The land of many cultures and rich traditions, India is a visual delight for the visitors. Each of its diverse regions is the product of its deep-rooted past. This 9-day long voyage entails a round trip to Kolkata via Kalna, Chandernagore and other prominent cities. Our luxurious abode will add more stars to your experience, leaving you with fond memories.
Once you arrive in Kolkata and board the ship, you will be welcomed with a delicious lunch. We then explore the numerous areas, which were inhabited by the European settlers in the colonial era. This will be followed by our arrival in Kalna.
We start the day with a rickshaw ride through the streets of Kalna. We then take you to the enchanting Rajbari Temple Complex in Kalna. It houses Nabakailas Temple inspired by the architecture of mosques and Pratapeshwar Temple notable for its terra cotta plaques. After this, we set off to Matiari.
MATIARI / MURSHIDABAD
Our day starts with a visit to the village of Matiari. It is known for its work in brass and copper. The loud clunking of metal welcomes you on the arrival. You can buy some artifacts to take back home while strolling through the village. After this, we cruise towards Murshidabad.
The day begins with a horse ride to Katra Mosque, which was built by the city’s first Nawab, Murshid Quli Khan. We then visit Hazarduari Palace, built during the reign of Nawab Nazim Humayun Jah. It was built in the Greek “Doric” style and is replete with colonial era antiques, artwork and manuscripts.
MURSHIDABAD / MAYAPUR
The birthplace of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, an incarnation of Lord Krishna, Mayapur is the headquarters of ISKCON Temple. This massive temple was funded by Alfred B. Ford, the great grandson of car-maker, Henry Ford. After interacting with other devotees, we walk through the pilgrim’s bazaar.
MAYAPUR / CHANDERNAGORE / KOLKATA
We sail to the famous French colony of Chandernagore in the morning. A trading post was set up here with the permission from Ibrahim Khan. After visiting the governor's residence and the other buildings in the promenade, we visit Sacred Heart Church. Upon returning, we move to Kolkata.
The day begins with a panoramic tour of Kolkata. We visit the city’s major landmarks such as Writer's Building, Governor's House, Reserve Bank of India and Dalhousie Square. We then head to St. John's Church, Kolkata’s oldest Anglican Church, and Victoria Memorial Museum, which hosts India’s largest collection of British artifacts. We then return to the ship where you can enjoy a cultural performance.
After breakfast, guests depart from the ship and leave for their next flight or depart to their onward destination.