BENGAL CRUISES is
an Indo-British joint venture, based in Guwahati (Assam,
India) and running cruises in Assam and Hughli river Ex-Kolkata
(West Bengal, India).
pioneered long-distance river cruising in India in 2003 with
unique cruises on the River Brahmaputra in Assam, and in 2007
started the River Hugli cruise between Kolkata and the Ganges.
It was awarded the Indian National Tourism Award for
Innovation in 2004-5 and idea here is to experience River
cruising like no other place else.
Cruises - Wildlife and wilderness are the main features of
a cruise in Assam on the vast Brahmaputra river – the river
bed is often 20 or 30 km across, an empty world of sand spits
and water with marvellous bird life and the occasional
Gangetic Dolphin. The cruises here also give access to a
number of India’s National Parks, including Kaziranga,
perhaps the finest of all, and Manas, a Project Tiger reserve
on the Bhutan border.
is there to see
Cruises - The waterways of the old Bengal Presidency now
lie in the Indian states of Bihar and West Bengal, and in
independent Bangladesh. Here in the north of the region the
rivers Ganges and Brahmaputra meet head to head and then flow
out to the sea through the world’s largest delta. The rivers
meet the sea through a maze of low-lying mangrove-covered
islands, the famous Sunderbans, home of the Royal Bengal
Tiger. Inland, however, on the rich agricultural land lie
prosperous towns and villages, rich in history and culture.
This is village India at its best, completely unknown to
tourists. Cruises go north from Calcutta on the intimate River
Hugli, and can be linked with our cruises on the Ganges proper
from the Bangladesh border up to the historic city of Patna.
is there to see