ABN Charaidew I
ABN Charaidew I is a heritage passenger vessel from the 1970s that's been completely renovated to provide guests an experience of tasteful riverine living.
Bearing 10 air-conditioned twin-bedded and 2 double-bedded cabins with en-suite bathrooms, ABN Charaidew I is purposefully intimate in size, so that guests can rediscover what it means to stay in serenity, far from the bustle of life on shore.
All cabin accommodation is on the upper deck, as is a bar and saloon opening onto a front deck. A dining room with full-length opening glass doors on each side is on the lower deck, while a large top sundeck offers additional comfortable open-air seating in shade or sun.
Local handloom fabrics specially woven for us and comfortable cane sofas and chairs contribute to the attractive decor.
Guests who are interested in history will observe that ABN Charaidew I still retains a traditional wheel (or helm), and instructions to the Driver stationed in the engine room is still passed on by the Master of the vessel by shouting into a brass speaking tube. Its polished brass engine room, telegraph and steering wheel were untouched during renovations as a mark of respect for the ship's heritage.
Boutique Heritage 'Floating' Stay on the Brahmaputra River
ABN Charaidew I is available to book as a floating boutique accommodation near Majuli Island in upper Assam. The closest airport is Jorhat.
Available for Private Charters
ABN Charaidew I is available to book for private charters on the Brahmaputra river. Do email for all enquiries.
Spacious cabins with individual climate control
En suite shower/WC with toiletries
Generous cupboard space and under-bed storage
Hair drier in each cabin
High quality linens
Sliding glass windows offer delightful views of the river
Vast sundeck both open and shaded, with sunloungers or steamer chairs.
Shore excursion programme including all admissions
Naturalist onboard the vessel
Cold towel service after excursions
Welcome drink after excursions
Shoe-cleaning after excursions
Turndown service in all cabins
Expertly trained culinary staff
Single seating for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
Acclaimed combination of Indian & Western cuisines
Wide choice of wines, spirits & beer
Complimentary tea, coffee & mineral water throughout
Local on-board dance & song performances.