Brahmaputra River passes through China , India and Bangladesh. In India it enters through Arunachal Pradesh and goes through Assam. In Assam it flows in the beautiful city of Guwahati. It originates from the Mansarovar Lake near Mount Kailash. Brahmaputra river is really beautiful and It’s really important for the people of Assam as it also provides livelihood to many people who are engaged in agriculture on the alluvial soil of Brahmaputra. The river also serves as the means of transportation and communication for people. It’s the 9th largest river in the world , 2nd in India and the 15th longest. It’s one of the best creations of nature. Most rivers in India are named after females but its a rare case and it has a male name Brahmaputra which means “the son of Brahma” in Sanskrit.
People also experience the beauty of the river through the Cruise named “Madhubahu” which runs on the banks of Brahmaputra River to watch this large water body more closely. It runs from Jorhat to Guwahati which takes a total of one hour and 30 minutes. You can also see the Ganges Dolphins during the cruise. People also visit Kaziranga National park and other temples. The cruise stops at Maujli which is the world’s biggest river island. It’s luxurious as well as comfortable. The cruise offers a bar , a dining room , deck loungers and a small pool. Also 11 among the 23 cabins have a small balcony. It gives full enjoyment and a real good experience.
M.V Mahabaahu Cruise Abroad timings :
Timings to visit the M.V Mahabaahu Cruise are as follows :
How to reach :
The Brahmaputra river is 251 km away from the city of Guwahati. You can reach there by taking a cab from Guwahati to Brahmaputra river.
Sorrow of Assam :
Every year due to heavy rainfall during monsoon the River Brahmaputra gets flooded and also causes landslides due to which thousands of people suffer every year. Due to this reason the monsoon season is called the sorrow of Assam. Although it’s helpful for the people who live on riverine island as it brings moisture and fresh sediments to the floodplain soils which helps them in farming and other agricultural stuff.
Places to visit nearby :
There are a few places connected to the Brahmaputra river which can also be visited by people. Some of them are :
Kaziranga National Park :
Kaziranga National Park was established in 1905. Visitors are allowed in open vehicles here. You can observe the beautiful wildlife. Kaziranga National Park has the highest density of tigers and it is also declared as a tiger reserve in the year 2006. It is a beautiful place for birds as well and it consists of a vast wildlife. It’s the best place for experiencing wildlife with your own eyes as it’s home to many mammals and birds. The flora (Vegetation) here is also worth watching because of the greenery in the environment.
Kamakhya Temple :
It’s a temple devoted to goddess kamakhya. It is the oldest of the 51 Shakti pithas. It’s situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati city. An annual festival is organised known as the Ambubachi Mela and there is one more festival organized every year i.e , Manasha Puja. Durga Puja is also celebrated during Navratri. This place is adorable for people with religious beliefs and it’s also peaceful.
Guwahati Planetarium :
A pretty building around the beautiful green garden which can easily attract anyone and turn their eyes towards it. The dome above the building is like a screen to showcase the star show while people watch from inside. It also organizes workshops , seminars and conferences on astronomy and space related stuff. It’s a great place for visiting with family and kids. This place is a must visit when you are in Guwahati.
Alfresco Grand Cruise :
Alfresco offers an evening river cruise on the waters of Brahmaputra. People can see the beautiful sunset and grand dinner party to enjoy the day with your loved ones and have a great time with your family and friends as well. Together with the charm of live music and cultural activities of Assam like folk dance. It will be a memorable moment for life on the Grand cruise.
Umananda Island :
It’s the best travel place in Guwahati and adds next level beauty to the tour. The connectivity of this island is also great and it’s also known as the smallest island. It consists of the Umananda temple dedicated to lord Shiva. It’s great and has spiritual energy.
The Brahmaputra river is best to visit during November to April after the monsoon is over and the floods get in control.
The ticket cost of an adult for the cruise ride is ₹1300 and for kids it is ₹900.
The ideal duration for the cruise ship is around 2 hours.
There are more than 10 Restaurants near Brahmaputra within 1 kilometres distance. The food here is also great and you must taste it once.
Brahmaputra River is a great and wonderful waterbody. Along with the source of livelihood for some people it’s also a beautiful tourist attraction and people can spot many species of fishes in it including the Ganges Dolphins. You can watch out for the beautiful islands and wildlife through the Brahmaputra river cruise. It’s a beautiful place to spend some great time with your family and friends. It’s an amazing tourist place and people around the world come here to see this beautiful river in Assam. It’s an awesome place for visiting and we guarantee that you won’t regret visiting this place. The river side is really pretty and everyone should come here once in their lifetime. We recommend you to check out this place for a great experience in life.