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Costa Cruises begins new cruise season in India with Costa Serena 

Costa Serena has commenced her 2023/24 cruise season in India, homeporting in Mumbai throughout the winter until January next year.

The ship will sail 23 roundtrip itineraries of 2 to 5 nights from Mumbai to Kochi, Goa and, for the first time ever, the beautiful Lakshadweep islands. The last roundtrip cruise of the season will also include a port call in the Maldives.

In a sign of the growing importance of India as a cruise destination and cruise home market, Costa Cruises said in a statement that the cruise experience aboard Costa Serena has been tailored to offer “warm hospitality and customization with Indian cuisine and entertainment”.

Costa Cruises will be joining Cordelia Cruises in Mumbai, with the homegrown Indian cruise brand also sailing a range of roundtrip cruises on the Indian coastline.

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Local cruise and tourism officials, including Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways; Francesco Raffa,  Director Asia Region & Growth Markets, Costa Cruises; Nalini Gupta, Lotus Aero Enterprises, GSA of Costa Cruises, and others gathered aboard Costa Serena to mark the start of the new season.

Costa Cruises sailings in India are popular with both families and couples  looking for an international cruise experience with Italian hospitality. The cruise line has homeported in India for several years, most recently offering week-long itineraries out of Mumbai to the Maldives.

“We are extremely happy to sail again in India where we’ve been operating since 2016,” said Francesco Raffa, Director Asia Region & Growth Markets, Costa Cruises. “We are bringing to our Indian guests out authentic Italian hospitality with a local personalisation in terms of food and entertainment.” 

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“India is an important market for Costa, both for our established Fly&Cruise programs to Dubai and the Mediterranean, and for our newly introduced local operations sailing domestically,” he added. “We are grateful to the Indian government for the efforts to support the domestic tourism and on infrastructures development. India is working to develop the cruise industry and we are excited to sail together towards the vision of the Indian government.”

Costa Serena has a total of 1,500 cabins, 505 of which have private balconies, as well as several lounges, a dozen restaurants and many more bars and cafes across 14 passenger decks. 

The ship also features a wellness centre and gym with a sea views, a beauty salon, a theatre, restaurants serving Indian and international cuisine, 4 swimming pools, 2 of which are under a retractable glass roof, a shopping area, and a kids’ club for children and teenagers.

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The 4 best cruises to take in India this year

By Ria Gupta

The 4 best cruises to take in India this year

From the early days of exploration to modern luxury liners, sailing has long been a way to see the world from a different perspective. While cruise culture in India is still young, several operators and companies across the country are carving out a niche for themselves by offering new ways to see the country and travel slow and easy. State-of-the-art vessels equipped with modern amenities offer the perfect vantage to enjoy India’s wealth of culture, history and wildlife. From the backwaters of Kerala to the Ganges and Brahmaputra with their bustling ports and historical cities, here is our pick of the four best cruises in India that you can take this year.

Secret of Sunderbans Jungle Cruise by Antara Cruises

The 4 best cruises to take in India this year

Wildlife enthusiasts look no further. The five-day Sunderbans Jungle cruise aboard the Ganges Voyager traces the culture and wildlife along the majestic Hooghly River. The vessel embarks from Kolkata and makes its way towards the fishing port of Namkhana, the gateway to the Sundarbans. The ship cruises past towns and villages till it enters the protected mangrove forests. Hereon, there are stops at various watchtowers and islands for sightings of endangered crocodiles, terrapins, migratory birds and if you are lucky, the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger . The Sundarbans with its unique and fragile biodiversity has a wealth of flora and fauna that will be pointed out by an expert naturalist on board. This apart, there is plenty to take in by way of culture and history—from centuries-old temples to glimpses of local life in the surrounding villages. The days are spent either meandering down the river or excursions onshore, evenings are usually reserved for unwinding over drinks and watching folk dances and musical performances from the region. The Ganges Voyager is an all-suite ship which can accommodate up to 56 guests and is done up in a heritage colonial style with Burma teak, vintage furniture and hand-stencilled walls. There are five categories of rooms across three decks, all of which offer expansive views from floor to ceiling windows or balconies. The ship has a restaurant offering an array of local delicacies as well as Continental fare, a lounge, sun deck and a fitness centre and spa for some quick rejuvenation after a day of sightseeing. 

Fare:  From Rs1,20,000 per person including stay, all onboard activities, onground excursions as per the itinerary, all meals and complimentary yoga sessions. 

Next sailing date:  17 February 2023 

Brahmaputra Maximum by Assam Bengal Navigation

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For those who want an immersive dive into the riverine culture of Assam, this 10-night cruise along the Brahmaputra packs it all in. This journey begins at Neamati Ghat which is 1.5 hours from Jorhat Airport. Adventures begin from day two as you sail down the mighty Brahmaputra and witness the river in its splendid flow. Enroute you will stop to see the temples of Sibsagar, the one-time capital of the Ahom kings of Assam; have lunch at an Assamese tea estate; and cruise to Majuli Island for a shore excursion. The cruise follows villages and historical sites along the Brahmaputra till it reaches the boundaries of the Kaziranga National Park. Elephants can be spotted on the banks as well as the park’s most famous denizen, the one-horned rhino, so keep a lookout. Guests will enjoy three jungle safaris across different parts of this expansive and stunning national park. The rest of the days are spent meandering through local markets on rickshaws in Tezpur, visiting temple ruins, river islands and stopping by to learn about Assamese silk weaving in Sualkuchi, the centre of the silk industry in the state. ABN operates its cruises from July to April. The Brahmaputra cruises begin in October. March and April is the best time to spot wildlife. The Brahmaputra Maximum journeys are undertaken in the ABN Sukapha and ABN Charaidew II. ABN Sukapha is a 12-cabin vessel designed especially for the waters of the Brahmaputra, while the ABN Charaidew II is a newer and sprawling 18-cabin addition to the fleet, which cruises faster than others thanks to an extra-shallow draught. The ABN Sukapha is designed as an expedition-style boat with cane and bamboo decor, a dining room, sundeck, a spa and a saloon with a library. The ABN Charaidew II is a colonial-style ship complete with wood and rattan accents, local Assamese art and handloom furnishings. There is a lounge, dining room, spa and expansive sundeck perfect for sunset views and cocktails. The food is locally sourced and buffet-style with an expansive roster of local dishes. 

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Fare:  From Rs3,97,512 per person including stay, all onboard activities, onground excursions as per the itinerary, all meals, and airport and hotel pick up and drop. 

Next sailing date:  from 4 February 2023 

Mumbai-Kochi-Lakshadweep-Mumbai cruise by Cordelia Cruises

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This five-day round trip from Mumbai covers Kochi and Lakshwadweep packs in a host of onshore and offshore activities and also allows you to party away all your nights at sea. The highlight of the journey falls somewhere between day one and two, when the vessel touches the international waters and the open seas provide fabulous views in all directions. From there, the ship heads to Kochi, where those who opt for land excursions head out to explore popular landmarks of the city such as Fort Kochi, St Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace and more. Day four is a trip to Lakshwadweep, where the ship is anchored and guests disembark via smaller boats to reach Agatti beach. After a grand welcome with a local folk dance performance, guests head out to go scuba diving, snorkelling or kayaking, or simply relax on the beach. Onboard, the ship offers plenty by way of comfort and entertainment. There are cigar lounges, restaurants, multiple bars and a Jacuzzi. Meals include breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening and midnight snacks. Plus there is an all-day food court with street food and nibbles from around the world. Pick from Bollywood dance performances and stand-up comedy shows, make your way to the club that remains open till 5am, or party it up near the pool bar. 

Fare:  Rs1,25,000 for double occupancy including Stay, all onboard activities, access to common areas and all meals.  Separate packages are available for onground activities.

Next sailing date:  6 February 2023 

Backwater cruise by Spice Coast Cruises by CGH earth

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Explore the backwater life in a kettuvallam. These traditional boats were once used to ferry grain and spices and have been refurbished with modern amenities while keeping their bamboo and coir frame intact. The cruises by CGH Earth take a round trip from Alleppey to Kumarakom on the Vembanad Lake. A one-night journey is perfect for a quick introduction to the backwaters. On longer journeys, the boat docks at the banks for guided tours that explore the local life and culture. You can cycle through village roads, try your hands at toddy tapping, watch the local fishermen at work, or wander around the paddy fields. There are plenty of local markets to explore and smaller wooden canoes to paddle through the narrow canals. Onboard, the food is a mix of local fare including freshly caught karimeen from the lake cooked in the local style with plenty of chillies and coconut and accompanied by kuttanadan red rice, lentils and greens.

Fare:  Rs22,000 for double occupancy including stay, onground excursions as per the itinerary and all meals during offseason months (March to January).

Next sailing date : Flexible (as per booking) 

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Starting 4 November 2023 until 11 January 2023 Costa Serena is set to home port in Mumbai operating on a newly created program of 2,3,5 nights itineraries from Mumbai and Kochi, Goa and the beautiful Island of Agatti in Lakshadweep.

Such a milestone on the 75-year anniversary of Costa was attended by Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways along with Francesco Raffa, Director Asia Region & Growth Markets, Costa Cruises & Nalini Gupta, Lotus Aero Enterprises, GSA of Costa Cruises, and other senior Officials.

On board Costa Serena guests will enjoy a wide range of international-style experiences, enriched with the Italian warm hospitality that has characterized Costa for 75 years of history. A local touch will also be featured: in particular, gastronomy and entertainment will be tailored to the tastes of Indian guests.

The last itinerary celebrating the completion of its India program will also explore the spectacular Maldives.

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Costa Serena sailings in India are ideal for both families and couples. The cruises are also a great option for wedding ceremonies, groups, and corporate incentive travel, thanks to the ship being able to offer reserved areas and services.

Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ports stated, “We are offering our full support to the cruise line to home port their ships at Indian ports. We are ready to support further development of our port infrastructure to accommodate large cruise ships. It is a moment of pride for us that when the Mumbai Port completes 150 years, we have Costa coming back to offer domestic cruising options to Indian travellers.”

Francesco Raffa Director Asia Region & Growth Markets, Costa Cruises stated: “We are extremely happy to sail again in India where we’ve been operating since 2016. We are bringing to our Indian guests authentic Italian hospitality with a local personalization in terms of food and entertainment. India is an important market for Costa, both for our established Fly&Cruise programs to Dubai and the Mediterranean and our newly introduced local operations sailing domestically. We are grateful to the Indian government for the efforts to support the domestic tourism and on infrastructures development. India is working to develop the cruise industry and we are excited to sail together towards the vision of the Indian government.”

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Nalini Gupta of Lotus Aero Enterprises added: “I am happy that Costa is back to the Indian shores with dedicated domestic itineraries after a temporary pause. We are looking forward to a great season ahead.  With Costa there will be the opportunity of easily accessible cruises with just their Aadhaar card. It will give Indian guests the opportunity to discover the country’s most beautiful locations from a unique point of view. Indians will be able to easily access an experience of vacationing right from home without the hassle of visas, flights while still getting that international holiday experience with the Indian touch.”

Costa Serena has a total of 1500 cabins, 505 of which have private balconies, and 14 passenger decks. To make the most of their cruise on board, guests can choose from a wellness centre and a gym with a sea view, a beauty salon, a theatre, restaurants serving Indian and international cuisine, bars, 4 swimming pools, 2 of which have self-propelled glass roofs, a shopping area, and a kids’ club for children and teenagers.

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With the growth of tourism in India, river cruises are increasingly gaining prominence and popularity with travelers. These cruises are not only a welcome alternative from the usual hubs of entertainment, but with the services and facilities offered on board, and wonderful views that surrounds such a trip, it has become definitely a memorable excursion.

A river cruise is a perfect way to explore this often logistically complicated country. Whether you pick the sacred Ganges or the even wilder Brahmaputra, your river cruise is certain to open your eyes and broaden your world view.

  • The Ganges River is widely regarded as the epitome of India's traditions and lifestyle.
  • Angriya is India's first domestic luxury cruise.
  • The Brahmaputra River cruises will take you to historic palaces, forts and temples.
  • You can view the performance of the Ganga Aarti on the Ganges River evening cruises.
  • Ensure you double check your documents before taking a cruise trip.

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India is progressively becoming a key location for luxury travel and luxury cruises. River cruises in India are gaining more popularity because of the diverse cultural legacies, geography and landscape along the banks of popular and historically rich rivers.

The Ganges River is believed to be the oldest in India, and is revered by millions of people all over the world. It originates in the Himalayas and is the starting point for many luxury river cruises. The Brahmaputra in the east offers some of the most thrilling cruising experiences as it make its way through Assam.

In Madhya Pradesh, you are treated to the central Indian heritage in the Narmada cruises, while down south the Godavari showcases the temple culture that is prominent along its banks. Kerala cruises are designed that they provide a wonderful individualized space for the visitors. They are most popular with families and honeymoon couples.

Operating seasons will differ between each cruise. The best time to cruise on the Brahmaputra River is between November and April, while the River Ganges will be between August and September when the water levels are high and the freshened, revived landscapes make this a wonderful time of year to visit.

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Named after the Hindu goddess, Ganga, the Ganges River is the second largest river on the Indian subcontinent, flowing through some of the most populated regions of India and Bangladesh.

The Ganges is a much-revered and holy river in Hindu culture and is widely regarded as the epitome of India's traditions and lifestyle.

The Ganges River starts in the Himalayas and empties into the Bay of Bengal, supporting many rural and urban communities along the way. Along its banks, human life is connected to its waters.

Cruise north from Kolkata and explore small villages, meet with the locals, interact with goldsmiths and visit pottery makers.

A boat ride at sunrise

Sunrise boat rides gives the early riser a view of the temples and shrines bathed in a golden hue with Hindu devotees performing their cleansings along the ghats. You also get to see people performing morning sun salutations, chanting, meditations, yoga postures, as well as washing their clothes on the Ganges.

A lot of Indian men, women and children are gathered along the Ganges River. A dip in the Ganges is considered holy and purifying, so many bath in it.

Most are so devout and absorbed in their water ritual, that they can be casual about the tourists' boats observing and photographing their every move.

Experience an evening aarti

The Ganga Aarti is one of the most beautiful experiences in India. The spiritually uplifting ceremony is performed every evening to honor the River Goddess, Ganga.

The aarti ritual is of high religious significance. Fire is used as an offering to the river. You need to witness the event to actually understand its meaning.

An aarti is a devotional ritual usually made in the form of a lit lamp, and in the case of the Ganges River, a small diya with a candle and flowers float down the river. The purpose of aarti is to show humility and gratitude to the God's divine form.

A cruise along India's coast is perfect if you want to feed your soul and refresh your body. The warm sun-soaked western coastline and still waters are the perfect treatment for a relaxing Mumbai to Goa cruise.

Here you can explore and uncover nature's wonders across its beautiful wide ocean and diverse islands along the way.

India's first Domestic Luxury Cruise

India never really had its very own luxury cruise. But now, you can take a cruise from Mumbai to Goa with India's first ever domestic luxury passenger cruise ship, Angriya.

Named after the great Angria Bank Coral Reef located near Vijaydurg in Maharashtra, and the first Maratha Navy Admiral, Kanhoji Angre, Angriya packs some state of the art on board luxury, amenities and safety.

The vessel is expected to come loaded with a host of luxury services such as indoor games, round-the-clock cafés and eight different types of restaurants, lounges, recreation room, and even an on-deck pool. The ship can accommodate up to 350 passengers and additional staff.

A joyful ride through the Mumbai-Goa coastline is to be expected. You will also be provided two meals and a brunch. The scenic beauty of the Konkan coastline will keep you mesmerized.

While ensuring that you are given the best assistance on necessary services, the ship's staff will also guide you about the historical relevance of the region.

Schedule and fares

Angriya is set to depart from Mumbai Port at 5 pm on alternate days and reach Goa at 9 am the next day. The cruise line will return to Mumbai Port every alternate day filled with passengers. The 15-hour journey gives passengers plenty of time to enjoy the luxuries and scenery on board.

The price for this cruise starts at US$110. Although it is more expensive compared to other modes of transport, a cruise line is more about experiencing the journey and not just getting to the destination.

A first class flight from Mumbai to Goa offers fewer amenities and comfort yet costs almost the same as a luxury cruise.

Goa is one of India's most beloved tourist destinations. Though the Arabian Sea and the miles of golden coastline are popular among tourist, the long and wide beautiful rivers offer an incredible opportunity for river cruises. River cruises in Goa have become a major tourist attraction.

Your cruise will take you through the tranquil backwaters and thrill of marine exploration where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the surroundings. You may row down the mesmerizing Mandovi River to relish the exhilarating experience.

Among all the cruising trips in Goa, you cannot escape the dancing boat cruise. This is an hour-long cruise which is fun-filled. You will enjoy the magnificent glimpses of Panjim while dancing to the beats of good music. Sunset cruise in Goa is equally popular where you can experience moonbeams, excitement and thrill.

A cruise of India's Kerala region and into the famous backwaters gives visitors a chance to explore the network of waterways stretching across almost 1200 miles of Kerala's lowlands. Kettuvallams or rice barges converted to houseboats are a unique feature of these backwaters.

As you cruise along, you will see all characteristics of Indian rural life; people washing their clothes, men fishing, children playing, as well as goods being moved along the waterways. It could essentially be said that Kerala's geography combined with its strong culture provides a wonderful introduction to India and its people.

Although it's associated with India river cruises, the Brahmaputra River passes through several countries and has been given many names.

It is only when it passes through the lush Assam valley in the northeast corner of India that it becomes the Brahmaputra, or 'Son of Brahma,' in tribute to one of the greatest Hindu deities.

While not as famous as the Ganges River, the Brahmaputra River can also take cruise passengers to historic palaces, forts and temples, and offer them a fascinating glimpse into the daily lives of remote tribes whose customs have prevailed for centuries.

The Brahmaputra River Cruise is a fantastic cruise experience for those travelers who wish to get away from the crowds and tourist trap areas. It is an amazing opportunity to explore a rarely visited part of India with the comfort and convenience of cruising.

Cruise Lines and itineraries

The Brahmaputra River cruise season runs from November to April, when the monsoon rains are over, the floods and humidity have receded, leaving the landscape lush and the temperatures warm but bearable.

A handful of UK and US. tour operators offer this river cruise including Saga Cruises, International Expeditions, and Fred River Cruises.

Most popular options are the 7-night Brahmaputra cruises, which are often combined with tours of India's 'Golden Triangle' cities which are Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Pre and post cruise stays in Kolkata can also be arranged; most itineraries include at least one overnight stay there.

Branching off the mighty Ganges near the Bangladesh border, the Hooghly River flows 260 km to the sea through a bewildering, intoxicating part of East India, which for the most part, is still off the mainstream tourism radar.

An expedition on the Lower Ganges or Hooghly is one of the prettiest river journeys imaginable. The river travels its way through the lush countryside of West Bengal with its culturally significant towns crammed with temples and palaces.

A rich and vibrant rural life flourishes and there is never a dull moment as you serenely cross this pleasant waterway. Life continues here as it has for generations on farmland rich with banana and mango groves, and rice paddies.

Tiny fishing boats float on the waters, sometimes escorted by rare Ganges dolphins, and villagers regularly bathe and wash clothes in the river, as water buffalo, goats and cows wander the shores.

