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DURATION : 9 days
SEASON : First week of April

AOLING MONYU FESTIVAL

The Aoling Monyu Festival is the annual ‘Spring Festival’ of the Konyaks, the once feared headhunting tribe who reside in the Mon district of Nagaland. It marks the end of winter with the completion of the sowing season by March end, and heralds the New Year.

DIBRUGARH - MON – CHUI – LONGWA – MON – MOKOKCHUNG - JORHAT – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the tribes of Nagaland
  • Experience the Aoling Monyu Festival of the Konyaks
  • Visit the house of the king in Longwa which is half in India and half in Burma
  • Drink a lot of rice beer

DURATION : 10 days
SEASON : July

DREE FESTIVAL

This program introduces you to the Apatani tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, which is one of the benevolent people of the area and worship Donyi-Polo (Sun and Moon). The Apatani tribe has a long cycle of agricultural rites and festivals. The agricultural rites or festivals of the tribe begin by sacrificing domestic fowls, animals and eggs at different times, starting from the sowing to the harvesting periods to ensure a bumper yield of crops in the year. This festival is organized to appease Gods; Tamu for protection of crops from pest and insect, Metii for rejecting famine and disease, Danyi for protection and prosperity of mankind and Harniang for keeping the soil stable and wet for the paddies. The spot for the festival is selected by the priest and is decorated with branded bamboos. Women prepare lots of local beers called Apong distributed among the community.

DIBRUGARH - ZIRO - DAPORIJO – ALONG - PASIGHAT – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the colorful Dree Festival
  • Discover the lifestyle of the Apatani tribe
  • Cross the mighty Brahmaputra in ferry and spot the Gangetic dolphins

DURATION : 10 days
SEASON : End of November to beginning of December (Hornbill Festival starts on 1st December)

HORNBILL FESTIVAL

A narrow strip of mountainous territory with rugged hills, emerald valleys, sparkling streams and a rich variety of flora and fauna, the 16th State of the Indian Union has salubrious climate throughout the year. It is bounded by Assam in the west, Myanmar in the east, Arunachal Pradesh in the north and Manipur in the south. Sometimes referred to as the `Switzerland of the East', Nagaland represents unimaginable beauty, moulded perfectly for a breathtaking experience. For the adventurous, the State is an ideal place for trekking and jungle camping and offers limitless possibilities for exploring its lush sub-tropical rainforests, which are a treasure trove of medicinal plants. The 20-lakh-strong Naga people, by nature, are fun lovers, and life in Nagaland is one long festival.

DIBRUGARH – SIBSAGAR – MON – MOKOKCHUNG - TUOPHEMA – KOHIMA – JORHAT – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the diverse dances and culture of Northeast
  • Taste the variety of cuisines
  • Enjoy the many events of Hornbill Festival

DURATION : 8 days
SEASON :February and March

LOSAR IN TAWANG

In Arunachal Pradesh, Losar is celebrated by the Monpas who are a majority in Tawang. Belonging to the Mongoloid stock, the Monpas are mainly into agriculture and animal husbandry. Before the advent of the festival, people can be seen cleaning their homes and discarding all unused and old items. It is believed that by doing so one can usher in good health, peace and prosperity to the house.

NAMERI - DIRANG – TAWANG - BOMDILA – GUWAHATI

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drive through Sela pass which was once a Tibetan border
  • Enjoy the Buddhist New Year festival “Losar” among the Mahayana believers
  • Explore Asia’s second largest monastery

DURATION : 7 days
SEASON : First week of May

MOATSU MONG FESTIVAL

Moatsu Mong Festival is celebrated during the first week of May every year by the Ao tribe. Various rites and rituals are performed during this period. The festival is observed after the sowing is done. The festival time provides the people a period of activity and entertainment after the stressful work of clearing fields, burning jungles and sowing seeds. The Moatsu festival is marked by singing song and dance. The whole festival is observed only for three days. Sangpangtu, is one of the main celebration where a big fire is lit and men and women adorned with best attire sit around it. Women serve the wine and meat to the attendees. Rice-beer is prepared and all the reared pigs and cows are slaughtered during the festival. Women weave the traditional garments and adorn themselves with traditional jewellery. Women join men in dancing, eating, drinking and composing warrior songs.

