Here’s Why You Should Cruise India’s Brahmaputra River

January 20, 2017

Being regular India visitors for the last two decades, we are often looking for new and the unexplored destinations and experiences.

And we know that for many of you who have been travelling the world for equally as long and longer – there’s a value placed on unique experiences and travel that has a sense of the new, or undiscovered to it.

India’s mighty Brahmaputra River is a destination that can give you that. Its size and power will amaze you and is sure to leave a lasting impression. For regular cruise-goers, it should be on your list of places to see this year.

You can experience it with us on one of the five authentic tours for 2017 of Remarkable East – the small group touring brand by India Unbound. Our 14 day Brahmaputra River Cruise starts in Kolkata on 11th October, 2017.  Cruising along the Brahmaputra into the north east state of Assam guarantees an adventure in comfort into parts of India few go.

Here are six reasons to cruise this mighty river in India.

#1 See the unexplored India

Remarkable East’s Brahmaputra River Tour will show you a rarely visited part of India. Discover a part of the country that’s inaccessible by road and less often travelled as you head into the North East. See a landscape, culture, sites, local villages and tribes that are unlike anywhere else in this intriguing country. Feel like an adventurer as you head into these unexplored destinations, with like minded travellers, journeying in comfort.

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# 2 No unpacking

Cruising provides you the ability to explore, to see new places and to move from location to location, but without the hassle of shifting hotels, daily vehicle travel and packing and unpacking every day.  The boat is your home for the length of your river journey – so unpack all your things in your private cabin when you embark, put away your suitcase and make it your own space. No rushing each morning to shift, no arriving at a hotel late each night.

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#3 Make it a real holiday

Too often on holidays we rush from place to place and don’t allow ourselves the time to settle in and enjoy a real holiday. Cruising slows you down, but allows you to explore. You can relax and have a holiday; but at the same time immerse yourself in the places you are visiting and the things you are witnessing and experiencing. As well as the sightseeing and land expeditions along the way, a cruise also gives you the time to do those things you want to do on holidays but never actually manage to do – like reading a book and pondering life with a quiet gin & tonic on the sundeck.

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#4 Kazaringa from a different perspective

Heading into Assam through our Brahmaputra Cruise Itinerary, you will head to one of India’s most unique wildlife destination. Kaziranga National Park is a UNSECO World Heritage listed site, famous for its great one-horned rhinos, as well as tigers, elephants and hundreds of bird species. Approaching the park through the river, you will see Kaziranga from a very different perspective. Observe the animals and spectacular scenery from the comfort of your boat as you gently sail through the park.

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#5 Like-minded travellers

A cruise creates the space to socialise each day and interact with people who like to travel the way you do. Enjoy the company of like-minded travellers, share the journey and experiences, but also have the space and freedom to do your own thing on board.


# 6 Begin in the fascinating city of Kolkata

Brahmaputra River Cruise starts in Kolkata, historically and architecturally significant as the one-time centrepiece of the British Raj. We’ll take you to the city’s main sights and delve deeper into the heart of this gateway city with a walking tour hosted by an expert resident guide. During our time in Kolkata, our accommodation is the magnificent Oberoi Grand hotel, fondly referred to as the `Grand Dame of Kolkata.’ A perfect start to the journey.

Oberoi Kolkata

Brahmaputra River Cruise runs for 14 days from 11-24 October, 2017.  Remarkable East – a collection of five genuinely small group tours for 2017/18 by India Unbound.