ABN Sukapha, Farakka, River Cruises, India

ABN Charaidew

The ABN Charaidew is a 38m long twin-engine steel hulled passenger boat and provides 10 twin-bedded and two double bedded cabins with en-suite shower and W.C. The grand old lady of the fleet spends her time plying the Brahmaputra River and she makes up in character what she lacks in twenty-first century glitz.

The polished brass engine room, telegraph and enormous ship’s wheel bear witness to her heritage. All cabin accommodation is on the upper deck, as is a bar and saloon opening onto a front deck. A dining room with full length opening glass doors on each side is on the lower deck, while a large top sundeck offers additional comfortable open-air seating in shade or sun. Local handloom fabrics and comfortable cane sofas and chairs contribute to the attractive decor.


  • 10 twin-bedded and two double bedded spacious cabins with individual climate control.
  • En suite shower/WC with biotique toiletries.
  • Generous cupboard space and under-bed storage.
  • Hair drier in each cabin.
  • In-room electronic safe.
  • High quality linens.
  • Large sliding glass windows to provide panoramic river views.


The Charaidew is docked at Guwahati or Dhubri in Assam operating up and downstream on the Brahmaputra River.


  • Shore excursion programme including all admissions.
  • Experienced guide & naturalist on all excursions.
  • Cold towel service after excursions.
  • Welcome drink after excursions.
  • Shoe-cleaning after excursions.
  • Turndown service in all cabins.
  • Expertly trained culinary staff.
  • Single seating for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Acclaimed combination of Indian & Western cuisines.
  • Wide choice of wines, spirits & beer.
  • Complimentary tea, coffee & mineral water throughout.
  • Welcome reception.
  • Farewell reception.
  • Spacious air-conditioned saloon with library & recorded entertainment.
  • Local on-board dance & song performances.
  • Vast sundeck both open & shaded, with sun loungers or steamer chairs.

Why we like it

A characterful cruiser with warm, friendly and attentive staff. 

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