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Destinations at a Glance

Assam – Meghalaya Darjeeling – Sikkim Himalayas

Manas Tiger Reserve – Assam

Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary extending into Bhutan is a Wildlife Sanctuary, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve in Assam, India.

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All this has been possible only because of the conservation tradition of the locals known as Bodos living around Manas.

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Manas sanctuary is home to a great variety of wildlife, including many endangered species, such as the Tiger, Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur, Pygmy Hog, Indian Rhinoceros and Indian Elephants. The grasslands and riverine forests of Manas offer the chance to encounter myriad birds such as the endangered Bengal Floricans and the Great Hornbills. Other major birds includes Jungle Fowls, Bulbuls, Brahminy Ducks, Kalij Pheasants, Egrets, Pelicans, Fishing Eagles, Serpent Eagles, Falcons, Scarlet Minivets, Bee-Eaters, Magpie Robins, Pied Hornbills, Grey Hornbills, Mergansers, Harriers, Ospreys and Herons.

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Days in Manas can be spent exploring this unique natural heritage site and experiencing game drives and birding tours board 4 x 4 open jeeps taking you close to this remarkable piece of the world.Being the transformed conservationists proudly protecting the park and their cultural heritages, your host will give you the opportunity to visit their Bodo tribal villages and interact with the local community and local conservators, enjoy a taste of their lifestyle, local crafts, cuisine and be entertained in their local cultural event. Your visit contributes to a great extent in supporting the sustainable development of the local community and the conservation of the forest and the diverse wildlife.

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The park is open from November to April, and is closed in the remaining period owing to the monsoon.

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Nagaland “Hornbill Festival”


NAGALAND, the land of the Nagas, is a narrow strip of mountainous territory which lie in India’s North-East bordering Mayanmar. It has always evoked a sense of awe and wonder in the minds of people and visitors due to their early animist culture and ancient traditions which they still preserve.

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With a rich variety of flora and fauna found in those rugged hills, it is an ideal place for trekking and jungle camping for botanist and adventure seekers. The lush sub-tropical rainforest is also a natural habitat for many medicinal plants.

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The 16 major warrior tribes and many sub-tribes in the State has its own way of maintaining its unique cultural traditions and customs through various forms of performing arts – an essential part of the Naga festivals. The tribal communities of the hills can be distinguished by their colourful and intricately designed costumes, jewellery and beads that its members wear as it is unique to a tribe.

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Organized by the State Directorate of Tourism, Nagaland celebrates itself at the “Hornbill Festival”, which usually takes place between the 1st and the 5th of December. The week long festival is to encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote their cultural heritage.

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For visitors it means a closer understanding of the people and culture of Nagaland and a time to enjoy their food, songs, dances and customs. On your visit, you will be hosted by a Naga family with the opportunity to get even more close to the people and understanding their lifestyle.

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Mishmi Hills – Arunachal Pradesh

The Mishmi Hills is a southward extension of the Great Himalayan Mountain Range – its northern and eastern reaches touching China.Much of the Mishmi Hills falls under the Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh. The Dibang Valley district is named after the Dibang River – one of the key tributaries of the Brahmaputra River. The Dibang originates in China and flows through the length of the valley in a north-south direction.The Dibang Valley district is divided into Lower and Upper Dibang Valley. The headquarters of the two districts are Roing and Anini respectively. Roing is in the plains close to the Lohit River. Anini is at an elevation in the mountains and is close to the China border.

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The area is sparsely populated and predominantly tribal. The major tribes of this district consist of the Adis and Idu Mishmis of Indo-Mongoloid and Mongoloid lineage. Due to sparse population density, pressures on the forest and wildlife are minimal despite prevalence of traditional hunting. Most of the land area of the state is under tribal ownership and is managed under their customary practices.

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Mishmi Hills is the richest bio-geographical province of the Himalayan zone and one of the Mega bio-diversity hotspots of the world. This diversity of topographical and climatic conditions has favoured the growth of luxuriant forests which are home to myriad plant and animal forms.

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 Namdapha Tiger Reserve – Arunachal Pradesh

Namdapha Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh spans almost 2000 sq km of mainly pristine, undisturbed, uninhabited tropical forest and contains habitats from riverbanks(200m)to the snow-covered peaks of Daphabhum(over 4,500m).Because of this range in altitudes,Namdapha is said to be home to all the four species of large cats – the Bengal Tiger,the Leopard, the Clouded Leopard and the Snow Leopard!

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Other than the large cats, at least 90 mammal species including Wild Dog, Hullock Gibbon, Macaque, are found in the park. A Mammal new to India was recently discovered from Namdapha – the Leaf Deer that is otherwise found only in Myanmar. At least 400 bird species, including the White-Winged Wood Duck, Blyth’s Kingfisher, Austen’s Spotted Babbler, Wedge-Billed Wren, Rusty-Bellied Shortwing are found here while the park is also famed for snakes and amphibians (over 72 species), some seen in India for the first time, with previous records made in Myanmar.

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+91 9832362073/ +91 9933518292