India’s Northeast is one of the most colorful parts of the country. Join Myths and Mountains President and READ Founder, Dr. Antonia Neubauer, on a special trip to this intriguing part of the country and visit several of the READ Centers located in this remote area.

Your journey takes you to the home of the Nagas, Khasi and other tribal cultures, visiting their villages and learning about their culture. You also explore Kaziranga, where one can find the largest number of one-horned rhinos on the subcontinent. Then you heading to Imphal, the capital of Manipur, known to westerners for its critical role in World War 2. Here you can visit the town and two very different communities that house READ libraries. You end your journey with time in Shillong, capital of the state of Megalaya, where you will spend time with the matrilinear Khasi culture.

Note that this is a rather remote area of India and travelers need to be flexible in terms of hotels. If you want to upgrade the rooms, do let us know.

Dates and Land Cost

Starting at $4835.00 per person (based on 4-6 people)

Dates: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - Friday, November 13, 2015

Please note: Custom dates and prices available

Trip Concepts

  • Cultures and Crafts

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Itinerary At A Glance

Day 1 Arrive Delhi.
Day 2 Delhi touring and afternoon visit to the READ office.
Day 3 Fly Dimapur via Delhi and drive Kohima.
Day 4 Explore Naga Villages.
Day 5 Drive Dimapur and take the train to Jorhat. Explore the town.
Day 6 Visit Sibsagar and visit villages.
Day 7 Ferry to Majuli Island. Explore the island.
Day 8 Return to the mainland and drive to Kaziranga National Park. Afternoon game drives.
Day 9 Drive Guwahati and fly Imphal. Visit to a READ Library.
Day 10 Visit market, a second library in a Naga village, temple and War Memorial.
Day 11 Fly back to Guwahati and drive Shillong. Explore town and bazaar.
Day 12 Visit Khasi tribal villages.
Day 13 Return to Guwahati. Fly to either Delhi or Kolkata.

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