Ganges Heritage Cruise The Bengal Saga
( 05 nights / 06Days )

From the days when the Job Charnock dropped his anchor at Cossim Bazar to the days when the Nawab of Murshidabad made the city as the capital in 1716 AD, Experience the Bengal in its full granduer and valour.

Cruise down the memory lane, Experience Bengal's history, heritage and culture, Renaissances of the Bengal philosophy uprise of the freedom struggle, to the evolution of what Bengal is.

  • Kolkata, the city
  • European reminiscences
  • Terracotta architecture - Palace and temples
  • Weaving village at Shantipur
  • Traditional Kansari artisans at Matiari
  • History at Murshidabad
  • The longest river barrage with 108 gates
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Luxury 16200
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Luxury 16200
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Delux 14750
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Embarkation: Vivada jetty, Millennium park ,Kolkata
Disembarkartion - Azimganj, West Bengal

  • Day 1

    Check in at Vivada jetty, Millennium park as per convenience. Depending upon the tide the cruiser sails past the Howrah Bridge late evening or early morning next day.

  • Day 2

    The Europe on Ganges : There are 5 European reminiscence within 40 km north of Kolkata and were trading post. The vessel will drop anchor at Chandannagore -the French colony from 1673 to 1952, except between 1757 to 1794 when it was under the British. Bandel - meaning the Port in Bengali, the place appears to the port during the time of Portuguese.

  • Day 3

    The vessel will drop anchor at Kalna - Maharajas of Bardhaman built several magnificent temples with intricate terracotta ornamentation, the main one being 108 Shiv Mandir built in 1809 in traditional AAT chala architecture and the Raj bari which house most of the temples. Shantipur - the weavers of fine Bengal cotton, the village rich in handloom weaving, is the second largest occupation in the state of West Bengal. The weavers here blend the traditional art with the modern life style needs, offering rich variety of textiles, sarees, stoles, fabrics etc.

  • Day 4

    The vessel will drop anchor at Mayapur & Matiari Mayapur: Headquaters of ISKCON. Preaching the power of prayer to attain salvation. Matiari - Kansha ( Bell metal wares) was a poor man substitute to the rich silverware used in Bengali homes for prayers, table wares and also for cooking. The traditional Kansari artisans make from scrap metals handcrafted wares and artefacts.

  • Day 5

    The vessel will drop anchor at Murshidabad, the historic town, the earliest evidences of history perhaps as early as circa 1500 B.C. The Nawab Murshid Quli Khan made Murshidabad the capital city of Sube Bangla, comprising of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. The East India Company reigned from here for many years after the Battle of Plassey.

  • Day 6

    Reach Azimganj in the morning. Disembarkartion from the vessel after brakfast and transfer to Azimganj railway station. Guest wanting to come back at Kolkata, shall be given a transfer by rail.

Note: The time of excursions may vary depending upon the tidal and other environmental conditions.

SAILING DATES

CO2: Kolkata to Azimgunj

  • August 26, 2017 to August 31, 2017 (FAST FILLING)
  • October 07, 2017 to October 12, 2017 (BOOKING CLOSED)
  • November 11, 2017 to November 16, 2017 (BOOKING CLOSED)
  • September 01, 2018 to September 06, 2018
  • September 29, 2018 to October 04, 2018
  • October 27, 2018 to November 01, 2018
  • November 24, 2018 to November 29, 2018
  • December 15, 2018 to December 20, 2018
  • January 12, 2019 to January 17, 2019

Embarkation: Azimganj, West Bengal.
Disembarkation: Vivada jetty, Millennium park, Kolkata.

  • Day 1

    Guests from Kolkata shall report at Hwh station at Kolkata and shall be given a transfer by railway from HWH to Azimganj railway station. Reaching Azimganj railway station transfer to Azimganj Jetty by tuktuk. Check in Azimganj jetty.

  • Day 2

    The vessel will drop anchor at Murshidabad, the historic town, the earliest evidences of history perhaps as early as circa 1500 B.C. The Nawab Murshid Quli Khan made Murshidabad the capital city of Sube Bangla, comprising of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. The East India Company reigned from here for many years after the Battle of Plassey.

  • Day 3

    The vessel will drop anchor at Mayapur & Matiari Mayapur: Headquaters of ISKCON. Preaching the power of prayer to attain salvation. Matiari - Kansha ( Bell metal wares) was a poor man substitute to the rich silverware used in Bengali homes for prayers, table wares and also for cooking. The traditional Kansari artisans make from scrap metals handcrafted wares and artefacts.

  • Day 4

    The vessel will drop anchor at Kalna - Maharajas of Bardhaman built several magnificent temples with intricate terracotta ornamentation, the main one being 108 Shiv Mandir built in 1809 in traditional AAT chala architecture and the Raj bari which house most of the temples. Shantipur - the weavers of fine Bengal cotton, the village rich in handloom weaving, is the second largest occupation in the state of West Bengal. The weavers here blend the traditional art with the modern life style needs, offering rich variety of textiles, sarees, stoles, fabrics etc.

  • Day 5

    The Europe on Ganges : There are 5 European reminiscence within 40 km north of Kolkata and were trading post. The vessel will drop anchor at Bandel - meaning the Port in Bengali, the place appears to the port during the time of Portuguese. Chandannagore -the French colony from 1673 to 1952, except between 1757 to 1794 when it was under the British.

    Depending upon the tide the cruiser sails past the Howrah Bridge late evening or early morning next day.

  • Day 6

    Check out at Vivada jetty, Millennium park as per convenience.

Note: The time of excursions may vary depending upon the tidal and other environmental conditions.

SAILING DATES

CO5: Azimgunj to Kolkata

  • September 10, 2017 to September 15, 2017 (FAST FILLING)
  • October 22, 2017 to October 27, 2017 (FAST FILLING)
  • November 26, 2017 to December 01, 2017 (FAST FILLING)
  • October 14, 2018 to October 19, 2018
  • September 16, 2018 to September 21, 2018
  • November 11, 2018 to November 16, 2018
  • December 09, 2018 to December 14, 2018
  • December 20, 2018 to December 25, 2018
  • January 27, 2019 to February 01, 2019