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Adventures Afloat: India’s Holy Ganges River: Rituals, History and the Sacred City of Varanasi

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Program #21260RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 38 total, 13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 12 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian; Gluten Free; Low Fat; Low Salt.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Radisson Hotel Varanasi: Varanasi, 3 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Radisson has 116 hotel rooms in Varanasi, including 2 elegantly designed suites, 14 Business Class Rooms and 100 Superior Rooms. All of our guest rooms offer turndown service and a wide range of amenities.

Contact info:
The Mall Cantonment, Varanasi
U.P. 221002
221 002, India
phone: +91 54 2250 1515
web: www.radisson.com/varanasi-u-p--hotel-in-221002/indvaran/rooms

Room amenities: Newspaper delivered to the room - daily Digital safe in each room Broadband Internet access Mini-bar and tea/coffee maker Telephone with voicemail and direct dial Satellite television Hair dryer

Facility amenities: Includes complimentary broadband Internet access, television with 48 channels and a bottle of mineral water provided daily. Relax in the oasis of comfort provided by our spacious rooms with the option of interconnecting, city view or pool view. Complimentary buffet breakfast and use of Health Club (gym, steam room, whirlpool).

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

The Royal Residency: Bodhgaya, 1 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: A symbolic project elegantly erected on 3 acres of land in the best environment with 62 centrally air-conditioned Twin bed rooms and 5 Suites, caters to the diversified needs of tourists. The hotel has all modern facilities. All rooms are with attached bath rooms in it with shower, bath tubs, running hot and cold water, individual room temperature control, direct dial telephone facilities both domestic and international.

Ship Information: NA

Contact info:
Domuhan Road, Bodhgaya,
Bihar, 824231 India
phone: +91 ) (0) 631-220-1156
web: www.theroyalresidency.net/bodhgaya/

Room amenities: AC and attached bathroom

Facility amenities: One Bar Money Exchange Shopping Arcade Room Service 24-hours room serviceLaundry / dry cleaning Doctor -on-call Meeting room facilities Japanese community bath separately for ladies and gents Multi-cuisine centrally air-conditioned restaurant 'Amarapali' & Bar Travel assistance Car hire service

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

ABN Rajamahal: Aboard the Rajamahal, 6 nights
Type: Riverboat

Description: This brand new riverboat, purpose-built to navigate the shallow waters of the Ganges River, will sail its first voyages in 2014. At 167 feet long, it can accommodate up to 40 passengers in its spacious staterooms, all of which feature French balconies. Public areas include a dining room, bar, spa and large sundeck. Meals onboard combine delicious Indian and European-style cuisine.

Ship Information: Built in 2013 with a shallow draft, it is 167 feet long, has 22 staterooms that can accommodate 40 passengers. It has a crew of 30 people. It has a total of three decks.

Contact info:
3rd Floor, Dirang Arcade, GNB Road, Chandmari,
Guwahati, 781003 India
phone: +xxx
web: www.assambengalnavigation.com/

Room amenities: Beds, bathrooms, sitting area and a wardrobe with a full length sliding door and a French Balcony.

Facility amenities: Bar/Saloon dinner Hall Gift Shop Spa Sundeck Staircases connecting all three decks

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Bathroom has toilet, sink and a shower only.

The Oberoi Grand: Kolkata, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Oberoi Grand, fondly referred as the 'Grande Dame of Chowringhee' offers the ultimate classical residence in the City of Joy. This heritage hotel’s neo-classical facade and grand pillared entrance mark a successful fusion of classical Victorian and traditional Indian style and reflect the city’s colonial history. Standing stately for over 125 years, The Oberoi Grand combines classic architecture and charm with state of the art amenities and facilities, offering guests an oasis of tranquility amidst the bustling city. The hotel is located in the main business and shopping district of Kolkata (Park Street, BBD Bag, and Chowringhee) and is in walking distance from most corporate and government offices. It is also conveniently located close to major convention centers, legislative offices, banks, Consulates, Deputy High Commissions, Chambers of Commerce and clubs. This ideal location makes the hotel a perfect base for the business and the leisure traveler.

Contact info:
15, Jawaharlal Nehru Road
Kolkata, 700013 India
phone: +91 .33.2249.2323
web: www.oberoihotels.com/oberoi_kolkata/index.asp

Room amenities: 32" LCD TV, DVD Player, Satellite television, Wired & wireless broadband internet access, Electronic safe, Dual line telephones with voice mail, Personal bar, A well appointed bathroom with a basket of Ayurvedic toiletries.

Facility amenities: Wireless Internet access in all rooms and public areas, State of the art 24-hour Business Centre, Full service Oberoi Spa, Fitness Centre, 24 hours in room dining, 24 hours personal butler service, 24 hours Concierge, 24 hours doctor on call, Meetings and Conference facilities, Shopping options, Outdoor swimming pool, Beauty parlour, 24 Hours laundry service, Currency exchange, Electronic safe deposit box in all rooms

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBA
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The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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Included
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13 nights of accommodations
38 meals: 13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 12 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences

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Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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