Varanasi Boat Tours

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Introduction

Old city of Varanasi is a beautiful place with magnificent riverside and on-river views – unmatched by anything else in the world!

We encourage independent travel, and therefore offer an offbeat Varanasi Travel Guide on our Travel Guides & Stories portal The Yellow Tuk-Tuk. Whilst our guide is designed for intrepid backpackers who prefer exploring unknown places on their own, we also offer on-demand morning and evening city and boat tours for anyone who may fancy.

Each tour is about 2 hours long and costs Rs.300 /person per tour.


Note: Price mentioned only includes our staff’s guidance fee. Cost of transportation, e.g. rickshaw, tuk-tuk, boat ride, etc. will be extra.

Mornings by the Ganga

One of the most enchanting experiences you can get in the world is witnessing the sun rise over the Ganges in Varanasi. The sounds of the daily morning rituals (Aarti) performed by the priests, of the temple bells ringing and of the chirping birds mingled with the calmness of the river and of the water splashing from the rowing boats creates a truly magical atmosphere.

The best place to enjoy the sunrise is being on the ghats (the stairways leading to the river) watching the sun appear over the west bank of the river. Alternatively you may also be boating and watch the golden rays of the sun begin to shine on the several heritage buildings of the ancient city Kashi.

Evenings in Kashi

Contrary to the wee hours in the city, the evenings are typically bustling with an unimaginable diversity of life. The famous Ganga Aarti ceremonies performed every evening on Dashashwamedh Ghat and Assi Ghat can be enjoyed from the ghats as well as while being on a boat. The rituals performed in the evenings are on a grander scale.

With the nighttime settling in, and along with it the receding sounds of the city around, spending time at the riverside before calling it a day is a good way to bring your soul to calm.

Food & City Life

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