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Varanasi: Private City Highlights Day Tour & Ganges Cruise

1. Varanasi: Private City Highlights Day Tour & Ganges Cruise

Varanasi Remembrances : After early morning pickup at 5:30am from your hotel, take a sunrise boat ride on the sacred Ganges River. Witness morning rituals performed at the riverside. Kashi Vishwanath Temple : Afterward, follow your guide on a short walking tour of the old city's alleyways and catch sight of the Kashi Vishwanath, one of the holiest Hindu temples Banaras Hindu University : Banaras Hindu University (Pass By) Stop for breakfast (own expense), then head to Banaras Hindu University at 10am. Established in 1916, BHU is the largest university campus in Asia. Tour the campus and see the Bharat Kala Bhavan museum and the new Vishwanath Temple (Birla Temple), which is an exact replica of the original Vishwanath Temple. Bharat Mata Temple : Mother India Temple, built in 1918 and housing an unusual marble relief map of the Indian subcontinent. At 12:30pm, learn about the silk weaving traditions of Varanasi, then take a break for lunch (own expense). Afterward, drive about eight miles (13 km) to Sarnath to take in Dhamekh Stupa, known as the place where the Buddha gave his first sermon. You'll also visit the Archaeological Museum, which features treasures that date to the 3rd-century BC (closed Fridays). Dasaswamedh Ghat : At 5pm Ganges to view the cremation grounds, then return to Dashashwamedh Ghat to watch the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony. Your tour ends with return to your hotel around 8pm. Sarnath : Sarnath is a place located 10 kilometres north-east of Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. The deer park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna.

Varanasi: Mysticism Tour with Boat Ride & Ganga Aarti

2. Varanasi: Mysticism Tour with Boat Ride & Ganga Aarti

Enjoy an amazing tour outing which is a combination of walking tour and boat ride. Experience Varanasi with a storyteller and guide and discover the life energies of the Ganga Aarti, a destination not to be missed. Follow your guide as you watch the setting of the sun on the horizon. Be mesmerized with the stunning beauty of colorful old buildings, ashrams, and places. Bear eyewitness to the mystic Ganga Aarti; one of the five rituals performed for the worship of sacred river Ganga. See the rituals performed by local brahmins and sadhus, devotees walking down to the Ghats to offer their prayers to the Mother Ganges. Enjoy an evening boat ride around Manikarnika Ghat. View the city's most wonderful scenes with great conversation to understand the importance of Kashi and the significance of different ghats.

Sunrise boat tour

3. Sunrise boat tour

Boat tour in the morning is a must to do activity in the city of Varanasi. It is started every morning from the Assi-ghat. First, we watch the arti-ceremony and the havan, which is one of the oldest rituals performed by the Hindus. Then, we sip some chai (Indian masala tea) in the traditional way and then we head to the boat. We cover about 55 most important ghats by the boat, which floats on the waters of the Ganges amidst the stories which are related to different ghats and monuments on the bank. We reach the Manikarnika-ghat, the most venerated crematorium. After that, boat returns slowly to the Assi-ghat. This tour provides the picturesque, panoramic view of this beautiful city.

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Varanasi: 3-Hour Evening Aarti Tour with Boat Ride

5. Varanasi: 3-Hour Evening Aarti Tour with Boat Ride

Start your journey through Varanasi with hotel pickup and travel to Dasaswamedh Ghat. Here, board the boat for a tour of the Ganges river. During the 1-hour boat ride, experience the beautiful sunset as you and watch traditional ceremonies taking place on the riverbank, performed by Hindu priests and devotees. Observes the traditional cremation ceremony at Manikarnika Ghat, where the human body is brought to its final rest. Later, walk through the narrow lanes of Varanasi as your guide shares stories of the city's culture and history. After this, finish your tour with drop off back at your hotel.

Varanasi: Sunrise Boat Ride w/ Ghats & Morning Rituals

6. Varanasi: Sunrise Boat Ride w/ Ghats & Morning Rituals

Early morning between 05:00 to 06:00, your assistant and the driver will report to your hotel lobby. Drive to Ganga Ghat on arrival and board the boat to explore the beautiful ghats and temples with morning rituals. This morning boat ride tour will give you a real view of holy Varansi, where you will see the morning rituals, special features of the various ghats that you will pass along the way such as the burning ghat where the dead are cremated. See the various activities and professions related to the religious death ceremonies. During your boat ride, your guide will give you a brief detail about ghats and holy things. Boats will pass away through burning ghat where the dead bodies are cremated. See the various activities and professions related to the religious death ceremonies. After your 1-hour boat ride, you will be dropped back off at the ghat and then driven back to your hotel.

