Bandel is a Hooghly River (Ganges River) cruise port and town in India's West Bengal state, with a population of around 10,000. The town was founded during Portuguese India (colonial period 1505-1961). Today it is part of the Kolkata metro region and a large railway junction (train station) located approx 40 km (25 mi) from Howrah.
Current-day town's economy is based on Thermal Power Station (opened in 1965, with capacity around 530 MW), bakery industries, trade (Bandel Bazar - one of the district's biggest markets serving agricultural import and export / especially mango, watermelon, rice), banking, railway engineering and manufacturing, paper manufacturing, education (schools and colleges). The nearest airport is in Kolkata (Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose).
As a cruise port, Bandel was included in the 2019 schedule of the riverboat Ganges Voyager 2 (2014-built). The next table shows the ship's 7-day itinerary (themed "India's Golden Triangle and the Sacred Ganges") with prices from ~USD 6900 pp.
|Date / Time||Port|
|16 Nov||Departing from Kolkata, India|
|17 Nov||Kalna, India|
|18 Nov||Motihari, India|
|19 Nov||Murshidabad, India|
|20 Nov||Mayapur, India|
|21 Nov||Bandel, India|
|22-23 Nov (overnight)||Arriving in Kolkata, India|
Port Bandel cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Bandel, India. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|9 January, 2021|