Following the Brahmaputra

Brahmaputra Cruise, Balipara, Kaziranga


Wild rhinos, lush tea plantations, the finest silks – Assam holds a wealth of treasures waiting to be discovered. Discover age-old craft traditions and sacred shrines on a private houseboat cruise of the Brahmaputra. Experience truly luxurious living on a colonial-era tea estate. No trip to Assam would be complete without mention of the majestic greater one-horned rhinoceros. On wildlife safaris, watch baby rhinos wallow in the mud as their mothers keep a watchful eye (on their calf and you) – just remember, they’re faster on their feet than they look!


  • Go on a luxurious 3-day private Brahmaputra River cruise
  • See the fine art of silk weaving in Sualkuchi village
  • Stay in a lush tea garden at Wild Mahseer
  • See rare plants and butterflies at the biodiverse Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark
  • Experience the thrill of rafting and birding at Nameri National Park
  • Spot wild rhinos on safari at Kaziranga National Park

DAY 1-3

In the foothills of the Eastern Himalaya, Assam is the gateway to India’s northeast, where the mighty River Brahmaputra sustains all life along the floodplains and cities. Spend three days on a luxurious river cruise aboard a private houseboat uncovering the many treasures of the river. With daytime pit stops to see Muga silk weaving and visit ancient island temples, you’ll enjoy fabulous Assamese cuisine made fresh by a chef onboard and spend peaceful evenings under the stars. 

DAY 4-7

With a heritage tea estate bungalow as your base, you can take long walks along a botanical trail, stroll through lush tea gardens, and go birding at Nameri National Park. Start your days with a delicate cup of Assamese first flush, followed by walks in the wilderness and sundowners by the fireplace.  As home to the largest one-horned rhino population in the world, a game drive in the wild grasslands of Kaziranga National Park is a truly special experience. Spot the lumbering beasts as they feed on tall grass and wallow in cool mud pits, often trailed by their young. 

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Brahmaputra Cruise, Balipara, Kaziranga


7 Nights

Best time to visit

November - April

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