Life seems to move at a much slower pace while cruising along the tiny lower Ganges side stream, the River Hugli, while you take in the magnificent historical cities along the way. You will rediscover the traces of Kolkata’s British heritage at Barrackpore on this Hugli Heritage journey. the former French colony of Chandernagore, the former military and administrative hub of the British, the former military and administrative center of the British, and take a cycle rickshaw ride to the Bengali terracotta temples at Kalna, where you can also see the distinctive Shiva temple and its 108 shrinelets.
You can visit the sites that still attest to the supremacy of the great Nawab kings in Murshidabad, the capital of Bengal during the Mughal era.
Visit the enormous and impressive ISKCON temple in Mayapur and take a tour of the Matiari brass hamlet, where ancient traditions of producing brass pots are still practiced today. When seeing the three terracotta temples at Baranagar, take a stroll across the nearby fields to experience rural India at its most picturesque.
This wonderful cruise transports you through winding, narrow waterways whose banks are dotted with mango and mustard farms. Visit the medieval city of Gaur, which was once one of India’s finest towns and still has mosques, gates, and palace remnants, and stroll the somber Battlefield of Plassey. India’s unique river cruise.
Day 1 Kolkata
Step aboard your ship and go to Barrackpore past the former Danish settlement of Serampore. You will arrive here and then stroll through the cantonment past the Semaphore Tower, Government House, the Temple of Fame, and Flagstaff House, which has a lawn that is home to many of the British monuments that were taken out of the heart of Kolkata.
Day 2 Chandernagore
You’re visiting Chandernagore today, a former French colony. Visit some of the town’s noteworthy structures, including the 18th-century church and Dupleix’s House, which was named for the French colony’s governor.
Continue sailing by the historic Chinsura Dutch town before landing to explore the impressive Imambara at Hooghly.
Day 3 Kalna
This morning, disembark in the little village of Kalna and ride bicycle rickshaws to some of Bengal’s most beautiful terracotta temples and the distinctive Shiva temple with concentric rings made up of 108 shrinelets. Continue driving through the scenic countryside to Mayapur, where the enormous new ISKCON temple dominates the city’s skyline.
Return to the ship later and spend the night cruising. You could like to read in the living room or take in the sunset from the deck.
Day 4 Murshidabad
Visit the Matiari brass-working village this morning where the age-old tradition of hammering out brass water vessels is being carried out. Visit the Plassey Battlefield afterward, where Col. Robert Clive’s victory over Siraj-ud-Daulah in 1757 altered the path of Indian history. An interesting place for history buffs.
Day 5 Murshidabad
Investigate Murshidabad, which served as Bengal’s former capital during the Mughal era. Explore the locations that still serve as a reminder of the famous Nawabs or monarchs who once ruled this area.
Visit Khushbagh, a tranquil Mughal garden, Hazarduari Palace, Katra Mosque, the Nashipara Palace from the late 18th century, and Katgola Palace.
Day 6 Baranagar
A short stroll through the meadows will bring you to the tranquil village of Baranagar, where you can explore its three little terracotta temples. This is lovely rural India at its best. Continue up the Hugli, a lovely stream that winds its way between banks that are dotted with mango and mustard orchards.
Day 7 Gour
Get off the ship for a full-day road trip to Gour (also known as Gaur). One of India’s great cities previously stood in this calm, lonely location. Before returning to the ship in the evening in Farakka, you will tour some of the most fascinating mosques, palaces, and gateway ruins.
Day 8 Kolkata
This morning, disembark for the last time. Transfer early in the morning to Farakka station for your train ride to Kolkata, where your tour comes to an end.