GANGA - A Journey from the Heaven to Earth

duration Duration 25 Days / 24 Nights
Pickup Pickup Point Delhi
Camp Accommodation type Luxury Properties
About the GANGA - A Journey from the Heaven to Earth

Book India Tour | Trip to India | Travel Agency in India . Join us on this first-ever modern pilgrimage trip, exploring India through our Ganga Tour package. An exclusive journey to Bharat Darshan alongside the holiest river of all- Ganga or the Ganges. A unique travelling experience that starts from the remotest part of the Himalayas, and ends at the world's richest biodiversity- the Bay of Bengal.

Journey on the divine trail, covering more than 2,500 kilometers via 4 different states. A sacred route that uncovers the secrets of life and death, enlightening the path of true happiness and inner peace.


The River Sutra

The journey down the Ganga is a myriad of emotions and experiencing life from up close. A taste of a lifetime that discovers India through the eyes of Ganga. Starting from Delhi, the perfect place to crash course for something Desi. Starting with a guided cycle tour of Delhi.

But wait. Delhi without a Delhi food tour? It's injustice to your belly. So forget about your calorie meter and dig-in, savoring the taste of India with Delhi Food Walk. An activity you must try when at the country's capital. Trust us, you won't regret it. We can bet you on Delhi Ke Momos.

The heat must be a little too much, off your comfort but worry not. We will soon be cooling off in the Himalayas.

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It almost feels like invading a territory, as there is only you, your fellow hikers, and the remote Himalayas. Life is not green here and the place is ruled by Himalayan wilderness. Peaks gazing sky, wind like razors, terrains as stark as life seems lost somewhere.

But even in that screaming silence, life survives in the form of the white ghost- Snow Leopard. As only the toughest survive here. Just like the Ganga or at this point of the world- Bhagirathi. You are now standing at the emergence point of a river- Gaumukh.

Annotated with many divine properties, Ganga is crowned with a popular tag of 'Patit Pawani Ganga'. It means the One who kills sins. She is the route to attain salvation and separates our souls from the constant cycle of life and death. And as per the ancient Hindu scripture, it was this reason why King Bhagirath called up the Goddess from heaven to the earth.

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Truly a heritage tour of India, the Ganga Yatra makes its way through Rishikesh, Haridwar, and other spiritual spots to enter the plains, visiting Kannauj, Varanasi, and many more until it finally meets with the sea. On the way, you will be exploring Rishikesh river rafting, the art of perfume making, the culture of daily Ganga Aarti, lip-smacking food meters away from the ghats of Varanasi or on the streets of Kolkata. The entire tour package is full of amazing experience and astonishes you throughout every stop by the Gangetic Belt.

The trip ends as the Ganga enters Kolkata- the city of joy. It's the home of Victoria Memorial and the birthplace of Kathi Rolls. Try Nizam's at Park Street and uncover the delicious tale of this Indian fast food. Or just explore Park Street. Popularly known for the day shopping and shimmering nightlife.

However, if you love nature & wildlife, just sail to the maze of mangroves- Sundarban. An active delta region measuring about 40,000 sq km, of which 40% lies in India.

This UNESCO recognized biodiversity is the home of many rare and globally threatened wildlife species such as the Estuarine Crocodile (Crocodilus Porosus), Royal Bengal Tiger (Panthera Tigris), Water Monitor Lizard (Varanus Salvator), Gangetic dolphin (Platinista Gangetica), and Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea). With such rich wildlife, having an eco-tourism here is an amazingly unique experience.

The Ganga Tour concludes with a mix of emotions. A heritage tour of India with the goddess herself. A river that carries all the colors of life and binds India and Indians together. Discover the connection, discovering India with Ganga. Sign up today and set sail with Ganga.

Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

  • Meet our representative as you land at Delhi Airport.
  • After the meeting & greeting, our representative will transfer you to your Hotel.
  • Once you check-in, go get fresh for dinner and relax.

 

Day 2: Sightseeing in Delhi

  • Wake to a morning breakfast by the bed.
  • Get dressed for the Delhi darshan. Visit Red Fort, Old Delhi, Qutub Minar, Mirza Ghalib Ki Haveli, etc.
  • After a day tour around the city, spend the rest of the day relaxing.

