TOUR ROUTE: GUWAHATI – TEZPUR – KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK – JORHAT – SIVASAGAR – MAJULI – DIBRUGARH
Day 01: Arrival at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport , Guwahati in Assam. Clients will be received by our ground staff . If time permits, we will drive to Nilachal Hill to see the holy Maa Kamakhya Temple and city skyline from top of the hill. Drive to Tezpur, lunch on the way (5 hrs Drive). Reach Tezpur and board the vessel. Dinner, Briefing and Overnight onboard at Tezpur.
Day 02: 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 Onboard. 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. Reach Silghat, Dinner, Briefing and Overnight stay onboard at Silghat.
Day 03: 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.
Day 04: Morning, we cruise further through Kaziranga National Park on its Northern boundary. Breakfast & Lunch onboard. If luck favours, we may have sightings of herds of deer, wild elephants or even a big cat. Arrive at Upstream Dhansirimukh for overnight stay.
Day 05: Today we sail for whole day. 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. Later continue sailing further upstream for the day. While sailing, guest can participate in the Yoga Class, enjoy onboard game competitions, buy mementos in the Onboard Memento Shop or can participate in the Enriching Guest Lectures. Dinner, Briefing and Overnight stay onboard downstream Kamalabari (Majuli).
Day 06: Today after breakfast onboard 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 onboard. Dinner, Briefing and Overnight stay onboard vessel at Neematighat.
Day 07: 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 Tea Garden in Jorhat. If time permits we may visit Jorhat Market before returning 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.
Day 08: We rise early morning to prepare for checkout. Take an early breakfast and then depart for the Airport for the onward journey. Tour terminates…