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Assam & the Mighty Brahmaputra

A journey through Northern India’s Assam region aboard the MV Mahabaahu

  • 16 January 2019
  • 30 January 2019
  • 13 February 2019
  • 20 November 2019
  • 15 January 2020
  • 29 January 2020
  • 11 November 2020
  • Wildlife Tours/ Natural World
  • Sunset on the Brahmaputra

Assam, the Indian state that lies south of Tibet and Bhutan and north of Bangladesh and the mighty Brahmaputra River which flows through it, offers a plethora of experiences and sights for the naturalist, birdwatcher and cultural traveller. Join us aboard the MV Mahabaahu as we traverse the river in comfort visiting national parks, temples, monasteries, tea plantations and tribal villages. Running for some 1800 miles from its source in the Tibetan Himalaya to its delta in the Bay of Bengal, the river scenery is quite unlike anything you would have witnessed before.

Within striking distance of the river are a number of significant national parks and amongst the many highlights of our river expedition will be the time spent exploring the World Heritage Site at Kaziranga where the world’s largest population of one horned rhino reside. In addition to the large numbers of rhino, the region is home to elephants, wild buffaloes and the elusive tiger. Fresh water dolphins reside in the river and with over four hundred varieties of migratory and domestic birds, this is one of the greatest natural habitats of wildlife outside of Africa with National Geographic referring to the area as the Serengeti of India.

The history, wildlife and tribal culture of this region of India are unique and will be brought to life by our expert local guides. The roads may be poor and the tourist infrastructure very much in its infancy, but that is precisely why we find this region so exciting and this unusual journey is one for those who wish to witness this extraordinary area, its diverse cultures and marvellous wildlife but who are weary of the more well-trodden paths around the world.

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  • Our View

    Life along the Brahmaputra River

    "Due to the increasing popularity of our river cruises along the Brahmaputra River we have chartered the MV Mahabaahu, a luxurious vessel whose operators have a long-established presence in Assam and a wealth of local expertise. We have designed the itinerary around a seven night cruise in order to offer the intrepid traveller a true taste of this remarkable region without having to leave home shores for a prolonged period of time. The MV Mahabaahu has only recently been built and offers considerable comfort across all five of her decks. Her size, facilities and refinement set her apart from most of the cruise ships in this region and, when not ashore sightseeing or spotting some of India’s finest wildlife you can take a dip in the pool, enjoy a massage treatment or simply enjoy lazing on the top deck whilst watching life unfold on the riverbank."

    Julian Hartley – Product Manager 

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    Noble Caledonia Ltd cover the costs of administering the NCCT so that 100% of your donation will go directly to the beneficiaries. Money is raised from a percentage of Noble Caledonia’s profits and through fundraising by staff and donations from our travellers and business partners.

                                                                                                                                                                                        

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Mahabaahu

Mahabaahu

For our exploration of Assam and the great Brahmaputra River we have charted the MV Mahabaahu, a stylish and elegant vessel which accommodates 46 guests. The vessel has a total of five decks and facilities include a swimming pool, spa and restaurant and an open top deck from where you can watch the busy life of the waterside villages pass by as well as watch for wildlife. 

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Itinerary

  • Asian elephants
  • Colourful Indian Roller, Kaziranga National Park

Day 1 - London to Kolkata, India.

Fly by scheduled indirect flight from London to Kolkata.

Day 2 - Kolkata.

Arrive in the morning and transfer to the Oberoi Grand Hotel for a three night stay. Following lunch at the hotel, enjoy an afternoon tour of India’s second largest city. Dinner will be at our hotel this evening.

Day 3 - Kolkata.

After breakfast and a leisurely morning at our luxurious hotel, we will enjoy lunch in a local restaurant followed by a visit to Kolkata’s vibrant and colourful flower market. Following time here, we will take in what is arguably one of the best ways to see Kolkata, whilst sailing along the River Hooghly by local boat. Return to the hotel before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant tonight.

Day 4 - Kolkata.

This morning our excursion will focus on the wonderfully opulent and eccentric Marble Palace, displaying some incredible and varied works of art; South Park Cemetery, the last resting place of many of Kolkata’s early British settlers and The Mother House, the former home and last resting place of Mother Theresa. After lunch in a local restaurant, we will return to our hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Dinner will be at our hotel this evening.

Day 5 - Kolkata to Guwahati.

Depart on a morning flight to Guwahati and on arrival drive up Nilachal Hill to see the holy Kamakhya temple. With its tantric rites and animal sacrifice, the more squeamish may prefer to content themselves with the exterior. We continue on to the MV Mahabaahu and following embarkation and an orientation of the vessel, we will visit Peacock Island (time permitting), famous for being one of the smallest river islands in the world and home to the endangered Golden Langur monkey. Enjoy Welcome Dinner and Drinks on board.

Day 6 - Guwahati to Orang Point.

Setting sail early in the morning, you may wish to start your day with some invigorating yoga, or simply sitting in one of the many public areas and enjoying the passing scenery. After breakfast we will enjoy a talk by one of the vessel’s experts before dropping anchor and visiting one of the local villages, learning much about how the nomadic people in this region spend their lives. Continue sailing, with lunch on board, until the early evening when the vessel will moor at a deserted sandbank where a bonfire and barbecue shall be prepared.

Day 7 - Sail to Silghat.

Following breakfast and a morning talk, we will spend our time enjoying the ship’s facilities and the breathtaking scenery before having lunch. After, head off by jeep to Kaliabore Tea Estate where, within these spectacular grounds (tea estates are often referred to as gardens for good reason), we will learn much about the manufacture of this most English of drinks. We will continue to a jute mill, where ecologically friendly gunny bags are produced using a system of spinning and drawing, manufactured by the most wonderful machines. We return to the vessel for a cultural evening with dinner.

Day 8 - Kaziranga National Park and Bishwanath Ghat.

