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Northeast India cultural tour

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With fascinating visits to the tribal festivals!

INDIA, fragrant spices, colorful saris, majestic mountains everyone has their own idea of the country. India is not only a very large country, but also an extremely diverse one.

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An old Indian proverb says:
Silence is not on the top of the mountains, noise is not in the markets of the cities, both are in the hearts of the people.

Experience the different regions, the different people and their cultures and let unforgettable encounters come into your heart and build a bridge between the worlds on our cultural tour North East India, which can be booked now.

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At a glance:
Northeast India tour with indigenous festivals
22 days – optional extension Tripura +4 days

27.03.2019 – 17.04.2019
Tripura extension: until 21.04.2019

We travel to the following regions:
Manipur, Nagaland, Assam, Meghalaya & Arunachal Pradesh optional: Tripura

Do you know the meaning of the original Indian flag? It says a lot about the Indian people, the fascinating contrasts and lived opposites that make up and characterize India: The orange represents Hinduism, green represents Islam and the center stripe in white stands for the remaining faiths and serves as a peace buffer between the religions.

As there is no official state religion, the flag symbolizes the diversity of religions. On our India culture tour, we experience time and again how intensely the everyday life of the Indian population is shaped by faith and tradition.

This tour of India focuses on the various indigenous peoples between Tibet, Myanmar and Bangladesh and their tribal festivals. We visit the north-eastern part of India and go on a very special cultural journey. The federal states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Tripura are still little developed for tourism, which is why this part of India is very pristine and influenced by the neighboring countries of Bhutan, Tibet and Bangladesh. You will get to know a very different India on this tour.

You can especially look forward to the tribal festivals. The indigenous festivals only take place once a year and are so original, fascinating and unique that you will later say you have never experienced anything like them before. And you probably won’t experience these festivals in such abundance again. Not only are some of the tribal festivals becoming rarer, it is also not often that the indigenous festivals are so close together.

Let us build bridges together to the indigenous peoples
between Bhutan and Bangladesh:

First, we will celebrate the Aoling Festival with the Konyak tribe.
This festival originally lasted 6 full days and honors the spring and asks for the blessing of the gods for the harvest. Each day of the festival week has its own significance and is celebrated with ancient rites, dances, musical performances and special dishes. Over the next three days, we will experience the Aoling festival together in different tribes and learn a lot about the cultural differences between the tribes.

Next, we will get to know the Mopin Festival.
It is a traditional festival of the Adi Gallo tribe to drive away evil spirits and bring luck and happiness to the people. Traditional dances such as the “popir” performed by the women, music and expressive singing lend the rites a special luminosity. We will also experience and attend the Mopin festival on several days.

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We experience the beliefs and different cultures up close, listen to the folk music of the indigenous peoples and accompany people who make sacrifices to their gods and honor their gods. Sometimes with a silent prayer and sometimes with exuberant dances.

India is a spiritual country with incredible allure. Experience this magic and visit the original tribal festivals in March and April 2019.

The tour is organized by Terralaya Travels, a very experienced tour operator in India, led by Helen Kämpf, a Swiss woman who lived in Northeast India for many years and not only knows the culture but also has many contacts with the locals. This is evident in the organization of the tour. Everything is prepared and organized for you and you will get a deep insight into the culture and life in North East India. Terralaya Travels will of course take care of all entry formalities. The tour is led by an experienced local tour guide in English.

If you have any questions, please contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions and discuss the tour with you.

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Please note that the tour can be booked immediately and only has a limited contingent available.

As a special service, we also offer this tour as a private trip:You can also book this tour as a private trip, adapted to your personal time window, and visit the festivals with your guide.

Bookable from 1 person, ideally from November – March, or by arrangement.

We look forward to your booking and the unforgettable encounters we will have with the original and diverse indigenous people and the fascinating natural landscape.

Assam Majuli dance