Pandaw Expeditions, the Singapore based river cruise specialist, said it would add two ships to the Ganges River in India to bring its fleet there to three vessels and to grow the range of cruises its offers there.
Katha Pandaw will be joined by Kalaw Pandaw and Kindat Pandaw shortly. Kindat Pandaw and Kalaw Pandaw would operate in the Lower Ganges late this year, while from early next year, Kalaw Pandaw would support Katha Pandaw on Upper Ganges from early next year.
“The seven-night ‘Lower Ganges’ or Hooghly traverses picturesque West Bengal with its Arcadian countryside and cultural treasures – from temple complexes to colonial palazzi between the Kolkata and Farakka, where the Ganges becomes the Hooghly,’ Pandaw said in a statement.
The 14 night ‘Upper Ganges’ cruise covers the river from colonial Kolkata and holy Varanasi right across Northern India covering lovely West Bengal, the sacred Buddhist sites of wild Bihar and on to Varanasi, said to be the oldest city on the planet, and the sacred site of Hinduism.
“In the following season, 2020-21, we will be announcing a new and very exciting Upper Brahamaputra sailing, going as far as Diburgarh in the east of Assam We will also be offering an Expedition from the Ganges to the Brahmaputra positioning expedition from Kolkata, traversing Bangladesh and into Assam,” Pandaw said.