A Boat Ride down the Ganges

Row, row, row the boat
Gently down the stream,
Merrily, Merrily, Merrily,
Life is but a dream……….




This is one of my son’s favourite rhymes, and it describes exactly our experience during a boat ride on the Ganges.


Samhith with our boatman Raju

We spent 10 days in Varanasi, and not a day passed without us taking a boat ride. My husband Shankar made friends with a young boatman named Raju, not yet out of his teens, and we found him waiting for us, ready to take us to the other bank for a bath, or a long, leisurely boat ride down the river. It was he who took us for a tour along all the Ghats, a trip to the Ramnagar Palace, and also to the temples via the Ghats. It was a wonderful experience, one I shall never forget. Read the full post...

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