Europe on the Ganges
A weekend cruise to experience the terracotta and textile wonders of Bengal and an insight into the Ramakrishna Mission.
The colonial heritage of Bengal has inspired many a traveller to embark on a journey that depicts the region’s history through the river Ganges. On the banks of the Lower Ganges, the French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese and English made settlements to trade, preach and farm while local rulers, saints, agriculturalists, musicians and writers created new ways of living as they encountered European commerce, tastes and power. Experience true luxury and relax while witnessing this culture with the care and hospitality of the Ganges VoyagerⅡ and its crew.
Late afternoon embark on the ship. Welcome and safety briefing with short cruise to see the monuments of Kolkata during the night including the Howrah Bridge and Railway Station. Dinner and then depending on tide timings we will depart during the night or early morning upstream. We sail past the city of Kolkata and its iconic bridges.
Celebration and Grand Dinner onboard.
After breakfast visit the erstwhile French colony Chandernagore for a walk along the Promenade to see the French heritage monuments and enjoy the local ambience. Later we sail to Bansberia enjoying lunch on board. Late afternoon short walk to visit the Hangeshwari Temple, a fine example of Bengali architecture..
Dinner on board .
Morning enjoying breakfast on board, we sail to Bandel, which was founded by the Portuguese.. Visit the Hooghly Imambara and then lunch on board. Late afternoon we reach Serampore, an erstwhile Danish colony and then walk in the old quarters to see the Danish Tavern, St. Olav's Church and other colonial buildings.
Dinner on Board and sail to Bally bridge
After Breakfast visit the Belur Math, a significant institution in Kolkata, founded by Swami Vivekananda, a monk who was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century..
Lunch and then disembark.
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