From Varanasi: Varanasi & Sarnath Full Day Guided Car Tour

7. From Varanasi: Varanasi & Sarnath Full Day Guided Car Tour

Experience the spiritual essence of Varanasi and the historical significance of Sarnath on this comprehensive full-day tour. Your day begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel, the airport, or the railway station. Embark on a scenic drive to Sarnath accompanied by an insightful tour guide who will enrich your journey with captivating commentary. Upon arrival in Sarnath, explore the sacred grounds where Buddha delivered his first sermon. Engage with the tour guide's enlightening narratives as you absorb the historical and spiritual significance of this revered site. The visit continues with an exploration of the renowned Sarnath Museum, which houses an impressive collection of ancient artifacts. Returning to Varanasi, delve into the city's vibrant religious tapestry. Visit the iconic Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the serene Monkey Temple, the poignant Tulsi Manas Mandir, and the grand Birla Temple, each offering a unique perspective on Varanasi's diverse religious landscape. Throughout the day, you have the flexibility to enjoy lunch as per your preferences (lunch not included in the package). As the sun begins to set, embark on a mesmerizing boat ride along the holy Ganges River. Witness the enchanting panorama of ghats, witness the rituals, bathing, and cremation ceremonies that unfold along the riverbanks. The experience is further heightened by the profound spiritual aura that envelops the surroundings. Concluding the day, immerse yourself in the captivating Ganga Aarti ceremony, where lamps and incense create a mesmerizing spectacle on the ghats. As the tour comes to an end, your guide and driver will ensure you are dropped off at your desired location, leaving you with memories of an enriching and transformative day exploring the spiritual heart of Varanasi and the historical treasures of Sarnath.

Pintu Tourist Guide in Spanish & English in Varanasi/Benares

8. Pintu Tourist Guide in Spanish & English in Varanasi/Benares

Paseo en barca por el río Ganges al amanecer Sin duda, uno de los momentos mágicos de Varanasi será dar un paseo en barca por el río Ganges al salir el sol. Tendremos que madrugar bastante pero el sueño se nos olvidará al contemplar los ghats a primera hora de la mañana, cuando la ciudad despierta y numerosos fieles hinduistas bajan al río para hacer los baños rituales. En los ghats veremos gente meditando y haciendo yoga en grupos o en solitario. Sin duda, la vista de Varanasi desde el río se quedará grabada en nuestros corazones. Visita a pie a la zona antigua de Varanasi Visitaremos desde un gimnasio tradicional o Akhara, que sigue prácticas de entrenamiento muy antiguas, hasta el mercado de vegetales de la ciudad vieja o tomaremos una taza de té masala mientras nos explican las aplicaciones de la aromaterapia y de los aceites esenciales. Pararemos en algunos templos importantes de la ciudad, como el Templo Dorado, el más importante para los hindúes, el templo Nepalí, con sus tallas que representan escenas del Kamasutra, el templo de Hanuman, el dios mono, y otros templos muy interesantes de Varanasi. También pasearemos por los dos ghats donde se producen las cremaciones de los hindúes fallecidos (ghat de Manikarnika y del Rajá Harishchandra) así como el ghat Kedar, el segundo más importante para tomar los baños rituales los peregrinos. También visitaremos alguno de los 270 talleres donde se confeccionan en telares manuales los famosos tejidos de seda de Varanasi, unos de los mejores de toda India, siguiendo los diseños mogoles. Y, cómo no, si os apetece tomar un delicioso lassi en taza de arcilla, pararemos en uno de los mejores sitios de la ciudad. 1. Lolark Kund. 2. Navegación Durga Mandir. 3. Mata Anandomayi Ashram. 4. Jain Templo 5. Kashi kamkotisher Templo 6. Shav Shiva Kali Mandir. 7. Tara Bari Mandir. 8. Purana Durga Bari. 9. Chousatti Mandir. 10. Nav Grah Mandir. 11. Centro de la ciudad. 12. Vishalakshi Mandir. 13. Dharm Kund. 14.Hanuman Mandir. 15. Casco antiguo de la ciudad. 16.Refresca el viejo hogar ayurvédico. 17. Mercado de flores 18. Lassi azul. 14. Mercado Local Paseo en barca por el río Ganges al amanecer Sin duda, uno de los momentos mágicos de Varanasi será dar un paseo en barca por el río Ganges al salir el sol. Tendremos que madrugar bastante pero el sueño se nos olvidará al contemplar los ghats a primera hora de la mañana, cuando la ciudad despierta y numerosos fieles hinduistas bajan al río para hacer los baños rituales. En los ghats veremos gente meditando y haciendo yoga en grupos o en solitario. Sin duda, la vista de Varanasi desde el río se quedará grabada en nuestros corazones.

Varanasi Walking Tour with Local Snacks

9. Varanasi Walking Tour with Local Snacks

Experience the vibrant and ancient city of Varanasi like never before with our personalized cultural walking tour. Led by knowledgeable local guides, you'll explore the hidden gems and iconic landmarks of the city, while gaining valuable insights and secret tips on how to truly experience it. Refreshments will be provided along the way, and you'll end your tour with a newfound appreciation and understanding of the city's rich history and culture. Book your spot now and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Varanasi.

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What people are saying about Varanasi

Interesting excursion. Very nice boat tour (no collective boat). Relevant explanations. Arrive early enough to attend the Aarati ceremony. The only regret was that we left before the end at the guide's request. Decent meal.

Very good - guide and driver were very friendly. Guide has in-depth knowledge - really very exciting. Shops are also approached - but you can also politely decline.

My guide Ranjip was amazing. He secured a great seat and was instrumental in making my stay in Varanasi magical indeed!! Ask for him. He is such a great guide!!

It was just what I was searching for. I could see all the ghats I would like to see and have all the information I needed.

Our guide AJ was a very nice person and the tour was interesting!