15 days,Delhi to Kolkata

Sail along the Ganges River, whitewater raft through exciting rapids, experience the spirituality of India during an evening Aarti, marvel at the beauty of the Taj Mahal

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.

What's Included

  • Rafting in Rishikesh. Evening Aarti in Haridwar. Taj Mahal and fort visit. Boat ride in Allahabad. Sailing on the Ganges with overnight camping. Evening and morning boat rides in Varanasi. Bodhi Temple and meditation camp visit (Bodhgaya). Boat ride on Hoogly River in Kolkata. Mother Teresa's home and Victoria Memorial visits.
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. (Allow USD280-350 for meals not included)
  • Hotels/guesthouses (12 nts), camping (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt).
  • Boat, raft, train, bus, rickshaw.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12

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Day 1 Delhi

Arrive at any time. We highly recommend you book pre-accommodation to fully experience this bustling city.

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 meditate under the Bodhi tree.

Days 13-14 Kolkata (Calcutta)

Day train to Kolkata. Take a ferry ride on the Hoogly River. Visit the Victoria Memorial Hall and Mother Teresa's home.

Day 15 Kolkata

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