Mayurponkhi - River Cruises for Noblemen and Kings on a Decorated Boat
The Mayurponkhi is a boat in the shape of ornamented peacock carved on the hull used by kings and landlords in ancient Bengal for pleasure trips. They are accompanied by dancers and singers. For centuries, people have romantically imagined this boat to be the flagship of large merchant fleets. It has winged stallion. It is but natural that the Mayur Pankhi should hold a special place in the hearts of people.