Arrive Guwahati airport. Met and assisted at airport onward to Kaziranga (250 km) Takes 5 hrs. If time permits Bihu dance. Early dinner.Day 02: Kaziranga National Park
Elephant ride 1 hour 6.30 am. Return to lodge by 8 am. After breakfast proceed to the Western Range of the Park. It takes 25 minutes by jeep to reach the entrance of this Range. The route traverses the southwest portion of the park. This range has maximum short grass areas and is the optimum habitat for Rhino and Water Buffalo. Representative perennialox-bow lakes surrounded by marshy Haemarthia compressa stands can be seen. Part of the drive is also through Low Alluvial Savannah Woodland. Colonization of grassland by Lagerstroemia parviflora can be seen. A round of the entire circuit is around 20 km. High herbivore densities around these wetlands are characteristic of the habitat. Return for lunch and 2 o’clock to Kaziranga Range. This drive covers central region of the park. Is an ideal introduction to the park and its ecology as the route passes through the entire spectrum of habitat types prevalent in the area. There is a possibility of sighting elephants as well as the other mega herbivores. Yarding place of Swamp Deer. The process of plant succession can be observed at various seral stages. Birding in a wide range of habitats. Good sunset pictures. Takes 15 minutes to reach the entry point. Entire circuit approximately 35 km Additional nightDay 03: Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga after breakfast onward to eastern range area. From here take a boat that is machine run and noisy. It will be a three hour round trip. Though animal sighting is not good it orients the traveler to the northern banks of Kaziranga. The dynamics of erosion i.e. how the river throws up (after eroding the Park mainland) sand islands that get detached from the main Park and at times throws up sand bars that attach themselves to the Park's mainland.. Brahmaputra river cuts a low channel and is highly braided with sand bars. Very good for birding especially shore-birds. It introduces one to the regimen of this well known river and helps to understand how very important it is for rejuvenating the wetland and grassland values of the Park. A picnic lunch and this can be followed by a game ride in the Eastern (Agaratuli) Range. Situated towards the eastern part of the park. The area is excellent for birding. Includes nesting of the globally threatened Pallas's Fish Eagle and a colony of Spot-billed Pelicans. Migrant waterfowl may be observed at Sohola Beel. Various woodland birds can be seen along the drive through very scenic Dillenia Swamp Forest. Elephants may be encountered, as well Water Buffalo and Swamp Deer. Takes 40 minutes to reach. Tourist route approximately 26 kmDay 04: Kaziranga – Guwahati
Morning after breakfast check out from the resort and drive to Guwahati, upon arrival checkin to the hotel, after lunch visit State Zoo, Science Museum, Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra, Govt. emporium for shopping etc. Evening if time permits River Cruise on the river Brahmaputra (depending on the river condition). Over night at Guwahati.
GUWAHATI: The origin of the city is unknown, from the epic, puranas, and explored history it was estimated that it is one of the oldest city in Asia. There are a number of historical features in Guwahati. The Dighalipukhuri is a rectangular lake that was connected to the Brahmaputra, and was probably dug for naval reasons by the Ahoms. It is the gateway to northeastern India. The name is a combination of two words- Guwa meaning areca nut and Hat meaning market. Guwahati is the commercial nerve Centre of the Northeast. The city is situated in the bank of the mighty river Brahmaputra
Morning after breakfast checkout from the hotel, visit Maa Kamakhya Temple, Nabagaraha Temple (Temple of nine planets), Umananda Temple (smallest river temple in the midst of the river Brahmaputra) Basistha & Balaji Temple then drop you at the rly stn to catch the train for your onwards journey.
KAMAKHYA- The origin of Kamakhya is Pre-Aryan. Situated a top the Nilachal hill the foremost shrine of Assam. Kamakhya is an ancient seat of Tantric and Shakti cults of Hinduism. The original temple was destroyed by the invading Muslims in their crusade against Hindu temples and idols in the early part of 16th century. Ultimately it was restored from ruins by King Naranarayan of the Koches and rebuilt in its present form in 1565 AD. It is difficult to have even a dim idea of what the temple was like in its original structure; there is no record of it left either in inscriptions or stone relics.