Ganges River Tours

Ganges River
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.
Address: Kolkata, West Bengal, India, India
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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 Hindus, who believe that dying in Varanasi brings them closer to salvation. The images of pilgrims  set against the backdrop of the River Ganges and the centuries old temples are a unique experience on this incredible city walk.Highlights Walk through the courtyards of traditional Silk weaversWalk by the “Ghats” of River GangesMeet the palmist or astrologer.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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Half-Day Private Tour of Varanasi

Marvel at the mystical energy and cultural delights of Varanasi during this 4-hour private tour. Wander through the city’s narrow alleys to explore the city’s bustling markets selling everything from silk to colorful kites, then observe the spellbinding Ganga Aarti ceremony. You’ll finish the evening with an included dinner served at a rooftop restaurant.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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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 of the Hindu population, who visit the ghats (steps down to the river) to immerse themselves in the holy river. While in the water, Hindus face the Sun. They believe that bathing in this form washes away all sins. Highlights Morning atmosphere on the riverWalk through the ghats
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Day trip for Garh Ganga (Garhmukteshwar)

Garhmukteshwar is like mini Varanasi. The main attraction is the Ganges and the bathing ghat along it. The Ganges here can be seen flowing water as far as the eyes can see.where tourist can take a bath in Ganges River.Pick up From Your Hotel Drive to Garhmukteshwar .
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Abhaneri Private Tour: Chand Baori and Harshat Mata Temple

Journey out of Jaipur and into Abhaneri on this private 6-hour tour that includes round-trip transport. First stop at Chand Baori to see this 100-foot (30-meter) stepwall with 3,500 steps. Afterward, walk inside the Harshat Mata Temple, and admire its exquisite column designs featuring scenes of dance, music, love, and sports.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Experience Seven Days Golden Triangle India Private Trip With Varanasi Excursion

Thinking of Varanasi to include with your Golden Triangle India trip , This Trips Includes 2 Days in Varanasi along with Major cities Agra - Jaipur - New Delhi  makes you wonderful Seven days Golden Triangle India Private Trip with Ganges , Private Trips includes all Transports , City sightseeing and all activity charges and No accommodation from Us Please Plan accommodation on your own by seeing Trip Plan Before booking Trip . English Speaking guide Tour Guide at all Places will be with you to make it guided Golden Triangle India Trip.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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Private Sunrise Boat Ride on the River Ganges in Varanasi

This early morning 3-hour boat ride on the Ganges river in Varanasi is something you’ll want to check off your bucket list. Travel down one of the world’s most well-known rivers, to a place where Hindus believe to be sacred, and see firsthand holy rituals practiced on the river. Along the way, catch sight of locals offering the river flowers and prayers, and also enjoy views of Varanasi’s temples as the sun starts to rise.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Varanasi Khajuraho and Orchha Tour from Delhi by Air

Visit the oldest city of the world aka land of the Lord Shiva—Varanasi. It is situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga. With 5 days tour of Varanasi you will also explore Khajuraho Temples —where you can see erotic sculptures outside the walls of the temples. Along with Khajuraho, you will explore Orchha—recommended for the nature loving people and at the end of the tour explore Delhi—the Capital of the India.  Enjoy the mouth watering local food, sweets, beverages and be the part of the rich cultureHighlights of the Tour • Air Fares during tour  • Tour Guide in all cities • Stay in Hotel 3 Star (Hotel category can be upgraded) • Car for local sightseeing • Pick up and drop up from Hotel /Airport/Railway Station 
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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Delhi Agra Jaipur (Golden Triangle) with Varanasi in 08 Days

We haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on our list and wish is to what people desire to complete first in their travel and tourism section. So starting this with Golden Triangle which covers the Heart of India from Delhi, Jaipur, Agra to Varanasi with all the historical places and famous within all these years. Keep on reading further for more details about this journey how astonishing it will be to visit these destinations in combination with Varanasi.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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Luxury Delhi Agra Jaipur (Golden Triangle) with Varanasi in 08 Days

We haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on our list and wish is to what people desire to complete first in their travel and tourism section. So starting this with Golden Triangle which covers the Heart of India from Delhi, Jaipur, Agra to Varanasi with all the historical places and famous within all these years. Keep on reading further for more details about this journey how astonishing it will be to visit these destinations in combination with Varanasi.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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Luxury Tour of Varanasi & Golden Triangle in 08 Days

We haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on our list and wish is to what people desire to complete first in their travel and tourism section. So starting this with Golden Triangle which covers the Heart of India from Delhi, Jaipur, Agra to Varanasi with all the historical places and famous within all these years. Keep on reading further for more details about this journey how astonishing it will be to visit these destinations in combination with Varanasi.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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Varanasi & Golden Triangle in 08 Days

We haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on our list and wish is to what people desire to complete first in their travel and tourism section. So starting this with Golden Triangle which covers the Heart of India from Delhi, Jaipur, Agra to Varanasi with all the historical places and famous within all these years. Keep on reading further for more details about this journey how astonishing it will be to visit these destinations in combination with Varanasi.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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Private 2-Day Trip to Haridwar and Rishikesh from New Delhi

Experience the sacred traditions of India on an overnight tour to Haridwar and Rishikesh from New Delhi. Visit holy ghats along the Ganges River such as Har ki Pauri, watch the Ganga Aarti in in the evening, and spend the night in Haridwar. Continue to Rishikesh in the morning to see temples and ashrams, and take a boat ride on the Ganges that provides unobstructed views of the landscape.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Private 2 Day Tour of Haridwar and Rishikesh in a car

In Haridwar & Rishikesh 2 Day Tour from Delhi explore the holy & religious places of Haridwar & Rishikesh. Visit Har ki Pauri, Mansa Devi Temple, Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Sivananda Ashram and many other Hindu religious places. Learn about Hinduism & religious practices performed over here
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Spiritual Haridwar with Rishikesh River Rafting

Explore two spiritual cities of the Uttarakhand state on a 3-day private tour from Delhi. Visit the holy places in the cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh including the sacred Ganges River. Observe local rituals, enjoy yoga sessions, take a thrilling rafting ride down the Ganges, and stroll through the Rishikesh Forest. Enjoy a hassle-free excursion on this door-to-door package excursion.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Varanasi Tour with Ganges Cruise

See the best of Varanasi's myriad pilgrimage sites with this full-day tour. Your guide will take you to Hindu temples such as the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple and the Golden Temple (named as such for its 800 kilos of gold plating on its towers). You'll also go on a boat ride on the Ganges River, culminating with a stop to watch the evening prayer ceremonies held right on the riverbanks.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Full-Day Varanasi Tour including Sarnath and Boat Ride on the Ganges

Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this full-day private tour of Varanasi. Visit local temples, one of the world's oldest universities, and Sarnath, a holy Buddhist site. Watch a prayer ceremony on the banks of the Ganges from your private boat. Round-trip private transportation from your Varanasi hotel included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Gangasagar Full-Day Private Tour from Kolkata with Tour Guide & Transports

Enjoy a full day private trip to Gangasagar with pickup and drop-off from any Kolkata location. Discover the area of the Bay of Bengal, the Holy River of Ganges and once you arrive at Kakdwip board one of the local ferries to reach Kachuberia. Visit Ramakrishna Mission, The Bharat Sevashram Sangha Temple, and the renowned Omkarnath Temple.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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3-Hour Varanasi Evening Aarti Tour

Spend three unforgettable hours in one of India's most ancient cities during this evening Aarti tour in Varanasi. Experience the beauty of this Hindu ritual where light is offered up to deities. Hear religious songs sung out into the night and watch as lamps are offered to the gods. Learn why locals say this city liberates the soul from the human body during this once in a lifetime cultural experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Full-Day Varanasi Tour with Ganges River Boat Cruise

Explore Varanasi on a private full-day tour that includes a sunrise and sunset boat ride on the Ganges River. Visit landmarks in and around Varanasi including Banaras Hindu University (BHU)'s Bharat Kala Bhavan museum, and Dhamekh Stupa in Sarnath — an important Buddhist site. Finally, watch the evening aarti ceremony from the sunset boat cruise.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Duration: 14 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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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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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Varanasi Full-day Tour with Guide & Boat Ride

Explore Varanasi on a private full-day tour that includes a sunrise and sunset boat ride on the Ganges River. Visit landmarks in and around Varanasi including Banaras Hindu University (BHU)'s Bharat Kala Bhavan museum, and Dhamekh Stupa in Sarnath — an important Buddhist site. Finally, watch the evening aarti ceremony from the sunset boat cruise. Highlight • Private 14-hour tour of Varanasi with Ganges River cruise• Take two cruises on the Ganges River, one at sunrise and one at sunset that includes the Ganga Aarti ceremony.• Visit two Hindu temples, and a musuem on the Banaras Hindu University campus • See Dhamekh Stupa, an important Buddhist site in Sarnath • Includes private guide and vehicle, Ganges boat ride and hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Duration: 14 hours
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11-Hour Varanasi Day Tour: Sunrise and Sunset Boat Ride

Visit Varanasi to experience the stunning sunrise and sunset at Bank of The Holy Ganges River. Your experienced local guide will reveal all the secrets about Holy Ganges and Hinduism in Varanasi including the magnificent , Vishvanath Temple in BHU, Monkey Temple, Bharat Mata Temple and Varanasi City. Your journey will start at Ganges in the morning and, before night falls, we take you to Bank of river for a beautiful view of Aarti ceremony at sunset. Your private guide will ensure a personalized and enjoyable experience at all time.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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