Vivada Plans Luxury Cruises to Sundarbans National Park, India

Vivada, a local inland water transport company opens five-star comfort cruises to the world’s famous Sundarbans National Park in West Bengal, India.

The three-deck luxury cruiser MV Paramahansa has 32 air-conditioned rooms with facilities ranging from conferencing, Internet and mobile connectivity through mini satcoms, multi-cuisine restaurants, open-air gymnasium, art gallery and facilities for night vision.

The round-trip from Millennium Park in Kolkata to Dhamakhali and back will cover a distance of 400 kilometres, spanning over three days and two nights. The tour includes walks through Nethidopani, Buridabri, Sajnekhali; and passengers can even bathe at the pristine beach of Kalash.

Vivada has arranged for three weekly sailings — Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday — with four to six stopovers in each voyage. Built to sail in adverse weather conditions, the cruiseliner will offer round-the-year services, Vivada officials said.

Sundarbans is one of the most unique ecosystems in this part of the world and is dominated by mangrove forests. Situated at the mouth of the Ganges, Sundarbans spreads over 54 islands and two countries (West Bengal in India and Bangladesh) and is a part of the world’s largest delta region.

UNESCO world heritage site, Sundarbans is home to the largest number of wild tigers in the world.

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