6N/7D Ganges River Cruise Tour

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6N/7D Ganges River Cruise Tour

Sailing down the Ganges, as it is popularly known, is a leisurely and slow pace trip through the heart of India captures the essence of life along the Ganges.

You start sailing from Allahabad (It is also called Prayagraj – one of the four places associated with Maha Kumbh that takes place every 12 years) to Varanasi – the oldest living city in the world. During the course it also offers a chance to explore and enjoy the rural culture from close. The trip can also be extended to include the marvels of Mughal and Rajputana architecture in Agra and Rajasthan with all its glory.

Tour Details

DAY 01: DELHI – ALLAHABAD

Report at Delhi Railway Station to board overnight train to Allahabad.

Sangam Allahabad

ALLAHABAD : one of the sacred cities of Hinduism & also one of the oldest in India. Formely known as Prayag, in commemoration of a sacrifice by Lord Brahama, Allahabad stands at the confluence of two of India’s holiest rivers, the Ganga & the Yamuna. The Sangam as the confluence is called, is the venue of many sacred fairs & rituals and attracts thousand of pilgrims throughout the year. Akbar visited Prayag in 1575 & founded a new city by the name of Illahas, which has now become a modern Allahabad. The city was an important cantonment during the British Raj and has now some beautiful remains of colonial architecture.

DAY 02: ALLAHABAD – SITAMADHI – MURDGHAT

Met upon arrival at Allahabad Railway Station and proceed to hotel for breakfast, wash and change. If time permits take a short tour of Anand Bhawan (the birth place of first Prime Minister of India, Late Jawahar Lal Nehru), etc.

Anand Bhawan

After the short sightseeing drive to Sitamadhi Ghat approx 70 kms in 01 to 02 hrs. Set sail upon arrival.

Allahabad

Lunch will be served on boat. Sail till 1800 hrs to arrive at Murdghat by covering appox 30 kms and pitch up tents on the river bank for dinner and overnight stay.

Murdghat

DAY 03: MURDGHAT – MIRZAPUR

Morning after breakfast start sailing further downstream, eastwards to reach Mirzapur by covering appox 50 kms. If you are lucky you can catch the wind and sail smoothly and can feel the speed also.

MirzapurLunch will be served on boat around 1200 hrs. En-route visit the Hindu temple dedicated to the Goddess Kali who is the gardien of Vindhyachal Mountain Ranges by noon. Sail further towards Mirzapur. Mirzapur is well known for its Hand Woven Cotton, Woolen Carpets and Brass ware. Arrive and pitchup camp beyond Mirzapur on the banks of the river for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 04: MIRZAPUR – VARANASI

Morning after breakfast sail towards Varanasi. Enroute visit Medieval Fort of Chunar, built by legendry King Vikramaditya, appox at 0800 hrs. Now the fort has been converted as training centre for the Uttar Pradesh Police. You are allowed to see only a little portion. On the way to the fort there is a Cemetery of Britishers who had a short spell of power at Chunar.

Sail further towards Varanasi, stopping at Ramnagar to see the Palace Museum with its collection of weapons of different types, Palinquins, Ivory Items, Cars etc. appox at 1200 hrs.

Ramnagar fort Varanasi Ramnagar Palace MuseumLunch is served on the boat. River trip terminates at the first of the ghats, Lanka Ghat. Met upon arrival and transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 05: VARANASI

VARANASI : Also known as Banaras. It is one of the oldest living cities in the world & the ultimate pilgrimage for Hindus who believe that to die in the city is to attain instant salvation. Situation on the banks of the Ganga, Varanasi is the tract of holy land lying between the rivers Varuna & Assi which flow into Ganga. Varanasi is also known as Kashi, the city of light, since on of the twelve “Jyotirlingas” are installed here.

Varanasi

Morning after breakfast proceed to SARNATH . After Lord Buddha attained enlightenment in Bodhgaya he came to Sarnath. Several Buddhist structures were raised at Sarnath between the 3rd century BC & the 11th century AD.

Banaras Hindu UniversityAfternoon visit the famous Banaras Hindu University. One of the oldest educational University in India. Founded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya as a centre for the study of Indian art, culture, music & also for sanskrit. Return to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay.

