COLOURS OF INDIA & THE LOWER GANGES
DELHI to KOLKATA (Upstream)

RV Rajmahal  – 16 nights from $8,295 per person Twin Share

11 MARCH & 14 OCTOBER 2020

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Delhi to Kolkata 
River-cruise & Tour
Cruise Line: Travelmarvel
Cruise Ship: RV Rajmahal

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Trip Inclusions
> Nine nights in premium accommodation
> Seven-night Lower Ganges cruise on the RV Rajmahal
> The services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and Cruise Director
> 38 meals – 16 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 11 dinners
> All meals, plus local soft drinks, beers and spirits are included during your cruise, and regional wines are available with lunch and dinner on board
> Flights within India
> Airport transfers, port charges and tipping

RV Rajmahal
> Cruise the Lower Ganges River for seven nights aboard the premium river ship RV Rajmahal, staying in comfort and style
Kalna by Rickshaw
> Take a traditional rickshaw ride through Kalna, a town famous for its terracotta temples
Taj Bengal Stay
> Enjoy an indulgent stay at the stylish and comfortable Taj Bengal in Kolkata



DAY 1
Arrive Delhi
INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a stylish stay at Hyatt Regency.
Upon arrival in Delhi, you’ll be met by a Travelmarvel representative and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening.
Stay: Two Nights, Delhi, Hyatt Regency
Daily : Dinner

DAY 2
Delhi
INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Embark on a rickshaw ride through the labyrinth of historic lanes in the Old City.
A guided tour of Delhi begins with a visit to the iconic Jama Masjid. Enjoy an Insider Experience. Afterwards, see the impressive Red Fort before exploring historic Humayun’s Tomb, a fine example of Mughal architecture. After, stop at India Gate for a photo opportunity, which commemorates the Indian soldiers who died in WW1 and the Anglo-Afghan War of 1919.
Daily : Breakfast Lunch
Highly decoratvie and ornate large mosque built of red sandstone and white marble with birds flying around the towers.

DAY 3
Delhi, Agra
En route to Agra, make a stop at Qutab Minar – India’s tallest stone tower. Arrive at your hotel in Agra.
Stay: Two Nights, Agra, Courtyard by Marriott
Daily : Breakfast

DAY 4
Agra, Taj Mahal
Visit the stunning Agra Fort. Next, head to the Taj Mahal for a locally guided tour. See why it is adored as India’s ultimate icon and a place of unsurpassed beauty. Delight in a special dinner at Anise set within the Courtyard by Marriott.
Daily : Breakfast Dinner

DAY 5
Agra, Jaipur
After breakfast, discover 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.
Stay: Two Nights, Trident Jaipur
Daily : Breakfast Lunch

DAY 6
Jaipur
INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Climb aboard a Jeep for a trip to the Amber Fort.
INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Learn the traditional Rajasthani-style of cooking during a class, then sample your efforts over lunch.
Enjoy a tour of the beautiful city of Jaipur. Spend time on an Insider Experience. See Hawa Mahal and explore the fascinating City Palace complex. You’re in for a treat today with not one, but two Insider Experiences.
Daily : Breakfast Lunch

DAY 7
Jaipur, Kolkata
INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a stay at your premium hotel, the Taj Bengal.
After breakfast, fly to Kolkata and be transferred to your hotel.
Stay: Two Nights, Kolkata, Taj Bengal
Daily : Breakfast

DAY 8
Kolkata
Today you will embark on a sightseeing tour to take in some of Kolkata’s famous landmarks, including the vibrant Mullik Ghat Flower Market. Other highlights include the Howrah Bridge and ‘Nirmal Hriday”, most commonly known as Mother Teresa’s House. Later this evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Daily : Breakfast Dinner

DAY 9
Kolkata, Embark Ship, Serampore, Barrackpore
This morning, board your river ship. Sail past the old Danish colony of Serampore before arriving in the city of Barrackpore. Here, highlights include the Semaphore Tower, Flagstaff House, Government House and the Temple of Fame.
Stay: Seven Nights, Lower Ganges River, RV Rajmahal
Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 10
Chandannagar, Kalna
Cruise to the former French colony of Chandannagar and spend some time exploring. See the 18th-century French church and the Dupleix’s House, home to former Governor-General of French India.
Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 11
Kalna, Matiari
INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Embark on a traditional rickshaw ride through the town of Kalna and take in all its main sights.
Begin your day with an exciting Insider Experience. Kalna is famous for its iconic terracotta temples. It’s onwards through the countryside to Mayapur. See the ISKCON temple, which dominates the town’s skyline.
Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 12
Matiari, Murshidabad
INSIDER EXPERIENCE
See first-hand how locals beat brass to make water pots and other utensils, while learning the heritage behind the workmanship.
Explore the riverside village of Matiari. Here you’ll take in an Insider Experience. Later, pay a visit to the iconic battlefield of Plassey.
Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 13
Murshidabad
INSIDER EXPERIENCE
Continue cruising upstream, where the remarkable Hazarduari Palace dominates the Murshidabad waterfront. You’ll be wowed by its impressive eight galleries, each containing exquisite collections of china, weapons and art.
Begin your day with a trip to the Khushbagh garden. You’ll then enjoy an Insider Experience. Later, see the great Katra Mosque before visiting the Nashipara and Kathgola Palaces.
Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 14
Baranagar, Farakka
This morning, take a stroll through the fields of Baranagar. Here, visit three miniature terracotta temples before continuing up the Lower Ganges. Tonight, your ship moors close to the Farakka Barrage.
Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 15
Gaur
Discover the city of Gaur. The city is strewn with ancient monuments and the remains of mosques. Rejoin the ship above the Farakka lock gate and make the most of your last evening on board.
Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 16
Farakka, Disembark Ship, Kolkata
Disembark the ship early this morning and transfer by local train to Kolkata. Enjoy lunch on arrival before paying a visit to Victoria Memorial, an intricate marble building and iconic symbol of the British Raj. Later, head to St Paul’s Cathedral. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers at Sonargaon Restaurant.
Stay: Kolkata, Taj Bengal
Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 17
Depart Kolkata
Your holiday comes to an end today. Spend the morning at your leisure before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
Daily : Breakfast


Prices per person Twin Share

2020

11 March

Category (B)  –  $8,295

Category (A)  –  $8,690

Category (A+) –  $8,890

14 October

Category (B)  –  $8,495

Category (A)  –  $8,890

Category (A+) –  $9,090

If you would like a package price on a different cabin category, check with with your consultant.

Prices are per person, in Australian dollars. Offers subject to availability. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. All prices are per person Twin Share unless stated otherwise.