Alaknanda Kashi Luxury Cruise Ship on River Ganga to Start from August 15: Know Fare, Route Details and Interiors of This New Service in Varanasi
Alaknanda cruise in Varanasi (Photo credits: File photo)

India's oldest city of Varanasi is a very popular spot for tourism. The religious and spiritual environment, witnessing the worship of the river, observing the vibe of the place, is one of its kind. Now the face of enjoying the Ganga river ghats is about to change as a luxury cruise will start operations in the area. Starting August 15, the Alaknanda-Kashi luxury cruise will run between Assi Ghat and Rajghat of Varanasi. This 12 kilometers ride will also give a chance to experience the spectacular Varanasi and Ganga Aarti in the morning.

The cruise reached Varanasi from Kolkata, covering a distance of 1400 kms all the way. This high-tech ship belongs to Nordic Cruiseline and will open to the tourists on Independence Day. The cost of a trip will be Rs 750 plus taxes. The Nordic Cruiseline have given the credits to PM Modi's initiative of 'Startup India' for development of this facility. Mumbai- Goa 'Angriya' Cruise Begins, Know The Tickets Rates, Timings and Halts on The Route. 

Take a look at the video of the Alaknanda cruise in Varanasi:

This luxury ship is 2000 square foot is double-decker and the below deck of the ship is airconditioned. On both the floors, there are bio-toilets. There will be local, classical music played in the cruise. Needless to say, the cruise will also provide special local food items for the tourists. It will also have safety jackets and lifeguards on board for everyone's safety. There will also be a lifeboat provision in case of an emergency.