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Antara Cruises

Antara Cruises has introduced luxury river cruising to India giving us an opportunity to explore India differently. Starting with Ganges river cruises, you get to visit offbeat destinations along the Ganga and experience the slow life from the comfort of your luxury cruise ship. Antara curates luxury experiences that take you through ancient river routes that includes wildlife safaris, exploring indigenous birds and animals in their natural habitat, private river bank experiences and much more. Come aboard and discover India’s fine tradition of hospitality with globally benchmarked services. 

Each ship follows an environmental-friendly and a state-of-the-art design philosophy and offers only an ‘all-suite’ five-star like accommodation to its guests. With large indoor and outdoor public spaces, French balconies and large windows, you can enjoy unrestricted views of the riverscapes. Spacious rooms, a mix of modern-vintage furniture and a laid-back interior set-up spells comfort and an ultra-luxurious holiday escape on the waters, like no other. A combination of local and international delicacies are available onboard. Enjoy cultural dance performances, folk dances which offer a glimpse into India’s rich heritage and culture. An Antara river cruise experience is like no other! 

Antara Cruises - Destinations

The Antara journey is along the ancient river routes of East India - the itineraries are meticulously carved out  to explore some of the most beautiful destinations from Kolkata to Varanasi. Unearth the many hidden gems of West Bengal along the way such as the handloom paradise of Shantipur and the French colony of Chandernagore.


Kolkata, is the educational, commercial and cultural centre of the Eastern part of India, and is the third most populous metropolitan city of India. Kolkata is a pioneer in the field of drama, arts, theatre and literature. Explore the hidden history of the city along the bank of the Hooghly River. Explore the unmatched beauty of the mighty river which has been a living witness of many metamorphosis of the twin City - Kolkata and Howrah.  



Chandernagore is a small city just west of the Hoogly River and is a part of Kolkatta district. The town of Chandernagore is Bengal’s hidden gem. Known for its beautiful buildings, it was one of the most important French settlements in Asia in the 18th century. Chandernagore is a marvel of town planning with an iron grid layout and a spectacular promenade along the Hooghly. The promenade – the Strand, has some of the town’s most spectacular buildings.



Sudhanyakhali is the name of a Forest Camp in the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve of West Bengal, India which is situated on an island. It is also a tourist attraction because of the famous Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower. Here you can get a glimpse of the Royal Bengal Tiger, saltwater crocodile, axis deer and wild boars. You can also soak in the viewsof the forest and rich flora and fauna around it.


Shantipur, is a town that has assumed the proportions of a city. Located in the Nadia district of West Bengal, Shantipur is a pilgrimage town where the famous Rasjatra is religiously conducted every year. The fort area of this city is also known as Daak-Garh. Shantipur is famous for handloom sarees from ancient times.

The Sundarbans is a mangrove area in the delta formed by the confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal. It spans from the Hooghly River in India's state of West Bengal to the Baleswar River in Bangladesh. The Sundarbans is home to an estimated 2600 animal species, including 50 mammalian species such as The Bengal Tiger, Asian Small-clawed Otters and Gangetic River Dolphins, 356 Bird Species such as Ospreys, 11 species of turtles, 13 lizards, 37 snakes, 10 toads, more than 350 species of fishes.

Our Ships

This all-suite ship features the largest standard accommodations in river cruising, offering panoramic views from the balcony windows. You can also savour Michelin-inspired cuisine and exceptional service onboard while sailing to discover India’s glorious destinations. The ship also has a sun deck to watch sunrises and sunsets on-board, as well as a spa and fitness centre.


The ship offers 28 well-equipped all suite luxury with memorable traditional and heritage cruising and ultimate hospitality. A unique experience, Antara River Cruises will pamper you with Michelin-inspired cuisine and top-notch amenities. Open lounges with spectacular views and world class wines, teas & coffee.