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Splendid North East Family Package With Bihu Festival7 Days & 6 Nights

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Enjoy an amazing holiday experience with this 6 nights and 7 days North East India Festival package with your family. This carefully crafted package takes you to the amazing charm of North East in the state of Assam. You will also get to explore the much loved Kaziranga National Park and religious sites of Guwahati with this 7 days North East India itinerary. what makes this vacation all the more special is celebration of Bihu Festival. you will be partaking in its celebrations with this family holiday in North East.

Your lovely North East India family package begins with arrival in Guwahati from where you will be transferred to Sibsagar. Throughout your stay, you will be partaking in the celebrations of the much awaited Bihu Festival, which is of three types - Rongali Bihu in April, Maagh Bihu in January, and Kaati Bihu in October, and celebrated thrice a year. Bihu is essentially an agrarian festival praying for good harvest with a secular spirit and is celebrated by people of all religions. Re-enactment of "fertility rites", exuberance of youthful hearts and savouring traditional delicacies mark the Rongali Bihu being celebrated for the past 500 years since the rule of Ahom king Swargadeo Rudra Singha.

The next leg of your family vacation to North East takes you to Kaziranga National Park, where you can have a gala time in the wilderness. Take pleasure in thrilling safaris such as elephant safari and jeep safari during your visit here. You will come across various wild animals along with the famous one horned Rhino. Up next is Guwahati, where you can visit religious sites and seek blessings for your loved ones. So, book a North East India family package today!

Itinerary

Other Benefits (On Arrival)
  • Arrival

  • Sightseeing

  • Stay Included

Your North East India package begins with arrival in Guwahati

Once you reach Guwahati airport/railway station, an agent’s representative will greet you. From here, you will be taken to Sibsagar. This is a historic town in Upper Assam, which was once home to Ahom kings. Now, it is dotted by monuments and the most notable centre of Tea and oil industries. Once you reach this town of historical importance, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and wash away the journey fatigue. Refuel yourself with scrumptious and authentic culinary treats of Assam.

Later in the day, you have the opportunity to indulge in the Bihu Festival as per this North East India Bihu Festival tour. The festival is the heart and soul of the Assamese community. In a year Assamese celebrate three different kinds of Bihu festivals - Rongali Bihu in April, Maagh Bihu in January, and Kaati Bihu in October. Rongali Bihu is the most important Bihu festival among the three Bihu festivals celebrated in the state. The name Rongali is derived from the word “Rong”, which means happiness and celebration. In this season, Rongali Bihu, which is also known as Bohag Bihu is celebrated and you will be partaking in its celebrations according to this North East India holiday package.

During the occasion of Rongali Bihu, people wear traditional attires made from muga silk and sing traditional Bihu songs and perform traditional dance. There is a band of male singers known as Husori, who visit each and every household and sing traditional Bihu songs in the courtyard. They offer their blessings to the household in return of some alms and gifts.

After an eventful day, come back to the hotel and slip into your beds for the night.

Distance from Guwahati to Sibsagar: 400 km (approx.)
Travel Time: 7 hours (approx.)

Other Benefits (On Arrival)
  • Sightseeing

  • Breakfast

  • Stay Included

The second day of your North East itinerary introduces you to festive rituals

Wake up early morning today and proceed to Dikhow Noi – a river that originates in Nagaland hills and flows through Assam via Sibsagar. At this spot, you will partake in the Goru Bihu (Cattle worship) rituals.  As per the rituals, the cattle and farm animals are given a through bath with a paste of turmeric and black gram. They are fed on a hearty meal of water gourds and brinjals. Their tying old ropes are replaced with new ropes. On this day, they are allowed to roam around freely in the field. This ritual is observed to thank the animals for helping them in the farm work. Prayers are offered to the gods asking for a productive year ahead.  

Post rituals, you are treated to authentic Assamese breakfast that makes your North East India trip package all the more delightful. Savor flattened rice (seera), Roasted and grounded rice (Xandoh), puffed rice (Muri), soft rice( kumolsaol), SungaSaol (Rice cooked in bamboo) or sticky rice (Bora saol) served with Milk, Curd, cream, and jaggery. Sweetened Sesame seed balls (TilorLaru), sweetened coconut balls (Narikolorlaru) and Pithas (Coconut and sesame filled dry rice wraps) are customary.

When the sun sets, Husori Dol procession begins enhancing this North East 6 nights, 7 days tour. This is a traditional dance group that performs Bihu dance and Singhasori songs, and is rewarded by betel leaf and areka nut in a xorai (brass dish). The group then blesses households for harmony and prosperity. By now, it will be dinner time and you will relish authentic Assamese flavors such as Alupitika (Mashed boiled potatoes with mustard oil dressing, green chillies, fresh coriander and onions), Joha rice (an aromatic rice peculiar to Assamese cuisine), Tilpitika (Black sesame seeds paste), Bilahipura (Grilled tomatoes with seasoning), and chicken curry and fish.

