visited the ganga aarti show last night. unfortunately I could not appreciate the show as it was hot and crowded and sitting on a mat was uncomfortable. We didn't go on the water as the levels were too high. This review is in no way meant to denegrade the sacred place and hurt anyones religious feelings. I think after a week of travelling through India I am just ready to leave. The walk through the alleys to get there was good, but to the uninitiated travellers it can be just too much. Dead dogs lying in the middle of the road, people sleeping anywhere and everywhere, the constant harassment for everything. Had I known the river was as high as it was and boat rides on the river were not possible I probably would have avoided Varanasi.