|Date||Port / Location||Arrival Time||Departure Time||Notes / CE Details|
|October 15th||New Delhi|
|October 16th||New Delhi||TBA|
|October 17th||New Delhi/Agra||TBA|
|October 25th|| Mayapur/Chandannagar/ Kolkata||TBA|
Detailed Port Descriptions
DAY 1: NEW DELHI
Be greeted by a Uniworld representative at the airport and transfer to the beautiful Oberoi New Delhi hotel and resort, a luxurious retreat tucked away in the heart of India’s cosmopolitan capital.
DAY 2: NEW DELHI
FEATURED EXCURSION: India’s Capital City
India’s sprawling capital city is colorful, confounding and captivating. Your expertly led city tour provides an ideal first foray into this fascinating land. To cap your day taking in the sights of scenic New Delhi, relax this evening over a delicious buffet dinner at the Oberoi.
DAY 3: NEW DELHI, TRANSFER TO AGRA
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Majesty and Grace— Taj Mahal
This morning you will check out of your New Delhi hotel and head south via motorcoach to Agra, the site of Shah Jahan’s best-known building project, the exquisite Taj Mahal. You’ll visit the Taj Mahal this afternoon and stay for sunset, as the monument’s changing colors draw comparisons to the shifting mood of the late Emperor’s wife.
DAY 4: AGRA, TRANSFER TO JAIPUR
FEATURED EXCURSION: Early Morning at the Taj Mahal
Is the Taj Mahal best seen at sunset or sunrise? It’s an impossible question to answer, so Uniworld guests have the rare pleasure of experiencing both. Wake up early this morning to see the white marble monument aglow with the rosy tinge of dawn. You’ll spend your next two nights at the beautiful Oberoi Rajvilas. The luxury hotel sits on 32 acres of landscaped gardens and is built around an ancient Shiva temple.
DAY 5: JAIPUR
FEATURED EXCURSION: Jaipur—Rajasthan’s Princely City and Amber Fort
Pink is the color of hospitality in Rajasthan, which gives you an idea of what to expect in the “Pink City” of Jaipur. Enjoy the visit to the local city bazaar. Take the afternoon to explore on your own—shuttles will be available to carry you to and from the hotel to the city’s shopping district.
DAY 6: JAIPUR, FLY TO KOLKATA (EMBARK)
Settle into your beautifully appointed suite aboard the Ganges Voyager II in Kolkata.
DAY 7: KALNA
FEATURED EXCURSION: India’s “Temple City”
Kalna, once an important trade port on the river, is best known today for the magnificent Hindu temples built by the maharajas of Bardhaman— which you’ll experience today. After marveling at the astonishing Rajbari temple complex, you may opt to walk with your guide through the colorful local market.
DAY 8: MATIARI
FEATURED EXCURSION: Matiari master craftsmen
Your ship serves as a time machine today, transporting you hundreds of years into the past, as we travel to the authentic artisan village of Matiari.
DAY 9: MURSHIDABAD, BARANAGAR
FEATURED EXCURSION: Murshidabad City, Katra Mosque and Baranagar village
Observe master craftsmen at work in Matiari, an artisans’ village revered for its finely wrought brassware. There will also be time to shop for village-made goods. Back onboard, roll up your sleeves for a mehndi demonstration—intricate henna designs—and learn how to tie a sari and a turban. This evening, following dinner onboard, take in a lively Bollywood-style show, complete with music and dancing.
DAY 10: THE GANGES
One of the world’s most sacred bodies of water, the Ganges River flows through a myriad of small villages and highly populated cities throughout India and Bangladesh. Take in the remarkable scenery as you sail and be on the lookout for a rare sighting of the endangered Ganges river dolphin. Wellness: You may choose to relax and unwind with a body massage or treatment onboard at the soothing Voyager Spa.
DAY 11: MAYAPUR, CHANDANNAGAR, KOLKATA
FEATURED EXCURSION: Hare Krishna complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium & India’s French colonial heritage
Few places of worship exist on such a head-spinning scale as what you will witness today in Mayapur, the center of the international Hare Krishna movement and home to the new Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, still under construction. Most students of history know a thing or two about the British colonial powers in India, but few are aware that the French had colonies here
as well. You’ll visit this former French outpost today.
DAY 12: KOLKATA
FEATURED EXCURSION: Kolkata City Tour & Mother Teresa’s home and tomb OR NGO "Calcutta Rescue" visit
The city of Kolkata is synonymous with the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa and the colonial-era British Raj, both of which you will get better acquainted with today.
DAY 13: KOLKATA (DISEMBARK), TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
Your incredible Indian adventure ends early this morning, as you disembark and transfer to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport for your flight home or extend your journey with an optional extension to Varanasi.