Hoogly River cruises are the most wonderful way to experience this hidden India. Here you will find the historic European colonies, great palaces and forts as in Murshidabad, the battlefield of Plassey and the many monuments of the medieval Islamic capital of Gaur. A highlight is several delightful and little known Bengali Terracotta temples in the town of Kalna.

You can choose between different cruise operators on the Hooghly, some of which are the Assam Bengal Navigation Company and Pandaw Cruises. Dates of travel are largely dependent by the choice of boat and itinerary you wish to join. The best time to cruise on this river is from October to April.

Like most vacations, river cruises have any number of moving parts, from flight details to your actual river cruise booking, to reservations for hotels, transfers, and maybe even private dinners out or museum appointments. Here are some tips that might help ease your trip.

Double Check Your Documentation

Of all the tips for a smoother river cruising, this is the most important. Double-check absolutely everything related to your trip, from your cruise tickets to flight bookings, hotel reservations, and transfer arrangements.

Make sure names are spelled as stated in your passport, and that dates of birth are inputted correctly.

Manage Your Flights Online

This could be the second-most important tip, and it is such an easy and often overlooked one. Make sure you manage your flights online in advance of your trip. Pull up your booking and ensure your flights are still on the same schedule. Reconfirm your flight arrangements.

Frequently, airline schedules can change between the time of booking and your actual trip.

Resist the urge to over pack. Storage space is limited on most river cruise ships, and the more luggage you take with you, the more you're going to have to fuss with it at airports, on motor coaches and pre-and-post hotel stays. Keep things to one case and have one carry-on bag if at all possible.

Items to pack

Like most modes of travel, river cruising is an inexact science, susceptible to weather events and other unforeseen circumstances that may impact your travel. Some essential items that you need to pack are basic medicines and toiletries.

It could rain anytime, so carrying an umbrella is a good idea. Sunglasses, sunhat, and sunscreen are also must-brings.

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Sun, Sand And Sea: The Future Of The Indian Cruise Market With an aim of increasing cruise passenger traffic, various initiatives have been taken by the government.

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The Indian cruise market has huge potential, buoyed on by an increasing demand and disposable incomes. With an aim of increasing cruise passenger traffic, various initiatives have been taken by the government, such as infrastructure upgradation, rationalisation of port fees, removing ousting charges, providing e-visa facilities and many others. A significant step towards this took place recently with the launch of the domestic sailing of the first international cruise liner Costa Serena in Mumbai, in the presence of Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.

At the event, Sonowal spoke extensively about the future of cruise tourism in India, which can be broken down into five significant observations:

1. A series of initiatives taken by the government to promote and to revitalize the cruise tourism industry and India is what ultimately has led to the launch of the Italian luxury liner which shall be followed by several others too in the coming future.

2. The measures taken by the government to boost the sector include constitutional uniform, single rate for all major ports, SOP for customs and immigration, modernization of cruise terminal with enhanced passengers' facility, among others.

3. The cruise tourism has seen a 180% rise in operation during the last nine years.

4. The launch of domestic sailing by Costa Cruises is not just a significant event for the tourism sector, but also a major contributor for the national economy. The arrival of these luxury ventures will radically result in the creation of numerous job opportunities, including jobs in various domains such as hospitality, catering, entertainment and ship operations. The cruise industry stimulates local businesses and boosts demand in regional economies.

5. The exploration of the coastal regions of India shall be boosted by these measures, which will help in not only showcasing the rich cultural and national diversity of India but also give a push to tourism related businesses such as hotels, restaurants and tour operators.

At the event, along with him were present Francesco Raffa Director Asia Region & Growth Markets, Costa Cruises and Nalini Gupta of Lotus Aero Enterprises and other senior officials. Starting off on November 4, 2023 till January 11, 2023, Costa Serena is set to home port in Mumbai and shall offer a total of 23 cruises from 2 to 5 days, visiting Mumbai, Cochin, Goa and the Lakshadweep Islands.

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India is home to a diverse set of cultures and landscapes. From dunes of sand on the Thar Desert west to the tropical backwaters of Kerala in the south, there is hardly any other country as diverse as India. With a huge part of the country encircled by oceans and seas, cruising is a great way to explore the various beauties of India. 

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A cruise holiday can be a great way to overcome stress and exhaustion from a mundane lifestyle. By choosing a cruise, you can experience the local attractions of the several port cities and the luxury of a cruise ship. Read along to find out the best cruise lines for traveling across India. 

Top Cruise Lines to India

You can determine where you want to go once you embark on a cruise ship to India. Here is a complete list of the best cruise lines to India and a full tour itinerary. 

1. Royal Caribbean International Cruises

India has long been a colony of the British and the Portuguese. While the colonials left long ago, their remains still can be found in the architecture and food habits of the locals. Moreover, Royal Caribbean Cruises takes you through the historic port towns where you can explore a curious fusion of native and European culture. The itinerary usually includes destinations like Goa and Mumbai in India. 

2. Explora Journeys

With Explora, you can always enjoy the glamour of India the way it is supposed to be experienced. You can disembark at the Mumbai port to enter India literally through the Gateway of India. After arriving in Mumbai, you can explore the rest of the country via the land. It helps you explore areas like Goa, Kochi, and Mumbai. 

3. Celebrity Cruise

Celebrity is arguably the most popular among cruisers to experience in India. It offers all-inclusive packages of food and beverages, and you can get onboard credits as well. The tours usually last 10 nigths cruises and 12 nights cruises and take you across the Arabian Sea to India and Sri Lanka. It helps you explore some of the top tourist destinations of Goa and Mumbai in India. 

4. Oceania Cruises

If you want to explore the exotic East, there is no better alternative than Oceania Cruises . You can witness India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Singapore on a single route. Furthermore, this cruise line also offers the longest cruise tours of 31 nights. With this cruise line, you can explore some of the top tourist destinations of India in Mumbai, Mangalore, Kochi, etc. 

5. Silversea Cruises    

This ultimate world tour cruise line covers almost the entire earth in a single trip. Silversea Cruises covers the maximum distance from Athens, Greece, to Mumbai, India, which helps you enjoy the magnificent European sites and exotic Indian locations within 30 days. 

Final Takeaway

Therefore, with all the information, you can choose the most suitable cruise line for your convenience. You may either select a india cruise destination  or explore India on a cruise as per your preference. However, do note that tour itineraries differ with the sailings, and you should always verify with your travel agent before going forward.

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Be it day-long or week-long, cruise trips are one of the best ways to experience a region. Sailing through calm rivers or tumultuous ocean waves, these allow you to become one with nature. 

Plan a cruise trip this monsoon to traverse through the magnanimous ghats of Varanasi or scenic Alleppey backwaters of Kerala. Here are our five picks for budget cruise trips in India that would make a perfect monsoon getaway.

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1. Oberoi MV Vrinda, Kerala  

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One of the best ways to experience the backwaters of Kerala is by taking a five-day cruise in the Oberoi MV Vrinda. The cruise glides through the calming waters and takes the passengers through several scenic destinations in Kerala. Starting from Cochin, the cruise entails sailing through River Pamba, visiting St. Mary’s Church, and the 100-year old Sree Bhagavathy Kshetram Temple in Nedumudy amongst other destinations. 

One can enquire and book the cruise here .   

2. MV Nicobar, Andaman & Nicobar Islands  

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Sail away on the high seas all the way to Andaman & Nicobar Islands on MV Nicobar. Starting from Visakhapatnam, Chennai, and Kolkata, the ship can carry almost 1,200 passengers and has 300 cabins. The three to four-day odyssey to the Andaman islands could make for an exceptional experience. 

The tickets to this cruise are booked offline at: 

1. Shipping House, #13 Strand Road, Kolkata - 17, 033-284456 (Kolkata)

2. M/S A.V. Bhanoji Rao Garuda Pattabiramaiah Co. Ltd., Post Box No.17,  Visakhapatnam - 17 (Visakhapatnam)

3. Madras (Chennai) Port Trust, Adjacent to Gate No.1 of Chennai Port, Rajaji Salai, Opposite Customs Office, Chennai - 1: (044)5231401 (Chennai)

3. Alaknanda Nordic Cruiseline, Varanasi

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Take a tour of the pilgrim city, Varanasi on this short cruise trip. Alaknanda Nordic cruise liner offers day-long trips sailing past 84 ghats in Varanasi. It offers moonlight dinner cruise trips as well. Witness the calming waves of the Ganges along with the hustle and bustle of the quaint pilgrim city on this cruise trip. 

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4. MV Mahaprabhu Cruise, Assam 

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Experience Assam like never before! Traversing in this Northeastern state via the mainland could be tricky. Ditch the narrow and dusty pathways and witness the wonders of Assam by sailing in the Brahmaputra river. MV Mahaprabhu Cruise offers tour packages ranging from two to five days. Some of the destinations that it covers are Satras of Majuli Island, Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati, Bengali and silk weavers' villages amongst others. 

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5. Antara Ganges Voyager, Sunderbans 

Splurge a little on a luxury cruise that will take you through the heart of Sunderbans. Sail through the crisscross waterways of this UNESCO biosphere reserve and witness wildlife in their natural habitat. The immersive four-day experience will give you a tour of the largest protected mangroves forest in India. 

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Opinions on cruises are divided.

Some consider them a massive waste of money and time, abhor their readymade tours and contrived performances and miss the action of the real world while on board. And I have to agree. Those expecting travel experiences out of a cruise are set to be disappointed. You won't be meeting any locals, hunting for new places to see on a map, making impromptu plans or indulging in authentic local flavours, even if you are on some of the best cruises in India .

But for when you need to shut your mind off and hand over the controls to someone else, a cruise makes for an excellent vacation. The only thing you are expected to remember is buffet time. You can spend the rest of the day lying on a deck chair staring at the sea making waves. Perfect for a rejuvenating break.

