India is increasingly becoming a haunt for luxury travel and there are interesting luxury river cruises on offer. Luxury river cruises in India are all the more spectacular due to the famous large rivers which have a long connection with the history of the country and its people. The vast stretches of holy river Ganges, and mighty Brahmaputra in the East, have a plethora of villages, farms, lesser known monuments and proximity to wildlife national parks, such as Kaziranga in Assam, making India one of the top luxury river cruise destinations in the world.
BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER CRUISE - BRAHMAPUTRA TASTER
This 4 night out-and-back cruise provides a fascinating taster of Assam, with visits to villages and to the rarely visited Orang National Park, where you will venture through the jungle in search of the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros.
The Holy Ganges - Downstream
This 6 night cruise along the main stream of the Ganges, operates between Farakka, reached by rail from Kolkata, and the city of Patna, and can be combined with the Hugli cruises. Mughal ruins at Rajmahal, East India Company relics at Patna and Monghyr, and Buddhist monuments at Boddh Gaya and elsewhere, in this the Buddha’s homeland, make for an exciting voyage through totally undiscovered territory.
BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER CRUISE - BRAHMAPUTRA Maximum
This 10-night cruise starts at a river ghat between Jorhat and Dibrugarh, and terminates at Guwahati. Highlights are the old capital of the Ahom kings at Sibsagar, Majuli Island with its Hindu monasteries, Kaziranga National Park, temples at Tezpur and Madan Kamdev, and the silk weaving village of Sualkuchi. This cruise covers most of the highlights of Assam, with elephant and jeep safaris looking for rhino in Kaziranga National…
BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER CRUISE - Rhinos and more
This 7-night cruise starts at Guwahati and terminates at Silghat near Tezpur and Kaziranga. Highlights are the Orang and Kaziranga National Parks, and temples in Tezpur.
The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda
The picturesque backwaters of Kerala are one of India’s most enchanting holiday destinations – and The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Backwater Cruiser is the perfect way to experience it. The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda takes guests on 3-night and 4-day journey through the tranquil waterways of ‘God’s own country’ – Kerala. Motor Vessel Vrinda sails on a three nights/four days itinerary, allowing guest…
The Historic Hugli - Downstream
This 7 night cruise takes you along the intimate Ganges sidestream, the River Hugli, which flows from Farakka on the main river down to Kolkata. As well as sightseeing of Kolkata itself and the European colonies just outside, the cruise takes in Murshidabad, capital of the Nawabs of Bengal, the battlefield of Plassey close by, and the many monuments of the medieval Islamic capital of Gaur.
BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER CRUISE - River Island Cruise
This cruise on the highest reaches of the Brahmaputra still navigable highlights the unique culture of the area, fusing Indian and S.E. Asian influences, with a visit to Sibsagar, the old capital of the Ahom kings, as well as to Majuli Island with its unique Hindu monastic communities famous for their dance drama. Wildlife is not forgotten, and the cruise also visits Kaziranga, where sightings of rhino are virtually guaranteed.
The Historic Hugli - Upstream
This 7 night cruise with return journey by rail, takes you along the intimate Ganges sidestream, the River Hugli, which flows from Farakka on the main river down to Kolkata. As well as sightseeing of Kolkata itself and the European colonies just outside, the cruise takes in Murshidabad, capital of the Nawabs of Bengal, the battlefield of Plassey close by, and the many monuments of the medieval Islamic capital of Gaur.