Rowing through Ganges was something that almost everyone recommended me during the whole trip.
The boatman Ramlakhan offered me two options. One- a speed boat to cover the whole stretch of the Varanasi ghats in 1 hr or the traditional rowboat which would take 4 to 5 hrs to cover the same distance.
I opted for the second, but with just 30 mins in hand to spare I requested him to take me around AdiKeshav ghat.
With my little experience in this dept, I know for a fact that rowing such a massive boat is not an easy task, however Ram did it with such ease. I wanted to give it go and he was more than happy to swap the seats.
And yes! I was right.It was tougher than I expected it to be. The boat didn’t move an inch forward and was slowly revolving in the same spot. Ram had a genuine chuckle. I left it to the pro. While he was gliding through the deep waters of Ganges I immersed myself in the tranquility the holy river has to offer.
Group of people travelling to celebrate Maha shivrathri.