Classic Bhutan & Assam Cruise

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Run by: Travel The Unknown

Reference number: 149

From: £4895

Discover ancient cultures and dramatic scenery on this exhilarating tour of Bhutan and North East India. Starting in Kolkata, take an eye-opening walking tour of its colonial sights before making the short flight to Bhutan. Drive to the capital Thimphu where you will enjoy stunning views of the city from Buddha Point. Travel through the Himalayas via the Dochula Pass to Punakha. Walk through paddy fields to the intriguing 'Temple of Fertility' and wander around Punakha Dzong, the most picturesque in the whole of Bhutan. Return to Paro where you will do a morning hike up to Tiger's Nest, arguably the country's most famous monastery. Fly€ross the border into Assam (India) and board your luxury cruise ship. Commence your journey along India's mighty Brahmaputra river, stopping off at Majuli Island, the world's largest river island. Spot one-horned rhino and birdlife in Kaziranga National Park, explore Assam's temple ruins and learn how tea is made in a working tea plantation. Finally, visit the quaint Shiva temple and look out for rare golden langurs on Peacock Island before disembarking in Guwahati.

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