Ganges River Cruises

 Gange's cruises are all about visits to villages, towns, temples, and monuments in a little-known but fascinating and culturally rich part of India, on foot, by cycle rickshaw or minibus.

Tour Highlights As Below:

  • These cruises, take you along the River Hooghly, which flows from Farakka on the main river down to Kolkata.
  • Then,  the cruise takes you to  Murshidabad, capital of the Nawabs of Bengal, the battlefield of Plassey close by, and the many monuments of the medieval Islamic capital of Gaur.
  • A highlight is also several delightful and little known Bengali Terracotta temples.

Itinerary

Arrival / Kolkata / Cruise Journey Begins

Day 1 : Arrival / Kolkata / Cruise Journey Begins

This morning, you will be collected from your hotel to embark your ship by midday. Sail past the old Danish colony of Serampore to Barrackpore.

Overnight at the Cruise

Chandernagore / Chinsura/ Kalna

Day 2 : Chandernagore / Chinsura/ Kalna

Sail up to Chandernagore, a French possession until 1950. Visit the 18th-century church and Dupleix’s House, the erstwhile Governor-General of French India.

Overnight at the Cruise

Kalna / Mayapur / Matiari

Day 3 : Kalna / Mayapur / Matiari

Sail upstream and, after breakfast, land at the country town of Kalna and take cycle rickshaws to see a group of some of Bengal’s most attractive terracotta temples, as well as the unique Shiva temple with concentric rings made up of 108 shrinelets.

Overnight at the Cruise

Matiari / Murshidabad

Day 4 : Matiari / Murshidabad

This morning visit the brass-working village of Matiari, a charming riverside village

Overnight at the Cruise

Murshidabad

Day 5 : Murshidabad

This morning, walk to the Khushbagh, a peaceful Mughal-style garden that encloses the tombs of Siraj-Ud-Daulah – the last independent Nawab of Bengal – and his family.

Overnight at the Cruise

Tour Cost

 

Departure Dates

Tour Cost (In USD)

31st  to 7th February 2019

14th to 21st February 2019

3639 Per Person

4th to 11th April 2019

2904 Per Person

18th to 25th April 2019

1st to 08 August 2019

2169 Per Person

2279 Per Person

19th to 26th December 2019

 

2279

30th Jan to 6th Feb 2020

13th  to 20th Feb 2020

5th  to 12th  Mar 2020

3822 Per Person

3822 Per Person

3822  Per Person

2nd to 9th Apr 2020

3050 Per Person

16th to 23rd Apr 2020

2279 Per Person

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRICE INCLUDES​

  • Full board, all excursions, and transfers as below: 
  • Kolkata: airport/railway station transfers included

  • Patna: airport/railway station transfers included

  • Varanasi: airport/railway station transfers included

  • Farakka: New Farakka to Kolkata (or vice versa) rail fares included

  • GST Levy

 

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