Northeast India is full of places which will take your breath away. To help you explore the infinite tourist places, for the first time ever, the IRCTC has introduced motorbike, trips to the Northeastern states. Vairabi Rajbonshi reports
From crystal blue water to endless luxuriant greenery and from unexplored, undulating hill ranges to mouthwatering delicacies – Northeast India is a treasure trove of scenic beauty.
To help you explore the Northeast, keeping aside the worries of lining up the itinerary and bookings, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has introduced an interesting tour package. For the first time ever, the Indian Railways is offering tour packages to Northeastern(NE) states of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh on Royal Enfield motorcycles.
While the motorbike tour package to Meghalaya will be available between July-September, in Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram, it will be available from August. A daily trip across the Guwahati city is also available for the tourists. Keeping in view of the famous Hornbill festival, the IRCTC is offering motorbike trips to Nagaland in the month of November as well.
Check out the packages:
|By self-driven motorcycle for Guwahati – Mawsynram / Mawlyngbna – Jakrem – Guwahati with return airfare to Delhi, Bengaluru
|Flight from Bengaluru
Flight from Delhi
|Single: Rs 35,165
Rs 62,380(Two persons)
Single: Rs 30,150
Rs 52,355(Two persons)
“Train cannot take you everywhere, hence bike trips were introduced. Royal Enfield motorcycles (self-driven) will be provided with fuel for the trip. Safety riding gear such as helmet and knee guard, among others will also be provided. Once the tourist lands at the airport or railway station, he or she will be supervised by experienced professionals who will accompany him or her during the tours,” said an IRCTC official while speaking to TIME8.
|Kamakhya temple Darshan, Nabagraha temple, Assam State zoo,
Srimanta Sankardev Kalakhetra Or
Brahmaputra River Sunset Cruise
|Ex – Guwahati daily||Rs 4740 (1-4 persons)
Rs 6240 (4-6 persons)
Rs 8030 (7-12 persons)
Rs 9430 (13-22 persons)
The official shared that the preferred travel destination in the Northeast is Meghalaya. “This state has a lot to offer to adventure enthusiasts. Kayaking, caving, river canoeing, trekking and many more are the major activities one can do in Meghalaya. We have planned an itinerary from Guwahati which includes all these activities along with the excitement of self-driven motorcycle rides,” added the official. The tour packages include airfares too.
|MANIPUR: Imphal, Loktak, Moreh||August|
|NAGALAND: Dimapur, Kohima, Khonoma village||August|
|MIZORAM: Aizawl, Zokhawthar, Champhai||August|
Apart from daily tea tourism packages to Dibrugarh and Jorhat districts of Assam, the IRCTC will also offer daily tour trips to Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang, Bomdila and Dhirang from August.