Get ready to experience tranquility at its best with the most amazing boat ride on the river Ganga. Soak in the tranquility of the Varanasi city and experience spirituality like nothing
DO you want to experience that amazing calm and peace while you are on your vacation? Do you want to hear the morning whisper? Do you want to experience spirituality and tranquillity around you.
Well then you must surely visit the morning boat ride on the Ganga in Varanasi.
In the morning, it is normally that people also come for a bath in the Hold dip in the Ganga but it is also famous for another reason and that is a boat ride in the Ganga.
The river Ganga-
The river runs through the city and there are numerous Ghats in and around the vicinity of the Ganga which makes it an even more enjoyable to go around. YOU will also find here that there are numerous boats which are waiting to be hired and will literally be spoilt for choices.
However keep in mind that the boat rides are costlier during the sunrise and you have to bring to forth some of your top bargaining skills to the fore. Boat rides during the other parts of the day are quite cheaper.
Are there any types of boat rides?
There are traditional boats which are controlled by a boatman and they can hire up to some 200 for a trip. Approximately around 6 people can travel in this boat.
A motorboat can carry more people and the costing will be around 1500. However more people can travel in this boat.
The typical duration of a boat ride is around 3 to 3.5 hours. They are for all the days of the week and typically begin at dawn.
The boat hiring includes-
A guide (Hindi and English speaking) illustrated handouts, personalized walks which includes all the taxes.
Some trivia before hiring for a boat ride-
DO not opt for boats who have more than 6 people. It can make boat riding very risky.
It is preferred that you go by row boats which are environmentally suitable.
Carry mosquito repellents.
Cremation grounds are common to spot during boat rides.
You have to be the top bargainers here as they can charge you at a high cost.
Try to avoid the months of July to September as Varanasi receive monsoons and boating is prohibited during these months.
The best time to start is at 5.15 am.
The starting point is normally Assi ghat.
Normally the Ganga Boat ride is hit with the people and whoever have visited will find this boating experience surreal.However before going for a boat ride try to find out information on the various charges in and around the Ganga river so that you have a fairly rough idea about the same.