Golden Bengal Cruise
The land of many cultures and rich traditions, India is a visual delight for the visitors. Each of its diverse regions is the product of its deep-rooted past. This 8-day long voyage entails a round trip to Kolkata via Kalna, Chandernagore and other prominent cities. Our luxurious abode will add more stars to your experience, leaving you with fond memories.
The epitome of elegance and luxury, Ganges Voyager offers travel experiences beyond a regular journey. This meticulously carved 8 day itinerary will take you through some of the most beautiful destinations from Kolkata.
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.
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 the European East India Company’s route of the 17th & 19th centuries accompanied by a visit to the Bandel’s Imambara, a colonial-era Islamic school and pilgrim rest house on the riverbank.
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.
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.
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.
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, the great grandson of car maker Henry Ford. Meet Krishna followers and walk through the pilgrims’ bazaar.
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.
Disembark after breakfast and proceed to the Kolkata airport for onward travel.
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Offering more than a mere journey, we take you on an experiential voyage into luxury, art, culture and numerous stories. Every little detail on the Ganges Voyager has been carefully assimilated to make your vacation fulfilling.