Kolkata to Patna Upstream

13 DAYS

Traversing the Ganges River from Kolkata up to Patna on a mesmerizing journey through different time periods – colonial, medieval and ancient and experiencing the multi-faceted cultures along the riverbank intertwined with the present.

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The mighty river Ganges, also known as Ganga in Sanskrit, represents grace and timeless existence. For centuries, travellers have explored different parts of the country through the Ganges. Ganges Voyager offers travel experiences in the Indian Subcontinent by sailing in some of South Asia’s finest luxury river cruise ships. The epitome of elegance and luxury.

DAY 01
Arrive Kolkata, Embarkation (L/D)

Arrival in Kolkata and transfer to the jetty to embark the ship and enjoy lunch on board. Afternoon Panoramic Tour and visit to Mother Teresa’s Home. Enjoy cultural performance onboard.

DAY 02
Kolkata – Kalna (B/L/D)

Morning visit to the Flower Market and Kumartuli, a traditional potters’ quarter, renowned for its sculpting prowess. Afternoon sail upstream passing below the Howrah Bridge and seeing various colonial buildings along the Ganges River.

DAY 03
Kalna – Matiari (B/L/D)

Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Kalna to visit the enchanting Rajbari Temple complex that features diverse architecture and terracotta plaques depicting themes of Hindu epics and various aspects of day-to-day life in the region. Return to the ship walking through the local market and sail onward to arrive at the shore-side village of Matiari.

DAY 04
Matiari - Murshidabad (B/L/D)

Early this morning walk in the village to see and experience the craftsmen at work creating beautiful handcrafted brass items in their home their workshops. Sail onward to Murshidabad, a hidden architectural gem with dramatic whitewashed colonial era structures.

DAY 05
Murshidabad – Jangipur (B/L/D)

We begin the day by visiting the Katra mosque, with its distinctive minarets. Thereafter proceed to visit the Hazarduari Palace, which dominates the waterfront. Built in the Greek “Doric” style the palace has more than a thousand real and false doors and is filled with colonial era antiques, artwork and manuscripts. Return to the ship and sail towards Jangipur

DAY 06
River day Jangipur – Samtaghat (B/L/D)

We will cast off early in the morning to reach the historic Farakka Lock Gate. After crossing the lock we cruise through the connecting canal to the Ganges revealing vast panoramas. We continue sail towards Samtaghat.

DAY 07
River day Samtaghat – Bateshwarsthan (B/L/D)

Today we sail full day towards Bateshwarsthan. Enjoy the amenities onboard. You will be fascinated by the passing landscape and the lively life on the river.

DAY 08
Bateshwarsthan – Sultanganj (B/L/D)

Morning excursion to the excavation site of the 8th century Vikramshila University, which along with Nalanda, was one of the most important Buddhist centres of learning. We return to the ship and sail towards Sultanganj.

DAY 09
Sultanganj – Munger (B/L/D)

After breakfast excursion of Sultanganj, where there are two prominent granite rock-islands in the river that are connected to the mainland by a causeway. On one island is a mosque and on the other is a 16th century Shiva Temple that will be visited. Thereafter sail towards Munger.

DAY 10
Munger (B/L/D)

Spend the day in Munger visiting the Chandika Sthan Temple, a Shakti Peetha dedicated to Goddess Shakti, where her left eye is said to have fallen. Visit the 12th century Munger Fort and walk in the nearby local market, which is popular for fruits and vegetables and other shops of textiles and readymade garments.

DAY 11
Munger – Simaria (B/L/D)

We continue our journey further upstream to arrive in Simaria. Walk in the riverside village to see the daily activities of the local people.

DAY 12
: River day Simaria – Patna (B/L/D)

Today we sail full day through wonderful countryside to Patna, the capital and largest city of the State of Bihar.

DAY 13
Patna Disembark (B)

Disembark the ship after breakfast and proceed for a sightseeing tour of Patna visiting the Golghar, Patna Museum and Gurudwara. Thereafter transfer to the Patna airport for your onward journey.

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