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Eastern Explorer: Nameri to Kaziranga[ Print this itinerary Print this itinerary ]

Discover the unique beauty of eastern India on this packed 10-day tour! Explore three of the region's most amazing wildlife destinations, two of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Marvel at the rich birdlife and Elephants of Nameri, spot the rare animals of Manas and see the famed rhinos of Kaziranga!
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  • Kolkata
  • Wonderful Wilderness of Nameri
  • Rich wildlife of Manas
  • Explore Kaziranga National Park
  • Elephant safari (where available)
  • Game drives and birdwatching
  • Savor Indian Cuisine
Day 1 - Kolkata

Our representative will meet you at the Dum Dum Airport at Kolkata and transfer you to your hotel. We advise you to get adequate rest today as the next few days will be packed with excitement and adventure on your Northeast India wildlife tour!

  • Meals: No meal
  • Accommodation: Hotel Peerless or Sarovar Park Plaza
Day 2 - Kolkata to Nameri National Park

We take a morning flight to Guwahati. Our representative will meet you at Guwahati and we will drive for about 4 hours, to reach the Nameri National Park. The Nameri National Park is located at the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in Assam. It is best known for its high density of Elephants. Other than the Elephant, the park is also home to the Tiger, Leopard, Sambar Deer, Wild Dog, Hog Deer, Muntjac, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear and Capped Langur. Nameri is a birdwatcher’s paradise and is a must visit for all ornithologists! The birds that can be seen here include the White Winged Wood Duck, four distinct species of Hornbill, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Babbler and Plover.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Eco Camp
  • Route: Kolkata – Guwahati – Nameri
Day 3 - Nameri National Park

Today we go on a full day birdwatching trek into Nameri National Park. This will be followed by water rafting in Nameri.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Eco Camp
Day 4 - Nameri National Park to Manas National Park

After breakfast, we will head for Manas Tiger Reserve which is about 7 hours drive from Nameri. Manas is a lovely UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to a rich variety of wildlife that includes the Tiger, Pygmy Hog, Indian Rhinoceros, Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Indian Elephant. Manas is also famous for birds such as the Bengal Florican.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Florican Cottage
  • Route: Nameri to Manas
  • Travel time: approx 7 hours
Day 5 - Manas National Park

We leave in the morning for a day-long safari into Manas National Park with a conservation team. We explore the Eastern Core of Manas and also visit the park’s patrolling camps and conservation centers. We return to our camp in the evening.

You will be introduced to the conservation efforts taken up in Manas by one of the conservation project coordinators. Today’s dinner can be a once in a lifetime experience, where you can taste the local cooking prepared by the villagers. All ingredients used are from the village’s unique organic farm. Please note that this is seasonal and subject to availability.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Florican Cottage
Day 6 - Manas National Park to Kaziranga National Park

We bid goodbye to Manas and drive for about 7 hours along a picturesque route to Kaziranga National Park.

Kaziranga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 470 square kilometer national park has tall elephant grass and lush green flood plains, and is home to a rich variety of wildlife. Here you are likely to spot birds like Greater Adjutants, Bengal Floricans, Pallas’s Fish Eagles and Black-necked Storks. Kaziranga’s larger inhabitants include the Greater Asian One-horned Rhinoceros, Asian Elephant, Asiatic Water Buffalo and the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Wildgrass Resort
  • Route: Manas to Kaziranga
  • Travel time: approx 7 hours
Day 7 - Kaziranga National Park

The next two days will be action packed! We leave early in the morning to explore the Central and Western Ranges of Kaziranga. We will go on elephant safaris in Kaziranga National Park for about 45 minutes and get a bird’s eye view of the park. We will return to the resort for breakfast and after breakfast, we set out once again for a safari in an open topped vehicle in Kaziranga National Park. We return to the resort for lunch and another game drive is scheduled for after lunch. We will see many of the famed one-horned rhinos of Kaziranga.

* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
* Accommodation: Wildgrass Resort

Day 9 - Kaziranga National Park to Kolkata

After breakfast, we drive to Guwahati airport to board a flight to Kolkata. Our representative will meet you at the Kolkata airport and will transfer you to your hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Peerless Inn
  • Route: Kaziranga – Guwahati – Kolkata
Day 10 - Kolkata

Our tour ends today. You have the day to yourself; you can spend the day relaxing at your hotel or exploring this fascinating city, before heading out to the airport for your flight back home. Kolkata is the capital city of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is known as the cultural capital of India and is the third most populous metropolitan area in India. The city is dotted with colonial buildings as it served as the capital of India during the British Raj until 1911. The Victoria Memorial, St. Paul’s Cathedral etc., are fine examples of the beautiful colonial architecture of Kolkata.

  • Meals: Breakfast

Please Note: Accommodation providers are subject to change without notice. The accommodations listed in this dossier are our preferred suppliers, but sometimes due to availability issues, we are unable to make use of the properties listed in this dossier. If we cannot use an accommodation provider as listed we will substitute another property of similar standards.

What's Included

  • Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation with an English speaking driver/guide
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park or reserve entry fees
  • Game drives /activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Registered Guides
  • Trekking permit
  • Information Kit
  • Taxes

What's Excluded

  • Gratuities and Tips
  • Visas and Insurance
  • Vaccinations
  • Optional activities (if any)
  • Souvenirs
  • All items of personal nature
Moderate - Requires a spirit of adventure and some degree of fitness, as the trip might consist of many activities or long journeys. These adventures involve walking, trekking, hiking, cycling, rafting, sea kayaking, or driving for long hours, at times for up to six to eight hours a day at a steady pace. The maximum altitude is 3000m, so it requires you to be reasonably physically fit. The trips are usually 6 to 12 days in duration.

The ‘Only Tigers’, a 11 day itinerary, is a perfect example of this activity level as it involves long journeys for up to eight hours a day and a bit of walking. Also, ‘Around Spitsbergen - Kvitøya and Beyond ’, a 10 day itinerary is another example of this trip activity level.

You should be reasonably fit because you will be travelling in extreme weather conditions.
Other Activity Levels
Basic - Designed for travellers who enjoy the outdoors, are in good health, and want an interesting yet relaxing wildlife experience. These trips may involve walking, trekking, hiking, cycling, rafting or sea kayaking at a very slow pace. Certain trips involve safari drives for a maximum of five hours a day. Most of these trips are usually a week long in duration.

The ‘Classic Yala Tour’, ‘Kenya Luxury’ and ‘Luxury in Botswana’ itineraries are the best examples of this activity level as you’ll have a relaxed holiday. These trips are mostly about culture and sightseeing. There will be exploring on foot and safaris drives involved as well. Most travellers will find themselves comfortable with the basic activity level trips.
High - Fitness is vital at this level, as the environment traversed may be remote and challenging. These rugged experiences include long walks, trekking, cycling or rafting in isolated areas through variable weather conditions for up to eight to ten hours a day. These trips are usually 13 to 19 days in duration.

The ‘Ultimate Nepal Trekker’, is a good example of this trip activity level as it involves hiking and trekking for up to eight hours a day. Maximum altitude will be 4000m and you need to be very fit in order to withstand the weather conditions. Also, ‘Kilimanjaro Trek- Rongai route’ is another example that applies to this this activity level. Good physical condition is essential and previous hill-walking experience or preparation is advisable.
Advanced - At this level, PlanetWildlife recommends previous experience of the activity involved. These are our most challenging and advanced expeditions. They include long walks, cycling, trekking, hiking or rafting in variable weather conditions for more than ten hours a day. These trips may often be over 3 weeks in duration.

The ‘South Atlantic Odyssey’, a 31-day itinerary, is a perfect example of this trip activity level as it involves sailing for long hours in extreme weather conditions. Also, the ‘Snow Leopard Experience’ itinerary is another example which best suits this activity level. Ascents and descents are over 1000m at altitudes up to 6000m and the climate can be rigorous and challenging. Excellent physical condition and previous mountain trekking experience or appropriate preparation is essential.
This trip can be tailor made to suit your travel dates and preferences. The itinerary is designed to give you an overview of what you can do in this destination and is only a recommendation. All aspects of the trip – such as accommodation, activities etc., can be altered as per your own requirements.

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