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Mighty Brahmaputra Cruise (4 Nights Upstream)

Introduction

MV Mahabaahu offers an expedition form of cruising on the mighty Brahmaputra that refuses to be tamed. Guwahati area experiences a surge of 35 ft in height of Brahmaputra waters during monsoons.

  • Wildlife
  • Rural
  • Cultural
  • Tea Tourism

Destinations Covered

Detailed Itinerary

  1. Day 1 Arrive Guwahati | Drive to Silghat : 190 kms | 4 hours drive

    Sivasagar

    Arrive Guwahati and drive towards Silghat where we will be welcomed on-board MV Mahabaahu. We will be allotted the cabins and soon after start sailing towards Bishwanath Ghat as we enjoy a leisurely lunch and a relaxed afternoon.

    We get into the excursion boats to reach the shores of Bishwanath Ghat. We walk through the village and are struck by the simplicity of life while the weaver women surround us with their silk and cotton weaves. We enjoy some happy interaction with them.

    We return to the ship to enjoy an evening on a deserted island and then proceed for dinner.

    NOTE: (Bonfire may be avoided if a suitable sandbank cannot be found or if we experience inclement weather conditions)

    Overnight on board MV Mahabaahu (B, L, D)

    Accomodation
  2. Day 2 Boat Safari

    Kaziranga National Park

    This morning, enjoy a relaxed breakfast over a talk on ‘The River Brahmaputra and the life that exists alongside’.

    We proceed for the boat safari viewing roof turtles on protruding drift wood, water lizards, otters, elephants, wild buffaloes, rhinos, darters, herons, pied kingfishers, white throated kingfishers, serpent eagles and many more. (The sightings are determined by the weather conditions).

    We return to the ship for hot lunch. This evening, we enjoy the Chef’s Cooking Demonstration and sample the snacks. The evening on a deserted island with bonfire is always exclusive! We enjoy dinner on-board.

    NOTE: (Bonfire may be avoided if a suitable sandbank cannot be found or if we experience inclement weather conditions)

    Overnight on-board on MV Mahabaahu (B, L, D)

    Accomodation
  3. Day 3 Mishing Village

    Majuli

    After Yoga and breakfast, we enjoy the sail towards the Mishing Village.

    The Mishings live on the bank of river in 'Chang Ghars' -houses with raised platforms. All Mishing women are expert weavers. We can buy the ethnic colorful cotton weaves and indulge in a dhoti tying and Mekhela Chaadar wearing demonstration.

    We return to the ship to enjoy a talk on ‘Sibsagar and the Ahom civilization’ and proceed to get ready for a Traditional Assamese evening.

    Overnight on-board on MV Mahabaahu (B, L, D)

    Accomodation
  4. Day 4 MV Mahabaahu - Majuli Island and Sibsagar

    Sivasagar

    After breakfast, we enjoy a talk on ‘Majuli the seat of Neo - Vaishnav Culture’ and then proceed in our excursion boats to the mainland. Here on, a drive takes us to a scenic corner of a Satra (Monastery) for an interesting cultural performance by Satriya singers and dancers.

    Next, we proceed to Kamlabari Satra to witness the Vaishnavite priests dancing to the rhythm of cymbals, drums and chanting in the temple premise. The humble dwellings of the monks are a revelation of utmost simplicity.

    We enjoy lunch on MV Mahabaahu as we sail towards Neamati Ghat.

    Post lunch, we drive through the countryside to reach Sibsagar, the ancient city, built around a huge man made water tank ordered by the Ahom queen. A town that literally means 'the ocean of Lord Shiva’. We notice the district is strewn with the tell-tale ruins of a powerful empire of the Ahoms. Sibsagar was the capital of the Tai-speaking Ahoms who came in the 13th Century AD to the area from the north-east and were essentially of Tibeto-Burman origin.

    The Shiva Dol, constructed in the year 1734 is believed to be one of the highest Shiva temple in India.

