Oct 2017 - Nov 2017

20 Day Colours of India (2017)

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

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Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 20 Day Colours of India (2017). Enjoy a 20 Day tour of India, taking in Delhi, Agra and the Taj Mahal, and Jaipur, before a 12-night cruise on the Lower Ganges River.


Operator: Travelmarvel
Type: Coach Tour & River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 20 Days
From: Delhi to Kolkata
Tour Code: TIN20
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: India
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Day By Day


Arrive Delhi

On arrival at the airport in Delhi, be met and transferred to your hotel. Special Stay - enjoy luxurious accommodation at The Taj Palace. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers and Tour Director, as you enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner. Stay Two Nights: Delhi, Taj Palace (D)


A guided tour of Delhi begins this morning with a visit to the iconic Jama Masjid. Like a Local - embark on a rickshaw ride through the labyrinth of narrow lanes in the Old City. Afterwards, visit the impressive Red Fort and stop for lunch. This evening, you may wish to explore the Kingdom of Dreams cultural complex and witness a spectacular Bollywood performance. (B/L)


Following breakfast this morning, set off on your journey towards Agra, home to the iconic Taj Mahal. On the way, visit India Gate, which commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers killed in the Afghan War of 1919, then explore Humayun's Tomb. Built in the 16th century, this historic tomb is an excellent example of Mughal architecture. Afterwards, continue on to Agra. Stay Two Nights: Agra, Jaypee Palace Hotel (B)

Agra, Taj Mahal

Visit the stunning Agra Fort and head to the Taj Mahal this afternoon for a locally guided tour. See why it is adored as India's ultimate icon and a place of unsurpassed beauty. This evening, delight in a special dinner at Paatra in Jaypee Palace Hotel. (B/D)

Agra, Jaipur

Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps rise early and enjoy a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal (at own expense). After breakfast, visit 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' for its beautiful architectural marvels. Stay Two Nights: Marriott Jaipur (B/L)


Following breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the beautiful city of Jaipur. Like a Local - climb aboard a Jeep for a trip to the Amber Fort, constructed in 1592 and built with red sandstone and white marble. See Hawa Mahal and explore the intriguing City Palace Complex. A Taste of India - learn the traditional Rajasthan style of cooking during a class at Jaipur's Spice Court Restaurant, then sample your efforts over a long lunch. (B/L)

Kolkata, Embark Lower Ganges River Cruise

Fly to Patna this morning and on arrival, be transferred to your river ship. After settling in, enjoy dinner on board, become accustomed to the fabulous facilities and get to know your fellow travellers and Cruise Director. Stay 12 Nights: RV Rajmahal (B/D)

Patna, Barh

Tour intriguing Patna, visiting the extraordinary 18th-century Gola Ghar granary, the great Sikh temple and the State Museum. Back on board, your ship will pass near the old East India Company opium warehouses, mooring at Barh. (B/L/D)

Nalanda, Mokameh

Take an excursion to the excavated great Buddhist monastery and stupa at Nalanda and visit the museum. Then head to the picturesque Pawapuri Jain temple. Return in the evening to your ship at the great bridge at Mokameh. (B/L/D)

Monghyr, Sultanganj

Arrive in Monghyr and see its Mughal fort, as well as an East India Company Cemetery. You'll also visit the Pirpahar Hill. Continue cruising and anchor near Jahangira Island at Sultanganj. (B/L/D)

Bhagalpur, Bateshwar

Cruise to Bhagalpur to visit an 18th-century mansion and a silk-weaving village. Continue on, passing close to the island shrine at Colganj. Visit Bateshwar, with its 6th-century Hindu carvings, then explore the ancient ruins of an impressive 8th-century Buddhist stupa and monastery at Vikramshila. (B/L/D)

Rajmahal, Farakka Barrage

Cruise to the charming, little-known town of Rajmahal, before continuing on through the locks of Farakka Barrage. (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. (B/L/D)

Baranagar, Murshidabad

Today you'll stop in Baranagar and walk through the fields to three miniature terracotta temples. Then continue past Azimganj to Murshidabad. Here, walk to the Khushbagh, a Moghul-style garden. You'll also visit Katra Mosque, as well as Nashipara and Katgola palaces. (B/L/D)

Murshidabad, Katwa

Like a Local - explore Nawab's Hazarduari Palace. Then cruise to the battlefield of Plassey, where Robert Clive's defeat of Siraj-ud-Daulah changed the course of Indian history. Moor tonight in Katwa. (B/L/D)

Matiari, Mayapur

Like a Local - visit the brass-working village of Matiari. Later, you'll reach Mayapur, a town known to many as the birthplace of a Hindu saint. Witness the construction of a Krishna temple that dominates the skyline. (B/L/D)


Cruise to the country town of Kalna. Like a Local - enjoy a cycle rickshaw tour and admire some of Bengal's unique Shiva temples. Later, continue to 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. Later, continue to Barrackpore. (B/L/D)

Kolkata, Disembark Ship

Arrive in Kolkata and visit the Flower Market. Afterwards, see the home of the late Mother Theresa. A Taste of India - enjoy a tasty lunch at award-winning Oh! Calcutta restaurant. Special Stay - The Oberoi Grand. Stay: Kolkata, The Oberoi Grand (B/L/D)

Depart Kolkata

Enjoy a private tram ride in the city then, after dinner, it's off to the airport for an onward flight. (B/D)

Trip Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Stay at The Taj Palace in Delhi
  • Take a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Delhi's Old City
  • Climb aboard a Jeep for a surreal trip to the Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Learn the methods of Rajasthan cooking during a class at Jaipur's Spice Court Restaurant
  • Explore Nawab's Hazarduari Palace
  • Visit the village of Matiari
  • Take a cycle rickshaw tour of Kalna
  • Sample Indian cuisine during lunch at Oh! Calcutta in Kolkata
  • Stay at The Oberoi Grand in Kolkata

Tour Inclusions & Dining

  • 13 days cruising the Lower Ganges
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director, Cruise Director, and local guides in most locations
  • Transfers, port charges & tipping
  • Flights within India
  • 50 fine meals - 19 full breakfasts, 15 lunches and 16 dinners
  • All meals, plus local soft drinks, beer, spirits and wine included during your time on board
  • All sightseeing and entertainment aboard the RV Rajmahal

Trip Notes

  • Itineraries 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
  • Prices are for land / cruise only. Flights not included (unless specified)

Operator Details

Region: Asia
Type: Coach Tour & River Cruise
Airport Transfers: Included (Day of Arrival & Departure)
Tips: All Included
Shore Excursions: Optional Extras
Flights: Earlybird Air Deals Available
Ship Style: Premium
Balconies: Private Balcony
Free Onboard WiFi: No
Drinks: Wine Included with Dinner, Beer & Spirits Included
* Source: Travelmarvel for river cruises in Asia. Some variances may occur on individual cruises and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.
Oct 2017 - Nov 2017

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