MAYA ON THE GANGA
A themed cruise exploring the different traditions of textile weaving by handlooms and machines; indigenous pottery making along with the diverse culture and colonial heritage of Bengal.
ANTARA DESTINATION DISCOVERIES
From active or relaxing to adventurous or enriching, our inclusive and optional Destination Discoveries offer you a world of choice. Plus, Antara is the only river cruise line that allows you to select your shoreside experiences in advance, before you arrive to the ship.
KOLKATA, EMBARK – KALNA
Mid day embarkation. Welcome and safety briefing. Lunch onboard and begin our journey sailing to Kalna, famous for its terracotta temples. Dinner onboard with entertainment.
KALNA – MAYAPUR
Walk through local market and visit the Nabakailas temple that has 108 Shiva shrines in two concentric circles. Return to the ship and sail to Mayapur while having lunch. Evening arrive Mayapur.
Evening Deep Dan to the holy river ceremony.
MAYAPUR - Mangaldweep
This morning after breakfast walk to explore Mayapur, the headquarters of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Visit the temples which house ornate, colourful decorated statues of Shri Krishna for Darshan. Return to ship and sail to Mangaldweep while having lunch . Evening River Bank party.
Early morning we sail back to Kolkata, stop at Chandernagore after breakfast for walk on the promenade to see the French colonial buildings . Lunch and sail to Kolkatta proceed to Kolkatta to arrive late afternoon to disembark.