MV Ganga Vilas, the longest river cruise in the world, will set sail on January 13. The cruise will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conferencing, and begin its journey from Varanasi. Here are the details.
We earlier reported that the world’s longest river cruise is set to sail in India in January 2023. And the time is almost here. The inauguration of the MV Ganga Vilas will be done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, via a video conference on Friday (January 13). According to reports, he will also inaugurate several other inland projects worth over INR 1,000 crores.
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All you need to know about MV Ganga Vilas
The cruise will begin its journey in Varanasi, and after sailing for almost 3,200 kilometres, it will reach Dibrugarh in Assam. The world’s longest river cruise will also cross 27 river systems across two countries on the way, reports add. The total time that the cruise will take is 52 days, and will serve beautiful views of the cities and nations it crosses, complete with changing weather and a cultural journey over the almost two-month period. PM Modi added that the cruise will offer travellers the opportunity to explore India’s cultural roots and discover some unique and beautiful aspects of its diversity, reports add.
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The cruise comes equipped with 18 suites, which can house 36 passengers. Complete with all luxury amenities, the cruise has three decks and the maiden voyage comes complete with 32 visitors from Switzerland to undertake this monumental journey.
The cruise will help bring out India’s rich heritage and showcase it to travellers from all across the world. The journey will include visits to 50 spots, including World Heritage Sites, national parks, ghats, major (and important) cities on the route and more.
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