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Later, travel on through the town of Malda to Pandua where you will visit the great 14th century Adina Mosque before returning to Farakka. Further, return to your ship for an overnight stay.
This morning, the cruise will sail towards Jangipur, where the afternoon is free to explore this small country town on foot. There are plentiful remains of mosques, palaces and gateways to visit and several interesting historical sites before rejoining the ship in the evening near Jangipur. Post exploring Jangipur, make your way back to the cruise and sail down the Lower Ganges. A charming waterway twisting and turning between banks lined with mustard fields and mango orchards. Moor at Baranagar and an overnight stay at the cruise.
Today, the cruise will take you towards the sleepy village of Baranagar with three miniature terracotta temples. Walk through the fields to visit these temples. Seek blessings from the almighty. Post temples, make your way back to the cruise and sail down past Azimganj, boasting some fine riverside mansions, to Murshidabad. Here the Nawab’s great Hazarduari Palace dominates the waterfront. Carry on to visit the great Katra Mosque before driving out to see the Kathgola Palace. Moor on the riverbank across from town and overnight stay at the cruise.
The cruise will sail downstream a short distance then walk to the Khushbagh, a peaceful Mughal-style garden enclosing the tombs of Siraj-ud-Daulah – the last independent Nawab of Bengal – and his family. Return to the ship and continue downstream past the old British cantonment of Berhampur to a rural mooring close to the battlefield of Plassey. You can walk through the fields to the commemorative obelisk. Cruise on to a mooring near Katwa, a market town with narrow bustling bazaars and overnight stay at the cruise.
The day is reserved for visiting the brassworking village of Matiari where you can see the whole primitive process of beating out brass water pots and other vessels. Then, continue on through the countryside to Mayapur to visit the ISKCON temple which dominates the skyline. Seek blessings from the almighty. Further, make your way back to the cruise for an overnight stay.
Wake up and get ready for a sightseeing tour of Kolkata today. Continue on down to the country town of Kalna. Take cycle rickshaws to see a group of some of Bengal’s most attractive terracotta temples, as well as the unique Shiva temple with concentric rings made up of 108 shrinelets.
Sail on, leaving fields behind and arrive at the outskirts of Kolkata. Land at Hooghly to visit the imposing Imambara. With verses from the Quran written on its walls, the Imambara is an opportunity to step back in time and relive a slice of Islamic history in Bengal. Sail downstream past fine waterfront buildings and moor at Chandernagore for an overnight stay.
The day is scheduled for Chandernagore, a French possession until 1950. Visit the 18th century church and Dupleix’s House, before continuing down to Barrackpore. Land and take a walk through the cantonment – past the Semaphore Tower, Government House, the Temple of Fame and Flagstaff House – to get a better understanding of India’s journey to independence. Then return back to the ship and sail under the Howrah Bridge to reach central Kolkata. An overnight stay at the cruise.
On the last day of the BD 5 – Historic Lower Ganges Cruise Tour, disembark and transfer to central Kolkata or airport.
The Historic Lower Ganges Cruise Tour from Kolkata to Farakka offers a luxurious journey along the Ganges River. On the tour, you’ll explore historical sites, temples, mosques, palaces, and gateways, as well as experience the local culture. You can witness the history and magnificence of India on this tour. The tour combines adventure and fun, making it perfect for both young and old. On board, guests will find luxurious amenities that will make their trip unforgettable. Check out our itinerary for more details about this trip.