Explore India in Luxury with Discounted First Class Tickets and Posh All-Suite Cruises on the Ganges
After a long, international first class flight to India, you want to make the most of your trip by visiting many different Indian cities. But if you don’t enjoy the unpacking and re-packing that goes along with multi-city journeys, a cruise is a great option.
Luckily, cruising in India will be more luxurious and exotic with the launching of Uniworld’s new all-suite ship this January 2016. Combining posh accommodations with some of the world’s most spectacular scenery and historic cities, Uniworld’s Ganges Voyager II is the epitome of palatial travel.
The itinerary alone is irresistible, taking you from the bustling streets of New Delhi to the vibrant city of Kolkata. You’ll begin with a land tour of India’s Golden Triangle, exploring the magnificent Taj Mahal and the glorious “pink city” of Jaipur. There, you can also visit important sites like Mother Teresa’s home and tomb. A quick flight to Kolkata transports travelers to the cruise ship, where cultural performances and more adventures await. Be sure to check on the availability of cheap first class tickets to Kolkata for an extra splash of luxury on your journey.
While sailing along the sacred Ganges River, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the river and passing villages. Accommodations are strictly five-star luxury. Each cabin suite is beautifully appointed with rich, inviting furnishings like four-poster beds, fine linens and French or Juliette balconies.
En-suite bathrooms are equally sumptuous with marble furnishings, rain showers and exclusive Molton Brown bath amenities. Ceilings are high for an inviting, open ambiance, and closets are roomy. Some suites also include butler service and complimentary spa treatment.
In Kolkata, you can explore the city’s British Colonial history, from compelling architecture to museum exhibits at Victoria Memorial Hall. Abundant temples are found in Kalna, where the Rajbari complex allows travelers to see some of India’s spiritual sites.
The next stop is Matiari, where you can immerse yourself in Indian life and culture at the artisans’ village. On ship, a mehndi demonstration explores the art of henna and its meaning.
For the next three days, you disembark to a world of adventure, from the Hare Krishna birthplace of Mayapur to a horse cart ride to Katra Mosque. On ship entertainment and activities are equally thrilling with experiences like Bollywood-style shows.
The 13-day cruise experience also gives travelers the option of a three-day extension to explore the country’s holiest city, Varanasi. Whether you choose to continue on to Varanasi or not, check with us to find the best deals on first class tickets to and from India.