The geographical position, beautiful river line and the historic culture of India has lured the adventurous explorers to her exotic waterways. Capture the spirit of adventure, exotic cultures and spiritual wonders as you embark on a journey to India’s ‘Golden Triangle’, the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur followed by a luxurious river cruise along the holy river Ganges. The cruise saga begins and ends in the bustling city of Kolkata.
25 NOV’17 | DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN DELHIArrive in the imperial city of Delhi and transfer to your hotel.
26 NOV’17 | DAY 2 – IN DELHIEnjoy a guided tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi. Drive past the Red Fort, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, walk through Chandni Chowk and enjoy a visit to Jama Masjid mosque, Raj Ghat, Qutab Minar and Humayun’s Tomb.
27 NOV’17 | DAY 3 – TO AGRADrive to Agra. Visit the world renowned Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and witness the intricate art of marble inlay work.
28 NOV’17 | DAY 4 – TO JAIPURDrive to Jaipur, en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri and the ancient step well at Abhaneri.
29 NOV’17 | DAY 5 – IN JAIPURExplore the hilltop citadel of Amber, en route stopping at Hawa Mahal. Explore the Anokhi Museum, City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar Observatory and walk through the old city bazaar.
30 NOV’17 | DAY 6 - FLY TO KOLKATARIVER CRUISE JOURNEY BEGINS Fly to Kolkata and embark on to the Ganges Voyager I ship. After lunch, visit the Mother Teresa House, tomb and her orphanage. Enjoy welcome reception, dinner and a cultural performance onboard.
01 DEC’17 | DAY 7 – KOLKATA TO BANDELEmbark on a city tour of Kolkata and begin your journey upstream. Take an excursion to the shore of Bandel and visit the Hoogly Imambara.
02 DEC’17 | DAY 8 - SAIL TO KALNA & MATIARIEnjoy a rickshaw ride through the city centre of Kalna en route to the enchanting Rajbari complex which has the highest concentration of temples in the region.
03 DEC’17 | DAY 9 - VILLAGE VISIT & SAIL TO KHUSHBAGHYou may visit the early morning shore-side bazaar. Later, visit the rustic village known for the master craftsmen who utilize recycled copper to create exquisite pots, platters. Sail past the battlefield of Plassey.
04 DEC’17 | DAY 10 – KHUSHBAGH, BARANAGAR & MURSHIDABADVisit the charming villages of Khushbagh and Baranagar. After lunch, arrive at Murshidabad, a hidden architectural gem, and take a scenic ride on local buggy. Dinner and cultural performance onboard.
05 DEC’17 | DAY 11 – MAYAPUR & SAIL TO CHANDERNAGOREObserve the local life along the riverbanks and experience the fascinating culture and the ornate, colourfully decorated statues of Krishna in Mayapur.
06 DEC’17 | DAY 12 - VISIT CHANDERNAGORE & SAIL TO KOLKATAExplore the French colonial buildings in Chandernagore. Continue the journey downstream to Kolkata as farewell dinner is served.
07 DEC’17 | DAY 13 - DISEMBARK AT KOLKATAAfter breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for onward journey.