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 stayArrive 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 -Guwahati -Tezpur

Today in time transfer to airport to board your flight for Guwahati. 9W 619 Kolkata/Guwahati 1015/1120 Meeting & assistance on arrival and drive to Tezpur. If time permits, we will drive to Nilachal Hill to see the holy Maa Kamakhya Temple and city skyline from top of the hill. Continue the drive to Tezpur with lunch on the way (5 hrs drive). Reach Tezpur and board the Motor Vessel Manashputra.Dinner, briefing and overnight on board at Tezpur.

Day 4 Tezpur-Silghat - Kaziranga- Silghat

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 on board. 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. Dinner, briefing and overnight stay on board at Silghat.

Day 5 Silghat - Kaziranga - Silghat

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.Dinner, briefing and overnight stay on board at Silghat.

Day 6 Silghat -Kaziranga - Dhansiri

Morning, we cruise further through Kaziranga National Park on its Northern boundary. Breakfast & lunch on board. 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. Today we enjoy BBQ & bon fire evening on the deserted sand island.Dinner, briefing and overnight stay on board at Dhansiri.

Day 7 Dhansiri- Majuli- Neemati

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 on board game competitions, buy mementos in the on board Memento Shop or can participate in the Enriching Guest Lectures.Dinner, briefing and overnight stay on board downstream Neemati.

Day 8 Neemati- Sivasagar- Jorhat - Neematighat

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.Dinner, briefing and overnight stay on board vessel at Neematighat.

Day 8 Neematighat- Majuli- Neematighat

Today after breakfast on board 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 on board. 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, briefing and overnight stay on board vessel at Majuli.

Day 10 Neematighat -Dibrugarh- Kolkata

Morning visit Diski monastery perched on a rock overhanging a stream, which is the source of energy, used by the mills of the monastery. The monastery is full of Tangkas (silk paintings), magnificent giant statues of the Buddha and old mural paintings in which can be noted a multitude of influences. Later drive to Hundar. Bacterian camel safari subjects to availability. Overnight in camp at Diskit.

Day 11 Leave Kolkata

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

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