The Bihar State Tourism Development of Corporation (BSTDC) is all set to launch a river cruise in Ganga River from Kolkata to Patna and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Assam Bengal Navigation (ABN). The cruise set to be operational starting October will have a total of 12 cabins equipped with double bed (A/C) rooms, open deck, dining hall, bar, restaurant, massage centre, big hall and emergency medical facilities.
The cruise with a capacity to accommodate 24 tourists will have 6-day stoppages in Bihar including Rajmahal, Bateshwar Sthan, Sultanganj, Munger, Simaria Ghat and Patna.
Rashmi Verma, Principal Tourism Secretary, Department of Tourism, Government of Bihar said, “Till date, the cruise has already made eight trips in which over 450 foreign tourists travelled on this route. In view of the overwhelming response, we have decided to launch another river cruise in Ganga River for domestic, as well as foreigners at a low cost.”
BSTDC that has been introducing various tourism initiatives to benefit travelers recently added ultra modern Volvo luxury buses to its fleet of vehicles. Besides, the Corporation also offers special package tours to Sonepur Fair which is set to kick start from November 21st.