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BOUTIQUE HERITAGE STAY ON THE BRAHMAPUTRA: MAJULI ISLAND & REMNANTS OF THE AHOM DYNASTY

4 days  |  Jorhat – Majuli Island – Sibsagar – Jorhat
Highlights
  • Discover the monastic culture of Majuli, the world's largest river island and an idyllic village

  • Walk through the villages of the Mishing tribe and observe the everyday lives of this agrarian folk

  • Explore the mighty Brahmaputra river by country boat

  • Visit Sibsagar, a town in upper seat that was once a prominent city during the Ahom Dynasty

  • Marvel at the architectural remnants that the Ahoms left behind and the town's impressive collection of temples & shrines

  • Learn about the Ahom dynasty of Assam, kings of Thai stock who ruled Assam for 600 years

  • Stay in a heritage passenger vessel – your "floating hotel" on the Brahmaputra river – from the 70s that's been entirely refurbished for comfortable riverine living

  • Sip on a gin & tonic on the sundeck of ABN Charaidew I and enjoy a spectacular sunset on the Brahmaputra river

Stay aboard the heritage passenger vessel, ABN Charaidew I, on the Brahmaputra river, one of Asia's mightiest rivers and the lifeline of Assam. Experience the best of riverine living from your twin-bedded cabin with en suite, decked out in Assamese looms and cane furniture.

 

Discover life on this river as you visit Majuli, the world's largest river island and the tiny Mishing hamlet within it. Immerse yourself in Assamese culture, and visit satras or monasteries of the neo-Vaishavite sect; taste local cuisine at a humble joint; and learn about the way of life of the Mishing tribal folk.

Then, head to Sibsagar, a small town in upper Assam which carries the heritage of the Ahom dynasty of Thai origin, who ruled the Brahmaputra valley from 1228 till 1826 (around 600 years). Visit the architectural ruins they left behind, as well as important places of worship for Assamese locals like the Shiva Dol, Vishnu Dol and Devi Dol shrines.

Itinerary

DAY 1 | JORHAT/DIBRUGARH

Fly into Jorhat or Dibrugarh in the state of Assam | Transfer to ABN Charaidew I (docked near Majuli Island) by country boat | Afternoon at leisure | Dinner and overnight on ABN Charaidew I

DAY 2 | MAJULI

Sumptuous breakfast on board | Cruise to Majuli Island by country boat | Visit the island's satras or monasteries of the neo-Vaishnavite sect | Enjoy a monastic dance performance | Visit a Mishing village and discover their simple agrarian way of life | Sample delicious Assamese cuisine at a humble joint on the island | Dinner and overnight on ABN Charaidew I

DAY 3 | SIBSAGAR

Sumptuous breakfast on board | Cruise to Neemati Ghat in Jorhat by country boat | Drive to Sibsagar | Visit Talatar Ghar (originally an army base) and Rang Ghar (royal sports pavilion) , two of the best preserved architectural remnants from the Ahom Dynasty | Visit Shiva Dol, Vishnu Dol and Devi Dol shrines | Learn about the history of the Ahoms at the Tai museum | Dinner and overnight on ABN Charaidew I

DAY 4 | DEPART

Sumptuous breakfast on board | Cruise to Neemati Ghat in Jorhat by country boat to head to your next destination

Note: country boat transfers are subject to prevailing river and weather conditions. The Tai museum is closed on Fridays.

PRICE

INR 32,914 per person on a twin-sharing basis aboard ABN Charaidew I

Price includes:

  • All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary by A/C SUVs (excluding airport transfers)

  • Services of an English-speaking escort

  • A monastic dance performance at Majuli

  • 3 nights' accommodation aboard ABN Charaidew I on a twin-share basis in an A/C cabin with an en suite bathroom

  • Half-board (breakfast and dinner)

  • Transfers to and from ABN Charaidew I by country boat

  • Any applicable entrance fees

  • GST

Price excludes:

  • Air/train fares

  • Airport transfers

  • Camera charges, tips, drinks, laundry

  • Insurance, telephone charges

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