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    The Upper Ganges River Cruise
    7 nights
    from $6,642* per person twin share
    Exclusive: one free night, 10% off cruise fare plus meals, land excursions and more
    On this seven-night Pandaw river cruise you'll make your way through the often unseen countryside of Bihar state, stopping to take in the culture-rich towns that are full of temples and palaces. Your voyage will take in rural towns and their ancient handicrafts including silk production as well as a diverse mix of cultures and religions with visits to temples and mosques. Seeing rural India in such a way really brings with it a true sense of their way of life.
    Your package includes: Package Highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Package Highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 7 nights aboard RV Kalaw Pandaw in a Main Deck Cabin
    • Exclusive 1 night free hotel stay pre- or post-cruise
    • All meals
    • Onboard bakery with freshly baked breads and rolls
    • Complimentary coffee, tea and bottled mineral water
    • Daily cocktail
    • All land excursions
    • Series of cultural performances, educational talks, cooking classes and ship tour
    • Welcome drink on arrival
    • Farewell reception
    • Transfers to and from the ship
    • Local guides on board 24/7 to answer any questions
    • Cruise director
    • Gratuities for local cabin crew
    Package Highlights:

    Package Highlights:

    On this seven-night journey of the Upper Granges you’ll visit these destinations:

    • Farakka
    • Bhaglapur
    • Sultanganj
    • Munger
    • Mokama
    • Barh
    • Patna
    • Varanasi
    Valid for travel
    Cruise departing 26 Jan 2025 and 17 Feb 2025. Subject to availability. Seasonal surcharges may apply. Ask your personal travel manager for a quote.
    Offer expires
    30 Jun 2024 unless sold prior


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    Day 1


    Join your Pandaw ship in the afternoon following your train journey from Kolkata. For those arriving of their own accord, please arrive to the ship docked at Rajmahal no earlier than 3pm. Be welcomed aboard your Pandaw by the crew and enjoy evening entertainment aboard before cocktails and dinner.

    Day 2

    Sailing day

    Day 3

    Bhaglapur - Sultanganj

    Early this morning you’ll sail toward Bhaglapur, a hub of silk production. Witness silk weaving and explore this small town before returning to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon you’ll visit Sultanganj with its pair of great granite rocks, one crowned with a mosque and the other a small temple dating from the 16th century.

    Day 4


    Munger is now a large and industrialised city but has an interesting history. In 1762, Mir Qasim, the Nawab of Bengal, shifted his capital from Murshidabad to Munger, and established a firearms manufacturing centre here. Explore the Mughal fort, East India Company cemetery and step inside the Bihar School of Yoga founded in 1964 by Satyananda Saraswati. One of the leading yoga schools in the country. The institution has developed yogic techniques through a synthesis of traditional yogic, vedantic and tantric practices and contemporary health science.

    Day 5


    Today you’ll stop at Mokama, once home to Jim Corbett the naturalist and protector of the Indian tigers. Surrounded by farmlands, Mokama has the second highest production of lentils in the country. Learn about the freedom fighters from Mokama such as Lalldin Saheb, who during the freedom struggle was sentenced to jail during the British rule.

    Day 6


    Today you’ll havethe chance to explore Barh, a town famous for Hindu ritual cremation at Urmanath and the Alakhnath Temple.

    Day 7


    Enjoy a city tour of Patna, capital of Bihar state including a visit to The Golghar, a large stupa styled granary built in 1786. Your day will end with a farewell dinner with the crew.

    Day 8

    Patna - Varanasi

    Disembark your Pandaw vessel ready and transfer to Patna station for your 1st class train to Varanasi. Upon arrival to Varanasi, transfer to your hotel or the airport.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are per person twin share, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change and can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is not combinable with any other offer. Valid for all new bookings from 30 May – 30 Jun 2024. Subject to cabin availability. ^Pre- and post-cruise hotel stay only valid for bookings made until 30 Jun 2024. Can be used on any Pandaw Booking made in the booking period either full priced or on the free solo/ 10% off cruises. Free night is booked at hotel used by Pandaw and must be booked via Pandaw/Wild Earth Travel, clients do not get to choose their own hotel. Itineraries subject to change. Change and cancellation fees may apply. Your personal travel manager may charge additional service fees. Other conditions apply. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details.

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