10 Best Boating Tours in Varanasi - 2019 (with 174 Reviews)

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Varanasi Sunrise Boat Tour Flat 20% off 3H ₹ 990 4.0 star View Details
Varanasi Sightseeing Tour: Full Day Flat 15% off 10H ₹ 1950 4.0 star View Details
Ganga Arti Ceremony in Varanasi with Boat Ride 3H ₹ 999 4.0 star View Details
Tour of the Temples and the Holy Ghats in Madhya Pradesh 6D/5N ₹ 17000 4.0 star View Details
Kashi Yatra – Boat Ride, Varanasi 5H ₹ 2000 3.0 star View Details
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Varanasi Sunrise Boat Tour Flat 20% off Featured
Varanasi Sunrise Boat Tour Flat 20% off

3H

Varanasi

Witness the heavenly beauty of the pious ghats and the delightful ambiance of Banaras! Behold the captivating beauty of the vicinity when the first rays of the sun touch the sacred lands of this holy city. Join this 4-5 hours boat-ride tour and experience how life starts with devotion, spirituality, and sacredness in Banaras.The experience will start by picking you up from your hotel in Varanasi at 5 AM. Embark on a boat ride in the holy Ganges after reaching Dashashwamedh Ghat. As the boatman rows through the holy waters, witness the sunrays touching the tranquil water. Beam through the mystique charm of Varanasi and watch the entire city getting pleasantly washed away with the enchanting beauty of the rising sun!Besides witnessing the devotees performing different rituals and attaining solace, visit Manikarnika Ghat which is the largest cremation ground in Varanasi.Timings: 5 AM to 8 AMPick up & drop will be from your hotel.Note:Min 2 & max 10 people are required to book this activity.
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31 Ratings

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INR 1,238

INR 990

Varanasi Sightseeing Tour: Full Day Flat 15% off Best Seller
Varanasi Sightseeing Tour: Full Day Flat 15% off

10H

Varanasi

Step into the charming lands of Varanasi early in the morning, explore its opulent and pious beauty. With this 10-11 hours guided journey of this ancient city, take boat rides, walking tours across the northern part of Varanasi and explore its grandeur.Starting at around 6:00 am. You will be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. First, take a boat ride into the holy Ganges. Witness the city getting soaked with the brimming morning rays, devotees starting their day with morning prayers and be a part of the devotion. After boating, you will proceed for Sarnath tour. Sarnath is one of the best travel destinations in Varanasi & has the utmost importance in Buddhism culture. Later in the afternoon, step into the streets of Varanasi and walk across the narrow lanes to discover a thousand years old alleys, temples which will leave you mesmerized. You will visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple, famous food streets of Varanasi, Kachuri Gali, Perfume Market, Flower Market, Silk Market, Souvenirs Market, and many countless things. Later in the evening, you will be taken to the riverbank of Ganga to see cremation rituals followed by witnessing the mesmerizing grand prayer (aarti) ceremony with a boat ride.  Witness this auspicious event that fills the ambiance with its vibes and sacredness! With the completion of the Ganga Aarti; at around 6:00 pm, this ever tour comes to an end.Pick up & drop will be from your hotel.Note:Min 2 & max 10 people are required to book this activity.
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23 Ratings

4.0

23 Ratings

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INR 2,295

INR 1,950

Ganga Arti Ceremony in Varanasi with Boat Ride Featured
Ganga Arti Ceremony in Varanasi with Boat Ride

