Tea Gardens & National Parks Assam Tour

11 Day – Private tour with air-conditioned car and driver
Price guide: £3290
ABTA and ATOL protected holidays

Discover magnificent wildlife including Bengal tigers and the one horned rhinoceros on jeep safaris at Kaziranga National Park, marvel at the expanse of the River Brahmaputra, relish the natural beauty of lush valleys and Assam’s tea growing slopes, learn more about the culture with visits to local villages and historic monuments and enjoy the magic of Kolkata on this wonderful Kolkata and Assam Tour.

Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and this tour is just an example to help inspire you. If you would like we can also arrange your flights for a fully ATOL protected holiday. Contact the team for more information on 01792 315499 or email info@aitholidays.com

Highlights of the Tea Gardens & National Parks Assam Tour

Traditional Bamboo Houses, Majuli Island
  • Full day sightseeing tour of Kolkata including entrance fees and English speaking guide
  • Boat ride on the Hooghly River
  • Tea factory and tea estate tours as well as tea tasting session
  • 3 Jeep safaris at Kaziranga National Park
  • Visit to Majuli Island
  • Traditional tea dance performance
  • Character and heritage style accommodation
  • Airport meet and greet service. Chauffeur driven air-conditioned car throughout the tour

Tea Gardens & National Parks Assam Tour Itinerary

Tea Gardens & National Parks Assam Tour

Upon arrival at Kolkata International Airport, you will be welcomed by your Authentic India Tours representatives who will transfer you to your hotel for a 2 night stay.

The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy the wonderful facilities of your luxury hotel or explore the local area. Just a short walk away is the new Kolkata market.

Accommodation: The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is an opportunity to discover this charming metropolis with a full days sightseeing tour. It’s an early start to visit the colourful flower market, followed by a boat ride on the Hooghly River.

The afternoon’s sightseeing includes the Victoria Memorial, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Indian Museum, one the largest museums in India.

Accommodation: The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be taken to Kolkata airport for the flight to Guwahati. You will be met on arrival and driven to Tezpur, the heart of the tea growing area.

Twice a week, on a Tuesday and Wednesday a tea auction is held at Guwahati. If time permits we can visit the Tea Auction Centre to observe the proceedings before driving to Tezpur.

Approximate travel time and distance: 4 hours 30 mins,
Accommodation: Wild Mahseer Lodge, Tezpur
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today is a chance to relax and enjoy a leisurely day at the tea estate surrounded by warm hospitality and scenic beauty.

Various blends of tea from the Addabarie Tea Estate will be on offer this afternoon at the Tea Tasting Session.

Accommodation: Wild Mahseer Lodge, Tezpur
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

After breakfast, we take the short 60 minute drive to Kaziranga. Famed as a haven for the one horned rhinoceros, one of India’s great wildlife emblems, Kaziranga National Park encompasses grasslands, wetlands and forests stretching for about 60 kms on the south side of the Brahmaputra River. Its 2,400 plus rhinos account for two thirds of the world’s population and you’re highly likely to see some on any safari in the park.

After lunch, enjoy the first jeep safari in the afternoon to the Eastern zone of the park.

Approximate travel time and distance: 1 hour 10 mins, 50 kms
Accommodation: Diphlu River Lodge, Kaziranga
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

It’s an early morning start to visit the central zone of the park and the chance to spot elephants followed by breakfast in your hotel. You’ll then be taken on a jeep safari to the western part of the park followed by another jeep safari in the afternoon to the central part.

Accommodation: Diphlu River Lodge, Kaziranga
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

After an early breakfast the drive to Nimati Ghat near Jorhat will take about 3 hours. On route we make a detour via a public ferry to visit Majuli Island. Majuli is the largest fresh water mid-river deltoid island in the world, situated in the upper reaches of the River Brahmaputra. This land, with a population of about 1.6 million people, is endowed with rich heritage and is home to neo-vaishnavite culture. You will visit Kamalabari Satra, the oldest satra in Majuli Island, Samuguri Satra which is famous for mask making and the Mishing village.

Jorhat, the gateway to north-east Assam is the heartland of tea. Besides its many tea estates, it has the famous Tocklai Experimental Centre that conducts research into new varieties of tea and its therapeutic effects.

Approximate travel time and distance: 7 hours, 224 kms
Accommodation: Thengal Manor, Jorhat
Meals included: Breakfast lunch and dinner

It’s a leisurely day today to enjoy life in the Tea Estate. After breakfast, spend the morning relaxing amidst the grounds taking an occasional stroll and tasting the exquisite varieties of tea.

Later there is a visit to the tea factory where you can witness the various processes carried out in making tea followed by a tea tasting session.

Accommodation: Thengal Manor, Jorhat
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

After breakfast, we drive to Dibrugarh via the historical city of Sivasagar.

Sivasagar was the capital of the Ahom rulers from 1228 to 1826 AD. On arrival at Sivasagar, you will visit the Rang Ghar, the royal observatory. Your tour continues after lunch at a local restaurant with a visit to the Shiva and Vishnu Temples & Sivasagar Water Tank.

Later we continue the 2 hour journey to Dibrugarh. In the evening you can enjoy a traditional dance performed by the local tea tribes, while sipping the garden fresh tea.

Accommodation: Mancotta Chang Bungalow, Dibrugarh
Meals included: Breakfast lunch and dinner

After breakfast you can explore the tea garden with an expert tea taster who will demonstrate how freshly made tea is carefully measured out and brewed in special cups designed for sampling. You can then participate in the tea tasting session to judge the samples for appearance, aroma, taste and strength.

In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport to board your return flight to Kolkata.

Approximate travel time and distance: 1 hour 35 mins, 850 kms
Accommodation: The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

In plenty of time you will be taken to Kolkata Airport to board your return flight.

Alternatively if you have time you could extend your holiday with a beach extension, a tour of South India or a trip to the Himalayas.

Meals included: Breakfast

Sights to enjoy on the Tea Gardens & National Parks Assam Tour

Heritage Tram, Kolkata, West Bengal
Vidyasagar Setu Bridge, Kolkata, West Bengal
Hand Pulled Rickshaws, Kolkata, West Bengal
Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata, West Bengal
Dhakai Paratha Market Stall, Kolkata
Riverside from Howrah Bridge, Kolkata
Clay Idol of Goddess Durga, Kolkata, West Bengal
Agnigarh Hill, Tezpur
Wild Mahseer at Addabarie Tea Estate, Tezpur
Wild Masheer Tea Tasting, Tezpur
One Horned Rhinoceros, Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga
Young Elephants, Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga
Mask Making, Majuli Island
Traditional Bamboo Houses, Majuli Island
Tea Plantation Workers, Jorhat
Paddy Field and Tea Plantation, Jorhat
Bihu Dancers, Guwahati
Rang Ghar, The Royal Sports Pavilion, Dibrugarh

Heritage Tram, Kolkata, West Bengal

Ambassador Taxi, Kolkata

Vidyasagar Setu Bridge at Sunset, Kolkata

Hand Pulled Rickshaws, Kolkata, West Bengal

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata, West Bengal

Dhakai Paratha Market Stall, Kolkata

Riverside from Howrah Bridge, Kolkata

Clay Idol of Goddess Durga, Kolkata, West Bengal

Agnigarh Hill, Tezpur

Wild Mahseer at Addabarie Tea Estate, Tezpur

Wild Masheer Tea Tasting, Tezpur

One Horned Rhinoceros, Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga

Young Elephants, Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga

Mask Making, Majuli Island

Traditional Bamboo Houses, Majuli Island

Tea Plantation Workers, Jorhat

Paddy Field and Tea Plantation, Jorhat

Bihu Dancers, Guwahati

Rang Ghar, The Royal Sports Pavilion, Sivasagar

Places on the Tea Gardens & National Parks Assam Tour

Pricing & Inclusions

The price guide for this 11 day Assam Tea Gardens & Wildlife Discovery Tour is £3290 based on two people sharing.

The prices do not include flights.

Authentic India Tours is a member of ABTA and ATOL. All the holidays on this website are ABTA protected. If you would like us to arrange your holiday including flights we will be happy to provide a quote and your holiday will also be ATOL protected.

This is a private tour and can be tailor-made to meet your exact requirements. Prices will vary depending on the number of people, length of tour, accommodation & season. Reductions are normally available for groups of three or more. Some hotels operate an additional peak pricing rate during busy times which is normally from mid December to mid January.

Please get in touch with your dates and we will be pleased to provide you with your personal itinerary and accurate quote.

Included with this tour are the following:

  • Meet and greet assistance on all arrivals and departures.
  • All internal road travel by a private chauffeur-driven air-conditioned large car.
  • All scheduled sightseeing expenses including English speaking guides and entrance fees at monuments.
  • Game drives at Kaziranga National Park as per the itinerary.
  • Economy class flight tickets for Kolkata to Guwahati and from Dibrugarh to Kolkata. (Please be aware the luggage allowance on all domestic flights is only 15 kg per person. You will have the option to buy and extra 5 kg or 10 kg as required).
  • Accommodation for 10 nights on double/twin sharing basis.
  • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast in Kolkata; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for the rest of the tour.
  • Mineral water on all days of travel

Price does not include:

  • International flight tickets
  • Travel insurance and visa
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, tips, beverages etc
  • Meals other than mentioned in the above meal plan
  • Camera and video fees at national parks, museums & monuments

The prices given above are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room. All prices were valid at the time of publication but they may be subject to change, based on your date of travel and local market fluctuations. You will be informed of any price differences prior to booking.

For further information or a quote based on your exact dates of travel, any alternative accommodation or a change to the itinerary, please call Authentic India Tours on 01792 315499 or email us at info@aitholidays.com

Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and this tour is just an example to help inspire you.

For more information please email info@aitholidays.com or call our India specialists on 01792 315499.

ABTA and ATOL Protected Tour Package

Authentic India Tours is a member of ABTA and ATOL. All the holidays on this website are ABTA protected. If you would like us to arrange your holiday including flights we will be happy to provide a quote and your holiday will also be ATOL protected.