India to launch world’s longest river cruise ship

On Friday, January 13, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the luxury cruise ship MV Ganga Vilas, which will mark “the beginning of a new era of domestic tourism,” according to Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. “Tourists will be able to experience the spirituality, education, well-being, culture and richness of India’s biodiversity,” added Sonowal.The ship of 62 meters in length, 12 meters in beam and a draft of 1.4 meters has three decks and 18 suites with capacity for 36 people. In addition, it is equipped with noise control and anti-pollution technologies. The duration of the tour is planned to extend over 51 days and include visits to 50 tourist spots, including World Heritage sites, national parks and major cities such as Patna in the Indian state of Bihar, Calcutta in West Bengal, Guwahati in Assam, and Dhaka in Bangladesh. such as the popular Ganga Aarti night ritual of Varanasi, Sarnath, a place of worship for Buddhism, will tour Mayong, known for its tantric craftsmanship, and Majuli, the largest river island and center of Vaishnavite culture, in the state of Assam.Other key points of the journey will be: the Bihar School of Yoga and the University of Vikramshila, the Bay of Bengal, renowned for its tigers, and Kaziranga National Park, famous for its single-horned rhinos.

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