Dree Festival Tour

Immerse Yourself in the Heartbeat of Culture, Spirits, and Islands! A Must for Photography Enthusiasts!

Dree Festival Extravaganza

Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey this July, as we dive headfirst into the vibrant tapestry of the Dree Festival. This celebration is not just an event; it’s a pulsating tribute to the Apatani way of life. It’s a time when culture, heritage, local spirits, and the enchantment of river islands converge in an explosion of color and energy, making it an absolute must for all you photography aficionados out there.

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Dree Festival

Dree Festival


Arrive in Guwahati by air/train. Drive straight to Eco Camp, near the Assam Arunachal Pradesh border. The eco-camp has comfortable double-bedded tents with a thatched roof canopy. Later, walk on the banks of river Jia Bharali which flows near your camp. Overnight in the center.

Tea garden stroll

Early Morning goes for a walk along the nearby village. After breakfast, start your drive to Ziro. Check into Ziro Valley Resort or similar. En route visit Nyishi villages that you would cross along the way. Evening time permitting visit the local market in Ziro. Dinner and overnight.

Access to the festival ground

Early Morning, go for a walk to the nearby villages in Ziro. This provides a good opportunity for capturing the people as they go about preparing for the festival. After breakfast, we will drive to the main venue of the festival where all Apatanis gather for their celebration in their traditional attires. Spend the day at the festival venue exploring local traditions, cuisine, and handicrafts

Explore Nyishi Villages enroute Ziro

Spend your whole day in the festival celebration visiting villages, exploring tribal lifestyle and festival culture.

Interact with the Apatani Tribes of Ziro

After breakfast, drive down to Dhunaguri Ghat (river bank) to cross the mighty Brahmaputra towards Majuli. The crossing of the river will be by small country boats which is always an experience over the river. You will be passing through areas with fields on all sides, fishermen fishing in the rivers, and a sunset on the horizon which makes Majuli a delight. On arrival, check into traditional Mishing village Huts.

Visit to one of biggest river island Majuli

After breakfast, spend your day exploring the island, visiting ‘satras’ – monasteries, and interacting with the monks. A walk through the village opens up a whole world of photography opportunities while the Monks in the sastras introduce you to the way of life on the Island. Afternoon we will visit the Mishing tribal villages.

Monks of Majuli River Island

Post breakfast, we will take a ferry across the Brahmaputra River to Jorhat. On arrival Check into a hotel/tea estate. The afternoon goes for a tea tour in a nearby tea garden and makes use of this opportunity to encounter the famous tea-growing region of India. Later walk around Jorhat town. Overnight

Arival in Dibrugarh to visit the tea gardens

Transfer to Jorhat airport for onward journey.

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Your Journey Awaits Dive into the whirlwind of the Dree Festival and beyond. This is your chance to immortalize the hues of culture, spirits, and river islands. As the dates unfold from July 3rd to July 10th, 2019, mark your place in this symphony of adventure.

Are you ready to turn each click into a memory? The Dree Festival Adventure awaits!

Unveiling the Essence of Dree Festival 

In the heart of July, the Dree Festival bursts to life, an ode to the Apatani’s deep connection to agriculture. Witness the captivating spectacle as prayers ascend to the Four Gods – Tamu, Harniang, Metii, and Danyi – beseeching them for a bounteous harvest. Ancestral rituals come alive with offerings of fowls, eggs, and animals. Your senses will be captivated by the tantalizing aroma of rice and millet beer, harmonizing with the rhythm of traditional songs and dances that sweep through the air.

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Embrace the Dazzling Dree Festival  The pinnacle of your journey arrives as you step into the heart of the Dree Festival itself. Immerse yourself in a whirlwind of traditional finery, mouthwatering delicacies, and masterful handicrafts. Each moment is an opportunity to freeze time through your lens, capturing the essence of a celebration that’s been passed down through generations. Let the vivacity of this day-long festival infuse your spirit with a whole new appreciation for the art of celebration.

Details of the tour

  • Airport pick up & transfers in Air Conditioned Vehicles
  • All accommodation in double/twin share rooms
  • Meals inclusive as per request or else breakfast only
  • Travel Insurance for Domestic Travelers with terms and conditions 
  • Access to the festival ground
  • Permits for Arunachal Pradesh
  • Short tea garden tour
  • Ferry transfers and charges inclusive
  • Escort/guide throughout.
  • Not Included Air/train fare Entry fees at monuments, museums, Leisure Park
  • Tips, drinks, laundry Insurance, telephone charge
  • Camera fees, if any
  • Gratuities
  • Any other services which is not mentioned in the ‘includes column’

Celebrated during July, the festival is a celebration of the agricultural way of life for the Apatanis. Prayers are offered to please the 4 Gods – Tamu, Harniang, Metii, and Danyi to bring in a bountiful harvest season. Fowls, eggs, and animals are sacrificed as part of the ritual. It is also marked by big community feasts served with delicious rice / millet beer. Traditional songs and dances are displayed as part of the celebrations. This day long festival is an occasion where womenfolk brew wine and visit homes of their relatives and present them wine as a symbol of love and affection.