50 Days Journey on Ganga Villa Cruise – the World’s Longest River Cruise

Ganga Villa River Cruise
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Want to embark on the world’s longest river cruise that connects two countries on a 50 days long journey? Yes, you heard it right. The government of India launched the world’s longest river cruise sailing from Varanasi to Dibrugarh via Bangladesh. Its name is Ganga Villa Cruise. You can embark on the Ganga Villa River Cruise in 2023 January.

You need to travel to the heart of Uttar Pradesh – Varanasi to board the Ganga Villa Cruise Ship. The longest river cruise will cover 4,000 km (approx.) crossing through 27 river systems for over 50 days.

Operational Dates of the Ganga Villa River Cruise

The Ganga Villa River Cruise will be the maiden river voyage. It will start in 2023, January 10, and will culminate on 1st March 2023. During the 50 days journey on the Ganga Villa River Cruise, you will sail sacred Indian rivers like Ganga, and Brahmaputra.

Fare for Boarding Ganga Villa River Cruise

It hasn’t been announced yet. The price for boarding Ganga Villa River Cruise will be decided upon by central government interference.

Highlights of the Ganga Villa River Cruise for Travelers

  • Ganga Aarti ceremony in Varanasi
  • Traversing through Sundarbans in Assam – the largest mangrove forest
  • Visit the Black Magic Capital of India – Mayong

Tourist Attractions on the Largest River Cruise from Varanasi to Dibrugarh

However, travelers will get to see around 50 tourist sites on the Ganga Villa Cruise. The highlighted ones would be UNESCO World Heritage Sites also. Some of them include Sundarban Delta and Kaziranga National Park.

Talking of a handful of tourist attractions to cover on a 50 days ship journey, it includes Varanasi, Patna, Kolkata, Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dibrugarh (Assam).


World’s Longest River Cruise Will Pass Through 3 Major Waterways

Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly river system, the Indo-Bangla Protocol Route (Kolkata-Dhubri) and National Waterway 2 over Brahmaputra.

Important Things to Know About Ganga Villa Cruise Starting in 2023

  • It is expected to run on a public-private partnership (PPP model).
  • India’s own Inland Waterway Authority (IWAI) has mutually signed an agreement with Antara River Cruises and JM Baxi River Cruises for this initiative.
  • The rate of the Ganga Villa River Cruise is still yet to be decided soon before the launch date. Stay tuned to the official website of Inland Waterways India.
  • Ganga Villa River River would be the 1st voyage that will connect two countries on the river cruise map – Ganga and Brahmaputra.
  • The Union Minister of ports, shipping, and waterways – Sarbananda Sonowal stated that this cruise project is one of the attempts to boom waterways tourism in India.

How to reach Varanasi

Varanasi is well connected by air, road, and train. It has its own international airport – Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport. Even the train has good frequencies and by road also, Varanasi is well connected with north Indian destinations.

Wrapping Up

Excited to cruise on the largest river cruise on the cruise map of the world? Stay tuned with Honeymoon Bug content as we will soon disclose the price of the swift sail on India’s very own river cruise

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