This morning we will head out to one of the finest examples of conservation and ecology in India, Kaziranga National Park. Following extensive efforts to cultivate the beasts, sighting of one horned rhino within the park is remarkably common and, during our two safaris, one in the Western range by jeep and also, a spectacular elephant safari, we shall be given the very best chance of getting close to all of Kaziranga’s endemic wildlife. While the rhinos themselves are reason enough to visit, the park is home to over 50 other mammals, 40 reptiles and over 500 birds including wild elephants, hog deer, crested serpent eagles and of course, the Bengal tiger. Following lunch back on board our vessel and time to relax, this afternoon we visit a cotton and silk weaving village where we can glimpse how the locals live and of course, have the chance to purchase some of their wares.

Day 9 - Kaziranga National Park Eastern Range.

Taking the Mahabaahu’s two tenders, we will travel along the waterfront of Kaziranga where we will be able to explore its rich and varied wildlife. Having the vessel’s tenders will afford us a further perspective of the national park as lizards, otters, birds, and larger mammals, such as rhino and elephant congregate along its riverbanks. Return to the vessel for lunch and, later today, enjoy a cookery demonstration of some local cuisine by the Mahabaahu’s accomplished head chef. Tonight, dependent on mooring conditions, we will return to the solitary banks of the Brahmaputra for a further bonfire under the stars.

Day 10 - Mishing Village.

The Mishing people are the second largest tribal group in North-East India, with a population of over a million in Assam alone. Today, we will pause by the banks of the river to explore a Mishing village with its characteristic ‘Chang Ghar’ houses on raised platforms. All Mishing women are expert weavers and during our time we will be provided with a demonstration of the skill used in making typical Assamese dresses and precisely how to don their tribal clothing. On returning to our vessel, enjoy a traditional Assamese evening.

Day 11 - Majuli Island.

Majuli is the world’s largest river island and possesses unique Hindu monasteries famed for their dance-drama performances - the whole island is now shortlisted for future UNESCO World Heritage status. On today’s excursion, we will witness a traditional cultural performance before travelling to Kamalabari monastery to witness Vaishnavite priests carrying out their ritualistic ceremonies. After lunch on board our vessel, we head by jeep to Sibsagar, the one-time capital of the kings of Assam. Shan by origin (Assam and Siam share the same derivation) but converted to Hinduism, they ruled Assam for some 700 years until the 1820s, and their culture and architecture is a strange and delightful amalgam of Indian and South East Asian. We will see temples with stupa-like profiles, and palaces of distinctive form. For the record book, the temple tank here is believed to be the world’s largest hand-excavated reservoir. We return to our vessel for a farewell dinner.

Day 12 - Assam to Kolkata.

Disembark after breakfast for our flight to Kolkata. On arrival transfer to the Oberoi Grand Hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 13 - Kolkata to London.

Depart this morning by scheduled indirect flight, arriving into London this evening.

  • Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros, Kaziranga National Park
  • Kaliabore Tea Estate
  • Elusive tiger

Dates and Prices

SPECIAL OFFER SAVE £300 PER PERSON FOR A LIMTED TIME ONLY
Prices per person based on double occupancy
16 to 28 January 2019 • 13 to 25 February 2019
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
C Superior cabin without balcony on Parshuram and Gadadhar Singha Deck £3995 £3695
B Superior cabin with private balcony on Gadadhar Singha Deck £4295 £4295
A Suite with private balcony on the Gadadhar Singha Deck £4595 £4595
C Superior cabin without balcony on Parshuram and Gadadhar Singha Deck for sole use £5495 £5195
30 January 2019 to 11 February 2019
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
C Superior cabin without balcony on Parshuram and Gadadhar Singha Deck £4295 £3995
B Superior cabin with private balcony on Gadadhar Singha Deck £4595 £4595
A Suite with private balcony on the Gadadhar Singha Deck £4895 £4895
C Superior cabin without balcony on Parshuram and Gadadhar Singha Deck for sole use £5995 £5695
20 November 2019 to 2 December 2019
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
C Superior cabin without balcony on Parshuram and Gadadhar Singha Deck £4395 £4095
B Superior cabin with private balcony on Gadadhar Singha Deck £4695 £4395
A Suite with private balcony on the Gadadhar Singha Deck £4995 £4695
C Superior cabin without balcony on Parshuram and Gadadhar Singha Deck for sole use £6295 £5995
15 to 27 January 2020 • 29 January 2020 to 10 February 2020 • 11 to 23 November 2020
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
C Superior cabin without balcony on Parshuram and Gadadhar Singha Deck £4595 £4295
B Superior cabin with private balcony on Gadadhar Singha Deck £4895 £4595
A Suite with private balcony on the Gadadhar Singha Deck £5295 £4995
C Superior cabin without balcony on Parshuram and Gadadhar Singha Deck for sole use £6595 £6295

Tour Reference Code: RCMB

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air travel • Four nights hotel accommodation in Kolkata on full board basis • Seven nights aboard the MV Mahabaahu on full board basis • Shore excursions • Noble Caledonia Tour Manager • Gratuities • Transfers • Port taxes • UK airport taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance, Indian visa, camera fees in national parks.

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Mahabaahu

For our exploration of Assam and the great Brahmaputra River we have charted the MV Mahabaahu, a stylish and elegant vessel which accommodates 46 guests. The vessel has a total of five decks and facilities include a swimming pool, spa and restaurant and an open top deck from where you can watch the busy life of the waterside villages pass by as well as watch for wildlife. 

 
  • MV Mahabaahu
    MV Mahabaahu
  • Soma Lounge
    Soma Lounge
  • Pool
    Pool
  • Sun Deck
    Sun Deck
  • Superior double-bedded cabin with balcony
    Superior double-bedded cabin with balcony
  • Superior twin-bedded cabin
    Superior twin-bedded cabin
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    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download.  

    We are delighted you have chosen the MV Mahabaahu for your upcoming voyage along the Brahmaputra.

