The Holy Ganges

8 Days, from AU $2,204
Shiva Temple in Kalna

People taking a bath in the Ganges as part of a ritual

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Embark to a 9 day adventure along the Ganges River. Visit different mosques, the gardens of Kushbagh, tombs and palaces, learn how to make Brass vessels and learn about the religions and traditions practiced in India. A fantastic journey for history-interested explorers.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Kolkata - Farakka

Meet your guide at your hotel in Kolkata, then transfer via train to Farakka to board your cruise ship.

Day 2: Farakka

After breakfast disembark from the cruise to go on a full day excursion to Gaur (Malda Town).

Day 3: Farakka - Murshidabad

Disembark the ship in the morning and visit georgeous miniature terracotta temples, then return back to the cruise ship and sail towards Azimganj. In the afternoon, visit the Katra mosque, the Nashipara Palace and the Katgola Palace.

Day 4: Murshidabad - Katwa

Sail downstream and then disembark to visit Kushbagh (a Moghul style garden) and the tomb of Siraj Ud Daulah as well as the Hazarduari Palace.

Day 5: Katwa – Matiari

Disembark in the morning to watch the primitive way of making Brass vessels, later visit the Iskcon temple at Mayapur.

Day 6: Matiari - Kalna

Sail downstream to Kalna and disembark to visit the terracotta and Shiva temple. Then, sail on till Kolkata to disembark and visit Imambara at Hooghly.

Day 7: Kalna - Kolkata

Morning sail towards Chandernagore, then sail further to Barrackpore and disembark from the ship to walk through the cantonment, the Semaphore Tower, the government house and the Temple of Fame.

Day 8: Kalkota - Airport

Morning sail under the Howrah bridge and transfer to the airport for your onward 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 $2,204

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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"The food on the Ganges Varuna boat was good, guides knew history well. Independence Day celebrations in India could only be seen from the middle of the river. The C.O was very pleasant helpful and efficient. Enjoyed the train ride. An older age group this time with only 2 young people one boy around 20 with his parents and a young lady from Norway. The passengers were so well travelled and interesting. On the whole enjoyable!" — Mrs Minissale, Perth, August 2018

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