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Incredibly On Ganges (Bengal Ganga)

Incredibly On Ganges (Bengal Ganga)

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All the nooks and corners of India are steeped in rich culture and experiences. This journey from Kolkata to Varanasi is destined to familiarise you with the ethnicity of the country and why it needs to be discovered. This 12-Day voyage, complemented with our luxurious accommodation will become a memorable travel experience for you to remember for a lifetime.

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The holy city of Varanasi is an epitome of Indian culture and spiritual ethos resting on the serene banks of River Ganges. The tour starts with an exploration of this sacred city and continues with a visit to the major cities and districts of Bihar. From the seventh day we reach to West Bengal and embark on exploring the jewels of the state. The tour lasts for 12 days with 3 nights in the hotel and 8 nights in RV Bengal Ganga. The cruise schedule includes the latest information regarding the program where last minutes adjustments can be made.

Trip Name
Incredibly On Ganges (Bengal Ganga)
Days
12
Overview
Vessel Type: River Cruise Ship Passenger Capacity: 56 Built: 2004 Set yourself on a journey to explore the cultural background of India with Bengal Ganga. The river cruise ship was built in 2004, and the design is reminiscent of the colonial ships used by the Viceroys of British India. Keeping the royal essence preserved, the cruise will transport you into another world, not just physically but also spiritually. It has been designed as an aesthetic replica of the colonial styled ‘Clyde’ steamers that trudged through swamps and far flung deltas of the Indian subcontinent that ruled the seas at the height of the British Empire. The ship has 28 state rooms that exude premium luxury in design and interiors, along with recreational areas and a dining room. ACCOMMODATION  Cast in the rich Burma teak, our rooms are designed and equipped with modern amenities and a dash of the quintessential Indian luxury. Taking your experience a notch up, each room opens onto a balcony to ensure a relaxed space of your own. EXPERIENCE ON R.V. BENGAL GANGA A voyage on the Bengal Ganga promises to make your travel experience all about appreciating the finer things in life. Wake up and indulge in some revitalizing activities, like yoga, meditation, gym and spa; sip the finest wines from around the world; and soak yourself in the calm of the Ganges. R.V. BENGAL GANGA DELICIOUS FOOD With large windows on either side that allow diners to view the river banks, our Dining Room serves delicious delicacies from the hinterland of India and popular cuisines from around the world. It is equipped with the retro yet classy Streamline Moderne buffet counter, lovely teak tables and elegant textiles.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 : ARRIVE AT KOLKATA – EMBARK AND SAIL TO KALNA
After the morning arrival in Kolkata, relax, and proceed to the various colonial monuments of the city post lunch. It is followed by a visit to the Writer’s Building and Treasury Building, accompanied by a photo walk at St. John’s Church and the Victoria Memorial. Sail to Kalna.
Day 2 - Day 2 : KALNA – MATIARI
The next morning starts with a cycle rickshaw ride to the enchanting Rajbari Temple Complex in Kalna. Here we observe Bengal’s temple architecture and themes of Hindu epics and mythical lives of saints, gods & goddesses. Sail to Matiari.
Day 3 - Day 3 : SAIL MATIARI – MURSHIDABAD
The third day starts with an early morning visit to the village of Matiari to observe the process of brass making. After that, we return to the ship, cast off and cruise towards Murshidabad, sailing past Plassey.
Day 4 - Day 4 : SAIL MURSHIDABAD – JANGIPUR
The morning starts with a visit to the historic town of Murshidabad and a tonga ride to witness the oldest mosque in town, Katra Mosque. It is then followed by a visit to the Hazarduari Palace Museum, built during the reign of Nawab Nazim Humayun Jah (1824-1838 AD).
Day 5 - Day 5 : SAIL JANGIPUR - FARAKKA – SAMTAGHAT
On the fifth day we explore the historic Farakka Lock Gate. After exploring the Feeder Canal, we sail through the Farakka barrage at a distance, which regulates the water of the Ganges in Bangladesh and India. Reach Samtaghat.
Day 6 - Day 6 : SAIL BATESHWARSTHAN
We set on sail to Bateshwarsthan in the morning. After arrival we ride in jeeps/cars (about 15 minutes) to the excavation site of the Vikramshila University, one of the largest Buddhist universities in the past, with more than one hundred teachers and about one thousand students.
Day 7 - Day 7 : SAIL BATESHWARSTHAN – SULTANGANJ
The morning starts by sailing towards the rocky island Sultanganj, which is known for two great rocks of granite and an important pilgrim centre. It is known as Jahngira, which means ‘the hill of Jahnu’.
Day 8 - Day 8 : SAIL TO MUNGER
The eighth day starts with a sail towards Munger, one of the largest cities and most industrialized in the state of Bihar. Its history can be traced back to the mythological era of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Post lunch, we visit the Bihar School of Yoga, founded in 1964 by Satyananda Saraswati and his spiritual successor Niranjanananda Saraswati.
Day 9 - Day 9 : DISEMBARK AT MUNGER & DRIVE TO NALANDA AND BODHGAYA
This day starts with the ship disembarking at 0700 hrs to visit Nalanda. It treasures a glorious past of academia in India and extraordinary architectural ruins. During late afternoon, we visit the Mahabodhi temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 10 - Day 10 : DRIVE TO BODHGAYA AND VARANASI
After early breakfast, we drive to Varanasi, one of the holiest cities for Hindus in India. During late afternoon, we ride on a cycle rickshaw and experience the enchanting and incredible life on the streets of Varanasi, followed by a visit to the ghats.
Day 11 - Day 11 : VARANASI CITY TOUR
Start the day with a sunrise Boat Tour to witness the incredible scenes along the Holy River. Post lunch, we visit Sarnath, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. The Archeological Museum at Sarnath houses a large collection of sculptures from the glorious Indian past.
Day 12 - Day 12 : DEPARTURE FROM VARANASI
On the last day, bid farewell to the beautiful Ganges by departing for the airport or to your desired destination.
Day 13 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
28-01-202108-02-2021USD $4,480DELUXE ROOM MAIN DECK
28-01-202108-02-2021USD $4,900DELUXE ROOM UPPER DECK
28-01-202108-02-2021USD $7,690PREMIER ROOM
23-02-202106-03-2021USD $4,480DELUXE ROOM MAIN DECK
23-02-202106-03-2021USD $4,900DELUXE ROOM UPPER DECK
23-02-202106-03-2021USD $7,690PREMIER ROOM

Inclusions

    • Discover Kolkata
    • Visit the village of Matiari
    • Explore the historic town of Murshidabad
    • Sail to Bateshwarsthan

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