    For our exploration of Assam and the great Brahmaputra River we have charted the MV Mahabaahu, a stylish and elegant vessel which accommodates 46 guests. The vessel has a total of five decks and facilities include a swimming pool, spa, restaurant and an open top deck from where you can watch the busy life of the waterside villages pass by as well as watch for wildlife. We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage. 

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do in the event of emergency.

    ALL ABOARD

    Your times for embarkation and disembarkation will be provided by your Cruise Director.

    ANIMALS

    No animals are allowed aboard the vessel.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    During your time on board, various announcements will be made by the ship’s crew and the Cruise Director. Please listen out for these announcements as they will be of importance or interest.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    Your bill for drinks consumed throughout the journey should be settled at the end of your journey. There is a 24 hour tea/coffee station available and water is available at mealtimes and replenished daily within your cabin.

    BICYCLES

    None available onboard.

    CABIN DIMENSIONS

    The vessel’s two suites located on the ship’s Gadadhar Singha deck measure a generous 283 square feet and include an outside balcony with chairs. The nine superior cabins with balcony are also located on the ship’s Gadadhar Singha deck and measure 206 square feet, whereas the 12 superior cabins without balcony, are located on both the Gadadhar Singha and Parshuram deck and measure 150 square feet.

    CABIN FACILITIES

    All cabins, which are furnished in traditional Assamese fineries, feature ample closet space, television, individual climate control, hair dryer, in-house telephone, in-room safe, small fridge, bathrobes and slippers, bathroom amenities and a choice of bed configuration (double or twin).

    CLIMATE CONTROL

    All cabins have individually controlled heating and air cooling. We recommend ensuring your windows and doors are shut for optimal performance of the unit.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    An English speaking Cruise Director will accompany you on your voyage, along with a Noble Caledonia team.

    CURRENCY

    The currency onboard is the Rupee. The ship accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Debit Cards. Cash payments in Rupees are also accepted. An itemised bill will be presented to each passenger prior to their disembarkation for any items purchased during the cruise.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Each day’s programme can be found within your cabin.

    DRESS CODE

    Comfortable and practical attire is recommended during the day for excursions and something a little dressier for the evening. (Black tie is not necessary).

    ELECTRICITY

    Electricity onboard is 220v, 50 Hertz. The ship holds 3 pin plug sockets. For safety reasons, the use of electrical irons is not permitted onboard. A shaver plug can be located in your cabin’s washroom.

    ELEVATOR

    An elevator is on board the vessel and accesses all decks other than the Donyi Polo Deck.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation and Disembarkation times will be provided by your Cruise Director. Please take careful note of these announcements.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    Full details of the ship’s emergency and safety procedures will be provided following your embarkation. There is no Doctor on board the vessel itself, however a number of the ship’s crew are trained in first aid and there are a number of good hospitals close-by to the banks of the river.

    FIRE SAFETY

    A fire alarm is installed in each of the ship’s cabins and also in its public areas. Extensive fire equipment is located onboard the vessel. 

    FIRST AID + MEDICAL MATTERS

    A number of crew are fully trained and certified to provide First Aid. Further medical assistance can be sought from one of the hospitals along the river in the event of emergency. Should you require emergency assistance, please call the ship’s reception.

    FITNESS ROOM

    There are number of outdoor exercise machines located on the vessel’s Parshuram Deck.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price, however if you feel that certain individuals deserve special award, you are of course free to remunerate as you please.

    GIFT SHOP

    A small number of practical and souvenir items are available to purchase during the cruise.

    HAIR DRESSER

    A hair dresser is available on board.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    Your cabin will be cleaned once a day and you will be provided with a ‘turn down’ service at night.

    KEYS TO CABIN

    Each cabin will receive their own cabin key. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to exchange the cabin key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship, we would please ask for you to give your shore pass back to reception in exchange for your cabin key.

    LAUNDRY

    A laundry service is provided onboard at additional cost. Ironing and tailoring of clothes can also be arranged at a supplement. No dry cleaning is available onboard.

    LIBRARY AND GAMES

    A selection is available onboard within the ship’s Soma Lounge.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Lost property can be handed in to the ship’s reception. Please ensure you have all of your belongings with you before you return home. Should you leave items onboard the ship we are only able to return them to you at your own cost.

    MASSAGE

    There is a massage room aboard the vessel along with steam and sauna room, Jacuzzi and beauty therapy room.

    MEALS

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served onboard. Breakfast and lunch are both buffet-style, and dinner is a served affair. Dietary requests can be catered for (on request). Please provide any such requests in writing to Noble Caledonia at the time of your reservation and please reiterate these requests to the ship’s Hotel Manager upon your embarkation.

    MOORING

    In larger cities, docking space is allocated by the local river authorities. While highly unlikely, on occasion other river cruise vessels may be required to dock alongside our ship. This may result in restricted cabin views and may also entail us being required to embark and disembark the ship through another vessel’s public area and/or for the other ship’s passengers to do the same. The majority of the ship’s moorings will be at sandbanks along the river.

    MOSQUITOES

    Please ensure you take the appropriate precautions to guard against mosquito bites.

    NEWSPAPERS

    None available onboard.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Despite our meticulous planning efforts, there may be times when changes must be made to the daily programme due to circumstances beyond our control. This could be due to difficult local conditions such as build-up of sand along the river bed or fluctuating water levels. The ship’s Captain and crew will do their utmost to find the best and safest solution. Any changes to the day’s schedule will be communicated as soon as possible.

    PAYMENTS ONBOARD

    The vessel operates a signed-chit system whereby no payment is immediately required (the vessel only requiring a signature for your purchase) and, only at the end of the cruise will you be presented with your final itemised bill to settle.

