Cruising on River Ganges
Our downstream/upstream cruise with return journey by rail, takes you along the intimate lower Ganges side stream, the River Hooghly, which flows from Farakka on the main river down to Kolkata. As well as sightseeing in Kolkata and the European colonies nearby, the cruise takes in Murshidabad, capital of the Nawabs of Bengal, the battlefield of Plassey and the many monuments of the medieval Islamic capital of Gaur. A highlight is several delightful and little-known Bengali Terracotta temples.
Cruising on Brahmaputra
This cruise on the highest navigable reaches of the Brahmaputra highlights the unique culture of the area, fusing Indian and Southeast Asian influences with a visit to Sibsagar –the old capital of the Ahom kings – and Majuli Island, with its unique Hindu monastic communities famous for their dance drama. Wildlife is not forgotten, and the cruise visits the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga National Park where sightings of one-horned rhinos are virtually guaranteed.