Running to Its Own Rhythm: Lessons from The Brahmaputra in Assam (Fixed)

Rivers and their tributaries are storytellers. They bring tales from the lands that they flow through, of the people and creatures that live there. And so does the great Brahmaputra.

The Brahmaputra’s journey through Assam is one wrought with stories.

There are multiple communities that live along and around the mighty river. Some are still trying to strengthen their identities, some have already made their place. But whoever you are, the mighty river forms an indispensable relationship with everything it touches along the way. And it shapes their destiny. The fate of all that lives on the banks or on the islands of this mighty, untamed river, is tied to its moods and changing courses. And they all evolve with the course of the river. They respectfully submit to it and revere it. 

This journey, with a like-minded group of 10, takes you up the river, opening windows into the cultures and stories of the various communities along the river. It will open our minds to what living with uncertainty truly is and how this uncertainty builds resilience and innovation amongst the people. 

You will encounter the wildlife of Kaziranga and the river dolphins, meet the people and communities along the river, understand their traditions and culture, visit the impermanent villages of the Chars that are eroded due to overflowing every monsoon, and encounter their unique lifestyle on and along this unpredictable river. 

For the first 8 days, you will travel and live aboard a luxurious cruise, which in an effort to conserve India’s forests, has bamboo-paneled upper deck cabins, with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and roomy with locally-made furniture, and other artisanal fares. Your last 2 days will be spent on the island of Majuli in a comfortable homestay. These last two days are optional.

  • You will be living aboard a luxurious cruise while travelling the length of the river. 
  • Should you opt to, you will get a chance to live in a comfortable, very local,homestay on Majuli island, bringing you closer to the community and their lifestyle. 
  • You will connect and engage with the people of multiple communities that have made the area in and around the river, their home over many years. 
  • You will get an insight into local indigenous food. 
  • You will have the opportunity to connect with and have intriguing conversations with new people while learning to live in harmony like family
  • You need to be an adult (18 years and above) 
  • You are 8 years and above, accompanied by an adult
  • You have good health with no serious complications/afflictions. 
  • Anyone with a history of any severe illnesses should check with their doctor before confirming this journey. 
  • We have created this journey as a serious connection and understanding of the river and how it impacts people and life in totality around it, as well as raise funds for a much needed cause. We encourage travellers to keep an open mind and heart, respect others’ privacy and freedom of speech and expression
  • While we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, destination and we are working with the best partners for this, travel of any sort might throw us some unexpected surprises. These turn out to be lovely surprises more often than not but every now and then there might be a hiccup. But we like to see this as an ‘adventure’ or ‘learning’.

Duration:  8 days + 2 Days

Group Size: 10 pax

Trip Dates: Jan 2023 to Mar 2023 | Oct 2023 to Mar 2024

Price: INR 2,50,000 pp for Indian nationals** | INR 3,00,000 pp for Foreign nationals**

Price for other nationalities: Please get in touch at


  • All accommodation
  • Arrival and departure shared transfers
  • All excursions and entry fees
  • All transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Full board during the stay onboard ABN Sukapha
  • Stay, activities and food in Majuli as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Service of an English-speaking guide onboard and during excursions
  • Ferry ticket
  • GST


  1. 30% of all deposits will be donated towards flood relief measures for the pottery village of Salmora on Majuli Island. They suffer from heavy erosion due to floods and also cultural erosion due to a lack of funds and infrastructure and support from the government.
  2. Tour price offered may change if there is any hike in fuel & Govt. taxes.

  3. Tour price is valid for Indian nationals only. If not an Indian National please get in touch 

  4. The cruise itinerary is subject to river conditions.

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