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Varanasi: Night Boat Ride, Aarati Ceremony and Dinner

Activity provider: INDIATOR
Water activity

Varanasi: Night Boat Ride, Aarati Ceremony and Dinner

Activity provider: INDIATOR

From US$ 62 per person

Take a boat tour to see the magical sights of Varanasi at night from the water. See the famous aarti ceremony before enjoying a delicious dinner.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Take in the breathtaking views on a boat tour at sunset
  • Marvel at the beauty of the spiritual aarti ceremony
  • Taste local cuisine at a restaurant with a cozy ambience
  • Learn about history and culture from your tour guide
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Your tour will begin at 5:00 PM with pickup from your hotel. Take a boat ride along the river, where you can enjoy the breathtaking sights of the city lit up at night. Disembark to watch the aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. See a priest take a sacred brass lamp and offer prayers to the holy river. The ceremony involves lights, cymbals, scented incense sticks, and people singing hymns and chanting. It’s a truly mesmerizing experience. After the ceremony, you will be taken for a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. Order your favorite dishes and relish them in the warm hospitality and cozy ambiance. After dinner, you will be dropped safely back at your hotel in Varanasi.
  • Sunset boat cruise
  • Aarti ceremony
  • Dinner
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Mineral water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Personal expenses

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We enjoyed the dinner and the short boat ride. The Aarati Ceremony was lovely. I think it's important to tell people in the add what sort of boat ride they will have, as it turned out to be a very small boat with a boy rowing us. It was just the 3 of us and the guide and if we wanted to sit on a bigger boat in front of the Aarti we had to pay extra. However, the ride was nice and at least before the Aarti started, we saw the important parts on the banks of the Ganga River. The tour guide really was great at knowledge, and he really out did himself.

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February 21, 2023

February 2, 2023

Excellent guide will recommend

December 26, 2021

Product ID: 180596