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Luxury cruise services along Ganga in Varanasi starting next week: Report

As per the report, the cruiser will cover 84 ghats of Varanasi.

ET Online|
Aug 14, 2018, 11.14 AM IST
The cruise can also be booked during the day for special bookings or events like Rudhrabhishek.
Varanasi, which is known for its ghats, is set to get a dose of luxury soon. According to a report of Times of India, luxury cruise services are set to be introduced in Varanasi - the constituency of prime minister Narendra Modi - in next one week.

Earlier it was expected to start from August 15 this year.

Called Alaknanda, the vessel is about 30-metre long and has two decks. It can accomodate around 100 passengers in one go and has modern facilities like bio-toilets and WiFi which will be available for free.

The liner will take tourists and devotees on a two hours trip during sunrises and sunsets when they can witness Ganga Aarti. The cruise can also be booked during the day for special bookings or events like Rudhrabhishek.

The cruiser will cover 84 ghats of Varanasi. It will start from Assi Ghat and end at the same point after the trip covering 12 kilometres.

On-board, vegetarian dishes like kachori, jalebi, samosas and batichokha will be available. "The operators also plan to include cultural activities like classical music and dance depicting the rich heritage of the city," added the report.

For the normal morning and evening trips passengers will be charged Rs 750 plus GST but special packages like Rudhrabhishek will cost more - as per the report, the Rudhrabhishek package would cost Rs 75,000 plus GST.

No alcohol will be served or allowed on board either.

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