Asia’s rivers have sparked huge interest in the past two years, and now luxury cruise brand Uniworld has turned its attention to India.

Its “Golden Triangle and Sacred Ganges” 13-day itinerary for 2016 is already sparking interest among Australians, intrigued by the flamboyant line’s offering in the Ganges Voyager II – still under construction, but described by Uniworld as “the most luxurious ship cruising the Ganges”.

The 56-passenger all-suite ship will have a spa, fitness centre, fine dining restaurant and balcony suites. There will be a sitar player, a Bollywood show and henna designs for guests to have painted on their hands.

“We are having the ship build as we speak,” said Uniworld general manager John Molinaro at a Sydney launch held appropriately at an Indian restaurant..

“When they see the brochure, people are going to be mesmerized.

“The cruise tour program is very much Uniworld start to finish – we take in a five day land program which gives you the city view, the hustle and bustle that is India, then we take you onto the Ganges

“That’s when you see the serenity.  You’ll see the villages, the French culture on one side and the British on the other.”

The trip includes five nights at Oberoi hotels in New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – of course, there is a visit to Taj Mahal –  – and a seven-night cruise. There will be journeys in January, February and March, then September, October, November and December.

Brochure prices are $9,275 pp twin share.  Contact Uniworld or your CLIA travel agent.