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Cruise on Ganges - 6 days

Impersonated as the river Goddess, Ganga is close to the heart of those who dwell in her banks. Believed to wash off all the sins of those who take a dip in the holy waters, the river Ganga and her significance run a lot deeper than the river itself. The Kumbh Mela, a mass Hindu pilgrimage happens every three years and people from all over the country gather on the banks for the ritual bathing. The river that is considered the embodiment of all sacred rivers is home to the Ganges river dolphin, which is one of the four fresh water dolphins of the world. With activities like boating and white water rafting, there is no dearth of amusement while cruising the Ganges!

Day 1:    Board on Cruise
 
 

Check in at Vivada jetty at 03:00 p.m., Millennium park as per convenience. Depending upon the tide the cruiser sails past the Howrah Bridge late evening or early morning next day.

You are about discover the most wonderful way to explore India. No more bad roads, traffic jams , or travelling through heat and dust. Board the cruise ship, drop anchor at will, embark right into doorsteps of the monuments, temples, rustic towns. No more pack unpack, your intimate hotel and the river cruiser moves with you.

Day 2:    Sail to visit 5 European reminiscence
 
 

The Europe on Ganges : There are 5 European reminiscence within 40 km north of Kolkata and were trading post. The vessel will drop anchor at these places as per the guest choice. Visit any two or more. Barrackpore the British Governors residence, Serampore : the Danish Colony under the name Frederiksnagore from 1755 to 1845 Chandannagore -the French colony from 1673 to 1952, except between 1757 to 1794 when it was under the British. Chinsura - "The Dutch had followed the Portuguese and Spanish to set up trading posts in India in 1615. They had stayed on till 1825, after which the British took over. Bandel - meaning the Port in Bengali, the place appears to the port during the time of Portuguese.

Day 3:    Sail up to Kalna
 
 

Terracotta Temple with cycle rickshaw rides and Weavers village. Kalna - Maharajas of Bardhaman built several magnificent temples with intricate terracotta ornamentation, the main one being 108 Shiv Mandir built in 1809 in traditional AAT chala architecture and the Raj bari which house most of the temples. Shantipur / Fulia - the weavers of fine Bengal cotton, the village rich in handloom weaving, is the second larget occupation in the state of West Bengal. The weavers here blend the traditional art with the modern life style needs, offering rich variety of textiles. sarees, stoles,fabrics etc.

Day 4:    Sail to Mayapur & Matiari
 
 

Mayapur : Headquarters of ISKCON. Preaching the power of prayer to attain salvation. Matiari - Kansha ( Bell metal wares) was a poor man substitute to the rich silverware used in Bengali homes for prayers, table wares and also for cooking. The traditional Kansari artisans make from scrap metals handcrafted wares and artefacts.

Day 5:    Sail to Murshidabad
 
 

Murshidabad, the historic town, the earliest evidences of history perhaps as early as circa 1500 B.C. The Nawab Murshid Quli Khan made Murshidabad the capital city of Sube Bangla, comprising of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. The East India Company reigned from here for many years after the Battle of Plassey; Visit Nizamat Kila, also known as the Hazaarduari Palace built by Duncan McLeod of the Bengal Engineers in 1867, in the Italianate style, Katra mosque & Katgola Gardens.

Day 6:    Farakka – Kolkata – Departure (By Train)
 
 

Jangipur lock / Farakka Barrage the worlds longest Barrage, controlling the sharing of waters between India and Bangladesh. After breakfast transfer to Farakka railway station to board the train to Kolkata.

Note : The time of excursions may vary depending upon the tidal and other environmental conditions.

Tour includes: 

  •  All accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • All meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Mineral water & soft drinks
  • All land transportation and airport transfers by air-conditioned car with local driver
  • Local driver during land transportation and transfers (local language speaking only)
  • English speaking guide incl his salary & expenses 
  • All services as mentioned in the program
  • All excursions and activities as mentioned including entrance fees 

 Tour does not include: 

  • Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you) 
  • Flights and taxes
  • Airport departure taxes per person 
  • Travel insurances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc. 
  • Optional excursions and activities and their entrance fees
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program

Overview of Cruise on Ganges

HOW WE WORK

Welcome to the start of creating your unique, personalised travel experience. Here are the typical steps involved in planning your trip with 12GO:

 

