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2 April 2015

Escape from the bustling city streets to languid rivers and soak yourself in riverside villages, explore the sacred spots and ancient heritage. Dwell in the cacophony of sights as the nature captivates you and intrigues your senses. This holiday, spend sometime over the glinting waves. Cruise on your mind? Read on!

1. The Golden Triangle Cruise

The luxurious Golden Triangle Cruise

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Plan a luxuriously royal  12 night cruise vacation in India. The trip starts from New Delhi to Kolkata along the heritage sites into the sacred Ganges. A land-water tour with 7 nights on board & 6 nights on land accommodation provided by Oberoi Hotels at new Delhi, Agra & Jaipur. An experience of a kind in India, the cruise is an absolute bliss for water lovers with pampering experiences throughout the trip.

2. Andaman Islands – Glass Bottom Cruise

The unique Glass Bottom Cruise in Andaman Islands

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On the list of the most wonderful cruise vacations in India, Andaman is our second. Andaman is a haven for beach lovers and divers. Cruise on the glass bottom boats offering spectacular views of exquisite colorful corals along the strong waves to exotic islands like Jolly Buoy & Neil Island.

3. Chilika Lake Cruise

Chilika Lake Cruise in Puri

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A hidden picturesque destination for a soothing cruise vacation in India is the Chilka Lake in the Bay of Bengal. About 60 Km from Puri, it is a popular spot amongst birdwatchers. The cruise lets you glide through the azure waters to watch the migratory birds like herons, falcons & spot-billed pelicans and stops at Rajahamsa Beach where you can also spot dolphins.

4. Cochin Cruise

The famous Cochin Cruise

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Fancy a sail along the glinting waves of the sea as the breeze sways you along? Head to Cochin – the most popular beach cruise destination in India. With a perfect weather, almost all round the year and frequent travellers, Cochin offers a variety of cruises to choose from as per your duration and budget. Moreover, the cruise offers traditional delicacies on board.

5. Goa Cruise

Goa Cruise, starting point at Santa Monica Jetty, Panjim

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Goa has been a famous tourist destination for river or sea cruises. With cultural entertainment, beer & buffet cruise down the Mandovi River into the Zuari bay while you enjoy the spectacular sunset with your loved ones on the luminous waters of the Goa or dance along the full day cruise into the moonlit night with your love.

Must Read: Goa vs Gokarna: What’s your pick for the Long Weekend?

6. Dibru-Saikhowa River Cruise

Dibru-Saikhowa River Cruise in Assam

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Home to some of the rare and endemic species of India like White winged wood duck, bright colored horses, slow loris, and more; the spectacular destination is a perfect water-wildlife adventure getaway in India.

7. Brahmaputra River Cruise

Brahmaputra River Cruise in Guwahati, Assam

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Embark on a cruise on the almighty Brahmaputra River for one of the most incredible river journeys and discover the enchanting countryside, the rural villages, marvellous bird life, spot the occasional Gangetic Dolphins and gaze at mesmerizing views of the riverside. To add on to the river cruise experience is the scrumptious cuisine served on board.

8. Sunderbans Boat Cruise

Sunderban Boat Cruise in West Bengal

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Are you an adventure enthusiast, a nature lover?! Think of a cruise across the thick mangrove forests and winding rivers in the largest delta? Sunderban cruise offers spectacular views of the breathtaking beauty of the tiger reserve with a melange of diversity to witness. Sunderban Boat cruise is an absolute riverine bliss!

9. Kerala Backwater Cruise

Houseboat cruise in Kerala backwaters

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It goes without saying that the backwaters of Kerala are a popular cruise destination in India. Sailing through the traditional rice cultivating villages of India, the cruises offer a chance to enjoy the authentic South Indian cuisine & dwell in the picturesque riversides surrounded by sites & sounds of mudskippers, kingfishers, turtles, frogs & crabs.

Must Read: 10 Most Offbeat Kerala Backwaters You Should Explore

10. Ganges River Cruise

The historic Ganges River Cruise in Millennium Park Jetty, Kolkata

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Cruise in the holy waters of river Ganges between Kolkata and Farakka for a historically scenic splendour. Dotted with monuments all along the way into the small villages & towns the cruise takes you back into a cultural & historical spell.

Further Explore: 10 Refreshingly Insane Water-Adventures In India For Couples

Excited enough to explore India over water on your next trip?! Plan your summerscapes soon, soaring temperature is round the corner.

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