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Varanasi Boat Ride

Varanasi Boat Ride

Varanasi, the city of Light, the city of Sanatan Dharma also called as Banaras or Benares has always been the epicenter of Indian spirituality, divinity, culture, sacredness and pilgrimage. And Ganges River, also called as Ganga has been the lifeline, the jugular vein of not only the city but also of the entire Hindu religion. Hindus consider Ganga as the purest water source and this is why they worship, pray, regard and consider droplets of Ganges water the holiest and the most sacred. Watching people coming down the river in early morning, taking bath in the Mother Ganges and performing rituals is always a unique experience. There is nothing comparing to the view of simplicity, purity, calmness and sacredness of the life than watching the view of people coming to the shores of Ganges, bathing, offering water to the Holy Sun, to Ganges herself as worship, to different Gods and doing their day to day activities and rituals near ghats is amazing view and true native Indian experience. Henceforth, to let our customers enjoy best of Ganges boat ride experience, we have different boat rides organized to different places around the Ganges River in Varanasi which depends upon which all Ganges sights/ghats and Varanasiís sights alongside Ganges, our client wishes to see. Boat Rides offered by us are of following 4 categories -:

Morning Boat Ride
It is a morning boat ride on Ganges river offering scenic view of sunrise. Banaras is never ever as beautiful as over the dawn. The old buildings, ashrams and places along the river side look as colorful as rainbow when the sun light hits them. People talking bath, performing rituals, worshiping to the Sun, washing clothes etc; it all happens in the Subah-e-Banaras. We start the boat from Assi Ghat (the southern ghat) and go all the way to Manikarnika Ghat (the biggest cremation ground of Banaras) and then end the tour back at the Assi Ghat. This boat tour is combination of a boat ride and a walking tour of the southern part of the old city to explore the cultural diversity of Varanasi along with the oldest alive site in the whole Varanasi including an Akhada (traditional wrestling ground) which is an attraction to the boat riders.

Ganga Arti Boat Ride
Aarti is a Hindu religious ritual of worship, a form of puja, in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) or camphor is offered to one or more deities and then a hymn based prayer or a song is sung in the appraisal of that deity or God. Aartis are most sacred form of worship of Hindus in Sanatan dharma. On a regular basis, rituals are offered five times a day with the evening aarti being the final ritual of the day when thousands of locals and pilgrims gather together to offer their prayers to the Mother Ganges. The evening boat ride also includes a visit to the cremation ground at Manikarnika Ghat because evenings are the best time to visit the cremation ground as it is the busiest time of the day. During the boat ride, one can see the extravagant, culture, traditions, spirituality in its purest form being executed on the ghats and near the shores of the Holy Ganga. Best time to start the boat ride depends on the season as the time of evening time ceremony also changes occasionally. For summers, best time to start the boat ride of Varanasi tourism or Varanasi Ganga Tourism is around 6:30 pm and for winters; the boat ride time for Varanasi Ganges Tourism is around 5:15 pm.

Kashi Yatra
Kashi is the oldest name of Banaras/Varanasi. This is the word used in Vedas and other old sacred Hindu texts to describe things and narrate incidences related to the city. Kashi was founded near to Adi Keshav Ghat (the northern end of the city) around 5000 years ago. The southern end of the old Kashi is believed to be Assi Ghat which is around 400 years old. This boat ride will take you to a journey of Kashi/Varanasi as whole which will help you understand, experience the ancientness of Kashi dating back from the 16th century to 3000 BCE. This is the longest boat ride we have in our boat ride package and it takes about 5 to 6 hours to complete which also depends on the current of the river due to which the time may increase or decrease a little. Best time to start the boat ride depends on the prevailing season/weather. 5 am is the best time for summers and 6am - 6:30 am can be apt time for winters. The same boat ride could be organized in the evenings as well starting between 5.30 pm Ė 6:15 pm during the summers and around 4 pm - 4:30 pm during the winters.

Maharaja Boat Ride
The palace of King of Banaras/Varanasi who is also called as Kashi Naresh (Varanasiís Ruler) is situated at other side of the river. The palace is still the residence of the royal family of Varanasi. The palace is also called as Ramnagar Fort due to the fact that the geographical area around which this palace is built is the suburban town of Varanasi city known as Ramnagar. This small town Ramnagar is famous as the birthplace of Mr. Lal Bahadur Shastri who was the second prime minister of India. The Ramlila (a yearly dramatic folk re-enactment of the life of Lord Ram) organized in Ramnagar is a world famous event for its unique and traditional concept and style. This boat ride consist a tour of the palace, a little walk around the fort area in the market and a 200 years old Durga temple (monkey temple) which is 10 minutes rickshaw ride from the palace. Best time to start the boat ride during summers is around 8 am- 9 am and anytime between 10 am - 3 pm during winters. A visit to the fort and Ramnagar area could also be organized by a tourist taxi to avoid the heat during summers.

We offer affordable boat ride rates for our esteemed customers as we encourage the natural boat ride of the river tourism to help our visitors know the affect, significance of Ganga/Ganges as the river, as the lifeline of the city of light, of the forest of Bliss, Varanasi. Our tour itineraries are well made to cover all above mentioned type of boat rides with full liberty for the customer/visitor to choose which one specific or which all boat rides he/she/they wish to purchase. Our travel executives/front office executives will fully guide by email and by phone call to help you suggest you pick up the best possible boat ride for enhancing your Varanasi Ganges tourism, Varanasi boat ride to the fullest. Kindly fill up the below given enquiry form and send it to us. We are more than pleased to serve you for your Varanasi tourism,tour package solutions.

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