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India's Northeast is one of the most exotic destination of the world and this presentation will give you an idea about the region.

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Northeast India

  1. 1. India’s North East
  2. 2. <ul><li>Kamakhya Temple at Guwahati situated at about 800 feet asl. Apart from main devi temple, it comprises other temples of Kali, Tara, Bagala, Chinnamasta, Bhuvanesvari, Bhairavi & Dhumavati </li></ul><ul><li>BEST TIME TO VISIT ASSAM & NORTH-EAST: NOVEMBER TO APRIL </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Sualkuchi village: Assam produces three varieties of silks – the Golden Muga, the white Pat and the warm Eri. Silks grown all over the state find their way to Sualkuchi. Sualkuchi is one of the worlds’ largest weaving villages. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sualkuchi near Guwahati
  5. 6. <ul><li>WILDLIFE PARKS </li></ul><ul><li>Assam is a state blessed with a vast wealth of natural wonders. It has many national parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK – Assam’s MUST-DO ATTRACTION! (250 kms from Guwahati airport / approx 5 ½ hrs drive). The Park is world famous for the fact that inhabits two-third of the world’s One-horned Rhino population (over 1800 rhinoceros). Kaziranga has also largest density of tigers in a protected area in the whole area. But one has to be very very lucky to spot Tiger because of thick vegetation in the grassland called elephant grass (up to 6 metres high). </li></ul>
  7. 8. One must be very very unlucky not to spot rhinoceros in Kaziranga.
  8. 9. <ul><li>But Kaziranga is not all about rhinos. The park also has elephants, wild buffalo (Over 70% of the world population), swamp deer, hog deer, barking deer, over 450 species of woodland and grassland birds of which 18 species are globally threatened. The park divided into central, eastern and western sectors consists of semi- evergreen forested highlands, rivulets, marshes and extensive plains covered with tall elephant grasses. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>One of the most beautiful birds that one can see in Kaziranga – Black Necked Stork. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Adjutant Stork – This is how the bird must have looked like in the Pre - History </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>GAME DRIVES IN KAZIRANGA: Elephant ride which for an hour in the early morning. 5.30am to 6.30am (1st ride) and 6.30am to 7.30am (2nd ride). Jeep Safari from 7.30am to 10.30am and 2.00pm to 4.00pm. </li></ul>
  12. 15. <ul><li>Rhino Spotting from jeep </li></ul>
  13. 16. Iora – The Retreat, Kaziranga
  14. 17. Iora – The Retreat, Kaziranga
  15. 18. IORA-The Retreat, Kaziranga
  16. 19. Jupuri Ghar, Kaziranga
  17. 20. <ul><li>Manas, at the base of foot hills of the Bhutan-Himalayas in the state of Assam, with unique biodiversity and landscape. S ighting of animals in Manas is not so good as in Kaziranga but the diversity of the habitat is very high. The park got its name from Manas River that flows right though the park which itself is named after God Manasa. Manas is probably a site of what the earth looked like before the arrival of man. </li></ul>
  18. 21. Manas
  19. 22. <ul><li>Manas National Park is completely covered with thick dense forest which is a great feature for becoming an great wildlife park. More than 55 species of mammals have been found in the park along with 50 species of reptiles and around 380 species of birds. Many species in above list are included in the list of endangered and many of them are rare animals </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  20. 23. Indian Bison (Gaur), Manas
  21. 24. <ul><li>Out of the 380 species of birds recorded here, most important is the endangered Bengal Florican as its population is the highest here. Jungle Fowls, bulbuls, Brahminy Ducks, Gray hornbills are few other birds that are commonly sighted in Manas national Park. </li></ul>
  22. 25. Bengal Florican, Manas
  23. 26. <ul><li>Nameri National Park covering an area of about 200 sq. kms is located at the foothills of eastern Himalayas about 35 km from Tezpur, the nearest town (Tezpur is 200 kms from Guwahati). The park consists of deciduous forests, hills and the river Jia Bhoroli flows through it. Nameri was set up as a sanctuary on 1985 with an area of 137 sq. km. In 1998 it was officially established as a National Park </li></ul>
  24. 27. <ul><li>Nameri National Park is birder’s paradise and more than 300 species of birds have been identified here - four species of hornbills, an abundance of Mainas, Bee Eaters, Barbets, Babblers, Bulbuls, Plovers, Ibisbills etc. In recent years Nameri has become famous because of the rare and endangered White Winged Wood Duck. The world population is estimated at around 700. Above 50 of these resident birds are found in the Park. </li></ul>
  25. 28. Cormorants
  26. 29. Ibis Bill
  27. 30. <ul><li>Eco Camp, which has eight Swiss Cottage tents with thatched cover and two bamboo houses on stilts, organizes nature trails through thick jungle and dry riverbeds, accompanied by forest guards along with rafting. These rafting trips, meant for the entire family are essentially enjoyable float trips. </li></ul>
