Land of Tea & Rhinos

At a Glance

DELHI – DIBRUGARH – JORHAT – KAZIRANGA – SHILLONG – DELHI

The very name suggests the core idea behind this rather unusual and interesting tour full of adventure and pleasures the two most expected components of a good holiday. The tour starts in Delhi, Indias capital city, and an open air museum. After spending a day here, the journey moves towards the city of Dibrugarh, which is a gateway to three of the seven sister states of North East India.

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It carries the distinction of being the producer of 50% of the tea n India. The mighty and the majestic Brahmaputra is at its best here. The next city is one of the holiest for the Vaishnavaites sect of India, and that is Jorhat. Basketry, ivory art, silver filigree is some of the noteworthy attractions.

Now comes the prime destination of this tour- the Kaziranga national park. Crisscrossed by five magnificent rivers the long and large leafed swampy vegetation is the ideal home for the Indian Rhinos. Though a very solitary animal, it’s often spotted in herds. The national park also is an ornithologist’s delight.

From here onwards, the tour takes you to an unbelievably beautiful and breathtakingly scenic places like Shillong, the capital of the home of clouds or Meghalaya. Milky waterfalls, gurgling brooks, lofty hills hiding and showing the magic of dawn and dusk, lush forests, picture-perfect villages and misty curtains of clouds, Shillong offers more…. The awestruck traveler very reluctantly has to end this tea and rhinos journey here.

Surely yearning to begin again next time from Shillong probably and explore more of India’s far the North Eastern States!

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Starting from £2741.00

International flights & VIP meet at aircraft door included - more Special Value inclusions listed below

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Special Value

  • A gift when you book your trip with us, a DVD film called ‘Mystic India.’
  • International flights included
  • VIP meet at aircraft door on arrival
  • Useful gift is given to you on arrival
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • Private car & driver for all road transfers
  • Snack Hamper, with juice and water in your private car
  • Mobile phone to use while in India to keep in contact with our local office and your driver
  • Meals as per itinerary (BB = breakfast) (HB = breakfast, lunch or dinner) (FB = breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Private guide for sightseeing in all major cities
  • Entrances to all monument and places of interest included
  • Visit tea gardens and factory and learn the tea making process.
  • Excursion to Niamtighat
  • 02 Jeep Safaris and 01 Elephant Safari in Kaziranga National Park
  • Excursion to Mawlynnong
  • Excursion to Cherrapunjee

Our tour features the following locations

DELHI: The largest mosque, the biggest temple, honky auto-rickshaws; it’s easy to distinguish Delhi. The city has been at the centre of the Indian civilisation for centuries and a major seat of power ever since the Mughals built their capital here. Modern Delhi presents a mix of colonial-era architecture, Mughal forts, and mausoleums, ancient bazaars, glitzy malls and world class restaurants. It often feels overwhelming, but given a chance, it always grows onto you. Be sure to visit Humayun’s Tomb, a 16th-century Mughal wonder inspired by the iconic Taj Mahal and Lodi Gardens, the best spot for sunsets in Delhi. There’s also the Hauz Khas Village, a throbbing hub that gained popularity with its Open Nights when those narrow alleys are transformed into cultural wonders, adorned with lights and decorated with streamers. There really is no better place to discover Delhi’s rich culture and mingle with its locals.

DIBRUGARH: The largest tea exporting town in India, located on the banks of the River Brahmaputra, it is the gateway to the three tea producing districts of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, and Jorhat. These three areas account for approximately 50% of India’s Assam tea crop, and this gives Dibrugarh it’s rightly earned its name as the ‘Tea City of India’.

JORHAT: The second largest city in Assam to Guwahati and once the capital of the Ahom Kings, this city has an ancient heritage which makes a good base for exploring the unique Vaishnavite culture of Majuli, the largest river island in the world. North of Jorhat lies Sibsagar, the former capital of the Ahoms and home to numerous tombs, temples, and palaces. Side-by-side, you can see remains of the British Raj, which developed the tea industry here. Annual tea festival in Jorhat is another attraction, along with temple of Buri Gohani, British imperial mementoes, and the hanging platform to hang Freedom Fighters in front of the jail and many others.

KAZIRANGA NP: One of the country’s most famous mascots can be seen at the immensely beautiful Kaziranga National Park. The one-horned rhino is a true beauty, and with more than two-thirds of the world’s population of rhinos represented here, you’re sure to have a blast. Early morning elephant safaris are perhaps the best ways of getting closer to these majestic beasts, as the rhinos are often unfazed by these large mammals and you really get to see them from up close. Other popular sightings at the park include wild boar, gaur, deer, monkeys, langur, leopard, sloth bear, Indian civet, golden jackal, tigers, Asiatic black bear and the Bengal fox. The best time to visit Kaziranga is between November to February, as the skies are clear and there are greater chances of spotting the rhino.

