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Colorful India & the Ganges River

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 Trip Length
13 Days
 Trip Starts
Delhi
 Trip Finishes
Kolkata
13 Day Colorful India & the Ganges River Itinerary (Avalon)
Countries Explored: India
Trip Operator:
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Code
WDKI

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Avalon's 13 Day Colorful India & the Ganges River. Enter a world of colour, culture, and cherished spiritual tradition of India. Your guided tour of India and Ganges River cruise begins in the bustling city of Delhi. You’ll tour the city with your expert local guide, and take a rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk bazaar - brimming with everything from silver and spices to saris of every colour. You’ll visit Qutub Minar - the world’s largest brick minaret, and see Delhi’s largest Sikh gurudwara (house of worship), before travelling to Agra - site of...read more the legendary Taj Mahal.

Itinerary

Welcome to India's capital city! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Saris, Spices, and Silver Classic - Today's Guided Sightseeing starts with an orientation tour to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Afterward, take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar - with its ancient alleyways lined with quaint shops offering everything from silver and saris to spices and electronics. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a bit of leisure time. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a welcome dinner at your hotel. (B/L/D)

Monuments of Worship and Remembrance Classic - This morning, take a Guided Excursion to visit Qutub Minar, the world's tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. Next, visit Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi's largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship). After lunch, drive to Agra and settle in at your hotel. (B/L)

Love's Crowning Achievement Classic - Start your day with a Sunrise Excursion to the incomparable Taj Mahal - Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan's memorial to his beloved wife - more than 20 years in the making. Classic - Later, take a Guided Tour to Agra Fort, built by the Moghul Emperor Akbar. This formidable fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces. For those interested, an excursion to the Taj Mahal at sunset is included. (B/D)

Welcome to the Pink City Travel to Jaipur - the "Pink City" that was painted pink for the Prince of Wales' 1876 visit. After lunch, enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure. (B/L)

A Maharaja's Marble Palace and Gateway to the Stars Classic Today, join a Guided Excursion to Jaipur's spectacular Amber Fort, built entirely of white marble and red sandstone, and featuring intricate mosaics, carvings, paintings, and mirror works. Classic - This afternoon, take a Guided Tour of the City Palace and the adjoining museum, which houses a collection of rare manuscripts. Also, stop at Jantar Mantar, a fascinating astronomical observatory built in the early 18th century. (B/D)

Welcome to West Bengal. Your Ship Awaits. Fly to Kolkata this morning to transfer to your ship. Get acquainted with the ship prior to your welcome reception this evening. AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO KALNA (B/L/D)

Rituals, Rickshaws, and Muslin Weavers Discovery - Ride on cycle rickshaws during your Guided Exploration of Kalna. Along the way, visit the historic terracotta temple complex and receive blessings from the temple priest. Also, visit a muslin - weaver's home. Enjoy a free afternoon on board your ship. AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO MATIARI (B/L/D)

weet Shops and Shiny Brass Discovery - Join a Guided Walk through the village of Matiari where fascinating scenes of everyday life unfold in front of you. Stop to see how traditional sweets are made and explore the local produce market. The village is best known for brass - making and you'll see how scrap metal is recycled to make figurines and functional items such as tea sets and vases. For the final step, watch a talented craftsman delicately hand - Aammer intricate patterns into the brass. Enjoy a free afternoon on board your ship. AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO MURSHIDABAD (B/L/D)

Silversmiths, Tea Service, and Silk Sarees Discovery - Guided Sightseeing brings you to two towns on opposite sides of the river. In Jiaganj, travel by electric rickshaw to see the art of Baluchari saree weaving. In Azimganj, walk through the local crafts market and explore Bari Kothi, a former residence that has been restored to its former grandeur after being abandoned for over half a century. You'll also witness a silverand gold - making demonstration. Relax this afternoon on board your ship. AFTERNOON/EVENING SAILING TO MAYAPUR (B/L/D)

A Holy Pilgrimage on the Ganges Classic - Your Morning Excursion brings you to the fascinating ISKCON campus at Mayapur, the worldwide headquarters of the Hare Krishna movement. A Krishna leader will guide you throughout your visit to introduce you to their philosophy and life on campus, Along the way, you'll tour the main temple and have time for questions. Discovery - This afternoon, climb aboard a Rickshaw (Toto) for your visit to the small riverside village of Guptipara. Along the way, see pottery and idol making. You'll also visit a farmer's home to interact with the family. AFTERNOON/EVENING SAILING TO KOLKATA (B/L/D)

Flowers, Faith, and Victorian Art Classic - This morning, take a Guided Walk through the colourful flower market. Afterward, focus on the life and work of Mother Teresa who dedicated her life to helping the city's poor. Stop at her former home prior to visiting Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, a home for orphaned children run by Missionaries of Charity which she founded in 1950. Classic - After lunch, join a Guided Visit to the Victoria Memorial Museum. Built to commemorate Queen Victoria, the museum houses a beautiful collection of paintings, textiles, weapons, and other artifacts from the Victorian era. Tonight, a farewell Dance Performance is presented on the ship. (B/L/D)

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Deck Plans

Ship Profile
 
Category B
Deluxe Suite
Main Deck (Level 1)
 
Category A
Deluxe Suite
 
Heritage Suite
 
Viceroy Suite
 
Maharaja Suite
Upper Deck (Level 2)
Sun Deck (Level 3)

Cabins

  • Deluxe suite 260 sq ft/ 24 sq m
  • French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Cozy sitting area, and private bathroom with rain shower
  • Deluxe suites include robes and slippers, spa-quality Molten Brown bath products, pillow menu, a generous amount of closet space, under-bed storage, flat-screen television with on-demand movies, individual climate control, bottled water replenished daily, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, iPhone docking station with alarm clock, and makeup mirror
  • Heritage Suite 280 sq ft/ 26 sq m
  • French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Cozy sitting area, and private bathroom with rain shower
  • Four posted bed (cannot be split into twin beds)
  • Heritage suites include robes and slippers, spa-quality Molten Brown bath products, pillow menu, a generous amount of closet space, under-bed storage, flat-screen television with on-demand movies, individual climate control, bottled water replenished daily, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, iPhone docking station with alarm clock, and makeup mirror
  • Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft/ 33.4 sq m
  • French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Cozy sitting area, and private bathroom with rain shower
  • Four posted bed (cannot be split into twin beds)
  • Viceroy suites include robes and slippers, spa-quality Molten Brown bath products, pillow menu, a generous amount of closet space, under-bed storage, flat-screen television with on-demand movies, individual climate control, bottled water replenished daily, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, iPhone docking station with alarm clock, and makeup mirror
  • Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft/ 37.1 sq m
  • French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Cozy sitting area, private bathroom with rain shower and deep soaker tub with lattice-screened window.
  • Four posted bed (cannot be split into twin beds)
  • Maharaja suites include robes and slippers, spa-quality Molten Brown bath products, pillow menu, a generous amount of closet space, under-bed storage, flat-screen television with on-demand movies, individual climate control, bottled water replenished daily, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, iPhone docking station with alarm clock, and makeup mirror

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