Assamese Safari

Assamese Safari

Rhino Land is another name for India's Kaziranga National Park. Located in the northeastern state of Assam, this wildlife sanctuary skirts the mighty Brahmaputra River and is home to the largest population of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros on Earth.

Sandip Hor travels to Kaziranga National Park along the Brahmaputra River.

Living, June 2017

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A taste of Assam

A taste of Assam

Sue Bryant gets a flavour of one of India’s wildest regions on a cruise of the mighty Brahmaputra.

I rafted down the Brahmaputra in 1984 and fell in love with it,” says Sanjay Basu, a mountain climber turned travel entrepreneur. “It’s such a wild, volatile river.” Roughly 33 years later, I’m drinking tea on the deck of Sanjay’s Brahmaputra dream, the 46-passenger MV Mahabaahu — one of only two cruise ships to operate on this vast waterway.

There’s a good reason for this. The Brahmaputra, which cuts through the state of Assam, is a beast of a river, rising on the Tibetan plateau and racing through China. It collects 40% of the annual Himalayan meltwater before reaching India, where it becomes swollen with monsoon rain and reaches 18 miles wide. Villagers farming the banks abandon their houses every spring and return to an altered landscape once the water has receded....

The Sunday Times

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On India's Brahmaputra River, singular serenity

On India's Brahmaputra River, singular serenity

I’ve been to India many times, but never on a river cruise and nev- er to the country’s northeast corner in the state of Assam. That changed last November when a friend and I spent a week on the Brahmaputra River that started even before we stepped onboard the 46-passenger Mahabaahu.

We were met at the airport in Guwahati house by our guides and on route to the boat stopped at the 17th-century Kamakhya Temple complex, with its traditional beehive domes and tantric history and practices, including animal sacrifice...

by Heidi Sarna

TravelWeekly

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Brahmaputra river cruise in Assam

Brahmaputra river cruise in Assam

Sandeep Hor's story on Mashabaahu cruise re-featured by TravMedia Asia , travel industries most powerful global network.

River cruising has emerged as a popular style of holidaying for luxury travellers. In Europe, cruising the Danube or Rhine has been popular for quite some time while journeying along other key rivers of the world, from the Nile and Amazon to the Yangtze, Irrawaddy and the Mekong are also gaining momentum. Indian river cruising is in its infancy. On a river cruise in India, you can cruise the Ganges and backwaters of Kerala in luxury ships. But of all the Indian river cruises, the spotlight is on a Brahmaputra River cruise in northeast India aboard luxury vessel MV Mahabaahu.

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Cruise in Focus - Mahabaahu

Cruise in Focus - Mahabaahu

Jane Archer reports from a river cruise on India's Brahmaputra aboard the Mahabaahu, a vessle operated by Far Horizon Tours.

The Cruise: This was a one week voyage on the Brahmaputra from Jorhat to Guwahati in Assam, India, that called at remote villages along the river bank and included wildlife safaris in and around Kaziranga National Park by boat or jeep...

February 2017
Travel Weekly Cruise, UK

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Brahmaputra river cruise in Assam, India

Brahmaputra river cruise in Assam, India

River cruising has emerged as a popular style of holidaying for luxury travellers. In Europe, cruising the Danube or Rhine has been popular for quite some time while journeying along other key rivers of the world, from the Nile and Amazon to the Yangtze, Irrawaddy and the Mekong are also gaining momentum. Indian river cruising is in its infancy. On a river cruise in India, you can cruise the Ganges and backwaters of Kerala in luxury ships. But of all the Indian river cruises, the spotlight is on a Brahmaputra River cruise in northeast India aboard luxury vessel MV Mahabaahu.

by Sandip Hor

Travel2Next.com

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MV Mahabaahu on Quirkycruise.com

MV Mahabaahu on Quirkycruise.com

MV Mahabaahu featuring in various articles on Quirkycruise.com.