 

Day 3: Delhi Tour & Activities

  • Start your morning with a cycle tour/Segway tour  around Delhi.
  • On the way, savor the world-famous street cuisines of India, with the Delhi Food tour.
  • Shop till you last and then head back to your hotel, ending the day.

 

Day 4: Arrive at Rishikesh

  • Check into your hotel and have your breakfast.
  • Afterward, head out for a Water Rafting adventure sailing over the Ganga.
  • Later in the evening, relax and retire for the day.

 

Day 5: Drive from Rishikesh to Harsil

  • Witness local lifestyle, staying at a local homestay.
  • Enjoy the quaint town of Harsil, interacting with the locals, and indulging in the storytelling session of the valley.

 

Day 6 - Day 10: Trek to Gaumukh via Gangotri

  • Take a roadtrip from Harsil to Gangotri, the starting point of the trek.
  • The trek begins the same day heading to Bhojbasa, where you will nightstay.
  • The next day, the trek continues to Gaumukh and ends back at Bhojbasa.
  • The following day, you will trek back to Harsil via Gangotri.
  • Return to Rishikesh by late afternoon check- in the hotel and rest up.
  • On the last day at Rishikesh, enjoy some leisure time relaxing with some Ayurvedic Massage.
  • In the evening dive into spirituality watching Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat.

 

Day 11: Rishikesh to Agra

  • Take a 7-8hr driveway to the home of the Taj Mahal.
  • Check into your hotel and rest up.
  • Later, visit the Mehtab Bagh.

 

Day 12: Agra Sightseeing

  • Get ready to visit the Taj Mahal, followed by a tour of the Agra fort.
  • Visit the Agra Bear Rescue Facility- a Sloth bear rescue facility dedicated to rehabilitating previously enslaved 'dancing bears'.
  • Capture the beauty of the Taj with the Yamuna Boat ride (as per the permission).
  • Take an up-close glimpse of leather shoe making by hand at the footwear manufacturing unit.
  • Afterwards, take a visit to the Roman Catholic Cemetery and then return to the hotel.

 

Day 13: Drive to Prayagraj

  • The next morning, wake up to a delicious breakfast.
  • After breakfast, start for Prayagraj (7-8hrs).
  • Check in the hotel and rest up.

 

Day 14: Local Sightseeing in Prayagraj

  • Freshen up before breakfast.
  • After breakfast, you will visit Sangam Point, followed by Allahabad Fort, Kumbh Mela Camp ground and Khusro Bagh.
  • Return to the hotel by evening. Later indulge in the storytelling session.

 

Day 15: Prayagraj to Varanasi

  • Depart Prayagraj to visit the Land of Ghats- Varanasi.
  • Arrive by afternoon and check-in at the hotel.
  • Once you freshen up, head out for a walking /food tour.
  • End the day, watching the Ganga Aarti on the boat.

 

Day 16: Varanasi Darshan

  • Get up early and head for the Sunrise boat ride.
  • Return back to the hotel for breakfast.
  • Later, visit Sarnath, followed by a visit to the Weaver’s Village.
  • Spend the evening in leisure, exploring the Ghats and Temples of Varanasi.

 

Day 17: Arrive at Patna

  • Check in the hotel and rest up indulging in the stories of Ganga.

 

Day 18: Patna Day Trip

  • Start early after breakfast.
  • Head out to visit Nalanda, Pawapuri, and Rajgir.
  • Return back to Patna.

 

Day 19: Visit Bodhgaya

  • Start for a day trip to Bodhgaya.
  • Return back to Patna.

 

Day 20: Leisure Day at Kolkata

  • Arrive in Kolkata by afternoon or evening.
  • Get fresh and relax for the day. As the Kolkata tour starts tomorrow.

 

Day 21: Kolkata Sightseeing

  • The day begins with a visit to Victoria memorial hall, Mother house and other iconic landmarks in the city.
  • Later half of the day will be going for a walking/food tour across the flower market and KaliGhat.

 

Day 22: Sundarban Boat Safari

  • Enjoy eco-tourism through the maze of mangroves at Sundarban.
  • Spend an evening with cultural storytelling.

