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  • Sailing Down the Ganges

Sailing Down the Ganges

Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights
Regions: North India
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Allahabad - Lakhiya - Usmanpur - Murdaghat - Mirzapur -Varanasi
Best Time: January, February, March, October, November, December

Overview

Sailing Down the Ganges: It is a different type of experience to see the part of India by sailing Like a boating, Camping at the bank of river Ganges, boating through Ghats etc. Sailing tour starting from holy city of Allahabad and finishing at eternal city of Varanasi. Sailing down the Ganges, the holiest river of India, by improvised country boat. A leisurely paced tour which runs parallel to life in un-hurried manner, passing through culturally and religiously rich cities. Chunar Fort of Medieval India and Ramnagar Fort are historical architect in this tour. Its a perfect way to soak into meditating pace and some quality relaxing time. Craping on the sandy island under the starlit sky is an life time experience. Places on the way of this tour are Delhi, Allahabad, Lakhiya, Usmanpur, Murdaghat, Mirzapur, Varanasi.

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Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Welcome to India- a country where hospitality is a way of life; to a culture steeped in tradition, a land where history lives in music and dance. You will be received at the airport in a traditional manner with garlands and proceed to your hotel for overnight stay.

Meals: XXX

Day 2: Delhi - Allahabad (Overnight Train)

After relaxed breakfast check out from hotel and proceeds for sightseeing tour of Delhi vising Old Delhi & New Delhi.

New Delhi is a city of wide boulevards that offers ever changing perspectives of the Lutyen’s landscaped city. It is also a city known for its formal parks, magnificent buildings .we will drive past to Parliament Building, the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the official residence of the President of India in the 330 acres of land and designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens) and India Gate.

Later we will proceeds for Old Delhi in contract is a maze of narrow lanes and the hub of trade. We will start our tour at the Jama Majid, the largest mosque in India. Your guide will explain the history, culture and religious significance of the mosque. Later we will enjoy a tricycle ride through the narrow lanes of the Old Delhi finishing at the Red Fort for a photo shot. If time permits also visit the Spice Market.

In the evening board, overnight train to Allahabad.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Allahabad - Lakhiya

Arrive Allahabad and transfer to the hotel for wash / change and breakfast. After breakfast drive down to Lakhiya Ghat, Set sail eastward to Varanasi and start sailing on the Ganges. Reach Lakhiya and set the camp on the bank / island in the river for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 4: Lakhiya - Usmanpur

After breakfast set sail to reach Usmanpur by covering approx. 25 kms in 08 Hrs. by river. This adds thrill to the sailing. Reach Usmanpur in the evening. Camp on the river bank / island for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 5: Usmanpur - Murdaghat

After breakfast set sail to reach Murdaghat covering approx. 20 Kms in 08 hrs by river. Reach camping spot by dusk for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 6: Murdaghat - Mirzapur

Start sailing towards Mirzapur in the morning. After about 4 hrs., stop at Vindhyachal. Visit the temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. After the visit have your lunch on an Island nearby and sail further to reach camping spot in approx. 4 hrs. Set the camp here for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 7: Mirzapur - Varanasi

Proceed for last leg of sailing to Varanasi. Enroute visit Chunar Fort of Medieval India and Ramnagar Fort which is a 17th century fort with interesting museum. finish sailing at first Ghat of Varanasi 'Lanka Ghat'. From Lanka Ghat drive to hotel in Varanasi.

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 8: Varanasi

After an early morning, a boat cruise on river Ganga walk through the narrow lanes of Varanasi visiting Kashi Vishwanatha or Golden temple. Afternoon proceed to visit Sarnath, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Later on back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Varanasi - Delhi -Fly Back Home

Morning free for individual activities. Afternoon transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. Evening we will take you to your farewell dinner in one of the Indian Speciality Local Restaurants. After dinner, our representative will escort you to the International Airport and help you check-in for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast + Dinner

Sailing from Allahabad to Varanasi on the River Ganga

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