Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Private

Hornbill Festival (12 days)

Peirce & Leslie Travel Pvt Limited - India

Kolkata, India To Delhi, India

Valid for Departures: 01 Dec 2018 - 12 Dec 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
01 Dec 2018
Kolkata, India
None None

Arrive in Kolkata. You will be met by our representative who will escort you to your hotel.

Day 2
02 Dec 2018
Kolkata, India
None Breakfast

Start your day with a tour of North Kolkata’s Black Town, where a parallel culture heavily influenced by the Europeans, flourished among the pioneering families of Bengal. You will also visit the Jain Temple Complex, Park Street Cemetery and Victoria Memorial.

Day 3
03 Dec 2018
Kolkata, India
Dimapur, India
Kohima, India
None Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast you will be taken to the airport in time to board your flight to Dimapur. Upon arrival you will be met and driven to Kohima, The capital city of Nagaland.

Day 4
04 Dec 2018
Kohima, India
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Kisama village in the morning, to soak in the sights of the spectacular Hornbill festival. You will spend the full day revelling in this marvellous riot of colors as you watch all 16 tribes of Nagaland showcasing their diverse culture.

Day 5
05 Dec 2018
Kohima, India
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the treasures of Kohima after breakfast this morning. You may visit the beautiful World War II Cemetery built on a terraced hillside, The Catholic Cathedral and the Angami village where you will partake of a local lunch and participate in indigenous games. In the afternoon, your vehicle and guide will remain at your disposal if you wish to return to see the Hornbill festive activities.

Day 6
06 Dec 2018
Kohima, India
Kaziranga National Park, India
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving behind the festivities and fervor of Kohima/Kisama, you will drive to Kaziranga National Park, a world heritage site famous for its one horned rhinoceros.

Day 7
07 Dec 2018
Kaziranga National Park, India
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

One of the visits to the park will be on an Elephant back and the others in Jeeps. You will also have the opportunity to visit a tea plantation and take nature walks with your naturalist.

Day 8
08 Dec 2018
Kaziranga National Park, India
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today’s drive takes you to Silghat after breakfast, to board a motorized country boat (subject to the river conditions) and sail downstream to the confluence of the Bhorelli and Brahmaputra rivers to spot river dolphins. Besides the encounters with Gangetic Dolphins, you will see the delightful 11th century temple of Hatimura; a rarely visited temple of goddess Durga, situated on a riverside hillock with picturesque views of the Brahmaputra River.

In the afternoon, you will head towards the Eastern range of the Park known for Birds. Kaziranga has been identified by Birdlife International as an ‘Important Bird Area’.

Day 9
09 Dec 2018
Kaziranga National Park, India
Guwahati, India
Delhi, India
None Breakfast

After a scrumptious breakfast you will drive to Guwahati Airport and fly to Delhi. The evening will be at leisure.

Day 10
10 Dec 2018
Delhi, India
Agra, India
None Breakfast, Dinner

After an early breakfast you will check out and drive to the erstwhile Mughal capital of Agra. This evening you will visit the Taj Mahal with your guide, staying through sunset before returning to your hotel.

Day 11
11 Dec 2018
Agra, India
Delhi, India
None Breakfast

Today, you will have the option of visiting the Taj Mahal at sunrise. After breakfast you will visit the other important monuments of the city; Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah and if time permits, you will also go on a walking tour of the old city, where you will get to see traditional businessmen and artists still practicing old crafts that date to the Mughal era. After lunch you will drive back to Delhi.

Day 12
12 Dec 2018
Delhi, India
None Breakfast, Lunch

Explore Old Delhi this morning as we take you on an inner city walk. From here you will visit the Jama Masjid, believed to be the largest mosque in India and Shah Jahan’s last architectural venture. After lunch you will visit one of the architectural triumphs of the Mughal Empire – Humayun’s Tomb. You will return to your hotel driving past Rajpath. Among the buildings you drive past are the Secretariat buildings, Parliament House, Presidential Palace (Rashtrapati Bhawan), and India Gate. Return to your hotel for a quick wash & change before you check-out and transfer to the international airport for your onward flight.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

Celebrated from the 1st to the 10th of December every year within the confines of a heritage village called Kisama, the Hornbill Festival is an annual cultural extravaganza celebrated by the tribal people in the state of Nagaland. It sees a gathering of all 16 tribes of the state who showcase their culture, cuisine, art and craft.

Terms and Conditions: The Hornbill Festival is held from the 1st- 10th December every year. This tour is applicable for travel from 1st December- 11th December, 2018 and you will be at Kisama on 5th and 6th December, 2018 to witness the Hornbill festivities.

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Terms & Conditions

DEPOSITS: Reservations will be confirmed against a deposit of USD $1000 per person for FIT bookings and 15% of the tour cost for Group bookings.

FINAL PAYMENT: Full payment must be received by Peirce and Leslie at least 45 days prior to arrival for FIT clients and 60 days prior to arrival for Groups.

Note: To guarantee any/all bookings during Pushkar and Christmas & New Year the hotels require a 100% non-refundable deposit 90 days prior to the arrival for FIT clients and Groups.

PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD: The client’s credit card will be charged in the local currency and will be exchanged by the client’s bank at the exchange rate applicable on the day the bank processes the charge. For this reason, there may be a variation in the U.S. price quoted and the actual rate processed on the client’s credit card.

CANCELLATION POLICY: After confirmation, USD $500 per person will be non-refundable for FIT’s and 10% of the initial deposit for Group bookings. The balance amount will be used to block domestic air tickets (to lock in the best available fares) and put down deposits on other land arrangements, as vendors send invoices to block services.

Should it become necessary to cancel your itinerary at any time after it has been confirmed, the following cancellation fees will be levied:

FIT TRAVEL (01 - 05 persons)

  • 45 to 30 days prior to arrival - USD $1000 per person + cancellation charges levied by suppliers
  • Between 30 and 15 days of arrival - 50% of tour cost + cancellation charges levied by suppliers
  • Less than 15 days - No Refund

GROUP SIZE OF SIX AND MORE

  • 60 to 45 days prior to arrival - 30% of total tour cost + cancellation charges levied by suppliers
  • Between 45 to 30 days of Arrival - 50% of total tour cost + cancellation charges levied by suppliers
  • Less than 30 days - No Refund

Note: Hotels have individual cancellation charges which will be mentioned as a separate cancellation policy when the status is sent.

AIR FARE: Internal air tickets issued have a $45 per coupon cancellation fee.

TRAIN FARES: Cancellation charges levied by the railways plus a service charge of $20 per ticket.

INSURANCE AND VISAS: Baggage, personal effects, trip cancellation, health and accident insurance, and visas/special permits are the responsibility of the passenger.

PRICE: All prices quoted are subject to change if the date of travel is changed. A final tour price is given at the time of confirmation of the booking with your travel agent. Individual and itemized contract rates are not disclosed.

NOT INCLUDED: Not included in the price quoted are airport departure taxes, customs and immigration fees, excess baggage at airport, expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, wine, liquor and meals unless otherwise specified.



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