Antara River Cruises announces world’s longest river voyage

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Antara Luxury River Cruises has decided to go on the longest journey across the globe in December 2022. The 51-day journey aboard the company’s Antara Ganga Vilas ship will cover 51 days and will pass through Ganges and the Brahmaputra.

The world’s longest river journey will start from Uttar Pradesh’s Kashi while the last destination is Dibrugarh in Assam. According to the company, the ship will sail through 27 smaller rivers, 5 states and 2 countries. The voyage also provides a fantastic opportunity for tourists to explore South Asian culture. It also offers hop-on and hop-off options for people who wish to travel only in particular segments.

Raj Singh, chairman of the company, said: “Each experience has been personally vetted and designed by me for fellow enthusiastic travellers. The historical route has been finalised with the support, assistance and cooperation of the governments of India and Bangladesh, which are working together to ensure seamless travel between the two countries.”

Tourists will also have an offshore and onshore experience each day. It will start from Varanasi with short trips along the way. It will stop at World Heritage Sites in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal and will also provide deep insights into their cultures and traditions. It will also pass through the UNESCO-protected Sundarbans before entering Bangladesh. It will also pass through Barisal, Bagerhat and Dhak, before re-entering India and moving through Assam.

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