    POST

    The vessel sells postcards and stamps for you to purchase (subject to availability) and, items can be posted on your behalf by the ship’s crew (although as they are unable to do so at every port of call, this could take longer than if you were to post yourself). Please note that neither the ship nor Noble Caledonia can be held responsible for items of post that are not successfully delivered on your behalf.

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    A questionnaire will be provided to all passengers towards the end of their sailing. We would be grateful for you to complete and return this.

    RECEPTION

    The lobby is staffed 24 hours a day.

    ROOM SERVICE

    Room service is not available, although should you feel unwell and unable to make it to the ship’s restaurant, special arrangements can be made.

    SAFE

    All cabins are fitted with a safe and we recommend you place your valuables inside the safe whenever you are away from your room. Please remember to remove all items from your safe prior to you departing the vessel at the end of the cruise.

    SAFETY

    Please take careful note of all safety instructions provided to you by the Master and crew of the vessel. Full safety instructions shall be provided upon your embarkation.

    SAUNA

    A sauna and Jacuzzi are both available onboard the vessel.

    SMOKING

    Smoking within your cabin or any of the vessel’s public areas is strictly prohibited. Designated smoking areas are provided and can be advised by the ship’s reception upon embarkation.

    SUN DECK

    The ship has a Sun Deck which is available for guests to enjoy with its own bar area and furnishings. There may be times, for example at periods of inclement weather or low bridges, whereby it is necessary to close the Sun Deck. Please listen carefully to the Captain and Crew for instruction. Please also note that the Sun Deck and its steps may become slippery if the weather is cool or dew forms.

    SWIMMING POOL

    The ship’s swimming pool is located on the Gadadhar Singha deck.

    TELEPHONE

    A telephone is provided within each cabin.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are not usually permitted aboard the vessel, however with the prior consent of the ship’s reception, this can sometimes be made possible. Please provide as much notice as possible to the senior staff so that the necessary arrangements can be made. The ship’s operators reserve the right to deny boarding to any visitors.

    WATER

    Complimentary water is available during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bottled water is available within your cabin and during excursions and can also be purchased at additional cost on board.

    WIFI

    Wireless internet connection is included onboard the vessel, although is only accessible within the ship’s lobby area. Please note that wireless connection can be variable during the journey.

    PLEASE NOTE: 

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    Spread over five decks, the ship has a number of public areas and facilities to ensure that you remain comfortable and relaxed throughout your journey. These include a lounge and bar with a well-stocked library, massage and treatment room offering traditional Ayurvedic therapies, steam and sauna room, Jacuzzi, hair salon and a beauty room. There is also a swimming pool and small outside gym area and a large sun deck – the Donyi Polo Deck - with its own seating area and bar where you may relax and observe life on the banks of the river. The restaurant seats all passengers in one sitting and is also the room where the lectures will be held. The facilities also include a hospitality bar, pool table, tea and coffee station and a lift that services all decks other than the Donyi Polo Deck.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Meals are taken in the vessel’s single-sitting Mungri Mungram restaurant located on the vessel’s Rudra Singha Deck. The restaurant seats all passengers in an open seat arrangement and the food reflects the flavours of the region, whilst also offering an extensive selection of western dishes. There is an onboard bakery and breakfasts and lunches are a full buffet with both western and Indian delicacies being offered. Vegetarian options are available and dietary requests can be catered for on request. Dinners are served and will often be themed, the restaurant team taking great pride in showcasing the many cuisines and dishes from around India. A 24 hour tea and coffee station is available. 

  • For your comfort

    For your comfort

    The MV Mahabaahu meets with health and safety measures implemented and enforced by the relevant governing bodies and a full safety briefing will be given upon embarkation of the ship. Crew members are always on hand to assist should you require and the vessel will be escorted by the local River authorities, offering additional support and assistance if at all required.

  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin/Suite

    All cabins and suites are furnished in traditional Assamese fineries and feature ample closet space, television, hairdryer, in-house telephone, in-room safe and a choice of bed configuration (double or twin). The en-suite bathrooms include spa-branded amenities, bathrobes and slippers. There are two suites located on the ship’s Gadadhar Singha Deck which measure a generous 283 square feet and include an outside balcony with chairs. The nine superior cabins with balcony, also located on the ship’s Gadadhar Singha Deck, measure 206 square feet and the 12 superior cabins without balcony, located on both the Gadadhar Singha Deck and Parshuram Deck, measure 150 square feet. 

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    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download.  

    We are delighted you have chosen the MV Mahabaahu for your upcoming voyage along the Brahmaputra.

    For our exploration of Assam and the great Brahmaputra River we have charted the MV Mahabaahu, a stylish and elegant vessel which accommodates 46 guests. The vessel has a total of five decks and facilities include a swimming pool, spa, restaurant and an open top deck from where you can watch the busy life of the waterside villages pass by as well as watch for wildlife. We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage. 

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do in the event of emergency.

    ALL ABOARD

    Your times for embarkation and disembarkation will be provided by your Cruise Director.

    ANIMALS

    No animals are allowed aboard the vessel.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    During your time on board, various announcements will be made by the ship’s crew and the Cruise Director. Please listen out for these announcements as they will be of importance or interest.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    Your bill for drinks consumed throughout the journey should be settled at the end of your journey. There is a 24 hour tea/coffee station available and water is available at mealtimes and replenished daily within your cabin.

    BICYCLES

    None available onboard.

    CABIN DIMENSIONS

    The vessel’s two suites located on the ship’s Gadadhar Singha deck measure a generous 283 square feet and include an outside balcony with chairs. The nine superior cabins with balcony are also located on the ship’s Gadadhar Singha deck and measure 206 square feet, whereas the 12 superior cabins without balcony, are located on both the Gadadhar Singha and Parshuram deck and measure 150 square feet.

    CABIN FACILITIES

    All cabins, which are furnished in traditional Assamese fineries, feature ample closet space, television, individual climate control, hair dryer, in-house telephone, in-room safe, small fridge, bathrobes and slippers, bathroom amenities and a choice of bed configuration (double or twin).

