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The Historic Lower Ganges on Board ABN Rajmahal/ABN Sukapha

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The Historic Lower Ganges on Board ABN Rajmahal/ABN Sukapha

Assam Bengal Navigation’s Lower Ganges cruise focuses on visits to villages, ancient cities and temples in this little-known but culturally rich part of India.  

  • Style: Private Tour
  • Duration: 11 days/10 nights
  • Starts in: Kolkata
Guide Price £1827
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Highlights:
  • Calcutta
  • Lower Ganges River Cruise
Itinerary:

Days 1-2  Calcutta  
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. The next day enjoy a half day tour of this wonderful city whose strong colonial heritage contrasts dramatically with the successes and struggles of modern India.  

Days 3-9  Lower Ganges River Cruise  
Board the ABN Rajmahal or ABN Sukapha and set off upstream. Highlights of your cruise include taking cycle rickshaws through the countryside in Kalna to discover some of Bengal’s most attractive terracotta temples as well as a visit to the battlefield of Plassey. It was here in 1757 that Robert Clive, the Commander-in-Chief of British India, defeated the last independent ruler of Bengal, and in doing so changed the course of Indian history. The latter part of your voyage takes you past scenes of rural India at its most idyllic as the mighty river transforms into a charming waterway whose banks are lined with sleepy riverside villages, mustard fields and mango orchards. There is also an excursion to the spell binding ruins of Gaur, once one of India’s great cities, first under the Hindus in 12th Century, then as the Muslim capital of Eastern India until the 16th Century.  

Day 10  Farakka to Calcutta  
This morning bid a fond farewell to your ship and transfer back to Calcutta by train.  

Day 11  Calcutta    
Transfer to the airport.  

Departs:
Selected departures Jan - Apr, Aug - Dec. Downstream itineraries are also available,    
please ask for details  
Your Bespoke Tour can depart on any day you please.

Prices
Guide Price £1827
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Inclusions
  • Private vehicle & driver and private guides in Calcutta
  • Train as detailed
  • Guided sightseeing excursions (shared basis) on board the ship
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation
  • 7 nights on board the ship
  • 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/11/2019 to 30/04/2021. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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