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Ganga Vilas: World’s longest 51-day river cruise is booked for 5 years | Everything you need to know

There will be 32 foreign tourists in this river cruise, who will travel for 51 days



Ganga Vilas: World's longest 51-day river cruise

MV Ganga Vilas is all set to embark on the world’s longest river cruise journey. It stands at the Ramnagar port in Varanasi. On January 13, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag it off for a long journey of 3,200 km. The cruise will depart from Varanasi to Dibrugarh in Assam via Bangladesh. There will be 32 foreign tourists in this river cruise, who will travel for 51 days. The cruise has luxury facilities like a 5 star hotel.

What is special about the cruise, how much is the fare? What is a route map? Let us also know about it one by one…

Everything you wanted to know about the cruise

The journey is of 51 days. Distance– 3200 kms.

Route of Cruise– Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly River System (National Water Way 1), Kolkata to Dhubri (Indo Bangla Protocol Route) and Brahmaputra (National Water Way 2). There will be 27 rivers on the way.

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A beautiful view of the Ganges is visible from inside the luxurious suite of the cruise.

Major rivers that will fall on the way– Ganga, Bhagirathi, Hooghly, Vidyavati, Matla, Sundarbans River Systems-5, Meghna, Padma, Jamuna and Brahmaputra.

The cruise will pass through 5 states and Bangladesh- UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assam and Bangladesh.

Major stopovers on the way of cruise – Varanasi, Patna, Kolkata, Dhaka, Guwahati, Dibrugarh including 50 major tourist destinations.

There is also a gym on the cruise.

Facilities on the cruise

  • 18 suites, restaurant, bar, spa, sundeck, gym and lounge.
  • The 40-seat restaurant on the main deck has buffet counters with continental and Indian food.
  • The upper deck’s outdoor seating has a bar with steamer chairs and a coffee table.
  • There are also bathrooms with bathtubs, convertible beds, French balconies, LED TVs, safes, smoke alarms, life vests and sprinklers.
There is a 40 seater restaurant on the 2nd floor of the cruise.

The fare for the whole tour – 19 lakh rupees for one person. The rent of the suite is 38 lakhs. This rate can increase or decrease according to the space.

The speciality of the cruise – 62.5 meters long and 12.8 meters wide Ganga Vilas Cruise has a fuel tank of 40 thousand liters and a water tank of 60 thousand liters.

Cruise speed – The cruise speed in up stream is 10 to 12 kmph. The cruise speed in down stream is 15 to 20 kmph.

When will it reach Assam– The expected date of Ganga Vilas Cruise’s arrival at Dibrugarh is March 1, 2023.

Travelers will see Sundarbans and Royal Bengal Tiger

  • The cruise will pass through Meghna river on its way to Dibrugarh. Tourists will also see Sundarbans here. It is a UNESCO certified World Heritage Site. Royal Bengal tigers also live in the beautiful forest.
  • Kaziranga National Park will also fall on the way. Where the world famous one horned rhinoceros and elephant live. Majuli island is also here. It is the largest river island in the world.
Route map of Ganga Vilas cruise

The moonlit night view from the cruise would be amazing

  • The moonlit night view from the cruise would be amazing. The cruise will stop wherever there is fog. A ship moves ahead of the cruise. It is deployed in the safety of the cruise.
  • There will be a pilot on the ship, who will guide the cruise captain. The pilot and master of the cruise will change in Kolkata. All other staff will remain.
  • Cruise suites have life jackets, fire alarms etc. for safety. At the same time, 4 small steamers are also attached with the cruise for emergency. Food and drink for 51 days is available in the cruise.

All 18 suites of the cruise are booked for 5 years

  • Advance booking of Ganga Vilas for full 5 years has been done. It has been booked by different tourist groups of the world. The fare for the journey starting from January 13 is Rs 19 lakh. All 32 passengers boarding from Varanasi will travel till Dibrugarh. There will be no further booking on this route.
  • Presently 8 river cruises are operating between Varanasi and Kolkata in the country. Apart from this, cruise will also sail on the second national waterway (Brahmaputra river).

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Lawrence Bishnoi’s brother claims credit for firing incident outside Salman Khan’s house



Anmol Bishnoi, the brother of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, is said to have accepted responsibility for shooting outside Salman Khan’s house on Sunday. Anmol, who is apparently hiding in the US and is wanted in India, allegedly posted on social media, calling the actor’s firing only a trailer and delivering a warning.

In his alleged facebook post, Anmol said, peace is what they seek. If the only decision against oppression is war, then so be it. He further said giving warning to Salman Khan that they have only shown you a trailer so that the actor can understand the magnitude of their strength and do not test it.

