The mighty Ganges River springs to life in the Himalaya and empties into the Bay of Bengal. It is a sacred river, and the lifeblood of millions of Indians who live alongside it. All along the river people bathe in its waters, to remember their ancestors and to purify themselves. Seeing the swirl of colour along the River Ganges during morning prayers is a sight to behold. On our Ganges tours we take a boat out on the river to witness the extraordinary spectacle on the ghats, the steps leading down to the river.
The river also flows through the oldest continually inhabited city in the world, Varanasi; the city has been a cultural and religious centre in northern India for thousands of years.
Ganges Adventure Holidays
9 DaysfromNZD 2,199
Guided Group (Excl. Flights)
India's Golden Triangle plus the incredible city of Varanasi
This trip was a whirlwind from start to finish. Such amazing sights sounds and experiences. The contrast between historical Forts, spiritual sights, wildlife and natural wonders was amazing. The travel however was challenging at times.
This was a wonderful trip. It needs some stamina as there are a lot of early starts and long journeys. Keep an open mind and take it as it comes, there are many rewards. The group got on really well and we had some great laughs. The tour guide was brilliant and was central to the success of the trip. It’s made me want to see more of India.
This was an amazing “starter” trip for anyone wanting to begin to experience India. Packed with highlights, everything ran like clockwork (yes, even the train!) and there were no disappointments – friendly people, incredible sights, amazing experiences and incredible food. Highly recommended!