- Tour lead by two professional photographers, one specialises in images of people called street photography and the other in landscape photography
- A gift when you book your tour with us, a DVD film called ‘Mystic India.’
- International flights included (subject to price change depending on when booked)
- VIP meet & greet at your aircraft door on arrival
- A 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 for Tour Leader to use while in India to keep in contact with our local office and your driver
- Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast) (HB = breakfast, lunch or dinner) (FB = breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- Half Board at all location apart from Kolkata
- Private guide for sightseeing in all major cities
- Entrances to all monument and places of interest are included
- Visit two villages 65kms from Kolkata to interact and photograph the local people
- Walking Tour of the Burrabazar area of Kolkata
- A circular train ride from Bagh Bazar to Prinsep Ghat with a sunset by the river
- Visit to Mon villages and the Konyak Tribes
- Enjoy mingling with locals in Mon market
- Visit Longwa Village on the Indian Myanmar border ridge
- Visits to Assamese and Mishing communities en route to Ziro
- Visit the villages of the Apatani tribes in Ziro, you may encounter elderly women with nose plugs and facial tattoos
- Visit the island of Majuli in the Bhramaputra River
- Visit one of the prominent Satras (Vaishnavite monastery) to photograph the monks and spend some time with them to know more about the ancient traditions
- Two days to enjoy the Hornbill Festival
- Visit Khonoma Villages
KOLKATA: Kolkata is often seen as a poor and chaotic place to be in, thought to be undeserving of its status as one of India’s top four metros, and that may have something to do with the fewer number of travellers visiting the city. It certainly looks that way, until you realise that its true charms lie in its deep-rooted culture, its unique way of life and its quintessential East meets West attitude. The city is surrounded by fascinating natural beauty, ranging from the iconic Sunderbans and their man-eating tigers to the serene hills of Darjeeling. Popularly called the intellectual and cultural capital of the country, Kolkata is also one of those few destinations where traditional gentlemen’s clubs, an ancient way of life, historic customs and that ‘friendly vibe’ still exists. Don’t miss out on the colonial architecture, never ignore that mouth-wateringly delicious Bengali food and just have a blast talking to the locals. The best time to visit Kolkata is during Durga Puja, a celebration that engulfs the entire city in festival lights, street carnivals, beautiful fairs and spectacular displays of its rich cultural and artistic heritage.
MON: The District of Mon, covers an area of 1786 Sq.km. It is bounded on the North by Sibsagar District of Assam, on the South by Tuensang District of Nagaland and Myanmar (Burma), on the East by Myanmar (Burma) and the West by Tuensang and Mokokchung District.
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. A convenient base for access to Dibru Saikhowa NP, home to feral horses, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, White winged wood duck, Tiger, Elephant, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Bears, Small Indian Civet, Squirrels, Gangetic Dolphin and more. Dibrugarh is also the gateway to the adjoining tribal state of Arunachal Pradesh.
ZIRO: home to the Apatani tribes and it is located in an extremely picturesque valley surrounded by pine-covered mountains. The Apatani tribe themselves are Ziro’s greatest attraction. The older men-folk tie the hair in top-knots and tattoo the faces. Apatani women wear wooden nose plugs and tattooed their faces. However, new generation of Apatani men and women have stopped this practice of tying hair knot, nose plugs and face tattooing since early 1970s. The Apatanis are good cultivators and practice both wet and terrace cultivation. Paddy cum fish culture is very popular among them.
MAJULI ISLAND: This Island is the largest inhabited river island in the world and the seat of Vaishnava culture in Assam. Here in Majuli, we will be exploring this cultural place and the seat of Vaishnava culture in Assam. The great 15th century Assamese reformer and saint, Shankardeva had come down here and set up ‘satras’ or Vaishnavism monasteries to make the people motivated towards culture and religion.
KOHIMA: Kohima has its own unique flavour as a hill resort. A pretty town endearingly unspoilt, tranquil and immersed in history. Go for a tour around the Garrison Hill area, to revisit the Battle of Kohima and the 2nd World War Cemetery listing the brave Nagas who laid down their lives during the famous battle of the ‘Tennis Court’ took place. A bronze plate with a suitable epitaph supports each grave.