Ganga Vilas Cruise is the longest river cruise in the world. This lavish triple-deck cruise travels on the world’s longest waterway going all the way from Varanasi to Dibrugarh in Assam. The course of this unique and beautiful voyage is covering 27 rivers. The cruise is making the headlines and why not?
As per the official website, the Ganga Vilas cruise has been created with keeping a futuristic vision in mind along with a unique and amazing design.
Here are 10 interesting facts you need to know about the Ganga Vilas Cruise:
Ganga Vilas Cruise is the world’s longest river cruise.
The cruise is supposed to cover a distance of 3200 km in 51 days
Cover around 50 tourist destinations.
According to a statement of Jaiveer Singh, the Tourism Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the cruise is set to cover 50 tourist destinations on its course including world heritage sites, national parks, river ghats, and many more.
It will also cover major cities in India like Patna, Sahibganj, and Kolkata in West Bengal, and Guwahati. The route connects the two major river systems, the Ganges and Brahmaputra River systems through Bangladesh, and will traverse both the Gangetic and Bengal Plains, as well as the beautiful Sundarbans and Assam Valley.
Top-notch cruise amenities
After hearing the word cruise the first thing that comes to our minds is definitely luxuries. The Ganga Vilas cruise has been fitted with special facilities such as a spa, salon, and gym. The cruise is also equipped with a pollution-free system and noise control technology.
The ticket price of the Ganga Vilas cruise per day will be around ₹25,000 to ₹50,000
For the whole trip of 51 days, the overall cost will amount to ₹20 lakhs for each passenger. The carrying capacity of the luxurious ship is 36 passengers.
Sewage treatment plant on the cruise
To keep the water pollution in check, the cruise has been designed with a built-in Sewage Treatment so that no sewage flows into the Ganges directly. A filtration plant has also been set up in the cruise to filter the impurities out of the water of the Ganges and make it fit for bathing and other purposes.
MV Ganga Vilas is the first cruise vessel to be made in India.
The first passengers to board the cruise.
There are 32 tourists from Switzerland, who will board the cruise on its first journey. In fact, they were welcomed at the Varanasi port with garlands and the melodious tunes of shehnai. They will first visit various religious and historical places in the heart of Varanasi before setting out on the cruise.
The accommodation facilities of the cruise
Raj Singh, the director of the cruise told in an exclusive interview that this five-star moving hotel is studded with 18 suites with a capacity of 36 tourists. Apart from passengers, it also has enough capacity to accommodate 40 crew members.
Dimensions of the cruise
The Ganga Vilas cruise is around 62 meters in length and has a width of 12 meters along with a draft of 1.4 meters.