India is blessed with lakes and lagoons, backwaters , rivers and oceans. Some of the rivers like Ganges are sacred while rivers like transboundary Brahmaputra are mightiest. Often called as lifeline of eastern Indian state of Assam, Brahmaputra river presents a variety of cultural and wildlife delights along its course, like one-horn rhinos and tigers at Kaziranga National Park, the dancing monks in the monasteries of the neo-Vaishnavite sect at Majuli, tea plantations and tribal communities.
MV Rudra Singha is the most luxurious private house boat built to cruise the length and breadth of the mighty Brahmaputra river, thus offering experiential opportunities to discover life, both cultural and wild, along the banks of the river.
Perfect for a couple or a small family ( a couple with their 2 small children) M.V. Rudra Singha on the Brahmaputra river is an elegant houseboat entirely made of local wood and elegantly adorned with local fabrics comes with a crew of four including a resident chef and guide. This luxurious private floating house has a bedroom with floor to ceiling glass windows, private bathroom with hot & cold shower and a lounge which can be converted into a small room to sleep. The upper deck is furnished with classy furniture, a day bed and a dining area. There are also two bicycles on board for guests to use on shore whenever they fancy a ride.
Personalized service of the crew ; delicious meals and snacks – showcasing the best of regional cuisine – prepared by chef on board ; endless cups of tea and coffee; daily housekeeping; and Wi-Fi; and panoramic views as you gently cruise enjoying scenic beauty and rural life along the banks of the river are unique and always be treasured by you.
MV Rudra Singha is a luxury experience of cruising in Brahmaputra river through the misty mountains, tea plantations, monasteries, river islands, tribal communities and Kaziranga National Park – home to One-horn Rhinos.
Houseboat Facilities & Services
- Featured on Channel 4 UK’s Great Canal Journeys
- Delicious meals and snacks on board
- Hop off at a lone sandbank and enjoy a lunch or sundowner
- Barbecues on deserted river islands
- Village walks
- Visiting the monasteries and dancing monks
- Wildlife safaris
- Facility to either board at Silghat or at Neemati
- 2-7 days pre-created itineraries
- Hire the boat for your own unique riverine adventure
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Your private cruise aboard M.V. Rudra Singha on the Brahmaputra river includes premium accommodation (double- or twin-bedded room with private bathroom) and a lounge which can be converted in a room for children to sleep. There is also a day bed on the upper deck of the houseboat.
Chef on board prepares endless cups of tea and coffee and also delicious meals and snacks – showcasing the best of regional cuisine. However the highlight of the journey is always a lunch or a champagne sundowner on an isolated sandbank of the river Brahmaputra.
An adventurous journey in MV Rudra Singha on Brahmaputra river offers varied unforgettable experiences like wildlife safaris in Kaziranga national park or interacting with dancing monks in Hindu monasteries of Majauli river island. Riding a bike through the lanes of villages along the banks of river is always a unique experience as it brings you close to the rural life of eastern India.
Wildlife Safaris in Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park in Assam in Eastern India on the route of MV Rudra Singha is famous for its One Horned Rhinos living in natural space. Kaziranga National park sprinkled with elephant-grass meadows, swampy lagoons, and dense forests is home to more than 2200 Indian one-horned rhinoceros, approximately 2/3rd of their total world population. This unique feature makes Kaziranga National park as UNESCO World Heritage site.
Spot a rhino on a private jeep safari with your own naturalist or trek them on an elephant is the most enthralling experience.
Dancing Monks of Majauli River Island
Mostly inhabited by tribal, Majuli is the largest freshwater river island in the world situated right at the heart of Assam on the waters of the Brahmaputra river. This river island is the cultural capital and the cradle of Assamese civilization for the past 500 years and is a hub of Assamese neo-Vaishnavite culture, initiated around 15th century.
Majuli has numerous Satras or monastic centres, are the socio-cultural institutions which preserve and practice forms of artistic and spiritual expression. There is music, dance, and art that celebrates Lord Vishnu and depicts scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Monks or the followers living in these Satras, besides performing various religious rites and rituals, are also legendary musicians and performing artists performing Satriya Dance. Watching these monks performing spiritual dancing in their traditional dresses on the beats of the traditional musical instruments is an unforgettable experience.
Samaguri Satra is also known as the mask making Satra of Majuli. Ancient art of mask making is practised since the mid-17th century. The master and followers of this Satra make beautiful and colourful masks, with the bamboo spilt covered with cotton cloth, clay and cow dung, depicting the icons of Hindu mythology.
Know All About Tea
Assam is also the hub of tea production in India as produces around 52% of total tea production of India. The tea plant is grown in the lowlands of Assam and is generally harvested twice, in a “first flush” and a “second flush”.
Know all about tea while cruising on “MV Rudra Singha”. Visiting a tea plantation, plucking tea leaves,f learning tea processing and testing before it is served to you is a great experience while you enjoy a few days on your luxury private houseboat.