As in previous years, the West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation Ltd will be organising river cruises along the Hooghly as part of its ‘Pujo Parikrama’ this year on the occasion of Durga Puja.
There will be two categories of cruises – leisure cruise and a cruise for viewing immersions (bishorjon) of idols at Babughat. All the cruises will commence from the New Babughat Jetty. The leisure cruise will be accompanied by cultural programmes on board.
Bookings for the cruises have already started. All bookings have to be done online.
There is also a 24-hour toll-free helpline: 1800 2121 655
Morning Cruise: On October 5, 6 and 7, from 10am to 1pm, at Rs 1,500 per head per trip (including lunch and tax)
Evening Cruise: On October 5, 6, 7 and 8, from 6pm to 9pm, at Rs 1,700 per head per trip (including dinner and tax)
Immersion Trips: On October 9 and 10, at Rs 800 per head per trip (including snacks and tax)
Slot I: From 6pm to 7.30pm
Slot II: From 8pm to 9.30pm