India River Cruises 2018/19 – River Ganges
Enjoy touring on our India River Cruises 2018 at a wonderful, leisurely pace. A unique opportunity to see Indian villages and sites off the usual tourist trail in fascinating and culturally rich parts of India – we’ll visit on foot, by cycle rickshaw or minibus. Onboard our highly acclaimed Ganges River cruise ship ABN Rajmahal, simply unpack and settle in for the journey. The changing scenery is captivating, as are the Ganges dolphins and birds and other wildlife that you may see along the way. Carefully crafted excursion programmes highlight the wealth of places of interest, alongside visits to remote villages, where a nomadic lifestyle is still the norm and visitors are infrequent. We offer a range of different cruises; the busy Historic Hooghly (Lower Ganges) which visits more populated historic towns between Kolkata and Farakka (cruises operate all year round) , Holy Ganges between Farakka and Patna is a fascinating insight into rural India and City of Light, which visits Varanasi, offering a once in a lifetime experience for many travellers. Whichever you choose, you will be treated as a VIP guest by the welcoming crew and cruise Manager of the RBN Rajmahal.
Enjoy relaxing on deck, with complimentary tea and coffee or enjoy the scenery from your own cabin with fully opening floor to ceiling windows and French balcony. Observe the birds and wildlife with help from the resident expert, usually one of the crew members. Cuisine on board is a mixture of Assamese (milder than most Indian cuisine) and continental. The chef will demonstrate some of his dishes during a cookery lesson. Wines, beer and spirits are available at reasonable bar prices. We look forward to welcoming you onboard.
Take time to stay a couple of nights in the City of Palaces, Calcutta (Kolkata) – the capital of British India for around 150 years, with much superb colonial architecture. It can also claim to be the intellectual capital of modern India, and is a thriving, bustling, colourful and up to date city, with some excellent shops. In the northern suburbs lie the old French, Dutch and Danish colonial enclaves, still retaining a distinctive flavour. Please ask us for more information.