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Rajmahal

Ship Overview

Operated by: Assam Bengal Navigation

The Rajmahal entered service on the Hugli and the Ganges rivers in 2014. Built in Kolkata, she is 51 metres long and is powered by three engines. Her extra-shallow draught and a lower profile than conventional designs allow her to cruise further upstream than most other ships of her size operating on India's rivers. Rajmahal has a total of just 22 cabins: 14 spacious twin/double cabins on the upper deck; 4 twin/double cabins on the main deck; and 4 single cabins also on the Main Deck. The ship's décor is stylish and fresh with touches of colonial elegance, brought to life by traditional Indian-inspired designs on hand-blocked cotton fabrics. All cabins on Rajmahal feature French balconies. Facilities include a comfortable saloon and bar, dining room and a vast canopied sundeck with bar. A small spa onboard offers a wide range of treatments. All cabins and public rooms are air-conditioned.

 

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Key Facts

Crew
30
Officers
Indian
Guests
40
Tonnage
899
Length
167 Feet / 51 Metres
Width
34 Feet
Speed
10 Knots
Passenger Decks
3
Built
2014
Registry
India
Room Grades

Upper Deck Cabins

SIZE:18m2 / 194sqftSLEEPS:2

The 14 Upper Deck Cabins are a generous 18 square metres in size and feature a choice of double or twin beds, built-in wardrobes with hanging and shelf space, along with the security of individual programmable electronic safes. Bathrooms have shaver sockets, a hair dryer, and a selection of toiletries. All cabins offer large windows with sliding glass panes and fly-screens, with two comfortable rattan armchairs well-placed for admiring the passing scenery. Mineral water is provided in your cabin and is replenished daily.

Main Deck Cabins

SIZE:18m2 / 195sqftSLEEPS:2

The four Main Deck Cabins are a generous 18 square metres in size and feature a choice of double or twin beds, built-in wardrobes with hanging and shelf space, along with the security of individual programmable electronic safes. Bathrooms have shaver sockets, a hair dryer, and a selection of toiletries. All cabins offer large windows with sliding glass panes and fly-screens, with two comfortable rattan armchairs well-placed for admiring the passing scenery. Mineral water is provided in your cabin and is replenished daily.

Single Cabin

SIZE:15.50m2 / 167sqftSLEEPS:1

Designed exclusively for single travellers, these four cabins are located on the Main Deck and are a spacious 15.50 square metres in size and feature a single bed, built-in wardrobes with hanging and shelf space, along with the security of individual programmable electronic safes. Bathrooms have shaver sockets, a hair dryer, and a selection of toiletries. All cabins offer large windows with sliding glass panes and fly-screens, with a comfortable rattan armchair well-placed for admiring the passing scenery. Mineral water is provided in your cabin and is replenished daily.

Dining

A well-proportioned, single seating dining room is located on the Main Deck and provides a varied cuisine of both Western and Assamese dishes for lunch and dinner. Assamese food is generally prepared without chillies to accommodate for milder Western tastes, although chilli fans may request hotter versions if desired. A vegetarian option is always available, and most dietary requirements can be catered with sufficient advance notice. A good selection of local Indian beer, wines and spirits is also available from the bar.

 

Dining aboard Rajmahal India Ganges Cruise

Features

Rajmahal's Onboard features

  • Spacious cabins with individual climate control
  • En suite shower/WC with Biotique toiletries
  • Generous cupboard space and under-bed storage
  • Hair dryer in each cabin
  • Minibar in each cabin
  • In-room electronic safe
  • Tea/coffee making facilities in cabins
  • Intercommunication telephone in cabins
  • ​High quality bathrobes and slippers in cabins
  • Large sliding glass windows offering panoramic views of the river
  • Vast sundeck both open and shaded, with sunloungers or steamer chairs
  • Spacious air-conditioned saloon with library and recorded entertainment
  • Spa with choice of treatments (additional expense).

 

Services aboard Rajmahal

  • Shore excursion programme including all admissions
  • Maximum 20 guests per guide on all excursions
  • Naturalist onboard the vessel
  • Cold towel service after excursions
  • Welcome drink after excursions
  • Shoe-cleaning after excursions
  • Turndown service in all cabins
  • Expertly trained culinary staff
  • Single seating for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Acclaimed combination of Indian and Western cuisines
  • ​Wide choice of wines, spirits and beer
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water throughout
  • Welcome reception
  • Farewell reception
  • Local on-board dance & song performances.

 

You are welcome to visit the bridge and observe the master and pilot at work navigating their way through the shallows and sandbanks of the great Indian rivers. Often embarkation and disembarkation will be by means of the country boat which acts as the tender. Moving from ship to country boat to shore is secure and easy with plenty of railing, while ever-willing crew members are always on hand to assist.

 

Sun Deck aboard Ganges India ship the Rajmahal

Rajmahal Expeditions

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India's Holy Ganges - from Farakka to Patna

From USD $3960.00 Per Person

DURATION:9 Days/ 8 Nights REGION:Asia SHIP:Rajmahal

Discover the main stream of the Ganges between Farakka, reached by rail from Kolkata, and the city of Patna. See Mughal ruins at Rajmahal, East India Company relics at Patna and Monghyr, and Buddhist monuments.

India's City of Light - Patna to Varanasi

From USD $1480.00 Per Person

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 Nights REGION:Asia SHIP:Rajmahal

Operating only in periods of high water (August / September) join a one-week cruise from Patna to the Holy Grail of the Ganges, the sacred city of Varanasi; City of Light.

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