BENGAL GANGES CRUISE

DAY WISE ITINERARY

DAY 1 - ARRIVE / KOLKATA
Meeting and assistance on arrival at Kolkata airport and transfer to the hotel.

After lunch proceed for Kolkata city sightseeing by visiting the Colonial parts of Kolkata; we will drive a section of the Heritage Buildings of Kolkata covering Writer’s Building, The General Post Office, The High court, The Raj Bhawan, The Town Hall, Council House, Treasury Building, The Reserve Bank of India also visit the Dalhousie Square and then drive past St. John’s Church and stop at Victoria Memorial.

Overnight stay at the hotel.
 
DAY 2 - KOLKATA - KALNA
Spend the morning at leisure or explore Kolkata on your own.

Late evening you willbe transfer to the ship and sail to Kalna. 

This journey will take you through the areas where the different European settlers had established their respective East Indian Companies leaving back past stories of their settlements during the period of 17th to 19th century.

Overnight on board.
 
DAY 3 - KALNA – MATIARI
After breakfast on board proceed to visit Kalna temples. We take rickshaws to visit the temple town of Kalna – visit the enchanting Rajbari complex that has the maximum concentration of temples built in 1809.
 
Later return to Ship and sail towards Matiari, we cruise past the religious town of Mayapur, a temple town known for being the headquarters of the Krishna Consciousness Movement “ISKON”. The town is situated on the banks of the confluence of the Ganges and the Jalangi rivers.

Overnight on board.
 
DAY 4 - MATIARI - MURSHIDABAD
Early in the morning (time permitting) we will visit the brass-making village of Matiari. While exploring village, we can hear loud noises of beating metal coming from all the houses. On your visit to the village you can see and experience the different process of the brass making with a chance of buying brass artefacts and souvenirs.
 
Return to the ship, and cruise towards Murshidabad sailing past Plassey – which is well known for the battle that took place in 1757 that turned the history of India. In the battlefield of Plassey, British East India Company defeated the Mughal king, the then ruler of Bengal and his French Allies; establishing the company rule in India which continues over much of South Asia for the next 190 years.
Overnight on board.
 
DAY 5 -MURSHIDABAD – JANGIPUR
Morning shore excursion of Murshidabad. We visit the Hazarduari Palace, built during the reign of Nawab Nazim Humayun Jah (1824 – 1838 AD) by an English architect, Duncan McLeod following the Greek “Doric” style.
 
We will also visit the Katra mosque, built by the first Nawab of Murshidabad, Murshid Quli Khan in 1724-25.

Later sail towards Jangipur and overnight on board.
 
DAY 6 - JANGIPUR – FARAKKA
Morning reach the historic Farakka Lock Gate, which was built during the years 1963-75. 

After crossingthelock we cruise through the connecting canal to the Ganges revealing vast panoramas. We can also see the Farakka barrage at a distance, which regulates the Ganges water into Bangladesh and India.

Afternoonvisit the local market in Farakka and enjoy a nature walk on the shore. Overnight on board.
 
DAY 7 - FARAKKA (DISEMBARK) – TRAIN KOLKATTA - DEPARTURE
MEarly morning disembark at Farakka with packed lunch boxes and transfer to Farakka Train Station to board train for Kolkata. 

Meeting and assistance on arrival at Kolkata station and transfer to the airport to board flight for your onward destination.
 

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