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From Varanasi: Sunrise Boat Tour and Heritage Walk

Product ID: 298920
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Experience the culture and mystical aspects of India on a morning tour of Varanasi. Travel along the banks of the holy river, Ganges, to where thousands of Hindu devotees go every day to pray.
About this activity
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Duration 3 hours
Starting time 6:00 AM
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Pickup included

Any hotel in Varanasi

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  • Experience spirituality like never before
  • Cross the many ghats and get to know the importance of each one of them
  • Witness Hindu rituals and ceremonies and learn about the many intricate details involved
  • Get to know the centuries-old heritage of one of India's oldest cities on a heritage walk
  • Witness the holy city of Varanasi come to life with the sunrise
Full description
One of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities and one of the most holy for Hindus, Varanasi is the true embodiment of culture, mythology, heritage, and a real face of India. A city situated at the banks of the holy Ganges and known for its many ghats (embankments made in stone steps where pilgrims perform rituals) and large number of temples, this is definitely one of the best places to get to know India.

Set off on an early-morning tour and explore this ancient city at dawn. Enjoy a boat ride past many colorful ghats and to where you can see people practicing their many rituals. One popular ghat is the Manikarnikaghat, where Hindu cremation takes place. Witness a funeral pyre there.

Your tour will start with a pickup from your hotel by your guide at 5:00 AM in the summer or 6:00 AM in the winter. After reaching the ghat, get into the boat for a memorable ride on the Ganges where you’ll get to watch the city come alive with the sun. Once the boat ride is complete, walk through the oldest part of Varanasi and experience the rich culture and heritage of this mystical city firsthand. Get dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour.
  • 1-hour boat ride on the Ganges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Chauffeur-driven air-conditioned vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Unaccompanied minors
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• The boat ride is subject to favorable weather conditions
• If the ride is canceled due to poor weather conditions, you will be provided with an option of alternate date or full refund

From US$ 46 per person

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Product ID: 298920