According to the latest development, the longest luxury cruise in the world is set to start in January 2023, which will be a distance of 4000 km. This was recently announced by the Union Minister of Ports, Maritime Transport and Water Resources Sonowal.
Called Ganga Vilas Cruise, the cruise will connect Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Dibrugarh in Assam, and will travel to Kolkata and Dhaka.
If reports are to be produced, the ship will pass through national parks and sanctuaries, including Kaziranga National Park and the Sundarbans Delta. Also, the other highlights of this tour will be Ganga Aarti, checking the natural wonders of the world’s largest mangrove forest, visiting Mayong, known as the cradle of ‘black magic’ in India, and other things.
The minister who gave details about this trip, added that the first trip will start on January 10, from Varanasi, while on March 1, he will reach Bogibeel in Dibrugarh district of Assam.
The ferry will continue past Varanasi and reach Patna on the 8th day via Buxar, Ramnagar, and Ghazipur, and will cover approximately 1100 km in Bangladesh before entering India.
Connecting India and Bangladesh…
This effort was made possible by the Indo-Bangladesh Corridor Protocol, which has already opened trade and transport channels connecting the two countries along the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers.
The minister also added that the Ganga Vilas will embark on the longest river cruise of 50 days, covering 27 river systems, and more than 50 tourist destinations. there are World Heritage sites. This voyage will be the single largest river voyage by a single river ship in the world which will put both India and Bangladesh on the world river map, the minister said.