Beginning in January 2023, the world's longest river cruise will travel from Varanasi to Assam via Bangladesh

Posted by Team on: Nov 16, 2022

According to the most recent information, the longest luxury river cruise in the world will set out on its 4000 kilometre tour in January 2023. Sarbananda Sonowal, the Union Minister for Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, just made this announcement. The Ganga Vilas Cruise will travel through Kolkata and Dhaka to connect Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh with Dibrugarh in Assam. 

The cruise route:

According to reports, the ship would travel by national parks and sanctuaries like the Sundarbans Delta and Kaziranga National Park. The Ganga Aarti, seeing the beauties of the largest mangrove forest in the world, and visiting Mayong, which is considered as the birthplace of "black magic" in India, are a few other highlights of this vacation.

The Minister revealed more information regarding this voyage, saying that the first excursion will leave from Varanasi on January 10 and that the cruise would arrive in Bogibeel in the Assamese region of Dibrugarh on March 1.

Before entering India, the cruise would travel almost 1100 km via Bangladesh, passing through Buxar, Ramnagar, and Ghazipur before continuing on past Varanasi and arriving in Patna on the eighth day.

On connecting India and Bangladesh…

The Indo-Bangladesh Protocol Route, which has already opened commerce and transit lines between the two nations on the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers, made this endeavour possible.

The Minister further mentioned that the Ganga Vilas cruise will travel the largest distance by river in 50 days, visiting more than 50 tourist destinations, including World Heritage Sites, while navigating 27 different river systems. According to the Minister, this voyage will be the greatest river journey ever undertaken by a single river ship, putting Bangladesh and India on the global river cruise map.