Best Boating Tours in Uttar Pradesh
Witness the heavenly beauty of the pious ghats and the delightful ambience of Banaras ! Behold the captivating beauty of the vicinity when the first rays of the sun touches 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.
Assembling at the ‘AssiGhat’ at 5:15am during the summers and 6:00am during the winters, embark on a boat ride in the holy Ganges. As the boatman rows through the holy waters, witness the sunrays touching the tranquil water. Beam through the mystique charm of Banaras 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 Banaras. As the boat cruises back to the Assi Ghat, embark on a walking trail to the southern part of the city and explore its richness. Discover and explore the cultural diversity of the holy city and also witness the wrestlers practicing in the ‘Akhadas’, traditional Indian wrestling ground.
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 guided Ganga Aarti boat ride lasts for 4-5 hours and can be opted for in the morning or evening. The start time varies according to the prevalent weather, sunrise time and the time when the arti is conducted. During summers it starts around 5 am and in winters it is 6:30 am. Similarly the evening arti might take place at 5:15 pm in winters and 6:15 pm in summers. The trip would get going from the ghat closest to your hotel by the river. Else if you are staying inland, the ride begins from Assi Ghat and takes you along the stretch of the river where the ghats are located. The evening trip also includes a visit to the cremation grounds at Manikarnika Ghat. You would be able to have a panoramic view of the rituals as the aarti is conducted on the river’s edge amid much fanfare and religious fervour. The glittering lamps and reverberating chants of the hymns evoke spiritual sentiments as you glide by in the boat.
Duration: 4-5 hours
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Step into the charming lands of Varanasi early in the morning, explore its opulent and pious beauty. With this 12 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 6:00am from the Assi Ghat, 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 around 2 hours of boating, a walking tour takes you to some of the enchanting corners of the city.
Walk down the narrow yet lively lanes of the northern part of the Varanasi, visit the Golden Temple and Monkey Temple, explore the region’s life and culture, cremation grounds and the different ghats. With your every steps across this city, get acquainted with its sacredness, history and mythological linkages.
With the advent of the evening, when the entire city gets into the spirit of the Ganga Aarti, another boat ride will take you into the Ganges. Witness this auspicious event that fills the ambience with its vibes and sacredness! With the completion of the Ganga Aarti; at around 6:00pm, this ever tour comes to an end.
If in case, you do not want to undertake the walking tour and yearn to visit Sarnath, you have to arrange for the transportations. However, on prior notice or information, it can be arranged at an additional cost.
Duration: Around 12 hours
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
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