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Slowly Down The Ganges Overview
Travel down the lifeblood of India and visit colourful cities
Travel down the Ganges - India's most sacred river, the heart of the Hindu faith and the soul of the nation. Its banks and waters play host to the most intimate rituals of life and death. What better way to be a part of this great country than to take to small boats and sail the Ganges to the magical city of Varanasi? Add the chaos of sightseeing Delhi, a visit to the imposing Amber Fort, a desert camel safari in Pushkar, colourful encounters in Jaipur's bazaars and the incomparable Taj Mahal in Agra - and you've got an incredible Indian experience.
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It's big, it's bold, it's busy - and there is nowhere in the world quite like it. Delhi's sights and sounds are sure to engage and intrigue.
Sacred to the Hindus as a place of worship and ritual, the Ganges is also the lifeblood of millions of Indian people.
The holy city of Varanasi, sitting on the River Ganges for thousands of years, attracts scores of pilgrims and travellers wanting to discover something divine.
Famed for the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal, Agra is a city with a fascinating history and is rich in Mughal heritage, lush gardens and exquisite buildings and temples.
Jaipur was designed by royalty and has delighted visitors for centuries with its pink-hued buildings, wonderful bazaars and rainbow of bright colours dancing along hectic streets.
The fort, built in 1648 to protect an important trade route, gave rise to the town of Roopangarh and is now a grand heritage hotel.
The holy city of Pushkar is a place of beauty with its whitewashed buildings, serene lake, rooftop restaurants and impressive temples. Be led out into the desolate sands surrounding Pushkar on 'ships of the desert', spending the night under the stars enjoying the hospitality of our hosts. With an ethereal lake in its centre and dusty desert hills in the background, Pushkar is resplendent in its natural beauty, spiritual heritage and architectural loveliness.
Delhi has been an important city in India for well over 2000 years, and its cultural richness and diversity radiates from every corner.
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