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.


 
Cochin  •  Munnar  •  Thekkady  •  Kumarakom  •  Mararikulam
 
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    Bengal Ganga River Cruises

    Upstream:
    (10 nights cruising, 2 nights in hotels)
    Calcutta (Kolkata) | Kalna | Matiari | Murshidabad | Jangipur | Farakka | Raj Mahal | Karagola | Bateshwarsthan | Sultanganj | Munger | Nalanda | Bodhgaya | Varanasi

    2016 departures: 01 Jan, 25 Jan, 19 Feb, 14 Mar.  Oct to Dec dates tba.

    Downstream:
    (09 nights cruising, 3 nights in hotels)
    Varanasi | Bodhgaya | Nalanda | Munger | Sultanganj | Bateshwarsthan | Karagola | Raj Mahal | Farakka | Jangipur | Murshidabad | Chourigacha | Matiari | Kalna | Calcutta (Kolkata)

    2016 departures: 08 Jan, 01 Feb, 26 Feb, 21 Mar.  Oct to Dec dates tba.

     
    The “Bengal Yatra” Short Cruise – 6 days
     

    Upstream:
    (4 nights cruising, 1 night in hotel)
    Calcutta (Kolkata) | Kalna | Matiari | Murshidabad

    2016 departures: 01 Jan, 25 Jan, 19 Feb, 14 Mar.  Oct to Dec dates tba.

    Downstream:
    (4 nights cruising, 1 night in hotel)
    Calcutta (Kolkata) to Farakka by train | Jangipur | Murshidabad

    2016 departures: 15 Jan, 08 Feb, 04 Mar, 28 Mar.  Oct to Dec dates tba.

     
    The “Ganga Yatra” Short Cruise – 10 days
     

    Upstream:
    (6 nights cruising, 3 nights in hotels)
    Calcutta (Kolkata) by train to Jangipur | Farakka | Raj Mahal | Karagola | Bateshwarsthan | Sultanganj | Munger | Nalanda | Bodhgaya | Varanasi

    2016 departures: 04 Jan, 28 Jan, 22 Feb, 17 Mar.  Oct to Dec dates tba.

    Downstream:
    (5 nights cruising, 4 nights in hotels)
    Varanasi | Bodhgaya | Nalanda | Munger | Sultanganj | Bateshwarsthan | Karagola | Raj Mahal | Farakka | Jangipur to Calcutta (Kolkata) by train

    2016 departures: 08 Jan, 01 Feb, 26 Feb, 21 Mar.  Oct to Dec dates tba.

  • Departure dates and prices

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

  • Price Includes:

    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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Highlights

  • Shore excursions to pilgrimage sites and fascinating ruins
  • Spotting the rich bird life and cranes along the river
  • Visit to Bihar yoga school
  • Rickshaw ride through the teeming streets of Varanasi