Assi Ghat is among the top ghats for boat rides in Varanasi

Varanasi, sometimes referred to as Banaras locally has long been revered as one of the most sacred sites in India and as the first continuously inhabited city in history. Folklore holds that those who take a dip in the ethereal Ganges of Banaras will depart from their journey without sin, while those who passed away in Varanasi will experience redemption and be released from the cycle of birth and rebirth. Explore the Private Sunrise and Sunset Boat Ride on the River Ganges in Varanasi

Unquestionably one of the most fascinating places on earth is Varanasi. This ancient, holy city is thought to be older than 5000 years old, according to certain accounts. However, the well-known Varanasi Ghats on the Ganges River are what entice both Hindu pilgrims and foreign visitors to the city in large numbers. These are the holiest cremation locations for Hindus in India.

The Ganges River in this location receives the ashes of about 100 000 individuals annually, according to best estimates.

Set off at dawn as the sun begins to paint the great horizon’s soft, pastel-colored sky with deep amber and scarlet streaks. Be enthralled by breathtaking vistas of the vivid, animated culture and traditions of the Hindu people while traveling across the Ganges on a unique Private boat Ride during Sunset on the River Ganges in Varanasi with a knowledgeable guide.

Watch the intimate drama of life and death unfold in this “City of Light,” and take in the vibrant sights and aromas that settle in the maze of winding alleys and busy ghats.

In this stunning setting, observe the throngs of colorfully attired, pious pilgrims wading into the Ganges and immersing themselves as they carry out their daily rituals and religious devotions. Listen to the melodious songs of musicians as they awaken the city, including sitar players, flutists, and tabla players. This pure sensory experience perfectly complements the breathtaking visual views.

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Private Sunrise and Sunset Boat Ride on the River Ganges in Varanasi, only available as part of a planned itinerary