3H

Varanasi

Go on a spiritual journey as you undertake the boat ride on the holy river Ganga and observe the religious rituals being conducted on the Ghats of Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world.The activity will start by picking you up from your hotel. You will be taken to the ghat where the Ganga Arti will take place. Varanasi night prayer ceremony also called aarti ceremony is a kind of Hindu way of worship, which is basically an event organized every day to give thanks to river Ganges. Normally Hindu worship is done privately, but this worship [aarti] ceremony is done on the riverbank of Ganges openly and publicly. It is only of its kind, therefore attracts thousands of people daily to witness it. This Hindu ritual of saying thanks is very unique and surreal. It started a few years ago but making its importance rapidly to the world. Almost 90 percent of the tourists who comes to Varanasi attend this prayer ceremony for sure. This grand event start time depends on sunset and therefore vary month to month. It goes for 45 minutes and is very engaging.You will also take a boat ride which will make this once in a lifetime experience even better. The glittering lamps and reverberating chants of the hymns evoke spiritual sentiments as you glide by in the boat. Pick up & Drop:You will be picked up & dropped to your hotel.Note:Min 2 & Max 6 people are allowed to book this activity.
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28 Ratings

4.0

28 Ratings

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INR 1,249

INR 999

Tour of the Temples and the Holy Ghats in Madhya Pradesh
Tour of the Temples and the Holy Ghats in Madhya Pradesh

6D/5N

About the Activity:A multi city tour covering the favourite pilgrim centres of India, Khajuraho and Varanasi is here to make your next vacation more spiritual and taking you back to the undying history of Indian temples and culture related to them.This is a six day tour that lets you visit some of the historically important locations like Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Sarnath etc showing the different aspects of history in the form of incomparable architectural sights.The trip offers you a splendid chance to have a good time on the mighty River Ganges, to witness the pride and glory resting on Kashi Viswanath Temple and the Buddhist centre at Sarnath.The package includes food, accommodation in hotels and all the transportation during the whole trip.
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24 Ratings

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24 Ratings

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INR 17,000

Kashi Yatra – Boat Ride, Varanasi
Kashi Yatra – Boat Ride, Varanasi

5H

Varanasi

As you undertake the Kashi boat ride on the holy river Ganga, immerse yourself in the sacred atmosphere and visit the 5000 year old Adi Keshav Ghat as well. The guided boat ride would take around 4-5 hours and can be undertaken in the morning or evening. The start time varies according to the prevalent weather and time of sunrise. During summers it starts around 5 am and in winters it is 6 am in the mornings. Similarly the evening tour commences at 5:30 pm in summers and 4 pm in winters. The ride begins from Assi Ghat and takes you along the stretch of the river where the ghats are located right up to the Adi Keshav Ghat. Apart from getting an opportunity to see the various ghats as you pass by, you would also get to alight the boat at a few places and visit some temples, palaces, mosques depending on your interest. This long ride which starts at the southern end of the ghats and reaches the northern most part of the city is an apt way to view Varanasi from the surface of River Ganga, as you leisurely soak in the sacred ambience. Duration: 4-5 hours
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32 Ratings

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32 Ratings

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INR 2,500

INR 2,000

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Maharaja Boat Ride, Varanasi
Maharaja Boat Ride, Varanasi

5H

Varanasi

Varanasi, or Benaras, (also known as Kashi) is one of the oldest cities in the world. It holds a prominent place in the Hindu mythology as well and is considered the microcosm of Hinduism itself. Within this city’s limits is the Ramnagar Fort which is located near the Ganges River on its eastern shore, opposite the Tulsi Ghat. The structure is constructed in typical Mughal style of architecture and has been the residence of the royal family of Varanasi since the eighteenth century. The guided Maharaja Boat ride lasts for 4-5 hours and you have the option of going for it either in the morning or evening. The start time for the ride is 8 am in the summers and anytime between 8:30 am and 3 pm in the winters. If the summers are too intense, the trip can be undertaken in a cab. The excursion would get going from Assi Ghat and takes you to the Ramnagar Palace across the river by boat. Apart from getting to see the palace from inside, you would be going on a short walk in the markets around the fort area. There is also an ancient 200 year old Durga Temple nearby which is included in the outing. You would be returning to the Assi Ghat once the tour concludes.  Duration: 4-5 hours
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36 Ratings

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36 Ratings

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