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Golden Triangle with Downstream Cruise

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Sanjay Basu

Far Horizon Tours

Far Horizon Tours was formed in 1992 by two passionate professionals of the Tourism Industry.

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Golden Triangle with Downstream Cruise

We offers you an itinerary with a difference combining a visit to some of the iconic monuments of the Golden Triangle with a cruise on the Brahmaputra River. This unique combination – a cultural and historical experience clubbed with soft adventure – makes for an enchanting and a complete journey.

DAY 1

Arrive Delhi

After clearing immigration and customs, step into the receiving area where our representative will meet you and escort you to your hotel. Arrive at your hotel and check-in. Delhi is a dynamic city where the past coexists with the present. While historic evidence shows that the area around Delhi was first occupied around 2,500 years ago, Hindu mythology predates that by another 500 years. The British captured the city in 1803 and when they decided to make it the capital of India in 1911, they commissioned Sir Edwin Lutyens to draw up the plans. The result is slightly surprising with spacious tree-lined avenues punctuated with architecture which is among the most striking in the world. Overnight at hotel (No Meals) Read more

Delhi
DAY 2

Delhi City tour

After breakfast, experience the combined charm of Old and New Delhi. The day begins with a drive past the Red Fort & Jama Masjid followed by a Rickshaw Ride through the bazaars of Chandni Chowk. Thereafter drive past the historical India Gate, the President’s estate and the Parliament House and visit Gandhi Smriti. The day is concluded with a visit to the capital’s most striking monument; the 70 meter high Qutab Minar. Overnight at the hotel (B) Read more

Delhi
DAY 3

Delhi / Agra

Check out after an early breakfast and drive to Agra. Arrive Agra and check in to your hotel. (Standard check in time is 14:00 hours) Late afternoon visit the Taj Mahal, the greatest monument to love and one of the wonders of the modern world. Completed in 1652, skilled craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and some 20,000 laborers worked for 17 years to build this edifice, constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Please note: Taj Mahal remains closed every Friday. Overnight at hotel (B) Read more

Agra
DAY 4

Agra/Jaipur via Bharatpur

Check out after an early breakfast and drive to Jaipur, stopping at Bharatpur enroute for a visit and lunch at the local restaurant. Bharatpur, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that hosts thousands of birds, especially during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to be resident. It is also a major tourist center with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. It is also a World Heritage Site. Arrive Jaipur and check-in to your hotel. Overnight at hotel (B, L) Read more

Jaipur
DAY 5

Jaipur

After breakfast, depart for a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur including a visit to the Amber Fort and a photo stop at the Palace of the Winds, the Hawa Mahal in the morning. A visit to the City Palace in the afternoon, which now houses the royal residence and museums with a fine collection of textiles and costumes, armory, manuscripts and paintings, followed by a stopover at Jantar Mantar, wraps up the day. Explore the local markets or visit a jeweler’s workshop as Jaipur is most famous for its gems. Overnight at hotel (B) Read more

Jaipur
DAY 6

Fly Jaipur – Guwahati

In time check out from your hotel and transfer to the airport to board your flight to Guwahati. Flight: 9W 2264 & 7160 (Via Delhi) Departure: 10:55 hours (From Jaipur) Arrival: 16:20 hours (At Guwahati) You will be received on arrival in Guwahati and transferred to your hotel. Arrive at your hotel and check-in. Overnight at hotel (B) Read more

