Combo Cruise - Ganges & Brahmaputra - Downstream
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At A Glance

What's Included

  • Luxury onboard accommodation
  • Onboard enrichment activities
  • Onboard entertainment
  • All scheduled excursions including entrance fees and guide services
  • Cultural performances
  • Onboard Wi-Fi
  • Selected alcoholic beverages
  • All gratuities
  • Local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Welcome cocktail party
  • Transfer between meeting point Kolkata, Ship and drop off point Kolkata
  • Train ticket Farakka – Kolkata
  • Domestic flight Kolkata – Jorhat or Guwahati
  • One overnight at Grand Oberoi Kolkata or similar including breakfast

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Overseas transfers
  • Land transfers
  • Pre and post-cruise extensions
  • Spa treatments
  • Laundry concierge
  • Premium drinks
  • Single supplements
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Day 1
Kolkata, India

Kolkata is situated in north-east India and is the capital of the West Bengal state. It is located on the banks of the River Hooghly, just off the Bay of Bengal, and is India’s second-most populated city. One of the city’s major landmarks is Maidan – a large park along the Hooghly which contains a number of fine drives, a racecourse, cricket ground, and the historical Fort William – originally built in 1696 and rebuilt in 1757. To the south-east of Maidan is a domed marble landmark – the Victoria Memorial – was built in 1921 to commemorate the reign of Queen Victoria. Other landmarks in Kolkata include a number of temples, a mosque, and the Indian Museum, which houses the world’s finest collection of Indian Art.

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Day 2
Baranagar, India

Situated on the banks of the Hooghly River, on the northern outskirts of Kolkata, lies Baranagar – the third most densely populated town in the world. It is home to a number of fascinating temples including Kaancher Mandir (Glass Temple), Joy Mitra Kali Bari, Pathbari, and the Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

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Day 3
Murshidabad, India

Situated on the south bank of the Bhagirathi - otherwise known as the Hooghly River – is the city Indian city of Murshidabad. Situated in the state of West Bengal, it is home to a number of remarkable sights including the Hazarduari Palace, which was built between 1824 and 1838 AD by English architect, McLeod Duncan. It contains over 1,000 doors, 900 of which are false and were positioned in a bid to prevent anyone within the palace committing any wrongdoings and attempting to escape. The city is also home to Imambara - which is open during religious ceremonies - and the Katra Mosque, which was built by the first Nawab of Murshidabad.

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Day 4
Ganges River, Ganges

The Ganges is one of the most well-known rivers in the world, playing an important role in the lives of millions of people that live along it and who practice the Hindu religion. Your Ganges River cruise will include stops at destinations such as Bhagalpur, Patna, and Monghyr.

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Day 5
Matiari, India - Mayapur, India

The village of Matiari, in Kaliganj Tehsil, in the Nada District of West Bengal, is situated on the banks of the Hooghly River. Over 100 years ago, it became a brass working village, when leaders of the village went to work in a factory in Calcutta making brass utensils. These workers were sent back to the village when they got old, but continued to make brass products and taught their trade to a younger generation. This tradition lives on today and is a main source of income for the villagers of Matiari.

Located on the banks of the Ganges River, in West Bengal, India, is the city of Mayapur, which is roughly 130km north of Kolkata. It is home to the headquarters of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness – where a vast temple dominates the skyline. As headquarters of the Hari Krishna community, it is considered a holy place by many traditions within Hinduism, but is widely regarded by the followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism as the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu – a special and unique incarnation of Krishna.

One of Mayapur’s most significant landmarks is Srila Prabhupada’s Pushpa Samadhi Mandir, which is a memorial to ISKCON’s founder. The main shrine here is surrounded by a museum depicting Srila Prabhupada’s life, and there are many other Gaudiya Vaishnava organisations located in Mayapur.

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Day 6
Kala, Ganges - Kolkata, India

The city of Kalna is on the western bank of the Bhāgirathi. The city is known for its many numerous historical monuments including the 108 Shiva Temples.

Kolkata is situated in north-east India and is the capital of the West Bengal state. It is located on the banks of the River Hooghly, just off the Bay of Bengal, and is India’s second-most populated city. One of the city’s major landmarks is Maidan – a large park along the Hooghly which contains a number of fine drives, a racecourse, cricket ground, and the historical Fort William – originally built in 1696 and rebuilt in 1757. To the south-east of Maidan is a domed marble landmark – the Victoria Memorial – was built in 1921 to commemorate the reign of Queen Victoria. Other landmarks in Kolkata include a number of temples, a mosque, and the Indian Museum, which houses the world’s finest collection of Indian Art.