DAY 06: VARANASI

Early morning proceed for the exciting Boat Cruise on the Holy River Ganges to witness the Sunrise. You can see locals as well as pilgrims standing in waist deep water praying to the rising sun and offering flowers and lighting oil lamps. On the ghats is situated the cremation ground where nearby itself people are engaged in washing cloths, vessels, animals.

Varanasi

Enjoy the cruise and proceed for a short Temple tour covering Kashi Vishwanath temple also known as Golden Temple (Entry is restricted here) one can see the golden domes from the roof of an adjacent building, Bharat Mata temple (which is dedicated to whole of India), Kali Temple (known as Monkey temple because of their presence at all times).

Vishwanath Temple Varanasi

After lunch departure transfer to railway station in time to board the train for Delhi. Overnight in the train.

DAY 07: DELHI

Morning arrive at Delhi Railway Station.

End of Tour

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Luxury River Cruise India

Luxury Cruise India

Luxury River Cruise IndiaLuxury River Cruise India

Anyone who has traveled by train or plane through India, or who has been driven on Indian roads, will be amazed to learn that there is actually a way to travel through the country in total serenity and comfort. Yet it is in fact possible to cruise for some 1750 miles on the rivers and inland waterways of India, passing through great cities, alongside wildlife sanctuaries and historical monuments and into the heart of rural India.

All India Tour Packages offers you Luxury River Cruise in India which deliver rich immersive experience and an amazing unforgettable holiday. Given below are names of leading Luxury River Cruise Operators in India..

Assam Bengal Navigation

ABN pioneered long-distance river cruising in India with our unique cruises on the River Brahmaputra in Assam and River Hugli between Kolkata and the Ganges with its ships Charaidew, Sukapha and Raj Mahal.

Although identical is shape and size, Charaidew is an old restored river vessel while Sukapha is a modern river vessel. Each vessel has three decks. The lower deck has common facilities – a bar (which serves wines, beer and spirits with a saloon opening on to front of the deck) and a dining room which serves Indian, local and Continental cuisine. The middle deck has 12 air-conditioned cabins with en-suite facilities – six rooms on either side of the corridor. The top deck is a large area for sunbathing.

The ships travel during the day, stopping en route for sightseeing while it is moored at night. The cruises are available round the year (except May & June) on various sectors which are as follows:

Brahmraputra River Cruises:

The ship sails on Guwahati-Kaziranga-Dibrugarh sector of Brahmaputra River. The cruise itineraries range from 4 days to 10 days between October and April. The wildlife and wilderness are the main features of these cruises and some of the destinations covered are Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park, Majuli Island, Dibrugarh and Sibsagar.

Hugli River Cruises:

These are 7 nights’ cruises on Hugli River between Kolkata and Farakka – covering destinations like Chandernagore, Kalna, Mayapuri, Plassey, Baranagar and Jangipur.

Ganges River Cruises:

These are 6-8 nights’ cruises on Hugli River between Farakka and Patna covering destinations like Rajmahal, Bhagalpur, Mokama and Fatwah.

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7 Days Cochin Periyar Kumarakom Alleppey Tour

houseboat-from-Kumarakom-to-Alleppey

Cochin is a city in southwest India’s coastal Kerala state. It has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to Arab, Chinese and European merchants. Sites reflecting those influences include Fort Kochi, a settlement with tiled colonial bungalows and diverse houses of worship. Cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, typical of Kochi, have been in use for centuries. This Tour covers Periyar, Kumarakom and Alleppey – the most beautiful destinations in Kerala – God’s own country!

Duration:  7 Days / 6 Nights

Places:  Cochin > Periyar > Kumarakom > Alleppey > Cochin

7 Days Cochin Periyar Kumarakom Alleppey Tour

Itinerary:

Day 01 – Arrive Cochin

Upon arrival in Cochin new name Kochi you will be met and transferred to hotel.

Cochin-International-Airport

Afternoon free to relax or to do your own activities

Overnight:  hotel in Cochin

Day 02 – Cochin

At 0900 hrs you will be taken for morning city tour of Cochin visiting Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Net & Mattanchery Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church.

