Duration

11 nights/12 days

Tour Plan

Day 01 Arrive Kolkata

Arrive Kolkata by international flight. Meeting & assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 02 Kolkata-Sightseeing

Morning visit to flower market. Later, you can enjoy an included tour of Kolkata, more familiar to the British as Calcutta, a vast and sprawling port in the province of West Bengal in the north-east of India. Unlike Delhi or Agra, it is not an ancient city, but was founded by British merchants in the late 17th century, and was the capital of India until 1911. The city retains many reminders of the Raj, including St Paul’s Cathedral and the Victoria Memorial, Kolkata’s most imposing and monumental marble edifice opened by the Prince of Wales in 1921. Many of the old buildings of the British era in Park Street now house government offices. Despite the undeniable overcrowding and pollution, Kolkata has a fascination all of its own, and its inhabitants are known all over India for their sense of humour. Overnight stay.

Day 03 Kolkata- Dibrugarh- Neematighat

Today in time transfer to airport to board flight for Dibrugarh AI 709 Kolkata/Dibrugarh 1005/1235 (via Dimapur) Meeting & assistance on arrival and proceed to Neemati Ghat with lunch enroute in a restuarnat. Reach Neemati, board the Motor Vessel Manashputra. Dinner, briefing and overnight stay on board at Neematighat.

Day 4 Neematighat- Sivasagar- Jorhat - Neematighat

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 and overnight stay on board at Neematighat.

Day 5 Neematighat- Majuli

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, briefing and overnight stay on board near Majuli.

Day 6 Majuli- Dhansiri

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 & bon fire evening on the deserted sand island. Dinner & overnight on board downstream Dhansiri.

Day 7 Dhansiri - Silghat

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 on board. 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 on board by the local artist. Dinner & overnight stay on board at Silghat.

Day 8 Silghat- Kaziranga -Silghat

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 on board at Silghat.

Day 8 Silghat- Kaziranga - Tezpur

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 on board. 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. Dinner and overnight stay on board at Tezpur.

Day 10 Tezpur - Guwahati - Kolkata

Early morning after breakfast we proceed to Guwahati Airport to board flight for Kolkata. On the way to airport, if time permits, we will visit the Kamakhaya Temple. Lunch will be served in local restaurant. 9W 7014 Guwahati/Kolkata 1550/1705 Arrive Kolkata and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 11 Leave Kolkata

Today in time transfer to airport to board the return flight.

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