Antara Luxury River Cruises of India intends to embark on longest river in the world journey in December 2022. The company’s Antara Ganga Vilas ship will set off on a 51-day journey through the Ganges and Brahmaputra, billed as the world’s longest river journey.
According to reports, this ship will set sail from Kashi in Uttar Pradesh and will arrive in Dibrugarh, Assam. According to the company, the ship will travel through five states, 27 smaller rivers, and two countries. This journey will not only provide tourists with an excellent opportunity to learn about South Asian culture, but will also allow them to spend some leisure time. This voyage will also provide opportunities for nature lovers, history buffs, and cultural enthusiasts, as well as hop-on and hop-off options for those who only want to travel in specific segments on the longest river journey in the world.
Every day, the journey will be called The Grand Cruise, and it will include both on-site and off-site experiences. The itinerary will include several World Heritage Sites in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, and other locations. The cruise will also enter Bangladesh, passing through the UNESCO-accredited Sundarbans, and will take its passengers to various locations in Bangladesh before entering India, including Barisal, Bagerhat, and Dhak.
Raj Singh, Chairman of the company, revealed more details about the itinerary, saying that all of the experiences were personally designed and vetted by him. He also stated that the historical route has been finalized with the support, assistance, and cooperation of the governments of India and Bangladesh, who are working together to ensure seamless travel between the two countries.