Day 1 - Calcutta
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 - Calcutta/Farakka
Depart Kolkata and jump on the train to head to Farakka. During this 6 hour train journey, take the time to watch the scenery, or get to know the group. Upon arrival, embark the riverboat and settle in before dinner on board.
Day 3 - Farakka/Jangipur
Enjoy a full day excursion by road to Gaur, near the town of Malda (English Bazaar). Visit a number of sights from the 12th-century Hindus and 14th-century Muslims. Rejoin the boat in the evening near Jangipur.
Day 4 - Jangipur/Murshidabad
Sail down the Hooghly River en route to the small village of Baranagar. Walk through the fields to reach the terracotta temples and get a taste of rural Indian life. Continue to Murshidabad to visit the Nawab's great Hazarduari Palace. Visit the Katra Mosque before driving to two 18th-century buildings the Nashipara Palace and the Katgola Palace.
Day 5 - Murshidabad/Matiari
This morning, travel by cycle rickshaw to the Khushbagh, a peaceful Moghul-style garden. Continue on the river past Berhampur, to a rural mooring near the battlefield of Plassey and opt to walk to the commemorative obelisk. Cruise on to a mooring near Katwa for the night.
Day 6 - Matiari/Mayapur
Start the day with a visit to the brassworking village of Matiari to witness their ancient techniques. Later continue to Mayapur with a visit to the Hare Krishna temple. Enjoy a few of the older temples and see a giant banyan tree.
Day 7 - Mayapur/Chunchura
Explore the country town of Kalna. Take cycle rickshaws to see a group of some of Bengal's most attractive terracotta temples and visit a Shiva temple. Continue to Chinsurah, to visit the historic Dutch cemetery. After, take cyclos to the Imambara before reboarding the vessel.
Day 8 - Chunchura/Barakpur
Sail to Chandannagar, a former French possession, to explore. Continue to Barrackpore. Disembark for a walking tour around the main sights.
Day 9 - Barakpur/Calcutta
Cruise under the Howrah Bridge to central Kolkata to disembark. Transfer to central Kolkata or the airport. Tour ends on arrival.