Vivada cruises, largest Inland waterways company in India takes you on a heritage and entertainment tour through the river Ganges in West Bengal. Itinerary includes the heritage sites of the eastern part of India which lies in the banks of this holy river.
20 luxury rooms of 135 sq ft in the main deck and 12 Luxury Suites of 162 Sq ft in the first deck. All Rooms are River Facing .Attached Bath with Hot & Cold Water.Intercom facility .Personal Coffee/Tea Maker.Locker on request .The suites have extra bed provision.
3 NIGHTS 4 DAYS - Departure from Kolkata (Millennium Park Jetty) Monday 3pm Return to Kolkata Thursday Afternoon Cruising along the heritage and historical trail of Ganges from Kolkata to Murshidabad - a stretch of 260 KM studded with monumental history, spiritual aura and abundance of green eco-friendly habitations.
Day 1 - M.V.Paramhamsa casts off at 3 PM. from Millennium Park Jetty, Kolkata.
The vessel sails down the Howrah Bridge, the unique Cantilever Bridge across the river Ganga joining the two metropolises of Kolkata and Howrah. Sailing past the Howrah Railway Station, one of the busiest in the world, and various heritage sites on the banks of the great river, including the numerous temples and bathing ghats, the historical point of Job Charnock, house of Dolls, Nimtolla Ghat and oldest Gun & Shell Factory in India at Cassipur the tourists arrive at Belur. Math, a ‘shrine built' by Swami Vivekananda, in honour of his great master Ramakrishna Paramhamsa Deb, The visit will give an insight Sri Ramakrishna's equality of religious.
By dusk the visitors embark the vessel to sail up the river to Chandannagar, a colony of the French till 1950. At the Chandannagar Strand, the ancient French colony comes alive with bands recreating French flover. After a tour of the French Architecture of historical importance in the Strand like the Church, the Clock Tower and the old hotels, now housing the Civil Court and various educations the visitors embark the vessel to be treated to a French Dinner, befitting the ambience and the aroma of the French settlement of yore. The vessel sails as the visitors dine and later anchors at Triveni for the night.
Day 2 - As the vessel sails, rural Bengal unfolds itself in all its beauty, bounty and glory. The Forenoon is spent on board and activities include a talk about the magnificent Ganga heritage by a well-known Historian.
The vessel reaches Mayapur, the headquarters of ISKON. The visitors disembark at the divine abode of Lord Krishna. The rich vegetarian lunch at the divine temple at Mayapur tantalizes the taste buds with its purity and simplicity. The Hare Krishna cult of the Gaudiya Vaishnav philosophy believes that Mayapur is the place of Sri Chaitanya and it is the spiritual capital of the world.
Nabadwip, the ancient capital of Lakhsman Sen, the famous ruler of the Sen dynasty, situated in the western bank due to the changing course of Ganga, was a great center of learning and intellectual prowess, referred to as the Oxford of Bengal and the place where Chaitanya Deb was born in 1486. This was captured by Bakhtiyar Khilji, to pave the way for Muslim Rule in Bengal.
The visitors enjoy a stroll through these twin towns of Chaitanya faith and return to the vessel for a quiet evening to let the divine feeling sink in. At night the vessel cruises to anchor at Lal Bagh in front of HazarDuari, the Palace with thousand doors.
Day 3 - Murshidabad is one of the oldest cities of West Bengal and has a rich heritage. It was the capital city of Sasanka, the great king of Gaur. The Nawab Murshid Ali Khan made Murshidabad the capital city of Sube Bangal, comprising of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. It was last capital of independent Nawabs of Bengal and the first capital of Bengal under the British.