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The “Ganga Vilas” Will Be the World’s Longest River Cruise. It Will Go Through 5 States and 50 Tourist Spots in 51 Days. Things You Should Know!

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On January 13, 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will debut the Ganga Vilas in Varanasi; it would be the world’s longest river voyage. “This voyage covers a lot of ground, from Kashi to Sarnath, Majuli to Mayong, Sunderbans to Kaziranga.

Under Prime Minister Modi ji’s leadership, this fantastic initiative marks the start of a new era for river cruise tourism in India and cements the government’s commitment to enabling Act East in policy and practise “According to Union Minister for Ports, Shipping & Waterways, and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal.

The Information You Need to Know About the Longest River Trip in the World is Right Here, and It Will Take You to 50 Different Destinations!

  • The luxury cruise will go more than 3,200 km through 27 river systems in 5 Indian states and 1 Bangladeshi state.
  • On the first trip of the MV Ganga Vilas, 32 Swiss tourists will enjoy the trip from Varanasi to Dibrugarh.
  • The 51-day cruise will stop at 50 tourist spots, such as World Heritage Sites, National Parks, river Ghats, and major cities like Patna in Bihar, Sahibganj in Jharkhand, Kolkata in West Bengal, Dhaka in Bangladesh, and Guwahati in Assam.
  • The MV Ganga Vilas boat is 62 metres long, 12 metres wide, and has a draught of 1.4 metres, which makes it easy to sail. It has three decks, and 18 suites, and can hold up to 36 tourists. It has all the amenities to make the tourists’ trip memorable and luxurious.
  • The MV Ganga Vilas’s schedule has been planned to show off India’s rich history, culture, and religion. The boat will stop at places that are important in history, culture, and religion. From Varanasi’s famous “Ganga Arti” ceremony.
  • It will stop at Sarnath, which is a very important Buddhist site.
  • It will also include Mayong, which is known for its Tantric crafts, and Majuli, which is the biggest river island in Assam and the centre of Vaishnavite culture.
  • The travellers will also go to the Bihar School of Yoga and the Vikramshila University. This will give them a chance to learn about India’s spiritual and intellectual history.
  • The cruise will also go through the World Heritage Sites of Sunderbans in the Bay of Bengal delta, which is known for its Royal Bengal Tigers, and Kaziranga National Park, which is known for its one-horned rhinos.
  • The Ganga Vilas cruise is the first cruise service of its kind.
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