Day trip

Varanasi Full-Day Private Tour with Sarnath and Ganga Aarti

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Activity provider: INDIATOR
Day trip

Varanasi Full-Day Private Tour with Sarnath and Ganga Aarti

Activity provider: INDIATOR

From US$ 77 per person

Touted as the cultural capital of India, Varanasi is a picturesque city located on the western banks of the Yamuna river. This beautiful river has carried the legacy of Indian tradition and culture for centuries.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Watch people taking holy dips in the Ganges and executing worshipping rituals on the ghats
  • Visit the place where Gautama Buddha attained spiritual enlightenment
  • Explore the legacy of Indian tradition and culture
Full description
After breakfast, you'll be picked up from your hotel and driven to Sarnath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is hailed as one of the holiest Buddhist places in India and the place where Gautama Buddha, after attaining spiritual enlightenment, delivered his first sermons and claimed the place as an important pilgrimage site for his followers. Here, you'll first visit Chaukhandi Stupa, which is an elevated structure surrounded by octagonal towers. It's the gateway to Sarnath and adorned by lush green lawns from all sides. Then, you'll see Dhamek Stupa, a remarkable structure built of stone and brick. This cylindrical pillar is engraved with delicate floral carvings of Gupta origin. After this you'll visit Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, a modern temple encasing unrivalled frescoes by a Japanese painter and a rich repository of Buddhist literature. Later you will be taken to visit the Sarnath Museum. This is an expansive museum that houses the finest specimens of Buddhist art and culture.  Afterwards, you can enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting some famous temples and many other marvellous holy structures. In the evening, you will get to witness the ritualistic rites held every night on the banks of the Ganges, before being taken back to your hotel.
  • Sightseeing by private, air-conditioned car
  • Services of an English-speaking local guide
  • Entry fees to all mentioned monuments
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Expenses arising out of circumstances beyond the suppliers control, for example extreme weather conditions/flight cancellations
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  • People with mobility impairments

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Luggage or large bags
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Wir wurden morgens pünktlich abgeholt, hatten seinen super Führer und Fahrer. würde jederzeit wieder mit get your guide Ausflüge buchen. Mittagessen und Weiterfahrt bis in den Abend waren einfach Klasse.

November 21, 2019


Der Guide war absolut unvorbereitet und unmotiviert. Trotz Buchung einer ganztägigen Tour wurde ich um 12:30 Uhr zurück zum Hotel gebracht, da die Tour beendet sei. Auf mehrfachen Hinweis meinerseits, dass es sich eigentlich um eine ganztägige Tour handelt, durfte ich meinen Voucher vorzeigen. Nach einem Anruf im Büro wurde mir dann angeboten, dass man mich abends ja nochmal im Hotel für eine Bootsfahrt abholen könne. Dies lehnte ich dann aufgrund des bisher schlechten Verlaufes ab. Problematisch war sodann das Beschwerdemanagement. Ich wurde im Anschluss 10 mal kontaktiert und sodann auch per SMS ob ich denn zufrieden sei und ob ich tatsächlich nicht mehr abgeholt werden möchte. Auf mehrfache Bestätigung meinerseits wurde trotzdem immer wieder nachgehakt und gesagt, dass alles falsch von mir wiedergegeben wurde. Trotz bitte mich endlich in Ruhe zu lassen wurde ich nochmals per SMS zur schriftlichen Bestätigung kontaktiert. Insgesamt nur nervig und mangelhaft.

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February 22, 2019


October 30, 2018

Product ID: 110335