The Indo-British joint-venture company, Assam Bengal Navigation, was formed in 2002. ASSAM BENGAL NAVIGATION is the first and only company with experience of setting up and operating long-distance river cruising in India. The Brahmaputra cruises feature visits and attractions such as wildlife viewing (both by jeep and on elephant back), village walks, visits to tea gardens etc. Cruises on the Hugli include sightseeing of temples, towns and villages, whether by bus, cycle rickshaw or on foot. their highly trained staff have extensive knowledge and expertise of local conditions on both rivers and the smaller group size guarantees a friendly cruise atmosphere.