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BRAMAPUTRA EXPLORATION 3A ITINERARIES:

  • DAY 1
    Arrival at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati Assam. Received by our representatives. If time permits, we will drive to Nilachal Hill to see the holy Maa Kamakhya Temple and city skyline from top of the hill. Drive to Tezpur, lunch on the way (5 hrs Drive). Reach Tezpur and board the vessel. Dinner, Briefing and Overnight onboard at Tezpur.
  • DAY 2
    After Breakfast, we explore Tezpur, a town of magnificent scenic beauty and exquisite archaeological ruins. We will visit the 6th Century ruins of the door frame of Da-Parbatia temple, and the Cole Park. Board the vessel and start sailing to Silghat. Lunch Onboard. After reaching Silghat, we will proceed to Kaziranga National Park by road for a Jeep Safari. After the Safari we will drive back to Silghat. Reach Silghat, Dinner, Briefing and Overnight stay onboard at Silghat.
  • DAY 3
    We rise early and drive to Kohora, central range of the Kaziranga National Park for an exciting elephant safari through the tall swamp grasslands. The great one-horned Indian Rhinoceros is very easy to see. Few sanctuaries anywhere can provide as certain an assurance of a unique setting and sight of its best known wild animals and birds as can Kaziranga. After safari, return back to Silghat, embark the vessel, take breakfast and start sailing further upstream. Lunch onboard while sailing starts. Afternoon reach Biswanath Ghat. Disembark vessel for a small visit to the Biswanath Temple & the Village. Return to the vessel while the vessel moors at a deserted sand island near Biswanath Ghat.
  • DAY 4
    Morning, we cruise further through Kaziranga National Park on its Northern boundary. Breakfast & Lunch onboard. If luck favours, we may have sightings of herds of deer, wild elephants or even a big cat. On the way we will stop over a river side ‘Mishing’ village (They migrated from nearby state known as Arunachal Pradesh to Assam centuries ago). We take a small walk and experience the life of a tribal village. Arrive at Upstream Dhansirimukh for overnight stay.
  • DAY 5
    Today we sail for whole day and move in a deserted sand island and enjoy the scenic beauty of Majuli. Guest can participate in the Yoga Class, enjoy onboard game competitions, buy mementos in the Onboard Memento Shop or can participate in the Enriching Guest Lectures. Dinner, Briefing and Overnight stay onboard downstream Neemati.
  • DAY 6
    After an early morning breakfast, we go for a land excursion to Sivasagar, an hour drive, to the Kingdom of Ahom Rulers. We shall visit the ruins of the Ahom Kingdom, the famous Shiva Temple, and the lakes namely Borpukhuri and Jaysagar which are said to be largest man made. After visit to Sivasagar, we visit Toklai Tea Experimental Station / Tea Garden in Jorhat. If time permits we may visit Jorhat Market before returning to the vessel in the evening. Briefing and Overnight stay onboard vessel at Neematighat.
  • DAY 7
    Today after breakfast onboard we will visit Majuli, the largest human inhabited island in the world & also the cradle of Assamese Culture. The religious and cultural traditions are kept alive by the dedicated monks living in the monasteries locally known as Sattra. We shall visit some monasteries & interact with the monks. Multifaceted in its attractions Majuli also unfolds a variety of interest like migratory birds, traditional handicrafts & pottery, ethnic culture and dance forms.

    The Sattriya dance from this sect is the latest entry into India’s recognized classical dances. After the visit we come back to the vessel and start sailing to Neemati Ghat. Lunch onboard. Today is the last night on the vessel. We enjoy the farewell dinner and get introduced to the vessel staff. A brief moment for sharing our memories of the cruise.
  • DAY 8
    We rise early morning to prepare for check-out. Take an early breakfast and then depart for the Airport for the onward journey. Tour terminates.

BRAMAPUTRA EXPLORATION 5A ITINERARIES:

  • DAY 1
    Arrival at Dibrugarh Airport or Jorhat. Reception by our representatives and proceed to Neemati Ghat. Reach Neemati, board the vessel, Dinner & Briefing onboard. Overnight stay onboard at Neemati..
  • DAY 2
    Morning after an early breakfast, we will drive to Sivasagar. It was the capital of the Ahoms who ruled Assam for 600 years before the advent of the British. We shall visit the ruins of Ahom Palace at Rangghar in Sivasagar.

    We shall also visit Siva Dol which is believed to be the tallest in India. Lunch in-between, either in Sivasagar or Jorhat. After lunch we will proceed to a Tea Garden or alternatively to Toklai Tea Station / Tea Garden at Jorhat. Here, we will see the process of Tea Manufacture. Afternoon visit the market in Jorhat. Evening return to the vessel. Dinner & Briefing onboard. Overnight stay at Neemati..
  • DAY 3
    Today after breakfast we sail to Majuli, the largest human inhabited island in the world & also the cradle of Assamese Culture. Majuli Island possesses unique Vaishnava Monasteries locally known as Sattras famous for their dance drama performance.

