North East Self-Drive Road Tour

Trip Overview

Get ready for an epic self-drive road trip through the gems of Northeast India. Imagine the thrill of navigating the untamed beauty of Kaziranga, basking in the serenity of Majuli, and the magic of Ziro. But that’s just the beginning – because you’ll get to experience what real off-roading looks like. As you conquer the jagged terrains of Balipara, Dirang, and Tawang, each bend in the road delivers a surge of exhilaration beyond compare. This isn’t merely a journey; it’s a heart-pounding, mind-blowing adventure. As you traverse this awe-inspiring region, the carefully curated Northeast India road trip itinerary will unfold before you. This journey isn’t just about the roads which is what makes it even more enthralling.From diving headfirst into local culture, and savouring delicacies, to embracing the local communities like the Apatani tribe, it’s a trip to Northeast India that promises to etch memories into your soul. It’s time to answer the call of the open road and experience Northeast India like never before!

About the trip

15 Nights / 16 Days
Trip Cost

INR 2,75,000/- Per Person on twin sharing
Excluding 5% GST (EMI Option available)

Trip style
Self-Drive Road Trip
Driving Distance
2,230 Kilometers
Mountains, Valley, Forests.
Wildlife Safari, Boating in Umngot River, Trek to Double-decker Bridge
Upcoming Dates
01 – 16 Mar 2025

Route Map

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Your self-drive road trip in Northeast India begins with a flight to Guwahati. Upon arrival, you'll settle into your cozy accommodation. Depending on your arrival time, you can visit the Kamakhya Temple or enjoy a magical Brahmaputra Sunset Cruise. In the evening, a hearty dinner will bring everyone together. After an exciting day, you'll eagerly anticipate the next part of this unforgettable journey through the soul of Assam.

Your day begins in Guwahati, and you drive to Kaziranga, passing through lovely villages and beautiful countryside. As the sun sets, you embark on an exciting Jeep Safari in Kaziranga National Park, a highlight of your Northeast road trip. Explore the wild terrain, listen to the forest's sounds, and spot rhinoceros, elephants, and exotic birds. Afterward, return to your accommodation with thrilling tales of your adventure to share with each other.

Bid farewell to the lush embrace of Kaziranga and set off on an exciting drive to the captivating haven of Majuli as part of your carefully crafted Northeast road trip itinerary. Notice how the ever-changing landscape forms a beautiful backdrop as you drive. Arriving in Majuli is like stepping into a world where time stands still. Treat yourself to an authentic Majuli thali and local rice beer, creating memorable experiences. Explore the island's skilled artisans, especially the mask makers who have passed down their craft through generations. It's like you're traveling back in time.

As the sun bathes the landscape in gold, excitement fills the air for an unforgettable day. Leaving Majuli behind, you'll take the wheel of your 4x4 and drive for Ziro with the coolest convoy. The road winds through lush green meadows and as you conquer unpredictable terrains and river crossings, you'll feel the thrill of being part of this expedition increasing tenfold.

As the convoy hits the road again, the engine's roar mirrors your excitement. With each passing mile, the Northeast drive gets more thrilling - the wind in your hair, the engine's hum, and the sense of adventure making you feel truly alive. Every twist and turn uncovers a new part of Ziro's beauty – from whispering waterfalls to ancient forests. As the day unfolds, you'll meet Ziro's Apatani Tribe, known for their warm smiles and vibrant traditions. Whether you're chatting with locals or enjoying local food, every moment becomes a precious memory.

As you drive from Ziro to Balipara, you'll realize that every mile is an adventure, every bend a test of your limits on this particular stretch of the route. With each push of the pedal, the engine's hum amplifies the thrill. Leaving Ziro behind, you'll conquer the road less traveled, and Balipara will be your tranquil oasis at the end of the journey.

Prepare to fall in love with the simple yet captivating charm of Balipara! Your cozy haven at The Wild Mahseer, nestled within a lush tea estate, awaits you. Today, take it easy and enjoy in-house activities like the Botanic Trail, cycling, or a visit to the main bungalow. In the evening, immerse yourself in the lush tea estate, where the bushes stretch out like a vibrant green carpet. As you breathe in the earthy fragrance, watch the rhythmic plucking of tea leaves, a mesmerizing and skillful tradition. This authentic experience will be a highlight of your road trip to northeast India. Don't forget to explore the local handicraft shops, where vibrant textiles, intricate pottery, and delicate jewelry reveal the region's rich heritage, offering you a glimpse into its cultural treasures.

When you embark on the road from Balipara to Dirang, you're in for a thrilling adventure. Picture yourself winding through lush hills, where emerald forests touch the sky, creating a mesmerizing experience for your Northeast drive. As you reach Dirang, the serene aura calls for a pause to soak in the gentle river's melody. The excitement of the journey will imprint unforgettable memories in your soul, making this a must-do on your Northeast India road trip for breathtaking vistas and a touch of adventure.

