TOURS OF VARANASI
No trip to Banaras is complete without a sunrise or sunset boat ride of the Ganga or an exploration of its historic winding alleys
Sunil Sahani is a third-generation boatman who has Mother Ganga running in his veins. He knows the intimate secrets of this sacred river and looks forward to sharing her beauty and bounty with you.
Find Sunil at Meer Ghat, just 2 ghats north of Dashashwamedh Ghat (Main Ghat), in front of Ganpati Guesthouse and Alka Hotel.
Call or WhatsApp Sunil at +91 89249 52294 or use the green WhatsApp bubble in the lower right corner of this page.
Price list is below the services
Morning boat rides on the Ganges
This is perfect for witnessing the majestic sunrise and the rituals performs every morning along the ghats.
Sunset boat rides on the Ganga
Be mesmerized by the nightly aarti fire ceremony at Dasaswamedh Ghat (Main Ghat)
Dev Deepavali Experience
Book a spot on our modern motor boat to see all 84 ghats lit up beautifully on Dev Deepavali. Reserve your space early, we always book out!
Free Ashes Release
We offer a FREE boat ride between Meer Ghat and Manikarnika Ghat to release the ashes of a loved one. This is our way of giving back to the local community.
Candle & Flower Ceremony from the Boat
We arrange high-quality and fully-biodegradable candles for you to release into the Ganges, a very special ceremony.
Tabla & Sitar musicians on your private boat
Tabla & sitar musicians will serenade you on your Ganga cruise. You will thoroughly enjoy this two-hour experience of a lifetime!
Snacks & Chai
We can provide you with two delicious samosas, chai, and a 500m bottle of mineral water on your Ganges cruise for just 130rs per person.
Any time, day or night, we will pick you up at your hotel and bring you to the Ganga. If your hotel is near the river, this service is free of charge. If your hotel is further away, we simply charge the actual transport cost.
“Benares is older than history, older then tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all them put together”
Row Boat Prices
- 1 person = 400rs per hour
- 2 people = 700rs per hour
- 3 people = 900rs per hour
- 4 people = 1200rs per hour
- 5 people = 1400rs per hour
- 6 people = 1600rs per hour
*Note: Prices will increase from mid-July to mid-October when the Ganges is higher and the current stronger, as up to 3 boatmen are required for each boat.
Yamaha Engine Boat Prices
3400 rupees for 2 hours, capacity of 7 guests
The fastest & quietest motorboat on the river! This boat is especially good for travel photographers because it has less vibration than any other boat in Varanasi; we can easily maneuver you into the best spots for taking photos.
Extra-large Traditional Motor Boat Prices
2800 rupees for 2 hours, capacity for 12 guests.
Two hours is enough time to travel the entire length of Varanasi, seeing all 84 ghats. You’ll feel like you’re traveling back in time as you witness the daily rituals unfold along the banks of the Ganges.
Make your booking for Dev Deepavali NOW!
Book a spot on our modern motor boat to see all 84 ghats lit up beautifully on Dev Deepavali. Reserve your spot early because we always sell out!
Booking closes one week before Dev Deepavali. Please call Sunil at 8787262421 for pricing and details.
TOUR THE FAMOUS GHATS AND ALLEYS OF VARANASI
Kashi is more than just the Ganga, and no trip would be complete without a walking tour through her mysterious, winding alleys.
Let us take you to:
- Manikarnika Ghat (the Cremation ghat)
- Kashi Vishwananth Dham
- The new Kashi Vishwanath Corridor
- Dasaswamedh Ghat (aka Main Ghat)
- Assi Ghat
- Monkey Temple (aka Durga Temple)
- Nepali Temple
- Ramnagar Fort
- Benares Hindu University (BHU)
- Namo Ghat
We can also show you some of our favorite shops around Banaras, including fragrant, healing oils and luxurious silks.
Come along on all 84 Ghats along the Ganges River
Phone and WhatsApp
08924952294 or click the green WhatsApp button in the lower right corner.
- Sunrise Ganges River boat rides
- Tour of Cremation Ghats
- Dev Deepavali boat tour
- Kashi Vishwanath Dham Corridor tours
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