Cruise Tours

Cruise Tours

We are currently offering Morning and Evening Cruises on board our flagship, the Alaknanda.

The  Morning Cruise offers a splendid view of the entire riverfront and the river bathed in the golden sunrise. The slow cruise allows the viewer to take in every detail of the magnificent heritage at each of the 84 ghats. Witness the uniqueness of the life on ghats popularly known as “Subah E Banaras”, pilgrims performing rituals makes this truly unforgettable experience.

The Evening Cruise  will allow you to see the sun setting over the skyline, often with beautiful hues that lend a delicate tint to the river, as well as witness the Ganga Aarti  – the daily ritual of offering devotion to the holy river Ganga – held at several ghats almost simultaneously. 

Both cruises will start from Alaknanda Jetty, Sant Ravidas Ghat behind Ravidas Park, Nagwa (Ahead of Assi Ghat), Varanasi. Guests have to manage with a number of stairs at the ghat to reach our jetty. and conclude at the same point.

Tea/Coffee, Bottled Water and Cookies are complimentary on both the Morning and Evening cruises.

For enquiry ansupport please call us on +91-6392028999 /+91-8887532334. Calling hours are 11.00 AM to 8.00 PM 

Rudrabhishek

Rudrabhishek 

Of the myriad traditional rituals in India, the Rudrabhishek holds special significance in Varanasi – the city where Lord Shiva resides. Rudrabhishek is a deeply spiritual hymn and ritual that invokes the blessings of Lord Shiva in his Rudra form, and confers peace, good health, and prosperity upon those that participate wholeheartedly in it. We offer the services of a traditional priest, who shall conduct this ritual on board, and all passengers are welcome to participate. Our flagship will also be available as a venue on the Holy Ganga for a special Maharudrabhishekam (on a pre-booking basis).

Parties and meetings

Parties and meetings

Alaknanda is a unique venue for a fun-filled party on the river with your family and friends. It is also perfect for a cultural evening on the Ganga.

Our cruise is an excellent choice as a conference venue for power lunches, business meetings, or mini-symposia; and our facilities (audio-visual multimedia, catering, bio-toilets, safety and security) ensure that your delegates and clients will be able to conduct business in a professional environment, while enjoying an impressive and exclusive backdrop of the river and the ghats.Catering is available on a pre-order basis We only serve 100% vegetarian food. Alcohol and Non-Veg food items are strictly prohibited on board Alaknanda.