Guwahati
DAY 7

Fly Guwahati – Jorhat & transfer to Neam

Flight: 9W 7048 Departure: 12:30 hours (From Guwahati) Arrival: 13:20 hours (At Jorhat) (MV MAHABAAHU SETS SAIL AT 15:00 HOURS) Arrival Jorhat and transfer to Neamati Ghat (with packed lunch) where an Assamese welcome aboard the MV Mahabaahu awaits us. After the essential safety briefing we check into our cabin. On the Donyi Polo Deck, we raise a traditional toast to the mighty Brahmaputra River that carves the valley of Assam. If Lucky, we catch a fleeting glimpse of the Gangetic dolphins and notice the sky flocked with bar headed geese, egrets and cormorants returning to their abodes on deserted islands as the sun lowers itself in the western horizon. We enjoy a talk on 'Sibsagar, the seat of Ahom Civilisation' that ruled the north eastern region of India for six centuries. A short talk on 'Tea in Assam' continues over High Tea. A relaxed evening in the Soma Lounge followed by a sit down welcome dinner completes the day. Overnight on board MV Mahabaahu (Packed L, D) Read more

MV Mahabaahu
DAY 8

Sibsagar/ Home hosted lunch

After an early breakfast, we start our day-excursion to Sibsagar, the ancient city and capital of the Tai-speaking Ahoms who came in the 13th Century AD to the area from the north-east and were essentially of Tibeto-Burman origin. Sibsagar town literally means 'the ocean of Lord Shiva’ as it is built around a huge man made water tank ordered by the Ahom Queen. The Shiva Dol, constructed in the year 1734 is believed to be the highest Shiva temple in India. We visit The Talatal or Kareng Ghar, the palace of the Ahom Kings and the Rang Ghar, an amphitheatre, a place of entertainment or important meetings for the Royals and their guests. Thereafter, we drive to a Tea Estate for a relaxed afternoon and a traditional Assamese lunch with the Tea-estate family who have been involved in the tea business for over a century. We return to MV Mahabaahu by sunset and enjoy a relaxed evening before proceeding for dinner. Overnight on board MV Mahabaahu (B, L, D) Read more

MV Mahabaahu
DAY 9

Majuli island visit/ Mishing village vis

We start the day with Yoga or go for a walk along the swamps to catch a sight of owls, orioles, changeable eagles, adjutant storks, sea gulls, kingfishers, swallows and many more. As we have our breakfast, we sail towards Majuli, a cosmos of Assamese culture where various philosophies co-exist and thrive. After breakfast, we enjoy a talk on 'Majuli, the seat of Vaishnav culture’ and proceed in the excursion boats to the mainland where a drive takes us to a scenic corner of a ‘Satra’ (monastery) for an interesting cultural performance by Satriya singers and dancers. Next, we proceed to Kamlabari Satra to witness the Vaishnavite priests dancing to the rhythm of cymbals, drums and chanting in the temple premise. We enjoy hot lunch on MV Mahabaahu and sail towards the closest Mishing Village. The Mishings live on the bank of river in 'Chang Ghars', houses with raised platforms. All Mishing women are expert weavers. We can buy ethnic colourful cotton weaves and indulges in a dhoti tying and Mekhela Chaadar wearing demonstration. After the Mishing Village visit, MV Mahabaahu heads towards Dhansiri Mukh where the waters of Brahmaputra and Dhansiri meet, while we enjoy a talk on ‘Assam, its geographical location & importance’. We later enjoy the evening under the stars on a deserted island and proceed for dinner. NOTE: (Bonfire may be avoided if a suitable sandbank cannot be found or if we experience inclement weather conditions) Overnight on board MV Mahabaahu (B, L, D) Read more

MV Mahabaahu
DAY 10

Boat safari

After Yoga/early morning walk on a deserted island, MV Mahabaahu sails towards the Eastern Range of Kazirang. We enjoy breakfast and a talk on ‘The River Brahmaputra and the life that exists alongside’. and proceed for the boat safari . The shores are high but one can see roof turtles on protruding drift wood, water lizards, otters, elephants, wild buffaloes, rhinos, darters, herons, pied kingfishers, white throated kingfishers, serpent eagles and many more. The sightings are always determined by the weather conditions. We return for lunch. This evening we enjoy the Chef’s Cooking Demonstration followed by a talk on ‘Tea, Silk and Jute in Assam.’ An evening on a deserted island with bonfire is always exclusive. We enjoy dinner on MV Mahabaahu. NOTE: (Bonfire may be avoided if a suitable sandbank cannot be found or if we experience inclement weather conditions) Overnight on board MV Mahabaahu (B, L, D) Read more