Kochi chinese fishnets

Jewish-Synagogue-Cochin

Mattancherry Dutch Palace

Afternoon free to relax

Overnight :  Hotel in Cochin

Day 03 – Cochin / Periyar (195 kms, 5 hours drive)

At 0845 hrs you will be driven from Cochin to Periyar (a few miles away from civilization, there is a place, the abode of many rare animals, birds and plants in the western ghats in Kerala, the land of green magic) and checkin at hotel.

wildlife-sanctuary-of-Periyar

Rest of the day free to relax.

Overnight :  hotel in Periyar

Day 04  – Periyar 

At 0630 hrs, you will be taken for a Boatride (public boat sharing with other passengers) to view wildlife on the bank of Periyar Lake.

Boat Ride in Lake Periyar

At 1130 hrs you will taken for spice plantation tour.

Spice Plantation Periyar

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight :  Hotel in Periyar

Day 05 – Periyar / Kumarakom (135 kms, 3 hours drive)

At 0945 hrs you will be driven from Periyar to Kumarakom – a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake and checkin at hotel.

Kumarakom

Rest of the day free to relax.

Overnight :  Hotel in Kumarakom

Day 06 – Kumarakom / Alleppey (20 kms, 30 minutes drive)

 At 1130 hrs you will be driven from Kumarakom to Alleppey Jetty Point (when someone steps aboard a Kettuvallam, they step back into history, for these “moving masterpiece” have been plying the inland waterways of southwest India for untold centuries) and checkin at house boat.

houseboat-from-Kumarakom-to-Alleppey

Your houseboat will move slowly thru’ narrow canals & backwater where you will see paddy fields, temples, churches, coconut palm trees, island etc.

Kumarakom-House-Boat-1

Overnight :  Houseboat in Alleppey

Day 07 – Alleppey/ Cochin (90 kms, 2 hrs drive)

At 1000 hrs your houseboat will reach Jetty point and then driven from Alleppey to Cochin Airport.

End of Tour

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6 Days Cochin Munnar Kumarakom Alleppey Tour

tea gardens munnar

Kerala “God’s Own Country” is the perfect introduction to travel in India. Our Cochin Munnar Kumarakom Alleppey Tour is one of the most popular tour plan which covers historic city of Cochin, the beautiful Hill station and Tea Gardens of Munnar and backwaters destinations – Alleppey and Kumarakom. This tour is best for couples, families, small groups and romantics at heart.

Duration:  6 days / 5 nights

Places:  Cochin > Munnar > Kumarakom > Alleppey > Cochin

6 Days Cochin Munnar Kumarakom Alleppey Tour

Itinerary:

Day 01:  Cochin

Arrive Cochin. Airport / Railway Station, transfer to hotel.

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Afternoon city tour of Cochin.

Jewish-Synagogue-Cochin Spice market Cochin Kochi chinese fishnets in twilight Kochi, Kerala. Fort Kochin, K

Evening boat ride by Sagar Rani.

sagar rani boat ride cochin

Overnight Stay at the hotel

Day 02: Cochin –Munnar (130 kms. /4 hrs.)

After breakfast, proceed to Munnar, popular hill stations in Southern India known for its sprawling tea gardens.

tea gardens munnar

Evening at leisure. Overnight Stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Munnar 

After breakfast, drive through the tea estates and visit Mettupatty Dam to enjoy a boat ride, Echo point, Kundala Lake.

echo point munnar

kundala lake munnar

Overnight Stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Munnar – Kumarakom (141 kms. /3.5 hrs.)

After breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom. Afternoon waters cruise at the exotic resort situated on the picturesque Vembanad Lake.

Kumarakom

Overnight Stay at the hotel.

Day 05: Kumarakom – Alleppey (36 kms.)

Post breakfast, drive to Alleppey Check into House Boat. Afternoon Back waters Cruise through the canals & coir villages.

houseboat-from-Kumarakom-to-Alleppey

Overnight Stay at House Boat.

Day 06: Alleppey – Cochin 

Morning disembark at the Alleppey Boat Jetty.

Alleppey Boat Jetty

Transfer to Cochin airport for departure to onward destination.

End of Tour

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