Upper Ganga

Upper Ganga

DESTINATION: Kolkata/Varanasi
River: Ganga River
SEASON: Oct – Feb

 Day 01: Arrival in Kolkata
Welcome at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.
Private transfer to the cruise terminal.
Board the luxurious river cruise vessel.
Welcome dinner and introduction to the onboard staff.

Day 02: Kolkata Exploration
Breakfast on board.
Guided tour of Kolkata’s historical landmarks, including the Victoria Memorial and Howrah Bridge.
Afternoon return to the ship for lunch.
Evening cultural performance and dinner on deck.

Day 03: Sail to Kalna
Breakfast on board.
Full-day sailing along the Ganges River.
Onboard lectures and activities about the cultural significance of the Ganges.
Evening arrival in Kalna.
Traditional Bengali dinner on board.

Day 04: Kalna Sightseeing
Breakfast on board.
Guided tour of Kalna’s terracotta temples and Rajbari complex.
Return to the ship for lunch.
Afternoon cruise to Matiari.
Onboard evening entertainment and dinner.

Day 05: Matiari Artisan Visit
Breakfast on board.
Visit Matiari village to witness brassware making by local artisans.
Return to the ship for lunch.
Afternoon cruise to Murshidabad.
Evening onboard activities and cultural program.

Day 06: Murshidabad Exploration
Breakfast on board.
Guided tour of Murshidabad, including Hazarduari Palace and Katra Mosque.
Return to the ship for lunch.
Afternoon cruise to Mayapur.
Evening prayers at the ISKCON temple and dinner.

Day 07: Mayapur and Sail to Baranagar
Breakfast on board.
Visit Mayapur, the headquarters of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).
Afternoon cruise to Baranagar.
Evening onboard activities and dinner.

Day 08: Baranagar and Sail to Plassey
Breakfast on board.
Explore Baranagar, known for its miniature terracotta temples.
Afternoon cruise to Plassey.
Evening onboard entertainment and dinner.

Day 09: Plassey to Farakka
Breakfast on board.
Visit the historic battlefield of Plassey.
Cruise to Farakka.
Evening onboard activities and dinner.

Day 10: Sail to Rajmahal
Breakfast on board.
Full-day sailing to Rajmahal.
Relax and enjoy the onboard amenities.
Evening arrival in Rajmahal.

Day 11: Rajmahal Exploration
Breakfast on board.
Guided tour of Rajmahal’s historical sites.
Afternoon return to the ship for lunch.
Evening cruise to Varanasi.
Farewell dinner on board.

Day 12: Varanasi Exploration
Breakfast on board.
Full-day exploration of Varanasi, including the ghats and temples.
Afternoon return to the ship for lunch.
Evening Ganga Aarti ceremony.
Farewell dinner and cultural program on deck.

Day 13: Departure from Varanasi
Breakfast on board.
Check-out and private transfer to Varanasi Airport for departure.

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