On Monday evening over 60 tour operators, travel agents, airlines, hoteliers, and media attended a ‘River Cruising in India’ event hosted by the Australia India Travel & Tourism Council (AITTC) with the support of India Tourism and Taj Hotels and Resorts. The event, part of AITTC’s “Know India Better” program, was held at Manjits @ The Wharf, an award-winning Indian Restaurant located on Sydney Harbour.
In India, river cruise holidays are relatively new but, in recent years, luxury operators have begun offering the holy Ganges, the Brahmaputra River, and the backwaters of Kerala.
“Drawing global attention is the [cruise] along the legendary Brahmaputra River in North-East India, aboard luxury vessel MV Mahabaahu,” Sandip Hor, Chairman of AITTC, said in his opening remarks.
“While this voyage can match up with any European river cruise in terms of accommodation and onboard facilities, Indian hospitality comes in as a lucrative bonus,” he added, having had the opportunity himself to experience the MV Mahabaahu on the Brahmaputra River earlier this year...
Travel Monitor, Australia