Published by TimesTravel, India
The first Indo-Bangladesh river cruise recently set sail on the Brahmaputra on its first ever journey to Kolkata via Bangladesh. Earlier, India and Bangladesh agreed to explore cruise options between Kolkata and Guwahati via Dhaka, which lead to a successful trial movement of cargo through the route, thereby prompting cruise operators to start operations on the said route.
MV Mahabaahu, the cruise ship, recently left the Pandu port carrying 30 passengers on board, along with 9 foreigners, for a 17-day voyage. Some of the prominent pit stops of this cruise ship are three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Manas National Park in Assam, Mosque City of Bagerhat in Bangladesh, and the Sundarbans among others.