Sukhna Lake, the most visited tourist spot in Chandigarh has got a mini cruise ship to further boost tourism in the city. The mini cruise has been bought in collaboration between CITCO and Chandigarh Administration with special sanction from the Central Government. This mini cruise ship for Sukhna Lake has been manufactured in Japan.
Details of Chandigarh Mini Cruise:
The mini cruise ship which will be sailing in the waters of Sukhna Lake at Chandigarh is white in colour from the outside and boasts of unbreakable glass. It is a double storey ship having 2 decks – one in the front and the other on the back side of the first floor. The interiors of the ship are made of wood and the seats are covered with beige coloured leather. The ship has a high-quality music system and a big LED screen
The best thing about this mini cruise which is set to start its journey in Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh is that it is centrally air conditioned.
Currently, the ship is anchored at the Lake Club side and is getting a Chandigarh makeover. The makeover will include Chandigarh open hand logo on the ship along with CITCO branding.
How much will a ride cost?
CITCO has decided to give free rides to Chandigarh Citizens and tourists visiting Sukhna Lake in the month of April to celebrate this big step for Chandigarh Tourism. People will have to register at the boating counter for the free ride at the Lake premises. Initially, the ship will offer a ride of 45 minutes.
From 1st May, 2017, the charges would be Rs. 150 per person and the ship will offer 1 hour of ride in Sukhna Lake. A small refreshment centre will also be set up inside the ship from where people will be able to buy snacks and drinks. All eatables will be at sold at MRP by CITCO employees.
Options to book the mini cruise for parties and occasions has also been given. The price for booking Chandigarh Cruise will depend on the number of people, the selection of snacks and the time limit. All prices are on hourly basis.
2 security guards and 2 lifeguards have been employed by CITCO which will be on the mini cruise ship all the time.
Effect on Shikaras & Boating at Sukhna Lake
CITCO has said that boating at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh will not be affected. The shikaras and other boats will be available for tourists. While the mini cruise will be available at specific times. Currently, only 4 rides a day have been planned by the officials.
The Chandigarh cruise rides will be at 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM and the last one at 7:00 PM.
Boating will be available at normal rates and at normal timings as before. No boats will be allowed to come near the cruise for safety reasons.
Well, if you are planning to be among the first to have a ride on this mini Cruise at Sukhna Lake, then you are up for a big surprise. Here’ the surprise that awaits you!
HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY, CHANDIGARH !!
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