Cruise down the River Brahmaputra and explore the rich culture of Assam, witness its natural habitat and enjoy the comfort and luxury it offers..
Day 1.You will be met at Guwahati airport and transferred to embark on ABN Charaidew mid-afternoon close to the great Saraighat Bridge. Cruise downstream to an overnight stop close to the south bank village of Vijaynagar.
Day 2. After breakfast, disembark and explore a riverside village on foot. Cruise upstream to the little town of Sualkuchi, visit on foot its silk weaving workshops. See the process of silk manufacture, from cocoon to spinning to dyeing and finally to hand weaving into exquisite saris and dress lengths. Drive on to Hajo, a place sacred to Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists. Visit a hilltop Muslim shrine with far-reaching views over the surrounding rural landscape, as well as the simple Hindu temple with its elephants and sacred tank full of carp, catfish and turtles. Later we reboard and cruise to an overnight mooring near the Saraighat War Memorial.
Day 3. Cruising upstream, disembark at Pandu docks and you will be taken on a short sightseeing tour of the city of Guwahati. Drive up Nilachal Hill to see the holy Kamakhya temple.. Visit the poignant Commonwealth War Cemetery and do some local craft shopping. Cruise for about an hour and a half upstream to Kurua on the north bank.
Day 4. Cruise upstream past jungle-covered hills, and turn into the Mayong River. Cruise up on a country boat for a kilometre or two to the road head from where you will be driven to the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, known for its dense population of the Asian One-Horned Rhinoceros. Return to the ship in the afternoon, cruise to a riverside village where you will explore on foot before sailing down to spend the last night close to the picturesque Aswaklanta Temple on the North bank opposite Guwahati.
Day 5. Kaziranga (250 kms / 05 hrs drive). Cruise down to the Saraighat Bridge. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Kaziranga national Park , reach Kaziranga and check into hotel, dinner and overnight stay in Kaziranga.
Day 06: Kaziranga. After an early wake up, you will be taken to the riding point in the Central Range for an Elephant Ride. After the ride return back to the lodge, after breakfast, drive to the Central Range for a jeep safari. After lunch at 2.15 there will be another Jeep safari in the Western Range of the park (optional). Evening at leisure. Overnight at Kaziranga.
Day 07: Kaziranga- Balipara( 100 kms / 03 hrs drive). Today after a leisurely breakfast, drive to Balipara , enroute at Tezpur visit Da Parbatia Gate , Agni Ghar and mahabhairava Temple, later drive to Wild Mahseer and check in. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Wild Mahseer.
Day 08: Balipara- Nameri- Balipara. Today after breakfast we drive to Eco Camp and go for a hike to Nameri National Park ( for about 03 hrs ), after the hike, arrive at Eco Camp for lunch and refreshment, drive back to Wild Mahseer and overnight stay.
Day 09: Balipara- Guwahati. (220kms/ 4.5 hours). Today after breakfast drive to Guwahati airport for onward destination.
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