SHILLONG: Once a capital of British Assam, Shillong now prospers as the state capital of Meghalaya in its new role as a modern Indian town with colonial-era relics scattered everywhere. You’d expect it to be just another beautiful hillock, one of the many in this part of the world, but Shillong truly surprises you with its perfect balance between natural beauty, a simplistic charm and modernization. Its landscapes are dotted with beautiful cottages, and it has also emerged as a major educational centre in the country. Some of the key destinations of Shillong are the iconic Shillong Peak, the stunning Elephant and Sweet Falls, Ward’s Lake and the Shillong Golf Club.

What our clients say

Passion is your USP that makes Mystic India different to your competitors. As you know this is our 4th tour to India with you and again all the hotels you suggested were spot on, although you did warn us that in this region some would be quite basic the warm hospitality of the local people more than made up for this fact.

Terrance & Glynn – California USA

Land of Tea & Rhinos

Land of Tea & Rhinos

DAY 01 – FLY TO DELHI
Fly to Delhi today.

DAY 02 – ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive, VIP meet at aircraft door, assistant through immigration control, then meet & greet at departures door then transfer to your hotel.

Rest of the day is at leisure to relax after your flight.

DAY 03 – DELHI TO DIBRUGARH (FB)
Fly to Dibrugarh, on arrival transfer to your hotel.

Rest of the day will be at leisure to pursue independent activities.

DAY 04 – DIBRUGARH (FB)
Today you will enjoy a tea tour visiting tea gardens and factory and learn about the tea making process.

Rest of the day will be at leisure to pursue independent activities

DAY 05 – DIBRUGARH TO JORHAT (FB)
You will drive to Jorhat (4 Hrs). Enroute at Sibsagar. Arrive Jorhat and check in at the hotel.

The afternoon will be at leisure to pursue independent activities.

DAY 06 – JORHAT (FB)
After breakfast, you will make an excursion to Niamtighat (0.5 Hrs) and cross river Brahmaputra and reach Majuli, visit the Satriya Cultural Monasteries and Mishing village.

After lunch at Majuli, you will drive back to Jorhat, crossing river Brahmaputra.

DAY 07 – JORHAT TO KAZIRANGA (FB)
After breakfast, you will visit Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. Later, you will drive to Kaziranga National Park (2.5 Hrs).

Arrive Kaziranga and check in at the hotel. The afternoon will be at leisure to pursue independent activities.

DAY 08 – KAZIRANGA (FB)
After breakfast, you have full day jungle activities. This will include one elephant ride and 02 Jeep safaris at Kaziranga National Park

DAY 09 – KAZIRANGA TO SHILLONG (B)
After breakfast, you will drive to Shillong (8 Hrs). Arrive Shillong and check in at the hotel.

The evening will be at leisure to pursue independent activities.

DAY 10 – SHILLONG (B)
After breakfast, you will make an excursion to Mawlynnong (2.5 hrs)

Rest of the day will be at leisure to pursue independent activities.

DAY 11 – SHILLONG (B)
After breakfast, you will make an excursion to Cherrapunjee (2.5 hrs).

DAY 12 – SHILLONG TO DELHI HOMEBOUND (B)
Today India bids you farewell with your transfer to the international terminal.

Land of Tea & Rhinos

Land of Tea & Rhinos

Hotels

Our from price based on the following hotels twin/double share. Single supplement, triple share reductions or for alternative hotels, contact us to discuss your requirements further. We can design a tour just for you, based on your style and budget.


IORA The Retreat – Kaziranga NP
Nestled amidst rolling hills of lush green tea and conveniently located just off National Highway 37 on the Guwahati Dibrugarh Sector IORA is the newest luxury resort at Kaziranga. IORA is a perfect blend of the tranquillity of Assam and the comforts of a modern Luxury resort. IORA offers a serene, rejuvenating experience with liberal doses of warm Assamese hospitality and supported by the best in state-of-the-art amenities.

Land of Tea & Rhinos

Land of Tea & Rhinos

Extensions

Here are some examples of extensions you can add to this tour. For other ideas and to discuss your requirements contact us. We can design an itinerary for you, based on your dates, duration, style, and budget.


Add the Tribal region of Nagaland to your tour. Relatively unexplored this area makes for a perfect getaway for those wishing to explore and area hardly touched by tourism.

Fly to Kolkata for a few days before heading back to Delhi. In 1690 the British East India Company founded Calcutta (Kolkata) as a trading post on the marshy east bank of the Hooghly River.

While in Kolkata add the Sunderbans either by a cruise or drive. The Sunderbans boasts a mix of dense mangrove forests and a fabulous wildlife that attracts visitors like a magnet.

Land of Tea & Rhinos

Land of Tea & Rhinos

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