Now- a- days cruise can be one of the prime entertainment  of West Bengal. They can become very popular too, among tourists coming from different places. A rail or bus ride can never give that much feeling as with the journey of Cruise in the river Ganga. Now the Government  and many private tour operators has taken initiative to launch cruises in West Bengal.

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Route/ Place

Kolkata to Varanasi

Route :

Calcutta (Kolkata) - Kalna - Matiari - Murshidabad - Jangipur - Farakka - Raj Mahal - Karagola - Bateshwarsthan - Sultanganj - Munger - Nalanda - Bodhgaya - Varanasi

Things To View

Now the tourists may move from Kolkata to Varanasi with a luxurious vessel to enjoy nawabi heydays, temples , Buddhists heritages & more places of interest.

Places to Stay

Accommodation / Charges

  1. The ship operated by R.V. Bengal Pandaw  having spacious luxury cabin, deck and rooms.Rates includes hotel accommodation and all meals as indicated by the programs – Indian Brand Mineral Water at the time of meals - Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary – English / German Speaking Guide (French upon request) - All Entrance Fees – Transfers by car/minivan/coach as per programs – all entrance fees - camera fees (still) – local assistance .

Rate for 12 nights/ 13 days: Starts from 5,12,000/-.

  1. Vivada cruises also conducts this tour having by M.V. Paramhamsa  having four decks – under deck, main deck, first deck, and sun deck. There are 20 deluxe rooms on the main deck and 12 luxury rooms on the first deck. The chefs aboard the ship will prepare some delicious dishes .
    M.V. Paramhamsa also brings forth a library, massage parlors and cruise gym, If you want to relax, just be at the ship's bar, you will love the experience.

Rates for 3 nights 4 days starts from 45,000/-.

How to Reach

Important Numbers

  1. WBTDC, Kolkata

Telephone & Emails
Tel: +91-11-41085922
Email: sales@bengalganga.com / salesmanager@bengalganga.com


  1.  Vivada Inland Waterways Limited
    14, Southern Avenue
    Kolkata - 700 026, West Bengal, India.
    Tel: + 91-33- 2463 1990 / 1991/ 1992 / 1993
    Fax: + 91-33-24631994

             Email: gangescruises@vivada.com