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Varanasi Ghats (Banaras Ghats) Tours and Tickets

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The Varanasi Ghats are sets of stairs that descend from the city down the banks and into the waters of the holy Ganges River. There are just under 100 individual ghats lining the river’s edge in this region, their steep steps making access to the river possible during both the wet and dry seasons.

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Varanasi, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001
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Varanasi Morning Boat Tour [RowBoat]
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Varanasi Morning Boat Tour [RowBoat]

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See the ancient city of Varanasi come to life as you make your way down the scenic Ganges River by boat. Observe Hindus practicing their morning rituals as the sun comes up along the banks of the river and learn about local customs and traditions from your expert guide.
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  • 3 hours
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Varanasi Landmark Evening City Tour - Aarti, Boating & Witnessing the GOD

Varanasi Landmark Evening City Tour - Aarti, Boating & Witnessing the GOD

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Experience Varanasi’s evening prayer, or aarti ceremony, from the water during this small-group boat ride along the Ganges River. Enjoy front-row views overlooking Dasaswamedh Ghat as you watch Hindu priests pay tribute to Mother Ganga, plus other smaller aarti prayers. You’ll also pass by Manikarnika Ghat, where cremation ceremonies are performed.
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  • 3 hours
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$55.47
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Insight Varanasi Tour: Morning Boat Ride, Sarnath Tour & Evening Ganga Aarti
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Insight Varanasi Tour: Morning Boat Ride, Sarnath Tour & Evening Ganga Aarti

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This unique tour of Varanasi offers visitors an insider's look at local customs and traditions in one of the world's oldest living cities. Tour the Hindu and Buddhist sites with an expert guide, including the Ganga Ghats, where pilgrims come to absolve their sins and the Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his very first sermon.
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  • 14 hours
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Walking tours in Varanasi

Walking tours in Varanasi

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Explore Varanasi’s narrow streets and historic ghats without worrying about getting lost by signing up for this small-group tour, led by a licensed local guide You'll see private mansions, visit traditional markets, and pass by a variety of temples, mosques, and palaces, with a stop along the way to savor snacks and Indian tea (chai).
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$18.70
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Private Full-Day Tour of Varanasi including the Kashi Darshan

Private Full-Day Tour of Varanasi including the Kashi Darshan

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Benefit from personalized attention on this private tour of Varanasi. With round-trip private transportation included, there's no need to rent a car and you can simply focus on the scenery. Your guide will provide commentary tailored to your interests as you visit highlights such as the Ganga Ghats, the Sarnath, Kashi Vishwanath temple, and the Ganga aarti on a boat ride.
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  • 12 hours
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$55.00
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4- Hours Private Tour Morning Aarti & Boat Ride

4- Hours Private Tour Morning Aarti & Boat Ride

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Varanasi is home to many ritual sites and sacred temples. Take a private morning tour of Varanasi and explore the various ghats that line the sacred Ganges River. Take a boat ride down the river and observe the morning aarti ritual before heading to a neverending cremation ceremony. This tour is a good way to learn more about the Hindu religion and culture in India's spiritual capital.
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  • 4 hours
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Pilgrimage Varanasi

Pilgrimage Varanasi

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Learn about Varanasi’s rich cultural and spiritual traditions on this private, guided tour, led by a guide. You'll have the chance to walk along the ghats that line the Ganges River, visit the birthplace of Buddhism at Sarnath, pay your respects at the famous Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and attend an evening prayer ceremony on the banks of the river.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Varanasi tour in one day

Varanasi tour in one day

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Explore India’s spiritual capital of Varanasi and learn about Hinduism on a private tour. Take a boat along the Ganges River and learn about why it's so sacred to Hindus. Visit the holy site of Sarnath, where Buddha gave his first sermon, followed by a guided walk of Varanasi’s old streets and alleys. Watch the sacred ritual of Aarti from the ghat or the water to conclude your tour.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
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$90.00
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3 Days Varanasi Tour Package for First Timers

3 Days Varanasi Tour Package for First Timers

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Spend three days exploring the essence of Varanasi in the company of a guide. You'll learn much more than you would simply wandering on your own, and the tour includes a variety of activities: a sunrise private boat tour, a visit to the cremation grounds, and a guided tour of the important Buddhist site of Sarnath, among others. Accommodation for two nights plus breakfast each day is included.
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  • 3 days
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$210.00
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Varanasi tour in 2 days

