An Evening on Kolkata Ganges
Named after the Hindu Goddess, also known as Ganga in Sanskrit, the Ganges River (Ganga) is the second largest river on the Indian subcontinent, flowing through some of the most densely populated regions of India. The Ganges is much-revered and considered holy in Hindu culture and is widely regarded as the epitome of India’s traditions and lifestyle. The host city, Kolkata, is situated on the banks of the Ganges. From the time when Job Charnock dropped his first anchor at Cossim Bazzar to the modern monolithic bridge, the second Hooghly-Bridge, the winding river has woven itself around the lives of this city. A Cruise on the Ganges will be the best way to explore the city.
While cruising on the Ganges in Kolkata, you would get to see the old colonial buildings, the various segments of the city. You would see the iconic Howrah Bridge over the Ganges and the modern second Hooghly bridge.
There are 54 Ghats on either side of the river, which you must discover during your cruise on the Ganges and all have great history and heritage. Some of them are Bathing ghats, Ceremonial ghats where rituals are performed and then the Ferry ghat which connects the two banks at various places. Many monuments, memorials, and markets are thereby the riverside, to be explored & experienced.
As the sun sets, painting an evening sky with a hundred shades of red and orange, the Evening Cruise sails to Belur Math and Dakhiswar. Why not gather a group of like-minded friends to enjoy a gentle cruise and serene evening!
With the lighted Howrah Bridge, bring in the magic of the evening. You will be welcomed on board with a warm smile and a drink. While sipping your drinks you will be swept away as you cruise through the nocturnal enchantment of the city’s riverside heritage with soothing music on 11th December, 2019.