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  • DIWALI and DEV DIWALI in ONE and the DIVERSITY OF INDIA

Route: DELHI-JORHAT-7 DAY CRUISE-JORHAT-DELHI

Date: You choose (between October and April)

Note: This itinerary is fully customizable as per your wish.

The shores of the powerful Brahmaputra are full of abundance. They feature a wide range of riches from exotic animals to picturesque tea gardens. From strolls through quaint hamlets to bike rides through rural towns, there’s something for everyone. As many areas can hardly be reached on foot, taking a leisurely cruise is a delightful and relaxed way to experience the true essence of India’s hidden gems.

Ranked as one of the finest adventurous cruises in the world by CNN, our Brahmaputra cruises provide exceptional encounters and experiences from October to April. Our cruises are named after the daily mail and passenger service, Assam Despatch, that previously traveled from Kolkata up the Brahmaputra to Dibrugarh. We offer distinct 4- to 10-night cruises that can be combined to form itineraries of up to 14 nights.

Your Itinerary for 7 nights RIVER ISLAND CRUISE

Visit the highest navigable parts of the Brahmaputra river to discover the exceptional culture of this region. Explore the Indian and Southeast Asian influences by going to Sibsagar, the former capital of the Ahom kingdom, and to Majuli Island where distinctive Hindu monastic communities reside and are known for their dance dramas. The tour also takes you to Kaziranga, where you can virtually ensure sightings of the magnificent Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros as well as other wildlife.

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  • ITB-Highlights:* Traditional Sari tying in a boutique in Jaipur
  • * Classic Chai ceremony with a traditional Indian family
  • * Experience the colorful everyday life of India and market visits
  • * Visiting a village school during the trip
  • * And little surprise programmes throughout the trip
  • Included in the Price on the ship:* Accommodation in double cabins on twin sharing basis
  • * Breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the cruise for 7 days
  • * Welcome reception
  • * Shore excursion program including all admissions
  • * Services of in-house guide and naturalist during excursions and onboard
  • * Cold towel service after excursions
  • * Welcome drink after excursions
  • * Shoe-cleaning after excursions
  • * Turndown service in all cabins
  • * Single seating for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • * Acclaimed combination of Indian and Western cuisines
  • * Complimentary tea, coffee and packaged water throughout
  • * Farewell reception
  • * Local on-board dance & song performances
  • * 24/7 power backup
  • Please note:Wi-Fi internet in the saloon, sundeck; dining hall (subject to network availability) during the day time on the ship
  • Included in the Price during land trip:
    • Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice) throughout the tour.
    • For groups of 10 or more, the group will be accompanied by ITB Tour Escort.
    • All entrance fees to monuments during the sightseeing as mentioned above
    • All transfers on arrival and departure by ITB representative.
    • All transfers and sightseeing during the tour by air-conditioned car with driver.
    • For groups an individual air-conditioned bus will be provided.
  • Not included in the price:
    • Wide choice of wines, spirits and beer on board during the cruise
    • All personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills and beverages.
    • Camera fees (still or film).
    • Any airfare.
    • Unspecified meals etc.
    • Anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Tour Plan

01

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi by flight from your country

Arrive Delhi by International flight . Meeting and assist at the International Airport and transfer to hotel.

Overnight at hotel.
02

Day 02: In Delhi

Breakfast at hotel.

of Delhi, a huge tower of victory started in 1199 and completed in 1368. The minar is 72.5m high with a diameter at the base 14.4m and 2.7m at the top. Drive past to the Rashtrapati Bhawan once the Viceroy’s residence is now the official residence of the President of India. Designed by Lutyens, it combines western and eastern styles – the dome reflects the Buddhist stupa, the chattris Hindu and the graceful Morning proceed for Delhi City sightseeing. visit the 7th city of Delhi, Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi), built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1639-48 AD) after he shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi. Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque) made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656. It is India’s largest mosque where more than 20.000 people can kneel in prayer. Visit Raj Ghat on the banks of the river Yamuna, Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948. An eternal flame burns 24 hours.

Also visit New Delhi. Visit Qutub Minar – the landmark colonnades very British. The Government Buildings designed by Baker, are topped by baroque domes and decorated with lotus motifs and elephants, while the north and south gateways are Mughal in design. The northern building has an inscription with “Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty. It is a blessing which must be earned before it can be enjoyed”. The Parliament House, designed by Baker is 173m in diameter. The India Gate (42m), commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in the 1st world war. 13516 names of British and Indian soldiers killed in the Afghan War of 1919 are engraved on the arch and foundations. Under the arch, the Amar Jawan Jyoti commemorating Indian armed forces’ losses in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.

Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.
03

Day 03 Delhi-Guwahati-Jorhat by flight

Breakfast at hotel.

Travel to Silghat by driving 2 ½ hours from Jorhat airport, a beautiful seaside area near Kaziranga National Park, surrounded by lush hills covered in jungle. Alternatively, travel to Silghat by driving 4 ½ hours from Guwahati airport.
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Day 04: Cruise

After an early breakfast, depart for a jeep safari in Kaziranga's Central Range.

Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, spans around 430 square kilometres and is the main habitat for the Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros and the Indian Wild Water Buffalo. In addition, this park has the highest occurrence of Royal Bengal Tigers (one for every five square kilometres), which makes it an extremely diverse natural hotspot. The park has wet swamps and areas with dense elephant grass. Here, many Indian elephants, Indian bison, swamp deer, and Capped Langurs live.

Kaziranga National Park is often compared to the Serengeti in Africa due to the many wildlife and birds that live there. It is known as a great place for bird watching. You can find birds such as the Oriental Honey Buzzard, Black-shouldered Kite, White-tailed Eagle, Himalayan Griffon, and many others there. Returning to the boat, you will travel up the river with Kaziranga National Park on the right side to stop for the night at Vishnath.
05

Day 05: Cruise

Vishnath is the site of an Ahom-era Shiva temple, and it is the starting point for this morning's walk. Take a walk around the town and then get back on-board to continue journeying to the other side of Kaziranga. Be on the lookout for wild elephants, which have been seen in the area before, and if you are lucky, you might even spot a tiger.

During the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely cruise down the river. This will offer you an opportunity to see the endangered Gangetic dolphin and observe life in the villages along the riverbank as we steer past them. We will arrive at Dhansiri Mukh in the evening.
06

Day 06: Cruise

Dock this morning and go on a jeep safari to Kaziranga's Eastern Range. It's less popular, but rhinos love the grasslands there, and you may even see the rare Bengal Florican. Head back to the boat and continue your upstream cruise.End of the Programme
07

Day 07: Cruise

Today is a chance to observe life along the riverbanks as you travel upstream. The relaxed pace of life on the boat gives you an uncommon opportunity to sit and observe the world passing by, talk to other guests, or read. You will also have the opportunity to take a stroll through a nearby village, gaining an understanding of rural life in India.
08

Day 08: Cruise

You will arrive at Majuli Island during breakfast time. Majuli Island is one of the biggest river islands globally, and represents Assamese culture. Although frequently photographed, it is not often visited. The island is a stronghold of the peaceful religion known as neo-Vaishnavism. Moreover, the stylish island satras - some for unmarried monks, others for families - showcase a unique way of life where the faithful live modestly, presenting worship through songs, musical tools, and readings.

You will go to a monastery in Auniati that has a diverse museum, watch a dance show at Kamalabari monastery, and then sail across to Neamati Ghat on the other side. Later that day, you can explore a nearby village.
09

Day 09: Cruise

Today, you will go to a tea plantation in Jorhat. You will see how tea is made, from the bush to your cup. Please note that the factory is closed from December to mid-March. After that, you will travel to Sibsagar, which was the capital of the Ahom kings of Assam.

The Ahoms were originally Shan, but converted to Hinduism and ruled Assam for around 700 years until the 1820s. Their culture and architecture is an interesting mix of India and Southeast Asia. You will observe temples with dome-shaped tops and unique palaces. The reservoir near the temple is assumed to be the biggest hand-dug in the globe and a remarkable accomplishment of engineering that you will witness. Then, go back to your vessel, which will have travelled up to Neamati Ghat, which is near Jorhat.
10

Day 10: Cruise ends-Flight to Delhi

This morning you'll travel to Dibrugarh airport, a four-and-a-half hour drive through a typical colonial town that served as a major base for American flights to China over 'The Hump' during the Second World War. Otherwise, there's the possibility of driving for an hour and a half to Jorhat airport.

Good to know:

This programme , including the cruise and estimated driving times, could vary due to river and weather conditions. The terrain in Kaziranga National Park consists of grassy plains that may be closed during periods of near-flooding.

Get to know your Ship: ABN Charaidew II

This is the newest ship to join the fleet. It measures 44.50 metres in length by 11.00 metres in width and is equipped with two engines. Due to its extra-shallow draught and lower profile compared to conventional vessels, it can cruise at a faster pace.

ABN Charaidew II has a total of 18 cabins. The upper deck has 2 roomy deluxe cabins (covering 350 sq. feet) and 12 roomy twin/double cabins (covering 240 sq. feet). Meanwhile, 4 cabins with queen size beds (covering 170 sq. feet) are located on the main deck which we don't charge extra for.

The decor showcases a feeling of coming home to Assam, with hints of colonial sophistication integrated through traditional Assamese designs on hand-woven cotton materials.

All regular cabins on the ABN Charaidew II feature French balconies, whereas the two luxury cabins have their own private balconies.

Onboard, you will find a cosy lounge and bar, dining area, spacious open sundeck, fitness room, and a petite spa. The spa provides a multitude of therapeutic options.

ONBOARD AMENITIES:

 
  • Roomy cabins and equipped with personal climate control
  • Each cabin has an attached washroom furnished with Kama Ayurveda toiletries.
  • Plenty of storage with amply-spaced cupboards and under-bed compartments.
  • A hairdryer in each cabin for your convenience, as well as a minibar
  • In-cabin electronic safety deposit box
  • Tea and coffee making equipment in each cabin
  • Telephone connectivity between cabins
  • Superior bathrobes and slippers are provided on board
  • Large glass windows slide to offer scenic view of the river
  • Spacious deck with shaded and open areas, featuring sofas and sunbeds
  • Big lounge with AC
  • Mini library with books Spa area with
  • Spa with options of different wellness treatments
  • Personal gym space available

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