Multi-Day Tour

Explore North India & the Ganges (16 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Delhi, India To Farakka/Calcutta

Valid for Departures: 12 Jul 2018 - 21 Sep 2018

Explore North India & the Ganges (16 days)

Day 7

Sawarda/Delhi

Day 10

Barakpur/Kalna

Day 11

Kalna/Matiari

Day 12

Matiari/Murshidabad

Day 13

Murshidabad

Day 14

Murshidabad/Farakka

Day 15

Farakka

Day 16

Farakka/Calcutta

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Delhi, India
None None
Day 1 Delhi: There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city. Included Activities: Women on Wheels Transfer Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Delhi, India
None Breakfast
Day 2 Delhi/Agra: Enjoy a youth-led walk through Delhi with G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Later, explore Old Delhi with your CEO before an afternoon drive to Agra. Included Activities: City Walk Old Delhi Guided Walk Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 3
Agra, India
None Breakfast
Day 3 Agra: Spend the day visiting the highlights of the walled city of Agra including the famed Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort. Included Activities: Taj Mahal Visit Baby Taj Visit Agra Fort Visit
Day 4
Agra, India
None Breakfast
Day 4 Agra/Jaipur: Drive to Jaipur, visiting the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri and the village of Abhaneri, which has one of India's deepest and largest stepwells (tank gardens). Included Activities: Fatehpur Sikri Visit Abhaneri Stepwell Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5
Jaipur, India
None Breakfast
Day 5 Jaipur: Consider treating yourself to a night at the cinema. Going to see a Bollywood film in India is much more than what we are accustomed to in the west. The atmosphere, energy, and pure fun (not to mention volume!) has to be experienced to be believed. Included Activities: Amber Fort Visit City Palace Visit Meet a Local Historian
Day 6
Jaipur, India
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Jaipur/Sawarda: The village is about 60km (37 mi) from Jaipur and has beautiful temples dedicated to different religions, including a unique sikh temple. The residents of the village are still involved in traditional commercial activities. You'll see pottery wheels, silversmiths, cobblers, traditional huts, old temples, and small stepwells. Included Activities: Local Village Immersion Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 7
Sawarda/Delhi
None Breakfast
Day 7 Sawarda/Delhi: Drive back to bustling Delhi. Opt to join the CEO for a group dinner. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 8
Delhi, India
None Breakfast
Day 8 Delhi/Calcutta: Transport: Plane
Day 9
Calcutta, India
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 Calcutta/Barakpur: Transfer from your hotel in the late morning and embark around midday. Included Activities: Barrackpore Excursion Transport: Varuna Riverboat
Day 10
Barakpur/Kalna
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 Barakpur/Kalna: Sail to Chandannagar, a former French possession, to explore. Continue to Chinsurah, to visit the historic Dutch cemetery and the Imambara before reboarding the vessel. Moor near Kalna for the night. Included Activities: Chandannagar Excursion Chinsurah Excursion Transport: Varuna Riverboat Varuna Riverboat Varuna Riverboat
Day 11
Kalna/Matiari
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 Kalna/Matiari: Land at the country town of Kalna and take cycle rickshaws to see the terracotta temples, as well as the unique Shiva temple. Later, explore Mayapur, with its skyline dominated by the vast ISKCON temple. Sail on through the night to a mooring near Matiari. Included Activities: Kalna Excursion Mayapur Excursion Transport: Varuna Riverboat Varuna Riverboat
Day 12
Matiari/Murshidabad
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 Matiari/Murshidabad: Moor near Murshidabad for the night. Included Activities: Matiari Excursion Battlefield of Plassey Visit Transport: Varuna Riverboat Varuna Riverboat
Day 13
Murshidabad
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13 Murshidabad: Moor on the riverbank across from town for the night. Included Activities: Khushbagh Excursion Murshidabad Excursion Transport: Varuna Riverboat
Day 14
Murshidabad/Farakka
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14 Murshidabad/Farakka: Enjoy the idyllic views today as the boat carries on up along canals, passing mustard fields and mango orchards, to the mooring for the night. Included Activities: Baranagar Excursion Transport: Varuna Riverboat
Day 15
Farakka
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15 Farakka: Enjoy a full day excursion by road to Gaur, near the town of Malda (English Bazaar). Visit a number of sights from the 12th-century Hindus and 14th-century Muslims, including mosques and palaces. Rejoin the boat in the evening. Included Activities: Gaur Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle Varuna Riverboat
Day 16
Farakka/Calcutta
None Breakfast
Day 16 Farakka/Calcutta: Transfer to Farakka station at dawn to catch the morning train and journey back to Kolkata. Tour ends on arrival in Kolkata. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Local train

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Combine two incredible adventures – a highlights tour of India plus a cruise on the mighty Ganges River – in one extraordinary experience. Our unique 16-day itinerary takes in the lively rush of Delhi, the tranquility of the Taj Mahal, the character of rural villages, and the pure serenity of sailing the river from temple to palace. From land to sea, immerse yourself in India and all its glory.

About Us

G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the widest selection of affordable small group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. Founded by entrepreneur owner Bruce Poon Tip in 1995 and powered by an international team of passionate change makers, G Adventures was the first adventure travel company to offer 100% guaranteed departures in 2013. With nearly 700 itineraries and 110,000 travelers each year, G Adventures' award-winning trips put travelers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. For more information, please visit: www.gadventures.com.

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