Its remote course, which travels through many protected areas
and national parks, allows for some unique wildlife spotting
opportunities as elephants, tigers and even Indian rhinoceroses are
known to make their home here.
While the river, the fastest-flowing of its kind in the world,
has its origins in Tibet and runs through India, China and
Bangladesh, on Great Rail Journeys' Assam & the Mighty
Brahmaputra tour, we join the waterway as it cuts a path through
the fertile Assam plains, an area famed for its tea production.
Cruising through a section of the Brahmaputra with a rich
biodiversity, it's possible to spot turtles and otters frolicking
in the shallows just a short distance from the charming and
colourful Chang Chars - stilted houses that help protect locals
from fluctuating water levels.