Small Ship Reader Reviews: Far Horizon Tours’ MAHABAAHU on India’s Brahmaputra

Reviewer: Nripjit Singh Chawla from India. Cruise Line: Far Horizon Tours (also known as Adventure Resorts & Cruises). Ship: Mahabaahu. Destination: On River...read more

Small Ship Reader Reviews: Adventure Resorts & Cruises’ MAHABAAHU on the Brahmaputra River

Reviewer: Sue from the USA. Cruise Line: Adventure Resorts & Cruises. Ship: Mahabaahu. Destination: Assam, India. # of Nights: 7. Departure Date & Ports:...read more

10 Reasons to Take a Brahmaputra River Cruise on the M/V Mahabaahu

by Heidi Sarna. The 46-passenger M/V Mahabaahu, owned by India-based Adventure Resorts & Cruises and also sold by companies like Pandaw Cruises, is one of just two...read more

Small Ship Cruise Line Review: International Expeditions

International Expeditions ranks amongst the top adventure travel firms and is known for its creative itineraries and highly qualified staff who accompany its small...read more

The 10 Quirkiest Cruises

By Ted Scull & Heidi Sarna. This list changes in accordance with the tides, our moods, the stock market, and the new and cool cruises we learn about all the time....read more

Brahmaputra River Cruise - International Cruise Critic

Brahmaputra River Cruise - International Cruise Critic

Mystical, magical India -- once the haunt of hippies, backpackers and spiritual seekers -- is going mainstream, as more and more Westerners set off to discover its glories on a river cruise.

The advantages of river cruising have been well documented; many have praised its ease and convenience. Once onboard, you can relax, take your 'hotel' with you and explore many places effortlessly, in a brief space of time without feeling rushed.

In India, those assets are even more important as, in the land of heat, dust and boundless bureaucracy, getting about by other means can be a hot and exhausting hassle.

Traveling aboard a ' oating hotel' is also the best bet for maintaining access to consistently high standards of food and sanitation, thus avoiding the dreaded 'Delhi Belly.'

But which India river cruise is best for you? At present, the main options for Western tourists are cruises along the famous Ganges river (and its tributary, the Hooghly, which ows through West Bengal), or the Brahmaputra, which wends its way through Assam in the country's northeast, within sight of the Himalayas...

Cruise Control: Float Down the Brahmaputra On Board MV Mahabaahu

Cruise Control: Float Down the Brahmaputra On Board MV Mahabaahu

Ten-Second Takeaway

Explore the Brahmaputra river, and the surrounding Kaziranga National Park, with a cruise onboard the MV Mahabaahu. This tour combines the best of a cruise with the best of a safari, into one breathtaking journey.

River Ridin’

The MV Mahabaahu drifts down the Brahmaputra, with Kaziranga National Park on either side. There are modern amenities and comfortable cabins, but if you thought this cruise was only about some rest and relaxation, then you thought wrong.

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International Expeditions offers India cruise-tour

International Expeditions offers India cruise-tour

International Expeditions has introduced a tour-and-cruise trip that includes India's Brahmaputra River.

The 12-day "India: Kaziranga & Brahmaputra River" will include a cruise on the 58-passenger Mahabaahu. Guests will sail along India's Kaziranga National Park -- known for one-horned rhinos, hoolock gibbons and South Asian river dolphin -- in the Assam region of the country.

Passengers will visit remote villages, tea plantations and see wildlife. They will also get views of the Himalayas during the five-night cruise portion of the itinerary.

TravelWeekly.com

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The River Wild

The River Wild

Take a trip down the mighty Brahmaputra and discover some of India's most amazing sights, says Jane Archer.

I have just bitten into the hottest chilli in the world. It's the kind of thing I feel you have to do in India when challenged and I'm not sure what I expected when I accepted but it wasn't a feeling of, well, nothing. One second, two seconds. Friends watched for a reaction. I reached for my icy-cold beer...

River cruisers will know the joy of visiting vineyards, medieval towns, Baroque cathedrals, Breweries and Christmas markets as they sail the waterways of Europe, but as I am fast discovering, things are a bit different on this cruise...

World of Cruising

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10 Reasons to Take a Brahmaputra River Cruise on the M/V Mahabaahu

10 Reasons to Take a Brahmaputra River Cruise on the M/V Mahabaahu

The 46-passenger M/V Mahabaahu, owned by India-based Adventure Resorts & Cruises and also sold by companies like Pandaw Cruises, is one of just two riverboats offering voyages on the vast, remote and fascinating Brahmaputra River system in the eastern Indian state of Assam (the other is the humbler 24-passenger Charaidew). With my friend Sue, I sampled a weeklong Mahabaahu cruise in late November and here’s my quick take on why this quirky, very comfortable small ship cruise needs to be on your bucket list...

by Heidi Sarna

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