The Brahmaputra River was named as the Son of the Creator of the
Cosmos in Hindu mythology. It is recognised as holy by Hindus,
Buddhists, Jains and Bonpas.
Most people are completely unaware of this region where the
mighty Brahmaputra runs through Assam, let alone that it is one of
the greatest natural habitats outside of Africa. When you join a
river cruise on the Brahmaputra , not only can you see the vast
snow-covered Himalayan mountains in the distance, but also you can
set forth on elephant, jeep and boat safaris in an area otherwise
virtually accessible. Along the way, you can visit temples, tribal
villages, monasteries, ancient palaces and tea estates.
Bordered by the Kingdom of Bhutan to the north, an Assam river
cruise can be perfectly combined with a land tour to Bhutan, both
accessed via the northeast Indian city of Kolkata (or Calcutta it
used to be known).