The Brahmaputra, as the river is known in Assam, originated in Tibet. It flows through the breadths of Assam & joins the Bay of Bengal through Bangladesh.
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The Brahmaputra, as the river is known in Assam, originated in Tibet. It flows through the breadths of Assam & joins the Bay of Bengal through Bangladesh. The true source of the Brahmaputra lies in the ranges of the Chemayungdung mountains, some sixty miles south east of mount Kailash, being Indiaís most sacred mountain, revered as the home of Lord Shiva, one of the three main Gods of the Hindus. The Brahmaputra or Lohit (Red River) is known as Tamchok or Horse River in Western Tibet, the Tsangpo in central and eastern Tibet, the Siang in Arunachal Pradesh, the Jamuna, the Padma and finally the Meghna during its course in Bangladesh. In total the Brahmaputra covers some 1800 miles from its origin till the end.
The Brahmaputra is considered as tears in the monsoons as it creates havoc. At the same time it brings in prosperity to the land. One way itís the life line of North East India.
It was this Brahmaputra that decided the fate of Assam with the great battle of Saraighat being fought on this river at Guwahati on March 1671 between the invading Mughal forces of Emperor Aurangzeb from Delhi under the command of Rajput King Of Amber Raja Ram Singh & the defending Ahom forces, under Ahom commander in chief Lachit Barphukan. The defeat of the Mughal forces permanently sealed any major expedition and thus Assam survived from coming under the Mughal rule. Cruising down the mighty river Brahmaputra is a life time experience even for the locals of Assam. Until our arrival, cruising on the mighty river was out of reach for many who remained high and dry. Now you can make a choice-----either take the smaller vessel if you have a low budget or if you have a good budget you take the bigger vessel where you will get more space and attached bath. But, it does not unnecessarily mean that there is lack of quality and comfort in the smaller vessel. We maintain high standards in both the vessels making your tours with us an unforgettable experience. Enjoy this life time experience and go back home and tell your friends to experience the same once in the life time!
The river liner is a 44 m long flat-bottomed low draft vessel powered by three marine engines. There are 14 spacious twin bedded fully air-conditioned Guest Cabins with en-suite shower and W.C. The floors of the vessel are at split-level and are having the hull, main deck, lower lobby, upper lobby, large main sundeck and upper sundeck. 12 guest cabins are in the main deck and 2 are in the sundeck level. The bar and dinning are in the upper lobby with full height glass windows at the rear while the lounge bar is on the main deck in the front. There is a large amphitheatre in the hull with a bar for enriching tour lectures and audio visuals. All guest areas are fully air-conditioned along with the guest cabins. The vessel also houses a Jacuzzi in the upper sundeck for added pleasure to the guests.
All chairs and sun loungers on board are comfortable and are mostly made of processed bamboo. The chairs in the guest cabins along the large picture windows for relaxing in privacy are equally cozy and comfortable.
A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.
- All transfers, accommodations on twin sharing, meals, cruising charges, safari charges, entry fees, ferry charges, guide charges, driver charges etc.
- Camera fees, Any Insurance Cover, Expenses arising out of sudden extension of the tour due to natural calamities or political strike, Service tax to Govt. of India @ 2.575% and any expenses of personal nature such as tips, alcoholic beverages etc.
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|Upon arrival at Guwahati airport, you will be welcomed by our tour manager. Later transfer to Silghat by road (3 hours). Embark on the vessel by evening at Silghat. Briefing for the next day, dinner and overnight onboard at Silghat.|
|Early in the morning we drive to UNESCO World Heritage Site Kaziranga National Park for an exciting elephant safari in the central range of the park. The great Indian one-horned Rhinos are easy to see. After an hourís safari we have our breakfast in a lodge outside the park. After breakfast, we take up a jeep safari covering either the Central or the Eastern range of the park. After lunch we enter the park again in a jeep this time covering the western range of the park. Later we are back to our vessel for overnight stay on board at Silghat. The Project Tiger Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the home to the endangered one horned rhinoceros (2048 rhinos as per 2009 census). Besides, the park has several species of mammals and birds. The park has 70% of the world population of the Asiatic Water Buffalos and the Eastern Swamp Deer. The Park has the highest density of the endangered Royal Bengal Tigers in India with a number of 32 tigers per 100 sq.km against 20 in Corbet NP as per a census report in April,2010. Amongst birds, the park has 25 globally threatened bird species.|
|Today we cruise further downstream to reach our next destination - Tezpur, a town of magnificent scenic beauty and exquisite archaeological ruins. Spend the entire morning exploring the little charming town. We will visit 6th century ruins of the door frame of Da-Parbatia temple, Agnigarh, Bamuni Hill ruins, Mahabhairab temple and the Cole Park. Return to the vessel in the late afternoon and overnight at Tezpur on board.|
|Today we cruise for the whole day. If luck favours with a clear sky, we can see the snow capped Himalayan range. We may also have a small stopover at one of the many tribal villages situated on the bank of the river. Rest of the day, the vessel cruises quietly and finally takes us to a deserted sleepy sand island. Enjoy a barbecue dinner on the sand island upstream Mayong and Pobitora.|
|Rising early morning we will take our country boat to explore Kolong River up to Kajoli Choki. After reaching Kajoli Choki we leave the boat and proceed for a land excursion to Mayong and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. We go for a safari at Pobitora wildlife sanctuary which has the highest density of the Great Indian One Horned Rhinos. Later we have a village walk in Mayong. We visit the Museum where we can still see the age old manuscripts of Black Magic. If luck favours, we may also have a small interaction with the King of Mayong. After lunch at a tourist lodge we return to our boat at Hatigoar. We finally join our big vessel at Ganesh Pahar where we stay overnight onboard.|
|Early morning sail to the north bank of Guwahati, opposite to the heart of the city. We take a small walk and climb the steps to see the beautiful Aswaklanta temple situated on the top of a hill. After lunch on board we start sailing towards South Guwahati and once we reach there we go for a city sightseeing. Return back to the vessel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.|
|We disembark the vessel and drive to Guwahati airport. On the way we visit one of the holiest shrines in the country, the temple of Ma Kamakhya, a shakti temple atop Nilachal hills. The end of the tour.|