A 260 kilometer long route dotted with historical monuments, religious places and numerous eco-friendly inhabitations, The River Ganges Heritage Cruise will offer you a sneak peek into the Muslim and colonial rule that stayed in the eastern part of India for a long time. Step aboard the River Ganges Heritage Cruise and be a part of a weeklong historical trail.
River Ganges Heritage Cruise
On your arrival in Kolkata you check in at Vivada Jetty in Millennium Park. The cruise sails past Howrah Bridge either in the evening or early morning (next day) according to the tidal conditions.
This day you visit the British Charms around Kolkata. The destinations to be visited are selected upon the choice of the guests. The destinations are Barrackpore (Residence of British Governors), Chandannagore (The French Colony), Serampore (Danish Colony) and Bandel (Portugal style sea port).
Today you visit Kalna and Fulia/ Shantipur. Kalna is known for its Terracotta Temple and Rajbari. Later, you head to Weavers Colony (Fulia/ Shantipur). This colony is famous for Tant (Bengali Cotton). While you are here, you must shop for saris, cotton stoles and dhoti. You further cruise to Mayapur.
Mayapur and Matiari are scheduled to be visited on the fourth day of the journey. Mayapur is the headquarters of ISKCON (International Society of Krishna Consciousness) and is also the birth place of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Further in Matiari, the guests visit Kansari Artisans who are famous for bell and brass metal utensils. Thereafter, you cruise towards Murshidabad.
Murshidabad is one of the oldest cities of Kolkata. In full day sightseeing of Murshidabad, you visit Katra Mosque, Katgola Gardens and Nizamat Kila.
Your journey ends and you disembark in Jangipur lock/ Farakka Barrage.
The cruiser vessel M.V. Paramhamsa (River Ganges Heritage Cruise) is a four-decked vessel. It offers accommodation in terms of 32 spacious rooms which are classified as 20 air-conditioned luxury passenger rooms with attached bathroom (135 square feet), 12 Luxury Family Rooms (165 square feet) and 1 Queen Suite. The common modern amenities available in this hotel include king size beds, air-conditioning with individual controller, Intercom facility, tea & coffee maker and Intercom facility.
The Terrace Restaurant cum Bar at the M.V. Paramhamsa cruise vessel has a capacity to accommodate 80 people in total. It offers cuisines from all around the world and a live kitchen to try out local delicacies. Besides cuisines, one can also savor a good variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Explore top British Charms and other attractions in and around Kolkata Offer prayer in Teracotta Temple in Kalna
- Shop for the best tant sarees in Fulia/ Shantipur
- Visit the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and headquarters of ISKCON in Mayapur
- Meet local Kansari artisans of Matiyari
- Full day sightseeing in Murshidabad