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You cannot fully experience Varanasi without gliding through the waters of the Ganga. 

Some say the majesty of the Ganga is best appreciated as the sun is rising and setting. In the morning you can experience the red sun rising in the east, shining on pilgrims as they start their bathing rituals. In the evening you can experience Ganga Aarti, a gorgeous choreographed fire ritual offered every evening at Main Ghat.

How much does a boat ride on the Ganges cost?

Please note that a 2-hour ride is recommended, and trip prices can be broken into 30-minute increments.  *Please note that these rates may be subject to change based on availability and weather conditions* 

Make your booking for Dev Deepavali NOW! Booking closes one week before Dev Deepavali. Please call Sunil at 8840356299 for pricing and details.

Row Boat Prices

morning or evening

1 person = 300rs per hour

2 people = 500rs per hour

3 people = 600rs per hour

4 people = 700rs per hour

5 people = 800rs per hour

6 people = 1000rs per hour

*Note: Prices will increase from mid-July to mid-October when the river is higher and the current stronger, as up to 3 boatmen are required for each boat.

NEW Yamaha engine Boat Prices

morning or evening

3000 rupees for 2 hours

This boat is the fastest & quietest on the river!

This boat is especially good for photographers because it has less vibration than any other boat in Varanasi, and we can easily maneuver you into the best spots for taking photos.

Extra-large Traditional Motor Boat Prices

morning or evening

2500 rupees for 2 hours

Two hours is enough time to travel the entire length of Varanasi, seeing all 84 ghats.

Ashes Release & candle ceremony from the Boat

morning or evening

We can facilitate a loved one’s ashes release into the sacred Ganga.

We can also arrange high-quality and fully-biodegradable candles for you to release into the Ganges, a very special ceremony.

50 rs for 2 candles (including roses)

200 rs for 11 candles (including roses)

350 rs for 21 candles (including roses)

750 rs for 51 candles (including roses)

1500 rs for 101 or 108 candles (including roses)

Tabla & Sitar musicians on your private boat

morning or evening

8500 rupees for 2 hours

For 8500 rs (including boat charge), we will bring along table & sitar musicians to join us on the boat ride. You will thoroughly enjoy this two-hour experience of a lifetime!

Snacks & Chai

morning or evening

We can provide you with two delicious samosas, chai, and a 500m bottle of mineral water for just 70rs per person.

Hotel Pickup

Any time, day or night, we can pick you up at your hotel and bring you to the river. If your hotel is near the river, this service is free of charge. If your hotel is further away, we just charge the transport cost (rickshaw, etc).

Contact Sunil


  • 08924952294
  • 8840356299


[email protected]


You can find us at Meer Ghat, just 2 ghats north of Main Ghat (Dashashwamedh Ghat), in front of Ganpati Guesthouse and Alka Hotel

Meer Ghat