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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
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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3-Day Varanasi Exclusive Tour

Varanasi is considered one of India's holiest cities. This three-day tour showcases the top attractions of this destination, including the Ganga Ghats, where pilgrims flock for religious ceremony, as well as Hindu temples, Buddhist landmarks and much more. This tour offers the perfect city overview and is perfect for first time visitors who want to see the city like a local.
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Duration: 3 days
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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
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Visit to Death Hotel in Varanasi

Have you ever thought, what every Hindu wants after death ? Paradise or Heaven ? No, it is Moksha or Salvation. We invite you to explore a hostel wherein people check-in to die ..... also known as Death Hostel or Salvation House. Highlights :  • Guided visit to Death Hostel to Varanasi  • Interact with those who are going to die in next few days • A guided death house tour to Varanasi  • Know what a person regrets and wish for when he is at edge of death 
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Witness Varanasi evening prayer ceremony with private boat

Varanasi night prayer ceremony is a kind of Hindu way of worship, which is basically an event organised everyday to give thanks to river Ganges. Highlights :  • Guided visit to main Ghat to witness the grand prayer ceremony participated by Millions with a private boat • Guided visit to cremation ground to see the burning of dead bodies and understanding the concept of cremation • Releasing of lighted candles into the water to fulfill your wish [Our guide will help you for this ritual] • See how a Hindu worship is performed and understand the logic behind each rituals 
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Varanasi Cultural Tour

See the highlights of Varanasi and Sarnath on a 2-day tour that includes overnight accommodation, transportation, and guide. Take time to explore Sarnath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is one of the most important Buddhist sites in the world. Then experience the evening aarti ceremony at the Ganges River, take a sunrise boat cruise on the Ganges, and go sightseeing in Varanasi on a city tour.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Tour: Temples and Ashrams of Ganga Sagar Day Trip from Kolkata

Get in touch with your spiritual side on this private full-day tour of Ganga Sagar from Kolkata, including hotel pick-up. Take a ferry cruise along the Ganges River to Sagar Island, then enjoy the undivided attention of your guide as you explore the many temples and ashrams. Learn why Ganga Sagar has become an important Hindu pilgrimage site; visit the sacred Kapil Muni Temple; and discover the philanthropic work carried out by ashrams like Bharat Sevashram Sangha and Ramakrishna Mission.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Full-Day Varanasi Tour with Sunrise Ganges Cruise and Classical Dance Show

The 5,000-year-old city of Varanasi is one of the world’s most energetic spiritual hubs, packed with teeming temples and thrilling fire rituals. With such a wealth of sights, it would take most travelers weeks to tick off even the highlights. But you’ll cover the best of Varanasi during this action-packed walking tour, which also includes a sunrise boat ride, classical dance show, lunch, and transportation.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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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
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Varanasi tour in one day

Varanasi tour in one day package [Private tour package] is made to meet with those travelers needs, who have just one complete day (14 Hours) to spend in Varanasi and still they want to take part in all major Varanasi tours and activities which are popular in this Varanasi. This tour package has been crafted and customized in such a way that it encompasses almost every important sightseeing, logically a tourist look for, such as famous sunrise boat ride, walking into old lanes, visit to cremation ground, Sarnath tour and lastly witnessing cremation rituals followed by attending evening prayer [Aarti] ceremony with a private boat.
  • Duration: 12 to 14 hours
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  • Duration: 12 to 14 hours
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2-Day Varanasi Exclusive Tour

This two-day tour highlights the best of Varanasi and is an ideal starting point for travelers who are heading to this holy city for the very first time. Travel by boat along the Ganges River. Pay a visit to Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon and bear witness to a Hindu aarti ceremony that will leave you breathless.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Varanasi tour in 2 days

This tour package is a perfect selection of Varanasi tours for those individuals who wish to explore Varanasi in two days with one night. It is designed in such a way that it covers most of the touristic and non-touristic (our specialty) activities Varanasi has got to provide together with dawn and sunset boat rides, temples visit, ashram visits and Sarnath tour. It  also included exploring hidden alleys and thousands years old building of Varanasi by walking through and vising into it. Tour Highlights :  Guided visit to Sarnath - A place where Lord Budhha delivered his first sermonGuided visit to cremation ground followed by witnessing aarti ceremony with a private boatGuided walking tour into old lanes of Varanasi Guided sunrise boat ride with a private boat Visit to an Ashram or Muth 
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Spiritual Varanasi tour

