Ethnic journey in Arunachal Pradesh
A 14-day ethnic trip in the wilder part of India with a stop in Kaziranga (Assam) to visit its rhinoceros sanctuary and to Mon (Nagaland) to meet the latest Konyak warriors.
This ethnic trip begins in Assam, where we will visit the Kaziranga Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to two-thirds of the world’s single-horned rhinos.
We will then drive to Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh and explore the region of Ziro and its villages inhabited by the Apatanis peoples whose elderly women with tattooed faces still wear ‘dat’, nose plugs.
We will continue to Daporijo with several stops in villages inhabited by the Hill Miri and Tagin people. Then at Along, we will discover the indigenous Adi Gallong people.
We will then travel to Mechuka, a beautiful valley adorned with sparkling lakes, snow-capped mountains and green hills and visit the monastery, Samten Yongcha, that is over 400 years old. Mechuka is also home to many Adivasi communities such as Ramo, Memba, Bokar, Tagin and Libo.
We will cross the river Brahmaputra to reach Dibrugarh in Assam. From there, we will head to the neighbouring state of Nagaland to meet the last Konyak warriors. The trip will culminate in Assam, Sivanagar, which was the capital of the Ahom kingdom from 1699 to 1788.