The river cruiser Rv Bengal Pandaw will resume her classic journey on the River Ganges supported by IWAI (Ministry of Shipping) and the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The first of the eleven 15 days cruise scheduled for the season 2010-2011 will depart Kolkatta on the 27th September, 2010.
(TRAVPR.COM) INDIA - August 16th, 2010 - The river cruiser Rv Bengal Pandaw will resume her classic journey on the River Ganges supported by IWAI (Ministry of Shipping) and the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The first of the eleven 15 days cruise scheduled for the season 2010-2011 will depart Kolkatta on the 27th September, 2010.
Rv Bengal Pandaw operated the first Ganges passenger cruise in well over 100 years on 28th September 2009 and succesfully completed 10 scheduled departures till 31 March 2009.
Rv Bengal Pandaw was designed as a replica of the colonial style 'Clyde' steamers that at the height of Empire trudged through swamps and far flung deltas; in particular, similar ships employed were used by a succession of important officials and celebrities of the day, most notably recorded as being used by Viceroys of India and the Prince of Wales. Shining Teak and Brass lined state rooms opening onto similarly equipped promenade decks with rattan sitting areas. The 28 state rooms today can still ensure a fantastically comfortable and elite travelling style. 'Improvements' to meet today's needs such as the saloon bar, dining room and observation deck are crucial facets of enhancing what otherwise would be long distance road travel, that can be arduous and frustrating at best of times
From an uncertain explorative start, our maiden voyage mistakes have allowed us to hone the Bengal Pandaw Experience. We now have a fully trained crew, improved cuisine and excellent housekeeping. The Bengal Pandaw Experience with the knowledge and enrichment given by the Mother Ganga herself gives clients the elegance of travel with the cultural and spiritual growth that is offered by this unique catchment. The journey is the destination.
Cruise The Ganges - 'God's Own River'
Covering 1200 kms the routing offers a sumptouous feast of cultural and historical precedence: Kolkata, Chandernagore, Bandel with British, French, and Portuguese architecture, terracotta temples at Kalna, Murshidabad with it's Moghul Palaces, museums and mosques, Raj Mahal and the Moghul monuments, the Munger School of Yoga, Nalanda, Vikramshila the 8th Century ancient Buddhist University, Bodh Gaya where Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment, Patna museum, Sarnath, and the oldest living city in the world Varanasi, like the Ganges, the list is long and rich.
Experience perhaps the most vivid, intense, soul-stirring, adventurous, thrilling, tranquil and memorable moments in your lifetime "Incredibly on the Ganges" aboard the Bengal Pandaw.
INCREDIBLY ON THE GANGES CRUISE
15 Days on Tour
11 (12 downstream) nights on Bengal Pandaw and 3 (2 downstream) nights in Hotels
09 departure dates from 27-Sep-10 to 28-Mar-11
Itinerary Upstream : Kolkata - Chandernagore - Bandel - Kalna - Mayapur - Matiari - Plassey - Katra Mosque - Baranagar - Jangipur - Akbarpur - Farakka Barrage - Raj Mahal - Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary -Sultanganj - Bateshwarsthan - Munger - Simaria - Rajgir - Nalanda - Bodhgaya - Sarnath - Patna - Varanasi
Itinerary Downstream: Varanasi - Patna - Sarnath - Bodhgaya - Nalanda - Rajgir - Simaria - Munger - Bateshwarsthan - Sultanganj - Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary - Raj Mahal - Farakka Barrage - Akbarpur - Jangipur - Baranagar - Katra Mosque - Plassey - Matiari - Mayapur - Kalna - Bandel - Chandernagore - Kolkata
Aboard the BENGAL PANDAW a voyage of a thousand miles makes for a journey of a lifetime.
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