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Cruise Ships in India : Rajmahal

With an extra shallow draft and lower profile than many other river vessels, the Rajmahal is able to cruise further upstream to areas that are often inaccessible. At 50 meters in length she is one of the larger vessels to ply these waters, but not large enough to lose the intimate atmosphere on board.

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Cruising along the Hugli and Ganges Rivers presents a wealth of experiences as you join excursions to rural towns and villages, visiting fascinating temples and ruins in lesser-visited areas of the country. You may also explore colonial settlements and admire beautiful countryside landscapes, perhaps taking a cycle rickshaw ride to thoroughly immerse yourself in the region’s way of life.

A maximum of 20 guests per guide are permitted per excursion, ensuring that you get the most out of your experience, and you can also benefit from the knowledge and enthusiasm of the on board naturalist. Meanwhile, local song and dance performances allow you to experience the local cultures.

The interior of the ship is decorated with touches of colonial elegance combined with fabrics inspired by traditional Indian designs to create a more authentic ambiance, while the large canopied sun deck provides the perfect place to relax, socialize and soak up the stunning views as you glide along the river.


The 22 air conditioned cabins are spread across the upper and main decks, each one featuring an en suite bathroom and French balcony from which guests can take in the sights and sounds of the river in peace.


  • Bar
  • Dining room serving both continental and Assamese cuisine
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water
  • Wine, beer and spirits available — payable at the end of your stay


  • Ganges and Hugli Rivers — 4 to 15-night cruises on various routes.

Suggested itineraries

  • Rajmahal boat

    Our specialists suggest:
    7 nights aboard Rajmahal as part of our 11-day "Cruising in west Bengal" itinerary, from CAD10,300pp.
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  • Local song and dance performances


  • Salon
  • Small spa
  • Canopied sun deck
  • On board naturalist