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16 Day Colours of India (2018)

Travelmarvel Tour & River Cruise starting in Delhi and finishing in Kolkata

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 16 Day Colours of India (2018). Enjoy a 16 Day tour of India, taking in Delhi, Agra and the Taj Mahal, and Jaipur, before a seven-night cruise on the Lower Ganges River.


Operator: Travelmarvel
Type: Tour & River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 16 Days
From: Delhi to Kolkata
Tour Code: TIN16
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: India
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$ 7,313
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Day By Day


Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival in Delhi, you'll be met by a Travelmarvel representative and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a stylish stay at Hyatt Regency and a Welcome Dinner this evening. Stay Two Nights: Delhi, Hyatt Regency (D)


A guided tour of Delhi begins with a visit to the iconic Jama Masjid. Embark on a rickshaw ride through the labyrinth of historic lanes in the Old City. Afterwards, see the impressive Red Fort and stop for lunch. This evening, you may wish to see a dazzling Bollywood show. (B/L)

Delhi, Agra

Stop at India Gate today, which commemorates the Indian soldiers who died in WW1 and the Anglo-Afghan War of 1919. Then, explore historic Humayun's Tomb, a fine example of Mughal architecture. Arrive at your hotel in Agra. Stay Two Nights: Agra, Courtyard by Marriott (B)

Agra, Taj Mahal

Visit the stunning Agra Fort. Next, head to the Taj Mahal for a locally guided tour. See why it is adored as India's ultimate icon and a place of unsurpassed beauty. Delight in a special dinner at Anise set within the Courtyard by Marriott. (B/D)

Agra, Jaipur

Perhaps rise early and enjoy a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. After breakfast, discover the beautiful deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri before heading to Laxmi Vilas Palace for lunch. This afternoon, travel towards Jaipur, commonly referred to as the 'Pink City'. Stay Two Nights: Jaipur Marriott (B/L)


Enjoy a tour of the beautiful city of Jaipur. Climb aboard a Jeep for a trip to the Amber Fort. See Hawa Mahal and explore the fascinating City Palace complex. Learn the traditional Rajasthani-style of cooking during a class, then sample your efforts over lunch. (B/L)

Jaipur, Kolkata

After breakfast, you will fly to Kolkata. Then, you may wish to embark on an optional Kolkata Unseen city tour. Stay: Kolkata, Taj Bengal (B/D)

Kolkata, Farakka

Today you will be transferred to a local train for the journey from Kolkata to Farakka. Make your way past bellowing food hawkers and over-laden porters to your rail carriage. Upon arrival in Farakka, transfer to your river ship for your seven-night cruise. Stay Seven Nights: RV Rajmahal (B/L/D)

Jangipur OR Gaur

Disembark in Jangipur, where you have the afternoon free to explore. Alternatively, enjoy a full day excursion by road to Gaur. Here, there are numerous historic ruins of mosques and palaces to visit before rejoining the ship. (B/L/D)

Baranagar, Murshidabad

Stop in Baranagar today and walk through the fields to three miniature terracotta temples. Then, continue past Azimganj to Murshidabad, one of the oldest cities in West Bengal. Here, walk to the Khushbagh and wander through this Mughal-style garden. You'll also visit Katra Mosque and drive out to two 18th-century buildings, Nashipara Palace and Kathgola Palace. (B/L/D)

Murshidabad, Katwa

On the Murshidabad waterfront, explore the Hazarduari Palace and its collection of art, china and weapons. Named after its 1000 doors, the palace consists of eight galleries and 114 rooms, with a colonnaded façade, a domed tower and beautifully ornate pillars. Afterwards, you will cruise to the battlefield of Plassey where Robert Clive's defeat of Siraj-ud-Daulah changed the course of history in India. This evening, you will moor in the town of Katwa. (B/L/D)

Matiari, Mayapur

Visit the brass-working village of Matiari. Here, learn about the process of brass beating and the heritage of this skill. Later, you'll reach Mayapur, a place of sacred significance to followers of the Hindu faith. You will also see the new ISKCON temple. (B/L/D)


Cruise to the country town of Kalna, more commonly known as Ambika Kalna. Named for the Hindu goddess Kali, the surrounding area is home to many historical monuments, including an abundance of Shiva temples such as the Nava Kailash, otherwise known as 108 Shiv Mandirs. Enjoy a cycle rickshaw tour around the city to discover these sites and admire some of Bengal's most unique temples. Afterwards, continue to the magnificent Muslim shrine of Imambara. (B/L/D)

Chandannagar, Barrackpore

Pass the old Dutch settlement at Chinsura then arrive at Chandannagar. Here, you'll visit the 18th-century French church and Dupleix's House. Continue to Barrackpore for a walk past the Semaphore Tower, Government House and Flagstaff House. (B/L/D)

Kolkata, Disembark Cruise

Arrive in Kolkata and be amazed by the lively Mullik Ghat Flower Market. Then, visit the home of the late Mother Teresa. After lunch at your hotel, head to the Victoria Memorial before a delicious dinner at Sonargaon Restaurant. Stay overnight in the five-star Taj Bengal. Stay: Kolkata, Taj Bengal (B/L/D)

Depart Kolkata

Enjoy time at leisure today, or embark on an optional heritage walk of Kolkata. After dinner, it's off to the airport for your onward flight. (B/D)

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Unwind at the majestic Hyatt Regency in New Delhi for two nights
  • Ride a rickshaw through the streets of Delhi's Old City
  • Step aboard a Jeep for a surreal journey to the Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Learn how to cook Rajasthani-style at a local Jaipur restaurant
  • Explore the exquisite Hazarduari Palace
  • Visit the historic brass-working village of Matiari in West Bengal
  • Take a cycle rickshaw tour of Kalna
  • Relax at Taj Bengal in Kolkata

Included Experiences

  • Seven nights cruising the Lower Ganges
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director, Cruise Director, and expert local guides in most locations
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Flights within India
  • All sightseeing and entertainment aboard the RV Rajmahal


  • Includes 38 meals - 15 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners
  • All meals, plus local soft drinks, beers and spirits are included during your cruise, and regional wines are available with lunch and dinner on board

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include airport transfers, port charges, tipping and sundries
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Flights to depart Kolkata after 8pm on the last day of the tour
  • Ask about our Varanasi extension
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights within India as specified

Operator Details

Travelmarvel Reviews: (177)
Tours on Sale: 177
Tour Accommodation: 4 Star
Tour Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & River Cruises
Budget: Premium & Affordable
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, New Zealand, South & Central America, USA
Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

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