India Brahmaputra Cruise – Dibrugarh to Guwahati

11 Days from £2095 per adult. Some departure dates travel in reverse, making all the same stops
11 Days
Wildlife Cruise
Culture and Archaeology

This ten night cruise in a comfortable air-conditioned riverboat covers most of the highlights of Assam, with elephant and jeep safaris looking for rhino in Kaziranga National Park, a visit to the old capital of the Ahom kings and to the Hindu monasteries on Majuli Island, walks in tea gardens and through tribal villages.

Itinerary

Price from £2095 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Dibrugarh

Arrive Dibrugarh and transfer to Dikhhou Mukh and embark.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes Breakfast.

Day 2 - Sibsagar

Excursion by road to Sibsagar, the one-time capital of the Ahom kings of Assam. Return to the ship for lunch and cruise down river to Majuli Island, one of the world's largest river islands.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 3 - Majuli Island

Majuli Island possesses unique Hindu monasteries famous for their dance drama performances. Visit the museum at Auniati monastery, enjoy a typical Mising tribal lunch and attend a dance performance at Kamalabari monastery. Return to the ship and cruise downstream.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Jamuguri

Spend most of the day cruising on the river, possibly visiting the tribal village of Jamuguri if time permits.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Kaziranga National Park

Arrive at the small temple town of Vishnath with its fine Ahom-period temple. After a short shore excursion continue down to Silghat and take a jeep ride through the Western Range of Kaziranga National Park.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Kaziranga National Park

Disembark pre-dawn and drive to Kaziranga's Central Range for an early morning elephant ride. Karizanga has a population of well over 1000 rhinoceros and also has good populations of tiger, wild elephant, sambar, swamp deer, hog deer, wild pig and many other species. In the afternoon drive to Kaziranga's little visited Eastern Range for a further jeep safari before returning to the boat.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Tezpur

Cruise downstream to Tezpur. After lunch on board visit the remains of the 6th century Da Parbatia temple then explore the town by cycle rickshaw.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Ganesh Pahar

The day is spent on the river, traversing a lunar landscape of sand islands, before arriving at the idyllic isolated village of Ganesh Pahar.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Ganesh Pahar

Continue downstream, passing jungle-covered hills on the south bank, reaching Guwahati at midday. Visit Aswaklanta temple before driving out to the temple ruins of Madan Kamdev.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 10 - Guwahati

Walk through Sualkuchi to visit weaving workshops and see the whole process of silk manufacture, from cocoon to spinning to dyeing and finally to handweaving into exquisite saris and dress lengths. Then sail up to dock close to the great Saraighat bridge and take a tour of Guwahati, driving up Nilachal Hill to the Kamakhya temple. Visit the poignant Commonwealth War Graves, the museum and the bazaars.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - Guwahati

Transfer to the airport.

Includes Breakfast.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
No

Area Specialist

Jonathan Morris
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