Nagaland and North East India | November 2025

TYPOLOGIES

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DIFFICULTY

MIN. AGE

To be confirmed

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Experience the incredible colour and sights of the Hornbill Festival
  2. Explore the extraordinary Hindu temples of Bhubaneswar in the state of Odisha
  3. 4WD jeep safari to spot the single-horn rhino in protected Kaziranga National Park
  4. Visit Raghuraj pur, "the painting village", where skilled artisans practice their Pattachitra craft
  5. Stay at Rajbari Bawali, a 250-year-old architectural masterpiece, once a palace of the Mondal dynasty
  6. Tuk ride to Raypur and boat cruise on the River Ganges
  7. Visit to the famous Kolkata Flower Markets and Potters’ Market

ACTIVITY RATING

Nagaland is one of the least explored regions of India.

In terms of cultural significance, few places left on the planet match this region of India. It’s rustic and raw, and English is rarely spoken. At the Hornbill Festival in India’s remote Northeast, sixteen local tribes converge to showcase their culture and traditions. The festival is a significant event in the calendar, and its purpose is to preserve, protect, and sustain the rich cultural heritage and diversity of the Naga Tribes. The colours, sounds, music and dance, the region’s natural beauty and the food will amaze you. On this tour, you will also see much of the surrounding countryside, villages, towns and cities. You will be welcomed by and interact with people who have had limited contact with Europeans.

Orissa's region is one of India's most beautiful states to explore. It has a distinctive cultural heritage and is known for its architectural marvels and its unique art. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sun Temple at Konark is one of the most impressive man-made monuments anywhere in the world. This medieval temple is breathtaking, with its exquisitely preserved sculpture, including some eyebrow-raising erotica. The ancient rock-cut caves and ornate temples of Bhubaneswar, the state capital, hark back to an era when the kingdom stretched from the Ganges delta to the mouth of the River Godavari. The Jagannath Temple at Puri is the site for one of the world’s most spectacular devotional processions. Puri’s golden beaches are also known for their sand art, which can only be found here. At Raghurajpur village, we will discover Patachitra, a local art of painting stories from mythology - large scrolls used to adorn the walls of palatial homes. On this trip, we will also spend two nights at Rajbari on the outskirts of Kolkata. Rajbari is a traditional Bengali Zamindari home. The Zamindars were feudal lords who commanded large tracts of land and built stately homes in the villages. The Rajbari is one such palace that has been renovated and restored into a beautiful heritage hotel.

Join us on this 20-day spectacular adventure.

DEPARTURE DATE
November 2025
DURATION 20 days
TOUR COST To be confirmed
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
To be confirmed

AVAILABILITY

Places available

INCLUDED

  • All transportation as per itinerary
  • Twin-share accommodation
  • Transfers to and from hotels as per itinerary
  • Meals as listed on the itinerary
  • Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
  • All tipping including drivers and guides
  • Experienced English speaking local tour guide/driver
  • Escorted by an Australian host (subject to minimum numbers of 10 clients)

NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Electronic travel authorisation or tourist visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Any meals not indicated on the itinerary
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature e.g. drinks, laundry, hotel charges
  • International and internal flights not indicated on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports if not travelling on group flights

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Tours depart with a minimum of 4 clients
  • No more than 16 clients on any trip
  • Tour extensions – before or after tour extensions can be arranged on your behalf
  • International flights can be arranged by Blue Dot Travel
  • Business or premium economy flights can be arranged at an additional cost if available
  • To book and reserve your place on tour, a deposit of $500 and a completed booking form is required

ITINERARY

TOUR MAP

Tour Map of Nagaland and North East India

To be confirmed

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Experience the incredible colour and sights of the Hornbill Festival
  2. Explore the extraordinary Hindu temples of Bhubaneswar in the state of Odisha
  3. 4WD jeep safari to spot the single-horn rhino in protected Kaziranga National Park
  4. Visit Raghuraj pur, "the painting village", where skilled artisans practice their Pattachitra craft
  5. Stay at Rajbari Bawali, a 250-year-old architectural masterpiece, once a palace of the Mondal dynasty
  6. Tuk ride to Raypur and boat cruise on the River Ganges
  7. Visit to the famous Kolkata Flower Markets and Potters’ Market

ACTIVITY RATING