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The Brahmaputra Cruises 布拉马普特拉河游船

The Brahmaputra Cruises by Assam Bengal Navigation Company has been recognised by CNN International as one of the top 10 Most Adventurous Cruises in the World for 2013.


Originating near holy Mount Kailash in Tibet the Brahmaputra is one of the great Asian rivers. Crisscrossing through the Himalayas in a series of gorges it passes through Assam in India and when it reaches Bangladesh, almost 1000 miles later, it merges with the River Padma to form the immense Ganges Delta. The river bed in Assam can be extraordinary wide, up to 30 kms or so, with marvellous birdlife and unique species such as the Gangetic Dolphin


The Assam Bengal Navigation company offers the “Brahmaputra Cruises”, that feature visits and attractions such as wildlife viewing (both by jeep and on elephant back), village walks, visits to tea gardens, exploring country towns in cycle rickshaws, barbecues on deserted river islands, dance performances, and visits to craft workshops. Between October and April of every year the company offers a combination of 7-night, 10-night and 4-night cruises. Cruises can be combined to give durations up to 14 nights. 


The cruises also give access to two of the best National Parks in India, Kaziranga and Manas, with the former particularly famous for most of India’s one-horned rhinoceros and also elephant, tiger, wild buffalo, sambar, swamp deer, hog deer and many other species. Culturally there is a good mix with Palaces, Cooch Behar was once home to one of India’s richest Kings, and temples such as those on Majuli Island plus a variety of other interests such as tea plantations and World War II related sites. Majuli Island, reputedly the world’s largest river island and short-listed for future UNESCO World Heritage status on account of its rich culture. 


The ships used for the cruises have air-conditioned cabins and en-suite facilities. Cabins are equipped with comfy chairs and wide-opening windows. All accommodation is on the upper deck as is the bar and sitting room with the dining room on the lower deck. The sundeck offers both shaded and open areas to view the scenery. 


The Assam Bengal Navigation company also operates very comfortable jungle lodges – 


Bansbari Lodge: Cradled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the lodge is located at the entrance of the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, a World Heritage Site. With 16 double rooms and charming guest areas, Bansbari Lodge is the perfect confluence of nature and modern comforts. The region is noted for its spectacular scenery and diverse fauna, and is one of the richest Indian wildlife areas as the home of the tiger, pygmy hog, hispid hare and golden langur among nearly 60 mammal species, 42 reptile species, 7 amphibians and 500 species of birds. 
For more information on the lodge, please visit: http://www.assambengalnavigation.com/bansbari.php



Diphlu River lodge: This Lodge offers accommodation for 24 guests at a time, ensuring an exclusive and serene experience. There are 8 individual cottages and 4 semi-detached cottages. The raised cottages are made of natural materials like bamboo and wood, topped with thatched roofs to blend in with the forest surroundings. All cottages sleep 2 and are air-conditioned for comfort. Each cottage houses well-sized cosy beds, a spacious seating area as well as a writing desk, mini-bar and a small fridge topped with an electric kettle accompanied by a complimentary selection of tea and coffee. All shower bathrooms are en-suite with a roomy dressing area and a fitted wardrobe containing a safe. Special care has been taken to make full use of local materials and artefacts. Each individual cottage has a wide folding glass door opening onto a verandah with inviting cane chairs. 
For more information visit: http://www.diphluriverlodge.com/.

Diphlu River旅店:有8个独立小屋和4个半独立小屋,可同时容纳24位旅客,带来独特静谧的体验。这些小屋支离地面,使用竹子、木材等天然材料搭建,屋顶由茅草覆盖而成,与周围的森林融为一体。所有的小屋都能供两人就寝,并装备空调。每间小屋都有规格合适、舒适的床,宽敞的座位区,写字台,小型吧台,小冰箱,电热水壶及免费的茶和咖啡。所有的卫生间均配套宽敞的更衣间和壁柜,壁柜里配备保险箱。特色服务充分运用当地材料和手工艺品。 每间小屋都有宽大的折叠玻璃门通向阳台,阳台上摆放着藤椅供您享受。更多详情请访问:http://www.diphluriverlodge.com/

For more information on the Brahmaputra cruises, please visit: http://www.assambengalnavigation.com