The Ganges River, known as the lifeline of India, holds immense cultural, historical, and spiritual significance. It is a river revered by millions, believed to purify the soul and grant spiritual liberation. Our Ganges River Cruise Tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the beauty of this iconic river, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Indian traditions, and explore the captivating cities that have flourished on its banks for centuries.
Day 1: Delhi – Arrival and Exploration Upon your arrival in Delhi, the vibrant capital city of India, our representative will greet you and assist you with the transfer to your hotel. Take some time to relax and unwind after your journey. In the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour of Delhi, visiting the historical landmarks, bustling markets, and iconic monuments that showcase the city’s rich heritage. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi to Kolkata – Embarkation After breakfast, board a flight from Delhi to Kolkata, where you will begin your Ganges River adventure. Upon arrival in Kolkata, you will be transferred to the embarkation point for your cruise ship. Settle into your comfortable cabin and prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey along the sacred Ganges River.
Day 3: Kolkata – City Tour Spend the day exploring the vibrant city of Kolkata, known for its colonial architecture, cultural heritage, and literary heritage. Visit the iconic Victoria Memorial, explore the bustling markets, and experience the bustling energy of this city. Return to the cruise ship in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Cruising the Ganges – Kalna As you sail along the Ganges, immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the river. Witness the ever-changing landscapes, charming villages, and traditional way of life along the riverbanks. In the afternoon, disembark at Kalna and visit the beautiful temples, terracotta temples, and historical sites that showcase the rich history and architectural brilliance of the region. Return to the ship for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Cruising the Ganges – Matiari and Murshidabad Today, the cruise will take you to Matiari, a village known for its traditional brass and copper craftsmanship. Explore the village and witness the skilled artisans at work. Later, continue sailing to Murshidabad, once the capital of Bengal. Visit the historical landmarks, including the magnificent Hazarduari Palace and the stunning Katra Mosque. Return to the ship for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Cruising the Ganges – Mayapur and Chandernagore Today’s journey takes you to Mayapur, the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and a prominent center of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Explore the temples and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the place. Later, sail to Chandernagore, a former French colony known for its architectural marvels. Discover the charming streets and colonial buildings that reflect the city’s French influence. Return to the ship for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Cruising the Ganges – Barrackpore and Kolkata As the cruise nears its conclusion, visit Barrackpore, a historical site where the first Indian rebellion against the British Raj took place. Explore the landmarks and learn about the significant events that shaped India’s independence movement. In the afternoon, return to Kolkata and disembark from the cruise ship.
Day 8: Kolkata – City Exploration Today, immerse yourself further in the vibrant city of Kolkata. Visit the iconic Howrah Bridge, explore the bustling markets of New Market and College Street, and indulge in the delicious local cuisine. Delve into the city’s artistic and cultural heritage by visiting the Indian Museum, Victoria Memorial, and the Marble Palace. Overnight stay in Kolkata.
Day 9: Kolkata to Delhi – Departure After breakfast, bid farewell to the captivating city of Kolkata as you board a flight back to Delhi. Upon arrival, our representative will assist you with your onward journey or transfer to the airport for your departure, marking the end of your memorable Ganges River Cruise Tour.
(Note: The Ganges River Cruise Tour can be customized based on your preferences and requirements. Additional destinations and activities can be added to enhance your experience. Please contact our travel experts for personalized itineraries and further assistance.)
We hope this introduction and itinerary provide you with a glimpse of the magical Ganges River Cruise Tour. For more details, bookings, and inquiries, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated team of travel experts.