The Historic Hugli Upstream
Dig Out the Interesting History of Holy Hugli
The Hugli river, also known as the Bhagirathi-Hugli, is a distributary of the world-renowned Ganges in West Bengal. The river has an important place in the history of West Bengal. It is termed as Bhagirathi until it enters the district of Hooghly. According to Hindu traditions, a mythical Sagar dynasty prince, called Bhagiratha, brought the river Ganges from the heaven to earth. He did it in order to protect his grand uncles from the curse of saint Kapila. Long long back, the river Hugli was used as a major means of transportation of goods. Later, it served as a trading port. It's due to this river that the British decided to establish themselves at Calcutta (now Kolkata) in the state of West Bengal. Being a distributary of the holy Ganges, the historic Hugli is also held in high regard by the Hindus.
It stretches over a distance of 260 km. It separates from the Ganges in the district of Murshidabad at Farakka barrage. A town named Hooghly is situated on the banks of the Hugli river. A cruise along the historic Hugli upstream is filled with numerous interesting sights. There are expansive paddy fields along the banks of the river. Sights of tiny hamlets along its bank appear extremely pleasing to the eye. While cruising in a ship along river Hugli, you'll get an excellent opportunity to explore the art and architecture of the French, the British and the Danish culture. On the banks of the Hugli upstream, Hindus can be seen performing their daily rites and rituals. There are several popular Hindu pilgrimage centres and temples that are situated on the banks of the Hugli river, mostly in places like Matiari, Murshidabad and Farakka.
Day 01 Serampore to Barrackpore
Day 02 Chandernagore to Kalna
Day 03 Kalna to Matiari
Day 04 Matiari to Murshidabad
Day 05 Murshidabad
Day 06 Baranagar to Farakka Barrage
Day 07 Farakka
Day 08 Depart Farakka
Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance
07 nights aboard vessel
07 Breakfasts, 07 Lunches, 07 Dinners
All ground transport for sightseeing trips
Guides / Escorts
Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours
Rickshaw ride, village walks,
Govt of India taxes and Company service charges
What’s not included
International or domestic flights are not included
Please carry valid travel insurance
Visa fee and charges
Monument and museum tickets
Meals not specified
Any kind of personal expenses/bills
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