Discover the Rich Culture of India
India is a world of colour and culture. The country is diverse and offers so many experiences for those wishing to find out more. Embarking on a cruise to India allows you to see this extraordinary country in a way like you'd never imagined.
We offer a big variety of Indian river cruises that take place on not only the lower and upper River Ganges but also the Brahmaputra River. Both of these rivers are of major importance to India, offering a place of worship as well as historically important towns and cities forming life on the banks.
The Ganges River winds 2,525km through India and across the border into Bangladesh. It begins its journey in the Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and flows through the Gangetic Plain of India and into Bangladesh before it is released into the Bay of Bengal.
The Brahmaputra is also a trans-boundary river, flowing through China, India and Bangladesh. The River enters India in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, where it is called Siang. It continues across the plains where its name changes once again to Dihang. It enters the state of Assam and becomes as wide as 20 km in some parts.
Being the second most populated country in the world, India is awash with bustling towns and villages and our small ship cruises mean you can immerse yourself in the local's way of life. Ride on rickshaws, witness terracotta temples, visit villages and dine alongside Gangetic dolphins.
During your cruise in India you may visit any number of these places and more:
• Chandannagar. Chandannagar was established as a French colony in 1673, when the French obtained permission from Ibrahim Khan, the Nawab of Bengal, to establish a trading post on the right bank of the Hughli River.
• Guwahati. Pragjyotishpura in ancient Assam, Gauhati in the modern era — is an ancient urban area, largest city of state, region, major metropolis of eastern India and one of the fastest developing cities of India.
• Jorhat. Jorhat is one of the major cities of Assam. Jorhat was the first town of the Greater Assam installing electricity supply in 1923. The first aeroplane on northeastern soil was landed in Jorhat in 1928.
• Kalna. The town is more popularly known as Ambika Kalna, named after a very popular deity, Goddess Kali, Maa Ambika. It has numerous historical monuments such as the Rajbari (the palace) and the 108 Shiva temples.
• Kaziranga National Park. A UNESCO accredited site, the Kaziranga National Park is located in the Nagaon and Golaghat districts of Assam in India and a stop on Brahmaputra river cruises. This World Heritage Site is known as the home of 3/4 of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses.
• Kolkata. Kolkata also known historically in English as Calcutta, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river.
• Majuli. Majuli, a jewel in the crown of India's Assam region, is the world’s largest river island. A small landmass nestled among the banks of the Brahmaputra River, Majuli is a popular tourist destination, which boasts picturesque scenery and a vibrant culture.
• Patna. Patna is the capital and largest city of the state of Bihar in India.
If you’re after a small ship cruise or an expedition ship cruise to India Wild Earth Travel can help you find a trip of a lifetime. We are ready to guide you through our range of different options with impartial advice so you can experience the very best of this unique destination. Our team are all passionate expedition & small cruise ship travellers and our knowledge and stories come from our own personal experiences.