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World’s longest luxury river cruise from Varanasi-Dibrugarh to start from January

Guwahati: The world’s longest luxury river cruise from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Dibrugarh in Assam via Bangladesh will be launched in January 2023.

The cruise will start its journey from Varanasi on January 10 and will cover a 4,000-km-long route in 50 days. It will pass through Kolkata and Dhaka before reaching Bogibeel in the Dibrugarh district of Assam on March 1.

The Varanasi-Dibrugarh cruise will run on a public-private partnership (PPP) model. The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has signed an agreement with Antara Luxury River Cruises and JM Baxi River Cruises for the initiative. The ticket price would be decided by the operator.

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