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Sailing on Ganga River

14 nights 15 days in India
  • A rare sail on the holy river from Allahabad to Varanasi.
  • Explore authentic Indian villages where many of the people have never seen tourists.
  • Stay in medieval forts and palaces in Rajasthan.
  • Immerse yourself in the stunning craftsmanship of the 10th Century Kharuraho temples.
  • Visit the icon of India, the Taj Mahal.

Season: November and February.

Tour Rate: Adventure. Accommodation: heritage hotels in rajasthan & 3 to 4* hotels in other
places and camping during sailing.
Transportation: Air conditioned vehicle with knowledgeable driver
Boat: It is not a yacht but an authentic fisherman's row boat equipped with life jackets.

Note: During sailing we provide freshly cooked food prepared by our trained kitchen staff from Darjeeling and Nepal. All the foods are prepared in bottled drinking water.

A minimum of 6 people is required for this tour. It must be emphasized that this is an adventure tour not a luxury tour. This tour is only available to guests who can swim.

Itinerary: D1. Arrive Delhi - Neemrana D2. Jaipur D3. Baratpur D4. Agra D5. Orcha D6. Allipura D7. Khajuraho D8. Allahabad
D9. Sailing D10. Sailing D11. Sailing D12. Sailing D13. Arrive in Varanasi D14. Varanasi (night train to Delhi) D15. Transfer to international airport D16. Fly out

Sailing on the holy River Ganges, believed to be the mother of all life by a billion Hindus, is a rare experience very few embrace. Few tourists know that it is even possible to travel this famous waterway. This is not a normal tour and is for that reason every experience is unique. The tour begins in Allahabad, where the holy Yamuna River meets the Ganga (or Ganges). This is also the place where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were immersed. We sail for five days in a local fisherman's rowing boat and spend our nights in tents along the riverside. Relax as you witness some of the most extraordinary daily activities on the river - boatmen pulling the loads of sand for several days upstream, fishing boats, crab catchers, waterside distilleries. The experience is fascinating and deeply peaceful all at once. Enjoy the colourful array of birdlife, and most importantly, meet the rare river dolphins that may accompany you alongside the boat. There will be opportunities to visit the Ganga villages. The local people here rarely see tourists so your experience will be warm and hospitable.

Arriving in Varanasi after five days of serenity is an exceptional contrast. This experience will be imprinted in your memory forever. Varanasi is known as the world's oldest living city. It breathes mystery, myth, faith and religion and is believed to be the central part of the Hindu universe. Thousands of pilgrims from all over India, and the world, come here every day to cleanse themselves in the holy River Ganga or to exhale their last breadth in the belief of achieving Nirvana. Witness the daily activities here and be astounded - from death to rebirth, the Ganges is a vibrant testimony to this country of extremes.

Note: We design only tailor-made tours, using our years of knowledge to create experiences that exceed expectations. It is a time consuming and specialized process, accordingly our prices reflect this personalized service. If you have a program from another agent that you’re happy with, please do not contact us to compare rates.