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7 nights 8 days Assam – Arunachal Tour Plan for a Perfect Vacation

By Subramanya - August 20, 2020
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Northeast region of India, commonly referred to as Seven sisters are one of the most sought after destination in India. Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Tripura form the seven sisters. Each state is distinctly unique and yet equally breathtaking. Usually, people combine a couple of states from seven sisters and go for a week-long trip. Since combining more than a couple of states might be hectic and tiring. In this article, we will explore the Assam and Arunachal Pradesh tour plan in particular for a 7 night and 8-day itinerary.

7 Nights – 8 Days Assam – Arunachal Tour Plan

Day-wise Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Guwahati, check in to the hotel and Local sightseeing
Day 2 Explore the Pobitare Bird Sanctuary and head to Kaziranga
Day 3 Enjoy the early morning elephant safari and jeep ride in the noon.
Day 4 Check out from Kariranza and head to Bomdila and retire for the day
Day 5 Go for a Bomdila city tour and leave for Tawang
Day 6 Start your day by exploring beautiful Tawang Monestry followed by local sightseeing.
Day 7 Visit the famous Bum La pass and experience breathtaking views
Day 8 Check-out for Tawang and drive to Guwahati,

Day 1 – Guwahati

Guwahati would be an ideal destination to start your Assam – Arunachal Tour Plan. Guwahati has good flight connectivity compared to other states in seven sisters, hence the ideal start point. In addition, Guwahati has equally good connectivity by trains and road transport as well. Take a flight/alternate transport that reaches Guwahati early morning, so that you utilize your entire day exploring the city and attractions within Guwahati.

Places to visit in Guwahati

  • Kamakhya Temple: this temple One of the most powerful peethas in the country. One major mystery is being the Brahmaputra river following behind the temple turns red during Ambubachi Mela. People have their own beliefs and science has its reason, however, it never fails to attract millions of people across the country.
Kamakya Temple Guwahati
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  • Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra: It’s a cultural hub in Guwahati, you will witness a lot of freestyle artists showcasing their talent. this is a good way to enjoy your evening in Guwahati and getting a glimpse of the culture.

Day 2: Guwahati and Drive to Kaziranga

After tight sleep, start your day a bit early and explore the famous Pobitare Bird Sanctuary. You will able to find a variety of bird species that you can’t locate in other parts of India. Head back to the hotel, refresh and have your breakfast and check out of the Hotel.

The second half of the day will be a road trip to Kaziranga. Drive to Kaziranga will account for 4-5 hours your time, but the drive is a scenic one full of scenarios, feel free to stop for a couple of clicks.

Also Read: Top 6 Wildlife Sanctuaries in Assam which are a must-visit

Day 3: Kaziranga Safaris

Kaziranga is home to one of the most important national park in India. Kaziranga national park is shelters tigers, elephants and one-horned rhinoceros.

Kaziranga National Park
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Things to do Kaziranga:

  • Elephant safari: One of the best ways to explore the rich flora and fauna of Kaziranga National park is through elephant safaris. Elephant Safari has two slots, morning slot and evening slot. Both span for one and half hours with morning slot starting from 6 a.m and evening slot starting at 3 p.m. If you are bird watcher we advise you to stick to the morning slot.
  • Jeep Safari: Jeep safari is one of the best ways to get close to wildlife. It is a fascinating way to get an up-close view of the gigantic mammals. Jeep safari is a safer option when compared to an elephant safari. It’s an interesting, adventures and yet fun activity for people of any age group. Even Jeep Safari has a designated slot. Morning slot starts at 6 and evening slot begins at 4.

Day 4: Kaziranga and Bomdila

Kaziranga National parks are also famous for the treks. Adventure enthusiast thoroughly enjoys making their way to peak through dense forests of Kaziranga. The view from the top is worth all efforts and the hard climb.

With the end of the trek, we enter the second leg of the itinerary. We start our second leg with a with Bomdila. Bomdila is roughly 5-6 hours drive from Kaziranga. The roads are good and the drive is refreshing too. Roads are seldom populated. However, we advise you to reach Bomdila before it gets dark.

Day 5: Bomdila and travel to Tawang

Day 5 is another jampacked day with travel. We start the morning by visiting the Bomdila Monestry. Bomdila Monestry is a must-do thing in Bomdila and resembles the famous Tsona Gontse Monastery in Tibet.
Bomdila viewpoint and R.R attractions are other two major viewpoints you can visit to get the panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and town. Some travellers do say that they fell in love with Bomdila more than Tawang.

Bomdila
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Start your journey to Tawang by afternoon. The road trip is one of the best road trips you will come across India. Drive through snow-capped mountains and grasslands filled with snow will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Also Read: Things to do in Arunachal Pradesh – Our picks for you

Day 6: Tawang

As we enter the final leg of the Assam – Arunachal Tour Plan, we visit one of the prominent monasteries in Tawang, the Tawang monastery. It is the largest monastery in India and also the second-largest across the globe. The monastery is set 10000 feet above sea level on a hill and boasts mesmerizing views of the surrounding villages and hill stations.

Tawang Moneatery
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The second half of the day you can spend visiting other local sightseeing attraction like Madhuri lake, Tawang war memorial etc or you can just wander around the city exploring local food and shopping.

Day 7: Bum La Pass

Keeping the best for the last, We visit the Bumla pass on the penultimate day of our itinerary. Bum La pass is 37 km away from Tawang city centre. It also a trading route between India and Tibet. Bum La Pass is covered with snow at any point of time, visitors need special permission to enjoy this perennial snow-capped region. It is a good place to play with snow with your loved ones and for some snow fights. Wilderness is real and pleasant as well in Bum La pass. If you are on a guided tour, the guide will brief you about the historic significance of the place including Dala lama’s entry to India. Head back to Tawang, enjoy the evening with some souvenirs shopping and satiate your taste buds with local cuisines.

Day 8: Back to Guwahati

Make your way back to Guwahati with heartfelt memories of the Assam – Arunachal Tour Plan as you bid adieu to Arunachal. Do consider an overnight stay at Dirang or Bhalukpong as the journey from Tawang to Guwahati can be quite long and taxing.

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