India River Cruises
Take a magical journey through India by riverboat, cruising along the sacred Ganges or on the mighty Brahmaputra. The relaxed pace allows for appreciation of the subcontinent’s diverse landscapes, ancient history and exotic wildlife.
River cruises offer a completely unique perspective of India, allowing travellers to view the country’s rich tapestry of diverse landscapes, traditional villages and unique wildlife while sailing at a gloriously unhurried pace along one of the country’s most important waterways.
The charming RV Bengal Ganga plies the sacred River Ganges and one of its key tributaries – the Hooghly (which is also known as the Ganga) – between Varanasi and Kolkata. This replica colonial steamer offers comfortable accommodation and delicious cuisine, with plenty of interesting off-ship excursions to historic and religious sites.
The MV Mahabaahu navigates the Brahmaputra River in the shadow of the mighty Himalayas, taking in tribal settlements, monasteries, palaces and tea estates en route. Passengers even have the opportunity to go on safari by boat and Jeep in the region’s finest national park – Kaziranga – famous for its one-horned rhino, buffalo and Bengal tiger.
On the Ganges Sundarbans cruise aboard the MV Parahamsa, explore the wild mouth of the mystical Ganges River, where giant estuarine crocodiles lurk and huge Bengal tigers compete with local fishermen for fish on the mudflats. This labyrinth of tangled mangroves, muddy creeks and lush islands is one of the largest of its kind on Earth, and home to incredible biodiversity.
River Cruises Highlights
- Discover the magic of India while cruising one of the country’s great rivers
- Travel by comfortable riverboat along the Ganges and the Hooghly, between Kolkata and Varanasi
- Sail the magnificent Brahmaputra to Assam, visiting Kaziranga National Park en route
- Explore the mysterious Sundarbans, full of exotic wildlife and traditional villages
- Experience the subcontinent’s cultures, history and landscapes at a relaxed pace
When To Go
Our riverboats operate during India’s peak travel season which falls between September and April. Please contact us for more information about the river cruises we offer.
India River Cruises
Take in the diverse landscapes, ancient monuments and exotic wildlife of India while travelling on one of the country’s most important rivers. Our boutique vessels ply great waterways such as the Ganges, Brahmaputra and even the Sundarbans, providing comfortable accommodation, delicious meals and fascinating off-ship excursions on every voyage.
Cruise the mighty Brahmaputra River, which features breathtaking scenery, tribal villages and a huge diversity of wildlife, on board the premium MV Mahabaahu.
Explore the mysterious Sundarbans, critical habitat for estuarine crocodiles and Bengal tigers, on board the well-appointed MV Paramhamsa.
RV Bengal Ganga
Travel along the holy Ganges River and its tributary, the Hooghly, on a cruise aboard the charming replica colonial steamer known as the RV Bengal Ganga.
Featured Private India Sample Itineraries
The following itineraries are just some of the many experiences that we can design for you. All of our tours are private, independent and tailor-made to your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin customising your personalised India experience.
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