Land and cruising options are the best way to experience the country and following are the few most popular options combined with 7 nights cruising. Cruising in these rivers starts in August and ends at the end of April each year. There are many longer cruising options available on these boats which can be easily combined with any tailormade itinerary.
These cruises, upstream or downstream with return journey by rail, take you along the intimate lower Ganges side stream, the River Hooghly, which flows from Farakka on the main river down to Kolkata. As well as sightseeing of Kolkata itself and the European colonies just outside, the cruise takes in Murshidabad, capital of the Nawabs of Bengal, the battlefield of Plassey close by, and the many monuments of the medieval Islamic capital of Gaur. Highlight are several delightful and little known Bengali Terracotta temples. Cruises can be combined with Ganges cruises on most dates.