Now it is time for Varanasi gets its very own 5-star luxury cruise on the magnificent River Ganga giving a great insight into the ancient city of India. The chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, CM Yogi Adityanath, has given a green signal to the immensely famous and anticipated luxury river cruise, Alaknanda that would be from the famous Khirkiya Ghat in Varanasi.
This cruise ship was actually built by a Kolkata based company and is managed by the famous Nordic Cruise Line, you would be astonished by the sight of this double-decker cruise that measures the height of 2,000 sq. ft. and is spacious enough to provide comfort and luxury to 125 people on-board. One would marvel at the see through glass windows that are in the lower deck with the seating capacity of 60 people. One can also enjoy the famous Ganga Aarti at the immensely famous Dashashwamedh Ghat and also witness the Shubha-e-Banaras at the famous Assi Ghat that is also an option that you get while being on this cruise tour.
Also, the luxury cruise Alaknanda will be sailing from the famous Assi Ghat to the famous Panchganga Ghat, this would be around the length of 12 km, covering almost 85 of the river ghats of Benares. This cruise might also extend the journey to the old and historic town of Chunar. This river is famous for its modern way of construction, the powerful engine, hygienic bio-toilets, 60 comfortable sofas that are present to provide comfort on the lower deck, the wonderful state-of-the-art safety features, well equipped kitchen and a lot more features that sets it apart.
On the cruise launch, Manoj Poddar, the Director of Alaknanda, had announced that cruise tickets are priced at INR 750 per ride per person which is affordable enough for most people making their cruise tour dream come to life. Also, there would be the facilities of online booking that would be available in just a few days.
In addition, there have been many plans that are made to get more bookings for the luxury cruise for some great celebrations such as birthday party celebrations, corporate parties etc. And what would create more make you marvel even more is the Rudrabhishek Yajna ceremony that was also performed by 11 Brahmins which can also be organised at an amount of INR 75,000.