After early pickup from your central Varanasi hotel, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to a pier on the River Ganges.
Gaze at Varanasi’s streets as they stir into life, and after about 30 minutes, arrive at the ghat (riverside steps) on the River Ganges where your private boat awaits.
As the dawn bathes everywhere in a red glow, meet your boatman, settle aboard, and sail onto the river. Have your camera ready to capture the intense colors and commotion at the riverbank temples and ghats.
See crowds of locals arrive on the steps and offer prayers and flowers to the river — held sacred by all followers of the Hindu religion. Watch the pilgrims bathing in the holy waters, and observe their rituals as they worship the sun, giving thanks for their lives.
Around halfway through your cruise, pull up at a ghat and go ashore to explore. Drink in the temple and activity around you, and then return to your boat.
As you cruise back to the pier, enjoy your last views of Varanasi’s temples and buildings from the river as the rising sun casts the cityscapes in warm, golden daylight.
Finally, step ashore and finish your experience with a hotel drop-off.