Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav also participated in the program virtually. He said that river cruise MV Ganga Vilas would visit Buxar, Chhapra, Patna, Munger, Sultanganj and Kahalgaon in the state.
Tejashwi Yadav said, “Tourists will be accorded a traditional welcome at each port and will be taken on a tour of historical places.”
An official of Port, Shipping and Waterways told ANI that the world’s longest river cruise ship MV Ganga Vilas is the first cruise vessel to be built in India.
MV Ganga Vilas will start its journey from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and reach Dibrugarh in Assam via Bangladesh, traveling approximately 3,200 km in 51 days, crossing 27 river systems in India and Bangladesh.
MV Ganga Vilas has three decks with all luxury amenities, 18 suites with a capacity of 36 tourists. On the first trip, 32 tourists from Switzerland are signing up for the full length of the trip.
MV Ganga Vilas Cruise is designed to showcase the best of the country to the world. 51 days cruise planned with visits to 50 tourist destinations 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 Is.