WHAT IS ALAKNANDA LUXURY CRUISE?
Alaknanda Cruise is the first cruise in Varanasi it will give a tour in the Ghats of
It is an important addition to the Varanasi Tourism. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Yogi Adityanath launched Alaknanda, a five-star luxury cruise, from the Khirkiya
ghat in Varanasi.
PM Modi’s constituency is in Varanasi ( PM Modi fight Lok Sabha election from
here) Alaknanda Cruise will be very good for tourism.
Alaknanda Cruise has two decks Lower and Upper. The lower one is air-conditioned
and in the upper one, we have a restaurant.
WHAT IS ALAKNANDA LUXURY CRUISE TOURIST BOAT?
It is the first of its kind luxury boat in Varanasi which is developed at a cost of Rs 1
crore by a Kolkata-based company operated by the non-government organization
( Nordic Cruise Line) with the support of the government.
The boat can accommodate a total of 90 passengers and it has a space of 2000 sqfeet.
According to reports, the cost of a trip aboard the luxury boat will be around Rs 750
As part of safety provisions onboard, the boat is equipped with life jackets and the
passengers will be under the supervision of lifeguards life jackets and other
facilities are provided.
THE HOLY RIVER GANGA FACTOR
Nordic Cruise Line announced that “All kinds of NON-VEGETARIAN FOOD and
ALCOHOLIC DRINKS are STRICTLY PROHIBITED on board Alaknanda Kashi Cruise Vessel”.
Because it is a holy area.
TOP LUXURY CRUISES IN THE WORLD (DATA FROM CRUISE CRITIC’S 2018 RANKINGS)
1. REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES ( Can accommodate around 200 to 300 people)
2. CRYSTAL CRUISES
Drawbacks: Local people protested about it.As local boats were there one of the
ways for the livelihood.It will certainly affect their livelihood.
It will certainly affect: TRAVEL AND TOURISM COMPETITIVENESS INDEX
India was ranked 40th among the 136 economies across the world in 2017 Travel
and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) released by the World Economic
In this edition of the index, India has jumped 12 places from an earlier 52nd
position in 2015. But it lagged behind its other Asian peers like Japan (4th) and
15TH PRAVASI BHARATIYA DIVAS TO BE HELD IN VARANASI IN JANUARY 2019
The 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in a holy city if Varanasi (Uttar
Pradesh) from January 21 to January 23, 2019. Its theme will be “Role of Indian
Diaspora in building a New India”.