Ram’s Lila will introduce you to a part of the city that is across the river from Varanasi. For centuries the Maharajas of Varanasi have lived outside of the city proper while ruling Varanasi from afar. You will see one of the most beautiful temples in the Varanasi region and check out the local market.

The area surrounding the Fort Palace is teeming with interesting people and stories. Meet the fishermen and other locals doing their thing then rickshaw with us to the Maharajah’s stepwell & Durga temple. Our boat will be waiting for us and you can enjoy the return ride as you soak in the things that you have experienced.


Rs. 2500/- per person (1-2)
Rs. 2000/- per person (3-4)
Rs. 1600/- per person (5-6)
Rs. 1400/- per person (6+)

Includes boat charges, water and rickshaw to the temple.


This boat journey can be booked anytime between 9:00-15:00. If you have special requirements just ask and we will do our best to assist you!

Need a Lift?

We can pick you up from your hotel on a cycle rickshaw
(additional INR 250/person for riverside hotels & INR 500/person for city hotels + transport costs ).

  • The perfect activity for a solo woman traveller. As a solo woman traveling for the first time in Varanasi, hiring a guide from the Varanasi Walks was the best decision. Walking with Nomi allowed me to understand, discover and feel Varanasi in a way that would of not been possible on my own.

    Sofie, Montreal, Canada
  • Incredible! Best way to experience Varanasi! There is no other way to experience Varanasi – taking a Varanasi Walks Tour is a MUST! Anyone visiting Varanasi should book a tour with Varanasi Walks – it is worth it 10,000 times.

    Arista, Roodepoort, South Africa
  • Well worth the money! What fabulous tours! I totally enjoyed all of the tours I arranged through Varanasi Walks which included two boat tours and two walking tours. The tours were well paced and my guide Mr. Amrit was a wealth of information. I learned so much about Hindi traditions, Varanasi culture and history.

    Christine, Indiana, USA

Where to meet

Harmony Bookshop is located at Assi Ghat. Turn off the main road toward the river. It’s just past Palace on Ganges Hotel and before Gangesview Hotel. Rakesh, the owner, doesn’t mind if you browse the books while you wait.

Harmony Bookshop

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Harmony Bookshop 25.288551, 83.005925

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