Wildlife tour to the National Parks, Kaziranga and Manas
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Kaziranga & Manas
Located on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River, Kaziranga National Park covers an area of approximately 430sqkms of swamps and grasslands making it the home of the Indian One-Horned Rhino. Ofcourse you can also get to see Indian Elephants, Indian Bison, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Hog Deer, Sloth Bears, Tigers, Leopard Cats, Jungle Cats, Kaziranga Tigers Otters, Hog Badgers, Capped Langurs, Hoolock Gibbons, Wild Boar, Jackal, Wild Buffalo, Pythons, Monitor Lizards, etc. It’s also a birding paradise with sightings of raptors like Oriental Honey Buzzard, Pallas’s Fishing Eagle, White Tailed Eagle, Grey-Headed Fishing Eagle, Himalayan Griffon. And in winter plays host to huge numbers of migratory birds including Greylag Geese, Bar-Headed Geese, Ruddy Shelduck, Gadwall, Falcated Duck and Red-Crested Pochard.
Manas is a hidden jewel on the border with Bhutan. Often overshadowed by its larger cousin it has a wide variety of habitats and is a haven for bird-watchers. There’s a good chance you’ll get to see the Long-tailed Broadbill, Silver Breasted Broadbill, Sultan Tit, Brown Oriole, Pygmy Woodpecker and Bengal Florican.
There is a Meghalaya tour that follows this one.
This tour is intended for serious birders as well as bird photographers looking for the North-east experience
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Guwahati Airport - ManasOn arrival at Guwahati Airport transfer to Manas National Park (150 kms / 5 hrs.) a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a tiger reserve. The focus point of Manas National Park is the enchanting Manas River, named after the serpent goddess Manasa. It is the largest Himalayan tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra. It lies on the international border with Bhutan. The National Park was designated as a Tiger Reserve in 1973 which is famous for its majestic Tiger and Golden Leaf Monkey discovered only a few decades ago. It is a paradise for bird lovers, many birds which can be seen here are the Giant Hornbills, Pheasants, Jungle Fowl, Scarlet Minivet, Partridge, Florican and variety of water birds. Arrive & check-in at the hotel. Enjoy the vicinity around the resort with the amount of time. Overnight stay at Manas.
Manas National ParkThis morning we will start our day little early and will move to the Elephant boarding point for our first Jungle ride (subject to availability) to the Manas National Park on an Elephant back. The one hour Elephant safari will take us to the dense and narrow paths to increasing the chances of animal sighting. Later we will return to the hotel/resort for fresh-n-up and breakfast. After breakfast we will be ready for our half day Jeep Safari to the national park between Bansbari to Mathanguri Range. Return to hotel and rest of the day at leisure. In the later afternoon, proceed for a nature walk in and around the park. Overnight stay at hotel.
Manas – KazirangaAfter breakfast at the hotel, drive to Kaziranga National Park (350 kms / 7 hrs), the home of “One Horned Rhinoceros”, check-in at your hotel. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Kaziranga.
Kaziranga National ParkEarly morning explore any one zone of Kaziranga National Park on back of Elephant. Apart from the Rhino, other species found are Hog Deer, Swamp Deer, Wild Buffalo, Elephants and if you are lucky then tiger also. It is also home to pelicans, storks and darters as there are a number of water bodies inside the Park. Return to the resort for breakfast. Mid-morning at leisure. In the afternoon enjoy jeep safari through the National Park. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at Kaziranga.
Kaziranga National Park – GuwahatiAfter breakfast drive to Guwahati(220 kms / 5 hrs.). Arrive and check in at your hotel. In the evening we suggest an optional tour of Golden sunset cruise on the Brahmaputra (Direct Payment by own). Overnight stay at Guwahati.
Hotel – Guwahati Airport / Onward to MeghalayaAfter breakfast visit Kamakhya Temple, etc. Transfer to Guwahati Airport for your onward journey. For guest booked on the Meghalaya tour, transfer to Meghalaya
- Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis.
- Meal Plan (as mentioned above)
- Exclusive A/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. (ac will not run in hill area)
- All hotel taxes (as per itinerary).
- 01 Jeep safari and 01 Elephant safari once during the stay if Kaziranga & Manas remains open.
- Air Fare / Train fare.
- Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, porterage.
- Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
- Guide charges, Entry Fees & Camera Charges if any.
- VIP Darshan in Kamakhya Temple.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like cyclone, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client and directly payable on the spot).
- Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to an increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
- Anything which is not included in the inclusion.