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KOLKATA TO MURSHIDABAD

EXPLORING WEST BENGAL

3 OR 4 NIGHTS FROM US$1,440.00
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For travellers with less time to go into the heart of West Bengal we have come up with a shorter cruise that takes in a number of key highlights on this most lovely of rivers flowing through the lush, fertile and agriculturally rich West Bengal countryside. These include former European colonies, finely decorated Hindu temples, rural villages and centres of traditional craftmanship not to mention the Nawab’s vast classical palace at Murshidabad from where travellers will return to Kolkata by express train in around 4 hours and be transferred to their hotel.

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3 OR 4 NIGHTS FROM US$1,440.00
SAVE UP TO 10% ON SELECTED DATES

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PRE CRUISE EXTENSIONS

India's Golden Triangle 6 Nights Pre Tour

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Delhi & Taj Mahal & Kolkata 4 Nights Pre Tour

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Ancient Kingdom of Bhutan & Kolkata Pre Tour 6 Nights

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Kolkata Pre Tour 2 Nights

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POST CRUISE EXTENSIONS

India's Golden Triangle 6 Nights Post Tour

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Delhi & Taj Mahal 3 Nights Post Tour

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Kolkata & Ancient Kingdom of Bhutan 6 nights Post Tour

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Kolkata Post Tour 2 Nights

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Darjeeling Post Tour 3 Nights

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OPTIONAL PACKAGE ADDONS

Private Dining

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Pre-Bookable House Wine Package (India)

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Free Flow Drinks & Wine Package (India)

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Free Flow Drinks (India)

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ITINERARY

Upstream      Downstream

DAY 1 KOLKATA - BARRACKPORE

Transfer from your hotel or airport in Kolkata to embark and sail at noon. Sail past the old Danish colony of Serampore to Barrackpore to land and take a walk through the cantonment - past the Semaphore Tower, Government House, the Temple of Fame and Flagstaff House.

Kolkata - Barrackpore
Kolkata - Barrackpore

DAY 2 KALNA

After breakfast sail upstream and land at the country town of Kalna and take rickshaws to see a group of some of Bengal’s most attractive terracotta temples, as well as the unique Shiva temple with concentric rings made up of 108 lesser shrines. Sail on through the night to a mooring near Matiari.

DAY 3 MATIARI

Visit the brass-working village of Matiari, a charming riverside village. Interact with the locals of Matiari and witness the whole primitive process of beating out brass water pots and other vessels. Continue cruising upstream and time permitting visit the battlefield of Plassey where, in 1757, Robert Clive, the Commander-in-Chief of British India, defeated Siraj-ud-Daulah, the last independent Nawab of Bengal, to change the course of Indian history. Moor close to Murshidabad for the night.

Matiari
Matiari

DAY 4 MURSHIDABAD

Early morning walk to the Khushbagh, a peaceful Mughal-style garden that encloses the tombs of Siraj-ud-Daulah – the last independent Nawab of Bengal – and his family. After breakfast, check out of your cabin and join the morning excursion on the way to your train journey in the afternoon. Visit the great Hazarduari Palace, built by an English architect in 1837. The palace hosts an extensive collection of pictures, china, weapons and other objects. Continue to visit the great Katra Mosque and Nashipara Palace before driving out to see the Katgola Palace. Built in classical Georgian style by rich local merchants, Katgola Palace represents the other side of the coin of the 'White Mughal' period when English and Indian cultures came close to fusion. After the excursion you will be taken to the train station for your express train to Kolkata. A lunch box will be provided by the ship.

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WHATS INCLUDED

Cruise Price Includes: 1st class train ticket between Murshidabad and Kolkata Howrah; transfer between Howrah to/from any central Kolkata hotel or address, transfer to/from Ship, entrance fees, guide services (English language), gratuities to crew, main meals, local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes.

Cruise Price Excludes: Flights, port dues (if levied), laundry, all visa costs, fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions), all beverages except local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes and tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.

Weather Condition Warning

River cruising on the Lower and Upper Ganges can be severely affected by fog during the months of December and January. This may impact the sailing schedules and the planned excursions. While every effort will be made to make up time and include all activities this is not always possible. Similarly temperatures can drop significantly overnight and in the early mornings, though during the day warmer temperatures can be expected. Winter temperatures during can be well below average with many destinations in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh experiencing long spells of cold.

TRANSFERS & JOINING

DAY 1 KOLKATA - BARRACKPORE

Transfer from your hotel or airport in Kolkata at 10:30am to the port by group transfer to embark cruise.

DAY 4 MURSHIDABAD

After the morning excursion, transfer to Murshidabad station for your train to Kolkata. On arrival transfer to any central Kolkata hotel or address.

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