India The Ganges

Take a River Cruise down the Ganges

Experience India in a totally unique way when you take a river cruise down the Ganges.  Perfect for adding on to an India “Golden Triangle” trip, this river cruise will show you religious, local and historical sights that will complement the big city attractions.

From luxury to adventure, there are many ways to enjoy this intriguing part of India.  Here are our favourite options:

Uniworld – India’s Golden Triange & The Sacred Ganges

Uniworld Ganges

Uniworld includes the Golden Triangle in this 13 Day tour from New Delhi to Kolkata.  After you’ve taken in the sparkling sights of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, head onwards to Kolkata where you’ll start your river cruise upstream.  Highlights will include an excursion to Mother Teresa’s home, boarding a trishaw in Kalna as you explore the Rajbari temple complex, and learning about the Hare Krishna movement in Mayapur.  Along with all these amazing locations to see, Uniworld is still Uniworld – boutique, luxury and carefully curated!

Avalon Waterways – Colorful India & The Ganges River

Avalon Ganges Voyager

(itineraries can very to include Southern India & Varanasi or Kathmandu – or both!) Hop aboard the Ganges Voyager, decked out in colonial furniture, for the 6-night cruise part of this tour and enjoy all the usual Avalon features.  Avalon has a number of itineraries that feature the cruise including a 16-day Colorful India & The Ganges River with Kathmandu tour and an 18-day Colorful India & The Ganges River with Southern India & Varanasi tour.  These extra destinations could see you spending two days sightseeing in Kathmandu; exploring Mumbai, the home of Bollywood; as well as observing the holy bathing rituals in Varanasi.

National Geographic Journeys & G Adventures – Explore North India & The Ganges

India river cruise

 This 16 Day tour takes you from Delhi to Kolkata but has some exclusive experiences included due to its partnership with National Geographic. Meet a local historian in Jaipur to learn more about India’s culture, fashion and traditions, plus explore rural India with a local village excursion that introduces you to the elders of the village and their views on urbanization.  After, fly to Kolkata where you’ll begin your Ganges River Cruise.

G Adventures – India River Cruise – Ganges Experience

India Ganges

If you’re short for time and JUST want to immerse yourself in the Ganges River, take this short 9 day trip from Kolkata to Kolkata.  This trip starts with a train ride to Farakka, and from there you’ll cruise downstream. Highlights include walking through fields to reach the terracotta temples in Baranagar and watching a brass work demonstration in Matiari.  Full of great all-day excursions, this G Adventures tour is sure to be one you remember!

Not sure which would be the right trip for you?  Give our friendly travel agents a call today for more information on itineraries and destinations!  Phone 1-800-800-7252 or email and we’ll help you plan the India vacation of your dreams