River Cruise in Varanasi, India
Kashi Journeys Kashi Journeys is a Varanasi-based Day Tour Organization providing tours and travel-related services in and around Varanasi. The tour includes our knowledgeable & eco-friendly English-speaking guide who meets you at your hotel or guest house and takes you to almost every important ghat in a clean, hand-rowed private boat. We afford you sufficient time to share with you the interesting history of the ghats and their activities. At the end of the boat trip, you may wish to enjoy a short walking tour in the old part of the city. Please Note: Do not bring any important or valuable goods on tour. Please remain sensitive to taking photographs at some particular spots (our guide will advise you well in advance where not to take pictures)., Respectful dress is also appreciated. Donations, tips or vehicle services (e.g. pickup & drop-off to faraway hotels or guesthouses) are not included in this tour. Boat tour options: Morning time in Varanasi is famous and to enjoy this fully, one should visit the riverfront at sunrise. During this time people come to bathe and to pray. These rituals remind us of the importance of worship so prevalent in India. The best place to start from is Dashashwamedh Ghat (in the centre) which is one of the most important ghats of Varanasi. Our boat starts in the upstream direction, pointing out ancient architecture and indicating the most important ghats and what activities go on at each one. The boat rides in the evening give you a different aspect of the day which is capped off with the visual evening worship called Aarti (at Dashashwamdh Ghat), long considered the most attractive prayer along the River Ganga. At this particular ceremony, a group of priests performs a visual delight of fire and sound. PRICES Cost of boat tours 3-4 hrs for 1 - 3 people - INR 1500 extra person - INR 300
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 8 guests
- Tours, Lessons, and Diving
- River Cruise
Rajeev the founder of the company - was born and bred in the old part of Varanasi. Rajeev always loves to meet people, he communicates well and has been passionate about traveling since childhood. On completion of his education, Rajeev chose to start his career in Tourism and Hospitality as a tour executive tour escort and has been building good relationships within the tour travel Industry since 2006. He is a ‘go-getter’. With his innovative ideas and effort, Rajeev has the ability to make things happen. It was Rajeev’s continuous efforts and his belief in complete transparency that made him want to make a difference. Thus, in the year 2014, Rajeev was able to launch his dreams in the shape of Kashi Journeys. His specialty is in the organization, a consultancy with everyone concerned and being an eco-friendly tour guide.
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.