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16 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Delhi to Kathmandu 2024
Colorful India & the Ganges River with Kathmandu
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River Cruise DescriptionEnter a world of color, culture, and cherished spiritual tradition of India and Nepal. Your guided tour of India, Nepal, and Ganges River cruise begins in the bustling city of Delhi. You'll tour the city with your expert local guide, and take a rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk bazaar-brimming with everything from silver and spices to saris of every color. You'll visit Qutub Minar-the world's largest brick minaret, and see Delhi's largest Sikh gurudwara (house of worship), before traveling to Agra-site of the legendary Taj Mahal. Join a sunrise excursion to the Taj Mahal-the iconic memorial build by Moghul emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife. More than 20 years in the making, the Taj Mahal stands as the pinnacle of love's devotion, and is also yours to experience at sunset if you wish. You'll enjoy the city of Jaipur, with its famous Palace of the Winds, and spectacular Amber Fort, before flying to Kolkata to board your Ganges river cruise. The holy river of Hinduism, the Ganges, slowly courses through one of the world's most fertile and populated areas. Along its banks, human life is connected to its waters and you'll get a glimpse of life away from India's big cities. See muslin weaving in Kalna and candy making in Matiari. Stop in Murshidabad for an excursion to Azimganj and Jiaganj-to tour a historic manions and see a gold and silver making demonstration. Explore the fascinating Hare Krishna headquarters in Mayapur, and visit Saint Mother Teresa's former home upon your return to Kolkata. In Kathmandu, sightseeing is spread over two leisurely days. Visits include Hanuman Dhoka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Temple of Kumari, residence of the Living Goddess, a child thought to be the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess. You'll also journey to Patan and Bouddhanath, Nepal's largest stupa. All of this and more await you on this once-in-a-lifetime guided tour of India and Nepal with a Ganges River cruise.
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Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
- Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.
River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 DELHI, INDIAWelcome to India’s capital city! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2 DELHI
Day 3 DELHI–AGRA
Day 4 AGRA
Day 5 AGRA–JAIPUR
Day 6 JAIPUR
Day 7 JAIPUR–KOLKATA (EMBARKATION)Welcome to West Bengal. Your Ship Awaits.Fly to Kolkata this morning to transfer to your ship. Get acquainted with the ship prior to your welcome reception this evening.
Day 8 KALNA
Day 9 MATIARI
Day 10 MURSHIDABAD. EXCURSION TO AZIMGANJ & JIAGANJ
Day 11 MAYAPUR–GUPTIPARA
Day 12 KOLKATA
Day 13 KOLKATA–KATHMANDU, NEPALToday, fly to Nepal. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 14 KATHMANDUToday, your Guided Sightseeing starts with a visit to Hanuman Dhoka, the historic seat of royalty. Then, visit the Temple of Kumari, residence of the Living Goddess and said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 15 KATHMANDUStart your Sightseeing Tour at Bouddahanath, one of the largest stupas in the world and a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Then, continue to Patan, formerly known as Lalitpur (“City of Beauty”). Here, stop in Durbar Square, the city’s center of business and home to several Buddhist and Hindu sites. The remainder of the day is free.
Day 16 KATHMANDUYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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