PRIVATE RIVER CRUISE: TEMPLES, TEXTILES AND RHINOS

4 days  |  Guwahati – Vijaynagar – Sualkuchi – Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary – Guwahati
Highlights
  • Track one-horned rhinos at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, known for its sizeable population of the armoured beasts

  • Visit the beautiful Umananda Temple at Peacock Island, one of the world's smallest inhabited river islands, on your private houseboat

  • Explore Aswaklanta Temple, an 18th century hilltop temple, and the nearby Hindu Vaishnavite monastery of Auniati

  • Get a feel of local life by riding your bicycles through bustling Assamese landscapes

  • Witness the entire process of silk manufacture at Sualkuchi, a riverine town that's famous for its stunning silk weaves

Cruise the Brahmaputra river, one of Asia's mightiest rivers and the lifeline of Assam, on your private houseboat, M.V. Rudra Singha. Experience life on this river as you visit river islands and hamlets that are microcosms of Assamese culture, with their temples filled with devotees and local markets brimming with life.

 

Discover Assam's rich textile heritage at Sualkuchi as you try your hand at crude wooden looms that produce exquisite mekhela chadors, the traditional two-piece attire of Assamese women; each home in this bustling little town is akin to a small weaving centre.

 

Home of the world's largest population of one-horned rhinos, a visit to Assam isn't complete without witnessing these armoured beasts in their natural habitat. Visit Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and track rhinos on a jeep safari.

This four-day cruise showcases the highlights of Guwahati and its vicinity, all from the comfort of your very own private houseboat.

On her maiden voyage, M.V. Rudra Singha was featured on Channel 4 UK's Great Canal Journeys. Watch the episode here >

Itinerary

DAY 1 | GUWAHATI - VIJAYNAGAR

Arrive at Uzanbazar Ghat in Guwahati by 9am to board MV Rudra Singha | Umananda Temple on Peacock Island | Askwaklanta Temple | Auniata Satra | Explore Vijayanagar by bicycle | Dinner and overnight on the boat

 

DAY 2 | SUALKUCHI

Sail upstream to Sualkuchi | Witness entire process of silk manufacture | Local market and emporium | Dinner and overnight on the boat

DAY 3 | POBITORA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Arrive near Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary by boat and ride your bicycle to its entry point | Jeep safari | Dinner and overnight on the boat

 

DAY r | DEPART

Sail downstream to Guwahati | Disembark after breakfast

We also offer other private cruising itineraries of longer or shorter durations – you can view detailed itineraries here. M.V. Rudra Singha is also available for private charters.

All our itineraries are customisable so contact us to discuss how we can better assist you in crafting the perfect holiday!

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