The tribes and wildlife of Assam & Nagaland
Date:20 November 2017 to 06 December 2017
Price:From £2,785 with flights
Journey into the wild landscapes and fascinating tribal cultures of northeast India with Dr Vibha Joshi Parkin, one of the foremost experts on the Naga tribes. Unlike anywhere else in the Indian subcontinent, rarely explored and rich in history and wildlife, the states of Assam and Nagaland not only provide a chance to encounter wild Bengal tigers and the greater one-horned rhinoceros, but an opportunity to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, participate in indigenous festivals and travel by ferry along the life-giving Brahmaputra River.
- Working with the Nagas since 1985, Dr Vibha Joshi Parkin has conducted extensive fieldwork into their material cultures and will impart her intimate knowledge of the tribes
- Join the indigenous people of Nagaland in their celebratory Hornbill Festival and stay in a traditional hut belonging to the Angami Naga tribe
- Experience an elephant safari into the Kaziranga National Park, where 80% of the world’s greater one-horned rhinoceros reside
- Meet with Vaisnavite monks at their monastery on the river island of Majuli, the spiritual centre of Assam
Dr Vibha Joshi Parkin, Research Fellow at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.
Tel: +44 (0)20 8901 7320