MV Mahabaahu
DAY 11

Bishwanath Ghat/ Sail to Silghat/ Tea Es

After Yoga/walk on the deserted island and breakfast on MV Mahabaahu, we enjoy an interesting talk on ‘Kaziranga and the wild life in India’. Then we step into our excursion boats to go to the shores of Bishwanath Ghat. We walk through the village and are struck by the simplicity of life while the weaver women surround us with their silk and cotton weaves. We enjoy some happy interaction with them. We sail on for the next couple of hours and enjoy a relaxed lunch and reach Silghat. Take a short drive to the Kaliabore tea estate, which is a vast undulating expanse of land with tea bushes. We proceed to the tea factory to see the processing of the Assam Tea and getting an insight into all that goes into preparing a cup-of-tea. (The tea factory is not operational from mid-December to mid-February as it is time for pruning the tea bushes) We return to where the ship is anchored. Close by a co-operative Jute Mill is an interesting place to understand how the Jute fibre takes the form of very eco-friendly gunny bags. At sunset, we enjoy a cultural evening on the ship followed by an early dinner. Overnight on board MV Mahabaahu (B, L, D) Read more

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DAY 12

Kaziranga National Park/ Deserted Island

Early morning wakeup call and after a hot cup of tea/coffee, drive out towards the Kaziranga National Park. The most prized inhabitant of Kaziranga is the Greater One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros, but the Park is home to as many as 180 different mammals including wild elephants, tiger, deer, Asiatic wild buffalo and a rich variety of birds. We reach the Kohora Mihimukh range of the National Park and are ready to start our morning adventure; once-in-a-lifetime elephant-backed safari where we search for the elusive rhinoceros, tigers, swamp deer and hog deer and more and a large number of very interesting birds. The park never ceases to surprise us. After breakfast at a resort in Kaziranga, we drive on to Bagori, the Western Range of Kaziranga and get into the open jeeps for some more wild life adventure and an extensive coverage of this magnificent park. We return to MV Mahabaahu for a leisurely lunch and a relaxed afternoon. In the evening, we proceed for a traditional Assamese theme dinner. Overnight on board MV Mahabaahu (B, L, D) Read more

DAY 13

A village visit/ Full day sail/Peacock

We catch up on Yoga on an island or on the deck for an hour and move on to breakfast while MV Mahabaahu lifts anchor and heads on towards an island that is occupied predominantly by a ‘bangla’ speaking Muslim community who are involved in the extensive farming. After lunch, we enjoy a talk on ‘Kamakhya and the Occult and Peacock Island’. After a visit to this village, we return to the ship for lunch and sail towards the Peacock Island--- famous for the highly endangered Golden Langur. It would be a good idea to have one’s binoculars and cameras at hand. We later sail towards Pandu Port. Get ready for the Farewell Dinner ‘Alvida Bhoj’ and enjoy a relaxed evening. Overnight onboard MV Mahabaahu (B, L, D) Read more

MV Mahabaahu
DAY 14

Guwahati/ Kamakhya Temple visit/ Departu

We have a relaxed breakfast. Luggage down, as per the flight schedule. With packed lunch, we drive to the Kamakhya Temple (flight time permitting). This Temple is devoted to the eternal feminine the Kama Khya, goddess of desire. We bid farewell to the land of Kamakhya and drive to the airport to board our onward flight. Flight: 6E 588 Departure: 14:25 hours (From Guwahati) Arrival: 15:45 hours (At Kolkata) Arrive Kolkata and connect with your onward international flight. Read more

Kolkata

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Delhi
Hotel Taj Palace
Day 3
Location Agra
Hotel ITC Mughal
Day 4
Location Jaipur
Day 6
Location Guwahati
Hotel Radisson Blu
Day 7
Location Jorhat