If you live in this country, here's the list of best cruises in India

National cruises, around the kerala backwaters.

Experience life on a cruise across Alleppey's calm waters. Sit back, sip your drink and look out at the soft ripples, the tall coconut trees and the changing colours of the sky as the sun rises and sets. This cruise in India starts from the pretty Vembanad Lake and takes your through gorgeous stretches of Kerala's backwaters. If you book yourself a ticket to one of this best cruises in India You'll get a chance to de-board and enjoy a Kathakali and Mohiniyattam dance performance, take a short ride on a traditional rice boat, explore a 100-year old Hindu temple and much more!

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Cruise liner: Oberoi M.V. Vrinda. The luxury cruise in India has eight spacious and tastefully-designed deluxe rooms, which look out to Kerala 's beautiful backwaters through big windows. Each of the cabins is furnished with a king-sized bed, comfortable furniture, a TV and DVD player and has an attached bathroom with indulgent toiletries.

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

Route: Vembanad Lake – Alleppey canal – Kanjippadam –Chambakulam – Pallathurathy

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Sundarbans luxury cruise

Cruise through the wonderland that is the Sunderbans – a UNESCO World Heritage Site with thick mangrove forests and Bengal tigers. Dock at Namkhana, which serves as the entrance to the vast delta. Board a small creek boat and tour the exotic islands of Dobanki, Nethidopani, and Sajnekhali. You will also be taken on an excursion to the Sunderban Village, where you can interact with the locals and learn about their way of life.

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Cruise liner: M.V. Paramhamsa. With 32 river-facing AC rooms, this four-decked luxury cruise in India has all kinds of facilities such as a gym, steam-cum-sauna rooms, a library, juice counters and even wi-fi! The terrace restaurant offers all kinds of cuisines and even local delicacies.

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

Route: Kolkata – Namkhana – Sunderbans – Kolkata

Price: Rs 16,200 per person (Luxury); Rs 14,700 (Delux)

Across the North-east

Get a sense of the cultural ethos of India's fabulous north-east as a take a voyage across the many wonders of this upcoming region. The journey includes a visit to Kamakhya Devi Temple, bird watching, dolphin spotting, an experience in tea picking at an estate, a jeep safari at Kaziranga National Park, a boat safari at Majuli Island, a visit to Satara monasteries and many other activities aboard this cruise trip in India.

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Cruise liner: MV Mahabaahu. This luxury cruise liner has 23 rooms, each with a balcony! You can pick from rooms, cabins and suites for your accommodation. Locally-sourced ingredients are used to prepare Indian and continental fares onboard one of the finest luxury cruises in India.

Duration: 9 days, 8 nights

Route: Guwahati – Kiriakara – Tezpur – Silghat – Kaziranga – Bishwanath – Bishwanath Ghat – Majuli Island – Nimati – Sibsagar – Jorhat

The Bihar saga

Experience the magic of the river Ganga as you traverse through its serene waters from Kolkata to Bihar. Start with a tour of the city of joy and then make your way to the French Colony of Chandannagar. Onwards to the magnificent temples of Kalna, a city tour of Mayapur and then spend some time engaging with history at Murshidabad. Sail through Farakka Barrage, the longest barrage in the world and slowly cruise towards the beautiful countryside of Jharkand. End this cruise trip in India at Vikramshila, an important centre of Buddhist learning.

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Cruise liner: MV Paramhamsa

Duration: 11 days, 10 nights

Route: Kolkata – Chandannagar – Kalna – Mayapur – Murshidabad – Jiaganj – Azimganj – Farakka Barrage – Jharkhand – Bateswarsthan

International cruises

While a few companies such as Azamara Club Cruises , Oceania Cruises , Viking Cruises , Crystal, and Silversea, offer cruises from India, the cost for most runs into thousands of US dollars. A careful scan of cruise prices reveals that an Italian cruise company called Costa Cruise has the cheapest packages for cruises from India aboard its vessel neoClassica.

The neoClassica is a magnificent cruise ship with 654 cabins, two swimming pools, four big hot-tubs, two restaurants and nine bars. For the convenience and pleasure of its guests, the vessel offers a spa, jogging track, arcade, theatre, nightclub, ballroom, patisserie, an outdoor cafe with real trees and much more. In the year 2000, the ship got a makeover with new leather chairs and wood panelling.

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Here are the two cruises they offer from India.

Mumbai (India) to Venice (Italy)

Duration: 27 days, 26 nights

Route: Mumbai (India) – New Mangalore (India) – Kochi (India) – Malé (Maldives) – Salalah (Oman) – Eilat (Israel) – Aqaba (Jordan) – Heraklion (Greece) – Dubrovnik (Croatia) – Venice (Italy)

Price: Rs 1,04,420 ($ 1595) per person

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Mumbai (India) to Male (Maldives)

Duration: 8 days, 7 nights

Route: Mumbai (India) – New Mangalore (India) – Kochi (India) – Malé (Maldives)

Price: Starts at Rs 47,000 per person

For more details and to make an enquiry about the cruise dates, click here .

Kolkata-based Vivada Cruises also offers a cruise from India to the neighbouring country of Bangladesh. Here are the details:

Kolkata to Bangladesh

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Cruise liner: M.V. Paramhamsa

Duration: 14 days, 13 nights

Route: Kolkata – Kalna – Borisal – Chandpur – Sonargaon – Dhaka

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Escape from the bustling city streets to languid rivers and soak yourself in riverside villages, explore the sacred spots and ancient heritage. Dwell in the cacophony of sights as nature captivates you and intrigues your senses. This holiday, spend some time over the glinting waves. And thinking of rivers and sea, did a cruise cross your mind? Read on to find out more about cruise vacations in India !

Top 10 Cruise Vacations In India

India is a land full of beautiful destinations. Cruise vacations in India are truly spectacular. Read further to know more about where you can head for your next cruise holidays in India and plan the perfect one for yourself. 

  • The Golden Triangle Cruise : Exciting Affair
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  • Kochi Cruise : Inspired Travelling
  • Goa Cruise : Lustrous Entertainment
  • Dibru Saikhowa River Cruise : Escalated Excitement
  • Brahmaputra River Cruise : Enchanting Cruise
  • Sunderbans Boat Cruise : Breathtaking Beauty  
  • Kerala Backwater Cruise : Picturesque Rivers
  • Ganges River Cruise : Scenic History

1. The Golden Triangle Cruise: Exciting Affair

The luxurious Golden Triangle Cruise

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There are many cruises from India, but planning a luxuriously royal 12-night cruise vacation in India is one that cannot be missed. The trip starts from New Delhi to Kolkata along with the heritage sites into the sacred Ganges. A land-water tour with 7 nights onboard & 6 nights on land accommodation provided by Oberoi Hotels at New Delhi, Agra & Jaipur. An experience of a kind in India, the cruise is absolute bliss for water lovers with pampering experiences throughout the trip. Have an amazing time with your folks on this cruise journey in India.

Location : New Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Kolkata Duration : 6 nights on land and 7 nights onboard Specialty: Tour of majestic monuments, Islamic influence, and amazing artisan work Price: INR 2000 onwards

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2. Andaman Islands Glass Bottom Cruise: Ignited Wanderlust

The unique Glass Bottom Cruise in Andaman Islands

On the list of the most wonderful cruise vacations in India , Andaman is our second. Andaman is a haven for beach lovers and divers, and a cruise to Andaman is sure not to miss. This cruise from India lets you sail on the glass bottom boats offering spectacular views of exquisite colorful corals along the strong waves to exotic islands like Jolly Buoy & Neil Island . Pamper your loved ones by booking them this cruise vacation packages .

Location : Andaman Duration : 5 Days/4 Nights Specialty: tour the magnificent beauty of Andaman & witness the most exotic views Price: INR 500 onwards

3. Chilika Lake Cruise: Seamless Travel

Chilika Lake Cruise in Puri

A hidden picturesque destination for a soothing cruise vacation in India is the Chilka Lake in the Bay of Bengal. About 60 km from Puri, it is a popular spot amongst birdwatchers. The cruise lets you glide through the azure waters to watch migratory birds like herons, falcons & spot-billed pelicans and stops at Rajahamsa Beach where you can also spot dolphins. Excited to go on one of the best cruise trips in India?

Location : Puri, Odisha Duration : 3 hours Specialty: Meet the dolphins & breathe amidst the soothing sceneries Price: INR 18,000 onwards

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4. Kochi Cruise: Inspired Travelling

The famous Cochin Cruise

Fancy a sail along the glinting waves of the sea as the breeze sways you along? Head to Kochi – the most popular beach cruise destination in India. With perfect weather, almost all around the year, and frequent travelers, Kochi offers a variety of cruises to choose from as per your duration and budget. Moreover, this cruise in India offers traditional delicacies onboard. Have a great laid-back vacation as you gorge on some local delicacies on this cruise ship in India .

Location : Kochi Duration : 2 hours Specialty: breathe through the charismatic beauty of Kerala & experience the best sunsets Price: INR 1,000 onwards

5. Goa Cruise: Lustrous Entertainment

Goa Cruise, starting point at Santa Monica Jetty, Panjim

Goa has been a famous tourist destination for river or sea cruises owing to the plethora of choices when it comes to cruises in Goa . With cultural entertainment, beer & buffet cruise down the Mandovi River into the Zuari bay while you enjoy the spectacular sunset with your loved ones on the luminous waters of the Goa or dance along the full day cruise into the moonlit night with your love. You can also take the famous and super exciting Goa to Mumbai cruise that will let you relish world-class hospitality, great food, and excellent entertainment. Book this Goa cruise vacation and surprise your partner.

