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India's Holy Ganges - from Farakka to Patna

DEPARTING FROM:CalcuttaFINAL DESTINATION:Patna

DURATION:9 Days/ 8 NightsREGION:AsiaSHIP:Rajmahal

Experience the colours and vibrancy of India from the comfort of the well appointed Rajmahal river ship. This 8 night 'Holy Ganges' cruise along the main stream of the Ganges operates between Farakka, reached by rail from Kolkata, and the city of Patna. Ganges cruises are all about visits to villages, towns, temples and 

monuments in a little-known but fascinating and culturally rich part of India, on foot, by cycle rickshaw or minibus.​ Highlights of the cruise include seeing Mughal ruins at Rajmahal, East India Company relics at Patna and Monghyr, and Buddhist monuments at Boddh Gaya and elsewhere in this, the Buddha’s homeland, make for an exciting voyage through totally undiscovered territory.

Ship Details

Rajmahal

Rajmahal

Operated by: Assam Bengal Navigation

The Rajmahal entered service on the Hugli and the Ganges rivers in 2014. Built in Kolkata, she is 51 metres long and is powered by three engines. Her extra-shallow draught and a lower profile than conventional designs allow her to cruise further upstream than most other ships of her size operating on India's rivers. Rajmahal has a total of just 22 cabins: 14 spacious twin/double cabins on the upper deck; 4 twin/double cabins on the main deck; and 4 single cabins also on the Main Deck. The ship's décor is stylish and fresh with touches of colonial elegance, brought to life by traditional Indian-inspired designs on hand-blocked cotton fabrics. All cabins on Rajmahal feature French balconies. Facilities include a comfortable saloon and bar, dining room and a vast canopied sundeck with bar. A small spa onboard offers a wide range of treatments. All cabins and public rooms are air-conditioned.

 

Key Facts

Crew
30
Officers
Indian
Guests
40
Tonnage
899
Length
167 Feet / 51 Metres
Width
34 Feet
Speed
10 Knots
Passenger Decks
3
Built
2014
Registry
India
Room Grades
Inclusions

Your cruise price includes:

  • 8 nights accommodation in selected room grade
  • All meals on board
  • Touring and excursions as described in each itinerary
  • Services of expedition staff
  • Port taxes and government charges imposed by government authorities
  • Transfer (rail) from Calcutta to Farakka
  • Transfer in Patna from ship to railway station or Patna Airport
  • 9% Indian Service Tax
     

 

Your cruise price does not include:

  • Pre and post flights, transfers and hotels
  • Indian entry visas / travel permits
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended - SAVE 20% when purchased with your expedition)
  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to phone and internet communications and bar charges, laundry charges and souvenir purchases
  • Camera charges
  • Gratuities