From the holy Ganges to the Hugli and the mighty Brahmaputra, India’s fleet of cruise vessels are a peaceful way to see some of the great historical sites and natural beauty of the country.
Take in the ever-changing rural scenes from the deck as your river cruiser gently glides along the Brahmaputra River, travelling in style to places that are hard to reach by road. Behold the near pristine wilderness as you head to the North East to see the wildlife and unique culture of this region. Head ashore with your guide to sightsee and meet the locals.
Along the Ganges you will witness the daily life and communities that depend on this most sacred of waters as you travel between Farakka and Patna to historical locations less frequently visited. Glide along the Hugli, the artery of West Bengal, and discover a wealth of important places.
Life on board is relaxed, elegant and casual. Unpack and make yourself at home for a few days or a week. Fully serviced, well-appointed cabins have ensuites, and external views. Onboard meals are casual affairs where passengers meet to enjoy sumptuous meals, both Indian and Western.
Let the world pass you by as you travel on one of India’s great rivers. A gentle and comfortable way to visit otherwise inaccessible places, let us show you India from the deck of one of our favourite vessels.
Enjoy a unique cross section view of India with these fascinating river journeys from Assam Bengal Navigation.
Originating high in the Himalayas, the Brahmaputra River flows through the scenic Assam Valley where a UNESCO World Heritage listed national park and remote rural communities provide the traveller with a unique insight into life in this amazing region. Operated by Pandaw on the MV Mahabaahu.
This cruise covers the highlights of Assam, in India’s North East. Venture to less-explored parts of India, inaccessible by road. Experience first-hand its raw natural beauty and wildlife. Operated by Assam Bengal Navigation on the ABN Charaidew.
Explore the untouched villages and towns of rural India along the mighty Ganges river. Visit tea gardens, temples and monuments; explore villages on foot or in cycle rickshaws; browse craft workshops; enjoy barbecues on deserted river islands and walk the narrow alley ways of Varanasi. Operated by Assam Bengal Navigation on the ABN Rajmahal.
Cruising along the intimate lower Ganges side stream – the River Hugli – life seems to take on a much slower pace as you take in the great historical cities along the way. Discover rural India at its most idyllic and see great places few tourists venture. Operated by Assam Bengal Navigation on the ABN Rajmahal or ABN Sukapha.
A self-supporting eco-system vibrant with aquatic, plant and bird life, the backwaters of Kerala are a totally unique network of waterways that flow past palm tree-fringed rice paddies and villages, before streaming into the Arabian Sea. Meander through the largest backwater stretch of Vembanad Lake and the stunning waterways of Alleppey: “Venice of the East”. Operated by Oberoi Hotels on the MV Vrinda.
Cruising along the main branch of the Ganges, Mughal ruins, relics of the East India Company and Buddhist monuments, make for an exciting voyage through totally undiscovered territory. Operated by Assam Bengal Navigation on the ABN Rajmahal or ABN Sukapha.
Discover the best of India’s national parks and wildlife on this combination cruise and land tour. Experience the raw beauty of Assam in India’s North East – a relatively unexplored and untouched part of the country. Operated by Assam Bengal Navigation on the ABN Charaidew.