There are many different ways to explore various destinations in and around India from the water. From the much talked about Keralan backwater tours aboard a houseboat (often complete with not only a captain but also a cook and even a butler), to a romantic stay on a houseboat on Dal Lake in Kashmir (one of India’s most beautiful regions), to cruising down the holy river Ganges in style, picking a route can be a challenge.

Covering different interests and themes, river cruise itineraries can be created to pass by various different cultural landmarks on the banks, as well as stopping at shopping hubs, different ports and places of interest – there really is something for everyone.