Brahmaputra River Cruise
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Brief

Taking a river cruise down the mighty Brahmaputra River located in the north eastern Indian state of Assam is a thrilling experience which takes you back in time and offers travellers a chance to explore the beautiful landscapes and sceneries that the place has to offers.
Most of the voyages are operated by the Assam Bengal Navigation Company and are definitely not meant for those that do not like adventure. The vessels operated by this touring organization can accommodate close to 20 passengers at one go as they come with well-equipped cabins.

 

Voyages usually extend up to 10 nights at a time. However, the cruises often provide meals as well as on-shore excursions. The Brahmaputra cruises usually operate between various sections of the river which can become like a vast inland sea during the monsoons. Certain sections also expand in width to around 25 kilometres. 

 
Travel Tips

Travellers are advised to embark on such a journey either during the monsoons or the winter months as the scenery and lush greenery looks absolutely spectacular during that time.



When to visit

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Route/ Place

The common route would have to be from Silghat to Sibsagar, and will usually include a visit to Majuli Island, which is widely regarded as the world’s largest river island. It is a remote stretch of water offering travellers views of lush jungle and barren stretches of sand and rice paddies. 

AN 8-day tour would usually include travelling through Mishing villages where the Europeans are still a novelty.

 
Things To View

It also includes visits to the surrounding ancient temples and monasteries, while witnessing monks dancing and playing musical instruments. A drive through the famous Kaziringa National Park is also a highlight where one can catch a glimpse of horned rhinos, elephants, water buffalo, hog deer and langur monkeys, among other animals in the vicinity.

 
Places to Stay

 
How to Reach

  • The main airport in Assam would have to be Borjhar airport which is around 25 kms fro Guwahati.
  • It has a well-connected train network that has direct train services from all major Indian cities.
  • Assam is accessible by road from neighbouring areas. It also has a number of National highways.

 
Contacts

ASSAM BENGAL NAVIGATION CO.
 

3rd Floor, Dirang Arcade 
GNB Road Chandmari 
Guwahati 781 003 
Assam, India 

Tel: + 91(0) 361 266 7871, 72, 73 
+91 - 9207042330, 31 

Fax: +91(0) 361 2609446 

E-mail: sales@assambengal.in
Website: www.assambengalnavigation.com