Rated one of the top 10 natural history cruises in the world by CNN, the MV Mahabaahu transports guests on unforgettable journeys along the holy Brahmaputra River, the gateway to the remote reaches of Assam in Northeast India. This luxury river cruise charts its course on three-, five-, and seven-night itineraries through the “Serengeti of India” where the snow covered Himalayas rise against the horizon, tribal cultures flank the shores, and abundant wildlife draw to the refreshing Brahmaputra waters.

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A Brahmaputra River Cruise for the Cultural Pathfinder

The MV Mahabaahu is a five-deck vessel boasting a range of cabin configurations, all fitted with the necessary creature comforts for a truly relaxing journey. There are only 23 cabins on board, lending to the personalized and homey experience on the Brahmaputra River. 12 Superior cabins are artfully decked out in cozy arrangements incorporating satellite televisions, minibars, and en-suite facilities, while nine Superior cabins feature their own balconies. The MV Mahabaahu’s two exclusive suites are the largest living spaces on board and allow guests to relax amid sumptuous linens, beautiful balcony river views, and 280 square feet of space.

Journeys aboard MV Mahabaahu combine relaxation, adventure, and education for constant enjoyment. The uppermost sundeck and outdoor swimming pool are perfect for soaking in the Indian sun, while the well-stocked library offers an ideal spot to curl up with a good book or a family board game. Those looking to truly unwind on the Brahmaputra River can visit the soothing spa sanctuary and salon or join the cruise director for early morning yoga classes on the top deck. Further enhancing the MV Mahabaahu cruise experience is the dining room, where centuries-old Indian cuisine is accompanied by local tribal dances and fascinating lectures by marine and environmental experts.

Charting the Brahmaputra River on the MV Mahabaahu leads travelers under the shadows of the eastern Himalayas into a true natural history paradise, boasting one of the greatest varieties of wildlife outside of Africa. Whether embarking on three-, five-, or seven-night cruises, guests will discover a world of biodiversity along its shores, including 850 different species of birds, freshwater dolphins, and four national parks playing host to India’s “Big Four”: single-horned rhinos, elephants, wild buffaloes, and the elusive tiger. Outside its stunning wildlife, the Brahmupatra River is also home to a cosmos of Assamese culture, where four different religions—Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Bonpos—all pray to the river waters. Visits to ancient Assam temples and monasteries, legendary Assam tea plantations, and traditional dance troupe performances create a unique “living culture” experience. Whether seeking out the great one-horned rhino on an elephant safari in Kaziranga National Park, setting out on a boat safari at the Dhansiri confluence, or simply scanning the banks for a Bengal tiger, an expedition aboard the MV Mahabaahu cruise ship is an unforgettable journey into one of India’s little-known paradises.

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