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Cruising in West Bengal
12 days from £4,370pp
Explore Calcutta on an unusual walking tour.
Watch the world go by from the comfort of a river cruiser.
Discover the colonial French and Dutch settlements dotted along the riverbank.
Travel by boat, cycle rickshaw and train, avoiding the chaos of Indian roads.
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Calcutta.
Day 2 Calcutta
Day 3 Calcutta
Day 4 On-board ship (Calcutta)
Board your cruise boat this morning and start sailing north on the River Hugli, visiting Serampore and Barackpore en route.
Day 5 On-board ship (Calcutta)
Sail onwards to Chandernagore, a French possession until 1950, before continuing to a mooring near Kalna. You will begin to see the scenery becoming more rural and rugged.
Day 6 On-board ship (Calcutta)
Explore Kalna by cycle rickshaw this morning to see some of Bengal’s most attractive terracotta temples. On-board the boat you can enjoy time on the open-top deck, watching the scenery pass by.
Day 7 On-board ship (Calcutta)
Visit Matiari and the battlefield of Plassey today as you travel further north into West Bengal. After the day's explorations, you might like to try the boat's small spa.
Day 8 On-board ship (Calcutta)
Wander around the great Hazarduari Palace today in Murshidabad. The Katra mosque is also fascinating and usually very peaceful.
Day 9 On-board ship (Calcutta)
Moor at sleepy Baranagar to see temples as well as the Indian countryside littered with mustard fields and mango orchards.
Day 10 On-board ship (Calcutta)
Cruise to Farakka and spend the day visiting Gaur, once one of India's greatest cities before spending your last night on board.
Day 11 Calcutta
Day 12 International return flight
Calcutta , International return flight
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