Location : Goa Duration : Varies from cruise to cruise  Specialty: have a tour of the Goan villages, with mangroves on both the sides Price: INR 6,500 onwards

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6. Dibru Saikhowa River Cruise: Escalated Excitement

Dibru-Saikhowa River Cruise in Assam

Home to some of the rare and endemic species of India like the White-winged wood duck, bright-colored horses, slow loris, and more; the spectacular destination is a perfect water-wildlife adventure getaway in India. So, if you are a nature lover and do not think twice but plan a vacation to this amazing land in India. Don’t dare to miss out on this one of the best cruise holidays India.

Location : Dibru Saikhowa  Duration : 1 Day Specialty: meet the Feral horses and white-winged wood ducks Price: INR 2,000 onwards

7. Brahmaputra River Cruise: Enchanting Cruise

Brahmaputra River Cruise in Guwahati, Assam

Embark on a cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra River for one of the most incredible river journeys and discover the enchanting countryside, the rural villages, marvelous birdlife, spot the occasional Gangetic Dolphins, and gaze at mesmerizing views of the riverside. To add to the river cruise experience is the scrumptious cuisine served on board. So, what are you waiting for? Hop into the best cruise holidays around India this year.

Location : Guwahati Duration : 2-3 hours (Dinner Cruise) Specialty: Head to the most unique wildlife destinations and meet the one-horned rhinos Price: INR 500 onwards

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8. Sunderbans Boat Cruise: Breathtaking Beauty

Sunderban Boat Cruise in West Bengal

Are you an adventure enthusiast, and a nature lover? Think of a cruise ship tour in India that takes you across the thick mangrove forests and winding rivers in the largest delta! Sunderban cruise offers spectacular views of the breathtaking beauty of the tiger reserve with a melange of diversity to witness. Sunderban Boat cruise is absolute riverine bliss! Book this cruise and have an amazing vacation with your folks. Sundarbans holidays are believed to be amongst the best cruise vacations in India .

Location : Kolkata Duration : 4 Days/3 Nights Specialty: Experience the most amazing views and relish luxurious amenities Price: INR 3,000 onwards

9. Kerala Backwater Cruise: Picturesque Rivers

Houseboat cruise in Kerala backwaters

How can we talk of cruise trips within India and not mention Kerala? It goes without saying that the backwaters of Kerala are a popular cruise destination in India. Sailing through the traditional rice cultivating villages of India, the cruises offer a chance to enjoy the authentic South Indian cuisine & dwell in the picturesque riversides surrounded by sites & sounds of mudskippers, kingfishers, turtles, frogs & crabs. Head soon to explore the paradisiacal land of Kerala.

Location : Alleppey, Kerala Duration : 3 Days/2 Nights Specialty: tour most of Kerala & enjoy the soothing sunsets Price: INR 7,000 onwards

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10. Ganges River Cruise: Scenic History

The historic Ganges River Cruise in Millennium Park Jetty, Kolkata

Take a cruise tour in India in the holy waters of the river Ganges between Kolkata and Farakka for a historically scenic splendor. Dotted with monuments all along the way into the small villages & towns the cruise takes you back into a cultural & historical spell. We bet it is going to be one amazing vacation for you and your folks.

Location : Kolkata Duration : 11 Days/10 Nights Specialty: Enjoy a taste of royalty & experience the best amenities Price: INR 1,200 onwards

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Enough of road trips, railway transports, and air travels, it’s time to explore the India waterways. Excited enough to explore India over water on your next trip? Plan your summer escapes soon, as the soaring temperature is just around the corner. Hurry! So, get packed, pick this list of cruise vacations in India, plan a trip to one of your favorite Indian destinations and head to enjoy a cool and refreshing cruise vacation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Cruises in India

What are the best cruise vacations in India?

The Golden Triangle Cruise, Kerala Backwater Cruise, Ganges River Cruise, Chilika Lake Cruise, and the Andaman Islands Glass Bottom Cruise are some of the best destinations for a cruise trip.

Has the Mumbai Goa cruise started?

Yes, the booking for Mumbai Goa cruises has been started. It is a luxuriating 7-deck, passenger ship. But do make sure you adhere to the social distancing norms laid by the government & take all the listed precautions for your safety.

Which is the best cruise in India?

India has numerous amazing cruises but the best cruises in India include Sunderbans luxury cruises, Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda Cruise, and River Ganges Heritage Cruise.

How big is a cruise ship?

The size of the cruises varies from one ship to another. The 25th ship in Royal Caribbean Fleet called the Symphony of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world that weighs over 228,081 tonnes.

Is there any cruise from India?

If you are asking about an international cruise from India, there is one between Mumbai and Male. The seven-night course starts from Mumbai and sets sail to Cochin for the first four days of the trip. For the next three days, you will enjoy cruising on the waters that bring you to Male.

What is the fare of the cruise from Mumbai to Goa?

The cruise trip cost in India depends on various inclusions and exclusions. The luxury Angriya cruise from Mumbai to Goa costs between INR 4,500 to INR 7,500 per person for a dorm room. You will have to pay INR 2,000 extra for food which includes buffet dinner and breakfast, tea, coffee, and snacks on this cruise from Mumbai.

Which deck is better on a cruise?

If you are worried about motion sickness, then you are advised to take a lower deck which is also centrally located. The cabins and deck located at the front will rock and roll the most.

Is there any cruise from India to the Maldives?

Yes, there is. It originates from Mumbai or you can even board the cruise from Kochi. The average price per person for the cruise is INR 31,000. So get set to book your cruise & prepare yourself for an exciting vacation.

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On luxury cruises to India with Celebrity, you’ll sail the ancient spice routes along the subcontinent’s western shores, bringing you to some of India’s best port destinations and natural wonders. Savor deliciously spiced curries, explore ancient Hindu temples, and learn about India’s rich history.

Unwind on the golden beaches of Goa, where spice plantations, colonial Portuguese architecture, and a laidback lifestyle await. You’ll sail to Cochin, where you can explore the former fort area that’s now a bustling, historic old town. Discover busy Mumbai, a city packed with historic buildings, fine restaurants, and Bollywood glamor. Celebrity brings you luxury, comfort, and world-class service on any of these fabulous cruises to India.

India Cruise Highlights

Ancient cultures.

On cruises to India, you’ll immerse yourself in ancient cultural traditions that include yoga, European-influenced old town districts, and iconic holy sites representing the many facets of Hinduism. Experience a cultural heritage that dates back millennia as you discover rugged fortresses, colorful temples, bohemian beach culture, and modern urban cosmopolitan life.

Breathtaking Landscapes

From dense rainforests and jungles to white-sand beaches, fishing villages, and wildlife sanctuaries, cruises to India bring you to some of the most breathtaking landscapes on earth. Take a yoga class on the sun-soaked sands of Goa, or hike to the cave temples at Elephanta Island just outside Mumbai. While in Cochin, cruise along the famous Alappuzha waterways via traditional rice barge to admire southern India’s lush green rural splendor first-hand.

Delicious Cuisine

Indian cuisine is famous the world over for its variety of spices, flavors, and regional diversity in dishes. On cruises to India with Celebrity, you’ll taste a wide cross-section of foods like a batata vada in Mumbai, made with mashed potatoes, chilis, turmeric, ginger, and garlic. Sample delicious southern Indian dishes like Kerala prawn curry made with a sumptuous ginger-garlic coconut paste with tamarind pulp. Snack on chapati flatbread covered with fresh paneer cheese from street stalls near the beaches in Goa for a local treat and comfort food.

India Cruise Ports

Cochin is a popular destination in southwest India known for its rich culture and culinary diversity. Spend the day in Fort Cochin, the historic old town that was once home to Portuguese military defenses and is now a popular attraction for visitors to the city. Discover 16th-century European architecture, churches, traditional cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, and the site where famed explorer Vasco de Gama was first buried. Have a chai tea as you walk through the hip, arty Mattancherry district, then learn about the history of Judaism’s role in India at the Paradesi Synagogue, the oldest in the British Commonwealth of Nations.

Mumbai is India’s most populous, vibrant, and cosmopolitan city that offers incredible experiences for travelers on luxury cruises to India. Take a stroll or a ride along the sweeping seaside promenade of Marine Drive, which connects much of the city’s main attractions and historic sites towards Mumbai’s south. Stop in for a meditation session at the Global Vipassana Pagoda, a gorgeous, golden-colored Buddhist temple surrounded by beautiful deep-green nature and walking paths. Head to the historic Gateway of India, an iconic towering arch built over 100 years ago to commemorate the arrival of Britain’s King George V and Queen Mary on their first visit to India.

Known as India’s most popular beach destination, Goa offers visitors a laid-back coastal culture with great surfing, hiking, yoga, and healthy dining options. Pay a visit to the Mangeshi Temple, where you’ll find intricately carved shrines and statues to Hindu deities and an incredibly ornate antique chandelier that draws visitors into the main temple hall. Take a break in the sun on beautiful Baga Beach, where you can swim and surf, shop for hand-made bracelets and tapestries or enjoy a spicy curry and an ice-cold beer with your toes in the sand.

India Cruise Itineraries

Our luxury cruises to India offer itineraries with 12 or 13 nights’ cruising including three or four days at sea. These cruises are one-way and start and end in either Singapore or Mumbai, typically stopping in six ports and including one overnight stop in either of those cities, as well as Cochin, India, and Colombo, Sri Lanka. These fabulous cruises to India sail between November and March with departures throughout the week. Other stops along the way include exciting ports in Malaysia and Thailand.


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Experience the best in luxury cruises to India aboard the revolutionized Celebrity Millennium. You’ll sail to exhilarating big city ports, discover charming historic old town districts, visit tropical jungles, and then relax on the sand as you bask in the warm sunshine.

