The world’s longest river cruise, the MV Ganga Vilas, was set off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, marking a momentous occasion for India. In 51 days, the trip will travel 3,200 kilometres along 27 different river systems in five different Indian and Bangladeshi states. The launch of the MV Ganga Vilas river trip, according to PM Modi, is a visible example of how the nation’s internal waterways have grown. The building of 111 national water highways across 24 States is underway, PM Modi continued. On Friday virtually, the prime minister also officially opened the Varanasi Tent City and set the cornerstones for a number of other inland waterways projects totaling more than 1,000 crore.
The Made in India ship left Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and will go through Bangladesh to get to Dibrugarh in Assam.
With three decks, 18 suites, and a capacity for 36 people, the luxury cruise has all the amenities.
The 51-day voyage is scheduled to visit 50 tourist destinations, including national parks, world heritage sites, river ghats, and important cities like Patna in Bihar, Sahibganj in Jharkhand, Kolkata in West Bengal, Dhaka in Bangladesh, and Guwahati in Assam.
Price of MV Ganga Vilas cruise tickets
The cost of the MVA Ganga Vilas cruise per day will be in the range of ₹25,000 to ₹50,000. The average price per passenger for the entire journey will be roughly 20 lakh. A total of 36 guests may board the luxurious ship.
From Antara Luxury River Cruises’ official website, one can purchase a ticket. Bookings are currently unavailable because a Swiss firm has reserved the current journey. Booking will likely start in September for the next journey.
MV Ganga Vilas’s route information:
The cruise will visit 50 tourist locations, including national parks, river ghats, world heritage sites, and important towns like Patna in Bihar, Shahiganj in Jharkhand, Kolkata in West Bengal, Dhaka in Bangladesh, and Guwahati in Assam. The cruise will leave from Varanasi and stop in Patna, Sahibganj, Kolkata, Dhaka, Guwahati, and Dibrugarh before returning to Varanasi.