Cruise on The Holy Ganges & Golden Triangle
14 Days 12 nights


Your Cruise & Tour Includes:

  • Airport transfers.
  • Accommodation in twin bedded cabin/room with private bath and shower.
  • Captains Welcome Cocktail
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
  • * During the tour Golden Triangle breakfast daily
  • All sightseeing, shore excursions as per itinerary with English speaking Historians including entrance fees.
  • Deluxe air-conditions motor coach or private car transportation.
  • Evening entertainment.
  • Service of Cruise Director and English speaking tour guides.
  • Local tourist taxes and service charges.

HOTELS 5 ★ Luxury
Delhi
Agra
Jaipur
Shangri-Las
Jaypee Palace
Marriott

ITINERARY
Day 1 USA – Kolkata
Overnight flight to Kolkata. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

Day 2 Kolkata – Sunderbans
Arrive at Kolkata. On arrival you will be greeted and escorted by Indo Asia Tour's staff to board the Cruise. Transfer by surface to the Mangrove Land the SUNDERBANS. Sunderbans, the kingdom of the famous Royal Bengal Tigers as well as the world's largest Mangrove Forest belt. Arrival at Goathkhali jetty. Transfer to small boat to reach M.V.Paramhamsa Check in. Safety and tour briefing. In the afternoon visit Wildlife Watch Tower at Sudhayanakhali. Sudhanyakhali is a place famous for its watchtower and wildlife sighting.



Tiger - Sunderban

Day 3 Sunderbans
Early Morning visit Bali Village, a typical Sunderban village for an interaction with the village, to experience their life style. Extensive Creek ride through the dense mangrove forest.
Enjoy day tour of Sunderbans to Burirdabri, Dobanke. Visit Watch Tower in Burirdabri camp. Birirdabri is famous for its watchtower, a mud walk and mangrove cage trail leading to a view point known as Raimongal View Point.


MV Paramhamsa

Day 4 Sunderbans

Early Morning visit to Nethidopani watch tower. Netidhopan has the ruins of a 400-year-old temple and legends lend mystery to the atmosphere. Later enjoy Shore excursion to Bhagavatpur crocodile farm. Bhagavatpur is a hatchery cum sanctuary of the biggest Estuarine Crocodile in the world. Afternoon visit Ganga Sagar - Confleunce of River Ganga with Bay of Bengal. The cruiser will anchor at the mouth of the Chemaghuri channel for a trip to Ganga Sagar. It is culturally and religiously important destination with a good beach. This island is a famous Hindu pilgrimage place.



Mother Teresa House - Kolkata

Day 5 Sunderbans – Kolkata

Today the vessel reaches back to Kolkata. In Kolkata visit the Famous Kali ma temple located near the banks of the River Ganges at Kali Ghat. Later visit the Mother Teresa House (Nirmal Hriday). It is the first institution established in 1950 by Mother Teresa under her own Organization Missionaries of Charity. Later she established many other homes in Kolkata like Orphanage, old age people etc. Kolkata is the world wide Head Quarter Of Missionaries of Charity. Also visit Victoria Memorial that is a huge white-marble structure and the most enduring of remains of the British Raj in India. Built by Lord Curzon in memory of the popular monarch, Queen Victoria, it is a wonderful example of the Western style of architecture. The Vessel anchors at Kolkata

Day 6 Kolkata – Ganges
Later in afternoon the cruise set sail towards the Ganges Heritage. Upon arrival visit the Chandannagar – the French establishment The city of Chandannagar was a French colony from 1673 to 1952. Even though the city was under the possession of the English in 1757 and in 1794, it was restored to the French.



Bandel - Church

Day 7 Ganges
Bandel – the Portuguese ColonyThere was a Portuguese settlement at Bandel. The Church and the Monastery were built around 1660 by the Portuguese. Bandel Church is one of the oldest Christian churches in West Bengal. After Breakfast Weavers colony at Kalna / Shantipur famous for fine Bengal cotton known as TANT. Opposite is the town of Kalna famous for its terracotta temples.



Day 8 Ganges
After breakfast enjoy whole day tour of Murshidabad and Plassey. Murshidabad is one of the oldest cities of West Bengal and has a rich heritage. The Nawab Murshid Ali Khan made Murshidabad the capital city of Sube Bangla, comprising of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa.

Day 9 Ganges – Kolkata - Delhi
Shantiniketan, Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary & Tribal village. ( Lunch at Shantiniketan) Last day at the cruise. After Breakfast check out of the cruiser for a Whole day of tour of Shantinikatan etc. At the Bengal’s cultural capital, traditional Bengali Lunch will await the Guest. After Lunch, guest will be travel back to Kolkata. Later in the evening transfer to the airport to Delhi.



Jama Masjid - Delhi



Day 10 Dehli
After breakfast enjoy a full day city tour of Old & New Delhi. Visit the Red Fort Drive through Lutyens Delhi and see India Gate Built of Bharatpur stone, commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in the 1st world war. 13516 names of British and Indian soldiers killed in the Afghan War of 1919 are engraved on the arch and foundations.



Humayun's Tomb - Delhi

Day 11 Dehli - Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra. Agra stands on the right bank of the river Yamuna, was once the seat of the Mughal rulers, the zenith of art and an en shrined romance. A town famous for its beautiful medieval monuments. The passion of the Mughals for building endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. On arrival check in hotel Jaypee Palace for overnight. Later visit Agra Fort. Designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., the fort is surrounded by a 70 feet high wall. It houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces.
Also visit the Taj Mahal, a poem in white marble and perfectly landscaped gardens.



Agra Fort - Agra

Day 12 Agra – Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri. It is a beautiful and deserted medieval city built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire. On arrival in Jaipur, check in at hotel Marriott for overnight.



City Palace - Jaipur

Day 13 Jaipur
After breakfast, excursion trip takes you to Amber Fort with Elephant or Jeep ride. This city Fort is situated 130m high with the Aravali hills around 11 km north of Jaipur. It was the ancient capital of the Kachhawaha Rajputs till 1037. In the afternoon, visit City Palace occupies the center of Jaipur. It now houses the Royal residence and museums with collections of textiles and costumes, armoury, manuscripts, paintings etc. Continue to visit Jantar Mantar (1728-34) by king astrologer Jai Singh II. The instruments are built of stone with marble facing on the important plains for measuring the harmony of the heavens. Each instrument serves a particular function and each gives an accurate reading.


Day 14 Dehli
After breakfast free time at leisure or shopping. Afternoon transfer to the airport for flight to Delhi and continue to USA.


U.S.A. Departure
Cruise/Land
2017  
Jan 27 $3,898
Feb 10, 24 $3,898
March 2, 16 $3,898
Oct 19 $3,898
Nov 16 $3,898
Dec 14 $3,898


Single Supplement:
$428
To upgrade to higher category add per person: Deluxe outside cabin $228.
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