  • Once you have browsed our website and have some ideas about the kind of trip you want, our specialist travel consultants will help you to create the perfect itinerary to suit your needs. Your personal travel expert will help you with every detail of your trip - always ensuring at each step that your journey will be truly memorable.
  • Contact us by email and tell us which of our tours are of interest. Or let us know your ideas and preferences. Also please let us know when you want to travel, the numbers travelling and any other information you feel we might need in order to design an itinerary that matches your vision. 
  • We will call you by phone within 24 hours of receiving your email. Your personal travel consultant will answer your questions, clarify your ideas, desires and expectations.
  • Using this information your personal travel consultant will suggest a personalised, tailor-made itinerary for you - complete with recommended accommodation and activities, prices and information about the area. Once you have read your itinerary, your consultant will answer your questions and revise it until you are satisfied.
  • Once you confirm the itinerary we will ask you to pay your deposit so we can complete and confirm all bookings.
  • Your personal travel consultant will maintain ongoing contact with you and is here to answer your questions and concerns - he/she will continue to check that all arrangements are in place.
  • About two weeks before your departure you will receive your personal detailed day-to-day itinerary of your upcoming trip, as well as additional information such as cultural etiquette and other recommendations that will help you to maximise your experience.

 

During your trip your personal travel consultant will continue to be available to ensure that your travel experience is running smoothly and to your expectations.

Raven, USA - Lovely relaxing cruise up and down the Hooghly. Being on the river is like being in a peaceful womb.

Jamie, Chile - It was a wonderful day spent with most wonderful people. The food was very good and so was the ambience."

Hi, I am Ivon your friend from India. As I was growing up I was impressed by people who were dedicated to travel and who were always looking for new and fascinating experiences. Learning about famous travellers set me on the path of findingmy own travel adventures with friends and it became one of my passions. Having traveled extensively through India, I've gained an in-depth knowledge of India's rich culture, much of which remains undiscovered by the average traveler. And it's great to be able to share my love of India with a friend like you.

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Cruise on Ganges - 6 days

Impersonated as the river Goddess, Ganga is close to the heart of those who dwell in her banks. Believed to wash off all the sins of those who take a dip in the holy waters, the river Ganga and her significance run a lot deeper than the river itself. The Kumbh Mela, a mass Hindu pilgrimage happens every three years and people from all over the country gather on the banks for the ritual bathing. The river that is considered the embodiment of all sacred rivers is home to the Ganges river dolphin, which is one of the four fresh water dolphins of the world. With activities like boating and white water rafting, there is no dearth of amusement while cruising the Ganges!

Day 1:    Board on Cruise
 
 

Check in at Vivada jetty at 03:00 p.m., Millennium park as per convenience. Depending upon the tide the cruiser sails past the Howrah Bridge late evening or early morning next day.

You are about discover the most wonderful way to explore India. No more bad roads, traffic jams , or travelling through heat and dust. Board the cruise ship, drop anchor at will, embark right into doorsteps of the monuments, temples, rustic towns. No more pack unpack, your intimate hotel and the river cruiser moves with you.

Day 2:    Sail to visit 5 European reminiscence
 
 

The Europe on Ganges : There are 5 European reminiscence within 40 km north of Kolkata and were trading post. The vessel will drop anchor at these places as per the guest choice. Visit any two or more. Barrackpore the British Governors residence, Serampore : the Danish Colony under the name Frederiksnagore from 1755 to 1845 Chandannagore -the French colony from 1673 to 1952, except between 1757 to 1794 when it was under the British. Chinsura - "The Dutch had followed the Portuguese and Spanish to set up trading posts in India in 1615. They had stayed on till 1825, after which the British took over. Bandel - meaning the Port in Bengali, the place appears to the port during the time of Portuguese.

Day 3:    Sail up to Kalna
 
 

Terracotta Temple with cycle rickshaw rides and Weavers village. Kalna - Maharajas of Bardhaman built several magnificent temples with intricate terracotta ornamentation, the main one being 108 Shiv Mandir built in 1809 in traditional AAT chala architecture and the Raj bari which house most of the temples. Shantipur / Fulia - the weavers of fine Bengal cotton, the village rich in handloom weaving, is the second larget occupation in the state of West Bengal. The weavers here blend the traditional art with the modern life style needs, offering rich variety of textiles. sarees, stoles,fabrics etc.

