One of the most sacred bodies of water on the globe, the Ganges River is an ideal way for water lovers to explore India. Far from the busy bustle of India’s crowded streets, a luxury river boat cruise gives travelers a chance to see the country from a unique vantage point. With stops in some of the most significant cultural sites, a Ganges river cruise is an ideal option for eager explorers.
Points of interest on Ganges river cruises vary by company, but some include a visit to Mother Teresa’s orphanage and home in Kolkata, the one of a kind Taj Mahal, and the cultural village of Mayapur, just to name a few. India can be overwhelming and intimidating for travelers, but with a river cruise, it’s easy to see the sites and relax. Locally inspired cuisine allows you to taste the flavors of the country while socializing with fellow passengers.
A Ganges river cruise is a truly ideal way to see India with ease. Take in the stunning scenery of villages and countryside while sailing aboard a comfortable boat, complete with all the amenities you will need. With a blend of history, religion, and daily life, you will come away with a greater understanding and appreciation for this colorful, dynamic country.
Companies offer Ganges River cruises today include Haimark, Uniworld, Vantage, Voyages Jules Verne, and APT Touring, to name a few.
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Our vote goes with Uniworld’s 13-day itinerary that traverses the exotic and complex country of India – one of the first of its kind to be offered by a North American-based river cruise line. Debuting in January 2016 aboard the newly built Ganges Voyager II, this is the river cruise for those looking for something far removed from the “ordinary” voyages along the Danube. Read more about Uniworld’s Ganges river cruises: India’s Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges.