Ganga Vilas: World’s Longest River Cruise

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    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Ganga river cruise from Varanasi.

    About Ganga Vilas

    • It will travel around 3,200 km in 51 days to reach Dibrugarh in Assam via Bangladesh, sailing across 27 river systems in India and Bangladesh.
    • The 51 days cruise is planned with visits to 50 tourist spots including World Heritage Sites, National Parks, River Ghats, and major cities like Patna in Bihar, Sahibganj in Jharkhand, Kolkata in West Bengal, Dhaka in Bangladesh and Guwahati in Assam. 
    • It is curated to bring out the best of the country to be showcased to the world. 
    • It is being pitched as the world’s longest river cruise.
    • Significance: The journey will give the tourists an opportunity to embark upon an experiential voyage and indulge in the art, culture, history, and spirituality of India and Bangladesh.

    Source:IE