As you navigate the meandering paths that will lead you to Tawang, the anticipation will only get heightened with every turn. The air grows crisper, and the altitude climbs, seemingly carrying you closer to the ether above. We make a quick tea/coffee halt at Jaswantgarh Memorial. Along the way, another mandatory halt awaits at the renowned Sela Pass, nestled at a staggering altitude of 13,700ft where time seems to stand still. The scenery defies description - snow-capped peaks majestically pierce the sky, while pristine lakes mirror the cerulean heavens. As you conquer this high-altitude route in your 4x4, remember that the destination is just as extraordinary as the path you tread.

Tawang lived in the shadows of the Indo-China War for decades before reclaiming its prominence as a land known for peace, ethereal beauty, and Buddhist culture. You’ll begin your day with a visit to the Chagzam Bridge, a significant stop on the Northeast road trip itinerary. Later we witness the magnificent Tawang Monastery, where you can immerse yourself in the serene ambiance, surrounded by intricately carved pillars and fluttering prayer flags, while the scent of incense wafts through the air. As the sun dips below the horizon, the War Memorial springs to life in a dazzling display of light and sound, recounting tales of valor and sacrifice of our brave soldiers that resonate through the ages.

As you traverse the breathtaking route to Tezpur, nestled within your sturdy 4x4 vehicle, you’ll realize how the excitement of this drive lies not only in the distance covered but in the landscapes conquered. Leaving Tawang behind, the roads will take you through the undulating terrain of Arunachal Pradesh as you traverse into a different state. Amidst this breathtaking journey, the Nuranang Waterfall will beckon you closer. To witness its cascading magnificence is an experience on its own which is why it’s a popular halt point on this Northeast India road trip. Ascending heights, descending valleys, and maneuvering through turns become a testament to your passion for the road.

As you set forth on a scenic drive to Umiam, a heart-pounding journey of conquering serpentine roads awaits. The excitement of the ride amplifies with every twist and turn, the engine’s roar harmonizing with the rustling leaves and distant bird calls. Nestled amidst nature’s splendor, take in the breathtaking views of the Umiam Lake, its tranquil waters reflecting the azure sky. Engage in a relaxing day - perhaps a lakeside picnic, a leisurely stroll, or simply lounging by the water’s edge, letting the day’s adventures melt away. The day is the perfect blend of heart-racing escapade and soothing reprieve.

The day starts with an adrenaline-infused drive from the Umiam to Cherrapunji, an exhilarating leg of this self-drive Northeast road trip. The lush, rolling hills of Meghalaya act as a cradle embracing your heart and soul. As the engine roars and the tires grip the earth, you’ll find your adrenaline hiking. Dawki will welcome you with its crystal-clear Umngot River. The mystical experience of gliding upon its transparent waters is a bucket list adventure for many. Afterward, Mawlynnong, often dubbed ‘Asia’s Cleanest Village,’ awaits your eager steps. The vibrant gardens, bamboo bridges, and awe-inspiring living root bridges will transport you into a different world altogether. Before making your final halt of the day at Cherrapunji, today’s drive is all about truly living and breathing the magic of Meghalaya and it’s one you’ll treasure forever.

As the sun casts its golden glow upon the emerald landscapes, you’ll set out on a journey that transcends mere exploration - The Living Root Bridge Trek. The path winds through lush jungles and mist-kissed valleys. The very air, crisp and invigorating, carries the promise of hidden marvels ahead. The bridge is meticulously nurtured by many generations of the Khasi Tribe. It showcases the artistry of intertwining roots that have been sculpted into nature’s very own masterpiece. With each step, you’ll tread upon history and legacy, feeling the echoes of those who have walked this path before. The trek is a stimulating experience that will ignite your love for nature.

The day calls for some more exploration. As you let the exhilaration of the open road take hold, the winding paths will lead you to Nohkalikai Falls. Next, you’ll venture into the mysterious depths of the Mawsmai Caves, where ancient rock formations and intricate passageways unveil secrets of the Earth’s history. Afterward, you’ll bid farewell to Cherrapunji and proceed to Guwahati, but the enthralling journey ahead only promises to be as breathtaking as the destinations you leave behind. The convoy will traverse along serpentine roads that offer breathtaking views of mist-kissed mountains and dense forests for one last time.

As the Northeast expedition comes to an end, you’ll realize how some journeys are not just about reaching a destination but relishing every moment. Bid farewell to your fellow travelers who were with you on this pulse-quickening drive of a lifetime.

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Begin your Northeastern road trip in the vibrant city of Guwahati, which offers the convenience of an accessible airport.

The best time to visit this region is from March to June which marks the beginning of the summer season in the North East and the climate becomes very pleasant.

The Kaziranga National Park, Ziro Valley, Tawang Monastery & Mawlynnong are some of the must-visit destinations in this region.

