BRAHMAPUTRA CRUISES

Brahmaputra cruises feature visits and attractions such as wildlife viewing, village walks, visits to tea gardens, exploring country towns in cycle rickshaws, barbecues on deserted river islands, dance performances, and visits to craft workshops.

Between October and April, we offer a series of 4- to 10-night cruises, named after the Assam Despatch service, the daily mail and passenger service that once plied from Kolkata up the Brahmaputra to Dibrugarh. Cruises can be combined to create itineraries up to 14 nights.

Our Brahmaputra cruises were rated among the world's top 10 most adventurous cruises by the CNN.

Private exploration of the Brahmaputra river

For those interested in private exploration of the Brahmaputra river, we offer to you M.V. Rudra Singha as featured on Channel 4 UK's Great Canal Journeys.

 

M.V. Rudra Singha is a new tastefully appointed houseboat that is ideal for a couple or a small family (up to two children).

The houseboat is owned by lahé life and brought to you by Assam Bengal Navigation.

ITINERARIES

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    Rhinos & More

    This 7-night cruise starts at Guwahati and terminates at Silghat near Tezpur and Kaziranga. Highlights are the Nameri and Kaziranga National Parks, and temples in Tezpur.

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    River Island Cruise

    This cruise on the highest reaches of the Brahmaputra still navigable highlights the unique culture of the area, fusing Indian and S.E. Asian influences, with a visit to Sibsagar, the old capital of the Ahom kings, as well as to Majuli Island with its unique Hindu monastic communities famous for their dance drama. Wildlife is not forgotten, and the cruise also visits Kaziranga, where sightings of rhino are virtually guaranteed.

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    Brahmaputra Maximum

    This 10-night cruise starts at a river ghat between Jorhat and Dibrugarh, and terminates at Guwahati. Highlights are the old capital of the Ahom kings at Sibsagar, Majuli Island with its Hindu monasteries, Kaziranga National Park, temples at Tezpur and Madan Kamdev, and the silk weaving village of Sualkuchi.

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    Brahmaputra Taster

    This 4 night out-and-back cruise provides a fascinating taster of Assam, with visits to villages and to the rarely visited Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, where you will venture through the jungle in search of the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros. It is also available as a 3-night one-way cruise to Pobitora with road transfer onwards to Kaziranga.

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