 

Day 23 - Return back to Kolkata

  • Return from Sundarban and reach Kolkata by afternoon.
  • Once arrived, check-in the hotel and rest up.

 

Day 24: Kolkata Tour

  • Wake up to a delicious morning.
  • Later, head out for a walking tour on Park Street, meanwhile shopping souvenirs for home.
  • In the evening, head back to the hotel for some rest, as the trip ends tomorrow.

 

Day 25: Kolkata Departure

  • Freshen up and have your breakfast.
  • Our representative will drop you at the airport.
  • The tour ends here.

  • Nearest Airport: Take a flight to the nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International airport (Delhi). You will be greeted by our representative at the Airport. Tour starts from here.
  • Nearest Train station: New Delhi Railway Station. You will be greeted by our representative at the station. Tour starts from here.
  • Nearest Bus Depot:  ISBT Kashmere Gate, ISBT Anand Vihar, ISBT Sarai Kale Khan. You will be greeted by our representative at the stand. Tour starts from here.

  • Warm clothes
  • Personal medicines
  • Personal travel kit
  • Extra pair of trekking shoes
  • Items of personal preference

Inclusions

  • Stay on Double Sharing for  24 Nights in luxury/ unique properties.
  • Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner and Refreshments for the complete duration of the trip.
  • Entry tickets to all the monuments and tourist spots.
  • Activities and experiences as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Luxury coach for the whole trip and cruise for sundarban.
  • Domestic flight connection wherever mentioned. (Patna-Kolkata)
  • Gifts from Ganga
  • Tour director/ Story teller for the whole journey.

 

Exclusions

  • International flight connections.
  • Visa cost.
  • Personal expenses of any nature.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

1. If cancellations are made 26 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, no cancellation fee will be charged.

2. If cancellations are made between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 25% of the total package amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

3. If cancellations and rescheduling are made within 7 days from the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 100% of the total booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

4. Guest can reschedule the tour/trek/activity between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity (Depending on the availability), after this period no rescheduling can be done and no amount can be refunded.   

5. Rescheduling of the tour/trek/activity is applicable only once, after that if you want to cancel or reschedule the trek/tour/activity again, it will not be possible and no refund will be processed. 

6. If you book the tour/trek/activity by making a partial payment of the total booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 26 days from the date of travel. In this case, your booking will get canceled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.

7. In case if your tour/trek/activity remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.

8. In case if your tour/trek/activity gets cancelled because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes between 0-7 days from your date of travel, you will be eligible to reschedule the date of your trek/tour/activity or you can get a credit note of the amount paid, however no cash refund will be possible in this case.

9. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

10. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

Q1. What will be the weather throughout the tour?

Answer: Weather will be cold and pleasant.


Q2. Are temple fees included?

Answer: Yes, all types of temple fees and monuments entry charges are included.


Q3. Are parking charges included?

Answer: Yes, parking fees for the vehicle provided by us is included.


Q4. Is photography allowed in the temples?

Answer: Photography is allowed at certain places free of charge and at a few places camera fees and phone fees will be charged.


Q5. Are kids allowed on the tour?

Answer: Yes. Kids are allowed.


Q6. Is food included for all days?

Answer: Yes, food is included for all the days. Starting from the first meal after pick up and last meal before drop. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and refreshments)

Refreshments like daily juices, Fruits and Water bottles, Indian beverages and snacks.


Q7. What type of food will be available?

Answer: Veg and Non-veg options both will be available but alcohol and non-veg food is refrained during the trek to Gaumukh (Religious site).


Q8. Will there be medical assistance?

Answer: Yes, Medical assistance will be provided throughout.


Q9. Will you be providing courier facilities for the things bought on the trip?

Answer: Yes, on a request basis we can arrange the courier services on the chargeable basis.


Q10. Are we allowed to do charity in the temples?

Answer: Yes, it’s as per wish.


Q11. What is the min. age required for the tour?

Answer: There is no minimum age for the tour.


Q12. Can the tour be arranged exclusively for specially-abled people?

Answer: Yes, we provide such services on an exclusive basis as per the requirements.

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