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Sri Lanka and India Revealed

Negombo to Kolkata

Trip Code: TSIN27
27 Days
59 Meals
2 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • Seven nights cruising the Lower Ganges
  • 59 meals - 26 breakfasts, 18 lunches and 15 dinners
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director, Cruise Director and expert local guides
  • All meals plus local soft drinks, wine beers and spirits are included during your cruise
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
  • All flights within India and Sri Lanka

Travel & Accommodation

The palace of Murshidabad
Visit Hazarduari Palace

Unlock the secrets of Murshidabad's mysterious Hazarduari Palace and discover its collection of art, china and weapons

Children of India playing soccer on the banks of the Ganges
Cruise the Lower Ganges

From Farakka to Kolkata, experience India in a unique way as you cruise the waters of the Lower Ganges

Luxury rooms of Sigiriya Aliya Resort
Stay at Aliya Resort and Spa

Unwind in the beautiful setting offered by Aliya Resort and Spa

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Prices include airport transfers, port charges, tipping and sundries
  • Flights to depart Kolkata after 8pm on the last day of the tour
  • Prices are for cruise and internal flights as specified only
India Map TSIN27 2018

Negombo to Kolkata

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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

Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Negombo, Jetwing Lagoon

Insider Experience

Unwind at the beautiful Aliya Resort and Spa.


After a tour of Anuradhapura, continue on to Sigiriya.

Stay: Two Nights: Sigiriya, Aliya Resort and Spa

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Visit the rock fortress of Sigiriya before touring Polonnaruwa.

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  • Lunch
Insider Experience

Partake in a cooking demonstration at Spice Gardens, followed by a traditional head and shoulder massage.

Insider Experience

Tonight, enjoy a stay at the beautiful Amaya Hills.


Discover the Dambulla Cave Temple before lunch.

Stay: Two Nights: Kandy, Amaya Hills

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  • Lunch

Visit the Botanical Gardens for a picnic by Kandy Lake. Then, join a local guide for a tour of Kandy. Later this evening, enjoy a cultural show before dinner.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Insider Experience

Enjoy a scenic rail journey from Peradeniya to Nanu Oya.


Visit a tea plantation en route to Nuwara Eliya.

Stay: Two Nights: Nuwara Eliya, Araliya Green Hills Hotel

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today you will explore Horton Plains National Park.

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Insider Experience

Stay at beautiful Jetwing Yala.


Travel via Ella Gap to Yala National Park. After exploring, watch a documentary on the leopards.

Stay: Jetwing Yala

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Enjoy a leopard safari in Yala National Park, then travel to Galle for a tour.

Stay: Two Nights: Heritance Ahungalla

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On a river boat safari, explore the mangrove caves and enjoy lunch.

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  • Lunch

Travel to Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo. Here, take a tour that includes Walukarama Temple and Pettah Bazaar.

Stay: Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

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  • Dinner
Insider Experience

Relax at the Hyatt Regency.


Fly to India and transfer to your hotel in Delhi.

Stay: Two Nights: Delhi, Hyatt Regency

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  • Dinner
Insider Experience

Take a rickshaw ride in the Old City.


Tour Delhi. Stop at the Red Fort.

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Visit India Gate, then explore Humayun’s Tomb. Afterwards, continue on to Agra.

Stay: Two Nights: Agra, Courtyard by Marriott

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Tour Agra Fort, then see the famous Taj Mahal. Tonight, dine at the superb Anise restaurant.

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Today after lunch at Laxmi Vilas Palace, tour Fatehpur Sikri, then continue to Jaipur.

Stay: Two Nights: Jaipur Marriott

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Insider Experience

Ride in a Jeep to the Amber Fort.

Insider Experience

Take a Rajasthani cooking class, then sample your efforts over lunch.


Today take a city tour and explore Jaipur’s City Palace.

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Fly to Kolkata today.

Stay: Kolkata, Taj Bengal

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Take a local train today from Kolkata to Farakka. Make your way past bellowing food hawkers and over-laden porters, and watch India pass by. In Farakka, transfer to your river ship for your seven-night cruise.

Stay: Seven Nights: the RV Rajmahal

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Disembark in Jangipur, where you have the afternoon free to explore. Alternatively, enjoy a full day excursion by road to Gaur.

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Stop in Baranagar today and walk to three miniature terracotta temples. Then, continue past Azimganj to Murshidabad where you’ll 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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Insider Experience

On the Murshidabad waterfront, explore the Hazarduari Palace.


Afterwards, cruise to the battlefield of Plassey. This evening, you will moor in the town of Katwa.

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Insider Experience

Visit the brass-working village of Matiari and learn about the process of brass beating.


Today, 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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Insider Experience

Cruise to Kalna for a cycle rickshaw tour around the city.


Continue to the magnificent Muslim shrine of Imambara.

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Upon arrival in Chandannagar, 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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Arrive in Kolkata and be amazed by the 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

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  • Lunch
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Enhance Your Journey

Perhaps enjoy further discovering one of India’s most captivating cities by embarking on an optional heritage walk.


Enjoy leisure time today. After dinner, it’s off to the airport for your onward flight.

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