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Ganges River Tours

Named after the Hindu goddess, Ganga, the Ganges River is the second largest river on the Indian subcontinent, flowing through some of the most densely populated regions of India and Bangladesh. The Ganges is a much-revered and holy river in Hindu culture and is widely regarded as the epitome of India’s traditions and lifestyle.

The Ganges River starts in the Himalayas and empties into the Bay of Bengal, supporting many rural and urban communities along the way. It is of course known for being highly polluted, yet pilgrims come from far and wide to purify themselves in the waters they consider sacred. Whether for spiritual reasons or to simply enjoy the sights from aboard a boat ride, people are drawn to the banks of the Ganges River from all over the world.

Between Malda and the Bay of Bengal, a distributary of the Ganges River named the ‘Hooghly River’ passes the towns and cities of Murshidabad, Nabadwip, Kolkata and Howrah. Sagar Island is an island in the Ganges that lies on the continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal and is home to Ganga Sagar – an important Hindu pilgrimage site. Taking a day trip from Kolkata to Ganga Sagar is a popular attraction for many visitors to Kolkata.

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Most people book a day tour to experience the sights and sounds of the Ganges River from Kolkata.

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Insight Varanasi Day Tour, Varanasi, null
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Insight Varanasi Day Tour

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Do you believe that one's sins can be absolved by taking a dip in the holy Ganges in Varanasi? Local people believe that Varanasi is the place where liberates ...  Read more

Location: Varanasi, India
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
3-Hour Varanasi Morning Sunrise Boat Tour, Varanasi, Full-day Tours
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3-Hour Varanasi Morning Sunrise Boat Tour

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Boating down the Ganges River during sunrise is one of the main attractions in Varanasi. We can observe here the Hindu way of life along the banks of the ...  Read more

Location: Varanasi, India
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Private Tour: Temples and Ashrams of Ganga Sagar Day Trip from Kolkata, Kolkata, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Temples and Ashrams of Ganga Sagar Day Trip from Kolkata

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Immerse yourself in India’s religious heritage and humanitarian culture on this full-day private tour to Ganga Sagar, an important Hindu pilgrimage site on ...  Read more

Location: Kolkata, India
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Full-Day Private Varanasi and Sarnath Tour including Ganges Boat Cruise, Varanasi, Private ... 
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Full-Day Private Varanasi and Sarnath Tour including Ganges Boat Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Visit the sacred city of Varanasi with the comfort of a private tour on a full day trip. On this tour, you will see the ancient, spectacular city of Varnasi ...  Read more

Location: Varanasi, India
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.00
3-Hour Varanasi Evening Aarti Tour, Varanasi, City Tours
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3-Hour Varanasi Evening Aarti Tour

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Experience the beautiful Hindu ritual Aarti on this evening tour in Varanasi, where Hindu mythology says the soul is liberated from the body. You'll learn ...  Read more

Location: Varanasi, India
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Half-Day Private Tour of Varanasi, Varanasi, Night Tours
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Half-Day Private Tour of Varanasi

Enjoy this 4-hour private tour of Varanasi, a cultural and spiritual hub. Explore the local streets dotted with famous market places, witness the spectacular ...  Read more

Location: Varanasi, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.00
Private Tour: Ganga Aarti Hindu Ritual in Rishikesh Including Dinner, Rishikesh, Private ... 
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Private Tour: Ganga Aarti Hindu Ritual in Rishikesh Including Dinner

Join a 4-hour private tour to witness the Hindu ritual known as Aarti. Experience this regular practice at sundown alongside the banks of the Ganga River in ...  Read more

Location: Rishikesh, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.00
Varanasi Tour with Ganges Cruise, Varanasi, Cultural Tours
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Varanasi Tour with Ganges Cruise

This 10-hour private tour of Varanasi allows you to visit some of its most religious and renowned destinations, including Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Golden ...  Read more

Location: Varanasi, India
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.00
Ganges Sunrise Boat Trip: India's Holy Mother Ganga - A Sunrise Boat Excursion with Private ... 
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Ganges Sunrise Boat Trip: India's Holy Mother Ganga - A Sunrise Boat Excursion with Private Transfer

The sunrise boat excursion on the Ganges River is one of the most popular attractions in Varanasi. The excursion introduces you to the unique morning rituals ...  Read more

Location: Varanasi, India
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $33.00
Spiritual Varanasi - A Most Amazing Heritage Walk with Private Transfer, Varanasi, Private Transfers
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Spiritual Varanasi - A Most Amazing Heritage Walk with Private Transfer

Varanasi, one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world prides itself with a recorded history of over 5000 years. Take a walk through this city sacred to ...  Read more

Location: Varanasi, India
Duration: 2 to 3 hrs

From USD $128.00

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