Ganges Cruise Encompassed

7 Days, from AU $3,158

Man at prayer in a village at the Ganges

Morning ritual at the Ganges

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This 7 day Ganges Encompassed tour will lead you downstream the Ganges from Patna to Kolkata in West Bengal. This cruise offers a fantastic way to get to know the country and its history, with many sights to visit while enjoying a wonderful view from the water.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Patna

Meet your guide at the airport, you will then be transferred to board the cruise ship.

Day 2: Patna - Barh

After breakfast, disembark and enjoy a tour of Patna visiting 18th century Gola Ghar, the Sikh Temple and the State Museum. Return to the ship in the afternoon and sail till Barh.

Day 3: Barh

Disembark after breakfast and set out for an excursion to Nalanda (Buddhist monastery, stupa and museum) and visit the Jain temple at Pawapuri.

Day 4: Barh - Sultanganj

Morning sail to Moonghyr, disembark and visit the East India Company Cemetery, Pirpahar Hill and the Sitakund hot springs, then sail downstream to Sultanganj.

Day 5: Sultanganj - Vikramshila

Sail down to Colganj in the morning and disembark to visit Buddhist-Hindu cave temples and Bateshwar, then sail down to Vikramshila.

Day 6: Vikramshila - Farakka

Morning sail down to Rajmahal (also known as Akbarnagar). In the afternoon, disembark at the Raj Mahal and visit forts and mosques submerged in vegetation. In the evening, sail onward to Farakka Barrage.

Day 7: Farakka – Kolkata Airport

On the last day of this tour, disembark after breakfast and transfer to the railway station for your train journey to Kolkata. From there, you will be transferred to the airport for your onwards journey.

Travel Styles

All Get About Asia trips have been designed to make sure you have an unforgettable travel experience. We have developed several trip styles to cater for our diverse range of travellers. Read what your ideal Get About Asia experience might look like here.

Standard:from AU $3,158

All GetAboutAsia prices are based on twin share and depend on availability and season. All our itineraries can be customised including international flights and extra nights. For questions or further information, Enquire Now!

Important Information


Accommodation aboard the cruise ship each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day). All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us. 

  • Full-time services of your English speaking local guide throughout the tour
  • Train Fare
  • Cruise accommodation based on twin sharing
  • All meals during the cruise
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary
  • All entry fees as per itinerary
  • Exclusive souvenir and India map

Please note that this itinerary describes the downstream cruise, it is however also possible to do this itinerary in reverse upstream the Ganges river.

Price Dependent:

Depends on availability of accommodation and season.

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