The Brahmaputra River in Assam is probably the only river across the sphere, which is admired as a Holy River by various religions including Hindu, Bonpa, Buddhist and Jains. Despite being one of the holiest rivers, Brahmaputra is also eminent for being the only river after the Zambezi River in Africa, where boat, elephant and jeep safaris are conducted for tourists. Named as the son of the creator of the universe, the Brahmaputra River is visited by plenty of tourists throughout the calendar.
One of the spectacular experiences to have in the river is taking absolute pleasure from the Brahmaputra river cruise vessel M.V. Mahabaahu featuring wildlife excursions, safari, village walks, exploration of tea gardens, barbecues on river islands, craft workshops and much more enticing activities.
About the ship:
The ship is 55m elongated and 10m in breadth housing five spacious decks. Powered by four generators and three marine engines, the ship has 2 suits with balcony, 9 superior cabins with balcony and 12 more superior cabins without any balcony. The ship was built in Kolkata in 2011. Since then the service quality in the cruise has been extraordinary resulting the cruise into one of the top 10 adventurous cruises in the world by CNN, which is a huge achievement in a matter of such short span of time.
On accessing the cruise cabins, one can witness the stunning Assamese decor of silk panels in golden Muga. Besides, the spacious windows take one through the picturesque vista around the river. The beddings and relaxing lodgings are absolutely breathtaking. Bathrooms in the cruise are also well-maintained with quality furnishings and fittings. There is also a well-stocked mini bar where the guests can enjoy a delightful time with their buddies.
Just imagine you step into a floating palace where you are left there with ample of amenities and generosities. The feel is always imperial! The Brahmaputra cruise in Assam is one such place that truly turns your imagination into reality. Here’s what one can avail when in the Brahmaputra cruise:
- Spa-branded amenities that cater amenities like moisturizer, conditioner, hand wash, shampoo, body wash etc.
- Daily lean & light menu options
- Buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, semi-seated dinner and seated theme dinners
- Onboard bakery with daily freshly baked breads and rolls
- Complimentary Regular Tea/Coffee from the Restaurant
- Welcome Drink and Assamese Traditional Reception
- Cooking Demo for some dishes from Indian Cuisine
- Pool table Round the clock hospitality bar on the Main Deck
- Shoes cleaning after excursions
- Cold towel service after excursions
- Various board games
- Sun deck
- Meeting room with flat screen TV and sound system
- Lounge Library with modern and classic fiction of the north-east
- Swimming Pool etc.
Best time to grab the Cruise deal:
The Brahmaputra cruise authority offers various lucrative excursions from October to April featuring a series of 5-day, 8-day and 11-day cruises. The river trip takes you from Kolkata to Guwahati and Dibrugarh. Besides, various packages like 7 nights/8 days, 5 nights/6 days, 4 nights/5 days etc. can also be availed by the guests. One of the most popular amongst these is 7 nights Brahmaputra cruises, which includes exploring the cities like Jaipur, Delhi and Agara. On the other hand, the basic Brahmaputra 7 nights itinerary may take a visitor from Jorhat to Guwahati, or upstream the other way. Depending on the package and amenities that one avails, the charges will vary accordingly.
The Brahmaputra River cruise is indubitably one of the incredible things that one should do for an offbeat experience. Blend of quality food, luxury stay and getting involved into various excursion activities on the go is something that a traveller should experience at least once.
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