The world’s longest river cruise, MV Ganga Vilas, completed its 50-day journey on Tuesday, from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Dibrugarh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the cruise on January 13 and it traversed through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Assam, covering 3,200 km across 27 river systems.
On February 17, the cruise entered Assam via Dhaka, Bangladesh. The onboard tourists visited 50 tourist spots, including world heritage sites, national parks, river ghats, and major cities such as Patna in Bihar, Sahibganj in Jharkhand, Kolkata in West Bengal, Dhaka in Bangladesh, and Guwahati in Assam.
The tourists were welcomed by Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shripad Yesso Naik, MoS Labour and Employment Rameshwar Teli, among others.
According to an official statement, the luxury cruise ship has three decks and 18 onboard suites, accommodating a total of 36 tourists. The maiden voyage had 32 Swiss tourists who signed up for the entire journey.
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