Private boats are hired for the tourists to have a wonderful experience of viewing numerous facets of the holy city. Unlike the motorboats and modern cruise ships, the boats used for the ride are those operated with oars. The traditional form of boat riding is one experience that you would take back home and cherish for long.
You may come across burning pyres, the Hindu tradition of cremating dead bodies, at the Manikarnika Ghat. Greet a huge number of seagulls that float over the glittering water waves and give a great company to the boat riders. You may also choose to ride the boat in the afternoon. This will allow you to attend the divine aarti (evening prayer) of River Ganga from the boat. The scene of hundreds of oil lamps revering the holy river is extremely pleasurable.