India Flags Off World’s Longest River Cruise, 20 Lakhs Per Trip
MV Ganga Vilas has left for the world’s longest river trip from Varanasi. It costs ₹25k to ₹50k a day per head. The total cost would be ₹20 lakhs for a 51-day trip.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi used video conferencing to signal the start of the MV Ganga Vilas, the longest river trip in the world.
Today in Varanasi, the Prime Minister also essentially opened a “Tent City” on the banks of the Ganga river.
“The launch of the Ganga River’s longest river cruise service is a historic occasion. It will usher in a new era of Indian tourism “While signalling the start of the voyage, Prime Minister Modi spoke. He continued by saying that numerous tourist destinations in eastern India will profit from the cruise service.
The prime minister remarked to the foreign traveller who was taking the cruise’s inaugural voyage, “India has everything you can imagine. It also has a lot more than you might expect. India cannot be described in words; it can only be understood through personal experience. India has always had a heart that is open to everyone, regardless of geography, religion, creed, or nation “Added he.
According to a statement from the PMO, the MV Ganga Vilas will begin its journey from Varanasi and continue to sail 3,200 kilometres (km) in 51 days to reach Dibrugarh in Assam via Bangladesh, travelling through 27 river systems in the two nations. The cruise has been promoted since 2018. Its launch was slated for 2020. However, because of the COVID-19 epidemic, the project was delayed.
The cruise ship has three decks, 18 suites, a capacity for 36 passengers, and is outfitted with opulent facilities. 32 visitors from Switzerland have signed up for the entire duration of the inaugural trip.
The goal of the cruise is to exhibit the best of the nation to a global audience. A total of 50 tourism destinations, including world heritage sites, national parks, river “ghats,” and important cities like Patna in Bihar, Sahibganj in Jharkhand, Kolkata in West Bengal, Dhaka in Bangladesh, and Guwahati in Assam, will be accessible to visitors.
The trip will provide visitors with the chance to travel and immerse themselves in Bangladeshi and Indian art, culture, history, and spirituality.