Colours of India & The Lower Ganges
Delhi to Kolkata (Downstream)
Travel & Accommodation
Map & Itinerary
- Nine nights in premium accommodation
- Seven-night Lower Ganges cruise on the RV Rajmahal
- The services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and Cruise Director
- 38 meals - 16 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 11 dinners
- All meals, plus local soft drinks, beers and spirits are included during your cruise, and regional wines are available with lunch and dinner on board
- Flights within India
- Airport transfers, port charges and tipping
Travel & Accommodation
Kalna by Rickshaw
Take a traditional rickshaw ride through Kalna, a town famous for its terracotta temples.
Taj Bengal Stay
Enjoy an indulgent stay at the stylish and comfortable Taj Bengal in Kolkata.
Map & Itinerary
- Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
- Prices include transfers, tipping, internal flight, porterage and port charges
- When arriving into Delhi, ensure your flight lands before 4pm
- Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
- Prices are for land, cruise and flights as specified only
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Enjoy a stylish stay at Hyatt Regency.
Upon arrival in Delhi, you’ll be met by a Travelmarvel representative and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening.
Stay: Two Nights, Delhi, Hyatt RegencyDaily :
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. Enjoy an Insider Experience. Afterwards, see the impressive Red Fort before exploring historic Humayun’s Tomb, a fine example of Mughal architecture. After, stop at India Gate for a photo opportunity, which commemorates the Indian soldiers who died in WW1 and the Anglo-Afghan War of 1919.Daily :
En route to Agra, make a stop at Qutab Minar – India’s tallest stone tower. Arrive at your hotel in Agra.
Stay: Two Nights, Agra, Courtyard by MarriottDaily :
Agra, Taj Mahal
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 :
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, Trident JaipurDaily :
Climb aboard a Jeep for a trip to the Amber Fort.
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. You’re in for a treat today with not one, but two Insider Experiences.Daily :
Enjoy a stay at your premium hotel, the Taj Bengal.
After breakfast, fly to Kolkata and be transferred to your hotel.
Stay: Two Nights, Kolkata, Taj BengalDaily :
Today you will embark on a sightseeing tour to take in some of Kolkata’s famous landmarks, including the vibrant Mullik Ghat Flower Market. Other highlights include the Howrah Bridge and ‘Nirmal Hriday”, most commonly known as Mother Teresa’s House. Later this evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.Daily :
Kolkata, Embark Ship, Farakka
Today you will be transferred to a local train for the colourful and rustic journey from Kolkata to Farakka. Make your way past bellowing food hawkers and over-laden porters to your rail carriage. Once you’ve settled in to your seat, watch the landscapes of India unfold before you. Upon arrival in Farakka, you will be transferred to your river ship for your incredible seven-night cruise.
Stay: Seven Nights, the RV RajmahalDaily :
Discover the city of Gaur. The city is strewn with ancient monuments and the remains of mosques. Rejoin the ship near Jangipur and enjoy your evening on board.Daily :
Continue cruising downstream, where the remarkable Hazarduari Palace dominates the Murshidabad waterfront. You’ll be wowed by its impressive eight galleries, each containing exquisite collections of china, weapons and art.
This morning, take a stroll through the fields of Baranagar. Here, visit three miniature terracotta temples before continuing down the Lower Ganges to Murshidabad where you will enjoy an insider experience, Later, see the great Katra Mosque before visiting the Nashipara and Kathgola Palaces.Daily :
Begin your day with a trip to the Khushbagh garden. Later, pay a visit to the iconic battlefield of Plassey. Tonight moor near Kawta, a market town with bustling bazaars.Daily :
See first-hand how locals beat brass to make water pots and other utensils, while learning the heritage behind the workmanship.
Explore the riverside village of Matiari. Here you’ll take in an Insider Experience. Later see the ISKCON temple, which dominates the town’s skyline.Daily :
Embark on a traditional rickshaw ride through the town of Kalna and take in all its main sights.
Begin your day with an exciting Insider Experience. Kalna is famous for its iconic terracotta temples. Afterwards, it’s onwards through the countryside to Mayapur.Daily :
Cruise to the former French colony of Chandannagar and spend some time exploring. See the 18th-century French church and the Dupleix’s House, home to former Governor-General of French India, before continue down to Barrakpore. Here, highlights include the Semaphore Tower, Flagstaff House, Government House and the Temple of Fame.Daily :
Kolkata, Disembark Cruise
Arrive in Kolkata and enjoy sightseeing to St. Pauls Cathedral and the poignant Victoria Memorial. Then, sit down to lunch together at your hotel, before heading to your hotel. Enjoy a delicious dinner at Sonargaon Restaurant this evening.
Stay: Kolkata, Taj BengalDaily :
Your holiday comes to an end today. Spend the morning at your leisure before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight.Daily :
Travelmarvel's program runs smoothly from go to whoa, with great guides, perfectly paced excursions.