Marine: India River Cruise Ganges Experience (AHLFC)
Trip Style: Marine - Small-ship adventures on the world's great seas and rivers The poles of the Earth, the wonders of the Galapagos, the mysteries of the Amazon, out-of-the-way Greek Islands and other great places are best (and sometimes only) accessed by boat. Marine trips get you there aboard small ships, exclusive yachts and catamarans.
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 24
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Visit beautiful temples and local villages, witness traditional brass-working, wander through buzzing bazaars, enjoy the pace of life on the river
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.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 9 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Kolkata||Day 1 Kolkata|
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Farakka||Day 2 Kolkata/Farakka (1D)|
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. Transport: Train (6.00-6.50 hours)
|Day 3||Jangipur||Day 3 Farakka/Jangipur (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: Gaur Excursion
|Day 4||Murshidabad||Day 4 Jangipur/Murshidabad (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: Baranagar Excursion Murshidabad Excursion Transport: Varuna Riverboat Varuna Riverboat
|Day 5||Matiari||Day 5 Murshidabad/Matiari (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: Khushbagh Excursion Battlefield of Plassey Visit Transport: Varuna Riverboat Varuna Riverboat
|Day 6||Mayapur||Day 6 Matiari/Mayapur (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: Matiari Excursion Mayapur Excursion Transport: Varuna Riverboat
|Day 7||Chunchura||Day 7 Mayapur/Chunchura (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: Kalna Excursion Chinsurah Excursion Transport: Varuna Riverboat Varuna Riverboat
|Day 8||Barakpur||Day 8 Chunchura/Barakpur (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Sail to Chandannagar, a former French possession, to explore. Continue to Barrackpore. Disembark for a walking tour around the main sights. Included Activities: Chandannagar Excursion Barrackpore Excursion Transport: Varuna Riverboat Varuna Riverboat
|Day 9||Kolkata||Day 9 Barakpur/Kolkata (1B)|
Cruise under the Howrah Bridge to central Kolkata to disembark. Transfer to central Kolkata or the airport. Tour ends on arrival. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Varuna Riverboat
Local Flights: N/A
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