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Authentic India - Lower Ganges Cruise

Trip Code: TINR11
11 Days
27 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • 3 nights in premium accommodation
  • Seven-night Lower Ganges cruise on the RV Rajmahal
  • The expert services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director
  • 27 meals - 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 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
  • Airport transfers, port charges and tipping

Travel & Accommodation

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.

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The Bengal lobby

Taj Bengal Stay

Enjoy an indulgent stay at the stylish and comfortable Taj Bengal in Kolkata.

Yellow and blue rickshaw, India

Rickshaw Tour of Kalna

Embark on a traditional rickshaw ride through the town of Kalna and see its famous terracotta temples.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, tipping, porterage and port charges
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Prices are for land and cruise only. Flights not included
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Insider Experience

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an indulgent stay at the Taj Bengal Hotel in Kolkata.


On arrival at the airport, be met and transferred to your premium hotel, the Taj Bengal.

Stay: Two Nights, Kolkata, Taj Bengal

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, board your river ship. Sail past the old Danish colony of Serampore before arriving in the city of Barrackpore. Here, highlights include the Semaphore Tower, Flagstaff House, Government House and the Temple of Fame.

Stay: Seven Nights, Lower Ganges River, RV Rajmahal

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River ship cruising as sun is setting after a hot day, India

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.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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. It’s onwards through the countryside to Mayapur. See the ISKCON temple, which dominates the town’s skyline.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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, pay a visit to the iconic battlefield of Plassey.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Continue cruising upstream, 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.


Begin your day with a trip to the Khushbagh garden. You’ll then enjoy an Insider Experience. Later, see the great Katra Mosque before visiting the Nashipara and Kathgola Palaces.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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This morning, take a stroll through the fields of Baranagar. Here, visit three miniature terracotta temples before continuing up the Lower Ganges. Tonight, your ship moors close to the Farakka Barrage.

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  • Lunch
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Discover the city of Gaur. The city is strewn with ancient monuments and the remains of mosques. Rejoin the ship above the Farakka lock gate and make the most of your last evening on board.

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Disembark the ship early this morning and transfer by local train to Kolkata. Enjoy lunch on arrival before paying a visit to Victoria Memorial, an intricate marble building and iconic symbol of the British Raj. Later, head to St Paul’s Cathedral. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers at Sonargaon Restaurant.

Stay: Kolkata, Taj Bengal

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  • Lunch
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Your holiday comes to an end today. Spend the morning at your leisure before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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