Cruising the Ganges (14 days)

Maa Ganga, the ‘Mother Ganges’, is the mightiest and holiest river in India. From her source in the Himalayas, she flows down through the densely-populated plains of northern India, eventually passing out some 2,500km later into the Bay of Bengal. The Ganges is intimately linked to the story of India: a journey along this holy river is as instructive as it alluring, passing through sacred ancient cities, crucial historic sites, vast agricultural projects, and thriving, dynamic urban hubs. The bulk of this two-week itinerary is spent on-board a luxurious river cruise, exploring in style as you ply a route through the lush scenery and rich history of West Bengal. Either side of the cruise there is a warm-up in effervescent Kolkata, the so-called ‘City of Joy’, and a round-off in Varanasi, the ‘City of Light’, the most famous and sacred of all Ganges cities. Please note that the included ABN Rajmahal river cruise is just one of a number of possible Ganges cruises, so please enquire about other ways to explore this most extraordinary of rivers.

Tour Highlights

  • Diving straight into bustling Kolkata
  • Walking tours in unspoilt riverside villages
  • Historic sites galore including Hazarduari Palace, the Battle of Plassey, and the Imambara
  • Completing the story of the Ganges in mesmerising Varanasi

Suitable For

  • Cruise enthusiasts
  • History buffs
  • Departures July to May

Guide Price

From £4,235 per person based on a shared room for departures in March.

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