  28. 31. Floating on Jia Bhoroli
  29. 32. Jungle tent at Eco-Camp
  30. 33. MAJULI
  31. 34. <ul><li>Majuli is the largest fresh Water mid-river deltoid island in the world. It is situated in the upper reaches of the river Brahmaputra in Assam. This Island, with a population of 1.6 Lakhs, majority being tribal, is endowed with rich heritage and has been the abode of the neo- vaishnavite culture. The island is a bio-diversity hotspot and has rich ecology with rare species of flora and fauna. </li></ul>
  32. 36. <ul><li>Majuli for the past five centuries has been the cultural capital of Assam. </li></ul><ul><li>The main depositories of cultural and spiritual heritage are the Sattras (Holy Shrines), which are just like Gurukul (hermitages). The ancient Indian &quot;GURU SISHYA PARAMPARA&quot; system of education is prevalent only in the Satra Institutions of Majuli, Assam. </li></ul>
  33. 39. <ul><li>ASSAM TEA </li></ul><ul><li>Assam is famous for producing Tea, growing almost 500 million kgs, about 60 % of India’s Production. The British in Assam introduce this plantation. The third largest tea auction center of the world is situated at Guwahati, the capital city in Assam.  </li></ul>
  34. 40. Tea Garden
  35. 41. <ul><li>Spend a leisurely day at the Tea Estate enjoying the warm hospitality and the scenic beauty. </li></ul><ul><li>Please note that there is no tea plucking between December and mid March and hence the actual manufacturing process of tea cannot be demonstrated when one visits the factory during this period. Factory also remains closed on Monday’s of the week. </li></ul>
  36. 43. Sangsua Bunglow
  37. 44. Thengal Manor
  38. 45. <ul><li>MEGHALAYA </li></ul><ul><li>The name 'Meghalaya,' meaning 'the abode of clouds,' derives from the Sanskrit words megh (cloud) and alaya (home).Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is located at an altitude of 1,496 m above sea level. Principal languages are Khasi, Garo and English. </li></ul><ul><li>NO RESTRICTIONS TO VISIT MEGHALAYA i.e., NO PERMITS REQUIRE TO VISIT MEGHALAYA </li></ul>
  39. 47. <ul><li>Cherrapunjee </li></ul><ul><li>Cherrapunji-,The original name for this town was Sohra and renamed as Sohra sits on the southern tip of a plateau that looms over Bangladesh. The cliffs of Cherrapunji are the first place hit by moisture that forms over the Bay of Bengal. All the rain lands on arid, deforested, ground. As there is no reservoir to store the rain water, it rapidly runs down the hill towards the plains of Bangladesh, therefore Cherrapunji faces acute water shortage and the inhabitants often have to trek for miles to obtain potable water </li></ul>
  40. 48. Cherrapunjee
  41. 49. <ul><li>Root Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>These root bridges are so strong that some of them can carry 50 or more people at a time. These bridges probably take 20 to 25 years to become fully functional. They keep growing in strength by the day. </li></ul>
  42. 50. Root bridge
  43. 51. <ul><li>ARUNACHAL PRADESH </li></ul><ul><li>All Indian / domestic tourists intending to visit Arunachal Pradesh has to obtain Inner Line Permits (ILP) and all Foreign tourists can now visit in a group of two or more persons as against the earlier requirement of four or more persons. The stay permit for foreign visitors has also been extended to 30 days from the earlier permit of 10 days. </li></ul>
  44. 52. <ul><li>Foreign Tourists intending to visit Arunachal Pradesh require a Restricted Area Permit . Foreign Tourists visiting Arunachal Pradesh will have to pay US$ 50 per head to Government of Arunachal Pradesh and  for RAP which will be arranged by us. </li></ul>
  45. 53. <ul><li>The two popular circuits are : </li></ul><ul><li>1) Guwahati – Tezpur – Bomdila – Dirang – Tawang. </li></ul><ul><li>2)   Guwahati – Itanagar – Ziro – Daporijo – Along – Pasighat – Dibrugarh </li></ul>
  46. 54. <ul><li>The first circuit (Tawang sector) is popular among Indian Nationals or as Buddhist circuit and the second circuit is popular among foreigners. </li></ul>
  47. 55. <ul><li>Venturing Arunachal Pradesh one got to have an adventurous mind!.  Guests should be ready lot of time traveling from one place to another. But serpentine roads offers spectacular panoramic views of countryside and an insight into the lifestyles of Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. </li></ul>
  48. 57. Tawang Monastery
  49. 58. <ul><li>accommodations in some places are basic to very-very basic (especially in Circuit No. 2). </li></ul>
  50. 60. Sella Pass
  51. 61. <ul><li>NOTE & IMPORTANT </li></ul><ul><li>Money Changing facilities are not available every where. Hence, we would advice  to change money before commencement of the tour to North East India. </li></ul><ul><li>Credit Cards / Travellers Cheque’s are not freely accepted. </li></ul>
  52. 62. <ul><li>Mobile phone service is available in the region for selective networks only. It may not be active at all destinations. Prepaid roaming connection does not work in Assam or North East India.   </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicle we mostly use are Sumo Victa, Tavera, Bolero & Innovas. Sumo Victa are highly recommendable in this region. Indica vehicles are without luggage carriers. </li></ul>