He continued saying, this is the first and last warning. After this, shots will not be fired outside the house only. He said that he h as kept two dogs whom he had named after named after Dawood Ibrahim and Chota Shakeel. He claimed that Salman Khan considers them as his Gods. Concluding the post Anmol said, he dosen’t have the habit of talking much.

This incident occurred when two unidentified guys riding bikes fired four rounds of gunshots outside Salman Khan’s Bandra residence in Mumbai early on Sunday morning. The incident occurred at roughly 4.51 am outside of Galaxy Apartments. However, no one was injured in the incident.

However, Salman Khan’s father, Salim Khan responded to the incident and said, that everything is gin and no one is injured.

As per the early investigation the bullets were fount in the balcony of Salman Khan’s house.

Meanwhile, the actor’s security has been stepped up and the police are closely monitoring the situation. The crime branch, local police and forensic teams visited the spot for further probe and recovered shells of bullets fired outside Khan’s house.

In addition, Salman Khan has been granted permission to carry a personal firearm for protection.

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Gunshots fired outside Salman Khan’s Galaxy Apartment in Bandra, Mumbai Police investigates

A firing incident took place outside Salman Khan’s home in Bandra today, and investigation is currently underway.



Early in the morning, gunshots were heard outside Salman Khan’s Bandra house. An unidentified person fired a gun into the air while riding a bike about five in the morning. Police are currently looking into the matter and conducting searches.

It has been reported that two men fired bullets outside Salman’s Galaxy Aparetment at around 5:00 am. A gunshot fire was found close to the air conditioner mounted on the wall beside it. An investigation has been launched by Mumbai Police to identify the gunman. The forensic team and the crime branch also arrived at the location.

However, there are currently no reports of injuries. The security around Salman Khan’s home has been inxcreased, according to the police. On the other side, the Bandra Police Station has received an official complaint (FIR) against unidentified attackers. DCP has also arrived at the location. Images of the two suspects who opened fire at Salman’s house on the bike appeared. In the images, the two accussed can be seen wearing helmets to prevent identification. Salman’s home has CCTV installed, and the image was taken using it.

This is not the first time that Salman Khan has been attacked or threatened. Several people have threatened to kill him. Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi had planned ahead of time to use his goons to attack the Bollywood actor. The man who was given the idea to kill Salman Khan is none other than Naresh Shetty, the mentor of mobster Kala Jathedi and the most important person in Bishnoi’s gang.

In addition, mobster Sampat Nehra had set up camp in Mumbai for a few days in order to attack Salman Khan. Not only that, but after escaping, infamous mobster Kala Jathedi also made Mumbai his home. At one point or another, all of these mob figures resided in Mumbai’s Vaasi area.

Meanwhile, on the occasion of Eid, Salman Khan frequently waves to his followers from the balcony of his first-floor Galaxy Apartment.

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Lok Sabha elections 2024: BJP releases manifesto Sankalp Patra in presence of PM Modi, focuses on women, poor and youth

The BJP released its manifesto or Sankalp Patra, with tagline Modi ki Guarantee, for the Lok Sabha election 2024



At the party headquarters in New Delhi on Sunday, April 14, the Bharatiya Janata Party unveiled their manifesto, or Sankalp Patra, for the Lok Sabha election of 2024, with the slogan Modi ki Guarantee. The manifesto was presented in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president JP Nadda, and other senior leaders.

The day marks on the anniversary of the birth of BR Ambedkar, a notable Dalit leader who drafted the Indian Constitution. A 27-member committee to draft the party’s manifesto, led by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, was constituted by the BJP and convened twice to discuss its contents. Ahead of this, the party conducted several campaigns on social media and sent out vans across the nation to get recommendations from the public.

The four pillars of Viksit Bharat—women power, youth power, farmers, and the poor—are the core of the manifesto, according to the prime minister. The PM said that the manifesto emphasizes both the quantity and quality of opportunities, as well as the dignity of life and quality of life.

According to the PM, the government will prioritize installing piped gas in every home and provide free solar-powered electricity.

A five-year extension of the Centre’s free ration system was promised in the manifesto. To stabilize prices and safeguard the plates of the impoverished, the government said it will concentrate on achieving self-sufficiency in the production of vegetables, edible oils, and pulses. It stated that every home will have access to drinking water and that the Ayushman Bharat scheme and the PMAwas Yojana would be increased.

As per the BJP manifesto, farmers would still receive Rs 6,000 in annual support, and the crop insurance program will be strengthened with the use of technology. According to the manifesto, the government will keep raising the minimum support price for crops on a regular basis, establish new clusters for the production of necessities, and construct more storage facilities.

JP Nadda, speaking to the media, outlined the accomplishments of the BJP government during its ten years in office. He restated that the central campaign slogan of the BJP, Modi ki guarantee, is a guarantee that all guarantees will be fulfilled.

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