Colorful India & The Ganges River With Southern India & Varanasi on Ganges Voyager
Day 1 Cochin, India: Welcome to IndiaDay 2 Cochin: Visit the Kerala Folklore Museum; cruise on the backwaters of Kerala Day 3 Cochin–Mumbai: Fly to MumbaiDay 4 Mumbai: Guided Tour to see Victoria Terminus, the Gateway of India, and a traditional open-air laundromat; witness Mumbai’s fascinating lunch box delivery system; visit Mani BhavanDay 5 Mumbai–Varanasi: Fly to Varanasi. Witness the Ganga AartiDay 6 Varanasi–Delhi: Watch the Hindus’ devotional bathing ritual; fly to Delhi.Day 7 Delhi: See Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace; rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaarDay 8 Delhi–Agra: Sightseeing including visits to Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; drive to AgraDay 9 Agra: Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal; Agra Fort; sunset visit to Taj MahalDay 10 Agra–Jaipur: Drive to Jaipur; afternoon sightseeing including visits to the City Palace and Jantar MantarDay 11 Jaipur: Morning Excursion to Amber Fort; afternoon sightseeing including visits to the City Palace and Jantar MantarDay 12 Jaipur–Kolkata (Embarkation): Fly to Kolkata; onboard welcome receptionDay 13 Kalna: Sightseeing by rickshaw; visit a temple complex to receive blessings from a priest and visit a muslin-weaver’s homeDay 14 Matiari: Walking tour of village to interact with brass craftsmen and see traditional sweets being madeDay 15 Murshidabad. Excursion to Azimganj & Jiaganj: Travel by electric rickshaw to see saree weaving in Jiaganj; Guided Walk through Azimganj to see the local crafts market, visit Bari Kothi; silver and gold making demonstrationDay 16 Mayapur–Guptipara: Morning visit to the ISKCON temple in Mayapur; rickshaw ride through Guptipara to see pottery-making and a farmer’s homeDay 17 Kolkata: Guided walk through the flower market; visit Mother Teresa’s Home, a home for orphaned children, and the Victoria Memorial Museum; farewell dance performanceDay 18 Kolkata: End of vacation
Cruise in comfort and elegance on the pioneering Ganges Voyager, carrying just 56 guests for a warm and relaxed experience. The ship takes you back in time with the grace and style of the colonial era with wood furniture and hand-stenciled murals. From the air-conditioned indoor lounge to the outdoor lounge, you'll find plenty of seating and spots to relax. You'll never feel cramped or crowded. Plus, the indoor lounge features large windows, so no matter where you sit, you'll always have a great view. Retire to your private sanctuary, featuring 260 square feet of living space. A comfortable sitting area, highlighted by floor-to-ceiling windows, is the perfect place to watch the passing scenery or relax after a sightseeing excursion. As night falls, reflect on the day's fascinating local encounters and wake up in your window-facing bed, eager for what lies ahead. There is simply no better way to experience the Ganges.
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|3||Cochin – Mumbai|
|5||Mumbai – Varanasi|
|6||Varanasi – Delhi|
|8||Delhi – Agra|
|10||Agra – Jaipur|
|12||Jaipur – Kolkata (Embarkation)|
|15||Murshidabad. Excursion To Azimganj & Jiaganj|
|16||Mayapur – Guptipara|