh district in the state of Assam in India. Well known as the Tea City of India, Dibrugarh is a major city in eastern India in line with Guwahati and Bhubaneswar and is the emerging communication and industrial hub of North East India. Dibrugarh is also one of the two main cities in the state of Assam to receive urban development aid from the Asian Development Bank and is the nerve centre of industry, communication and healthcare of the upper Assam region.

DAY 02: DIBRUGARH – MON – NAGALAND

Today after breakfast we will drive to Mon – the land of the Konyak Naga, also popularly known as “the land of Angh”. The drive is about 7 ½ hrs in which you will have to travel almost 110 kms on the plains of Assam and rest 50 kms uphill road of Nagaland.  We will stop enroute for lunch and for photography stop. Reach Mon and check into lodge / guest house. Evening at leisure and overnight stay in Mon.

Mon is the land of captivating Konyak Naga, one of the largest tribes of Nagaland. Konyaks are known for their tattooed faces, blackened teeth and head hunting prowess, the last thankfully being in the past. When they appear in the markets to sell their agricultural produce, the Konyaks cut an impressive figure among the uninitiated. The village head, Angh, enjoys considerable power over his people, his house is a reflection of tribal power and glory and flashes both human and animal skulls alike on the porch.

There are many tribal villages in the area, but the most popular one is Longwa. The ‘trans boundary village’ of Longwa is an interesting sight to behold – it shraddles the international boundary of India and Myanmar, one half of the house of the powerful Angh falls within India whereas the other half lies in Myanmar. There are both Indian and Myanmar’s schools in the village.

DAY 03: MON - NAGALAND

Full day attend the festival of the Konyak Tribes. After lunch we will visit the Hongpui village (25 kms from Mon), in this village we will visit the Angh ( Kings) place where we can meet the last Konyak tattooed warriors who are still alive and all leave together with each other, later drive back to lodge/ guest house and evening at leisure and overnight stay.

DAY 04: MON

Today attend Aoling festival in any of the villages, as every year the festival is celebrated in different villages. Overnight stay will be in Mon.

DAY 05: MON – JORHAT - ASSAM

Today after breakfast we will proceed to Jorhat (07 hrs drive), our first stop will be in Sibsagar where we will visit some of the monuments built by the Ahom kingdom during their rule of 600 years in Assam, after lunch in Sibsagar we will proceed to Jorhat (02 hrs drive from Sibsagar to Jorhat0, on reaching Jorhat we will drive away from the busy town and check into a Heritage Tea Bungalow, evening will be at leisure. Overnight stay will be in Jorhat.

DAY 06: JORHAT – KAZIRANGA NP – ASSAM

Today after a leisurely breakfast drive to Kaziranga National Park (03 hrs drive), reach Kaziranga and check into hotel. After lunch we will visit an Assamese village and a Mishing Tribal village, evening at leisure and overnight stay.

DAY 07: KAZIRANGA NP – ASSAM

Today you will go for safaris and elephant ride inside the national park. Early morning go for an Elephant ride ( timing 5:00 AM/ 06:00 AM/ 7:00 AM) then return back to the lodge and after breakfast go for a Jeep Safari (timing  8:00 AM / 9:00 AM) for 03 hrs, after the safari come back to lodge. After lunch and refreshment go for another Jeep Safari in the Western/ Central range of the park (timing 2:00AM / 3:00 AM) for 02 ½ hrs ( also depending on the sunset as in winters the sun sets early in Northeast India), evening at leisure. Overnight stay will be in Kaziranga.

DAY 08: KAZIRANGA - GUWAHATI – ASSAM

Today drive to Guwahati airport for onward destination (04 ½ HRS DRIVE).

TOUR END

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