The splish-splash of the river dolphins, the steady staring game between a rhinoceros and a wild Asiatic buffalo, the trumpeting of an elephant, the smile of a Mishing tribal girl, and the mystical dances of the monks at Majuli.
What makes the Brahmaputra so special? In addition to being the only male river in India, it presents a unique opportunity to travel through Kaziranga National Park, a world heritage site that is home to over 500 species of birdlife, the endangered one-horned rhino, the royal Bengal tiger, and a bevy of butterfly species. The river system in itself has a very healthy population of the elusive river dolphins.
Not only is the cruise a treat for nature lovers, it also presents an opportunity to visit the largest river island in the world. This is no ordinary cruise, but a voyage of big proportions.
Rohit Barooah is a freelance photographer from Assam. He is keen on wildlife, and at present also delving into a little street and people photography, and in the bargain doing some travelling as well. He was recently invited by the South African board of tourism to cover the Western Cape.
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