    CLIMATE CONTROL

    All cabins have individually controlled heating and air cooling. We recommend ensuring your windows and doors are shut for optimal performance of the unit.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    An English speaking Cruise Director will accompany you on your voyage, along with a Noble Caledonia team.

    CURRENCY

    The currency onboard is the Rupee. The ship accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Debit Cards. Cash payments in Rupees are also accepted. An itemised bill will be presented to each passenger prior to their disembarkation for any items purchased during the cruise.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Each day’s programme can be found within your cabin.

    DRESS CODE

    Comfortable and practical attire is recommended during the day for excursions and something a little dressier for the evening. (Black tie is not necessary).

    ELECTRICITY

    Electricity onboard is 220v, 50 Hertz. The ship holds 3 pin plug sockets. For safety reasons, the use of electrical irons is not permitted onboard. A shaver plug can be located in your cabin’s washroom.

    ELEVATOR

    An elevator is on board the vessel and accesses all decks other than the Donyi Polo Deck.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation and Disembarkation times will be provided by your Cruise Director. Please take careful note of these announcements.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    Full details of the ship’s emergency and safety procedures will be provided following your embarkation. There is no Doctor on board the vessel itself, however a number of the ship’s crew are trained in first aid and there are a number of good hospitals close-by to the banks of the river.

    FIRE SAFETY

    A fire alarm is installed in each of the ship’s cabins and also in its public areas. Extensive fire equipment is located onboard the vessel. 

    FIRST AID + MEDICAL MATTERS

    A number of crew are fully trained and certified to provide First Aid. Further medical assistance can be sought from one of the hospitals along the river in the event of emergency. Should you require emergency assistance, please call the ship’s reception.

    FITNESS ROOM

    There are number of outdoor exercise machines located on the vessel’s Parshuram Deck.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price, however if you feel that certain individuals deserve special award, you are of course free to remunerate as you please.

    GIFT SHOP

    A small number of practical and souvenir items are available to purchase during the cruise.

    HAIR DRESSER

    A hair dresser is available on board.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    Your cabin will be cleaned once a day and you will be provided with a ‘turn down’ service at night.

    KEYS TO CABIN

    Each cabin will receive their own cabin key. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to exchange the cabin key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship, we would please ask for you to give your shore pass back to reception in exchange for your cabin key.

    LAUNDRY

    A laundry service is provided onboard at additional cost. Ironing and tailoring of clothes can also be arranged at a supplement. No dry cleaning is available onboard.

    LIBRARY AND GAMES

    A selection is available onboard within the ship’s Soma Lounge.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Lost property can be handed in to the ship’s reception. Please ensure you have all of your belongings with you before you return home. Should you leave items onboard the ship we are only able to return them to you at your own cost.

    MASSAGE

    There is a massage room aboard the vessel along with steam and sauna room, Jacuzzi and beauty therapy room.

    MEALS

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served onboard. Breakfast and lunch are both buffet-style, and dinner is a served affair. Dietary requests can be catered for (on request). Please provide any such requests in writing to Noble Caledonia at the time of your reservation and please reiterate these requests to the ship’s Hotel Manager upon your embarkation.

    MOORING

    In larger cities, docking space is allocated by the local river authorities. While highly unlikely, on occasion other river cruise vessels may be required to dock alongside our ship. This may result in restricted cabin views and may also entail us being required to embark and disembark the ship through another vessel’s public area and/or for the other ship’s passengers to do the same. The majority of the ship’s moorings will be at sandbanks along the river.

    MOSQUITOES

    Please ensure you take the appropriate precautions to guard against mosquito bites.

    NEWSPAPERS

    None available onboard.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Despite our meticulous planning efforts, there may be times when changes must be made to the daily programme due to circumstances beyond our control. This could be due to difficult local conditions such as build-up of sand along the river bed or fluctuating water levels. The ship’s Captain and crew will do their utmost to find the best and safest solution. Any changes to the day’s schedule will be communicated as soon as possible.

    PAYMENTS ONBOARD

    The vessel operates a signed-chit system whereby no payment is immediately required (the vessel only requiring a signature for your purchase) and, only at the end of the cruise will you be presented with your final itemised bill to settle.

    POST

    The vessel sells postcards and stamps for you to purchase (subject to availability) and, items can be posted on your behalf by the ship’s crew (although as they are unable to do so at every port of call, this could take longer than if you were to post yourself). Please note that neither the ship nor Noble Caledonia can be held responsible for items of post that are not successfully delivered on your behalf.

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    A questionnaire will be provided to all passengers towards the end of their sailing. We would be grateful for you to complete and return this.

    RECEPTION

    The lobby is staffed 24 hours a day.

    ROOM SERVICE

    Room service is not available, although should you feel unwell and unable to make it to the ship’s restaurant, special arrangements can be made.

    SAFE

    All cabins are fitted with a safe and we recommend you place your valuables inside the safe whenever you are away from your room. Please remember to remove all items from your safe prior to you departing the vessel at the end of the cruise.

    SAFETY

    Please take careful note of all safety instructions provided to you by the Master and crew of the vessel. Full safety instructions shall be provided upon your embarkation.

    SAUNA

    A sauna and Jacuzzi are both available onboard the vessel.

    SMOKING

    Smoking within your cabin or any of the vessel’s public areas is strictly prohibited. Designated smoking areas are provided and can be advised by the ship’s reception upon embarkation.

    SUN DECK

    The ship has a Sun Deck which is available for guests to enjoy with its own bar area and furnishings. There may be times, for example at periods of inclement weather or low bridges, whereby it is necessary to close the Sun Deck. Please listen carefully to the Captain and Crew for instruction. Please also note that the Sun Deck and its steps may become slippery if the weather is cool or dew forms.

    SWIMMING POOL

    The ship’s swimming pool is located on the Gadadhar Singha deck.

