Frequently asked questions
Q1. Do we need Vaccinations or malaria drugs?
No. During winters there are no mosquitoes in the Assam region. You can carry mosquitoes repellent if you would like.
Q2. Best time to visit?
October to April
Q3. What is best Upstream or Downstream?
Upstream has more sailing time of 10 hours in respect to the downstream. However, all activities and inclusions are the same in both the cruise streams.
Q4. Is transfers included?
Yes, but only at Jorhat and Guwahati (which is the starting and the end ports of 7 night cruise). Any transfers to and from other ports (for eg Silghat) on shorter cruise programs are extra.
Q5. What clothes to bring?
Safari and semi casual with light walking shoes, hat, sun glasses, etc
Q6. Best way to get to and depart from the cruise boarding/deboarding point
For upstream, Guwahati is well connected to all the major international arrival airports like New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.
For downstream, Neamati (near Jorhat airport), is directly connected to Kolkata and Guwahati only.
Q7. What is better Ganges cruise or Brahmaputra cruise?
Read the article by Cruise Critic to know more.
Q7. Ideal time to reach Guwahati / Jorhat Airport?
Pickup timings at Guwahati airport for arrivals is 1100hrs
Drop timings at Jorhat airport for departures is 1200hrs
Pickup timings at Jorhat airport for arrivals is 1330hrs
Drop timings at Guwahati airport for departures is 1100hrs