A pioneer of river cruises in India since 2003, Assam Bengal Navigation offers discerning travellers an immersive experience of culture, wildlife, history and life along two of the Subcontinent’s greatest rivers. ABN was the first to put Indian long-distance river cruises on the World River-Cruising map amongst the likes of the Nile, the Amazon, the Yangtze and European river cruises.
The boutique cruise ships feature comfortable cabins with ensuites and modern amenities. The unique objet d’art and handlooms on the ships are sourced directly from artisans; and locally made furniture and textiles represent the rich heritage of Assam and Bengal with pride. While there are ample facilities and amenities on board including a spa on all ships and a gym aboard the newest ship, there is something pleasingly vintage about the cruise ships. It could be the good old-fashioned hospitality, slow strides in the countryside or the thrill of going on a voyage of discovery. One thing is for sure. This is no plain sailing.
Travellers can choose between three- to seven-night cruises on the Ganges and Lower Ganges (Hooghly).
The Brahmaputra river travels for 2900 km across Tibet, India and Bangladesh, enriching the lands and bringing life to the regions it flows through. The ABN experience on the Brahmaputra is offered in four to ten nights of adventure, nature, wildlife and eye-opening cultural trysts with the locals and indigenous riverine tribes of the Brahmaputra valley.