Day 4:    Sail to Mayapur & Matiari
 
 

Mayapur : Headquarters of ISKCON. Preaching the power of prayer to attain salvation. Matiari - Kansha ( Bell metal wares) was a poor man substitute to the rich silverware used in Bengali homes for prayers, table wares and also for cooking. The traditional Kansari artisans make from scrap metals handcrafted wares and artefacts.

Day 5:    Sail to Murshidabad
 
 

Murshidabad, the historic town, the earliest evidences of history perhaps as early as circa 1500 B.C. The Nawab Murshid Quli Khan made Murshidabad the capital city of Sube Bangla, comprising of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. The East India Company reigned from here for many years after the Battle of Plassey; Visit Nizamat Kila, also known as the Hazaarduari Palace built by Duncan McLeod of the Bengal Engineers in 1867, in the Italianate style, Katra mosque & Katgola Gardens.

Day 6:    Farakka – Kolkata – Departure (By Train)
 
 

Jangipur lock / Farakka Barrage the worlds longest Barrage, controlling the sharing of waters between India and Bangladesh. After breakfast transfer to Farakka railway station to board the train to Kolkata.

Note : The time of excursions may vary depending upon the tidal and other environmental conditions.

Tour includes: 

  •  All accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • All meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Mineral water & soft drinks
  • All land transportation and airport transfers by air-conditioned car with local driver
  • Local driver during land transportation and transfers (local language speaking only)
  • English speaking guide incl his salary & expenses 
  • All services as mentioned in the program
  • All excursions and activities as mentioned including entrance fees 

 Tour does not include: 

  • Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you) 
  • Flights and taxes
  • Airport departure taxes per person 
  • Travel insurances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc. 
  • Optional excursions and activities and their entrance fees
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program

HOW WE WORK

Welcome to the start of creating your unique, personalised travel experience. Here are the typical steps involved in planning your trip with 12GO:

 

  • Once you have browsed our website and have some ideas about the kind of trip you want, our specialist travel consultants will help you to create the perfect itinerary to suit your needs. Your personal travel expert will help you with every detail of your trip - always ensuring at each step that your journey will be truly memorable.
  • Contact us by email and tell us which of our tours are of interest. Or let us know your ideas and preferences. Also please let us know when you want to travel, the numbers travelling and any other information you feel we might need in order to design an itinerary that matches your vision. 
  • We will call you by phone within 24 hours of receiving your email. Your personal travel consultant will answer your questions, clarify your ideas, desires and expectations.
  • Using this information your personal travel consultant will suggest a personalised, tailor-made itinerary for you - complete with recommended accommodation and activities, prices and information about the area. Once you have read your itinerary, your consultant will answer your questions and revise it until you are satisfied.
  • Once you confirm the itinerary we will ask you to pay your deposit so we can complete and confirm all bookings.
  • Your personal travel consultant will maintain ongoing contact with you and is here to answer your questions and concerns - he/she will continue to check that all arrangements are in place.
  • About two weeks before your departure you will receive your personal detailed day-to-day itinerary of your upcoming trip, as well as additional information such as cultural etiquette and other recommendations that will help you to maximise your experience.

 

During your trip your personal travel consultant will continue to be available to ensure that your travel experience is running smoothly and to your expectations.

Raven, USA - Lovely relaxing cruise up and down the Hooghly. Being on the river is like being in a peaceful womb.

Jamie, Chile - It was a wonderful day spent with most wonderful people. The food was very good and so was the ambience."

Hi, I am Ivon your friend from India. As I was growing up I was impressed by people who were dedicated to travel and who were always looking for new and fascinating experiences. Learning about famous travellers set me on the path of findingmy own travel adventures with friends and it became one of my passions. Having traveled extensively through India, I've gained an in-depth knowledge of India's rich culture, much of which remains undiscovered by the average traveler. And it's great to be able to share my love of India with a friend like you.

Contact >>
Dolphins in Ganges River

Highlights

  • See the river come to life with sights and sounds of people to whom the river brings all livelihood
  • Visit Kalna, once a bustling port town, and its many temples that have interesting terracotta ornamentations on the walls
  • Experience a slice of French influence while you explore the town of Chandannagar a former French colony
  • Witness, firsthand, the lives of local artisans of the Shantipore cotton weavers colony and the bell metal artisans of Betwa

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