Journey Down the Ganges: India’s Holiest River

Dates: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (14 days)

Ganges river, Varanasi. Image by Wedstock 2011

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Explore for five days India's capital, Delhi, and the holy cities of Varanasi and Bodhgaya before embarking the 28-cabin riverboat Bengal Ganga for an 8-day, 800-mile journey down the sacred Ganges River. Aboard the riverboat, discover what may very well be the most relaxing, luxurious, in-depth means of exploring India: Relax on a comfy lounge chair right outside your cabin or on the top deck while viewing a panoply of river and village life, freshwater dolphins, and exotic birds. On daily excursions, you will visit Hindu and Buddhist sites, the ruins of ancient universities, medieval fortresses and palaces, and more. Throughout the program you will gain insights from two distinguished experts with abundant experience leading small groups in India: Carleton Professor Emerita Nancy Wilkie and Dr. Annapurna Garimella, an art historian and cultural expert based in Bangalore and Delhi. An optional, post-trip extension in Odisha (Orissa), including a visit to Konarak’s 13th-century Sun Temple (a UNESCO World Heritage site) is also available.

Aboard the 28-cabin riverboat Bengal Ganga


Pricing starting at $TBA Per Person/Double Occupancy
Pricing starting at $TBA Single Occupancy


 

Itinerary

Day 1, 2015: Arrive DELHI, India
Day 2: DELHI
Day 3: DELHI | VARANASI
Day 4: VARANASI | SARNATH | VARANASI
Day 5: VARANASI | BODHGAYA
Day 6: BODHGAYA | RAJGIR | NALANDA | SIMARIA | EMBARKATION
Day 7: MUNGER | SULTANGANJ | BHAGALPUR
Day 8: BHAGALPUR | Dolphin Sanctuary | Vikramshila | BATESHWARSTHAN | KARAGOLA
Day 9: KARAGOLA | RAJ MAHAL 
Day 10: RAJ MAHAL | FARAKKA | JANGIPUR
Day 11: JANGIPUR | MURSHIDABAD | CHOURIGACHA
Day 12: CHOURIGACHA | KALNA
Day 13: KALNA | KOLKATA (Calcutta)
Day 14: KOLKATA | DISEMBARKATION | FLY HOME

*** Optional Post-Tour Extension to ODISHA ***

Day 1, 2015: KOLKATA | BHUBANESWAR
Day 2: BHUBANESWAR
Day 3: RAGHURAJPUR | PURI | KONARAK | PIPLI

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