World’s Longest River Cruise, On Ganga, Completes Maiden Voyage
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – Flagged off from Varanasi on January 13, the world’s longest river cruise — MV Ganga Vilas — culminated its journey in Dibrugarh, Assam, on February 28 after traversing for 50 days.
MV Ganga Vilas arrived at Bogibeel at 2.30 p.m. on February 28 where a warm welcome was accorded by the dignitaries to all the 28 foreign tourists traveling in it.
With the successful conclusion of its maiden journey covering over 3,200 km, the MV Ganga Vilas opens a new vista of opportunity in river tourism for the entire South Asia region.
Built with a unique design and a futuristic vision, the cruise has three decks and 18 suites on board with a capacity of carrying 36 tourists. It is already booked for to and for journey for the next two years.
During the journey, the tourists traveled to some iconic places such as Patna Sahib, Bodh Gaya, Vikramshila, Dhaka, the Sunderbans and the Kaziranga before reaching Dibrugarh.
Tourists, both domestic and global, who would like to experience spirituality, now can visit destinations like Kashi, Bodh Gaya, Vikramshila, Patna Sahib, while those who want to explore the natural diversity will cover destinations like Sundarbans and Kaziranga.