Ganges River Cruise Adventure
Imagine the cruise of a lifetime along India's Ganges River. Unpack once in your cabin and let the riverboat move you from place to life-changing place for seven incredible days. Explore palace ruins at Rajmahal, trace 6th-century rock carvings with your own fingers, and photograph to your heart's content the picturesque Pawapuri Jain temple in the middle of a lake. Experience India in a way you haven't yet imagined.
Discover picturesque temples, explore ancient palaces and historical sights, savour Indian cuisine on board, enjoy a rickshaw ride to view Mughal ruins
Aboard the Varuna riverboat (6 nts), comfort hotels (1 nt).
Arrival transfer. Patna city tour. Buddhist monastery and stupa visit (Nalanda). Pawapuri Jain temple visit. Rickshaw ride to a Mughal fort and the East India Company cemetery (Munger). Pirpahar Hill and Sitakund Hot Springs visit. Sultanganj visit. Mansion and silk-weaving village visit (Bhagalpur). Bateshwar Temple visit. 8th-century Buddhist stupa ruins and monastery visit (Vikramshila). Rajmahal visit. Train to Kolkata. All meals on board Varuna. All transport to/from included activities and between destinations.
Day 7 BhÄgalpur/Farakka Barrage (1B, 1L, 1D)
Sail downstream to Rajmahal, a village offering both points of interest and fantastic local atmosphere. Shah Jehan, builder of the Taj Mahal, spent much of his youth here. Explore the remains of palaces, forts, and mosques submerged in vegetation before continuing on to the Farakka Barrage.
Day 8 Farakka Barrage/Kolkata (1B)
Disembark early morning to catch the train (6hrs) to Kolkata. Arrive in the afternoon. Tour ends on arrival.