The Newest Cruise Ship on the Ganges

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Bookings open for the Newest Cruise Ship on the Ganges

In February 2014, the luxury, small group cruiser ‘Rajmahal ‘ will commence voyages on the holy river Ganges.

Indian river cruising is taking off. It’s possible to cruise for some 1750 miles on the mystical rivers and inland waterways of India, travelling through the country in total serenity and comfort. The Ganges is one of the most celebrated rivers in the world. The ‘Mother Ganges’ is life, purity and a goddess to the people of India.

Active Travel have just commenced taking bookings for the newest cruise ship on the Ganges. An exclusive, small group cruiser, the 50 metre Rajmahal has 22 spacious cabins, all with a French balcony, plus a spa, saloon, dining room and large sundeck. The vessel has been designed specifically for conditions on the Ganges, with extra-shallow draught and reduced air draught providing a unique advantage over more conventional designs in these waters.

The Rajmahal will commence seven and nine day cruises along the legendary Upper Ganges, between Farakka and Patna in February 2014, visiting important temples and historical sites, as well as exploring local villages by cycle, rickshaw and minibus. There will be five sailings for the season.

It will also cruise the Hooghly River (or Lower Ganges), between Kolkata and Farakka over eight days, again commencing February 2014, with three sailings planned. The Hooghly flows through one of the most picturesque and culturally rich regions of India. The Rajmahal visits exquisite terracotta temples, lofty palaces, splendid old ruined cities, picturesque gardens and charming local villages.

Enquiries and reservations can be made with Active Travel on 1800 783 188 or visit their web site at for details of their Upper and Lower Ganges tours and other river cruises in India, Burma and along the Mekong.

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