Ganges Voyager Kolkata

Ganges Cruise West Bengal

Mayapur Temple

Duration: 08 Days/ 07 Nights

Ganges Voyager

Duration: 08 Days/ 07 Nights

River cruising in India doesn’t get much more memorable than the Ganges Voyager. In this week long itinerary you will explore the hidden corners of West Bengal to historical places and temples.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit Mother Teresa’s home, memorial and the Missionaries of Charity orphanage.
  • Enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride to the Rajbari temples in Kalna.
  • Visit the high quarters of ISKON movement.

Destinations:

Kolkata Chandannagar Kalna Mayapur Matiari Murshidabad


Itinerary

On the first day we arrive on-board. In the afternoon we visit Mother Teresa’s home, memorial and the Missionaries of Charity orphanage that she founded. This is followed by a cultural performance in the evening.
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
The second day starts with an early morning city-tour of the well-preserved British colonial buildings in Kolkata, including Victoria Memorial Museum. Then, we sail upstream through European East India companies of the 17th & 19th Centuries accompanied by a visit to the Bandel’sImambara, a colonial era Islamic school and pilgrim rest house on the riverbank.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
On the third day, enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride to the Rajbari temples in Kalna, built in the 19th century that are adorned with intricate terracotta reliefs of the gods and humans.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
The fourth day starts with an early morning walk on the shore side village of Matiari, which is famous for its handcrafted brass and copperware.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
On the fifth day, we visit Khushbagh, a tomb complex set in scenic fields, built by a local ruler; and the village of Baranagar with its beautiful terracotta temples, built by a rich woman who made her wealth in the colonial trade. Take a walk through local villages and sail to Murshidabad. We walk to the vast Neo-Classical Hazarduari Palace built in the 19th century by a British architect.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
After sailing in the morning, we stop in the village of Mayapur, the headquarters of the ISKCON movement with a new temple comparable in size to the Vatican and largely funded by Alfred B. Ford, who is the great grandson of car maker Henry Ford. Here you willmeet lot of Krishna followers and you can take a walking tour of pilgrims’ bazaar.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Day seven starts with a visit to Chandernagore, once a French colony, and explore the French colonial buildings along the promenade. After that, we return to the ship and continue our journey downstream to Kolkata.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
On the last day, following breakfast, we disembark and transfer to the Kolkata airport or hotel.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

HOTEL COST

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Winter US$ 4,907
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Inclusions

  • Seven nights cruise accommodation
  • Transfer to/from Jetty
  • Shore Excursion Program series
  • Services of local English speaking guide
  • Welcome Drink and Cold towel service
  • Boat ride in Udaipur
  • All entrance tickets
  • Private motor coach on all excurisons where applicable
  • Onboard meals and entertaintment
  • Present applicable taxes as on 1st May 2019

Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Visa fee & Insurance
  • Items of personal nature i.e. laundry, telephone, camera fee, drinks & tips etc.