Dasaswamedh Ghat Tours

Dasaswamedh Ghat
Dasaswamedh Ghat is one of the busiest, oldest, and most important ghats in Varanasi. It's the site of a number of Hindu temples and shrines and a place where pilgrims come from all over the world to perform religious ceremonies and rituals. Many devotees visit the ghat at sunrise to pay homage to Lord Shiva and bath in the holy waters of the Ganges, while evening aarti, which see thousands of floating lamps immersed in the river, attracts huge crowds from far and wide.

Literally translated, Dasaswamedh means ‘the ghat of 10 sacrificed horses.’ According to Hindu mythology, ten horses were sacrificed by Lord Brahma to allow Shiva to return from a period of banishment. Despite its age, Dasaswamedh Ghat is attractive, colorful, and relatively clean, and even non-devotees are attracted by its atmosphere, daily rituals, and beautiful riverfront views.

Practical Info

Along with the other ghats of Varanasi, the best way to reach Dasaswamedh Ghat is by rickshaw or by taking a boat-ride along the river.
Address: Dashashwamedh Ghat Road, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
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Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Varanasi including the Golden Temple

Get a first-hand peek at Varanasi’s top highlights with this exclusive walking tour through India’s energy-filled spiritual capital. Choose between flexible tour offerings for personalized convenience. Opt for a dawn boat ride on the holy Ganges or get a front-row look at the city’s famous fire ceremonies. Along the way, you’ll also cover the cremation ghats, Vishwanath Temple, and off-the-beaten-track alley shops.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Classical Music Walking Tour in Varanasi

See the ancient city of Varanasi through the eyes of its musicians, on this music-oriented walking tour. Be led by your guide through the narrow lanes of the old city, which is easy to get lost in otherwise, visiting musical instrument shops, music schools, and a music ashram. Get exclusive access to the home of a local musician and chat about the music and dance forms that originated in Varanasi.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Half-Day Private Tour of Varanasi

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  • Duration: 4 hours
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3-Hour Varanasi Morning Sunrise Boat Tour

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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  • Duration: 3 hours
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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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Varanasi Boat Ride and Ancient Temples Day Tour with Breakfast

Experience Varanasi on a sunrise cruise on the Ganges River followed by visits to several temples during a 5-hour tour accompanied by a private guide. Ride in a boat from Assi Ghat to Daswamedha Ghat, observe a puja ceremony at Kashi Vishwanath temple, and visit two more temples for a comprehensive overview of one of world’s oldest living cities. Includes traditional vegetarian breakfast, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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Insight Varanasi Day Tour

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.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Duration: 14 hours
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Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride

If you’re looking for an enchanting experience of India’s religious traditions, opt for this private 5-hour tour of Varanasi at dawn. Take a sunrise cruise down the holy Ganges River, see bodies publicly cremated at Manikarnika Ghat, and visit the famous Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath). See, too, pilgrims bathe at Assi Ghat and local wrestlers fight in mud pits during this cultural experience. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Varanasi are included.
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Private Full-Day Tour Ganga Aarti Ceremony from Varanasi

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3-Hour Varanasi Walking Tour

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  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Morning Boat Ride with Temples Tour

Early morning is one of the best times of day to tour Varanasi, and this tour gives you a good reason to get out of bed at the crack of dawn. Most tours take visitors to the evening Ganga Aarti ritual, but this one takes you in the morning, when the riverbanks are less crowded but still full of locals going about their daily life.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Please your palate on this 4-hour food tour in Varanasi as your guide shows you some of the tastiest spots that can easily be missed when exploring on your own. Maneuver your way through the busy streets and markets of the city to find delicious eateries, including the well-liked Kachauri Gali and Deena Chat Bhandar. Then, head down closer to the river in Dashashwamedh Ghat to watch a Ganga Aarti ceremony performed by priests.
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 30 to 120 minutes
  • Duration: 30 to 120 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Walking along the ghats (riverbank) of Varanasi in Morning

The riverbank of Varanasi is the place where real Varanasi live. The life start here early in the morning, well before sunrise. Ghats are used for different purposes like performance of Yoga and other physical activities, for meditation also besides many religious and cultural performances. This walk give you a chance to imbibe the positive energy of morning into your personality which is definitely going to be the best start of the day.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Sunrise Boat Ride 2 hours - 1 to 3 Persons

The sunrise boat tour starts around 5 Am in summer and 6 am in Winter.The boatman rows the boat along the river where you can sit and watch the historical ghats of Varanasi.The cremation Ghat, the main ghat Dashashwamedh Ghat and other ghats can be seen from the boat.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Varanasi Shopping Experience with Ganga Aarti

A land of intriguing mix, Varanasi also known as Benares or Kashi is colorful, chaotic and full of surprises. The ancient holy city is more than just its religious significance. Varanasi is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world located along the banks of the holy river Ganges, said to be founded by Hindu Lord Shiva and dates back to 5000 years. Varanasi has a rich history of arts and crafts. The famous silk weaving, jewelry making and musical instruments are some of its artistic assets.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Experience Varanasi in a 3 Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

Varanasi is one the sacred places of India and one of the most visited tourist destinations in North India. It holds a special and much higher place according to Hindu customs and beliefs. It represents a perfect blend of physical, philosophical and supernatural elements. It is considered as a place where the soul can attain ultimate peace. Highlights of Tour : • Attend the Grand Aarti Ceremony • Stroll around the lanes of Varanasi • Visit Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, Dhamek Stupa, Sarnath Museum at Sarnath • Explore Benaras Hindu University • Visit Kashi Vishwanath temple, Durga temple and Tulasi Manas Temple in Varanasi Covering Many Points including Tours to Banaras Ghats, Assi Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Banaras Hindu University, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Monkey Temple (Durga Temple) and other Mentioned Places in the Trip.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Delhi to Varanasi Tour by Vande Bharat Express Train

Those who cherish the desire to travel to Varanasi, the oldest city of India from the Indian capital city Delhi, can book this 2 nights 3 days tour by the first Indian engine less semi high-speed train Vande Bharat express. You enjoy the full comforts of travel by this newly started luxury train, pre-booked hotel and guided sightseeing tour of Varanasi and Sarnath with free pick and drop facility. This train does not start on Monday and Thursday in the week. For rest of the five days you can book it easily.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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