17. RIVERS OF INDIA: THE GANGES & THE BRAHMAPUTRA
The Ganges flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh. This sacred river gives you the opportunity to visit remote villages, temples, forts and monuments in this fascinating, colourful, and culturally rich part of India. Cruise up to Varanasi (August & September), known as the City of Light, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities of the world, dating back to 3000 years and an important religious site for Hindus. The Brahmaputra River, located in North-East of India, is one of the world’s undiscovered safari destinations. Difficult to traverse by road and with limited facilities, the natural choice is a river cruise. Where else in the world can you enjoy a barbeque on the banks of the river with rhino to the right, elephants to the left and Bengal tigers hidden nearby?
WHEN CAN I GO: The Ganges: March to September. The Brahmaputra: September to April
WHO WITH: G Adventures, Assam Bengal Navigation & Mahabaahu