Treasures of India

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Explore the treasures of India from Kolkata to New Delhi upon the Ganges River on the RV Ganges Voyager. Explore attractions such as Udaipur's elaborate City Palace, the historic India Gate, and 
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River Cruise
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Lunch View Of The Taj Mahal:Enjoy an exclusive lunch overlooking the ultimate symbol of everlasting love, the Taj Mahal
    • Ranthambore National Park:Take a safari to one of India’s best tigerreserves, Ranthambore National Park and enjoy high tea at a royal lodge
    • Discover Local Flavours:Enjoy sublime gourmet creations showcasing the flavours of the region, while favourites from home are also available

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    Explore the treasures of India from Kolkata to New Delhi upon the Ganges River on the RV Ganges Voyager. Explore attractions such as Udaipur's elaborate City Palace, the historic India Gate, and 

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Itinerary focusOff the Beaten Path
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range18 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityKolkata
End CityNew Delhi

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Small Ship Cruise


  • Asia
  • India


  • Agra
  • Delhi
  • Jodhpur
  • Kochi
  • Mumbai
  • Taj Mahal
  • Udaipur


  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • River cruise

Trip includes

    • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 19 destinations
    • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard entertainment
    • Complimentary beverages served throughout your cruise
    • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
    • Enjoy a seven-night luxury Lower Ganges River cruise aboard the RV Ganges Voyager
    • Finest dining - a total of 60 meals

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Day 1: Arrive Kolkata 

On arrival in India, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Kolkata was once the biggest colonial trade centre in Asia, operated by the British East India Company, and is today regarded by many as India’s intellectual and cultural capital.

Stay: The Oberoi Grand 

Day 2: Kolkata 

After breakfast, enjoy a morning at leisure then transfer to the RV Ganges Voyager for your Lower Ganges River cruise, exploring the charming waterside villages in style. Dotted with some of most colourful villages in all of India, the Lower Ganges presents a tantalis...

Day 3: Kolkata, Bandel 

This morning, experience the rich culture and lingering colonial influence of Kolkata on an early morning tour. See well-preserved British colonial buildings, St John’s church and the Victoria Memorial Museum. After lunch on board visit the 19th-century Hooghly Imambara, a famous pilgrimage centre in West Bengal. 

Day 4: Kalna 

After breakfast, disembark in Kalna, known as the City of Temples. On a guided cycle-rickshaw tour, visit some of Bengal’s most distinct terracotta temples, including the Rajbari royal palace complex and see the eye-catching Shiva temples. 

Day 5: Matiari 

This morning, enjoy an excursion to Matiari. Here, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to peruse beautiful cooking instruments crafted from recycled copper and brass. Afterwards, continue cruising upstream passing the site of The Battle of Plassey. Learn how the British East India Company recorded a victory here in 1757, helping establish the company rule in Bengal and much of India. 

Day 6: Khushbagh, Murshidabad, Baranagar 

Disembark in Khushbagh, and pass through local farmers’ fields to the tomb of the last Nawab of Bengal. Back on board, enjoy the afternoon at leisure. As you approach Murshidabad, you’ll notice the Hazarduari Palace, which dominates the waterfront. After a tour, of th...

Day 7: Mayapur 

Enjoy a restful morning at leisure before a visit to the village of Mayapur, a holy site believed to be the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, regarded as the incarnation of Krishna. Mayapur is the home of the Krishna Consciousness Movement (ISKON) and is visited by...

Day 8: Chandannagar 

This morning, cruise to the former French colony of Chandannagar. Stroll along the Chandannagar Strand, visit its 200 year-old church, and the house of former French Governor Joseph François Dupleix. This afternoon, continue cruising downstream towards Kolkata. 

Day 9: Disembark Lower Ganges River Cruise, Kolkata, New Delhi

- FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Dining   This evening, choose from a range of enticing dining options at your hotel.

After breakfast, back in the bustling city of Kolkata be transferred to the airport for your flight to New Delhi. On arrival be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Stay: Two Nights: Delhi, Taj Palace Hotel

Day 10: New Delhi 

After a morning at leisure, visit the home of a local family to enjoy a cooking demonstration followed by lunch. Later drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India, and visit India Gate. After lunch, drive to the iconic Humayun’s Tom...

