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Varanasi Boat Ride cost : Row Boat Prices (per hour):
1 person = 400rs
2 people = 700rs
3 people = 900rs
4 people = 1200rs
5 people = 1400rs
6 people = 1600rs

*Note: Prices may increase from mid-July to mid-October due to higher water levels.

Yamaha Engine Boat Prices (2 hours, 7 guests): 3400 rupees
The fastest and quietest motorboat for optimal photography opportunities.
Extra-large Traditional Motor Boat Prices (2 hours, 12 guests): 2800 rupees
Explore the entire length of Varanasi, witnessing rituals along all 84 ghats.

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Boat Ride in Varanasi, Varanasi Overview

A boat ride on the sacred Ganges is an integral part of the Varanasi experience, offering a surreal encounter with spirituality, rituals, and the historical charm of this ancient city. Whether you choose a sunrise voyage to witness the dawn rituals or a sunset cruise to immerse yourself in the mesmerizing nightly aarti fire ceremony, the Ganges unfolds its mystical tales.

Boat Ride in Varanasi Highlights

1. Morning Boat Rides on the Ganges

Morning Boat Rides on the Ganges
Perfect for experiencing the majestic sunrise and the daily rituals along the ghats, these morning boat rides offer serene moments on the tranquil waters of the Ganges.

2. Sunset Boat Rides on the Ganga

Sunset Boat Rides on the Ganga
Be captivated by the nightly aarti fire ceremony at Dasaswamedh Ghat, the main ghat of Varanasi, as the sun sets, casting an enchanting glow over the sacred river.

3. Dev Deepavali Experience

Dev Deepavali Experience
Embark on a modern motorboat adventure to witness the breathtaking sight of all 84 ghats illuminated during Dev Deepawali. Ensure early reservations for this extraordinary experience.

4. Free Ashes Release

Free Ashes Release
As a compassionate gesture, enjoy a complimentary boat ride between Meer Ghat and Manikarnika Ghat to release the ashes of a loved one, contributing to the local community.

5. Candle & Flower Ceremony from the Boat

Candle & Flower Ceremony from the Boat
Participate in a special ceremony by releasing high-quality, biodegradable candles into the Ganges, creating a unique and meaningful experience.

6. Tabla & Sitar Musicians on Your Private Boat

Tabla & Sitar Musicians on Your Private Boat
Indulge in a two-hour musical extravaganza with tabla and sitar musicians serenading you during your Ganga cruise, creating a lifetime memory.

7. Exploring Varanasi's Alleys

Exploring Varanasi's Alleys
Extend your journey beyond the Ganges with a walking tour through Varanasi's mystical alleys, encompassing significant sites such as Manikarnika Ghat, Kashi Vishwananth Dham, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Assi Gh (Read More)at, and more.

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Inclusions/Extra Charges

Snacks & Chai: Enhance your Ganges cruise with delectable snacks, including two samosas, chai, and a 500ml bottle of mineral water, all for just 130rs per person.
Hotel Pickup: Enjoy convenient hotel pickup, any time of day or night, with complimentary service for riverside hotels and a nominal charge for more distant accommodations.

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