Here's Everything You Need To Know About World's Longest Cruise Tour From Varanasi On Jan 13

Ganga Vilas, world’s longest cruise tour, will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (January 13), Information and Public Relations Department of Uttar Pradesh said on Thursday.

The cruise will take off from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Dibrugarh in Assam via Bangladesh. The cruise will be flagged off from the jetty boarding point opposite to Ravidas Ghat. Here are the key points of the Ganga Vilas cruise tour.

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Total distance and places it’ll cover

Ganga Vilas Cruise will cover a total distance of 3,200 km, the longest journey in the world by a cruise.After leaving Varanasi, it will pass through Ghazipur, Buxar and Patna before reaching Kolkata.The cruise will stay on Bangladesh rivers for a fortnight and thereafter will return to India via Guwahati and reach Dibrugarh, the department said.The journey from Varanasi to Dibrugarh will take a total of 50 days including 14 days halt in Bangladesh.On the way, this cruise will stop at more than 50 places, including World Heritage Sites.It will also pass through national parks and sanctuaries. These include Sundarban Delta and Kaziranga National Park.The cruise would sail on two of the greatest rivers of India–Ganga and Brahmaputra.

Capacity, suites and amenities

The capacity of Ganga Vilas, according to the official website, is 80 passengers.The yacht is a luxurious river cruiser with 18 suites and all necessary amenities. There will be a lavish restaurant, spa, and sundeck on the ship as well. There are a few buffet counters with Continental and Indian cuisine in its 40-seat restaurant on the Main Deck.According to officials, the Upper Deck’s outdoor setting includes a bar with Real Teak Steamer Chairs and coffee tables that are sufficient to provide passengers with a one-of-a-kind cruise experience.There are 18 elegantly decorated suites on the ship. It was constructed with a distinctive style and a futuristic outlook. Ganga Vilas pioneers the boutique experiences on the river by fusing traditional and contemporary conveniences with minimalistic decor.The apartments feature tranquil interiors with chosen colour schemes. According to representatives of the UP tourism agency, these are equipped with a variety of facilities like a bathroom with a shower, convertible beds, a French balcony, an LED TV, a safe, smoke alarms, life vests and sprinklers.

Ticket price

To give an idea, the fare price of the “Incredible Benaras” package by the same company, Antara, starts from ₹1,12,000. The four-day journey takes place between Varanasi and Kaithi.

 The cruise had been promoted since 2018 and was supposed to be launched in 2020. However, the project got delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic.  

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