ME to WE & the Sacred Ganges

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Join ME to WE for a one-of-a-kind adventure in India’s countryside for the first four days of our traditional India cruise/tour. ME To WE is an immersive and transformative experience where you’ll explore India’s vibrant and fascinating culture through unforgettable encounters.
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Overview

Trip type
River Cruise
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

What's this trip about?

    Join ME to WE for a one-of-a-kind adventure in India’s countryside for the first four days of our traditional India cruise/tour. ME To WE is an immersive and transformative experience where you’ll explore India’s vibrant and fascinating culture through unforgettable encounters.

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Age rangeNo age restrictions
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Start CityNew Delhi
End CityKolkata

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • India

Attractions

  • Udaipur

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • River cruise

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Itinerary

Travel Map
2019 version

New Delhi to Kolkata

Day 1 - New Delhi
Port - New Delhi Arrive at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to The Oberoi Guragon.

Day 2 - New Delhi, Udaipur, Araveli
Port - Udaipur This morning, you’ll transfer from your hotel to your commercial flight to Udaipur, where you’ll then make your way to your home for two nights, the bespoke Araveli Cottages and Tented Camp, in Rajasthan. After a brief introduction and orientation about y...
Excursion(s)
- A little Hindi lesson and community welcome Excursion Price - $70

For the duration of your time with ME to WE, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice the key introductory Hindi phrases you’ll learn today. From “Namaste” (a respectful greeting) to “Aap kaise...

Day 3 - Araveli
Port - Araveli After a blissful night’s sleep in your private cottage or luxury tent, choose to wake up to a sunrise yoga session overlooking the pink-hued Aravalli Mountain Range. Spend the rest of your morning with women in the community and learn what daily life in r...
Excursion(s)
- Day in the Life and Local Farmer and Project Building Excursion Price - $70

This morning you will help local women with a few of their daily activities. You will walk with them through the village where you will experience shared communal responsibility, frugality i...

Day 4 - Araveli, Udaipur, Kolkata
Port - Kolkata Your time with ME to WE is coming to a close this afternoon, but not before a slew of authentic Indian experiences in nearby Udaipur, often nicknamed “Venice of the East.” Explore Udaipur’s splendor with stops at the world-renowned architectural marvels, ...
Excursion(s)
- Sightseeing in Udaipur and lunch on the shore of Lake Pichola with market shopping Excursion Price - $70

Bask in the beauty of Udaipur, which has often been described as the most romantic spot in India. With its colorful bazaars, old-world charm and dynamic arts sce...

Day 5 - Kolkata (Embark), Kalna
Port - Kolkata Settle into your beautifully appointed suite aboard the Ganges Voyager II in Kolkata (the city formerly known as Calcutta), the gateway to your journey along the world’s holiest river, the sacred Ganges. This evening, delight in a Captain’s reception dinner and welcome onboard.

Day 6 - Kalna
Port - Kalna As incredible as it sounds, India is the birthplace of four of the world’s major religions (including Buddhism and Hinduism), and Kalna—India’s “Temple City”—has some of the most magnificent examples of Hindu temples on the entire subcontinent. Kalna, once ...
Excursion(s)
- India’s “Temple City” Excursion Price - $70

You’ve seen them jostling through the busy streets of New Delhi; today’s your chance to try riding in one yourself. Board a trishaw—a pedal-powered three-wheeled rickshaw—for a view of the streets of Kalna as you head to t...

Day 7 - Matiari
Port - Matiari Your ship serves as a time machine today, transporting you hundreds of years into the past, as we travel to an artisan village where craftsmen use materials and techniques that have remained unchanged for centuries. Matiari, a West Bengal village nestled above the banks of the river and surrounded by farms, is also home to a thriving metal-working tradition that you will see in action today.

Excursion(s)
- Matiari master craftsmen with an introduction to brass Excursion Price - $70

Artisans have been making ornamental brass objects— vases, lamps, figurines, platters—in Matiari for more than a century, so it’s no wonder that production is so well-organized and the craf...

Day 8 - Murshidabad, Baranagar
Port - Murshidabad Curiosities abound in India, and that includes the country’s eclectic architectural styles. But a palace with a thousand doors? Such a thing does indeed exist, as you’ll see for yourself today, along with some famous terra-cotta carvings, the ruins of...
Excursion(s)
- Visit to Murshidabad City, ride by buggy to Katra Mosque and visit to Baranagar village Excursion Price - $70

Your day begins in Murshidabad, long ago the capital of Bengal and an important administrative center during the Raj—a fact that comes clear as the ship rou...

Day 9 - The Ganges
Port - One of the world’s most sacred bodies of water, the Ganges River flows through a myriad of small villages and highly populated cities throughout India and Bangladesh. Take in the remarkable scenery as you sail and be on the lookout for a rare sighting of the end...
Day 10 - Mayapur, Chandannagar, Kolkata
Port - Mayapur Few places of worship exist on such a head-spinning scale as what you will witness today in Mayapur, the center of the international Hare Krishna movement and home to the new Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, still under construction. Most students of hist...
Excursion(s)
- Hare Krishna complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium Excursion Price - $70

As the ship comes into sight of Mayapur, look for the new Vedic temple currently under construction. Funded in part by Alfred Ford, great-grandson of Henry Ford, the temple is designed to...

Excursion(s)
- India’s French colonial heritage Excursion Price - $70

Bandel, founded by Portuguese traders in the 16th century, offers a typically Indian mix of religious monuments: It’s the site of the oldest Christian church in India, the location of Hindu festivals (including ...

Day 11 - Kolkata
Port - Kolkata The city of Kolkota is virtually synonymous with the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa— recently canonized as a Catholic saint—and the colonial-era British Raj, both of which you will get better acquainted with today. Enjoy a Farewell dinner tonight.

Excursion(s)
- Kolkata city tour—visit the Flower Market, colonial sites and Kumartulli Excursion Price - $70

Continue this morning with a panoramic tour of Kolkata’s city center. The first stop? A visit to the captivatingly colorful Flower Market. Located adjacent to the Howrah B...

Excursion(s)
- NGO's Kolkata Rescue visit Excursion Price - $70

This afternoon, you’ll visit the local NGO Kolkata Rescue, which serves the area’s underprivileged children. They provide much-needed services at no cost to the neediest people of Kolkata and West Bengal—regardless of...

Excursion(s)
- Mother Teresa’s home and tomb Excursion Price - $70

She came to India in 1929, after growing up in Macedonia and joining a Loreto nunnery in Ireland, and two decades later she founded her own order, the Missionaries of Charity, devoted to the “salvation and sanctifi...

Day 12 - Kolkata (Disembark)
Port - Kolkata Your incredible Indian adventure ends early this morning, as you disembark and transfer to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport for your flight home, or extend your journey with an optional extension to Varanasi.

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Ganges Voyager II
Ganges Voyager II
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