A converted barge plies the waters of Kerala, India. Luxury river cruises are taking off in the country and offer a different way to appreciate its scenery, history and culture at a gentle pace. Photo: CGH Earth
A converted barge plies the waters of Kerala, India. Luxury river cruises are taking off in the country and offer a different way to appreciate its scenery, history and culture at a gentle pace. Photo: CGH Earth
Asia travel

A new way to see India: river cruises, including a US$66,000, 51-day trip touted as the world’s longest and taking in 27 waterways

  • Luxury cruise holidays on India’s rivers are taking off, including a newly launched US$66,000, 51-day trip from Varanasi along 27 waterways
  • From the Ganges to the Hooghly, the Brahmaputra and the backwaters of Kerala, we pick out four options of varying length

A converted barge plies the waters of Kerala, India. Luxury river cruises are taking off in the country and offer a different way to appreciate its scenery, history and culture at a gentle pace. Photo: CGH Earth
A converted barge plies the waters of Kerala, India. Luxury river cruises are taking off in the country and offer a different way to appreciate its scenery, history and culture at a gentle pace. Photo: CGH Earth
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