Sailing down the Ganges from Allahabad to Varanasi in a country boat is a wonderful trip. If the guest wants they can also go for shorter boat trip / ride / tour as per their choice and wish.
You start sailing from Allahabad (It is also called Prayagraj – one of the four places associated with Maha Kumbh that takes place every 12 years) to Varanasi which is known worldwide as the oldest living city in the world. While sailing you can also explore and enjoy the rural culture from close. Boat tour or sailing down the Ganges being a sort of mild adventure – in a wooden country boat from Allahabad to Varanasi which is an important pilgrimage sites in India with an ancient civilization of over 2000 years, is a leisurely trip with lots of fun. Sailing down the Ganges is the most colourful and interesting stretch of this renowned river with beautiful landscape, old temples, migratory birds, simple country-side, people religiously flocking the river banks and above all camping on the virgin River islands with no body around. Allahabad to Varanasi is just 125 kms by straight road and this distance is covered in 5 days through a winding river course. Sailing Ganga Tour also offer shorter boat cruise say for 2-3-4 nights.
Day 01: Arrive Allahabad
Reach Allahabad. On arrival (Allahabad Railway Station /Airport), our assistant will meet you and will transfer you to the hotel. The whole day you are free to see the sights at Allahabad which cover Triveni Sangam, Swaraj Bhawan, Anand Bhawan, Alfred Park, Khushro Bagh.
Day 02: Sail Allahabad to Sirsa
In the morning after breakfast get ready to visit Sangam and start sailing on River Ganges. The waves of river Ganges will take you to Sirsa. On arriving Sirsa overnight stay will be in an Ashram at Sirsa. As the place has religious importance so, only vegetarian meals are served.
Day 03: Sitamarhi-Gopiganj sails to Mirzapur
In the morning after breakfast at the Ashram leave for Gopiganj. Gopiganj is the place from where we shall begin the sail to Mirzapur / Vindhyachal. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 04: Sail Mirzapur to Chunar
In the morning after breakfast we visit the ghats and start sailing to Chunar. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. In Chunar you will visit the Chunar Port, Sheetla Mata Mandir, and Hanumanji temple. Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 05: Sail Chunar to Varanasi
In the morning after breakfast you will be transferred once again to the Ganga River to begin the final leg of sail to Varanasi. On arrival at Varanasi join the Ganga Aarti prayer of River Ganges and later on you will be transferred to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 06: In Varanasi full day sightseeing of Varanasi
In the morning after breakfast and local sightseeing of Varanasi which covers temple tour of Kashi Vishwashnath mandir, Annapurna temple, Sankatmochan, BHU you will be transferred to station /airport to catch flight / train to onward destination.