Bengal Ganga River Cruises

Bengal Ganga River Cruises

CRUISING THE HOLY RIVER - No river in the world plays a more important cultural, economic or social role in the lives of more people than the Ganges. The spiritual heart of Hinduism, the Ganges and its banks are strewn with fascinating cities, pilgrimage sites, villages, mountains and forests. There is no better way to visit deep inside India than taking a boutique cruise on the Ganges in the comfort of an original steamer-like boat. Our comprehensive programs include overnight stays before and after the cruise in specially chosen luxury five star hotels, such as the Oberoi Grand in Kolkata and the Taj Gateway in Varanasi, that match the concept of the colonial steamer.


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Incredibly On The Ganges – 12 days
 

Upstream: (8 nights cruising, 3 nights in hotel): Kolkata – Kalna – Matiari – Murshidabad – Jangipur – Farakka – Samtaghat – Bateshwarsthan – Sultanganj – Munger – Nalanda – Bodhgaya – Varanasi

2017 departures: 06 Oct, 27 Oct, 17 Nov.

2018 departures: 09 Feb, 02 Mar.

Downstream: (3 nights in hotel, 8 nights cruising): Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Nalanda – Munger – Sultanganj – Bhagalpur – Bateshwarsthan – Samtaghat – Farakka – Jangipur – Murshidabad – Matiari – Kalna – Kolkata

2017 departures: 11 Oct, 01 Nov, 22 Nov.

2018 departures: 03 Jan, 14 Feb.

 
The “Bengal Yatra” Short Cruise – 6 days
 

Upstream: (4 nights cruising, 1 night in hotel): Kolkata – Kalna – Matiari – Murshidabad – Jangipur to Kolkata by train

2017 departures: 06 Oct, 27 Oct, 17 Nov

2018 departures: 09 Feb, 02 Mar.

Downstream: (4 nights cruising, 1 night in hotel): Kolkata to Jangipur by train – Murshidabad – Matiari – Kalna – Kolkata

2017 departures: 17 Oct, 07 Nov, 28 Nov.

2018 departures: 09 Jan, 20 Feb.

 
The “Ganga Yatra” Short Cruise – 9 days
 

Upstream: (5 nights cruising, 3 nights in hotel): Kolkata to Jangipur by train – Farakka – Samtaghat – Bateshwarsthan – Sultanganj – Munger – Nalanda – Bodhgaya – Varanasi

2017 departures: 09 Oct, 30 Oct, 20 Nov.

2018 departures: 12 Feb, 05 Mar.

Downstream: (4 nights in hotels, 4 nights cruising): Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Nalanda – Munger – Sultanganj – Bhagalpu – Bateshwarsthan – Samtaghat – Farakka – Jangipur to Kolkata by train

2017 departures: 11 Oct, 01 Nov, 22 Nov.

2018 departures: 03 Jan, 14 Feb.

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    Cruise prices: subject to seasonality and exchange rates at time of booking. Check with InterAsia for a price for your selected cruise.

    Cruise price includes: 5* hotel accommodation and cruise accommodation, transfers and transportation, all meals, on-board tea, coffee and locally made soft and alcoholic drinks, entrance fees, guide services (in English), and government service tax.  

    Cruise price excludes: Crew gratuities, port taxes, visas, laundry, and imported drinks.

    Additional pre and post cruise accommodation is available on request.  

    Bengal Ganga river cruises are essentially an outdoor experience.  Whilst the staterooms are very comfortable, passengers prefer to spend their time sitting outside, on the promenade decks or on the large observation deck above.  The atmosphere on board is informal and relaxed. The dining room serves Indian and European styled meals, with a sumptuous buffet for breakfast and lunch, and table service for dinner.  

    Exploratory shore excursions are led by expert local guides.  

    Staterooms are teak lined with brass marine fittings.  All are air conditioned, with en-suite, safe, writing desk, hair dryer, bathrobe and slippers. Each cabin has deck space with rattan chairs and table outside the cabin.

     

 

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Bengal Ganga River Cruises
 

Highlights

  • Early morning rickshaw ride to the Rajbari temple complex in Kalna
  • Visit a unique brass making village
  • Reminiscences of the establishment of the East India Company
  • Battlefield of Plassey where Robert Clive defeated the Mogul Nawab
  • Fine examples of Bengal terracotta art in the temples of  Barangar
  • Crossing lock gates and canals that regulate the flow of the Ganges water into Bangladesh and India
  •  Ruins of Rajmahal, founded by Mogul Emperor Akbar as capital of Bengal in 1592
  •  Rich bird life and cranes of the Karagola area
  •   Vikramashila Buddhist University established in the late 8th century
  • Vikramashila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary
  • Visit to Bihar School of Yoga
  • 5th century ruins at Nalanda
  • Bodhgaya, an important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage centre
  • Rickshaw ride through the teaming streets of Varanasi, the holiest city for Hindus
  • Walk to the Varanasi ghats and witness evening Aarti ceremony.
 
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