Brahmaputra River Cruise, Guwahati - Timings, Boating, Best Time to Visit

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Distance (From Guwahati Railway Station): 2 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 2 km from Guwahati Railway Station, Brahmaputra River Cruise is a cruise ride in the mighty Brahmaputra River at Guwahati, Assam. It is one of the main attractions and among the popular things to do in Guwahati.

One of the world's greatest rivers, the Brahmaputra River runs for 1800 miles from its source in the Tibetan Himalayas to the delta in the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the navigable rivers which support cruises. The mighty Brahmaputra is the lifeline of Guwahati which divides the city into two halves. But the most appealing part of Brahmaputra, for tourists and locals alike, is the surreal boat cruises on its resplendent waters.

There are different types of short cruise rounds that you would love to go for like Lunch Cruise, Sunset Cruise, Dinner Cruise, Candlelight Cruise etc. This one hour long cruise is a miniature cruise and great experience with cool breeze on the deck, live music, nice food, serene views and a brief narration on the history and mythology related to this part of the mighty Brahmaputra River. Evening Cruise on Brahmaputra is one of the most sought after sightseeing activity in Guwahati as it offers the mesmerizing sunset views. The cruise is a compact cultural extravaganza of Assam as it offers live music and dance along with good food. It is one of the best options to go with friends and family. The Dinner Cruise is for about 2 hours and includes a welcome drink, snacks and the dinner.

Cruises on the Brahmaputra River are offered both by Assam Tourism and also by private operators. Though there are many private ferry services that will take you on a short cruise around the Brahmaputra from Pan Bazar jetty. Alfresco Cruises were the first one to start the floating cum cruise restaurant 'Alfresco' on the Brahmaputra River in the year 1998. One can also go for 4-10 days long cruise trips on Brahmaputra River. Some cruises cover the Kaziranga National Park and Nameri National Park, World Heritage Sites, and Majuli, one of the largest riverine islands in the world along with Guwahati.

The Brahmaputra River Cruise season starts from November to April, when the monsoon rains are over and the floods have receded, leaving the landscape lush and the temperatures pleasant.

Timings: 12.30 PM - 2.30 PM for Lunch Cruise, 4 PM - 5 PM for Sunset Cruise, 8 PM for Dinner Cruise

Cost: Rs. 1200 for Adults & Rs. 800 for Children for Lunch Cruise, Rs. 350 for Adults & Rs. 250 for Children for Sunset Cruise & Rs. 800 per Person for Dinner Cruise.