City of BOATS. VARANASI.
A boat ride along the Ganges, a dawn rowing boat ride - is a quintessential Varanasi experience. One cannot fully experience Varanasi without gliding through the waters of the River Ganga.
Many think that the majesty of the Ganga is best appreciated as the sun is rising and setting. I totally concur. The morning boat ride opens up an experience of the red sun rising in the east, shining on pilgrims as they start their bathing rituals. While the evening is sombre and celebratory, with the Ganga Arathi - a gorgeous choreographed fire ritual offered every evening at the Main Ghat.
This Photo Story is about the Boats, its colours and its oar-men, who tirelessly ferry people up and down the Holy Ganga Ma.