As a result, World Journeys has launched a new ‘Lower Ganges River Cruise’, sailing aboard the RV Orient Pandaw from this December. The eight day itinerary will depart from Kolkata and wind its way through the countryside of West Bengal, visiting culturally significant towns offering temples and palaces, ending in Farakka and returning by train to Kolkata.
The RV Orient Pandaw has just thirty staterooms on two decks, all with verandahs, an indoor dining area, deck bar, movie theatre and spa. Priced from US$1701 per person share twin, this includes transfers, guided sightseeing and entrance fees, all onboard meals, soft drinks, tea/coffee and local beer and spirits, along with crew gratuities. Cruises operate in both directions, with departures year-round excluding May and June. World Journeys highly recommend the cruise as an addition to any Indian itinerary. www.worldjourneys.co.nz