We provide Varanasi Boat tour in which one can enjoy a beautiful life experience in the riverfront of Holy River Ganga. Sunrise in Varanasi is famous also known as Subah - e - Banaras and to enjoy this fully, one should visit the riverfront at sunrise time. During this time people come to bathe and to pray. These rituals remind us of the importance of worship so prevalent in India. In the evening you can experience Ganga Aarti, a gorgeous choreographed fire ritual offered every evening at Main Ghat. Every evening, as dusk descends, it's time for the Ganga Aarti to be performed at the three holy cities of Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Varanasi in India. It's a very powerful and uplifting spiritual ritual.
Boat tours can be enjoyed between 05:00-18:00. If you have any special requirements, please let us know. We will do our best to assist you!
But what's its meaning and how can you see it?
- What is the Ganga Aarti?
An aarti is a devotional ritual that uses fire as an offering. It's usually made in the form of a lit lamp, and in the case of the Ganges River, a small diya with a candle and flowers that's floated down the river. The offering is made to the Goddess Ganga, also affectionately referred to as Maa Ganga, goddess of the most holy river in India.
- How is the Ganga Aarti Performed?
The aarti takes place facing the river. The lamps are lit and circled around by the pandits (Hindu priests) in a clockwise manner, accompanied by changing or songs in praise of Mother Ganga. The idea is that the lamps acquire the power of the deity. After the ritual is complete, devotees will cup their hands over the flame and raise their palms to their forehead in order to get the Goddess's purification and blessing.
- Where is the Ganga Aarti Performed?
As mentioned above, the Ganga Aarti happens every evening (rain, hail, or shine!) on the banks of the Ganges River in Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Varanasi. However, the ceremony is very different in each of these places. Read on to find out about the Ganga Aarti in each place.
Varanasi Ganga Aarti
The Varanasi Ganga Aarti takes place every sunset at holy Dasaswamedh Ghat, near Kashi Vishwanath Temple. It differs from the aartis at Haridwar and Rishikesh in that it's a highly choreographed ceremony. Although a spectacular must-see, some people consider it to be too much of an artificial and showy extravaganza to have a lot of meaning in a spiritual context.
The aarti is performed on a stage by a group of young pandits, all draped in saffron colored robes with their puja plates spread out before them. It commences with the blowing of a conch shell, and continues with the waving of incense sticks in elaborate patterns and circling of large flaming lamps that create a bright hue against the darkened sky. The movement of the lamps, held in the pandits' hands, is tightly synchronizing to the rhythmic chants of hymns and clang of cymbals. The heady scent of sandalwood thickly permeates the air.
01-Evening Ganga Aarti ( By Boat )
It`s a truly amazing experience of the holy city that one may enjoy while on a trip to Varanasi ,during a boat ride we have cover around 30 + Ghats . Start from at Dasaswamedh Ghat , Mamnmahal Ghat , Meer Ghat , Manikarnika Ghat , Munsi Ghat , Mansroar Ghat , Kedar Ghat , Harishchandra Ghat .
Start Point –Dashswameh Ghat ⇔ Dashswamedh GHat
Duration of Tour – 2 Hours (5.30pm to 7.30pm)
02-Morning Boat Ride
Benares is known as the City of Temples. This tour is recommended to start your day by experiencing early Morning Aarti and Sunrise over river Ganges, indulging into Subah-e-Banaras activity and seeing places of history and interest. We Start from Dasaswamedh Ghat & End at Assi Ghat, during a Boat Ride will cover around 50+ Ghats .
Start Point– Dasaswamedh Ghat ⇔ Assi Ghat
Duration of Tour– 1.30 Hours (5.30 am to 7.00am).
03-Ramnagar with Boat Ride
Lining the Ganges over the golden hue both in morning and evening, Ram Nagar is a small town and residence of the King of Varanasi. Ram Nagar fort has the King`s palace and a museum which is a repository of the history of the king of Banaras. Enjoy the boat ride to Ram Nagar and experience the magnificent view of the culmination of fort and Ganges.
Places Covered: Assi Ghat, Boat Ride, Ram Nagar, Ram Nagar Fort (outside), Ancient Durga Temple
Start Point – Hotel ⇔ AssiGhat