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Ganges River

Varanasi, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When first ray of sun falls on the ghat and ghat turn to golden color, Its awesome view. Start your ride at between 5 & 5.30am so that you don't miss the first ray of sun and sadhu's offering puja to sun.it very beautiful and...More

Thank aur1408
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travellers must be open minded to fully enjoy this unique experience. It´s a must see. The city is filthy, smells cow´s poo, poverty all over... but you will feel yourself different after the boat ride along the river. All the activies going on early morning,...More

Thank santinellisabrina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking on Ghats is the best experience you can have in Varanasi. Sunrise is wonderful. Just seat and talk with local people is just amazing.

Thank gaulthiertherond
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ganges river in Varanasi is just magical, we spent a couple of days in Varanasi and visited the gange every day! We took a two hour boat ride during sunrise and sunset as a four and paid 600 rupees for each! I even managed...More

Thank Tony F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to ganga and took a boat... The guy asked us to take some flowers to put in water we did...the river is bad.... Blast person showed us few ghats and made up stories which ended up with us paying more than what we...More

Thank Krupa P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Start your visit first in the morning. Pick up a boat and see the sun rise from the river. It's a wonderfull view from Varanasi, being iluminated by the first sun lights.

Thank spaulova
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course, if you are in Varanasi, you will be on the Ganges. Amazing place, even with the boat hawkers and tourists. Go.

Thank TamaraK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And I didn't expect to! I'm not normally keen on crowds or noise so you would think this would be a bad experience for me. In fact it was the other way. I loved the 'buzz' on the Ghats around the Ganges - it is...More

Thank Hayley H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ganga Yatra on a boat induced warm and great feeling of the mighty Ganga in all her glory. Ganga Arathi completes the Yatra to the fullest

Thank _sriramhome
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting end of day spiritual ceremony with dance and music. Although we did not understand the ceremony it still provided and intersting spectacle

Thank 187147George
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Avishek G
how to take a boat ride ? which ghat to go for a boat ride ? which areas they cover in the boat ride and for how much time? how much they charge?
14 November 2016|
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Response from ravikiranperala | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a expert for all your qurries, is Munnabhai ALKA hotel manager, @ 9919661302. This hotel also near by boat riding point.
Which Station is closest to go to Ganges? Varanasi City or Varanasi Junction ?
14 November 2016|
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Response from Duane B | Reviewed this property |
Visiting September 21. Have heard flooding is receding. Can anyone give me an update on the situation please.
11 September 2016|
Response from ssouvik34 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, water is receding since the rains have stopped for a quite some time now. But more time is needed to restore everything back to normal. Restorations are going on in many places. Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna are the... More