With it’s diverse terrain, India has every sort of landscape that you can imagine. From mountains to vast plains, you can experience the best of everything in our country. Surrounding these breathtaking views is the amazing crisscross of rivers which is a major source of the blooming flora and fauna in all these places. The best way to explore our country’s topography is by taking a boat ride along this waterfront with cruises around the various rivers and lakes of the country. Depending on the location, they can take anywhere from a few minutes, hours to even days. Here is a list of some of the most beautiful ferries across the country for you to experience.
The Brahmaputra River Cruise
This incredible river cruise along the only male river in India will leave you awestruck. Flowing down from China, the Brahmaputra gushes down the shores of Assam. With thick forests surrounding the water and showcasing an amazing variety of flora and fauna, this is one of the best ferries in the country. It also gives you a chance to explore the wildlife in the natural settings or visit the nearby tea gardens.
Duration: 1 Hour
Ganges Heritage Cruise
As devotees line up to seek blessings and wash away their sins in the holy water of the Ganges, a cruiser boat ride takes you in these famous waters through North India. The river cruises normally operate from the river rafting waters of the Himalayas to Sunderbans in the east. This ride is especially a good choice for people wanting to escape the crowds and yet wanting to experience the beautiful traditional towns and villages surrounding this famous river.
Duration: 6 days
Chilika Lake Ride
Asia’s largest brackish water lake, Chilika comes alive with migratory birds especially during winters who come flying from as far as Siberia. A delight for birdwatchers, this region has people from all across the country visiting it to witness this beautiful sight. From sea eagles to flamingos and sand pipers, it is best witnessed from November- February. You can also see dolphins at watch points near Puri and Brahmagiri in Orissa.
Duration: 3 hours
Mandovi Ferry Cruise
Goa and it’s beaches need no introduction or detailing. While you may have heard a lot or experienced Goa by visiting the many beaches on the North or South side, one of the many ways to explore this city is also through a ferry ride available through the many operators that cruise along this beautiful river. With local and traditional song and dance on live music, take a cruise while enjoying food and lovely views of Panjim in the night skies.
Duration: 1 hour
Sunderbans River Cruise
The mysterious waters and mangrove forests of Sunderbans are yet quite unexplored, and the best way for you to explore them is by taking a river cruise along these rivers. From beaches, islands to the amazing flora and fauna surrounding you, this is one if the most luxurious river cruises in the country. You can also witness the wildlife here which includes the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Duration: 1- 3 days
Godavari River Cruise
This cruise takes you through the picturesque Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal with views of surrounding scenic areas such as the famous Papi Hills and Peranta Palli. With options to choose from for various tourist attractions, you can cover the popular attractions such as Pattiseema and the other famous temples in the area.
Duration: 1-2 days
There is something extremely calm and peaceful about watching the sunset with the iconic Howrah bridge in the background. With the many options that operators provide you on the enchanting Hooghly river, a branch of the mighty Ganges off the Bangladesh border, it is difficult to resist losing yourself in the breathtaking views of main sights of the city such as Katgola Palace and Hazar Duari along with the ancient mosques, tombs and mansions. While this can be enjoyed at any time of the day, it is best experienced during sunset.
Duration: 3 hours
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