Life on the Ganga
By opting for a multi-day cruise on our unique houseboat - “The Tarangini”, you have chosen a much more relaxed and quieter way of experiencing Varanasi. Aboard the Tarangini, furnished with a bedroom and an en-suite bathroom and toilet , this cruise will give you an opportunity to experience India as few people know it. The boat can comfortably accommodate up to 4 people. Lying on mattresses on the top deck, sheltered from the sun under a canvas roof supported by bamboo, you can observe, smell and feel the real India hidden in these rural pockets, far from its bustling cities.
All through the journey, which can lasts from 2 to 6 days, we stop at small villages along the river to visit people, to learn about their lifestyle which is largely untouched by tourism or urbanization. If we are lucky, the elusive, enigmatic Gangetic dolphins may come to greet us around the boat. One is assured of the company of a multitude of migratory birds.
In the evening, we dine on deserted beaches along the river. The food is prepared on board and a part of it on a makeshift traditional fireplace we set -up by the banks of the river. The cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is just as diverse as its geography. Ranging from everyday classics made from local vegetables, to an elaborate, princely spread, this diverse state has preserved the most exotic recipes in its kitty. We welcome you to assist or observe the traditional cooking by our local chef.
We offer you a choice of cruises from our itinerary. Take your pick from the list below or contact us to give you a more detailed guide of each tour.
Cruise Rate Chart *
|NUMBER OF DAYS AND NIGHTS||1 PAX||2 PAX||3 PAX||4 PAX|
|1 day : SULTANKESHWAR TO VARANASI||INR 20,000||INR 30,000||INR 36,000||INR 40,000|
|2 days and 1 night : CHUNAR to VARANASI||INR 32,000||INR 38,000||INR 54,000||INR 68,000|
|3 days and 2 nights : BATHAULI (VINDYACHAL) TO VARANASI||INR 45,000||INR 51,000||INR 72,000||INR 90,000|
|4 days and 3 nights : MIRZAPUR (VINDYACHAL) TO VARANASI||INR 56,000||INR 64,000||INR 90,000||INR 1,12,000|
|5 days and 4 nights : SITAMARHI TO VARANASI||INR 70,000||INR 80,000||INR 1,05,000||INR 1,30,000|
|6 days and 5 nights : ALLAHABAD TO VARANASI||INR 84,000||INR 96,000||INR 1,17,000||INR 1,44,000|
Cost varies depending on number of people and number of days chosen. Please contact us for further details.
The cost above includes:
- The cruise
- Staff service
- Excursions in villages along the Ganga
- All meals
* Please note that cost is subject to change without prior notice. Please contact us to confirm current cruise rates.