Pandaw, the leader in Asian river cruising, has announced that its India expeditions are now all-inclusive experiences with local soft drinks, mixers, spirits and beers included as part of the cruise fare.

Also included is onboard house wine during lunch and dinner only. Onboard purchases of alcoholic beverages will not be possible.

Pandaw’s India cruises take place on the lower and upper Ganges as well as on the Brahmaputra.

Pandaw cruising The Ganges
Pandaw cruising The Ganges

Both rivers are of major importance to India, offering a place of worship as well as historically important towns and cities forming life on the banks. Itineraries include:

  • 10-night The Full Brahmaputra between Guwahati and Dibrugarh
  • 12- and 14-night The All Ganges between Kolkata and Varanasi
  • Seven-night The Brahmaputra round trip Guwahati
  • Seven-night The Lower Ganges River between Kolkata and Farakka
  • Seven-night The Upper Ganges River between Varanasi and Farakka
  • Three- and four-night Exploring West Bengal between Kolkata and Murshidabad

As the Upper Ganges expeditions travel through the state of Bihar where alcohol is not permitted to be served, drinks package rates have been calculated to take this into account.

For further information and reservations, call Pandaw on 0800 038 1029, email or visit

About Pandaw

Pandaw is the pioneer of boutique river expeditions throughout Southeast Asia. The unique design of their small but powerful shallow-draft ships, beautifully hand-crafted in teak and brass, allows them to sail through a tapestry of remote rivers and coastal routes in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, China and India.

The original company, known as the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, founded in 1865, was acquired by Paul and Roser Strachan in 1995.

Renamed Pandaw, following the discovery and acquisition of this last remaining Clyde-built steamer, the company has consistently cruised through new frontiers, pushing the boundaries beyond its original home of Burma.

They brought its unique concept and style to expeditions along the Mekong River through Indochina in 2003, and pioneered the first routes on both the Red River in Northern Vietnam and the Upper Mekong through Laos into China in 2015.

Pandaw believes in giving back to society. Paul Strachan, Founder & CEO, established the Pandaw charity in 2008 to support education and healthcare efforts in Burma.

The charity is entirely sponsored by donations from its passengers and a profit share from Pandaw’s expeditions.

Source: Kate Selley PR

Images: ©2024 Pandaw Cruises Ltd. All rights reserved.

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