MV Ganga Vilas is a product of the Antara Luxury River Cruises. It is also the World’s longest river cruise. Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi to show the green flag for the cruise on the 13th of January 2023.
It is a historic moment for India in river cruise tourism. This project is the first of its kind and is like to attract a lot of tourists both domestic and international to see India from a totally new and different angle.
The cruise after being flagged off from the Ganges at Varanasi will reach Dibrugarh in Assam in about 51 days covering a total voyage distance of over 3000 kilometers.
We will be talking about the costs as we proceed down further in the article.
The cruise will cover a total of 50 tourist spots including world heritage sites, covering multiple states before finally getting anchored in Assam.
What is MV Ganga Vilas
MV Ganga Vilas is a luxury cruise ship. It is built by Anatara Luxury River Cruises. This cruise ship is yet to make its first voyage.
It is the World’s longest crusie. It will be flagged off from Varanasi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 13th of January 2023.
It will start from Varanasi and end is 51 days trip at Dibrugarh, Assam.
The Time frame
The cruise will be on a 51 days long trip from its starting point to its end destination on 1st of March.
Places it will cover
The cruise will be covering important cities of India like Patna, Guwahati, Kolkata and will also include Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.
In the state of Assam the crusie will be touching spots of importance like Dhubi, Jogighopa, Pandu, Kaziranga, Nimati and the river island Majuli. Finally it will be anchored as it reaches its final destination in Dibrugarh which is in Eastern Assam.
Details of the Cruise Ship
MV Ganga Vilas stands afloat with a length of 62 Meters and a breadth of 12 meters. The ship accompanies three decks in itself. For the tourists, the ship has on board capacity of 18 luxury suites which has a capacity to intake 36 tourists.
This cruise is built with the implementation of modern science and technology, which is it has better control is curbing pollution as well as noise.
Importance of the cruise in Indians heritage and and cultural tourism
The trip of this cruise will cover heritage, cultural and religiously important place. Thus there will be boost of Indian heritage and religious and cultural tourism.
Starting from the Ganga Aarati at Varanasi, to the largest natural river island Majuli.
The one horn Rhino of Kaziranga National Park. All these will be a part of the voyage that will be in place to the eyes of the tourists.
Speaking about Assam, this venture will bring the state into the realm of Global tourism. Which as of now was not a globally known tourist attraction.
Some places in North Eastern are small, but definitely has the potential. Now, a venture like this can turn a regional tourist attraction into a global one.
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The cost of booking and enjoying a voyage of MV Ganga Vials can be somewhat overwhelming for an average Indian tourist. The cost for one person spending one day at this luxury cruise can be USD 300, which is about 24,500 INR. And if you wish to untertake the entire trip of 51 days till the final destination, it will cost USD 1,53,000, which is over 12.50 Lakhs INR
Facts And Questions
When Will MV Ganga Vilas be flagged off?
This crusie ship will be flagged off from Varanasi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 13th of January 2023.
How much distance will MV Ganga Vilas cover?
It will cover a distance of over 3000 kilometers among 25 river routes of 5 Indian states including Dhaka of Bangladesh.
How long is the voyage of MV Ganga Vilas?
The start to the end of the voyage at Dibrugarh, Assam will take a total of 51 dsays.
What are the dimensions of MV Ganga Vilas?
This luxury river cruise is 62 meters long and 12 meters wide.
What is the composition of the cruise MV Ganga Vilas?
This cruise has three decks and holds 18 suits with a capacity to hold 36 people.
MV Ganga Vilas, the first venture of its kind kind in India, this river cruise is about to host 32 foreign tourist is its maiden voyage after it is flagged off.
Indeed, it will be a great start to what it has actually been intended for.