Cruise has always fascinated all kinds of travelers. Whether it is a London cruise or Singapore boat ride, they are loved by tourists and locals alike. Something similar is being planned for Hooghly as well.
Till now most of the cruise is run by private operators at very expensive rates. However, the state transport undertaking West Bengal tourist corporation has decided to offer the same at just Rs 39 for 90 minutes from 1st October, according to news reports.
The idea is to make heritage river cruise affordable and popular among tourists.
What makes this cruise unique?
1.Cruise down the Hooghly for surreal views of Howrah Bridge with the backdrop of the sunset.
2.Tourists can see Mayer Ghat where Ma Sharada Devi, the wife of Ramakrishna, used to visit daily.
3.You can also pay homage to Nimtala Ghat, where several legendary icons such as Rabindra Nath Tagore have been cremated.
Guests can enjoy the cruise starting from Millenium Park, Monday to Friday – 4 PM to 6 PM. Saturday and Sundays from 12 PM to 2 PM and 4 PM to 6 PM.
What to expect on Cruise?
Guests will have the comfort of a cruise cafe, that will serve snacks, tea, coffee. Special arrangements can be made for educational tours. You can also remember the day through the photos taken at selfie booths. The tour guides will also be available to help tourists identify various attractions on the way.
A complimentary heritage navigation brochure will be provided to the tourists, listing all landmarks.
COVID safety protocol
Since it is started amidst the COVID, safety protocols are also taken care of. To maintain social distancing, at a time 150 people will be allowed to board.
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