Being a regular visitor to India for more than 20 years, I am often looking for the new and the unexplored.
And I know that for many travellers who have been traversing the globe for equally as long and longer – there’s a value placed on experiences that are unique 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.
Cruising along the Brahmaputra into the north east state of Assam guarantees an adventure into parts of India few go.
Here are five reasons you should consider a cruise to this remarkable region.
The unexpected and unexplored India
Our Brahmaputra River Cruise will show you places in India rarely visited. Discover a part of India that’s inaccessible by road and less often travelled as you head into India’s North East. See a landscape, culture, sites, local villages and tribes that are unlike anywhere else in this intriguing country. Your inner adventurer is sure to be pleased heading to these unexplored destinations.
Cruising provides one of the ultimate luxuries when travelling – the ability to explore, to see new places and to move from location to location, but without the hassle of shifting hotels, constant vehicle travel and unpacking each day. The boat is your home-away-from-home for a week or so – you can unpack all your things in your private cabin, tuck your suitcase away and make it your own space. No rushing each morning to shift, no arriving at a hotel late each night.
Real time to relax
Too often on holidays we rush around from place to place and don’t allow ourselves the time to settle in and enjoy a real holiday. A cruise slows you down, but allows you to explore. You can relax and have a vacation; but at the same time really immerse yourself in the places you are visiting and the things you are seeing 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 think you will do on holidays but never do – read those books you’ve brought on the sundeck with a quiet gin & tonic, do a sudoko or crossword, and all those podcasts you’ve stored but haven’t listened to during the year!
Wildlife and culture
Heading into Assam through a Brahmaputra River Cruise, 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 rhinoceroses, as well as tigers, elephants, water buffalo, swamp deer and numerous bird species. By cruising into this region, you will see Kaziranga from a very different perspective. Observe the animals and spectacular scenery from the comfort of your boat as you gentle sail through the park.
Company of like-minded travellers
A cruise gives you the opportunity 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 the day’s experiences together, but also have the space and freedom on board to do your own thing.
Lincoln Harris is Founder at India Unbound.