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River Cruises in India

Embrace a culture like no other on one of our vibrant and life-affirming Indian river cruises. Providing unique wildlife experiences, mesmerising architecture and some of nature’s most beautiful spots, when you journey with Jules Verne on an India cruise, you’ll return home feeling truly inspired.

Where does an India cruise go?

We have several cruises in India to choose from, each one offering a different taste of this culturally rich land. Journey along India’s sacred Ganges on our Holy Ganges cruise for a tour that combines Indian and colonial heritage. Discover scarred battlefields, learn about the East India Company, ride on rickshaw and explore the colonial capital of Calcutta. 

Enjoy a river cruise on Brahmaputra and get up close and personal with wildlife at the Kaziranga National Park. Or see India’s rural sites along the Banks of the Hoogly.

What excursions can I go on during an India cruise?

Depending which India cruise you choose, you’ll get to experience different sides to the country. Tours along the Ganges will offer you the chance to understand colonial rule and how the British Empire influenced everything from architecture to everyday life. You’ll get to ride on rickshaws to ancient temples, explore tombs and visit museums.

What accommodation can I expect on an India cruise with Jules Verne?

Whichever India cruise you choose with Jules Verne, you can rest assured your accommodation will be of the highest standard. Crafted with your comfort in mind, each vessel is traditional in design with a nod to colonial elegance.

Cabins are air-conditioned with private bathrooms, and some vessels enjoy French balconies allowing you unfettered access to clear night skies. Cabins on the RV Bengal Ganga have their own deck space with rattan chairs and table – perfect for sunset soirees.

What facilities are there on board Indian river cruises?

Vessels on Indian river cruises have been designed to be both elegant and efficient. Allowing for safe and tranquil passage along the sacred Indian waters. The main and upper decks enjoy spacious public areas including lounge-bars, dining rooms and sun decks.

Food served on board includes local specialities from the region as well as more western favourites while tea, coffee and water are complimentary.

Enjoy watching the sunset with fellow passengers or find solace and watch the stars while enjoying a beverage of your choice.

How do I book an India cruise?

If you’re feeling compelled to visit this mystical land and have chosen the India cruise for you, simply click on ‘Book’ on the relevant page. Alternatively, you can call us and one of our friendly personal travel experts will help you confirm your place on board one of our Indian river cruises.

The Holy Ganges

A pioneering small ship cruise between Varanasi and Patna on India’s sacred river, combined with a visit to the colonial capital of Calcutta staying at 5-star hotels

More 11 nights from £3795

Along the Banks of the Hoogly - Upstream

A unique, original and exclusive cruise through rural India along the River Hoogly between Calcutta and English Bazaar

More 11 nights from £4095
River Bankside, India

Along the Banks of the Hoogly - Downstream

Go with the flow of the Hoogly for 250 miles from Farakka to Kolkata. This tranquil cruise is a journey through time via rural villages, rarely visited ruins, temples, palaces and Mughal gardens

More 10 nights from £3645
Kolkata Victoria Memorial, India

Assam & the Brahmaputra

Exclusive cruise along India’s iconic Brahmaputra River including Assam’s tea country, rural and villages, the monasteries of Majuli Island, and wonderful wildlife of Kaziranga National Park

More 11 nights from £3945