Assam Bengal - Hugli Cruises
Assam Bengal Navigation Hughli River Cruise Liner
Assam Bengal Hugli cruises is 1 week cruise ex-Kolkata that are all about visits to villages, towns, temples and monuments in a little-known but fascinating and culturally rich part of India, on foot, by cycle rickshaw or minibus.
Assam Bengal Navigation is an Indo-British joint venture which pioneered long-distance river cruising in India with our unique cruises on the River Brahmaputra in Assam and on the River Hugli between Kolkata and the Ganges. Identical 12 AC Cabin luxury cruise liner that operates the cruises..
Hugli Cruises operates in the waterways of the old Bengal Presidency now lie in the Indian states of Bihar and West Bengal. Here in the north of the region the rivers Ganges and Brahmaputra meet head to head and then flow out to the sea through the world’s largest delta. Inland (Sunderbans). This is rural India at its best and one that is completely unknown to tourists. Cruises go north from Calcutta on the River Hugli, and can be linked with cruises on the Ganges proper up to the historic city of Patna. Special cruises are held for the Sonepur fair.
Hughli cruises, upstream or downstream with return journey by rail, take you along the lower Ganges sidestream, the River Hugli, which flows from Farakka on the main river down to Kolkata. As well as sightseeing of Kolkata itself and the European colonies just outside, the cruise takes in Murshidabad, capital of the Nawabs of Bengal, the battlefield of Plassey close by, and the many monuments of the medieval Islamic capital of Gaur. A highlight is several delightful and little known Bengali Terracotta temples. Cruises can be combined with Ganges cruises on most dates
Hughli Cruise are recommended for Inbound travelers and those interested in history / heritage of the area. Cruises on the Hugli operate on certain dates on a fixed departure basis.
Typical Duration: 2 nights Seasonality: Throughout