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Varanasi Boat

Tulsi Ghat, Varanasi, India
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Its very memorable boat ride in my life

River Ganga is a holy river flows from Himalayas. Boat ride is very good to nice scenery of bank of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RajanSaravanan
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Chennai (Madras), India
A trip with many hues

In the month of January generally the northern India is engulfed in fog and we were advised as to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
nemokumar
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Mumbai, India
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Tulsi Ghat, Varanasi, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

River Ganga is a holy river flows from Himalayas. Boat ride is very good to nice scenery of bank of river all old building all view all Ghat in the middle of the river while ride by the boat man. Only Motor Boats are available...More

Thank RajanSaravanan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the month of January generally the northern India is engulfed in fog and we were advised as to not waste our time ,effort and money in taking a boat ride . By the grace of Lord Kashi those two days were bright and clear...More

1  Thank nemokumar
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Varanasi is said to be the oldest city in the World. I visited varanasi to start a project for the underprivileged children and banarasi weavers. The boat ride from Assi Ghat to Dashwamedh ghat was a beautiful experience, very serene and surreal. Its a touching...More

Thank Anurag C
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We visited Varanasi in the month of Nov 17. We wanted to hire a boat to take a quiet ride in the ganges. We reached Dashasamedh Ghat at 0600 h and hired a rowing boat for our tour from there. The boat operator charged us...More

Thank Gautam1026
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Better to take the Motor boat as compared to the row boats. Suit urself whether the whole boat or a shared one. The evening cruise, inclusive of observing the Ganges Aarti (spl. prayers) on one Ghat, is a better choice. Cruises before Sunrise may also...More

1  Thank harindar2015
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

A boat ride covering all ghats from Manikarnika to Assi is a must do activity while you are in Banaras. I would strongly recommend that you reach Assi Ghat by 5 am, enjoy the wonderful Ganga Aarti and then catch the shared boat at about...More

2  Thank DelhiGhumakkar
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

The place has serenity written all over it. if you manage to get a boat during the sun set it's an exciting experience. You feel completely at peace and isolated from the commotion of the outside world. Idea is to sail slow and absorb the...More

Thank otician
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I watched this boat being created over several weeks. Beautiful curves bow to stern, black hull with gold hand prints all around. Whereas the other boats on the river at Varanasi are curved at the stern and flat. This is simply beautiful. Just ask for...More

3  Thank harleyBoy42
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

If you want to really enjoy the holy river and visit ten important ghats in one shot hire a boat in the evening around 5.45 in the evening. Rates are negotiable. So we could strike a deal in 450 for a round trip of one...More

2  Thank krnlsngh
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We booked our boat via the Alka hotel. It roved to be a smart move, because they ensured that our boatman was there to greet us and give us what must have been the best deal in town.. At 150 rupees per hour per person,...More

Thank Colonel_Hall
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Yes, you may contact Mr. Sunil (before Alka Hotel at Meer Ghat) for an excellent and reliable boat-ride on the Ganges.
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