Fancy a sail along the glinting waves of the sea as the breeze sways you along? Sailing is a great way to relax, explore nature and be one with the sea. Escape from the bustling city streets to languid rivers and soak yourself in riverside villages, explore the sacred spots and ancient heritage. These 5 amazing boat tours in Eastern India is a must for every travel junkie.

1. The Bengal Saga – 05 Nights / 06 Days

Experience Bengal in its fullest grandeur and valour with this 5 nights and 6 days tour operated by Vivada Cruises. On one hand it has fascinating culture, rich history and heritage and on the other hand it has modern, tech-savvy, upwardly mobile people.

Cruise down the memory lane, experience Bengal’s history, heritage and culture, Renaissances of the Bengal philosophy uprise of the freedom struggle, to the evolution of what Bengal is.

  • Kolkata, the city
  • European reminiscences
  • Terracotta architecture – Palace and temples
  • Weaving village at Shantipur
  • Traditional Kansari artisans at Matiari
  • History at Murshidabad
  • The longest river barrage with 108 gates

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2. Pirates Party – 01 night / 02 days

Crossindia Adventure’s Pirates Party Adventure Sail is a one of its kind soft adventure tour into the backwater of Bengal in a new region called New Bakkhali, near Sagar Island and South Sunderban.

Sail through the river Deltas and voyage into rivers, creeks, ocean and jungles upon a wooden pirate themed rustic cruise boat into the backwaters of Bengal. Be enthralled by the experience of continuing your voyage into a beautiful white sand beach where a host of fun activities await you.

  • Small Boat River Creek Adventure
  • Jungle Boat Safari
  • Jungle walk at Bhagbatpur Crocodile Sanctuary
  • Visit to Barren island (The Hidden Beach of New Bakkhali )
  • Bon Fire & Live Barbeque and Bamboo Kebabs
  • Night Sail
  • Boat stay

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3. Andaman and Nicobar Islands – 4 nights / 5 days

Dwell in the cacophony of sights as the nature captivates you and intrigues your senses. Famous for their relaxing and quaint beaches, a rich reserve of unique flora and fauna, a trip to these islands via ship should be in everyone’s bucket list. Explore Andaman is a one stop shop for all your queries regarding Andaman and Nicobar Island

Places to visit-

  • Bharatpur beach
  • Cellular jail
  • Limestone caves
  • Marina Park and Aquarium
  • Havelock Island, among others

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4. Sunderban – 03 nights / 04Days

One of the most magical cruises you can take in India is that through the lush Sunderbans – the largest contiguous mangrove area in the world and home to the famed Royal Bengal Tigers. As you slowly weave your way through the forest, you get to experience a bit of everything – wildlife, sacred pilgrimage as well as a peek into the village life. From the north to the south east to west, the cruise transverses the entire area anchoring at the most exotic waters. Vivada Cruises has an amazing Sundarban cruise tour to these mystical forest.

  • Sunderban Tiger reserve
  • Mangrove forest walking
  • Experiencing the village life
  • Visit to the local fish market
  • Folk theatre performance by the Villagers

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5. Brahmaputra River Cruise

The Brahmaputra River is the only navigable river in the world from which you can see 7400 mtrs high, snow covered Himalayan mountains. It is also the only river, apart from the Zambezi River in Africa, from which elephant, jeep and boat safaris are conducted. Assam Bengal Navigation is one of the best tour operators in this region and has an array of tours to choose from. You can choose among 4-nights, 7-nights and 10-nights cruises between October and April. Some of the attractions of these tours are —

  • Wildlife viewing on jeep as well as elephant rides.
  • Village walk
  • Visit to tea garden
  • Exploring country towns in cycle rickshaws
  • Barbecues on deserted river islands
  • Visit to craft workshops

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Don’t have time for such long boat tours? Try short boat tours and boat parties. Follow this blog for more information.