Published by Get Up & Go, Australia
There are not many places in the world where tourists are an oddity and historic ruins aren’t overrun with camera-toting hoards. But far-flung Assam in Northeast India, abutting Bhutan and Tibet, is so far east of central India, many feel it should have its own time zone.
Words TRICIA WELSH
On a recent seven-night expedition cruise aboard the M/V Mahabaaha through the region, apart from our 31 fellow passengers, we see just two other European faces for the entire week. Mostly Australians and British, we had flown from Kolkata to Jorhat, to board the 23-cabin ship at Nimati Ghat. Our cabins are most comfortable – some have balconies, and all have spacious ensuite bathrooms, mini bar, safe, TV and generous wardrobes. There is a swimming pool, spa with Jacuzzis and huge rooftop sundeck – popular any time of day…