The lush green drive from Majuli to Ziro is one of the most exciting driving routes for this region.

Once you book your seat with Adventures Overland, we will take care of all the luxury hotel accommodations for you.

Safety takes precedence when embarking on a journey with Adventures Overland, India’s premium road trip company, as you travel in a convoy of 4X4 vehicles.


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Adventures Overland’s Self-Drive Northeast India Road Trips

Adventures Overland, a pioneer in organizing self-drive road trips, invites intrepid explorers to delve into mesmerizing landscapes through meticulously crafted Northeast tour packages.

This extraordinary self-drive Northeast India road trip spans over 16 days, promising an unparalleled blend of adrenaline-pumping drives and profound cultural immersion.

The adventure commences in Guwahati, Assam, a gateway to the soul-stirring beauty of the Northeast, as part of this remarkable Northeast India road trip. Here, travelers are welcomed with open arms, ready to be cast under Guwahati’s spell, marking the advent of an unforgettable experience.

Highlights of the Northeast Road Trip:

The itinerary then charts a course to Kaziranga, a destination steeped in natural wonder, a highlight of the Northeast road trip itinerary. Travelers traverse through quaint villages and verdant countryside, catching glimpses of Assam’s untouched beauty. The day’s adventure reaches its pinnacle with an exhilarating Jeep Safari through the Kaziranga National Park, a must-experience facet of this Northeast India road trip. Witnessing the majestic one-horned rhinoceros, elephants, and exotic birds in their natural habitat adds an element of thrill and awe to this leg of the journey.

Bid farewell to the lush embrace of Kaziranga and set forth towards the captivating haven of Majuli—an essential stop on any comprehensive Northeast India road trip route map. This leg of the trip offers a scenic journey, showcasing the changing landscape as a perfect backdrop. Majuli, an island frozen in time, beckons travelers with its authentic thali and the mesmerizing artistry of the island’s artisans, the skillful mask makers. Their craft, passed down through generations, narrates a story that transcends time.

The expedition continues towards Ziro, accompanied by a sense of anticipation and excitement, making Ziro an indispensable part of the Northeast India road trip itinerary. Travelers navigate through lush green meadows, becoming a part of an extraordinary convoy, crossing borders and rugged terrains. Ziro’s splendor unfolds with each passing mile, revealing cascading waterfalls, ancient forests, and the warm embrace of the Apatani Tribe. Every nook and corner becomes a treasure trove of memories in this picturesque valley.

As the expedition unfolds, the road curves through undulating terrains from Balipara to Dirang, a vital stretch of any well-planned road trip to northeast India. This leg offers captivating vistas and the melody of flowing water, inviting travelers to navigate through it. The journey to Tawang is filled with anticipation, climbing altitudes, and breathtaking landscapes—a quintessential aspect of any Northeast India tour package. The renowned Sela Pass, standing tall at 13,700ft, leaves travelers in awe with its majestic snow-capped peaks and pristine lakes.

In Tawang, travelers delve deeper into the region’s Buddhist culture and history, an enriching cultural experience on this self-drive road trip to the Northeast. A visit to the Chagzam Bridge and the magnificent Tawang Monastery provides a serene experience, surrounded by intricately carved pillars and fluttering prayer flags.

The adventure continues towards Tezpur, navigating diverse landscapes and experiencing the unique charm of Arunachal Pradesh, a pivotal part of any comprehensive Northeast India road trip. The journey from Umiam to Cherrapunji is an adrenaline-fueled adventure, punctuated by breathtaking stops at Dawki and Mawlynnong, showcasing the enchanting beauty of Meghalaya, a must-visit on any well-rounded Northeast tour package.

Cherrapunji offers a transformative trek to the Living Root Bridge, an awe-inspiring masterpiece nurtured by generations of the Khasi Tribe. Travelers walk this path, treading upon history and legacy, feeling the echoes of those who have walked before. This trek stands as an emblematic activity of this enthralling Northeast India road trip.

The expedition concludes as travelers bid farewell to Cherrapunji and proceed to Guwahati, tracing their way along serpentine roads, offering breathtaking views of mist-kissed mountains and dense forests for one last time. The adventure comes to a close in Guwahati, leaving travelers with an indelible connection to the beauty and diversity of our country, a fitting conclusion to this exceptional Northeast road trip.

An expedition that lets you explore the culture of Northeast India

Embarking on this self-drive road trip with Adventures Overland offers a transformative journey through nature’s wonders and cultural richness, where every twist and turn of the road becomes an invitation to unravel the soul-stirring charm of the Northeast. With a trusty 4×4 as their companion, travelers conquer diverse terrains, forging an enduring connection with the essence of this captivating part of the country. Join the convoy, and let the adventure rewrite the very fabric of your travel story—a quintessential feature of any well-organized Northeast tour package.


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