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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Lower Ganges

Sail through the lush countryside of West Bengal on this 7-night River Ganges cruise and discover sacred temples, magnificent palaces and beautiful colonial architecture

Cruise Only
7 nights from £1383pp

River Adventures Holiday
  • Kalna
  • Kolkata
  • Hooghly
  • Mayapur
  • River Ganges
  • Chandannagar - Photo:Biswarup Ganguly

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Save 10% on selected departures! Subject to availability

Exclusive fly-cruise package from just £3349pp! Departs regularly between Jan to Apr 2020, Oct 2020 to Apr 2021, and Aug 2021 to Apr 2022. Includes 1-night pre and post-cruise hotel stay in Kolkata, 7-night full board cruise, return flights from the UK, overseas transfers and port charges

No single supplement! Applies to selected departures. Subject to availability

Family-friendly departures - kids go FREE on selected sailings! Subject to availability. T&Cs apply

Book a fly-cruise and receive FREE airport parking! Subject to availability. Book by 31 Dec 2019

Lower Ganges Special Offer

A river adventure along the sacred Ganges travels through the rural landscapes of West Bengal, past ancient temples, timeless villages and colonial riverside towns.

Sail to Kalna to see the sights on a cycle rickshaw ride to the city's magnificent temples then head to Matiari, a village renowned for producing beautiful handcrafted brass items using traditional methods. The rural village of Baranagar is home to several 18th-century temples, and the great Hazarduari Palace dominates the waterfront.

Experience the fascinating culture of Hare Krishna devotees in Mayapur and visit the impressive new temple. Chandannagar was established in 1673, with French colonial buildings lining the promenade. The Imambara at Hooghly gives the opportunity to relive a slice of Islamic history in Bengal before returning to Kolkata.

PD245 Operated by Pandaw River Adventures

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Lower Ganges Itinerary

Day 1 - Kolkata (India) - Barrackpore

Transfer to the ship. Sail to Barrackpore to walk past the Semaphore Tower, Government House, Flagstaff House and the Temple of Fame.

Day 2 - Kalna

Sail to Kalna and take a cycle rickshaw ride to see some of Bengal's best terracotta temples and the unique Shiva temple whose concentric rings are made up of 108 smaller shrines.

Day 3 - Matiari

In the brass-working village of Matiari you can interact with locals and see the traditional process of creating brass water pots and other vessels.

Day 4 - Murshidabad

Walk to the tranquil Khushbagh garden that surrounds the tombs of Siraj-ud-Daulah and his family, then visit the Katra Mosque, Nashipara Palace and Georgian-style Katgola Palace.

Day 5 - Baranagar - Ajimganj

Walk through idyllic countryside to visit Baranagar's three miniature terracotta temples.

Day 6 - Mayapur

Discover the village of Mayapur to visit the new International Society for Krishna Consciousness temple, the headquarters of the Hare Krishna movement, meet Krishna followers and walk through the pilgrims' bazaar.

Day 7 - Chandannagar - Hooghly

Sail to Chandannagar to visit the 18th-century church and Dupleix's House then cruise past the former Dutch settlement of Chinsura.

Day 8 - Kolkata

Disembark ship in Kolkata

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Overseas transfers
  • All sightseeing, tours and entrance fees as outlined in itinerary
  • Local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas and tisanes on board
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
  • Premium wines, premium spirits, branded soft drinks, speciality coffees on board
  • Tips to tour guides, bus, boat and cycle operators
  • Visa costs
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 22nd - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £1939
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2159
    • Dec 29th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2370
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2370 Blue Water Price from: £2638

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 5th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £1939
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2159
    • Jan 12th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2520
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2520 Blue Water Price from: £2764
    • Jan 19th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2520
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2520 Blue Water Price from: £2764
  • February
    • Feb 2nd - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2520
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2520 Blue Water Price from: £2764
    • Feb 9th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2520
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2520 Blue Water Price from: £2764
    • Feb 23rd - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2520
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2520 Blue Water Price from: £2764
  • March
    • Mar 15th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2133
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2133 Blue Water Price from: £2374
  • April
    • Apr 12th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2154
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2154 Blue Water Price from: £2398
    • Apr 19th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £1939
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2159
    • Apr 26th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2154
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2154 Blue Water Price from: £2398
  • October
    • Oct 11th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £1383
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £1383 Blue Water Price from: £1676
    • Oct 25th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £1521
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £1521 Blue Water Price from: £1843
  • November
    • Nov 8th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £1660
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £1660 Blue Water Price from: £2011
    • Nov 22nd - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £1383
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £1383 Blue Water Price from: £1676
    • Nov 30th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
  • December
    • Dec 16th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Dec 24th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 1st - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Jan 9th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Jan 17th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Jan 25th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
  • February
    • Feb 2nd - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Feb 10th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Feb 18th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Feb 26th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
  • March
    • Mar 6th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Mar 14th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Mar 22nd - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Mar 30th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
  • April
    • Apr 7th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Apr 15th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Apr 23rd - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
  • August
    • Aug 5th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Aug 13th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Aug 21st - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Aug 29th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
  • September
    • Sep 6th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Sep 14th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Sep 22nd - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Sep 30th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
  • October
    • Oct 8th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Oct 16th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Oct 24th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
  • November
    • Nov 1st - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Nov 9th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Nov 17th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
  • December
    • Dec 11th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Dec 19th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Dec 27th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 4th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Jan 12th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Jan 20th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Jan 28th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
  • February
    • Feb 5th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Feb 13th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Feb 21st - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
  • March
    • Mar 1st - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Mar 9th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Mar 17th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Mar 25th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
  • April
    • Apr 2nd - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Apr 10th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Apr 18th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
    • Apr 26th - Barrackpore to Hooghly - Sailing on: Kalaw Pandaw From: £2268
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £2268 Blue Water Price from: £2488
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