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Colours of India

Delhi to Kolkata

Trip Code: TIN16
16 Days
38 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • Seven nights cruising the Lower Ganges aboard the RV Rajmahal
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director, Cruise Director, and expert local guides in most locations
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Flights within India
  • 38 delicious meals - 15 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners
  • All meals plus local soft drinks, beers and spirits are included during your cruise
  • Regional wines are available with lunch and dinner on board

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RV Rajmahal settled for sunset on the Ganges
RV Rajmahal

Cruise the Lower Ganges River for seven nights aboard the premium river ship RV Rajmahal, staying in comfort and style

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A close look at Indian cuisine of Kulfi
Learn To Cook Like A Local

Learn the traditional Rajasthani-style of cooking during a class then sample your delicious efforts

Front on view of the Tah Mahal during the day
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Visit the incredible Taj Mahal, and gain an understanding of why this beautiful mausoleum draws so many visitors

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Trip Notes

  • Prices include airport transfers, port charges, tipping and sundries
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Flights to depart Kolkata after 8pm on the last day of the tour
  • Ask about our Varanasi extension
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights within India as specified
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Delhi to Kolkata

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Insider Experience

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Enhance Your Journey

Travelmarvel provides further opportunity to pursue your special interests and enhance your holiday with a range of optional experiences

insider expeirence

Enjoy a stylish stay at Hyatt Regency and a Welcome Dinner this evening.


Upon arrival in Delhi, you’ll be met by a Travelmarvel representative and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights: Delhi, Hyatt Regency

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  • Dinner
Enhance Your Journey

This evening, you may wish to see a dazzling Bollywood show.

insider expeirence

Embark on a rickshaw ride through the labyrinth of historic lanes in the Old City.


A guided tour of Delhi begins with a visit to the iconic Jama Masjid. Afterwards, see the impressive Red Fort and stop for lunch. This evening, you may wish to see a dazzling Bollywood show.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Stop at India Gate today, which commemorates the Indian soldiers who died in WW1 and the Anglo-Afghan War of 1919. Then, explore historic Humayun’s Tomb, a fine example of Mughal architecture. Arrive at your hotel in Agra.

Stay: Two Nights: Agra, Courtyard by Marriott

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  • Breakfast

Visit the stunning Agra Fort. Next, head to the Taj Mahal for a locally guided tour. See why it is adored as India’s ultimate icon and a place of unsurpassed beauty. Delight in a special dinner at Anise set within the Courtyard by Marriott.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Enhance Your Journey

This morning perhaps rise early and enjoy a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal.


Perhaps rise early and enjoy a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. After breakfast, discover the beautiful deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri before heading to Laxmi Vilas Palace for lunch. This afternoon, travel towards Jaipur, commonly referred to as the ‘Pink City’.

Stay: Two Nights: Jaipur Marriott

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
insider expeirence

Climb aboard a Jeep for a trip to the Amber Fort.

insider expeirence

Learn the traditional Rajasthani-style of cooking during a class, then sample your efforts over lunch.


Enjoy a tour of the beautiful city of Jaipur. See Hawa Mahal and explore the fascinating City Palace complex.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Enhance Your Journey

After your flight you may wish to embark on an optional Kolkata Unseen city tour.


After breakfast, you will fly to Kolkata. Then, you may wish to embark on an optional Kolkata Unseen city tour.

Stay: Kolkata, Taj Bengal

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today you will be transferred to a local train for the journey from Kolkata to Farakka. Make your way past bellowing food hawkers and over-laden porters to your rail carriage. Upon arrival in Farakka, transfer to your river ship for your seven-night cruise.

Stay: Seven Nights: the RV Rajmahal

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark in Jangipur, where you have the afternoon free to explore. Alternatively, enjoy a full day excursion by road to Gaur. Here, there are numerous historic ruins of mosques and palaces to visit before rejoining the ship.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Stop in Baranagar today and walk through the fields to three miniature terracotta temples. Then, continue past Azimganj to Murshidabad, one of the oldest cities in West Bengal. Here, walk to the Khushbagh and wander through this Mughal-style garden. You’ll also visit Katra Mosque and drive out to two 18th-century buildings, Nashipara Palace and Kathgola Palace.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
insider expeirence

On the Murshidabad waterfront, explore the Hazarduari Palace and its collection of art, china and weapons. Named after its 1000 doors, the palace consists of eight galleries and 114 rooms, with a colonnaded façade, a domed tower and beautifully ornate pillars.


Afterwards, you will cruise to the battlefield of Plassey where Robert Clive’s defeat of Siraj-ud-Daulah changed the course of history in India. This evening, you will moor in the town of Katwa.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
insider expeirence

Visit the brass-working village of Matiari. Here, learn about the process of brass beating and the heritage of this skill.


Later, you’ll reach Mayapur, a place of sacred significance to followers of the Hindu faith. You will also see the new ISKCON temple.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
insider expeirence

Enjoy a cycle rickshaw tour around the city to discover these sites and admire some of Bengal’s most unique temples.


Cruise to the country town of Kalna, more commonly known as Ambika Kalna. Named for the Hindu goddess Kali, the surrounding area is home to many historical monuments, including an abundance of Shiva temples such as the Nava Kailash, otherwise known as 108 Shiv Mandirs. Afterwards, continue to the magnificent Muslim shrine of Imambara.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Pass the old Dutch settlement at Chinsura then arrive at Chandannagar. Here, you’ll visit the 18th-century French church and Dupleix’s House. Continue to Barrackpore for a walk past the Semaphore Tower, Government House and Flagstaff House.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
insider expeirence

Stay overnight in the five-star Taj Bengal.


Arrive in Kolkata and be amazed by the lively Mullik Ghat Flower Market. Then, visit the home of the late Mother Teresa. After lunch at your hotel, head to the Victoria Memorial before a delicious dinner at Sonargaon Restaurant.

Stay: Kolkata, Taj Bengal

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Enhance Your Journey

You could also choose to embark on an optional heritage walk of Kolkata today.


Enjoy time at leisure today, or embark on an optional heritage walk of Kolkata. After dinner, it’s off to the airport for your onward flight.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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