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Down the Ganges
Prices From: A$1399.00
Tour Code: AHGS
Tour Duration: 15
Countries Visited: India


What can you do with 15 days in India? Oh, this and that… Start with whitewater rafting in the foothills of the Himalayas and a visit to the Taj Mahal, a monument that redefines the word ‘monumental'. Next, hunt river dolphins (with your camera, of course), witness the moving burial ceremonies at the ghats of Varanasi and camp out along the shores of the mighty Ganges itself. From bustling New Delhi to gorgeous Agra to colonial Kolkata and all points in between, this is India in a nutshell—a huge, wonderful, brightly-coloured nutshell.

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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Delhi - Arrive at any time.
  • Days 2-4 Rishikesh/Haridwar - Morning train to Haridwar. Whitewater rafting at Rishikesh. Witness an evening Aarti, the waving of lighted wicks that accompanies almost all Hindu ceremonies.
  • Days 5-6 Agra - Visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Overnight train to Allahabad.
  • Day 7 Allahabad - Arrive early in the morning. Boat ride to the confluence of the two mighty rivers of India, the Ganges and the Yamuna.
  • Day 8 Riverbank camp (L,D) - Drive to Mirzapur. Embark on a sailing trip down the Ganges, camp along the river overnight.
  • Days 9-10 Varanasi (B) - Explore Chunar Fort and later drive to Varanasi. Evening Aarti along the Ganges.
  • Days 11-12 Bodhgaya - Drive to Bodhgaya. Explore Bodhi Temple and join a meditation camp.
  • Days 13-14 Kolkata (Calcutta) - Day train to Kolkata. Take a ferry ride on the Hoogly river. Visit the Victoria Memorial Hall.
  • Day 15 Kolkata - Depart at any time.

Tour Dates

Start DateEnd DatePrice
05 Jan 201319 Jan 2013A$1399.00
09 Feb 201323 Feb 2013A$1399.00
23 Feb 201309 Mar 2013A$1399.00
02 Mar 201316 Mar 2013A$1399.00
06 Apr 201320 Apr 2013A$1399.00
20 Apr 201304 May 2013A$1399.00
04 May 201318 May 2013A$1399.00
31 Aug 201314 Sep 2013A$1399.00
14 Sep 201328 Sep 2013A$1399.00
28 Sep 201312 Oct 2013A$1399.00
05 Oct 201319 Oct 2013A$1399.00
12 Oct 201326 Oct 2013A$1399.00
26 Oct 201309 Nov 2013A$1399.00
02 Nov 201316 Nov 2013A$1399.00
09 Nov 201323 Nov 2013A$1399.00
23 Nov 201307 Dec 2013A$1399.00
07 Dec 201321 Dec 2013A$1399.00
14 Dec 201328 Dec 2013A$1399.00
21 Dec 201304 Jan 2014A$1399.00
28 Dec 201311 Jan 2014A$1399.00

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