The holy city Varanasi have more than 80 ghats at the bank of river Ganga. If your want to enjoy the peace and beauty of river Ganges then the best option is taking up a boat ride on the river. The river Ganges runs through the city and you can find boats to explore and enjoy at any ghats of the Varanasi. You can find numerous boats waiting to be hired at popular ghats like Dashwamegh Ghat & Assi Ghat. Boat rides are available from very early morning until Ganges Aarti that takes place by sunset. You can book the boats for morning ride or during evening for watching the spectacular view of Ganga Aarti. Both traditional rowing boats and motor boats are available for ride, you can choose the best suitable as per your need. July to September is the monsoon period. If Varanasi receives heavy rainfall, the boating might be prohibited for a few weeks or months.
Many booking options and packages are available on different tour and travel websites. We will soon update this place with best and reliable options for booking boat rides.
Here are few beautiful images of boat riding in river Ganges-