Embarking on a voyage from the historical city of Pataliputra, the heart of the Magadh Empire, known today as Patna; to the timeless Varanasi, revered as Lord Shiva's cherished sanctuary, offers a splendid experience aboard luxurious river cruises.
01Begin your journey with a morning arrival at Patna airport, where you'll kick off your adventure with a sightseeing tour, exploring the Golghar, Patna Museum, and Gurudwara. Afterward, head to the jetty for the exciting embarkation onto the ship. Enjoy a delicious lunch onboard as the ship sets sail upstream, heading towards the enchanting confluence of the Ghaghra and Ganges Rivers at Ghaghra Mod.
02Start your day with a peaceful walk in a riverside village, immersing yourself in the local culture. The ship continues its journey towards Buxar, where it anchors en route, providing you with more opportunities to soak in the stunning scenery.
03Arrive in Buxar by late morning, a historically significant town on the western border of Bihar, adjacent to Uttar Pradesh. Following lunch, explore the Ram Rekha Ghat and pay a visit to the Sita Ram Upadhyay Museum.
04Today, set sail for Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh. In the afternoon, visit the impressive Tomb of Lord Cornwallis, a pivotal figure in Indian and British history.
05Enjoy a full day of cruising upstream towards Varanasi. We'll anchor for the night before reaching Varanasi, subject to river tide conditions.
06Continue your upstream journey through the day, with an anticipated late afternoon arrival in Varanasi, also known as Banaras or Kashi. This sacred city holds immense religious significance in Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism, making it a captivating destination.
07After breakfast, visit the renowned excavation site of Sarnath, where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment in Bodhgaya. In the afternoon, explore the vibrant Ghats on foot, soaking in the local activities and atmosphere. Later, witness the mesmerizing evening "Ganga Aarti" ritual by the riverside.
08Conclude your unforgettable journey with a hearty breakfast onboard. Disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for your onward journey, carrying with you cherished memories of this remarkable expedition along the Ganges.