Dev Diwali Boat ride Experience the Once in a lifetime experience of a boat ride on the full moon night when all the ghats are lit by oil lamps. Celebrated on Kartik Poornima (the full moon in Nov), the festival is the most important attraction of Varanasi.
We take a private boat ride and watch the beautifully lit ghats in front of us. There are fireworks at regular intervals and a stunning full moon behind us with the reflection on the water. We watch the cremations and the famous Ganga Aarti from our private boat.
Dev Diwali translates to the Diwali of the gods or festival of lights of the gods and is celebrated to commemorate the day that Shiva killed the demon Tripur. The Gods celebrated Shiva s victory by lighting lamps and that is the reason, this occasion is also called Dev Diwali.
It is a beautiful sight when the steps of all the ghats on the riverfront of the Ganges River, from Assi Ghat at the southern end to Rajghat, are lit with more than a million earthen lamps (diyas) in honour of the river. The gods are believed to descend to Earth to bathe in the Ganges on this day.
The rituals carried out by devotees include the kartik snan (taking a holy bath in the Ganges) and deepdan (offering of oil-lit lamps) to the river Ganga.
Flavors of Varanasi tour: After the boat ride, experience the city while walking with all your senses and soak up the colors, sounds, sights, aromas and taste. Banaras offers you the best of history coupled with the best in cuisine as well. The streets have a wide range of eateries all offering delectably scrumptious food that is sure to suit every traveler’s appetite. You can indulge in some great street food items served in any of the major bazaars and streets of old Banaras.
Indulge yourself in the delicious local food of Varanasi like- Chat, Mallaiyo, Lassi, Thandai, Banarsi Pan, etc. We take you to 5-6 food joints which are very popular with the locals & offer you a wide variety of food & beverages. After the street food visit one of the best restaurants for the main course dinner. Reach back to the hotel tentatively by 09:00 pm.
Please contact us for rates. The rates will depend upon number of person, hotel and the car used for the tour.