Beginning in vibrant Kolkata, sail the holiest river of Hinduism, the Ganges, on an enlightening voyage through India's West Bengal region aboard the luxurious Ganges Voyager. In Kolkata, the country's second-largest city, discover this fascinating metropolis, including the Victoria Memorial Museum, with its grand architecture and impressive collections. Learn about Mother Teresa's extraordinary life on a specially curated tour of Missionaries of Charity headquarters. Then, embark Ganges Voyager, an elegant riverboat with luxurious amenities, on a seven-night journey, exploring the hidden corners of West Bengal, from its historic palaces, colonial architecture, and temple towns to its vibrant markets and untouched villages. Roam the extraordinary domes and landscaped gardens at Lord Krishna's ISKCON temple in the village of Mayapur, one of the most sacred places in India, and explore the exceptional French colonial buildings in the 17th-century port of Chandannagar. Optional Kolkata prelude; optional Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur postlude (featuring a spectacular visit to the Taj Mahal).