While on board, enjoy world-class dining experiences with Italian flavors at Tuscan Grille, or a modern take on traditional Japanese fare at Sushi on Five. Try The Retreat for exclusive, all-suite accommodation and private lounge and dining access. Catch the last hours of daylight with spectacular vistas from the Sunset Bar, and spend your days at sea cooling off in the pool or enjoying a holistic wellness treatment and massage session at The Spa.

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Cruises in India offer a dream come true holiday experience to the travellers through their curated travel packages on the azure blue ocean waters. The popular cruise liners are known to offer luxury no less than haven to tourists through their long list of offerings.

Talking about the cruise packages from India, you can choose to sail  through the ocean waters on various routes like Mumbai-Highseas-Goa-Mumbai, Mumbai-Diu-Mumbai, Chennai-Trincomalee- Chennai, Mumbai to  Venice, Mumbai to Male, Mumbai to Athens,  Kolkata to Bangladesh, Mumbai to Singapore and many more. All these cruises pass along the pristine konkan coast praising its picturesque beauties and rich marine life. The cruises offering tours to these locations are Cordelia cruise liner, which is very much popular among the tourists for its luxury stays and activities, Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda Cruise, which is known for its enriching cultural performances and night transnational performances, an M.V Mahabaahu Cruise, which is known for its tribal villages and serene monasteries tours. These cruises offer some of the best amenities for a memorable stay like  spa, casino, jacuzzi, even a movie theatre, Skydiving simulators and an observational pod, vertigo water slide, thrilling water coaster, and much more.

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Which are some of the best cruises in india, which are the best destinations for cruise journeys in and from india.

1. Mumbai-High Seas-Goa-Mumbai: The Mumbai-High-Seas-Goa-Mumbai adventure trip is one of the most loved routes for luxury cruises in India that travellers love to take. The cruise departs from the Mumbai port and sets its sail in the direction of Goa along the pristine Konkan Coast of India. n the course of the journey, you will be able to explore the rich coral diversity and full of life aquatic animals. Taking this cruise route, you will be able to enjoy international shows and listen to live music at a number of bars and lounges. You will surely fall in love with the arrangements made for you in the crusie. On this cruising tour, you will be offered delicious and freshly prepared meals by some of the masterchefs. You will also be offered Day and Late Night snacks on board. Cruises that operates on this route- -  Cordelia  Cruises: Karnika:  Karnika from Cordelia cruises has it all that one would expect from a five star hotel on land. The name of the cruise means king of the ocean and it can be literally considered the king. You will come across luxury in every single thing that will provide you with an ultimate experience on board. The cruise offers wonderful accommodation for all, full of life recreational activities, delicious food, casinos to try your luck, open decks to soak in all the flavours of the ocean. - Angriya Cruise:  If you wish to have an mesmerizing experience on board then you can choose to go for the famous Angriya Cruise that provides a wonderful experience on the Arabian sea with its long list of amenities and facilities. The cruise offers comfortable and luxurious accommodation, multi cuisine restaurants, wide spread open decks, swimming pools and lots more to make your experience memorable. 2. Mumbai-Diu-Mumbai: Mumbai-Diu-Mumbai is yet another wonderful cruising route that you can take from the Mumbai port along with your loved ones in one fine afternoon. Once you board, you will be offered a welcome drink. You can settle down and spend time around the Pool Deck observing the ship setting to sail in the azure blue waters of Arabian Sea. As soon as the evening approaches, the vibe on board will just turn magical as it allows you to watch one of the Broadway shows or have dinner at any of the multi cuisine restaurants offering a wide range of Indian as well as International menu. You can also choose to wander with your accompaniments and check in to the piano bar or else try your fortune at the casino or even you can head into any of the bars to have your favorite drink and then dance to the tunes of the loud music played by the DJs. Cruises that operate on this route- - Cordelia Cruise:  Cordelia Cruise liner happens to be one of the most sought after cruise liners on the Arabian Sea because of its long list of offerings that are curated to offer a perfect vacationing experience along with your loved ones. The time you will be spending on board the Cordelia Cruises from India is surely going to be cherishable all through your life as the moments spent with your loved ones is just priceless in the backdrop of the alluring natural beauty of the azure blue waters of Arabian sea. The cruise has got all sorts of modern amenities like multi cuisine restaurants, bars, open decks, swimming pools, board rooms, piano bars, casinos, cafes and lots more. 3. Mumbai-High Seas-Lakshadweep: Mumbai high Seas Lakshadweep Cruises from India tour is considered to be one of the most loved experiences that tourists as well as travellers love to relish. Taking this cruise trip from India, you will be visiting some of the islands of Lakshadweep like Kavaratti, which is home to a number of heritage sites and historic landmarks. You can visit these landmarks or choose to spend time at the shore along with your loved ones. Cruises that operate on this route- -  Cordelia  Cruise:  Boarding the Cordelia Cruise Liner, you will get to spend some time watching the Broadway show, checking into some of the bars, casinos, and piano bars along with your loved ones to enjoy in the wonderful vibe. You can also choose to take part in some of the on board activities like dance classes, deck and pool, and cooking classes from the master chefs. If you are a fitness freak, then you can also walk to the gyms to take part in some fitness lessons. If you are not at all interested in any of the things, you can just lay by the side of the pool or inside the indoor Jacuzzi to unwind yourself taking a relaxing steam and sauna bath. You will surely be able to relish international standard hospitality in the middle of awe inspiring interior decor. - Angriya Cruise:  Widely famous for its luxury stays, this cruise liner on the Arabian sea takes travellers close to their dreams and presents an amazing atmosphere to enjoy the holiday vacation. The cruise is very renowned for its wellness massages and therapeutic treatments that not only re-energize your body but also your mind. 4. Chennai - Trincomalee - Chennai: You will board this cruise from Chennai and then head out to visit Trincomalee before coming back to Chennai again. The cruise trip from India will take you to Trincomalee on the second day. It happens to be a port city on the northeast coast of Srilanka. You will get a chance to marvel at some of the historic as well as iconic landmarks like the grand Koneswaram Temple stands on Swami Rock cliff, Gokarna Temple, and many others as well. You will get to see a wide range of panoramic views of the city and capture some wonderful sights of the beautiful nature. Cruises that operate on this route- -  Cordelia  Cruise:  Boarding the Cordelia cruise trip from India, you will be offered a refreshing welcome drink which you can sip spending time around the pool deck. In the evening hours, you can choose to watch the Broadway show, have dinner at any of the restaurants, try out your luck in any of the casinos, and even choose to step out to dance to the tunes of live Djs. You can also choose to opt for taking some therapeutic massage and treatments at the wellness hub onboard the cruise to rejuvenate your body and mind. 5. Mumbai-Dubai-Mumbai: Mumbai Dubai Mumbai cruise is one of the most loved cruising tours from India that travellers love to be a part of. The cruise tour takes you through the Arabian Peninsula in the Persian Gulf where you can enjoy an amazing blend of ancient tradition and modern fascinations. Arriving at Dubai, you will be welcomed by high rise buildings, modern and impressive architectural designs, pristine coastline, and much more. The city has got anything and everything for you to enjoy to the fullest along with your loved ones. Cruise that operates on this route- -  Cordelia  Cruise:  The Cordelia cruise package from India takes you to one of the shinny, sparkling, and modern cities in the world that is not only fast paced but also full of luxury, glamour and glitz. Visiting Dubai is surely a dream for many travellers and travelling by luxury Silversea, Celebrity Cruises are some of the other options you can look for. - Silver Spirit:  Taking part in this cruising tour, you will be able to create amazing memories in the complete entertainment hub which you can cherish all through your life. Most of the travellers taking part in this cruising tour love to spend time at the cozy cafes, multi cuisine restaurants, and entertainment hubs, and chic shopping complexes. 6. Mumbai - Goa- Mangalore- Cochin-Trivandrum-Colombo-Male: This is one of the most sought after as well as the best curated cruising experience for travellers sailing from the coast of Mumbai. The overall cruising package is so well put together that you will just fall in love with the experience you will be getting. The tour combines a journey through the rich cultural heritage of India, amazing heritage sites of enchanting Sri Lanka, and stunning natural beauty of Maldives. Embarking on this luxury cruising experience, you will be able to explore the famous Elephanta Island and also take a complete city tour of Mumbai. Cruises that operate on these route- -  Cordelia  Cruise:  The Cordelia cruise packages from India will sail across the beachfront cities of India like Cochin, Mangalore, Goa, and Trivandrum before reaching Maldives and Srilanka. Visiting sri lanka, you will be able to visit some of the lush green highlands and buddhist temples. You will also get a chance to explore the beautiful islands and spend time snorkelling around the atolls and coral reefs. This is surely going to be a once in a lifetime experience where you can marvel along with your loved ones in the middle of the best of nature. - Costa Cruise Lines:  Costa cruise lines can be considered as a ship where elegance reigns supreme. The ship is designed by architect and designer Pierluigi Cerri with a motive to welcome guests in a mood that is relaxed and at the same time sophisticated. The ship combines amazing symmetrical forms with spectacular construction work and understated furnishings. If you wish to seduced the by Arabian sea, then there is no better option to board from Mumbai to Male via Colombo. 7. Chennai - Trincomalee-Colombo-Kochi-Goa-Mumbai:  Taking these cruise packages from India to two fascinating countries will surely be grand as you would be able to spend time amid loads of different people. The tour offers you an optional excursion to places like Saint Thomas Cathedral, impressive kapaleeshwarar temple before boarding the Cruises in India. You can head out to visit Sanctums, forts, various archaeological sites of Mahabalipuram in the course of the heritage tour. In the course of your stay at Trincomalee, you can discover the city, visit Koneswaram temple, and stroll in the local market. When you reach Colombo, you can marvel at a number of heritage sites and enjoy the panoramic views of the cities. You will surely be impressed by the age-old architectural designs of the cityscape. Cruises that operate on this route- -  Cordelia  Cruise:  The Cordelia Cruise Liner tour and Costa Cruise India will take you close to a number of historic as well as heritage sites, discover various trading posts of Tamil Nadu, backwaters of Kerala, party capital of Goa and vibrant city of Mumbai. The cruise offers excellent stays in the super comfortable as well as cozy cabins that offer wonderful views of the azure blue ocean waters.

