West Bengal River Cruise Vacation Lower Ganges

3 Nights & 4 Days

This Cruise Vacation is curated to uncover the natural and cultural richness of West Bengal. This vacation can be customized as per your traveling preferences. It is the best way to encounter the history and magnificence of West Bengal.


Day 1: Board Cruise
Hooghly

Hooghly

This morning meet our representative who’ll transfer you from your hotel to embark the ship. Upon reaching, board the cruise, check-in and settle down. The cruise will sail upstream, passing the old Dutch settlement of Chinsura before landing to visit the imposing Imambara at Hooghly. 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. After the visit, reboard your cruise and start sailing, leaving urban sprawl far behind. An overnight stay at the cruise.


Day 2: Visit ISKCON
Kalna

Kalna

Wake up, have breakfast with an ever-changing view as you sail upstream, before landing at the country town of Kalna. Here you’ll take cycle rickshaws to see a group of some of Bengal’s most attractive terracotta temples, as well as the unique Shiva temple with its concentric rings made up of 108 shrinelets. Continue on through the countryside to Mayapur to visit the ISKCON temple which dominates the skyline. Here, seek blessings from the almighty. Further, get back to the ship and sail downstream as dusk falls to a mooring near Kalna. An overnight stay at the cruise.


Day 3: Sightseeing of Kolkata
Chandernagore

Chandannagar

This morning, post breakfast, you’ll sail downstream and visit a saree-weaving village before continuing on to Chandernagore. The saree-weaving village lets you explore the rich culture and traditions of the region. You can purchase the ethnic sarees from here as souvenirs. Afterward, you will head towards Chandernagore, a French possession until 1950. This old colonial town offers a chance to visit an 18th century church as well as Dupleix Palace and now a fascinating museum. Later, return back to cruise and sail down to Kolkata. An overnight stay at the cruise. View of historical Jora Ghat where traditional Hindu rituals take place on festive seasons on the bank of Hooghly (Ganga or Ganges) river.


Day 4: Departure

Today is the last of the Bengal Memories Cruise Tour, after breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport or your hotel in Kolkata.

Bengal Memories Cruise Tour expedition awaits you for a luxury vacation. This shore journey drifts through the Ganges River to let you discover the famous places along its banks. While enjoying this trip, you will get exotic experiences by exploring the region’s culture and indulging in religious practices. Sailing from Kolkata to Farakka, this cruise will allow you to discover nature and wildlife. Additionally, onboard luxury amenities equipped in this voyage allows you to relish the tour with great comfort.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Imambara
  • Seek blessings at ISKCON Temple
  • Excursion to a saree-weaving village
  • Sightseeing tour of Kolkata
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