Ganges River

Uncover the many wonders of India with a river cruise along the sacred Ganges, lifeline for millions of Indians and a subject of Hindu worship. Religious ceremonies are performed along her banks, and her waters provide sustenance for many cities both big and small. Start your Ganges River expedition in Kolkata, a unique blend of British colonialism and traditional Indian cultures. Explore Mother Teresa's former home and the Victoria Memorial Hall before starting your journey along the Ganges. Highlights of many Ganges river cruises include Bandel, Kalna, Matiari, Khushbagh, Baranagar, Murshidabad, Mayapur and more. Each one will reveal a new side of India while building your appreciation for this marvelous land and its amazing people. Featured below are a few of the best things to do when cruising through India along the sacred Ganges:

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India's Taj Mahal
  • Observe an authentic Bollywood-style music and dance performance and learn more about India's fun and spirited entertainment.
  • Marvel at the beautiful Taj Mahal - an awe-inspiring tomb and mausoleum dedicated to Emperor Shah Jahan's wife who died during childbirth. Some itineraries allow for both a sunset and sunrise tour so you can see this unique wonder in two distinct lights.
Meditation beads
  • Enjoy a horse cart ride to the enormous Katra Mosque, built during the 1700s. An earthquake in 1897 destroyed much of the mosque, but the preserved courtyards, ruins and surviving structures are still a site to behold.
  • Visit Mother Teresa's former home and learn about the Missionaries of Charity established in 1950 by the adored Roman Catholic nun. Afterwards, visit her modest tomb and explore an exhibit dedicated to her life’s work.
Agra Fort in India
  • Head to the gigantic Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, which will be double the size of Rome's St. Peter's Basilica upon its completion. This massive temple features a large rotating model of the planetary system.
  • Explore Agra Fort, a red sandstone fortress surrounded by a defensive moat. You'll cross a drawbridge to enter this stunning fortress, which is as beautiful as it is formidable. Enjoy the mesmerizing architecture and unforgettable views as your explore all of Agra Fort.


The highlights listed above are just a taste of the wonders waiting for you on an India river cruise along the Ganges. You’ll marvel at ancient temples, travel through buzzing bazaars and meet the locals while learning about their heritage and lifestyle. This one-of-a-kind itinerary will show you a new side of India while inspiring you to seek new discoveries each and every day.


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