Journey Down the Ganges: India’s Holiest River

Dates:

Monday, January 1, 2018 to Sunday, January 14, 2018
(14 days)
Tour Leader: Nancy Wilkie

Ganges river, Varanasi. Image by Wedstock 2011

This trip is still in its planning stages. Please contact us for further details.

Spend five days exploring India's capital, Delhi; Varanasi, Hinduism's holiest city; and the Buddhist sanctuary of Bodhgaya. Then embark a luxurious, classically-styled, 28-cabin riverboat for an incredible eight-night, 800-mile journey down the Ganges River. Visit remarkable temples, the ruins of ancient Nalanda and Vikramshila Universities, a variety of fortresses and palaces, and more, disembarking in Kolkata (Calcutta), capital of British India until 1912. An optional, pre-tour extension in Agra and Jaipur is available.

Aboard the 28-cabin riverboat Bengal Ganga


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


 

Itinerary

Monday, January 1, 2018: Arrive DELHI, India
Tuesday, January 2: DELHI
Wednesday, January 3: DELHI | VARANASI
Thursday, January 4: VARANASI | SARNATH | VARANASI
Friday, January 5: VARANASI | BODHGAYA
Saturday, January 6: BODHGAYA | RAJGIR | NALANDA | MUNGER | EMBARKATION
Sunday, January 7: MUNGER | SULTANGANJ | NARAYANPUR
Monday, January 8: BHAGALPUR | ANTICHAK | BATESHWARSTHAN | SAMTAGHAT
Tuesday, January 9: SAMTAGHAT | FARAKKA | JANGIPUR 
Wednesday, January 10: JANGIPUR | MURSHIDABAD
Thursday, January 11: MURSHIDABAD | MATIARI
Friday, January 12: MATIARI | KALNA
Saturday, January 13: BANDEL | KOLKATA (Calcutta)
Sunday, January 14: KOLKATA | DISEMBARKATION | FLY HOME

*** Optional Pre-Tour Extension to Agra and Jaipur ***

Wednesday, December 27, 2017: Arrive DELHI, India
Thursday, December 28: DELHI | MATHURA | AGRA
Friday, December 29: AGRA
Saturday, December 30: AGRA | FATEHPUR SIKRI | JAIPUR
Sunday, December 31: JAIPUR
Monday, January 1, 2018: JAIPUR | DELHI

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If you have any additional questions, please email us at aia@studytours.org (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).