Story of MV Mahabaahu

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Our Story

History begins in 2012



Ship construction complete and she leaves the dock in Kolkata towards Guwahati via Bangladesh


Starts operation

Starts its first operation moving from Guwahati to Neamati (Jorhat)


1000th Guest

She welcomes her 1000th guest on board.



We welcome you to the world of luxury river cruising on board MV Mahaabahu





I felt like Katherine Hepburn in the "African Queen". What a wonderful experience. The staff was exceptional. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Maria Harding Cruise Critic Author
Everything about the Brahmaputra cruise on the Mahabaahu was so exciting. We visited Hindu temples, remote villages, and ancient monuments, went on a dawn safari on elephant back in search of rhino and even saw a Bengal tiger. And then there is the river itself – blazing such a trail through Assam that the scenery changes by the hour. What an amazing week.


Our awards

Awards Received 2012 till date

Luxurious river cruise boat on the river Brahmaputra

Besides being awarded by the Government Body both India and Assam level, MV Mahabaahu has also been featured four times in the Daily Telegraph, in Australian News, Travel Weekly and others. All has been listed in the media page.

Most Innovative Product 2011-12 – National Tourism, Government of India
Best Cruise Experience – CNBC Travel Awaaz Award (2012-13 and 2015-16)
Best Cruise Tourism 2016-17 – Assam Tourism, Government of Assam
Delightful Cruises 2018-19 – Kunzum Travel
TOFT Pug Excellence Award, Accredited to UN Sustainable Tourism Council



The Daily Telegraph – Ten places you’d never expect to visit on a cruise
The Times, UK – 50 best adventure holidays
NatGeo People – Dream Cruises TV Show
Conde Nast Traveller – Cruising down the untameable Brahmaputra
Travel Insider, Quantas, Australia – 10 of the Best River Cruises to Book – Best Cruises: The East
TTGmice Aisa-Pacific’s – 35 Top Incentive Ideas
TTG The Official Show Daily – 10 Top Incentive Ideas
The Economic Times – 4 luxury cruise holiday options in India
Travel Weekly – Cruise in Focus – Mahabaahu


Media Mentions


Rated On

Listed in Authentic Hotels and Cruises
Rated 4Star by Cruise Critic



TOFT Tigers
ATDC Assam Tourism Development Corporation
IRS Indian Register of Shipping
IWAI Inland Waterways Authority of India
ATOAI Adventure Tour Operator Association of India