The Majestic Bramhaputra river

Brahmaputra is the third largest river in the world, while it flows as the largest in India. It originates in Tibet and flows through the Himalayan ranges before breaking through Arunachal Pradesh and flowing through Assam it finally enters Bangladesh and rests in the Bay of Bengal. Throughout its journey, it has been called with several different names. 

The majestic Bramhaputra river originates in the Chemayungdung Glacier, in Tibet where it is known as Yarlung Tsangpo and flows across southern Tibet . Out of its total length of 2,880 km the Brahmaputra covers a major part of its journey in Tibet as Tsangpo. Tsangpo or the BrahmaputraRiver flows 1625 km in Tibet parallel to the Himalayas before breaking through the Himalayas into Arunachal Pradesh (India) where it is known as Dihang or Siang. Then It flows southwest through the Assam Valley as Brahmaputra and through Bangladesh as the Jamuna (not to be mistaken with Yamuna of India). In the vast Ganges Delta it merges with the Padma, the main distributary of the Ganges, then the Meghna, before emptying into the Bay of Bengal.

In Assam the river is mighty, even in the dry season, and during the rains its banks are more than 6-8 km apart at some places. In Upper Assam near Dibrugarh the river is nearly 16 km wide.

In Assam also has the distinction of having the largest (Majuli) and smallest ( Umananda) inhabited riverine islands in the world.

If you are planning to visit Assam, make sure you enjoy the splendor of one of the greatest rivers in the world & consider including Bramhaputra crossing and a visit to Majuli and Umananda islands in your itinerary.