Assam Bengal Navigation Cruises
Being a pioneer in Indian river tourism, Assam Bengal Navigation (often abbreviated as ABN) is a cruise line with a fleet of 3 ships that was founded in 2002. It is a joint-stock company owned both by British and Indian citizens. So its main offices are located in the UK and in Guwahati. One of its founders, Andrew Brock, is a grandson of former manager of the famous Irrawaddy Flotilla so he was very enthusiastic about the idea of starting a cruise line of his own and buying some ships that will navigate along such rivers as the Brahmaputra and the Ganges; and his dream did come true in the form of Assam Bengal Navigation company.
- Charaidew. This river passenger boat has 12 cabins (10 of them are twin-bedded and the other 2 are double-bedded). There is an en-suite shower and WC in each of them. Thanks to large panoramic windows you will be able to admire the beauty of the surrounding scenery.
- Sukapha. The vessel is powered by the twin engine. Its passenger capacity is about 24 people. According to the engineer's’ idea, such a small number of cabins (12) may be explained from the logical point of view. The matter is that there are usually not more than 24 riding elephants in national parks along the river banks. The same number of jeeps is often available for tourist excursions around the valley.
- Rajmahal. It is the newest ship in the Assam Bengal Navigation fleet. It started to operate in 2014. The overall number of cabins is 22. The vessel is equipped with all modern appliances and has everything you need to feel comfortable aboard. All public zones are air-conditioned, and there is an individual system of climate control in each cabin.
Brahmaputra River Cruises:
- The Frontier Lands (Dhubri to Guwahati);
- Rhinos and More (Guwahati to Silghat);
- River Island Cruise (Silghat to Dibrugarh);
- Wild Assam (Guwahati — Manas — River Cruise — Kaziranga);
- Brahmaputra Maximum (Dibrugarh to Guwahati);
- Brahmaputra Taster (Guwahati to Guwahati).
Ganges River Cruises:
- The Historic Hugli (Kolkata to Farakka and the other way round);
- The Holy Ganges (Farakka to Patna and vice versa);
- Bengal Memories (Kalna — Chandernagore — Chinsura — Barrackpore — Kolkata);
- The City of Light (Patna to Varanasi).
All in all, by going on a cruise organized by Assam Bengal Navigation, you will explore a lot of wonders of such an exotic country as India in a friendly relaxing atmosphere and visit some unique natural spots. Do, please, mind that the number of cabins on all the three river boats is limited. So look through the deals, presented at our website, and hurry up to make your bookings!