Pandaw River Expeditions has announced its new 16-night ‘The Holy Ganges and The Hooghly Rivers’ programme in partnership with RV Rajmahal.

The one-off itinerary, on October 27, will offer guests an in-depth exploration of the region, from the famous Ghats at Varanasi to Kolkata.

Guests will visit the holy Dasaswamedh Ghat steps at sunset for the Varanasi Ganga Aarti spiritual ceremony and explore the city’s street life. After a three-night land programme, guests will board MV Rajmahal at Sujata Kuti, going ashore along the banks of the Ganges to discover Sikh temples and Buddhist monasteries along the way. Guests will also visit the famous bridge at Mokameh before sailing onto the scenic Rajmahal Hills, the childhood home of Shah Jehan, builder of the Taj Mahal.

Prices lead in at £3,399 per person, based on two sharing an upper deck stateroom, which represents a saving of 15% - available for bookings up to January 31.

The price includes a two-night stay at the Taj Gateway Hotel, Varanasi, a one-night stay at Hotel Royal Residency in Bodh Goya and a 13-night full board cruise from Patna to Kolkata. Also included are transfers, excursions, crew gratuities and on board lectures.

To book or for more information call 0203-773 8796 or visit

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