Last update: Jan 12, 2023 15:14 IST
51 days and 3,200 kilometers is a lot for a river cruise. But if you have ultra-luxury suites decorated in the spirit of India, three sun-drenched decks, a 40-seat international restaurant, a modern spa, live music, and a 40-person crew, travel Might be worth it. you. Organizers say the cruise is fully booked for the next two years.
Welcome to MV Ganga Villas, which sets sail from Varanasi on Friday after being virtually inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Thirty-two Swiss tourists will be the first passengers on the trip, occupying 18 ultra-luxury suites said to reflect the Indian spirit, with wooden floors and other details for ultimate comfort. Well equipped. Swiss tourists, who have already spent the night on a cruise parked in Varanasi, received a royal welcome at Varanasi airport on Tuesday.
So what’s so special about this cruise? News18 details that the three-deck cruise is designed to provide passengers with a healthy luxury experience, costing around 12.6 per person for the entire trip. It costs Rs. The cruise is also designed to be environmentally friendly with its own sewage treatment unit to keep oil out of the river.
A less polluting version of diesel is also being used as part of that initiative. In addition, there are instructions not to put water in plastic bottles on board and an efficient garbage disposal system. The ship is approximately 62 meters long and 13 meters wide and can accommodate a total of 80 people, including 40 crew members on board. The 40-seat restaurant can accommodate 30 passengers.
Swiss passengers have been treated like royalty and were taken on a kersi tour on Wednesday to sights such as the Ganga Aarti of the Dashwamedh Ghat. The cruise will start as a regular cruise from his September and is modeled by Antara, which operates several other cruises in India. The company says it is built with a unique design and a futuristic vision that ranks among the best cruises in the world.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will come to Varanasi on Thursday to review the deal before he raises the cruise flag and launches the tent city on Thursday.
MV Ganga Vilas will start its journey of approximately 3,200 kilometers in 51 days from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, and reach Dibrugarh, Assam via Bangladesh. India and Bangladesh. Rivers it traverses include the Ganges and the mighty Brahmaputra. The 51-day cruise will visit 50 attractions. world Cities like Heritage, National Parks, Ghats, Patna, Sahibganj, Kolkata, Dhaka in Bangladesh, Guwahati in Assam.
“This trip will give tourists the opportunity to embark on an experiential voyage and indulge in the art, culture, history and spirituality of India and Bangladesh,” the prime minister’s office said in a statement Wednesday. In line with the prime minister’s efforts to back up, the launch of the service will unlock huge untapped potential for river cruises and usher in a new era of river cruise tourism in India, the PMO added.
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