The North Eastern state of India’s Assam is covered in-depth by this cruise. Explore fewer traveled areas of India that are off the beaten path. Witness its untouched natural beauty and fauna firsthand.
On this 11-day trip, see the highlights of Assam, including the old capital of the Ahom monarchs at Sibsagar, where you can also have lunch at an Assamese tea farm. Before reaching Kaziranga National Park, your excursions will take you to the Hindu monasteries of Majuli Island. You will spend two days discovering the wonders that Kazaringa, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has to offer.
Visit the park’s western and seldom-visited eastern ranges for elephant and jeep safaris to see the water buffalo, deer, rhinoceros, and elephants that live there.
Explore the temples in Tezpur and Madan Kamdev, then stop by a settlement of silk weavers in Sualkuchi. You may also look for souvenirs at the neighborhood markets in Guwahati and take a bike rickshaw to Cole Park to see its collection of medieval stone carvings. The river trip also offers the incredible chance to spend two full days cruising this spectacular river, enjoying the ever-changing scenery from the comfort of the sundeck.
Day 1 Dibrugarh
When you get to Dibrugarh, someone will be there to meet you and take you to the ship. Your cabin, which will serve as your home away from home for the next ten nights, should be settled into and unpacked.
Day 2 Sabsagar
You will go on a road trip today to Sibsagar, which was formerly the capital of Assam and had palaces of distinction and temples with stupa-like profiles that were built by the Ahom kings of that region.
A traditional Assamese tea estate will serve as the setting for lunch. When you get back to the ship, take a three-hour sail to Majuli Island, which is reputed to be the biggest river island on the planet.
Day 3 Majuli Island
Today, visit Majuli Island, where distinctive Hindu monasteries known for their dance drama performances are located. After visiting the Auniati monastery, you can watch a dance performance at the Kamalabari monastery in the late afternoon.
Day 4 Kaziranga
Mostly spent cruising, with a brief halt to explore a riverside tribal community. As the boat travels downstream, unwind on board and take in the constantly changing scenery. The Kaziranga National Park will be visible by the afternoon.
Day 5 Kaziranga
Arrive this morning at the Ahom-period temple in the small village of Vishwanath. Before continuing the journey down to the moor in Silghat, have a stroll ashore. After that, disembark and have a jeep trip into Kaziranga National Park’s Western Range for your first safari.
Day 6 Kaziranga
At Kaziranga, begin the day with an early-morning elephant safari. The park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to more than 1,000 rhinos, is the best location in the world to view these majestic animals.
Elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer all call it home. Drive to Kaziranga’s lesser-known Eastern Range in the afternoon for another jeep safari.
Day 7 Tezpur
Enjoy a leisurely morning of cruising before docking at Tezpur. After lunch on board, disembark to visit the Da Parbatia temple ruins and take a cycle rickshaw through the neighborhood bazaars to Cole Park, where there is a collection of ancient stone carvings.
Day 8 Ganesh Pahar
Today, unwind and take in a full day of river sailing. On the sundeck, take in the sight as it changes and becomes fully present in your surroundings.
Day 9 Guwahati
Cruise for a morning before arriving in Guwahati and anchoring in front of the city. Before traveling to the stunning Madan Kamdev temple ruins to view their sexual carvings, climb the stairs to the Aswaklanta temple.
Day 10 Sualkuchi
Visit a weaving workshop in Sualkuchi and step ashore to learn more about the entire silk production process. Later, take a tour of Guwahati’s attractions. Visit the sad Commonwealth War Graves, the museum, and the neighborhood bazaars, in addition to the Kamakhya Temple.
Day 11 Guwahati
Today is the last day of your Brahmaputra cruise. Arrive at the airport for your final departure in the morning after disembarking.