21260
India
India’s Holy Ganges River: Rituals, History and the Sacred City of Varanasi
Set sail on a voyage of discovery as you enjoy expert-led excursions to sacred sites, vibrant cities, traditional villages and architectural wonders along the holy Ganges River.
Rating (5)
Program No. 21260RJ
Length
18 days
Starts at
3,995
Flights start at
950
Meals
43 Meals
15 Breakfasts
14 Lunches
14 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Salt
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Feb 13, 2019 - Mar 02, 2019 (Delhi to Kolkata)
  • Nov 28, 2017 - Dec 13, 2017 (Kolkata to Varanasi)
  • Jan 23, 2018 - Feb 07, 2018 (Kolkata to Varanasi)
  • Feb 20, 2018 - Mar 07, 2018 (Kolkata to Varanasi)
  • Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 30, 2018 (Delhi to Kolkata)
  • Feb 13, 2019 - Mar 02, 2019 (Delhi to Kolkata)
1 night
New Delhi
The Suryaa New Delhi is located in the heart of New Delhi, a mere 35 minute drive from the International Airport & adjacent to Delhi's business districts - Nehru Place, Pragati Maidan-International Trade Fair venue, Okhla & Noida Export Promotion Zone.
3 nights
Varanasi
The hotel is set amidst 40 acres of lush green gardens, just 21 kms (45 mins drive) from the airport, The Gateway Hotel, Ganges is the veritable haven of peace and tranquility in this crowded and ancient temple city. The hotel is 6 kms away from the city Centre or the commercial hub of Varanasi also commonly known as The Chowk. The Gateway Hotel, Ganges offers recently renovated & refurbished world-class contemporary rooms & suites with choice of views ranging from the lush green gardens or the swimming pool. The hotel has 130 rooms divided in four categories - Standard Rooms, Executive Rooms, Executive Suites and Deluxe Suites.
2 nights
Bihar
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 and direct dial telephone facilities both domestic and international.
8 nights
Vasant Kunj
Built in 2004, the MV Bengal Ganga was designed as a replica of the colonial style “Clyde” steamers. Shining teak and brass lined state rooms ensure relaxed luxury and comfort while traveling on the Ganges. All 28 cabins have teak floors and walls, original art, fine local textiles and en-suite bathroom with shower. Each room has an outdoor sitting area. Enjoy the Saloon with luxurious, specially designed furniture, the Dining Room with artful décor and sumptuous cuisine, and the spacious Sun Deck with a beverage and snack counter, boutique and Spa.
1 night
Kolkata
Asia’s first luxury hotel, The Lalit Great Eastern is a heritage landmark located in the main business and shopping district of Kolkata. Restored and renovated over a period of seven years, this 5-star luxury hotel holds the distinction of being the longest continuously operating hotel for 165 years. Built in 1841 as Auckland Hotel, it has been referred to as the ‘Jewel of the East’ and the ‘Best Hotel East of the Suez’. Over the years, the hotel has been the favourite haunt of royalty and celebrities from across the world. The Lalit Great Eastern, now restored to its original glory, is an amalgamation of the styles of 3 different eras of history – Victorian, Edwardian and Contemporary, reflected in Heritage Block 1, Heritage Block 2 and the New Block respectively. The original Heritage Block radiates the charm of the British Colonial Era, while the New Block incorporates a contemporary look and feel. These blocks have been seamlessly connected despite their distinct character and decor. The Lalit Great Eastern offers 195 aesthetically designed rooms and suites; 5 restaurants & bar - The Legacy Lounge, Tea Lounge, Alfresco - all day diner, The Bakery, Wilson’s - the pub; one of the largest conference and banquet facility; Rejuve – The spa with aqua bed, gym, salon, bridal’s room and outdoor pool. In its second phase of opening in last quarter of 2016, the hotel will offer 49 rooms and suites in Heritage block 1, Baluchi – the Signature Pan Indian Restaurant, 24/7 – Multi Cuisine All Day Diner, Maxim’s Bar & Restaurant and Kitty Su – The Night Club. Located in the main business & shopping district of Kolkata, The Lalit Great Eastern is 35 minutes drive from the international and domestic airport and 10 minutes drive from Howrah and Sealdah railway stations.
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