 

Thereafter, come back to the hotel and hop on to your beds for a restful sleep.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)
  • Sightseeing

  • Breakfast

  • Stay Included

Enjoy the final day of Bihu Festival as per your North East family package

Wake up to a delicious breakfast and set out to partake in the final day celebrations of Bihu Festival in Assam. This day is dedicated to Manuah (human) Bihu. On this day, people dress up in new clothes and gifts are exchanged. People visit their relatives and seek blessings from their elders. Bihuwans (Gamosa – a traditionally woven cloth) or Seleng Sador (a traditional Assamese shawl) is gifted to elders as a token of respect. Children are gifted new clothes. Husori Dol performs on this day as well. You will be taken to Rang Ghar now. Experience the vibrant cultural performance at the Rang Ghar courtyard. You can also enjoy traditional games such as MohJuj (Bull fight), KoniJuj (Egg Fight), RosiTanaTani (Tug of war), TekeliBhonga (Pot Breaking), Nightangle Fight (BulbulisorairJuj). Later, return to the hotel for a peaceful sleep.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)
  • Sightseeing

  • Breakfast

  • Stay Included

Your Kaziranga family package takes you to Kaziranga National Park

Relish a hearty breakfast and checkout from the hotel as you will be heading to Kaziranga National Park today. The park is famous as a home to great one horned Indian rhinoceros. The historical Namdang Stone Bridge greets you on the way, which was built by Ahom kings. Continue to Kaziranga National Park. On arrival, register yourself at the hotel reception and enjoy a refreshing sleep.

Distance from Sibsagar to Kaziranga National Park: 160 km (approx.)
Travel Time: 4 hours (approx.)

Other Benefits (On Arrival)
  • Sightseeing

  • Breakfast

  • Stay Included

Your North East 6 nights, 7 days tour takes you to thrilling safaris and splendid sightseeing

Greet early hours of the day today and go for elephant safari. After enjoying this ride, return to the hotel for a filling breakfast. Now, set out for the day to enjoy other attractions that await you. Begin with a thrilling jeep safari. As you ride through the park, you will come across one horned rhinoceros, wild buffalo, elephants, tigers, a variety of deer, bear, python, and monitor lizard. Later, head to the Orchid Park that blooms with a vast variety of orchids. Do not miss out on the traditional cultural show. As the sun sets, you can go shopping at souvenir shops. Come back to the hotel for a soothing sleep.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)
  • Sightseeing

  • Breakfast

  • Stay Included

Your North East family package takes you to Guwahati today

After you have had a scrumptious breakfast, checkout from the hotel. Now, you will be heading to Guwahati is the next leg of your North East family holiday. Once you reach, check-in to the hotel and freshen up. In the evening, visit Tirupathi Balaji Temple and Srimanta Shankardev Kalakhetra and seek blessings for your family. If time allows, you can enjoy a dinner cruise on Brahmaputra River.  After a lovely day, come back to the hotel and sleep peacefully.

Optional: Cruise (charges extra)

Distance from Kaziranga National Park to Guwahati: 250 km (approx.)
Travel Time: 5 hours (approx.)

Other Benefits (On Arrival)
  • Transfers

  • Departure

Take your leave from Guwahati

 

Savor a hearty breakfast, followed by the hotel checkout. Now, head to the airport and board your flight back home with fond memories of the lovely family vacation.

Hotels

Note: Our agents will provide you these or similar hotels depending on availability

Brahmaputra Hotel

Brahmaputra Hotel

Opposite Bus Stand, Sibsagar, India

      Dhanshree Resort

      Dhanshree Resort

      Kaziranga National Park, Kohora, Kaziranga , 785609

          Sai Kripa Inn

          Sai Kripa Inn

          Maniram Dewan Road | Chandmari, Near Assam Tribune, Guwahati 781003, India

              • Traditional welcome on arrival by Gamusa (a piece of cloth used to gift as a token of love & respect)
              • Daily breakfast
              • Exclusive a/c vehicle at disposal for transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary
              • Entry fee to Kaziranga national Park
              • 01 Round Elephant Safari & 01 Round Jeep Safari in Kaziranga National Park
              • Inner Line Permit Charges for Arunachal Pradesh
              • Separate vehicle for Bumla Pass
              • Service of an experienced driver for 12 Hours per day up to maximum 08:00 PM
              • Luxury Taxes,Parking, Toll taxes, Drivers Allowance etc
              • GST 5%
              • Airfare
              • Personal expenses
              • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

              Hotel included in package:

              Cities:

              • Sibsagar (3D)
              • Kaziranga National Park (2D)
              • Guwahati (2D)
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              • Sightseeing

              • Breakfast

              • Stay Included

              • Transfers

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                FAQs

                Rongali Bihu celebrates the Assamese New Year and the spring festival.

                Best time to visit Kaziranga National Park is between the months of October and April when the climate is pleasant and favorable for conducting sightseeing tours. It is during this period most of the animals can be seen having a nice time in the wild. Kaziranga National park will remain closed between May to September during Monsoon due to heavy rain in this region.

                Please note that park remains closed on every Thursday.

                Elephant Safari Timing - 5:00 am until 4:00 pm

                Jeep Safari Timing - 7:30 am until 11 am

                 

                Jeep Safari can be enjoyed again from 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm

                Khaar – An Assamese meat delicacy, Duck meat curry, Ou Khatta (sweet and sour chutney), Paro Manxho (pigeon meat), and Baanhgajor Lagot Kukura (Chicken with Bamboo Shoot) can be enjoyed to sample authentic Assamese flavors.

                Handloom products, handicrafts, metal crafts, and Assam tea are some of the items that tourists should buy in Assam.

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