The Upper Ganges River - Upstream
ROTW-836047/832293 Ganges
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At A Glance

What's Included

  • Transfer to/from Ship
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals
  • Local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
  • All beverages except local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Tipping for guide and drivers
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Day 1
Kolkata, India

Kolkata is situated in north-east India and is the capital of the West Bengal state. It is located on the banks of the River Hooghly, just off the Bay of Bengal, and is India’s second-most populated city. One of the city’s major landmarks is Maidan – a large park along the Hooghly which contains a number of fine drives, a racecourse, cricket ground, and the historical Fort William – originally built in 1696 and rebuilt in 1757. To the south-east of Maidan is a domed marble landmark – the Victoria Memorial – was built in 1921 to commemorate the reign of Queen Victoria. Other landmarks in Kolkata include a number of temples, a mosque, and the Indian Museum, which houses the world’s finest collection of Indian Art.

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Day 2
Kala, Ganges

The city of Kalna is on the western bank of the Bhāgirathi. The city is known for its many numerous historical monuments including the 108 Shiva Temples.

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Day 3
Matiari, India

The village of Matiari, in Kaliganj Tehsil, in the Nada District of West Bengal, is situated on the banks of the Hooghly River. Over 100 years ago, it became a brass working village, when leaders of the village went to work in a factory in Calcutta making brass utensils. These workers were sent back to the village when they got old, but continued to make brass products and taught their trade to a younger generation. This tradition lives on today and is a main source of income for the villagers of Matiari.

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Day 4
Murshidabad, India

Situated on the south bank of the Bhagirathi - otherwise known as the Hooghly River – is the city Indian city of Murshidabad. Situated in the state of West Bengal, it is home to a number of remarkable sights including the Hazarduari Palace, which was built between 1824 and 1838 AD by English architect, McLeod Duncan. It contains over 1,000 doors, 900 of which are false and were positioned in a bid to prevent anyone within the palace committing any wrongdoings and attempting to escape. The city is also home to Imambara - which is open during religious ceremonies - and the Katra Mosque, which was built by the first Nawab of Murshidabad.

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Day 5
Farraka, Ganges

Farakka is a town in the Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal, India.

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Day 6
Bateshwarsthan, Ganges

The pretty town of Bateshwarsthan is located at the confluence of the Kosi river and is home to the 8th century Buddhist site of Vikramshila.

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Day 7
Sultanganj, India

The Indian city of Sultanganj is located in the Bhagalpur district of Bihar, on the banks of the River Ganges. This city is home to a unique collection of Buddhist art and culture, which is best reflected by the stunning Sultanganj Buddha which was discovered during the construction of a railway station.

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Day 8
Munger, Ganges

Situated on the banks of the Ganges and is home to the Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary and the imposing Munger Fort.

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Day 9
Nalanda, India

Situated in the Bhar state of India is an ancient centre of education known as the Nalanda University. Established in 450CE, the Indian university is the longest running in the country’s history and was set up as a Buddhist institution. Among the visitors to this famous establishment were Buddha and Mahariva. Sadly, in 1193, it was destroyed by Turkish invaders, and all that remains are the extensive 14-acre ruins.

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Day 10
Doriganj, Ganges

A stop in the busy river port of Dorigani gives you the opportunity to visit the nearby archaeological site of Chirand and on to the confluence with the Gaghra.

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Day 11
Buxar, Ganges

Bordering Uttar Pradesh in the eastern part of India is the city of Buxar. The city is full of ancient history, mythological sights and wonderfully vivid and colourful folk art.

 

 

 

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Day 12
Ghjazipur, Ganges

The town of Ghjazipur is home to the world’s largest opium factory and the imposing tomb of Lord Cornwallis.

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Day 13
Varanasi, Ganges

One of the most colourful and fascinating cities in India, Varanasi sits on the banks of the Ganges River. Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, and so is home to numerous temples and sacred buildings.

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