Varanasi tour in 2 days

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Experience the best of Varanasi with a 2-day tour; your guide will follow a carefully curated itinerary to make sure you don't miss a thing. The program includes both dawn and sunset boat rides, ashram and temple visits, and a Sarnath tour. As you travel, listen to in-depth commentary from your guide on the history, culture, and architecture of the city.
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  • 2 days
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$150.00
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Varanasi tour in 2 days without accommodation

Varanasi tour in 2 days without accommodation

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Ideal for travelers short on time, this private Varanasi tour covers the best of the city’s cultural and religious sites in two days of sightseeing. Highlights include a guided walking tour of the old town, private sunrise boat rides on the Ganges River, and visiting Sarnath—a pilgrimage site where Buddha is believed to have preached his first sermon. Travelers also have the chance to observe an aarti ceremony, a mantra recitation accompanied by bells, drums, and cymbals.
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  • 2 days
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$100.00
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Music art's and culture

Music art's and culture

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We focus on Music art's and culture to show guest how varanasi works in Art's and music and culture, Any kind of art's form It's work like medicine in our body and heal most of our problems, Specially Indian classical music, so we describe all about Indian music and local arts and culture and all kind of Indian music, This is something unique what you don't get every where, where you r doing all about music art's and culture,
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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Sunrise boat ride
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Sunrise boat ride

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Rowing boat rides during the dawn is perhaps one of the best things to do in Varanasi. The ride along Ganges River offers the quintessential Varanasi experience. It takes one through different Ghats and former palaces situated close to the banks of Ganges, giving a panoramic view of this River and the region. Later after this walk into old lanes of Varanasi exploring Norther Bazzars of the city and famous food street of Varanasi.  Highlight: • Guided sunrise boat ride with a private boat • Witness daily Hindu rituals • See cremation and understand the logic behind burning of dead bodies • Walk into thousands years old streets of Varanasi • Explore famous food street of Varanasi also known as Kachauri
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Full Day City Tour of Varanasi

Full Day City Tour of Varanasi

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This activity will give you leasure and pleasure with local guide. You can see Varanasi by local eyes and feel the city as a local.
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  • 8 hours
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Private 3-Day City Tour of Varanasi: Rickshaw & Boat Ride with Ganga Aarti

Private 3-Day City Tour of Varanasi: Rickshaw & Boat Ride with Ganga Aarti

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Remove the hassle of visiting of one of India’s oldest cities, on this private tour that includes two nights’ accommodation, some meals, transfers and sightseeing via private air conditioned vehicle, entrance fees, a boat and rickshaw ride, and a professional guide. See the highlights of this holy city and around, including the Buddhist site at Sarnath, and the Hindu Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the River Ganges.
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  • 3 days
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Highlights of the Varanasi & Sarnath (Guided Fullday Sightseeing Tour by Car)

Highlights of the Varanasi & Sarnath (Guided Fullday Sightseeing Tour by Car)

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Varanasi has a different experiences to offer; gentle waters of the Ganges, ancient ghats, narrow serpentine alleys of city, the myriad temple spires, ashrams and devotional hymn. We coupled all these with an excursion to Sarnath which allows you to learn how this huge faith was founded and handcrafted the beautiful Highlights of Varanasi & Sarnath Tour in order to understand the true essence of Varanasi, its past, its spiritual journey & the roots of Buddhism. 1. Visit Sarnath's Buddhist Trails, and famous tourist destinations of Varanasi customized based on your requirement. 2. Capture the beauty of ancient ruins, stupas, ancient ghats, narrow serpentine alleys, the myriad temple spires of the city in your lens. 3. Understand a city's existence, diverse architectural style, tradition and religious legacy with lots of wonderful stories. 4. We follow a unique style of ‘infotainment’ to ensure that you enjoy the tour and don't get bored, irrespective of whether you love history or not.
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  • 8 hours
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Royal Rajasthan with Varanasi, 18 days

Royal Rajasthan with Varanasi, 18 days

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Royal Rajasthan with Varanasi is a perfect choice for these travellers who would like to see the most significant places in Rajasthan state which is the most colourful in Indian culture as well as admire the beauty of architecture in order to find out something more about Indian traditions and customs.  The tour includes sightseeing of the cities and towns like the capital of India – Delhi, Agra – the place of Taj Mahal, “pink” city of Rajasthan Jaipur and many other interesting places such as typical Hindu town Orcchha and the town of Kamasutra temples Khajuraho. One of the most important places for Hinduism in India which you are going to see on this tour is a city situated on Ganges river Varanasi, which is perceived as the oldest and the most stunning city in the world. The tour is full of attractions and emotional moments which stay long in your memory and bring you closer to the spirituality of India.
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  • 18 days
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$2,800.00
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Varanasi tour in 3 days without accommodation

