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India River Cruise – Ganges Experience

9 days, Kolkata to Kolkata

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Few travellers ever imagine getting to experience India from the waters of the famous Ganges River. Board our classic riverboat in Farakka and spend eight days sailing to picturesque local villages to explore stunning temples, historic battlegrounds, tranquil gardens, and the Hazarduari Palace. This scenic cruise will have you wanting to return to the glory of India sooner rather than later.

9 days

Kolkata to Kolkata

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Few travellers ever imagine getting to experience India from the waters of the famous Ganges River. Board our classic riverboat in Farakka and spend eight days sailing to picturesque local villages to explore stunning temples, historic battlegrounds, tranquil gardens, and the Hazarduari Palace. This scenic cruise will have you wanting to return to the glory of India sooner rather than later.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Marine

Small-ship adventures on the world’s great seas, rivers, and other places only accessible by boat.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 24

Age requirement: 18+

Visa Requirements

9 days

Kolkata to Kolkata

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: AHLFC

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Search for the perfect flight at time of booking.

Round-trip to Kolkata from

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Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Kolkata

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Kolkata/Farakka

Depart Kolkata and jump on the train to head to Farakka. During this 6 hour train journey, take the time to watch the scenery, or get to know the group. Upon arrival, embark the riverboat and settle in before dinner on board.

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 3Farakka/Jangipur

Enjoy a full day excursion by road to Gaur, near the town of Malda (English Bazaar). Visit a number of sights from the 12th-century Hindus and 14th-century Muslims. Rejoin the boat in the evening near Jangipur.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Jangipur/Murshidābād

Sail down the Hooghly River en route to the small village of Baranagar. Walk through the fields to reach the terracotta temples and get a taste of rural Indian life. Continue to Murshidabad to visit the Nawab’s great Hazarduari Palace. Visit the Katra Mosque before driving to two 18th-century buildings – the Nashipara Palace and the Katgola Palace.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Murshidābād/Matiari

This morning, travel by cycle rickshaw to the Khushbagh, a peaceful Moghul-style garden. Continue on the river past Berhampur, to a rural mooring near the battlefield of Plassey and opt to walk to the commemorative obelisk. Cruise on to a mooring near Katwa for the night.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Matiari/Māyāpur

Start the day with a visit to the brassworking village of Matiari to witness their ancient techniques. Later continue to Mayapur with a visit to the Hare Krishna temple. Enjoy a few of the older temples and see a giant banyan tree.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Māyāpur/Chunchura

Explore the country town of Kalna. Take cycle rickshaws to see a group of some of Bengal’s most attractive terracotta temples and visit a Shiva temple. Continue to Chinsurah, to visit the historic Dutch cemetery. After, take cyclos to the Imambara before reboarding the vessel.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8Chunchura/Bārākpur

Sail to Chandannagar, a former French possession, to explore. Continue to Barrackpore. Disembark for a walking tour around the main sights.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9Bārākpur/Kolkata

Cruise under the Howrah Bridge to central Kolkata to disembark. Transfer to central Kolkata or the airport. Tour ends on arrival.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Arrival transfer
  • Full day excursion to Gaur
  • Baranagar village and temple visits
  • Hazarduari Palace visit
  • Katra Mosque visit
  • Nashipara and Katgola palaces visit
  • Cycle rickshaw excursion to the Khushbagh
  • Battlefield of Plassey visit
  • Brassworking village of Matiari visit
  • Hare Krishna temple visit
  • Cycle rickshaw excursion to terracotta temples (Kalna)
  • Shiva temple visit
  • Imambara visit
  • Chandannagar visit
  • Barrackpore visit
  • All meals on board Varuna
  • All transport to/from included activities and between destinations

Accommodations

Aboard the Varuna riverboat (7 nts), comfort hotels (1 nt).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
Allow USD70-95 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Riverboat Varuna, private vehicles, train, rickshaws, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local naturalist.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Please Contact Us to inquire about dates for next season, or to discuss other tour options.

India River Cruise – Ganges Experience

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