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“Great experience but look out for scams”
Review of Ganges River

Ganges River
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3-Hour Varanasi Morning Sunrise Boat Tour
Ranked #1 of 97 things to do in Varanasi
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great to see the different Ghats and all the people coming to pray. Beware of scams everywhere though. If you hire a guide or do a boat tour, make sure you have agreed on a price in advance and that the price includes everyone in your group. Don't beleive the "volonteers" by the burning Ghat that claims to collect donations for poor people who can't afford the cremation.

2  Thank Stanaway
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Reviewed December 6, 2014

Seeing both gives one a very different feeling as well as exposure to the city enroute to/from the sites at different times of the day -- wrapping up in the evening and beginning the day in the morning. Were I to do it again, I'd expand the morning boat ride to cover the full distance of all the ghats as there's an abundance of color, architecture, and life to be seen and a certain serenity that's quite fulfilling.

1  Thank BrianTravelholic
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Reviewed December 5, 2014

Just mysterious beautiful, especially the early mornings. Take a boat ride or watch the sunset, just before the Ganga Aarti ceremony.

1  Thank AlexIndia28
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Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great photos on the Ganges during Diwali, esp for sunrise. More difficult to shoot in low light for sunset rowboats.

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Reviewed December 3, 2014

Early morning boat ride on Ganges is a must do. Watching Sunrise over the calm Ganges water is very tranquil & spiritually empowering experience. Please be respectful & avoid taking photos of the people bathing on the ghats.

2  Thank mani087
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