Day 11: New Delhi, Kochi 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kochi. Known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Kochi has been luring wanderers and traders for over 600 years.

Stay: Two Nights: Crowne Plaza Kochi 

Day 12: Kochi

- FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Dining   Tonight choose from a range of tantalising dining options.

Explore Fort Kochi on a guided tour seeing the Chinese Fishing Nets, Jewtown, Paradesi Synagogue and St Francis Church before lunch at the Brunton Boatyard Hotel. Later, see a Kathakali dance performance. 

Day 13: Kochi, Kumarakom 

- FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Sightseeing   Following lunch, you may choose to learn the secrets of preparing a delicious and traditional Keralan meal, alternatively, you may partake in a lecture on the 5,000- year-old Indian health practice of Ayurveda, ‘a balance between bo...

Day 14: Kumarakom 

This morning, you may choose to participate in a yoga class to balance your chakras. Later, enjoy a cruise on the backwaters of Kerala which offer an unhurried, laidback travel experience along picturesque lagoons and canals. This was once the most important and econo...

Day 15: Kumarakom, Kochi To Mumbai 

In the afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Mumbai. On arrival at the airport in Mumbai, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel, located in the heart of the city that’s considered to be the most modern in India.

Stay: Oberoi Mumbai Hotel 

Day 16: Mumbai, Embark Deccan Odyssey 

Set out on a tour of Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay. Visit the India Gate, a monument overlooking the Arabian Sea that was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Later transfer to the World Heritage-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Ter...

Day 17: Vadodara 

After breakfast alight your train to explore the World- Heritage listed Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park, the only Islamic pre-Mughal city in India that remains unchanged. After lunch back aboard the Deccan Odyssey visit the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum to see a ...

Day 18: Udaipur 

Wake up to breakfast overlooking the Aravali Ranges as you roll into Udaipur, India’s ‘City of the Lake’ also known as the ‘Venice of the East’. Nowadays Udaipur is known as the centre for performing arts and crafts. Today join a guided tour including the elaborate Ci...

Day 19: Jodhpur 

This morning you are spoilt for choicein Jodhpur, the Sun City of Rajasthan. The former capital of the Marwar kingdom, is a beautiful city with the Thar Desert as an epic backdrop. Jodhpur houses some amazing temples, forts and palaces which you will be given the oppo...

Day 20: Agra, Taj Mahal 

- SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE   Enjoy a private and exclusive lunch at Taj Khema with sublime views of the Taj Mahal.

Wake this morning in Agra, home to some of the most magnificent architectural gems built by the Mughal emperors during their reign. After a relaxed br...

Day 21: Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore National Park

Following breakfast embark on a morning village walking tour. After lunch visit one of India’s best tiger reserves, Ranthambore National Park. Later enjoy high tea at a royal wilderness lodge. 

Day 22: Jaipur 

Today explore the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur which holds a special place in the hearts of locals and visitors alike. With its striking blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture, this diverse balance of culture is noticeable throughout all structures, including the...

Day 23: Disembark Deccan Odyssey, Depart New Delhi

After breakfast disembark the Deccan Odyssey at the Delhi Cantt Railway Station and join a tour of Old Delhi beginning at the highly decorative Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. Later, explore the labyrinth of tiny lanes of Shahjahanabad in a cycle-rickshaw. Enjoy ...

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For all holiday packages the following APT cancellation fees apply: Days of Notice:            Fee Per Person 100 days or more       Loss of deposit 99-61 days                  50% of holiday package price 60 days or less         100% of holiday package price All cancellations must be received in writing by APT and are not effective until this notification has been received. If your holiday has commenced, 100% of the full holiday package price is charged. There is no refund for unused services or if portions of the holiday package are missed.  Additional cancellation fees may also be charged in respect of accommodation reserved outside the holiday package dates. These cancellation fees are in addition to any fees that may be levied by APT and your travel agent (if any). You acknowledge that the amounts estimated under the Cancellation Policy are reasonable and represent a genuine pre-estimate of APT’s loss. If you request changes after APT has issued your documents, APT may charge you a fee of AUD$70 per person in addition to any applicable cancellation fees.

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