Avalon Waterways will offer its first river cruises in India next year as part of its recently released 2019 program, adding to its cruises across Europe, Asia and South America.

The line has announced a new 13-day itinerary on the Ganges which will join its other Asian offerings on the Mekong, Irrawaddy and Yangtze rivers. Called Colourful India and the Ganges, the new itinerary includes a five-night cruise on the 28-cabin Ganges Explorer, travelling between Kolkata and the city of Murshidabad.

At 56m, the ship carries just 56 guests and will provide an opportunity to visit the colourful temples, markets and historic sites along the lower reaches of the river. Travellers will be able to visit craftsmen in their villages, seeing the work of brass makers, silversmiths and sari weavers.

The itinerary also includes six nights on land travelling between the cities of New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra to see unforgettable landmarks like the Red Fort and Taj Mahal.

Departures begin in February and are priced from $8,118 per person.


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