    TELEPHONE

    A telephone is provided within each cabin.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are not usually permitted aboard the vessel, however with the prior consent of the ship’s reception, this can sometimes be made possible. Please provide as much notice as possible to the senior staff so that the necessary arrangements can be made. The ship’s operators reserve the right to deny boarding to any visitors.

    WATER

    Complimentary water is available during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bottled water is available within your cabin and during excursions and can also be purchased at additional cost on board.

    WIFI

    Wireless internet connection is included onboard the vessel, although is only accessible within the ship’s lobby area. Please note that wireless connection can be variable during the journey.

    PLEASE NOTE: 

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    Spread over five decks, the ship has a number of public areas and facilities to ensure that you remain comfortable and relaxed throughout your journey. These include a lounge and bar with a well-stocked library, massage and treatment room offering traditional Ayurvedic therapies, steam and sauna room, Jacuzzi, hair salon and a beauty room. There is also a swimming pool and small outside gym area and a large sun deck – the Donyi Polo Deck - with its own seating area and bar where you may relax and observe life on the banks of the river. The restaurant seats all passengers in one sitting and is also the room where the lectures will be held. The facilities also include a hospitality bar, pool table, tea and coffee station and a lift that services all decks other than the Donyi Polo Deck.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Meals are taken in the vessel’s single-sitting Mungri Mungram restaurant located on the vessel’s Rudra Singha Deck. The restaurant seats all passengers in an open seat arrangement and the food reflects the flavours of the region, whilst also offering an extensive selection of western dishes. There is an onboard bakery and breakfasts and lunches are a full buffet with both western and Indian delicacies being offered. Vegetarian options are available and dietary requests can be catered for on request. Dinners are served and will often be themed, the restaurant team taking great pride in showcasing the many cuisines and dishes from around India. A 24 hour tea and coffee station is available. 

  • For your comfort

    For your comfort

    The MV Mahabaahu meets with health and safety measures implemented and enforced by the relevant governing bodies and a full safety briefing will be given upon embarkation of the ship. Crew members are always on hand to assist should you require and the vessel will be escorted by the local River authorities, offering additional support and assistance if at all required.

  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin/Suite

    All cabins and suites are furnished in traditional Assamese fineries and feature ample closet space, television, hairdryer, in-house telephone, in-room safe and a choice of bed configuration (double or twin). The en-suite bathrooms include spa-branded amenities, bathrobes and slippers. There are two suites located on the ship’s Gadadhar Singha Deck which measure a generous 283 square feet and include an outside balcony with chairs. The nine superior cabins with balcony, also located on the ship’s Gadadhar Singha Deck, measure 206 square feet and the 12 superior cabins without balcony, located on both the Gadadhar Singha Deck and Parshuram Deck, measure 150 square feet. 

  • Deck plans
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Our View

"Due to the increasing popularity of our river cruises along the Brahmaputra River we have chartered the MV Mahabaahu, a luxurious vessel whose operators have a long-established presence in Assam and a wealth of local expertise. We have designed the itinerary around a seven night cruise in order to offer the intrepid traveller a true taste of this remarkable region without having to leave home shores for a prolonged period of time. The MV Mahabaahu has only recently been built and offers considerable comfort across all five of her decks. Her size, facilities and refinement set her apart from most of the cruise ships in this region and, when not ashore sightseeing or spotting some of India’s finest wildlife you can take a dip in the pool, enjoy a massage treatment or simply enjoy lazing on the top deck whilst watching life unfold on the riverbank."

Julian Hartley – Product Manager 

Charitable Trust Project

Noble Caledonia Charitable TrustIt is our vision to use the Noble Caledonia framework to improve economic, social and environmental conditions in the areas we work and visit. To this end, in 2013 we established the Noble Caledonia Charitable Trust (NCCT): Registered Charity No. 1153281.

Noble Caledonia Ltd cover the costs of administering the NCCT so that 100% of your donation will go directly to the beneficiaries. Money is raised from a percentage of Noble Caledonia’s profits and through fundraising by staff and donations from our travellers and business partners.

                                                                                                                                                                                    

Future Hope KolkataFuture Hope Kolkata

Since 2014 the NCCT have helped fund raising for Future Hope, an inspirational charity that aims to give the most vulnerable street and slum children of Kolkata and its surroundings a stable environment to reach their full potential and become independent, self-sufficient and socially responsible young adults.

Future Hope provides opportunity through its homes, medical programme, school and skills training centre to over 350 children and young people. A small charity, Future Hope has a strong family ethos, which extends not only to the staff and children at the homes and school but also to the local community, its supporters, donors and volunteers.

Future Hope Kolkata

In 2018 the NCCT committed to provide education for 10 children per year at Future Hope. The annual cost of educating a child is £675 and we aim to increase the number of children we help from 10 to 20 per year through donations and fundraising.

If you would like to make a donation you may do so by sending a cheque made payable to NCCT to 2 Chester Close, London SW1X 7BE.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                    

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DONATING

If you would like to make a donation by cheque please make it payable to ‘NCCT’ and send it to NCCT, 2 Chester Close, London, SW1X 7BE, stating the name of the project you wish to donate to. Or  Click to play video

                                                                                                                                                                                     

Tour Extensions

    • 28th January to 4th February, 11th to 18th February, 25th February to 4th March 2019

      Join us after your cruise for an exploration of Bhutan – the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ – nestled between India and the Tibetan Plateau in the heart of the Himalayas. Bhutan offers a fascinating insight into a Buddhist culture and this is a unique opportunity to explore this little-visited country, steeped in tradition with warm and hospitable people. Added to this, we will be surrounded by some of the most incredible scenery in the world; rugged snow-capped mountain ranges, the breathtaking Taktsang Monastery perched on a cliff-top and beautiful Himalayan landscapes dotted with colourful prayer flags. 

