The best part of enjoying River Ganges is taking up a boat ride on the river. River Ganges run through the city and there are numerous ghats that connect the river to the land. In each ghat, you can find numerous boats waiting to be hired. Smaller ghats have lesser number of boats than popular ones.
Best Time to Visit ?
Boat rides are available from very early morning until Ganges Aarti that takes place by sunset. The boat rides are costlier during the sunrise and sunset.
Types of Boats
You can hire traditional rowing boat, which is controlled by a boatman. Up to six people can travel in one row boat. A person is charged around 200 INR for a trip that stretches for 90 to 120 minutes. Motorboat can carry more people. A motorboat costs 1500 INR per trip.
From July to August, the rainfall will be high and the current in the river will be stronger. It will take three boatmen to ride a traditional row boat and the fare will be higher.
Cost: Rs 2000 per person for 2 persons Rs 1500 per person for 3-4 persons Rs 1000 per person for 5-6 persons Rs 800 per person for 7-8 persons Our maximum group size is usually not more than 6-8 people. Payment is by cash on the day of the tour
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