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India is a country of vast contrasts and incredible diversity, a holiday in India is truly a one of a kind experience. This is a country that will inspire and shock, surprise and confront, all in one day.
The mighty Brahmaputra river in Northern India originates high in the Himalayas before flowing through the scenic Assam Valley where UNESCO protected national parks and remote rural communities provide the traveller with the most wonderful and authentic expedition.
During our 8-day cruise you will enjoy safaris by small boat, jeep and even elephant in search of the Greater One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros and Indian tiger. With fascinating visits to ‘Mishing’ people who live on the world’s largest river island, tea plantations and many exotic Satras to explore, your Assam adventure will leave lifetime-lasting memories.
Today you will visit the KamaKhya Temple, devoted to the goddess of desire.
Later embark on your ship and set sail passing Peacock Island, famous for the endangered Golden Langur.
Enjoy an evening welcome dinner.
Spend the day enjoying the stunning natural scenery and wildlife of the Brahmaputra River. Observe river dolphins and birds of prey as we pass uninhabited islands and the fragile communities that live here. After tea enjoy a talk on ‘The River Brahmaputra and the tribal life that exists alongside’.
Pass Tezpur and a gigantic 3 Km long arched bridge arriving at Silghat, where you will enjoy an excursion through stunning countryside to a tea estate and factory producing the famous Assam tea.
Your expedition starts today with a visit to the UNESCO accredited Kaziranga National Park. There you will enjoy a safari on elephant searching for the elusive Greater One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros and Indian tiger. Continue to Bagori, where by open jeep you will further explore the wildlife of this magnificent park.
Later, travel to Biswanath Ghat and discover the charming village by small boat where women weave colourful traditional handicrafts by the riverside.
After more dramatic scenic cruising, take a boat safari on the Eastern range of Kaziranga where River Dhansiri and River Brahmaputra meet. Here, observe wildlife at its most natural including pied kingfishers, eagles, vultures, water buffalos, monitor lizards and otters. Dinner is enjoyed al fresco on a deserted island.
Today you will visit a local village on what is the world’s largest river island and home to the ethnic ‘Mishing’ people. Here, women weave on hand-looms to create characterful costumes and enjoy a demonstration of a Dhoti & Chaddor - traditional dresses for the men and women of the Mishing communities.
Arrive at the ancient town of Majuli and explore the impressive Satras dating back to the 15th century. With a total area of 1250 sq. km, Majuli is the world's largest river island. The Satras of Majuli are the centres of knowledge of the Neo-Vaishnavite culture and tradition.
Continue to Sibsagar, capital of the Tai-speaking Ahoms who came from Yunan and China in the 13th Century AD. Explore the Shiva Dol, built in 1734, the highest Shiva temple in India. Complete your day with an insight into the making of Assam tea from a tea estate family.
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport.
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7 nights aboard your Cruise Ship. All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us. Upgrades are available for this itinerary.
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Our itinerary starts on October 2019 as new ship departures.
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"We very much enjoyed our trip to India - all the arrangements went perfectly, the hotels were excellent and the drivers/guides were good, friendly, helpful and always on time. The highlights for me were our tiger safaris, for which I feel very privileged and will never forget. In total we saw 6 tigers, a pretty good score. In Jim Corbett we had 2 safaris and saw 2 tigers on the 1st safaris. Thank you very much for organising such an excellent trip for us. " — Mr and Mrs Kirby, Dorset UK, April 2019