Bandel (India)

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Bandel cruise port

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Local Time
2021-06-17 07:14

min: 76 °F (24 °C) / max: 86 °F (30 °C) 78°F
Wind: 146°/ 4 m/s  Gust: 8 m/sWind: 146°/ 4 m/s  Gust: 8 m/sGentle breeze
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Min / Max Temperature86 °F / 30 °C
76 °F / 25 °C
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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.

Bandel (India) river cruise port

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 / TimePort
16 NovDeparting from Kolkata, India
17 NovKalna, India
18 NovMotihari, India
19 NovMurshidabad, India
20 NovMayapur, India
21 NovBandel, India
22-23 Nov (overnight)Arriving in Kolkata, India

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