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The Brahmaputra

Roundtrip Guwahati - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard RV Kindat Pandaw
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On this 8-day Brahmaputra river expedition cruise roundtrip Guwahati aboard RV Kindat Pandaw, explore northern India through the mighty Brahmaputra river through the scenic Assam Valley. To name a few, visit UNESCO-protected national parks and remote villages in Guwahati, Tezpur, and Kaziranga. Pandaw is excited to launch this new program, which will include safaris in search of the Greater One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros and Indian Tiger. You also got to go to tea plantations, artisan villages, temples, and war graves.
  • Visit the Nilachai Hill temple and Commonwealth graves in Assami City
  • Discover the northern Indian wildlife thru the Nameri National Park in Arunachal Pradesh
  • Explore a tea estate and historic plantation house downstream Brahmanputra river
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Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Guwahati | Embarkation

Transfer to ship from airport and explore this pleasant Assami city visiting the Nilachai Hill temple and Commonwealth Graves. Late afternoon cast off upriver.

Day 2: Sailing

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail all day making headway against strong currents through the lush Assami countryside stopping for some exercise in a village of market gardens.

Day 3: Tezpur

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Exploring the town by trishaw we visit the De Parbatia temple with its richly carved portals and Cole Park with its collection of medieval carvings collected from across the region.

Day 4: Nameri National Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After an early breakfast, drive for some two hours to the Nameri National Park at the foot of the blue hills of Arunachal Pradesh, the old North East Frontier Agency. Here, we take a float trip of around two hours down the Jia-Bhoreli River through the park. There are excellent bird-watching opportunities here (look out for the great Hornbills) and, perhaps, the chance of sighting wild elephants. After lunch, take a village walk before returning to the ship. Continue upstream, passing below a seemingly endless new bridge across the vast width of the riverbed, to moor at Silghat.

Day 5: Kaziranga National Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Jeep safari to Kaziranga an area of approximately 430 sq kms, this UNESCO World Heritage is home to the world’s largest population of the Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros as well as the Indian Wild Water Buffalo. It has the highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers withone every five sq. km. The park an incredibly rich biodiversity hotspot with its marshy swamps and thickets of elephant grass, this park supports large populations of Indian elephants, Indian bison, swamp deer, and capped langurs.

Besides wildlife, Kaziranga National Park is also a birding paradise. A few of the bird species found here are the oriental honey buzzard, black-shouldered kite, white-tailed eagle, himalayan griffon to mention a few.

Day 6: Tea Gardens

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Return downstream to visit a tea estate and historic plantation house on the way. Learn about the tea production process from start to finish in this idyllic setting.

Day 7: Sualkuchi Silk Village

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sailing down past Guwhati moor here in the afternoon to see silk production from the cocoon, to spinning and weaving to make the typical saree worn by Assami women.


Day 8: Guwahati | Disembarkation

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark in the morning and transfer to airport.


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Bedroom: 12' x 10' Bathroom: 6' x 4' Showeroom: 2'8" x 3'4" Single Bed: 6'7" x 3'3"
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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