      Dordenma Buddha statue, Thimphu Dordenma Buddha statue, Thimphu

      Day 1 Kolkata to Thimphu Valley, Bhutan. After breakfast transfer to Kolkata Airport for your flight to Paro. On arrival at Paro airport you will be met and transferred to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan and an exciting blend of tradition and modernity. Check in to your hotel for a two night stay and visit the National Memorial Chorten, a monument to peace and prosperity, and the Buddha Dordenma statue which is one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world.

      Day 2 Thimphu Valley. Thimphu, perhaps the most unusual capital city in the world, is the seat of government. Today’s full day of sightseeing includes a visit to Thimphu’s National Library with its vast collection of Buddhist texts and manuscripts, the Institute of Traditional Medicine, Thimphu handicrafts emporium and the botanical gardens in Serbithang with its large display of flora, fauna, fruits orchids and Rhododendrons. In the evening, take a stroll along the town’s main street.

      Day 3 Punakha. After an early breakfast depart for Punakha (three hours drive approximately). Drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/10,130ft), stopping briefly to take in the view and admire the chortens, Mani walls, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. On arrival check in to your hotel and then visit Punakha Dzong, built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region.

      Day 4 Punakha. After breakfast you will be taken to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Temple (it is a 30 minute hike from the car park up to the Temple). Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten stands out on a beautiful ridge above the Punakha valley, built by Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck. It took nine years to build and Holy Scriptures rather than engineering manuals were consulted to construct this four-storey temple. It is a fine example of Bhutanese architecture and artistic traditions. In the afternoon, you may choose to visit Nalanda Monastery, being a monastic school shrouded in history and intrigue.

      Day 5 Paro. This morning we set off early for Paro (four hours drive approximately) through beautiful valleys that encapsulate Bhutan’s rich culture, scenic landscape, myths and legends. Following lunch at a local restaurant we visit the National Museum with its intriguing collection of artefacts reflecting the Kingdom’s heritage. We then head to Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) situated at a commanding height overlooking Paro valley. Check in to your hotel for a two night stay and this evening we will visit a traditional farmhouse.

      Day 6 Paro. In the morning take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest. The walk to the nest is relatively steep, however the Monastery itself and the views from its walls are simply breathtaking. In the afternoon visit Drukgyel Dzong before returning to our hotel for dinner.

      Day 7 Paro to Kolkata to London. After an early breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Kolkata where day use rooms will be available at a hotel until our afternoon transfer back to the airport for the scheduled indirect flight to London.

      Day 8 London. Arrive this morning.

    • Prices per person based on double occupancy
      CategoryPrice
      Twin £2695
      Single £3995

      Price Includes: Return air travel between Kolkata and Paro, six nights hotel accommodation in Bhutan on full board basis, day room in Kolkata with lunch provided, excursions, gratuities, Tour Manager, Bhutan visa fee, tourism fee.

      Not Included: Travel insurance, camera fee.

      NB. Minimum numbers are required for this extension to operate. Please note that the high altitude of this tour may affect some travellers and so you are advised to seek medical advice before booking. A good level of physical fitness will be required for the excursion to Taktsang Monastery (although horses can be hired to take you up part of the way).

    • 27th January to 3rd February; 10th to 17th February & 23rd to 30th November 2020

      Join us after your cruise for an exploration of Bhutan – the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ – nestled between India and the Tibetan Plateau in the heart of the Himalayas. Bhutan offers a fascinating insight into a Buddhist culture and this is a unique opportunity to explore this little-visited country, steeped in tradition with warm and hospitable people. Added to this, we will be surrounded by some of the most incredible scenery in the world; rugged snow-capped mountain ranges, the breathtaking Taktsang Monastery perched on a cliff-top and beautiful Himalayan landscapes dotted with colourful prayer flags. 

      Taktsang Dzong monastery Taktsang Dzong monastery

      Day 1 Kolkata to Thimphu Valley, Bhutan. After breakfast transfer to Kolkata Airport for your flight to Paro. On arrival at Paro airport you will be met and transferred to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan and an exciting blend of tradition and modernity. Check in to your hotel for a two night stay and visit the National Memorial Chorten, a monument to peace and prosperity, and the Buddha Dordenma statue which is one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world.

      Day 2 Thimphu Valley. Thimphu, perhaps the most unusual capital city in the world, is the seat of government. Today’s full day of sightseeing includes a visit to Thimphu’s National Library with its vast collection of Buddhist texts and manuscripts, the Institute of Traditional Medicine, Thimphu handicrafts emporium and the botanical gardens in Serbithang with its large display of flora, fauna, fruits orchids and Rhododendrons. In the evening, take a stroll along the town’s main street.

      Day 3 Punakha. After an early breakfast depart for Punakha (three hours drive approximately). Drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/10,130ft), stopping briefly to take in the view and admire the chortens, Mani walls, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. On arrival check in to your hotel and then visit Punakha Dzong, built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region.

      Day 4 Punakha. After breakfast you will be taken to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Temple (it is a 30 minute hike from the car park up to the Temple). Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten stands out on a beautiful ridge above the Punakha valley, built by Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck. It took nine years to build and Holy Scriptures rather than engineering manuals were consulted to construct this four-storey temple. It is a fine example of Bhutanese architecture and artistic traditions. In the afternoon, you may choose to visit Nalanda Monastery, being a monastic school shrouded in history and intrigue.

      Day 5 Paro. This morning we set off early for Paro (four hours drive approximately) through beautiful valleys that encapsulate Bhutan’s rich culture, scenic landscape, myths and legends. Following lunch at a local restaurant we visit the National Museum with its intriguing collection of artefacts reflecting the Kingdom’s heritage. We then head to Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) situated at a commanding height overlooking Paro valley. Check in to your hotel for a two night stay and this evening we will visit a traditional farmhouse.

      Day 6 Paro. In the morning take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest. The walk to the nest is relatively steep, however the Monastery itself and the views from its walls are simply breathtaking. In the afternoon visit Drukgyel Dzong before returning to our hotel for dinner.

