Cruise Experience: Ganges of Kolkata and the Wildlife of Kanha
This tour is all about this amazing cruise experience. With rural views, rich and stunning views of the flora and fauna, this tour will surely give you visual treat. With sound and continuous movement of the ship, the cruise journey is one of the lifetime kind of journey. With smooth sailing, delicious food on board and water all around gives a beautiful journey worth remembering.
This interesting journey would give you a glimpse of the bustling city and its people from a different perspective. Further explore the Kanha National Park in the company trained naturalist. So a totally memorable, interesting, and insightful experience awaits your presence.
DAY WISE ITINERARY
Day 1 - Kolkata : Welcome to the city of joy - Kolkata
Day 2 - Kolkata : Explore the city & the gardens of Kolkata
Day 3 - Kolkata : Take a historical tour of Kolkata
Day 4 - Kolkata : Explore multi-religious sites at Bandel, Kolkata
Day 5 - Kolkata : Visit the temple town of Kalna, Kolkata
Day 6 - Kolkata : Explore home to ISKCON: Mayapur, Kolkata
Day 7 - Kolkata : Enjoy the rural settings of Guptipara and Phulia, Kolkata
Day 8 - Kolkata : Explore Chandernagore - the French Colony of Kolkata
Day 9 - Kanha : Move to Raipur. Witness the Tigers of India
Day 10 - Kanha : Discover the wildlife at Kanha, Madhya Pradesh
Day 11 - Kanha : Delve deep in to the rural madness, Kanha
Day 12 - Kanha : Continue with the rural vibe, Kanha
Day 13 - New Delhi : Fly to the capital of India - Delhi
Day 14 - New Delhi : End of a memorable trip
Welcome to this city of great historical significance. This city has seen battles, colonial foothold and lots more. You will be amazed by the expanse of the mighty river Hooghly and the great Howrah bridge which opens up for the ship to pass under it.
This city of joy welcomes you to experience buzzling streets, the local tram, the hand-pulled rickshaws and buildings with great past. The old eateries along with the street food will tantalise your buds for sure. This city has been home to various scholars, poets, musicians, singers and eminent personalities. So be ready to witness the same, through a different route.
You will be provided meet and greet assistance by our representative at the airport. Check in to the luxurious world of Oberoi Grand Hotel. This day is reserved for you to relax at the comforts of this hotel.
- Begin your cruise journey at the botanical garden jetty. Then have a sumptuous lunch on board.
- Visit the Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic garden. These house a vibrant collection of orchids, palms and plants, etc.
- Enjoy your thrilling night amidst the watery surroundings on the ship.
Post breakfast, step back in time to visit a different world of Kolkata. Visit the British colonial buildings in Kolkata with a different perspective. You will get to envision the times of the colonial times that Kolkata had faced. You are going to visit-
- Writer’s building,
- General Post office,
- High court,
- Raj Bhawan,
- Town Hall,
- Council house,
- Treasury building,
- Reserve Bank of India,
- Dalhousie Square,
- St John’s Church, (the oldest Anglican church in Kolkata),
- Victoria Memorial Museum.
The highlight of this is the tour is definitely going to be the passing beneath the Howrah bridge and see numerous buildings along the river. .
Lastly you are still on board to experiencing yet another night on the ship.
This day begins with moving ahead to the port founded by Portuguese named Bandel. The afternoon will be spent visiting a Bandel church which is one of the oldest Christian churches. It is also a Parish church, quite prominent amongst the churches of India.
Then you move to visit the Hooghly Imambara - one of the famous shia pilgrimage centres in here. The outstanding architecture awes you at least visually.
Finally you are still onboard to have your dinner and a good sleep.
Today you get to explore this small temple town of Kalna. You will get to explore this town like never before as you travel through an auto rickshaw at noon. You then reach to this great historic Rajbari temple complex housing variety of temples. It will give you a glimpse of the architecture of those times. After all the temple trivia you get to shop in the local market. Finally you move to your ship
This day is set for visiting Mayapur. It is the birthplace of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who is considered to be the incarnation of Lord Krishna. This place has this world-famous ISKCON temple. Apart from the temple, it contains a giant 75-foot domed planetarium. Another interesting site to visit in there is this pilgrim’s bazaar. Then you move to your accommodation on the ship.
It is time for you to discover the rural side at small towns named Guptipara and Phulia. Guptipara is famous for the tastiest mangoes in Indian soil and the finest rice of the state. You then get to visit the temples situated here with their distinct architectural styles.
At noon, you move to this textile special village named Phulia. This is famous for the craft and artwork of the skilled weavers here. Be ready to be awed by different patterns, colours, and hand-woven fabrics. You are likely to spot weavers busy with their ancestral occupation. The Jacquard and Jamdani work is something that is worth mentioning of this region.
Then you move to your accommodation on board.
Welcome to this French colony which was a permanent settlement since 1673 until India became independent. Walk through the buildings hinting the French architectural styles.
- One can also learn more on this by visiting the museum which remains closed on Thursday and Saturdays though.
- You will visit the Sacred Heart church which is as old as two centuries.
Last evening at the cruise. Make the best of it.
The natural settings welcome you at Kanha, Madhya Pradesh. It is the largest national parks of this state. It is situated in two districts of the state-Mandla and Balaghat. You are entering in a state which is majorly a tribal state. Witness the tribal area, their simple lives close to nature and the lush green surroundings. You could get lucky to spot tigers in this national park as this is one of the Project Tiger of India.
This day will involve a lot of movements like getting to the airport with packed breakfast, reaching Raipur and driving to Kanha, Madhya Pradesh. Then you check in to your luxurious and comfortable hotel for lunch. Post lunch you will have your nature walk with aa trained naturalist. You can also get on foot for the nature trails apart from the jungle safari with insights from the trained naturalist.
Then relax at your amazing hotel after the day’s activities.
Be ready to walk and explore a different world housing flora and fauna. You could get lucky to spot tigers here which is a part of Project Tiger of India. The jungle safari will take you through the forest and present stunning views, thick green cover with the varieties of trees and plants and of course different animals.
Then you return to your resort and have a sumptuous lunch.
As the noon sets in, get to discover the rural side via a tribal village. The small fields around, chirping birds, simple lives of men and women being depicted with their activities going on, people with odd jobs around and little children with happy faces is what you can expect from the tribal village.
You are going to visit the national park in the morning and afternoon via a jeep.
This could be the most adventurous day of the trip. Get a chance to witness the Tiger first hand. Spend your night at this super comfortable resort.
Continue your morning and afternoon game viewing by jeep. Spend another night at this comfortable resort.
Post breakfast, drive to Raipur to board the flight on New Delhi. Our representative will meet and greet you to transfer to your hotel. You are going to stay at the luxurious hotel for the night.
Your happy journey ends today with happy memories. Post your breakfast, move to Delhi airport for your flight to your destination.
GENERAL INFO AND FAQ
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- 10% cancellation within charges cancelled within 60 to 45 days
- 20% Cancellation Charges if Cancelled within 45-30 days
- 50% Cancellation charges if Cancelled within 30 to 15 days
- 80% Cancellation Charges if cancelled within 15 days of tour start date
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