Antara Luxury River Cruises

Flow Along The Ganges with Style, Cultural Exchange, and Sustainability

Explore India along the majestic Ganges River and engage in cultural experiences in cities like Kolkata, Bandel, Nabadwip, Chandernagore, and more. Antara’s voyages are designed to explore India’s most beautiful destinations. Take a journey through India’s second largest mangrove forest as you sail through Bhitarkanika National Park.

 

Antara Cruises is a locally-managed enterprise that reintroduced river cruising to India after 100 years. Travelers experience the history and culture of the Ganges River through onboard luxury provided by local chefs and artisans and all-inclusive offboard excursions that mindfully interact with local communities. 

 

Specializing in low-impact, low-volume sailing, their largest vessel carries just 56 guests. Wood furniture, hand-stenciled murals, and locally-imported textiles showcase India’s unique and renowned hospitality while surrounding guests in its rich history.

 

Offboard activities consist of shopping in the village and market, as well as ingredient shopping for meal planning on the ship. The staff and management are conscious of preventing overconsumption and commercialization in every interaction and event.



Highlights & Activities

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Cultural Education
Guests visit children's education centers, Mother Theresa's home, local craftsman's homes, naturalist training centers, and historic sites. All hosted by government certified guides.
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Offboard excursions
Traveling by e-rickshaw, visit towns like Fulia, which specializes in textiles. Travel to other towns like Varanasi, Ghazipur, Buxar, Simaria, and Sualkuchi
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Culinary Masters
Chefs prioritize cuisine from the towns along the path of their cruises.

Regenerative Impact

Antara Cruises stands out for their exceptional regenerative efforts. Their commitment is evident through their consideration of marine life effects, culturally sensitive activities, and a diverse culinary selection, which even features the Ganges’ inaugural vegan river cruise.

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treatment of the waste onboard so that it does not contaminate the water or land.
electronic devices used to limit disturbance of marine life.
In case of an oil leak, oil separators keep the oil from being discarded into the water. OWS machines extract maximum amount of oil from water particles to avoid river contamination.
Electronically powered rickshaws instead of motorized fuel-run vehicles.
Locally-source wood like sal, bamboo, and teak are used on board. Textiles such as gyasar brocade and jamdani muslin.
All our ships are fitted with hospital grade silencers to keep the noise levels to minimum.
All ships are installed with reverse osmosis plants to desalinate, sterilize and generate fresh water from the river.

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Hotel Location

Antara Luxury River Cruises

Hotel Address

New Delhi, India

Closest Airport

Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)

Travel Time From Airport

20 min drive

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