BRAHMAPUTRA EXPLORATION
BRAHMAPUTRA EXPLORATION 3A - GUWAHATI – TEZPUR – KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK – JORHAT – SIVASAGAR – MAJULI - DIBRUGARH (7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS)
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. 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 07:
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 checkout. Take an early breakfast and then depart for the Airport for the onward journey.