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Brahmaputra River Cruise

12 Nights & 13 Days

Overview

This cruise is perhaps the most ideal introduction to the Brahmaputra and its rich river plans. Finish the trip with a visit to the Kaziranga National Park, the highlight of any visit to Assam. It also includes the rarely – visited Nameri National Park, a visit to a tea garden, and a trip through the bazaars of Tezpur on cycle rickshaws.

Top Places

Kolkata | Guwahati – Kurua | Khirakata | Tullugaon | Tezpur | Nameri National Park | Kaziranga National Park | Jorhat | Guwahati or Tezpur or Jorhat/ Kolkata

Highlights

Howrah Bridge | Victoria Memorial | Kamkhya Temple | Tullugaon | Nameri National Park | Kaziranga National Park



Kolkata / Day 1 - 2

Arrive in Kolkata. After breakfast visit the famous Jain Temples of Kolkata and The Howard Bridge, a cantilevered bridge, also known as Rabindra Setu. This is similar in size to the Sydney Harbour Bridge but carries a flow of traffic which Sydney could never dream of. It is the busiest bridge in the world. Later […]
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Guwahati – Kurua / Day 3

After breakfast transfer to the airport and fly to Guwahati, where you will be met by a representative and taken on a short sightseeing tour of the city. Drive up Nilachal Hill to see the holy Kamakhya temple. With its tantric rites and animal sacrifice, the more squeamish may prefer to content themselves with the […]
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Khirakata / Day 4

The day is spent mostly cruising upstream with jungle-covered hills rising on either side, often battling against strong currents. We have time though to pause and visit the north bank village of Khirakata, with its lush green fields of vegetables and corn.
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Tullugaon / Day 5

Leaving the hills behind, we enjoy our first taste of the wilderness experience and sand banks like icebergs on either side. We visit Tullugaon, another bankside village with large sugarcane plantations. We shall see weavers at work in their homes, as well as the production of jaggery out of sugar cane juice. We moor for […]
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Tezpur / Day 6

We cruise on to reach Tezpur, where after lunch we visit the 6th century Da Parbatia temple ruins with a beautifully carved portal, then explore the town by cycle rickshaw, stopping at Cole Park with medieval stone carvings saved from sites all over the region, and passing the bungalow once lived in by Alexander Bruce, […]
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Nameri National Park / Day 7

After an early breakfast we drive for some two hours to the Nameri National Park at the foot of the blue hills of Arunachal Pradesh, the old North East Frontier. Here we take a boat trip of around two hours down the Jia Bhoreli River through the park, with excellent birdwatching opportunities (look out for […]
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Kaziranga National Park / Day 8

We continue upstream, passing below a seemingly endless new bridge across the vast width of the river bed, to moor at Steemer Ghat,  a lovely beach backed by jungle-covered hills. In the afternoon we drive to Kaziranga’s Western Range for a jeep safari and to scan the wilderness from an observation tower. Kaziranga is a […]
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Jorhat / Day 9

Disembark pre-dawn and drive to Kaziranga’s Central Range for an early morning elephant ride, the best way to get really close to the rhino and other animals. After breakfast at a lodge, we drive to a Mising tribal village, their distinctive houses raised on piles, then visit a nearby tea garden to see how tea […]
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Guwahati or Tezpur or Jorhat/ Kolkata / Day 10 - 11

An early start for the 4 hour drives back to Guwahati airport, or alternatively we can arrange 40 minute transfer to Tezpur airport or 2 ½ hrs transfer to Jorhat airport. Fly to Kolkata. Onward flight.
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