      Day 7 Paro to Kolkata to London. After an early breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Kolkata where day use rooms will be available at a hotel until our afternoon transfer back to the airport for the scheduled indirect flight to London.

      Day 8 London. Arrive this morning.

    • Prices per person based on double occupancy
      CategoryPrice
      Twin £2995
      Single £4195

      Price Includes: Return air travel between Kolkata and Paro, six nights hotel accommodation in Bhutan on full board basis, day room in Kolkata with lunch provided, excursions, gratuities, Tour Manager, Bhutan visa fee, tourism fee.

      Not Included: Travel insurance, camera fee.

      NB. Minimum numbers are required for this extension to operate. Please note that the high altitude of this tour may affect some travellers and so you are advised to seek medical advice before booking. A good level of physical fitness will be required for the excursion to Taktsang Monastery (although horses can be hired to take you up part of the way).

    • 11th to 20th January & 8th to 17th February 2019

      Our exploration of India’s largest state, Rajasthan, will take you back to a time when rulers displayed their power and wealth by erecting extraordinary monuments, buildings and temples so magnificent in stature that they remain, even today, some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring ever constructed. The literal Hindu translation of the name ‘Rajasthan’ equates to ‘land of the kings’, and our carefully selected luxury hotels and array of sights and sounds on offer will indeed give you a taste of what it must have been like to be a Maharaja or Maharani purveying this most enchanting, colourful and vibrant region of India. 

      The Amber Fort, Jaipur The Amber Fort, Jaipur

      Day 1  London to Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Fly by scheduled (indirect) flight from London to Udaipur.

      Day 2  Udaipur. Arrive in the afternoon and transfer with lunch en-route to the Taj Lake Palace hotel for a 2 night stay. The remainder of this afternoon will be at leisure and dinner will be at our hotel this evening.

      Day 3 Udaipur. This morning’s exploration commences with a walk around a major garden complex within Udaipur whilst also taking time to see Jagdish Temple, one of the most major monuments of the city. We continue on to City Palace which was built over a period of 400 years and includes architectural contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. Following a traditional Rajasthani meal, we will visit the Heritage Transport Museum, housing an eccentric and fascinating display of automobiles and memorabilia, before enjoying a boat ride of Lake Pichola and returning to our hotel for dinner.

      Day 4 Udaipur to Deogarh. On finishing breakfast at our hotel, we will drive to Deogarh (approximately 3 hours) visiting Ranakpur Temple en route. This Jain Temple, built in the 15th century and taking approximately 50 years to build, is a wonder to behold, amongst its splendour being 1444 carved pillars, no two being the same.  We will then relax for lunch in a local restaurant, before arriving into Deogarh, a small town known for its luxurious resorts and strong associations to the ruling and royal Indian families. After check in at our hotel we will enjoy a leisurely stroll around the town before enjoying dinner back at our hotel.

      Day 5 Deogarh to Jodhpur. After breakfast and check-out, we will drive to Jodhpur (approximately 4 hours), where upon arrival and check in to our hotel, we will enjoy lunch. This afternoon, we will explore Mehrangarh Fort, being one of the largest forts in the whole of India, perching 400 feet above Jodhpur and housing a number of palaces with intricate carvings and lavish courtyards behind its thick walls.

      Day 6 Jodhpur. This morning awake and head off by jeep to Bishnoi Village where we will be able to sample rural life in Rajasthan and see local people working in traditional textile industries. This afternoon will be at leisure for you to relax and explore independently. Both lunch and dinner will be at our hotel today.

      Day 7 Jodhpur to Jaipur. Following breakfast at our hotel, we drive to Jaipur (approximately 6 hours) with lunch en route. Following our arrival and check in at our hotel, we will visit City Palace and then the Jaipur observatory, showcasing a collection of architectural astronomical instruments. This evening witness an Aarti ceremony followed by dinner at our hotel.                                                   

      Day 8 Jaipur to Delhi. This morning we will head-out by jeep to the magnificent Amber Fort, which, being perched high on a hill, commands a dominant view over Amer town and Maota lake. The fort is known for its blend of Hindu and Rajput styles and being over 400 years in age, is steeped in history. We then visit Hawa Mahal, a 200 year old iconic honeycomb structure of 953 windows built so women could observe the street festivals occurring below them that they themselves were not permitted to attend. Following lunch, we will drive to Delhi (approximately 6 hours) where we shall check in to our luxurious hotel for a 2 night stay. Dinner will be at the hotel this evening.

      Day 9 Delhi. Following breakfast, enjoy a morning city tour taking in sights such as, India Gate, Qutub Minar, being the tallest brick minaret in the world, and Humayun’s Tomb, an architecturally stunning monument, UNESCO World Heritage site and seen by many as the inspiration for the Taj Mahal. After lunch in a local restaurant we will continue our exploration of Delhi visiting Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, Gandhi’s cremation site and enjoy a rickshaw ride through one of the oldest markets in India’s capital city. We will dinner and overnight back at the hotel this evening.

      Day 10 Delhi to Guwahati, Assam. After breakfast at our hotel we will transfer to Delhi airport for our flight to Guwahati and embarkation aboard the RV Mahabaahu (day 5 of the ‘basic’ holiday programme).

    • Prices per person based on double occupancy
      CategoryPrice
      Twin £2995
      Single £4795

      Price Includes: Eight nights hotel accommodation as described (or similar) on full board basis, flight from Delhi to Guwahati, excursions as described, Tour Manager, local guides, gratuities.

      Not Included: Travel insurance, camera fees. NB. Minimum numbers are required for this extension to operate. 

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Itinerary at a glance

  • Kolkata, India
  • Guwahati
  • Ganesh Pahar
  • Tezpur
  • Nameri National Park
  • Kaziranga
  • Vishnath
  • Majuli Island
  • Sibsagar
  • Assam
  • Kolkata

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