    The Sattriya dance form this set is the latest entry into India's recognized classical dance. The whole island is now shortlisted for UNESCO World Heritage Status. We will visit a few prominent monasteries in the island, take a glimpse at the simple ways of life of the monks, interact with them, visit the prayer halls and see the unique artifacts. In the evening return to the vessel. Dinner and briefing onboard. Overnight stay onboard near Majuli.
  • DAY 4
    Today after breakfast, we sail further downstream to reach near Dhansiri. Here we visit a Mishing village (they migrated from nearby state known as Arunachal Pradesh to Assam centuries ago). We take a small walk and experience the life of a tribal village. After visit, we return back to the vessel and sail further downstream to reach near a deserted sand island in the evening. Today we enjoy BBQ dinner on the deserted sand island. Overnight onboard downstream Dhansiri.
  • DAY 5
    After morning breakfast, we sail downstream towards Bishwanath Temple. Here we will visit the famous temple popularly known as Gupta Kashi which is located at the confluence of Bridhaganga (Burigonga) river with Brahmaputra, and also visit Biswanath village.

    After visit we will return to the vessel and Lunch onboard. After lunch, we sail further downstream and reach Silghat. Evening free. We can have an evening walk at Silghat before settling down for a Dance Performance onboard by the local artist. Dinner & overnight stay onboard at Silghat.
  • DAY 6
    After breakfast, we drive to Kohora, central range of the Kaziranga National Park for an exciting Jeep Safari. The great one-horned Indian Rhinoceros is very easy to see. Few sanctuaries anywhere can provide as certain an assurance of a unique setting and sight of its best known wild animals and birds as can Kaziranga. After the safari, we visit a nearby village to experience the life of a villager living next to National Park. After the village visit, we go for lunch in a jungle resort. After lunch, we go for another Jeep Safari in another range of the Park. After safari, return back to the vessel at Silghat. Dinner and overnight stay onboard at Silghat.
  • DAY 7
    We rise early and drive to Kohora, central range of the Kaziranga National Park for an exciting elephant safari through the tall swamp grasslands of the Park. After safari, we return back to the vessel at Silghat. Get refreshed and take a palatable breakfast onboard while start sailing further downstream to our next destination Tezpur, the town of Eternal Love.

    Reach Tezpur by noon. Take lunch onboard. After lunch visit Visit Tezpur, the town of magnificent scenic beauty and exquisite archaeological ruins. We will visit the 6th Century ruins of the door frame of Da-Parbatia temple and the Cole Park. Evening free, we can take a short walk in the town of Tezpur. Return to the vessel in the evening. Today is the last night on the vessel.

    We enjoy the farewell dinner and get introduced to the vessel staff. A brief moment for sharing our memories of the cruise.
  • DAY 8
    Early morning after breakfast we proceed to Guwahati Airport for our onward journey. On the way to Airport, if time permits, we will visit the Kamakhaya Temple. Tour terminates.

BRAMAPUTRA EXPLORATION 7A ITINERARIES:

  • DAY 1
    Arrival by noon at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati Assam. Received by our representatives. If time permits, we will drive to Nilachal Hill to see the holy Maa Kamakhya Temple and city skyline from top of the hill. Later transfer to vessel M. V. MANASHPUTRA and boarding. Sail for an hour or so to reach a deserted sand island for mooring in the night. Dinner and Overnight onboard near Guwahati.
  • DAY 2
    Early risers can watch the sunrise from the Sun Deck while savoring a cup of freshly brewed tea or walk laps on the Sun Deck before heading to the delectable morning buffet table. During breakfast, we will be cruising through green valleys and blue hills.

    The landscapes are unrepentantly poetic and romantic. It's a truly bracing experience, akin to cruising on one of the greatest rivers of the world. The vessel departs and cruises quietly through the day, and finally takes us to a deserted sand island for mooring. Today we enjoy a bonfire and BBQ on the island. Dinner and overnight onboard at deserted sand island upstream Ganeshpahar.
  • DAY 3
    Another whole day sailing to reach near Singri. During the day, we can participate in the Yoga Classes, enjoy onboard game competitions, buy mementos in the Memento Shop or can participate in the Enriching Guest Lectures. Evening, watch a Indian movie with subtitles / in French language like Mahatma, the father of the Indian Nation before finally going for dinner. Dinner and overnight onboard near Singri.
  • DAY 4
    Morning we sail for another few hours to reach the Tezpur, the town of magnificent scenic beauty and exquisite archaeological ruins. Lunch onboard while sailing. After lunch, we visit the 6th Century ruins of the door frame of Da-Parbatia temple, and the Cole Park. Later drive to Silghat to reboard the vessel (vessel has in the meantime moved to Silghat). Dinner and Overnight onboard at Silghat.
  • DAY 5
    Today we rise very early and drive to the Central Range of Kaziranga National Park for an exciting Elephant Safari in the Park.After safari, take breakfast in a Jungle resort and proceed to a village (Mishing Village). Here we take a small walk and experience the life of a tribal village.

    Later after lunch, we go for another exciting safari in the Western Range of the Park on Jeeps before finally returning to the vessel at Silghat.

    Today is the last night on the vessel. We enjoy the farewell dinner with colourful cultural dance performances by the local artists and get introduced to the vessel staff. A brief moment for sharing our memories of the cruise.
  • DAY 6
    Morning after breakfast, transfer to Guwahati by road to catch the evening flight for the onward journey. Lunch in-between while driving to Guwahati. Tour Terminates....


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