ABN Rajmahal

Newly built for service on the Hooghly and Ganges, the Rajmahal has been built with a shallow draft to cope with low waters. A larger boat with 22 cabins, split between upper and main deck, the Rajmahal has a small spa and a vast canopied sundeck, complimenting the communal areas, which are all in keeping with traditional Indian-inspired design.

The first vessel of its kind to offer extensive cruising between Calcutta and as far north as Varanasi, the Rajmahal is a welcome fresh face on the Hooghly and Ganges, with top-end facilities.


  • 22 spacious cabins with individual climate control. 14 twin/double cabins on the upper deck and four twin/double cabins on the main deck, together with four single cabins for no supplement. 
  • En suite shower/WC with biotique toiletries.
  • Generous cupboard space and under-bed storage.
  • Hair drier in each cabin.
  • In-room electronic safe.
  • Large sliding glass windows to provide panoramic river views.
  • Shoe-cleaning after excursion
  • Turndown service in all cabins
  • Expertly trained culinary staff
  • Single seating for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Acclaimed combination of Indian & Western cuisines
  • Wide choice of wines, spirits & beer
  • Complimentary tea, coffee & mineral water throughout
  • Spacious air-conditioned saloon with library & recorded entertainment
  • Local on-board dance & song performances
  • Spa with choice of treatment
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass window with Freanch balconies
  • Tea/coffee making facilities in cabins
  • Refrigerators in cabins
  • Intercommunication telephone in cabins
  • High quality bathrobes & slippers.


Operating on the Hooghly and Ganges Rivers, the ship is usually moored at Kolkata or Farakka.


  • Shore excursion programme including all admissions.
  • Maximum 20 guests per guide on all excursions.
  • Naturalist onboard the vessel.

Why we like it

A welcome upmarket boat within the Indian cruising fleet.


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