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Private Sunrise Boat Ride on the River Ganges in Varanasi

Varanasi, India

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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This early morning 3-hour boat ride on the Ganges river in Varanasi is something you’ll want to check off your bucket list. Travel down one of the world’s most well-known rivers, to a place where Hindus believe to be sacred, and see firsthand holy rituals practiced on the river. Along the way, catch sight of locals offering the river flowers and prayers, and also enjoy views of Varanasi’s temples as the sun starts to rise.
  • Private 4-hour boat ride on the Ganges river in Varanasi
  • Board a boat, and cruise down the world-famous Ganges
  • See local Hindus approach the river and offer prayers and flowers to the sacred water
  • Watch holy rituals take place right in the river
  • Enjoy sights of Varanasi’s temples and buildings as the sun rises
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
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Round-trip private transfer in air-conditioned vehicle
Local guide
Boat ride
Bottled water
Private tour

Departure Time

5:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This private 3-hour boat ride’s departure time changes seasonally depending on the time of sunrise, and will start any time between 5:45a.m. and 6:45a.m. You can choose to go as a solo traveler, or with up to eight people (prices vary).

After you’ve been picked up from your hotel, take a short car ride over to one of the piers on the Ganges. Climb down the riverside steps, and make your way to your private boat. Hop in, and cruise with your guide down the river. As you go, take in the beautiful sights during sunrise of the temples and buildings that line the waterfront in Varanasi.

Spot local Hindus making offerings to the river, which they consider to be sacred. You can also watch a few holy morning rituals while you pass. Once you’ve finished with this tour, your guide shows you back to your air-conditioned vehicle for the ride to your hotel.
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Ganges River
Varanasi’s pride is India’s most revered and holy river the Ganges. For centuries it has been a part of India’s mythology, literature, culture and religion. The river is the longest river in India and has a strong presence within the Hindu religion as a deity. Being of such importance, millions of people visit the Ganges, making it a powerful hub of numerous activities. From daily Aarti’s to Yoga the Ganges is a not be missed destination for any tourist visiting India.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for child aged 2 and under
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Delhi Airport Service

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Private Sunrise Boat Ride on the River Ganges in Varanasi?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Product code: 5832P81

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