Varanasi, also known as Kashi or Banaras is one of the most visited religious destinations of India. Alaknanda is the first-ever luxury cruise in Varanasi to take tourists on a religious ride of all 84 Ghats of Varanasi.
Varanasi Luxury Cruise Service was inaugurated on 2nd September 2018 by the CM of Uttar Pradesh – Yogi Adityanath. Alaknanda – The Luxury Cruise at Varanasi is managed by Nordic Cruise Line – a start-up cruise line based in Kolkata. This cruise will take you on a religious ride of the holy Ganga river at Varanasi.
Alaknanda Cruise at Varanasi is 30 meters long and can accommodate 110 passengers in one go. Alaknanda Cruise is a double-decker cruise. The lower Deck is air-conditioning with 60 seats. There are huge see-through windows in the air-conditioned deck. The Upper Deck is not air-conditioned. The sides are open at the Upper Deck.
Both floors have bio-toilets. The seating facility is world-class on the Alaknanda Cruise. The Upper Deck also has a multi-cuisine restaurant. Passengers can enjoy a delightful meal while roaming the Holy River of Ganga at Varanasi. Varanasi Tourism is supporting such new experiments and tourists are loving this facility as well.
Alaknanda Cruise has the latest navigation system. Onboard GPS is available. Safety Jackets and Life Guards are there along with the cruise as well. Cruise also includes lifeboats. Wi-Fi is also available.
The Route of Alaknanda – The Luxury Cruise at Varanasi :
The route of the Cruise will start from Assi Ghat. Alaknanda Cruise will continue all the way to Panchganga Ghat. Panchganga Ghat is one of the most ancient and famous ghats of Varanasi. It will cover all 84 ghats of Varanasi.
Alaknanda – The Luxury Cruise at Varanasi Boarding Points:
There are two Boarding Points on Alaknanda Cruise:
- Alaknanda Jetty
- Ravidas Park Ghat Naga
The fare per person for Alaknanda Cruise is Rs.750 per person, including GST (Goods & Services Tax)
Morning: 7 AM to 8.30 AM
Evening: 6 PM to 8.30 PM
How to Book:
You can do an online booking for Alaknanda – The Luxury Cruise at Varanasi on the official website of Nordic Cruise Line.