Stock photo of holy pilgrims in India taking a boat trip on the River Ganges in the Holy city of Varanasi. Early morning a beautiful time to take a boat trip in the local rowing boats which float by the famous bathing ghats and also attract a lot of seagulls at that time of day. The spiritual home of Hinduism lies on the banks of the River Ganges and used to be called Banaras in ancient times. A cultural rich city with heritage in every direction one looks. A variety of boat men sell the boat trip on the holy River Ganges (Ganges River) plying the holy waters to observe the activities on the ghats which are the stepping stones that lead to the rivers edge.