This January, IRCTC is coming up with an Air Tour Package to the North-Eastern part of India covering the major tourist spots of Assam and Meghalaya. The six nights and seven days tour itinerary includes visits to the famous Kamakhya Devi Temple, Kaziranga National Park – famous for the one-horned rhinos, Shillong – the music capital of India, Sohra (Cherrapunjee), and Dawki river. The main highlight of the tour is the Bihu Festival which is celebrated on 14th and 15th January. Pack your bags and get ready for a lifetime experience of visiting these wonderful places and being a part of the Bihu Festival.
The other highlights of the tour package are detailed below:
Kamakhya Devi Temple – About 8 km west of the Guwahati City, on Nilachal hill is the Kamakhya Mandir located. It is an important center for Shakti (female spiritual power) worship. It is believed that when Lord Shiva carried away the Corpse of his wife Sati, her body disintegrated and her yoni (female genitalia) fell here. It is only Devi Shrine that has no image of the Goddess inside the sanctum. Within the temple, the structure is a cave and on a block of stone, the symbol of the yoni is carved
Kaziranga National Park – The national park, home to the world-famous one-horned Rhinoceros is spread over 859.40 square kilometers in the flood plains of the mighty Brahmaputra. It was inscribed as a World Heritage Site on 6th December 1985 by UNESCO. Kaziranga offers a variety of touring options from Elephant rides to a Jeep safari with guaranteed up-close views of the fabled one-horned rhinoceros.
Sunset Cruise over Brahmaputra River – Brahmaputra, originating from Tibet as YARLUNG Tsangpo, is one of Asia’s major rivers. It flows through Tibet, India, and Bangladesh. Enjoy the sunset sailing on the cruise with Music and Dance.
Shillong – From 1874 until 1972, the hill station of a Shillong was the Capital of British Assam. It is often called “Scotland of the East” because of its championship golf course, polo ground, and Victorian bungalows and churches.
Cherrapunjee – No visit to Shillong can be complete without a trip to Cherrapunjee (Officially re-christened to its old name Sohra) known to every School child for receiving the highest rainfall in the World – a title was now taken over by nearby Mawsynram.
Mawsmai Caves – The caves are the only lit cave system open for tourists in the Meghalaya State.
Root Living Bridges – Living Root Bridges are unique to Meghalaya and are not to be found anywhere else in the world. The bridge is engineered from the roots of ficus elastic, a Species of the Indian rubber tree with exuberant root growths.
Mawlynnong – It is considered to be the cleanest village in India. Intriguing details and facilities of the village such as functional toilets, bamboo dustbins, ban of plastic bags and smoking, among a few, make it a village worth visiting. The lifestyle of the villagers in Mawlynnong is very refined, which further adds to their ability to maintain the clean environment of the place. Not to mention the tribal food is also worth indulging in as you get to try something new.Show More
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