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Indian River Boats & Houseboats

From the famed houseboats of India on the lakes of Kashmir to the traditional thatched ‘kettuvallam’ rice boats, which glide through the sleepy backwaters of Kerala, to the Indian river boats that journey along the Ganges, Hooghly, or Brahmaputra rivers exploring some of the country’s more remote areas, cruisers and houseboats offer an alternative accommodation experience in India.

Enjoy a family holiday on the serene lakes, canals and lagoons of Kerala on a houseboat, complete with all the amenities, and calmly drift past rice fields, temples and sleepy villages. If time is of the essence, then simply take a day-trip on one of these authentic vessels. Head north and charter a luxury houseboat with Kashmiri-style rooms, providing a truly romantic honeymoon in India while relaxing on the mirrored waters of Srinagar’s Dal Lake, surrounded by the Himalayan peaks. Relish a journey of discovery on a river boat or small cruise ship. These offer a variety of experiences and adventures, with anything from short 2-day itineraries to multi-day voyages that include city tours of Kolkata, Mumbai, or the holy city of Varanasi, as well as wildlife spotting in India’s tiger reserves.

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Katha Pandaw

A pioneering vessel of Mekong and Irrawaddy expeditions now exploring India's mighty River Ganges.
Regions: India
Destinations: Kolkata, Varanasi, West Bengal, Hooghly, Ganges
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$6,752 USD
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15 Days
2 Itineraries
28 Guests
14 Cabins
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Kindat Pandaw
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Kindat Pandaw

A beautiful Burmese vessel now sailing the mighty Brahmaputra River in Northern India in style.
Regions: India
Destinations: Brahmaputra, Assam
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$3,497 USD
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8 Days
1 Itinerary
36 Guests
18 Cabins
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Kalaw Pandaw

Namesake of a historic paddle steamer navigating the Hooghly River between Kolkata and Baranagar.
Regions: India
Destinations: Kolkata, West Bengal, Hooghly
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$3,375 USD
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8 Days
1 Itinerary
36 Guests
18 Cabins
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18 Cabins
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Ganges Voyager

Stylish voyages of colonial-style elegance and luxury along India's sacred River Ganges and beyond.
Regions: India
Destinations: Ganges, Hooghly, Kolkata, Sundarbans
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$2,350 USD
Per Person
6 - 8 Days
3 Itineraries
56 Guests
28 Cabins
$20,100 USD
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8 Days +
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56 Guests
28 Cabins
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Bengal Ganga

An intimate Indian riverboat reminiscent of the colonial 'Clyde' steamers of the British Empire.
Regions: India
Destinations: Kolkata, Ganges, Hooghly
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$2,047 USD
Per Person
8 Days
1 Itinerary
56 Guests
28 Cabins
$17,850 USD
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6 Days +
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56 Guests
28 Cabins