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per the above mentioned Hotels OR Similar
  • Meal Plan: As specified above
  • All Entrance fees at the Monuments as per the itinerary.
  • Assistance and porterage at airports.
  • Local English speaking guide as per program in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
  • 2 Bottles of mineral water per person per day.
  • All Arrival & Departure transfers with Representative at airports
  • Land transport by exclusive Air-Conditioned vehicle.
  • Govt. service tax 5%
  • FOR THE CRUISE INCLUDES:
  • Accommodation at M.V Mahabaahu on twin sharing basis on a full board plan.
  • All Entrance fees at the Monuments and National Parks as per the itinerary.
  • 1 Glass of Domestic wine/beer with Farewell and Welcome dinners.
  • All excursions/lectures/performances and activities as per the itinerary.
  • Services of English speaking naturalist / Destination Manager during sightseeing at all the places as per the itinerary.
  • Assistance on all Arrival & Departure transfers with Representative

Package excludes

  • Expense of personal nature like laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
  • Any Insurance.
  • Any tipping.
  • Any meals or beverages that are not specified on the above inclusions.
  • International Air fares.
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and air plane delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions, political disturbances, taxes, lost luggage, etc.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Any force majeure liability
  • Any further tax levied by the government of India.
  • FOR THE CRUISE INCLUDES:
  • Expense of personal nature like laundry, telephone/fax calls, internet, imported wines & spirits, camera/video camera fee at monuments/National Park, medical expenses, Salon/massages, airport departure tax etc.
  • Any Insurance.
  • Any further tax levied by the government of India.
  • Evacuation charges in case of medical emergencies, insurance is available on request.

More information

  • There are four distinct seasons in Assam - summer, monsoon, autumn and winter. The best time to visit Assam is in the autumn and winter seasons, i.e. from October to April, which is also the festive season of Assam.
  • While winter days are usually sunny, the temperature can fall to 8 degrees Celsius (46 F) at night.
  • Our cabins are air conditioned and heated for your comfort, but you should include warm clothing, hats and jackets in your packing when visiting during the winter months.
  • Kaziranga National Park is open from 1st November until the 30th of April. During October and May, the Park has a “Partially Open” status which means that the Park will be open but that not all roads may be navigable as they work to restore them to pre-monsoon standards.
  • Please note, there are no elephant-backed or jeep safaris between May and October. Boat safaris will be offered instead during these months. During the months that the Kaziranga National Park is closed, we are able to explore the

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

MS GINETTE SYLVIE AND MR. JOHN CHARLES FOX, United Kingdom

We had a fantastic time! We only have great things and compliments to say to all the crew! Everything was fantastic! We found the cruise and the talks very informative and it gave us a better understanding of Assam. Thank you!

Barbara & Fred Monkhouse, Canada

We have never experienced such kind attentive & friendly service in all the years we have traveled the world. We will never forget this magical journey because of you.

Helen & Graeme McKinnon, Australia

Thank you to all the wonderful people, seen and unseen, who have contributed to this unique experience. We will never forget this week. May MV Mahabaahu achieve the recognition and success it so richly deserves.

Passionate professionals team!

Far Horizon Tours
3 Reviews
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THE TEAM

Raman Gulati

Raman has retired from the Indian armed forces after 21 years of experience to pursue his passion in travel Industry. His present role as General Manager, Tour operations and Business development has taken him to most interesting places within India.

Pankaj Arora

Pankaj holds the graduate degree in Computers and started his career in Automobiles before finding his true calling as a travel professional. To satisfy his passion for travel, in 2010, He had joined the tourism industry.

Swarup De Chowdhury

An explorer at heart and driven by wanderlust. He loves to be on the “Road Less Travelled”. Passionate about People, Nature & Photography.

Far Horizon Tours was formed in 1992 by two passionate professionals of the Tourism Industry.

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