JORHAT - MOKOKCHUNG – TUOPHEMA – KHONOMA – KOHIMA - JORHAT

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Encounter the most diverse tribal land of India
  • Discover the tradition, music and dances of the tribesmen along with enjoying the festival among the locals
  • Stay in Local Naga cottages

DURATION : 9 days
SEASON : First week of April

MOPIN FESTIVAL

This exclusive itinerary takes you from Northeast India to Myammar. You will start you journey in Assam, the gateway to the north-east, a state known for its breath taking scenic beauty, rarest flora and fauna, lofty green hills, vast rolling plain, mighty waterways and a land of fairs and festivals. You will explore the beautiful Kaziranga National Park famous for its one-horned rhino and endless fauna. Your trip will lead you to Majuli, one of the biggest river islands in the world and visit the vaishnavite satras. Your journey continues to Nagaland, the land of the fierce head-hunters. Life in Nagaland is replete with festivals throughout the year as all the tribes have their own festivals, which they greatly cherish. You will then head to Manipur, the land of rich valleys surrounded by beautiful hills and lakes, a land of gentle people full of laughter and joy. You will also relax on the banks of the beautiful Loktal Lake before heading to the Indo-Burma border and explore the Golden Land. Only a few cheeky travellers have visited Myanmar or crossed Myanmar in its entirety, from North to South: Be one of the first to realize this incredible adventure and go down in history!

DIBRUGARH – PASIGHAT - ALONG – PASIGHAT – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Be a part of Adi Galo society to enjoy the Mopin Festival
  • Meet Adi Galo people, eat local food and drink rice beer
  • Cross the mighty Brahmaputra River on a ferry

DURATION : 6 days
SEASON : March

MYOKO FESTIVAL

Apatanis of Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh celebrate the Myoko festival in March every year. They attach importance to this festival as they have this age-old belief that by performing the rituals they can ensure fertility, both in the fields and in its people. Another aspect is the firm conviction that they can promote and strengthen family, clan and inter-village ties.

GUWAHATI – NAMERI NP - ZIRO – TEZPUR - GUWAHATI

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Witness the rituals of the Myoko Festival
  • Taste the local cuisine
  • Interact with Apatanis and listen to their stories of past hunting glories and change of lifestyle

DURATION : 7 days
SEASON : November

RAS LEELA-MAJULI

Majuli literally means ‘land between two parallel rivers’ and so it was many centuries ago, lying between the rivers Brahmaputra to the north and Burhidihing in the south. Several earthquakes, changes in the course of the rivers and severe erosion have today left Majuli with a meagre 420 Km² of area, down from 1,250 Km² that it once covered. Majuli is now the 2nd largest fresh water river island in the world and a treasure island of culture, snuggles in the bosom of the mighty Brahmaputra.

Guwahati - Kaziranga - Majuli – Guwahati

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover different Satras of Majuli
  • Witness the the Raas Leela festival
  • Cross mighty river Brahmaputra on a ferry
  • Enjoy bicycle/motorcycle ride around the island

DURATION : 10 days
SEASON : February

SEKRENYI FESTIVAL

Sekrenyi is the main festival of Angami Nagas. It is mainly celebrated in Kohima on February and lasts 10 days. The Festival is associated with a series of rituals and ceremonies. The first among the series of rituals is "Kizie". The lady of the house takes few drops of rice water from the top of the jug which is called "Zumho", and puts it into leaves and placed them at the three main posts of the house. The first day of the festival starts with all young and old men going to the village well for bathing. During the night, the well is cleaned by two young men. After the cleaning of the well is over, some of the village youths guard the well at night so that no one fetches water after cleaning the well. The womenfolk particularly are not allowed to fetch water from the well. All the young men of the village take a bath in the well in the next morning. The whole process of bathing is carried out in a ceremonial manner by the men of the village.

DIBRUGARH - MON – MOKOKCHUNG - TUOPHEMA – KHONOMA - JORHAT – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the magnificent tribes of Nagaland
  • Attend the Sekrenyi festival of Angamis
  • Enjoy lush tropical forests, waterfalls, and the exotic beauty of tropical birds and flowers

DURATION : 6 days
SEASON : September

SOLUNG FESTIVAL

Solung is one of the most popular festivals in Arunachal Pradesh that is celebrated by the Adis of on beginning of September every year. It is an agro-based festival, but it also reflects the socio-religious features of the people. There are three main parts in the celebration of this festival, which includes Limir-Libom, the first part and the sacrificial day; Binnyat, the second part, the ritual offering to goddess of crops, Kine Nane; and Ekop (also called Taktor), the ritual made for protection against harms by evil spirits by appeasing to Gumin-Soyin, the household guardian, and Doying Bote, god of wisdom and human welfare.

Dibrugarh - Pasighat – Dibrugarh

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the Solung Festival and interact with the Adi community
  • Enjoy local cuisine
  • Cross the mighty Brahmaputra by ferry