Off Board Experiences
MV Mahabaahu organises jeep safaris in the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site of Kaziranga National Park, and boat safaris on the Eastern Range besides showcasing the diverse heritage of the weaving communities, the Mishings living on stilted chang ghars and the neo-Vaishnavite Gayan Bayan, Maati Akhora, Mukha Bhavana and Dashavtar in Majuli. The cruise between Guwahati and Jorhat also incorporates visits to a jute mill, Ahomiya monuments at Sibsagar, and bonfire evenings on deserted islands as it sails in the shadow of snow-covered Himalayan peaks. The tea tasting on a home-hosted visit with a Planter’s family in Jorhat and the experience of walking through the tea-gardens and interacting with the tea-pluckers while enjoying Bihu, the state dance of Assam in Silghat. MV Mahabaahu’s Naturalist and Destination Manager holds talks and orientations prior to each visit to introduce you to the culture of the area, the community and the norms of sharing the space.
The smallest inhabited river island of the world is called thus as the growth of the flora on the island gives the image of the unfurled feathers of a peacock in its dancing form. Home to the rare Golden Langur and many species of birds makes Peacock Island an exciting boat excursion of natural history. The constant arrival of pilgrims to pray at the temples located on the island also gives it a lovely essence of living cultures amid the flowing waters of the great river. A lovely sight to behold!