India: Kolkata & the Ganges River aboard the Ganges Voyager
Oct 7, 2025
Oct 16, 2025

India: Kolkata & the Ganges River aboard the Ganges Voyager


The journey begins in Kolkata (old Calcutta), the capital of India during British rule from 1772 to 1911, with one night at the luxurious Taj Bengal Hotel before boarding the 28-cabin Ganges Voyager. From its source high in the mighty Himalayas, this holiest of rivers, Mother Ganga to Indians, flows 1,500 miles south and east through areas Western visitors rarely see, connecting to the Hooghly River through Kolkata before emptying into the Bay of Bengal. A tapestry of varied religious beliefs, faith, awe-inspiring history, rich architecture and cultural heritage spreads along the river banks. Infused with influences of past rulers and European settlers, rich in diverse flora and fauna and boasting incredible landscapes, the Ganges and Hooghly Rivers represents the heart and soul of Indian civilization.

There is a pre-tour extension to the Golden Triangle beginning with Delhi, the capital of modern India as well as Muslim India between the 13th and 19th century. Continue to Agra to see the incomparable Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World heritage site. End with the Jaipur Palace and Amber Fort before flying from Jaipur to Kolkata to start the main tour. A post tour extension includes Varanasi a pilgrimage site for Hindus and a center for learning situated on the banks of the Ganges River. Visit Sarnath, where Gautama Buddha achieved enlightenment and delivered his first sermon.  Then fly to Delhi to visit the capital and the Taj Mahal in Agra.


Lowest cabin categories from $8,990 per person plus airfare.


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