River Cruise on the Brahmaputra Kaziranga NP - Majuli - Sivasagar - Dibrugarh 8D/ 7N
One of the most compelling description of the Brahmaputra River can be found in a literary piece by writer Dianne Sharma Winter. She writes,
“There is a saying that goes ‘If you cross the Brahmaputra one time you are destined to return’. There are a lot of legends and prophesies floating with the current of the mighty Brahmaputra River as it tracks it’s course from Tibet onto Bangladesh, roaring down through narrow chasms and gobbling up land in its hunger to reach the sea. A river as wide as an ocean, blood red with stories of sacrifice and patricide, unusually for a river it is male in its aspect and unusually for India, it is not a holy river but often referred to as the Old Man River.
Apart from one day a year when the qualities of the water become divine enough to wash away the sins of a devotee, Brahmaputra spends his life washing away the efforts of man whether sinful or not. There still remains a divine union between the Brahmaputra and Mother Nature, the fruits of their union visible in the verdant jungles and fields so green that they could only have been painted by the co-ordinate efforts of man in harmony with nature. Brahmaputra is not a river that will be easily tamed; it is a river that demands respect and submission.
Rare it is to find a reference to this river without the word “mighty’ attached to it. A river of sorrow and munificence, the river is the blending and balance of our human lives measured against the flow of time. Every year hundreds of people are taken by the swift flow of flood as the river swells with monsoon rain and thousands more are nourished by the rich silt deposits left in its wake. If a river is the highway of life, cultures and commerce – then the Brahmaputra is beyond par in this respect.”
This 7 nights cruise over the mighty upper reaches of the Brahmaputra River will make time stop and immerse you in the magical landscapes that surround the river in its silent course through the vast and verdant plains of Assam. Covering both secrets and highlights the river traverses, the cruise will start with a visit to the world famous Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO natural heritage site where a century of conservation initiatives has led to an excellent habitat of thriving subtropical biodiversity. Jeep and elephant safaris here will bring you upfront to some of the wildlife, such as herd of elephants and deer, crash of rhinos, playful romp of otters, or perhaps even a majestic tiger making its presence certainly felt. Continuing upstream, the cruise will reach the large island of Majuli at the middle of the mighty river where Hindu-Assamese monastic culture is deeply rooted and thriving since medieval times. Here in the beautiful island, you will come across some heartwarming village folk and monks alike, and get to learn more about the unique preachings, arts, dance, drama, and music being practiced in the monasteries. The cruise further has some historical visits to temples, ruins and monuments all of which are excellent display of the rich heritage and past of the people of Assam. Lastly, this cruise also covers a visit to the greenery of a tea plantation where guests will learn about the various stages from growth to production that goes into bringing us our daily cup of refreshing tea.
Cruise schedule for 2017-2018
December 30 – January 6
February 24 – March 3
April 21 – 28
The wooden cabins of the river cruise have a boutique feeling and provide modern amenities while remaining spacious and ambient lit. With large windows that provide panoramic views, you can spend as much time as you want in taking in the river journey.
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