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Ganges River Cruising (Kolkata To Farakka)

Total Days : 08 Day

Tour Destination : Kolkata to Farakka | ABN Rajmahal And ABN Sukapha

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Our friends keep asking us how we liked our trip. I tell them that it was an education in culture, history and religion. I thought India was overwhelming at times, but found it colorful, spiritual and fascinating. It’s the kind of trip that you’ll be thinking about years later – As Observed by Ms. Joan Landers (A Former Guest Of Trinetra Tours)

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Aboard on ABN RAJMAHAL & ABN SUKAPHA
Months(2019 – 2020)DatesPrice BandPublished TarrifTrinetra DiscountTrinetra Nett Price
August16, 30MidUSD 4998USD 328USD 4670
September13,27MidUSD 4998USD 328USD 4670
October18, 24PeakUSD 4998USD 328USD 4670
November7, 15, 21, 29PeakUSD 6542USD 522USD 6020
December12, 26MidUSD 4998USD 328USD 4670
January23PeakUSD 6542USD 522USD 6020
February06, 14, 20, 28PeakUSD 6542USD 522USD 6020
March26, 27MidUSD 6542USD 522USD 6020

LOWER GANGES DOWNSTREAM | 8 DAYS | FARAKKA TO KOLKATA | ABN RAJMAHAL AND ABN SUKAPHA

Day 01: Kolkata / Farakka (Train Journey)

Ganges River Cruising - Kolkata To Farakka Take a 4 hr (approx.) train journey from Kolkata to Farakka in the afternoon, and then a short road transfer to the ship. Guests joining independently at Farakka can board the ship from midday onwards.
Overnight at the Cruise (B, L & D)

Day 02: Gaur

Enjoy a full day excursion by road to Gaur, near the town of Malda, or English Bazar. This quiet, deserted place was once one of India’s great cities, first under the Hindus in 12th century, then as the Muslim capital of Eastern India from the 14th to the 16th century. There are plentiful remains of mosques, palaces and gateways and you visit a number of the most interesting historical sites before rejoining the ship in the evening near Jangipur.
Set sail down the Lower Ganges, a charming waterway twisting and turning between banks lined with mustard fields and mango orchards. Moor at Baranagar for the night.
Overnight at the Cruise (B, L & D)

Day 03: Baranagar / Azimganj / Murshidabad

Ganges River Cruising - Kolkata To Farakka This morning, visit the delightfully sleepy village of Baranagar with three gorgeous miniature terracotta temples to which you walk through the fields. This is rural India at its most idyllic.
Continue on down past Azimganj, boasting some fine riverside mansions, to Murshidabad where the Nawab’s great Hazarduari Palace dominates the waterfront. Built by an English architect in 1837, the palace hosts an extensive collection of pictures, china, weapons and other objects. Carry on visiting the great Katra Mosque before driving out to see the Katgola Palace. Built in classical Georgian style by rich local merchants, Katgola Palace represents the other side of the coin of the 'White Mughal' period when English and Indian cultures came close to fusion. Moor overnight on the riverbank across from town.
Overnight at the Cruise (B, L & D)

Day 04: Khushbagh /Berhampur / Katwa

Ganges River Cruising - Kolkata To Farakka Sail downstream a short distance then walk to the Khushbagh, a peaceful Mughul-style garden enclosing the tombs of Siraj-ud-Daulah – the last independent Nawab of Bengal – and his family. Return to the ship and continue downstream past the old British cantonment of Berhampur to a rural mooring close to the battlefield of Plassey where, in 1757, Robert Clive, the Commander-in-Chief of British India, defeated Siraj-ud-Daulah, to change the course of Indian history. You can walk through the fields to the commemorative obelisk. Cruise on to a mooring near Katwa, a market town with narrow bustling bazaars.
Overnight at the Cruise (B, L & D)

Day 05: Matiari / Mayapur

Ganges River Cruising - Kolkata To Farakka Visit the brass-working village of Matiari where you can see the whole primitive process of beating out brass water pots and other vessels. Continue on through the countryside to Mayapur to visit the vast new ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) temple which dominates the skyline. As the headquarters of ISKCON or the Hare Krishna movement, the temple receives over a million singing and dancing devotees a year from around the world.
Overnight at the Cruise (B, L & D)

Day 06: Kalna /Hooghly / Chinsura

Ganges River Cruising - Kolkata To Farakka Continue on down to the country town of Kalna. Take cycle rickshaws to see a group of some of Bengal’s most attractive terracotta temples, as well as the unique Shiva temple with concentric rings made up of 108 shrinelets. Sail on, leaving fields behind and arrive at the outskirts of Kolkata. Land near Bandel to visit the imposing Imambara at Hooghly. With verses from the Koran written on its walls, the Imambara is an opportunity to step back in time and relive a slice of Islamic history in Bengal. Sail downstream past fine waterfront buildings and the Old Dutch settlement at Chinsura to moor at Chandernagore.
Overnight at the Cruise (B, L & D)

Day 07: Chandernagore / Barrackpore / Kolkata

Ganges River Cruising - Kolkata To Farakka At Chandernagore, a French possession until 1950, visit the 18th century church and Dupleix’s House, the erstwhile Governor-General of French India, before continuing down to Barrackpore. Land and take a walk through the cantonment – past the Semaphore Tower, Government House, the Temple of Fame and Flagstaff House – to get a better understanding of India's journey to independence. Subject to river tide, cruise under the Howrah Bridge to reach central Kolkata.
Overnight at the Cruise (B, L & D)

Day 08: Kolkata / Departure

Disembark and transfer to central Kolkata or airport.

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NOTE: -
Itineraries are subject to river conditions.



Cost Includes :

  • All meals as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Train Journey from Kolkata to Farakka as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions as per mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Transfer to the Kolkata Airport (If applicable)

Cost Does Not Include :

  • Drinks from the bar, laundry, tips, camera fee.