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Colorful India & the Ganges River Cruise Only

Enter a world of color, culture, and cherished spiritual tradition on this India river cruise vacation. The holy river of Hinduism, the Ganges, slowly courses through one of the world’s most fertile and populated areas. Along its banks, human life is connected to its waters and you’ll get a glimpse of life away from India’s big cities. See muslin weaving in Kalna and candy making in Matiari. Stop in Murshidabad for an excursion to Azimganj and Jiaganj—to savor authentic Indian tea, as well as stunning gold and silversmith workshops. You’ll meet saree weavers, goldsmiths, and pottery makers. Explore the fascinating Hare Krishna headquarters in Mayapur, and visit Mother Teresa’s former home upon your return to Kolkata.

All of this and more await you on this once-in-a-lifetime Ganges River cruise.

City Highlights

Day 1 Kolkata, India (Embarkation): Welcome receptionDay 2 Kalna: Sightseeing by rickshaw; visit a temple complex to receive blessings from a priest and visit a muslin-weaver’s homeDay 3 Matiari: Walking tour of village to interact with brass craftsmen and see traditional sweets being madeDay 4 Murshidabad. Excursion to Azimganj & Jiaganj: Walking tour of Azimganj to see gold and silversmith workshops; sample tea in a local home; travel by electric rickshaw to see saree weaving in JiaganjDay 5 Mayapur–Guptipara: Morning visit to the ISKCON temple in Mayapur; rickshaw ride through Guptipara to see pottery-making and a farmer’s homeDay 6 Kolkata: Guided walk through the flower market; visit Mother Teresa’s Home, the Calcutta Rescue, and the Victoria Memorial Museum; farewell dance performanceDay 7 Kolkata: End of vacation

Meals

Port charges:$84Gratuities to Local Guides & drivers are included. (excludes extensions which are to be paid locally). Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability). Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.All prices are per person based on double room occupancy. Cruise price based on Category B in a Deluxe Suite on Main Deck.Category / Deck / PriceB / Main Deck / A / Upper Deck / $400 Heritage Suite / Upper Deck / $800 Viceroy Suite / Upper Deck / $1,200 Maharajah Suite / Upper Deck / $1,600

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