Varanasi tour in 3 days without accommodation

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Extremely delightful and totally affordable, this Varanasi tour package gives the real essence of this beautiful place. Tourists have highly rated this tour and it includes many exciting activities. The city’s secrets are unrivaled in a beautiful way and the true sense of India’s spirituality comes to light. From taking blessings from the sacred temples to bathing in the holy water, it is a life-changing experience. Highlights :  • Guided sunrise private boat tour • Guided visit to cremation ground • Guided Sarnath and city tour  • Guided visit to Ghat to witness prayer [Aarti ceremony] followed by releasing candle ritual in water  • Walk tour through Asia's largest spice market, flower market, famous food street
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  • 3 days
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$140.00
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15 Days Glimpses of Colorful India

15 Days Glimpses of Colorful India

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This tour designed with the name of 15 Days glimpses of colorful India. Explore the sites Delhi, Jaipur, Pushkar, Ranthambore, Agra & the Holy city Varanasi with internal return domestic flights from Delhi. Tour does cover a new path with the traditional & ancient culture of the Pushkar & Varanasi. It is also giving you to get a chance to enjoy the wildlife of Rajasthan site which is "Ranthambore National Park excursion followed by the sharing Jeep. Enjoy a boat ride along the River Ganges in Varanasi, where you’ll pass the spot thousands of pilgrims immerse themselves in the holy water of this river. End your tour back in Delhi, exploring the many sights that New Delhi has to offer (*Note: This tour is not operating from July to September throughout the year due to Ranthambore national park is closed during these months)
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  • 15 days
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Private Varanasi City Tours for 02 Days

Private Varanasi City Tours for 02 Days

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Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. This ancient city, inhabited continuously for some 2,800 years (and counting), is one of the holiest places for Hindus. Devotees believe Varanasi is where they can break free from the cycle of rebirth and unite with the divine upon death. The conviction manifests in a profound intensity that pulses throughout the frenetic city.
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  • 1 day
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$120.00
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3-Day Private Tour: Taj Mahal nd Holy Ganges Tour from Delhi to Agra to Varanasi

3-Day Private Tour: Taj Mahal nd Holy Ganges Tour from Delhi to Agra to Varanasi

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Experience the best of India on this three-day private tour from Agra to Varanasi. See the Taj Mahal at sunrise, cruise along the Ganges River, see an Aari ceremony, visit Fort Agra and more. This single tour highlights the best of these two cities and is not to be missed.
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  • 3 days
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$600.00
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Audio Guided Walking Tour of Banaras Ghats, Varanasi

Audio Guided Walking Tour of Banaras Ghats, Varanasi

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It is believed that the Ganges changes its course to flow South to North to pass through the holy city of Banaras. Our walk , through the HopOn India App Audio guide, takes you from Assi Ghat to Dashashwamedh Ghat, along the Holy Ganges. A must-do walk for all travelling to Banaras. The most special features of this experience are : 1. The App opens up new places and new stories for you in the same old cities 2. Each walk is crafted like a masterpiece to offer an immersive experience to the traveller with the correct mix of history, culture, myth, food , through professional narration, with background scores of music, qawalli or sound affects, here and there 3. There is no need for you to depend on a guide - the traveller can take the walk anytime as per will, at his/ her own pace 4. The content is developed by domain experts 5.You pay once for three months and need not pay the guide repeatedly.
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  • 1 hour 16 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
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Varanasi Pedal Rickshaw Tours

Varanasi Pedal Rickshaw Tours

Ride through Varanasi like a local: in a bicycle rickshaw. This tour of the city lets you travel a good distance without breaking a sweat, but also keeps you out from behind the glass windows of a traditional tour bus. Rickshaws can access parts of the city that traditional vehicle tours can't, so you'll get a chance to see both the major landmarks and hidden gems of the city. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide on Varanasi's culture, history, and people as you travel.
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  • 2 hours
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$14.64
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Private Varanasi Guided Tour with Boat Ride

Private Varanasi Guided Tour with Boat Ride

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Explore varanasi - a city full of treasures and secrets. A city of unique faiths and beliefs, fascinating rituals and customs. The guide will show you all the ghats during the sunrise on a boat ride and will tell you the story behind each one. Also, get a chance to experience the holy city from inside by taking a walking tour in the narrow lanes. Within every step of this best Varanasi tour, be sure to discover and witness some of the exciting facts that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Once you step into this holy land, its authenticity and uniqueness are sure to amaze you.
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  • 3 hours
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$31.00
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