Brahmaputra River Map showing the course or the route of the river
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Brahmaputra River, Tibet  Photograph by Tao Images Limited  Ribbonlike branches of the Brahmaputra River—known in China as the Yarlung Tsangpo River—flow from Tibet’s Himalaya mountain range into India. The Tibetan Plateau’s lockbox of snow and glacial ice supplies freshwater to nearly a third of the world’s people.

Brahmaputra River, Tibet Photograph by Tao Images Limited Ribbonlike branches of the Brahmaputra River—known in China as the Yarlung Tsangpo River—flow from Tibet’s Himalaya mountain range into India. The Tibetan Plateau’s lockbox of snow and glacial ice supplies freshwater to nearly a third of the world’s people.

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Mt. Kailash is a holy mountain in western Tibet.   It lies near the source of some of the longest rivers in Asia: the Indus River, the Sutlej River (a major tributary of the Indus River), the Brahmaputra River, and the Karnali River (a tributary of the Ganges River). It is considered a sacred place in four religions: Bön, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.

Mt. Kailash is a holy mountain in western Tibet. It lies near the source of some of the longest rivers in Asia: the Indus River, the Sutlej River (a major tributary of the Indus River), the Brahmaputra River, and the Karnali River (a tributary of the Ganges River). It is considered a sacred place in four religions: Bön, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.

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Stock Photo : Sunrise over the Brahmaputra river, with fisherman on the shore waiting for fish to enter his nets.

Stock Photo : Sunrise over the Brahmaputra river, with fisherman on the shore waiting for fish to enter his nets.

Brahmaputra river system is  one of India's most important river systems

Brahmaputra river system is one of India's most important river systems

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Young girls wearing traditional Assamese gamosa scarves, on simple ferry being poled across the Brahmaputra river, Assam, India, Asia

Young girls wearing traditional Assamese gamosa scarves, on simple ferry being poled across the Brahmaputra river, Assam, India, Asia

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Deepor Beel - It is a permanent freshwater lake, in a former channel of the Brahmaputra River, to the south of the main river.

Deepor Beel - It is a permanent freshwater lake, in a former channel of the Brahmaputra River, to the south of the main river.

A bird's eye view of Brahmaputra River, Tibet, China. It is a perfect example of a braided river and is highly susceptible to channel migration and avulsion, where land is suddenly separated by  flooding or a change in the course of a river

A bird's eye view of Brahmaputra River, Tibet, China. It is a perfect example of a braided river and is highly susceptible to channel migration and avulsion, where land is suddenly separated by flooding or a change in the course of a river

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Taj Mahal, Agra  How can the Taj not make this list? It gets easy to ignore the crowds when you're taking a walk at sunset through one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.   Far Horizon does a stunning trip through Agra taking in other destinations like Jaipur, New Delhi and a Cruise. Explore away here: http://www.farhorizonindia.com/itineraries/golden-triangle-with-brahmaputra-river-downstream-cruise/

Taj Mahal, Agra How can the Taj not make this list? It gets easy to ignore the crowds when you're taking a walk at sunset through one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Far Horizon does a stunning trip through Agra taking in other destinations like Jaipur, New Delhi and a Cruise. Explore away here: http://www.farhorizonindia.com/itineraries/golden-triangle-with-brahmaputra-river-downstream-cruise/

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