India River Cruises

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About India River Cruises

Few destinations challenge your senses like India. A river cruise is a perfect way to explore this often logistically complicated country, particularly when paired with a tour of the Golden Triangle cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Whether you pick the sacred Ganges or the more wild Brahmaputra, your river cruise is certain to open your eyes and expand your world view.

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What is the best time to cruise to India River?

India river cruises usually run between October and March, however environmental conditions like smog make December through early January less ideal. For more: India River Cruise Tour Tips.

Which cruise lines go to India River?

Uniworld, Pandaw and Avalon are the most popular cruise lines on the Ganges River in India, while lines including Saga Cruises, International Expeditions and Fred River Cruises service the Brahmaputra River.

What are some things to do in India River?

The major draw on India river cruises is the "Golden Triangle," an area which encompasses New Delhi, Jaipur and the Taj Mahal and is typically offered as a pre- or post-cruise tour. During the cruise itself, you can visit temples and mosques, explore local villages and shop for authentic goods at cultural markets.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to India River?

Yes, a passport is required for cruises in India, and a visa might also be required for Americans; check with your cruise line.

What should I pack for a cruise to India River?

It's hot in India and can be muggy on the rivers, so lightweight, breathable clothing is a must. However, closed-toe shoes are a good idea since there are lots of animals and many roads that tourists frequent. Socks are highly recommended since you will be required to remove your shoes in temples and mosques.

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