Varanasi is considered by many Hindus to be the holiest city on earth. With this tour, you'll get the chance to discover some of the city's most significant temples and historic attractions and even attend an evening "aarti," or prayer ceremony, right on the banks of the sacred Ganges River. You'll also get to spend time in Sarnath, an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists and home to the Dhamek Stupa.  
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Private Village Tour nearby Varanasi

After breakfast in the hotel, You will be driven in transport ( Air conditioned ) to Rameshwar Village with a local Egnlish Speaking guide. Rameshwaram is located on the bank of River Varuna on the Panchkroshi Yatra route Varanasi. During a visit to Rameshwar village, you will visit shelter of homeless cows of Varanasi and Agricultural Farm, Rameshwar Temple ( Shiva Temple ), Panch Shiva Temple, Varuna River, Dharamshala ( Pilgrims shelter) Local markets, Rameshwar Village and primary schools. After visiting the Village tour will be concluded by dropping you off at your Hotel or desired destination within the city itself.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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The Famous Aarti Ceremony - An Evening at the Ganges River

Make your time in India extra special by witnessing a Ganga Aarti ceremony, a spiritual ritual performed on the banks of the Ganges River in Varanasi. As well as witnessing the ceremony, you’ll visit the famous Dasaswamedh Ghat and discover lesser-known spiritual information from your guide. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off mean that you don’t have to worry about finding a meeting point or making your own way back to your accommodation.
  • Duration: 2 hours 18 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 18 minutes
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Sarnath (Excursion Tour ) - A Buddhist Pilgrimage

Discover Sarnath, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in all of India. Buddhists believe that this was the spot where Buddha delivered his first sermon after enlightenment. Sarnath takes its name from the Deer God, and the site remains a peaceful deer park where animals roam freely and visitors enjoy calm and quiet. Visit India’s oldest national archeological museum before your tour concludes.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • 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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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Varanasi Evening Walk Tour with Ganga Aarti

Varanasi can be a confusing city for travelers, with its narrow winding lanes and intense cultural experiences. Remove the hassle with a guided evening walking tour. Follow your guide through the alleys, markets, temples, and heritage homes of Old Varanasi while they tell you stories about this ancient city. End at the riverside ghats (or large steps) to watch the nightly Ganga Aarti, a Hindu ceremony of worship.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Essential Varanasi Walk

Through this walk you will experience the architecture, philosophy, history and culture of the most ancient living city "Varanasi". We will be walking along the old quarters of the city which lies in the north. We will go to some hidden but extraordinarily beautiful places of worship and try to understand what role does spirituality and mythology plays in Hinduism. We will visit a colorful flower market, which will certainly stimulate your olfactory senses.  We will have yummy, creamy fruit lassi from one of the best Lassi joint in the city.  We will walk through the narrow by-lanes, walking past cows and bulls and often get photographed with them as well. We will talk to many interesting locals and visit the house of a very prominent writer. We will also walk along the riverside to reach to the cremation ghat and understand the concepts about Life, death, reincarnation and salvation, about acceptability of Death.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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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 Rishikesh. Enjoy the sound of the rushing river and hymns being sung by the gurus and disciples, smell the incense, see the twinkling lights, and watch as the participants sway in unison. After the ritual, delight in a vegetarian Indian dinner in a local restaurant prior to being dropped-off at your hotel.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Rishikesh Private Spiritual Tour Including Lunch

On this 8-hour tour, visit the Mindrolling Monastery, one of the largest Buddhist centers in existence, set in the foothills of the Himalayas. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the nightly ritual of Ganga Aarti. Enjoy a buffet lunch and the convenience of round-trip transfers on this private tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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The Golden Temple Walk with Hotel Transfer

Varanasi, the cultural capital of India is famed worldwide and referred as the city of temples and learning. Plan a tour of Varanasi to get the glimpse of its historical and cultural aspects. Explore area behind the Ghats a composition of a narrow streets, beautiful temples, shrines and monasteries. With the Golden temple walk tour pay homage at Hindu Temple as well as the ancient structures. Also visit the Manikarnika Ghat (cremation ground), which is the largest cremation ground in the world.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Temple Walk Tour Varanasi

Explore the historic and famous temples in and around city to enhance your travel experience, this walk is not to be missed if you want to enjoy religious aspect of Kashi in its true sense. 1. Explore the historic and recent temples of Kashi and experience, the various religious faiths of India. 2. Walk on the narrow alleys of temples and watch from the eye of a native, their prime importance in local, you can take away the blessings and the glistening essence of the place for a lifetime. 3. Listen to heart warming stories of the around these famous temples, these stories will help you understand the current day Kashi and the life here. 4. Our friendly storytellers will ensure that this a fun, enjoyable and unforgettable experience for you to remember for life.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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