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Setting sail from Barrackpore
Kalna, also known as Ambika Kalna, is a city on the banks of the Bhagirathi river in West Bengal, renowned for its complex of magnificent 19th century terracotta temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
India: Matiari, Murshidabad, Baranagar
Mayapur is the headquarters of the ISKCON, better known as the Hare Krishna movement, and the colourful Krishna temple is a must-visit. The city is considered the birthplace of the 15th century mystic Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who first popularised the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra.
Scenic river cruising
Arriving in Kolkata
Formerly known as Calcutta, Kolkata was the capital of British India, and is now the capital of West Bengal. During the British colonial era, frenzied building took place, with strong European influences - British, but also Portuguese and French. The City of Palaces boasts palatial mansions on every corner, most sadly now in various stages of impressive decay. The city boasts numerous museums and libraries, as well as number of lavish administrative buildings and grand hotels, clubs, statues and memorials - all remnants of its colonial past. Alongside these, vibrant temples provide an exciting contrast.
The first Indian tea auction centre was set up in Kolkata, so make sure you taste some of the local teas while you are here.
Your home from home
Sister ships the Kindat and Kalaw Pandaw are ultra-light in their design with some of the shallowest drafts on the Ayeyarwady to allow for superb exploration of the area at any time of year.
What We Love
With one of the highest passenger to space ratios afloat, these ships offer lots of outdoor deck space and a flexible bistro area for both indoor and alfresco dining. Both have a wonderful colonial style.
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We love these timeless colonial style ships which offer an extraordinary chance to discover Myanmar in refined comfort, with a company that continues local traditions and offers a truly authentic experience.
Tailor-make your trip
Our recommended hotel in Kolkata
As a general rule you can’t go wrong with Oberois, and we especially like the Oberoi Grand, the Grande Dame of Chowringhee.
Take a tour of Kolkata
To make the most of the city, a walking tour with an expert guide is your best bet.