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Day 7
Chandannagar, India - Barrackpore, India

Formerly known as Chandernagore or Chandernagar, the small city of Chandannagar is located 19 miles north of Kolkata in West Bengal, India. It was initially established as an important place for trading on the shores of the Hooghly River. At this time, it was part of the Mogul Empire, but later became part of the French colony, in 1688, and many colonial buildings remain in the city today. Sights of particular interest in the city include: Chandannagore Strand, the best decorated bank along the river, the Museum, The Sacred Heart Church, the Underground House (Patal-Bari) and Nritya Gopal Smriti Mandir (now theatre and library). In addition to these landmarks and sights, there is also a series of temples dedicated to Kali, Shiva, and other deities.

Situated within the Indian state of West Bengal, on the banks of the Hooghly River, Barrackpore was a significant administrative centre under British rule and saw many acts of rebellion against Britain during the 19th century.

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Day 8
Kolkata, India

Kolkata is situated in north-east India and is the capital of the West Bengal state. It is located on the banks of the River Hooghly, just off the Bay of Bengal, and is India’s second-most populated city. One of the city’s major landmarks is Maidan – a large park along the Hooghly which contains a number of fine drives, a racecourse, cricket ground, and the historical Fort William – originally built in 1696 and rebuilt in 1757. To the south-east of Maidan is a domed marble landmark – the Victoria Memorial – was built in 1921 to commemorate the reign of Queen Victoria. Other landmarks in Kolkata include a number of temples, a mosque, and the Indian Museum, which houses the world’s finest collection of Indian Art.

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Day 9
Kolkata, India - Guwahati, India

Kolkata is situated in north-east India and is the capital of the West Bengal state. It is located on the banks of the River Hooghly, just off the Bay of Bengal, and is India’s second-most populated city. One of the city’s major landmarks is Maidan – a large park along the Hooghly which contains a number of fine drives, a racecourse, cricket ground, and the historical Fort William – originally built in 1696 and rebuilt in 1757. To the south-east of Maidan is a domed marble landmark – the Victoria Memorial – was built in 1921 to commemorate the reign of Queen Victoria. Other landmarks in Kolkata include a number of temples, a mosque, and the Indian Museum, which houses the world’s finest collection of Indian Art.

As the largest city in Assam, Northeast India, Guwahati is one of the fastest developing cities in India. In addition to being a bustling metropolitan hub, it is home to a number of stunning temples including the Uma Nanda Temple. This 17th century structure was built on a river island and was dedicated to Shiva and is now also a sanctuary for golden langurs.

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Day 10
Brahmaputra River, India

Embark on a river cruise unlike any other along the waters of India’s Brahmaputra River, which is navigable through Bangladesh and the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. It is possible to cruise a total distance of 800 miles from the sea as far as the city of Dibrugarh, while admiring the local wildlife, Buddhist archaeology, Hindu temples, and neo-classical colonial palaces.

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Day 11
Silghat, Brahmaputra

Located on the Southern banks pf the Brahmaputra is the town of Silghat. The town is home to the famous Silghat Kamakhya Temple along with an ancient temple for lord Shiva.

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Day 12
Kaziranga National Park, India

Located in the Assam region of India, the Kaziranga National Park is home to a plethora of wildlife species including elephants, rhinos, buffalo, swamp deer and more than 546 species of flora. In addition to these, it is also possible to catch a rare glimpse of one of the 86 tigers within the park – the highest density of tigers in the world. Founded in 1940 and officially established in 1974, the Kaziranga National Park is today a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Day 13
Brahmaputra River, India

Embark on a river cruise unlike any other along the waters of India’s Brahmaputra River, which is navigable through Bangladesh and the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. It is possible to cruise a total distance of 800 miles from the sea as far as the city of Dibrugarh, while admiring the local wildlife, Buddhist archaeology, Hindu temples, and neo-classical colonial palaces.

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Day 14
Majuli Island, India
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Day 15
Majuli Island, India - Neamati, India - Sibsagar, India

Also known as Nimati Ghat, this area is located 17km from Assam city of Jorhat. Neamati sits on the banks of India’s Brahmaputra River and serves as the area’s administrative headquarters. It is also surrounded by a plethora of spectacular temples and golden rice fields.

The city of Sibsagar is located in the Assam region of India and is famous for its monuments of the Ahon Kingdom. Within the city, you can visit Rang Ghar – a two-storied royal sports-pavilion from which the Ahom kings and nobles witnessed a range of events such as buffalo fights.

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Day 16
Jorhat, India

The city of Jorhat is located in the Assam region of India, home to vast tea plantations and the Kaziranga National Park, where you will be able to see a variety of wildlife. Here, you can expect to see one horned rhino, wild buffalo, sambar deer, wild pig, and – if you’re lucky – one of the 86 tigers living within the park, which is the highest density population of tigers in India.

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