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India River Cruise - Ganges Experience Adventure Tour

Asia

  • India

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.


Highlights

Visit beautiful temples and local villages, witness traditional brass
working, wander through buzzing bazaars, enjoy the pace of life on the river


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.


Accommodation

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


Meals Included

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners


Transport

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


Group Leader

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

Most airlines allow up to two checked bags and one carry
on per person. To avoid any problems upon check
in and with possible excess baggage charges, please consult the airline for specific restrictions. Dress on board the boat is informal. Plan to bring comfortable, casual clothing for all activities. When packing, we suggest that you do not weigh yourself down with too many clothes or too much gear. Select informal, practical attire that can be worn in layers.

Day 1 Kolkata

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 2 Kolkata/Farakka

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 3 Farakka/Jangipur

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 4 Jangipur/Murshidābād

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 5 Murshidābād/Matiari

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 6 Matiari/Māyāpur

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 7 Māyāpur/Chunchura

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 8 Chunchura/Bārākpur

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 9 Bārākpur/Kolkata

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Details

Duration: 9 Days

Trip Style: Marine

Service Level: Upgraded

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max:

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My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops

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