    We visit Talatal or Kareng Ghar which was the palace of the Ahom Kings and after a leisurely stroll in and around the monument, we go on to Rang Ghar which was a place for hosting wrestling bouts and buffalo fights and other entertainment or important meetings of the Royals and their guests.

    We return to MV Mahabaahu by sunset for the dinner.

    Overnight on-board on MV Mahabaahu (B, L, D)

    Accomodation
  5. Day 5 MV Mahabaahu - Neamati Ghat - Jorhat & Departure : Approx. 35 kms/ 45 mins drive

    Jorhat

    We start the day with Yoga and/or go for a nature walk along the swamps to catch a sight of owls, aureoles, yellow footed green pigeons, changeable eagles, adjutant storks, quails, sea gulls hunting with the dolphins and pied kingfishers, swallows and martins diving to fish.

    We have a relaxed breakfast. Disembark MV Mahabaahu & drive towards Jorhat. En route the airport we visit a Tea Estate for a relaxed afternoon where we enjoy a traditional Assamese lunch with the Tea-estate family to get a peep into the lifestyle of the families that have been involved in the tea business over a period of a century. Here we sip our beverages and indulge in tea tasting as we explore the lawns and proceed to enjoy a traditional Assamese cuisine.

    We arrive at the Rowriah Airport in Jorhat a couple of hours before the flight schedule and bid adieu to the land of Ahoms.

    (B, L)

Dates & Prices

Day City Hotel/Accomodations Meal Plan
1 Sivasagar MV Mahabaahu
Superior Cabin
B, L, D
2 Kaziranga National Park MV Mahabaahu
Superior Cabin
B, L, D
3 Majuli MV Mahabaahu
Superior Cabin
B, L, D
4 Sivasagar MV Mahabaahu
Superior Cabin
B, L, D
5 Jorhat
B, L

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch and D: Dinner

Price
Particulars Per Person Prices Single Cabin Per Person Prices Double Cabin
Superior Cabin INR 181714 INR 192000
Deluxe Cabin INR 208000 INR 224000
Luxury Cabin INR 240000 INR 240000
Suite Cabin INR 280000 INR 280000

Valid from 1st October 2020 till 15th April 2021 (Not Valid from 20th December 2020 till 5th January 2021)

Available Dates
S. No. Boarding Date De-Boarding Date  Status
1 02-Dec-2020 06-Dec-2020 Available
2 10-Feb-2021 14-Feb-2021 Sold Out
3 10-Mar-2021 14-Mar-2021 Available

 

Inclusions
  • One time entrance of all Entrance fees at the Monuments
  • Yoga on the Deserted Island
  • Visit Remote Village on Brahmaputra River.
  • Boat Safari on river Brahmaputra.
  • Visit Mishing Tribal Village.
  • Visit Majuli Island (Largest river island in the world)
  • Monk Dance performance.
  • Visit Sibsagar.
  • Visit Shiva Dol (Temple) - The Tallest Shiva Temple.
  • Lunch at Tea Garden.
  • Land transport by exclusive using Air Conditioned Vehicle.
  • Accommodation at M.V Mahabaahu on twin sharing basis on a full board plan.
  • All Entrance fees at the Monuments as per the itinerary.
  • All excursions/lectures/performances and activities as per the itinerary.
  • Services of English speaking naturalist / Destination Manager during sightseeing at all the places as per the itinerary.
  • Assistance on all Departure transfers with Representative at the airport and Land transport by Air-Conditioned vehicles.
Exclusions
  • Expense of personal nature like laundry, telephone/fax calls, internet, imported wines & spirits, camera/video camera fee at monuments/National Park, medical expenses, Salon/massages, etc.
  • Any Insurance.
  • Arrival transfer from Guwahati to Silghat
  • Any further tax levied by the government of India.
  • Evacuation charges in case of medical emergencies, insurance is available on request.
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and airplanes delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions, political disturbances, taxes, lost luggage, etc.
  • Any tipping
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Supplement of peak period from 20th December 2020 till 10th January'21 will be advised on booking request for that period.

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