Which are the luxury cruises in India?

1.  Cordelia  luxury cruise liner:  Cordelia cruise liners are premium cruises that offer a world class experience to the visitors. This luxury cruise is equipped with all sorts of modern amenities to make sure that you have a comfortable as well as memorable stay. Route: Mumbai to Goa, Mumbai-Diu-Mumbai, Mumbai-High Seas-Mumbai, Mumbai-High Seas-Lakshadweep (Kadmat)-Goa-Mumbai, Chennai - High Seas - Chennai, Chennai Trincomalee-Chennai, Mumbai-High Seas-Mormugao (Goa)-Mumbai, Chennai-High Seas-Galle-Trincomalee-Chennai. 2. Angriya Cruise Liner: Boarding the Angriya cruise, you will literally say hello to some of the magical days. This luxury cruise liner has it all starting from well curated accommodation, restaurants, bars, open decks, and loads of fun filled activities to keep you busy and indulged. The route through which the cruise sails on the Arabian Sea lets you explore the rich coral diversity as well as lets you enjoy some of the pristine views of the azure blue ocean waters. Routes: Mumbai to Goa. 3. Sunderbans Luxury Cruise: Sunderbans luxury cruise is one of the royal cruises that takes you close to the world’s largest royal bengal tiger reserve and a UNESCO world heritage site. Taking this cruise, you will be sailing through the mangrove ecosystems and also visiting some of the nearby local villages where you can watch enriching folk performances by the locals. Route: Kolkata to Sundarban. 4. The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda Cruise: The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda Cruise in India will take through the longest water stretch in Kerala passing through the Vembanad Lake and the pristine waters of Alleppey. Taking part in this cruise tour, you will be able to enjoy enriching performances in the course of the luxury onboard journey. In the course of the trip, you will be served delicious cuisines prepared by some of the acclaimed master chefs of the nation. Route: Vembanad Lake to Alleppey. 5. River Ganges Heritage Cruise: River Ganges Heritage cruise happens to be one of the best Cruises in India that offers excellent views of the religious pilgrimage sites and surrounding lush greenery all around. This luxury Cruise in India has got about 32 spacious rooms and a spacious terrace dining area which can accommodate about 80 guests on board. The luxury cruise has also got a live kitchen that offers a wide range of Indian as well as international cuisines. Taking this cruise tour, you will be able to pass through a number of top sightseeing places. Route:  Kolkata - Murshidabad. 6. M.V Mahabaahu Cruise: The M.V. Mahabaahu cruise starts from Kolkata to north eastern states like Assam and Tezpur passing through a number of tribal villages, serene monasteries, ancient destinations and tea plantations. The Cruise in India offers all sorts of modern amenities for the guests on board starting from a swimming pool, jacuzzi, and a health spa. Sailing on this cruise, you will be able to attend cooking sessions, watch cultural performances, and many wild animals species. Route: Kolkata to Assam.

Which luxury cruise sets sail from India?

1. Jalesh cruise liner: Jalesh cruise liner is one of the most sought after luxury cruises that sets its sail from the business capital of India to a number of foreign locations like Dubai, Maldives, and many more. The cruise offers curated accommodation and loads of activities to take part. Route: Mumbai to Goa, Maldives, Dubai. 2. Samudram Lakshadweep Cruise: Samudram Lakshadweep Cruise takes guests through an adventurous trip down to the islands of Lakhadweep exploring serene views of the sea, white sandy beaches, and enchanting aquatic life. This happens to be a five day cruise through Kavaratti, Kalpeni, and Minicoy Islands. In the course of this Cruises in India tour, you can enjoy swimming, snorkelling, turtle walking, coral reef walking, scuba diving, and bird watching. Route: Kochi to Lakshadweep atoll and back. 3. Costa Neo Classica Cruise: Costa NeoClassica happens to be a luxury cruise that has got a lot to offer to the travellers. The cruise sets its sail from the coast of Mumbai and heads in the direction of Maldives. The cruise has about 654 cabins and out of which there are 428 cabins which offer lovely sea views. All the cabins are equipped with a private balcony. Apart from all the luxury fixtures, the cruise offers wellness centre, gym, jacuzzis, ballroom, shopping malls, swimming pool, and library. Route: Mumbai to Maldives. 4. Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity cruises are yet another popular cruise operator that operate luxury cruises from India to various International locations. All the cruises are adorned with all sorts of modern and state of the art facilities to make sure that you don’t find anything incomplete. Route: Mumbai to Dubai.

Which are the famous cruise vacations in India?

1. The Golden Triangle Cruise: The Golden Triangle Cruise is one of the most loved 12 night cruise tours in India that no one should miss out on. The trip would start the capital Delhi and end at Kolkata travelling along a number of heritage sites into the sacred Ganges. You will be provided accommodation by Oberoi Hotels at New Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. This is surely going to be once in a lifetime experience in India that you will just fall in love with. 2. Andaman Islands Glass Bottom Cruise: Andaman Islands Glass Bottom Cruise is surely going to be a haven for all the beach lovers and divers. The cruise is surely one of the best things that you should not miss out on any occasion. The Andaman Islands Glass Bottom Cruise tour lets you sail on the boats to offer spectacular views of the exquisite colorful corals. You will get to visit the famous Jolly Buoy and Neil Islands where you can pamper along with your loved ones. 3. Chilika Lake Cruise: Chilika lake cruise is considered one of the most loved picturesque destinations for a soothing cruise vacation in India. It is about 60 km from Puri and is a very popular destination for bird lovers and nature lovers. Taking part in this cruise you will be able to glide through the azure blue waters to sight some of the migratory birds like falcons, spot billed pelicans, herons and many others. You will also stop over at Rajahamsa beach where you can spot dolphins. 4. Kochi Cruise: Kochi Cruise lets you sail along the glinting waves of the sea heading out in the direction of Kochi. It happens to be one of the loved popular beach cruise destinations in India because of its alluring natural surroundings. Taking this cruise tour, you will be able to relish a wide range of Indian as well as International dishes prepared by some of the master chefs. It is just perfect for anyone who loves to spend time in relaxation overlooking the beautiful views all around. 5. Goa Cruise: Goa is considered to be the party capital of India and cruising on the waters will offer you a plethora of choices when it comes to cruises in Goa. With a wide range of activities to take part like cultural entertainment, beer, and buffet cruise you will get a chance to enjoy the scenic views of the luminous waters. 6. Dibru Saikhowa River Cruise: Dibru Saikhowa River has been a bustling home to the rare and endemic species of nature. You will get a chance to sight white winged wood duck, slow loris, and bright colored horses. This destination is a picture perfect place for nature lovers who would love to marvel along with their loved ones.

Which are the affordable cruise trips to take in and from India?

1. Costa Neo Classica Cruise: Costa Neo Classica Cruise offers you a truly luxurious experience at sea in its 654 cabins, 10 luxury suites, and 400 cabins with sweeping views of the sea. The suites have got private balconies to offer you the smell of salty and saline water. The cruise has got a wellness hub, gym, four jacuzzis, ballroom, shops, and swimming pools. 2. The Vivada Cruise M.V. Paramhamsa: Vivada Cruise MV Paramhamsa offers you close encounters with alluring mangrove ecosystems and is a must do adventure trip for tiger sightings. The cruise takes the guests through the tree lined delta as well as offers stopovers in between to take part in some safaris in the Sunderban Tiger Reserve. 3. Angriya Voyage of Wows: Angriya Voyage of Wows takes you close to the vast coastline, royal onboard experiences, and coral diversity. The cruise has its own sustainable and green practices to maintain an ecological balance at sea. The cruise has got luxurious and spacious family rooms as well as pod accommodation. Tourists love to spend time in the wellness spas, exploring culinary options, huge infinity pool, and dance floor. 4. Sawfish Luxury Cruise: Taking a cruise trip through Sawfish Luxury Cruise, you will be able to experience a luxurious lifestyle travelling through the backwaters of Kerala. This cruise offers a beautiful lounge area, rooftop viewing deck, intimate dining deck, and ample open space to soak in beautiful sights. You will also be able to take short trips to Valiya Kadamakudy, Moolampilly, Pizhala, Kothad, and Kandanad.

What are the passport and visa requirements for cruise in India?

Yes, you would need to carry valid passports and the required visa for taking part in cruises that take you to some other countries. You can easily apply for a tourists visa and get it without any hustle and bustle before the trip.

What are the different types of accommodation available on board?

On board a cruise you will get a number of accommodation facilities starting from economical dormitories to luxury suites with all bells and whistles for a comfortable stay. Most of the cruise liners have got special designed private rooms that offer brilliant views of the ocean.

What can you not do on a cruise?

Here are certain things that you should not do on a cruise: - Throw anything overboard. - Avoid talking about being sick to fellow passengers. - Be afraid of days at sea. - Don't sign up for excursion in the first go. - Don’t wait to sign up for spa treatments till the last day of your trip. - Neglect the crew. - Go too hard on the alcohol. - Take packing lightly. - Underestimate the power of the buffet.

Which is the cheapest cruise line in India?

