Brahmaputra River Cruise Tour
Luxury nature tour by the river cruise in the Assam state of India, which is proudly famous for Kaziranga National Park, the home of majestic one-horned rhinos. From the deck of a luxurious river cruise on the Brahmaputra river, you can enjoy the natural beauty of wildlife. On Majuli river island, you will meet the yarn worker Mishing tribal ladies and also enjoy the safari in Kaziranga National Park. A great experience of India's largest tea gardens and interact with the people working in it.
Day 01: Arrival and welcome
On arrival assistance on Kolkata airport and transfer to the hotel. In 17th Kolkata was a village and in British rule, it becomes the main center of commerce for eastbound ships. Calcutta today shows the Bengali cultural heritage's rich diversity.
Day 02: Tour of Kolkata City
Today the local sightseeing of Kolkata. After breakfast, visit Victoria Memorial the greatest landmark of British rule. This tremendous piece of architecture is a combination of classical European architecture with Mughal influence. The statues, portraits, paintings and other artifacts tell about the story of the British Empire at its peak. Then visit Botanical Gardens on the west bank of the Hooghly river, the 273-acre park was set up in 1787 by Col Kyd of the East India Company. Later visit Missionary of Charity, Set up in 1953 by Mother Teresa. Its the place where her body was laid to last rest.
Day 03: Kolkata - Jorhat
This morning transfer to Kolkata airport to board the flight for Jorhat. Upon arrival at Jorhat, board the cruise.
Day 04: Kaziranga National Park
Early in the morning leave the cruise for the safari of Kaziranga National Park. Where you can see the one-horned rhinos in elephant grass-covered land. After this exclusive safari, return on the cruise and continue to enjoy the wildlife along cruising along the Brahmaputra. Afternoon arrives at Vishnawath town which is famous for the ancient temple of Lord Shiva. Have some good time in the exploration of town before return to the cruise. Then continue along waterway keep an eye on the sight of wild elephant and then in the evening watch the sunset over the river and its islands.
Day 05: Kaziranga National Park
Today at leisure on the river for admiring the landscapes around the river with chatting other travelers. It could be a great chance for spotting the Ganga river diolefins. These diolefins can only survive in freshwater and often seen in small groups. Late afternoon cruise reaches a picturesque place to moor for the night called Dhansiri Mukh, where the Brahmaputra and the Dhansiri Rivers meet.
Day 06: Kaziranga national park
Today after breakfast disembark from the cruise and have a jeep ride into Kaziranga's eastern range. Due to very few visitors at this is an excellent place for wildlife sightseeing. Because of silent grassland, this place favored by rhinos, wild buffalo and herds of elephants. This part is also a spectacular birdlife region, where you can see crested serpent eagle, the Pallas fishing eagle, and the grey-headed fishing eagle, swamp partridge, bar-headed goose, whistling teal, the Bengal florican, storks, herons, and even pelicans can be seen circling the riverbeds. Afternoon returns to the cruise and spends the rest of the time onboard at your leisure.
Day 07: Jorhat
You'll enjoy a full day sailing at your leisure along the river this day. Walkthrough one of the local villages and take a short walk through the surrounding countryside. From there, you'll go back to the boat and relax onboard the night.
Day 08: Majuli island
You'll arrive on Majuli Island's shores this morning. Because of changes in the course by the Brahmaputra river and its tributaries, primarily the Lohit, the island was formed. For the past five hundred years, Majuli has been the cultural capital and cradle of Assamese culture, and today you will have the opportunity to explore the island's rural life. Majuli is a handicraft hub and is now hosting an annual festival celebrating its unique culture. Discover the art of making pottery without using a hammer. Pottery is made of beaten clay in Majuli and burned in fired kilns of driftwood. For hundreds of years, these same techniques are applied and developed by the ancient Harappan Civilization for the first time. Masks are a big part of the cultural scene of Majuli and you will meet the artisans who make them out of clay, bamboo, and cloth. You will also visit the Vaishnavite monasteries while on the island and learn about the local people's religious life. You will be able to watch a traditional dance show at the Kamalbari monastery.
Return to the ship and cross over on the mainland to Neamati Ghat. You're going to dock here to spend the night at leisure.
Day 09: Sibsagar
Get off the cruise in the morning to pay a visit to the local tea estate Horu Charai. With a qualified guide, you can visit the estate to learn everything about the different steps in the tea production process. You'll have the opportunity to sample the teas after exploring the verdant fields and relax with commanding views of the surrounding landscape. You must ride from there to the town of Sibsagar, once the seat of Assam's Ahom rulers. They governed the state until the mid-1820s for more than 700 years. Their styles of art and architecture are a combination of Indian and Southeast Asian practices, with stupa-like temples and decorated palaces. With a local guide, you can visit the area, take in the highlights and learn about the unusual mix of cultures that exists here. You'll head back to the boat in the afternoon and spend the night on deck at your leisure.
Day 10: Dibrugarh
Spend your last morning on the deck relaxing and enjoying breakfast on the water with your fellow passengers. Then the ship will dock and you will leave on your journey with all your luggage. Travel northeast along the banks of the river Brahmaputra to Dibrugarh, one of the region's major cities.
Day 11: Dibrugarh
After breakfast the city tour of Dibrugarh. Dibrugarh is widely known as Assam's tea city because of the large number of tea gardens spread throughout the state. You can just stroll around local market places to experience the city at a smooth pace and try some popular Assamese cuisine at a nearby joint. Visit Haaj-Paar, a small women's weaving center where you'd learn how traditional mekhla chadars are woven in different designs. They also produce sarees that are unique to Assam from both muga and paat silk. You can also visit one of the tea gardens and learn about tea-how it is grown, how it is produced, and how it is good. Visit one of the city's outskirts tea plantations. You'll have the opportunity to visit the plantation and its neighboring facility, talk about the tea making process with the staff, and even sample some of the items on your own. You can also take a stroll through the tea fields if you like and enjoy amazing views of the surrounding countryside.
Day 12: Dibrugarh
Free day in Dibrugarh Spend a day at leisure in Dibrugarh's green tea fields. You can take a walk through the nearby fields, coordinate with your lodge events or simply relax with a freshly brewed cup of local tea. Of course, if the idea of a free day is a bit overwhelming, our local experts will be on hand to give you a little more structure with tips, advice and exclusive tours. These may involve trips to nearby villages and complexes of temples.
Day 13: Dibrugarh – Delhi via Guwahati by flight
Shared transfers this morning to Dibrugarh Airport to board the Delhi flight. Where you board your flight home with sweet memories of your life.
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.