Ganges Sunrise Boat Trip: India's Holy Mother Ganga - A Sunrise Boat Excursion With Private Transfer - Varanasi

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    04:30 AM till 05:30 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeHotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exac.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel in the city of Varanasi
  • Return Details :
    Same as departure location
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


The sunrise boat excursion on the Ganges river is one of the most popular attractions in Varanasi. The excursion introduces you to the unique morning rituals of the Hindu population, who visit the ghats (steps down to the river) to immerse themselves in the holy river. While in the water, Hindus face the Sun. They believe that bathing in this form washes away all sins. HighlightsMorning atmosphere on the riverWalk through the ghats

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You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the embarkation point. Varanasi will present itself from a different angle viewed from the boat. You will glimpse glittering temples, hear the sound of sacred bells and the chant of priests. This religious city is crowded with old buildings and its labyrinthine streets swell with throngs of people. As you float down the river, you will pass the bathing ghats, where thousands of pilgrims immerse themselves in the holy water of the Ganges. Take note of the burning ghats, where cremations are performed. Varanasi is so important to Hindus that many, able to afford it, will come here to die and be cremated.

The boat ride will be followed by a walking tour of the old city. Walk through the courtyards of silk weavers, who have been hand-weaving the beautiful and intricately designed Silk saris for generations in their homes. Your guide will accompany you through alleys and explore with you old houses and local markets, which have been doing business here for centuries. He may assist you to talk to locals, listen to their stories, take pictures with them in their daily life in Varanasi .


  • Transport by air-conditionedvehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Bottled water
  • Cruise on River Ganges
  • Indian Masala Tea at the ghat
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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