1. Brahmaputra River Cruise: Cruising on the Brahmaputra river is one of the most incredible journeys that lets you discover the enchanting countryside, marvelous bird life. Dolphin spots, rural villages and mesmerizing views of the riverside. 2. Sunderbans Boat Cruise: Sunderbans cruise takes you through the thick mangrove forests and winding rivers in the largest delta of the world. You will get a chance to sight spectacular views of the breathtaking beauty of the tiger reserve. 3. Kerala Backwater Cruise: The backwater cruise of Kerala happens to be a popular cruising destination in India that lets travellers sail across the traditional rice cultivation, authentic south indian cuisine and spend some time around the picturesque riversides. 4. Ganges River Cruise: Taking a cruise on the Ganges in between Kolkata and Farakka will just be amazing as you will be able to go back in time to explore the historically scenic splendour. You will come across various monuments, villages, and townships where you can sight the cultural and historical spell of India.

Is food included on cruises?

Yes, food is included on the cruises tour in India. Taking a cruise in India, you will be able to enjoy the closest experiences of the sea spending time with your loved ones at the dining room enjoying buffet and casual eastery. If you are travelling on board the jalesh cruise, you should make sure that you relish the fine dining option with your loved ones. Various seafood dishes as well as international recipes are prepared by master chefs that are not only tasty but also appealing.

How much does a cruise ship cost in India?

The cruise ship tour packages in India would cost you around INR 15000 to INR 35000 per person. This package includes your accommodation in the ship as well as the menu options. The cost of cruises mainly depends on the destination and type of accommodation options you choose.

Will I get internet access on board?

No, you will be able to access the internet on board the cruise ships. It is at all times suggested to complete all the important online tasks before boarding the cruise ships as you might have internet connectivity issues. The King of the sea, Jalesh cruise has got no internet connectivity on board.

What are the smoking policies onboard?

All the cruise ships have certain smoking policies that are meant to be followed by the traveller. There are designated smoking zones in the outdoor area, nightclubs, cigar lounges, casinos, and cabin balconies. Apart from all these areas, the rest of the ship is strictly a non-smoking zone.

What is the cheapest month to go on a cruise tour in India?

The cheapest month to go on a cruise would be in the rainy season when there are hurricanes and storms in the ocean. You will be able to get bag loads of discounts on the booking prices as well as get access to considerable activities on board the cruise. But these months the sea is harsh and you might feel some disturbances.

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Originally built under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceauseșcu, this is a massive project that is today among the most important places to visit in Romania. Rich in Romanian history, this place is extensively decorated with embroidered carpets, patterned ceilings, handwoven drapes and marvelous marble floors.It was initially built as a protective measure from nuclear attacks and thus comprises eight underground levels including an atomic bunker apart from the 12 stories above ground. Standing tall as a reminder of the communist rule, this palace hosts the Parliament of Romania today. You can also see the famous National Museum of Contemporary Art here. Being one of the most important tourist spots in the city, you can also take a guided tour of the famous building that will give you a chance to learn more about the rich past of this place.

Khecheopalri Lake

Discover the enchanting allure of Khecheopalri Lake, a hidden gem nestled amidst the breathtaking landscape of Sikkim, India. Revered as a sacred site, this 'wishing lake' holds deep spiritual significance for both Buddhists and Hindus. Its pristine waters and surrounding lush forests create a serene sanctuary for visitors seeking tranquility and connection with nature.Legend has it that the lake fulfills the sincere wishes of those who visit with pure intentions. The rich biodiversity surrounding the lake adds to its charm, attracting nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.Embark on a spiritual and natural journey as you explore the cultural beliefs and ecological wonders of Khecheopalri Lake. Whether you seek introspection, photography opportunities, or simply a moment of peace, this mystical destination promises an unforgettable and rejuvenating experience amidst the splendor of the Himalayan foothills.

Laitlum Canyon

Laitlum Canyon, located near Shillong, Meghalaya, is a hidden gem and a nature lover's paradise. The name "Laitlum" translates to "end of hills," and the canyon lives up to its name with its breathtaking landscapes and mesmerizing views. This scenic destination offers a stunning panorama of deep gorges, lush green valleys, and mist-covered hills that stretch as far as the eye can see.Laitlum Canyon is a relatively lesser-known tourist spot, which adds to its charm as it remains unspoiled and serene. Trekking enthusiasts can indulge in exciting trails that lead to the canyon, allowing them to witness the natural beauty up close. The experience of standing atop the cliffs, surrounded by the serene ambiance and awe-inspiring vistas, is truly unforgettable.Visitors can also soak in the local Khasi culture as they interact with the friendly villagers who reside in the nearby villages. Laitlum Canyon is a perfect escape from the bustling city life, offering a chance to reconnect with nature and experience tranquility in the lap of Meghalaya's pristine landscapes.

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Gateway of India, arch monument in Mumbai, India

South Mumbai is the worldliest part of the city and home to many of its most-loved sights. Walk around the base of the massive Gateway of India — the arch-shaped monument was built in 1924 and meant to be the first thing visitors see when they arrive by boat. Or pop your head inside the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, one of India's most opulent and recognizable buildings.

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View of Mumbai, India, from Marine Drive

Communion with nature is more meditative when you make the journey to the seaside Shree Mahalakshmi Temple — less than an hour each way from the cruise terminal by taxi. And check out Chowpatty Beach, where thousands of locals come to dunk statues of the god Ganesh into the waves each year in September.

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Hop aboard one of the many boats bound for Elephanta Island, which sits just offshore from Mumbai and is home to the Elephanta Caves. At this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll find caves full of otherworldly rock carvings in both the Hindu and Buddhist traditions.

Masala dosa with potato stuffed inside, very popular breakfast in Mumbai, India

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Mumbai is home to fine restaurants, but the best way to understand its culinary disposition is with its street food. Sit down for a masala dosa , India's take on a crepe, which in Mumbai is served with spicy tomato sauce. During your cruise to India, enjoy one of the many fritters for sale at Chowpatty Beach — the potato-and-onion bhaji is popular among vegetarians.

Colorful traditional Indian dresses selling at the street vendors in Mumbai, India

Mumbai is a shopper's pardise, whether you take a walk down Colaba Causeway to browse traditional Mahrashtran jewelry or snag a vintage Bollywood movie poster from any of the souvenir stalls in Apollo Bandar, the neighborhood nearest to the cruise ship terminal. Alternatively, take home a piece of Indian fashion in the form of a woman's sari.

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Royal Enfield set to reveal Himalayan 450 prices at EICMA 2023; commences pre-bookings in India


The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 introduces several pioneering features for the company, such as a liquid-cooled engine, lighter components, an all-digital console, and a ride-by-wire system.

Royal Enfield has kept the pricing details of the forthcoming Himalayan 450 adventure motorcycle under wraps. (Royal Enfield)

Royal Enfield has unveiled the latest iteration of the Himalayan at EICMA 2023, marking its global debut. Alongside sharing comprehensive details about the new adventure tourer, the company initiated pre-bookings in India for the motorcycle. 

Interested customers can now secure their orders for the new Himalayan by paying a token amount of ₹ 10,000. Deliveries are slated to commence subsequent to the price announcement, scheduled for November 24 at RE Motoverse.

The highly awaited launch of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 is a significant milestone for the company this year. It signifies a pivotal shift towards adopting advanced technologies while staying true to the brand's core values. The official launch of the Himalayan 450 is set to take place at the annual RE Motoverse festival in Goa, a gathering that attracts Royal Enfield owners and enthusiasts from around the globe. In the past, the company introduced the 650 Twins at Rider Mania and has made it a tradition to showcase something special each year at the event.

Interestingly, the latest Royal Enfield Himalayan introduces several pioneering features for the company, such as a liquid-cooled engine, lighter components like a forged piston, an all-digital console, and a ride-by-wire system. Its power source is the newly engineered Sherpa 450 engine. This single-cylinder engine can produce 39.4 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 40 Nm at 5,500 rpm. It is coupled with a 6-speed gearbox equipped with a slip-and-assist clutch.

The adventure tourer is built on an entirely new twin-spar platform featuring 43 mm USD front forks and a 7-step adjustable monoshock at the rear. Its braking system comprises a 320 mm single front disc and a 270 mm rear disc with dual-channel ABS. Additionally, riders have the ability to deactivate the rear ABS module when venturing off-road. 

Equipped with ride-by-wire technology, the bike offers two distinct riding modes: Eco and Performance. Moreover, it boasts a larger 17-litre fuel tank, while the stock seat height has been raised to 825 mm, with an option to increase it further to 845 mm.

The Himalayan 450 is equipped with 21-inch front and 17-inch rear spoke wheels. During its launch in India, it will come with tubed tires, with the plan to introduce tubeless tires after completing the homologation process. The bike features Ceat rubber, co-developed with Royal Enfield, with a 90/90 unit for the front tire and a 140/80 unit for the rear.

Moroever, the new Royal Enfield Himalayan will be released in three variants: Base, Pass, and Summit, at the time of its launch. It will offer a choice of five color options, with only one color carried over from the previous Himalayan 411.

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The Jimny, Maruti Suzuki’s sole true blue SUV, was the showstopper at this year’s Auto Expo held in Greater Noida. The car was launched in June 2023.

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Swapnil Jain, CTO and co-founder(left), and Tarun Mehta, CEO and co-founder of Ather. The duo started the electric scooter company in 2013

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Jaguar Land Rover, which is ranked fourth on market share in the luxury car segment, is already 20% above its 2022 levels with three months to spare (Photo: Bloomberg)

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The Toyota Innova has built a cult status in India. No other vehicle in the MPV segment has come close to competing with it in the last two decades.

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Hero MotoCorp’s manufacturing facility in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Under a phased manufacturing programme, auto makers have to localize 18 critical components used in the making of electric vehicles.

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Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari unveils World's First Prototype of BS-VI phase II ‘Electrified Flex Fuel Vehicle’ developed by Toyota Kirloskar Motor on August 30, 2023.

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The crash tests will be conducted at the government’s automotive labs which currently handle vehicle homologation tests.

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