Our House boat shot in the night with a powerful torchlight. You can see the dense forest on the horizon under a moon light night
Took our travel gear and boarded the 48 feet long, about 15 feet wide diesel powered motor launch made of wood, over a metal structure. The boat was quite neat and very functional - a lower deck which can allow four people to sleep in moderate comfort. The engine sits at the stern of the boat with a kitchen right in front of the engine room. Two bathrooms, one on the lower deck and the other on the upper deck at the back.
The super structure had a railing-ed balcony with a short staircase up front. The mid section had a tarpaulin covering on top which had plastic tables and chairs laid across, firmly held on the deck with ropes. The small opening was primarily used for lunch or breakfast while on board, the thought of having one and seeing this forested beauty passing by thrilled me and we jumped on to the boat.
Ready to travel the beautiful and dangerous..
By the time we boarded her, the sun had tilted towards west and we were hungry like devils, The house boat slowly chugged on the river and moored mid-stream for lunch. We had a sumptuous Bengali lunch with Betki fish, and prawns 'malai curry' and having fish on a boat in a river getting swayed by the afternoon breeze was a feast by itself. The boat took turns after turns as the river followed the thick forest on either side of the bank.