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2 Days Private Varanasi Tour with Sarnath and Evening Aarti

Touted as the cultural capital of India, Varanasi is a picturesque city located on the western banks of  Ganga river. Its beauty and significance increases manifold by the fact that, it has carried the legacy of Indian tradition and culture for centuries and passed it on the following generations. The city oozes with spiritualism and  philosophy and  embraces a fine blend of religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Besides the Hindu temples, ashrams, ghats, Buddhist Stupas and Jain Temples, the pure mysticism of river Ganga adds to the spiritual aura wrapping this city.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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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
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Varanasi tour in one day

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.
  • Duration: 12 to 14 hours
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  • Duration: 12 to 14 hours
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US$90.00
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Highlights of Varanasi Sightseeing With English Speaking Guide

Welcome to Varanasi- Full Day Varanasi Sightseeing With English Speaking Guide organize with Pickup from Varanasi Airport / Hotel in Varanasi in a Private Air conditioned Car. Skip the Line access and You stay to relax after Journey . and Look for recommendations too. Private Trip with Pickup and drop Within any Varanasi Location with Tour Guide
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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2 Days Mahabodhi Temple Tour of Bodhgaya from Varanasi

Bodh Gaya is a small town holding religious significance and is located in Bihar state of India. It is a religious site of Buddhists for being the place where ascetic Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment after practicing hard for noble eight-fold path. It is a spiritual retreat for the soul with Mahabodhi Temple complex and Sujatha Stupa emanating aesthetic beauty as well as psychic vibes.   
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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US$116.00
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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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US$90.00
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Plan Your Varanasi Tour the Way You Like

The city of Varanasi is the center of spiritualism in India and deserves at least a full day of exploration. This private tour can be customized to your interests and can include a traditional Ganga Aarti viewing, a visit to the local temples, a stroll through the narrow and busy streets of Varanasi, and much more as you explore the city at your own pace with your guide.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 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 Sightseeing Private Tour

Varanasi is also known as Banaras or Kashi, it is a city on the banks of the river Ganga. In this private tour customer will be picked at 5 am and will meet the guide at the meeting point and boat ride tour starts with exploring the beautiful sunrise. Soon after the boat ride back to the hotel and get ready for sightseeing. Sightseeing tour which starts with the pick up from the hotel for 9 am, where you can explore the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple followed by Durga temple, Tulsi Mansa temple, Sankat Mochan temple, Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum and at the end of the tour one can witness the beautiful Aarti at the banks of River Ganga and drop back to the hotel.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 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
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  • Duration: 3 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
  • Duration: 3 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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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
  • Duration: 2 days
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Varanasi tour in 2 days

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.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Witness Varanasi evening prayer ceremony with private boat

Gain a deeper understanding of the Hindu process of cremation and prayer ceremonies on the Ganges on this private tour in Varanasi. Head out on the river with a private guide to witness some ritual body burnings, then visit a cremation ground to take a tour. Light a provided candle to float away on the river, another traditional ceremony. This private tour will ensure plenty of time to ask questions and the ability to move at your own pace.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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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 Full-Day Tour Ganga Aarti Ceremony from Varanasi

Enjoy a flexible itinerary and dedicated attention from your guide on this full-day private tour of Varanasi. You'll cover all of the important highlights in the city, in addition to attending a Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. Along the way, your guide will answer any questions and provide commentary tailored to your interests.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Village Tour nearby Varanasi

Immerse yourself in village life during this visit to Rameshwar, on the outskirts of Varanasi, with a private guide. Listen to guided commentary aimed at helping visitors understand what life is like there. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide while visiting the Panch Shiva Temple, the Varuna River, a shelter for homeless cows, and some local primary schools. Booking this private tour ensures a flexible itinerary and the ability to travel at your own pace.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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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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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4-HOURS PRIVATE EVENING AARTI WITH ROOFTOP DINNER

Varanasi the city of Ghats is known in the world for its beautiful Ghats, Century old Temple. Here Hindu people come for Moksha is the highest goal of Hindus. The sight of the sunset over the Ganges and the cold breeze on the bank of River Ganges gives you a heart soothing effect. Evening Aarti with our expert will give you unforgettable and refreshing experience and it will force you to come in Varanasi again. A Group of young Saints dressed of with silky Saffron and white robes conduct this ceremony. Each Pandit or Saint takes up a specific shot in the Ghat and start the ritual by offering flower to the river, thousand  of devotes gather to watch this Aarti and by the end of the Ganga Aarti ceremony, you can find thousands of small oil lamps floating stars on the water. Its is likely called spiritual capital of India. Also Varanasi is the only place where the sun is received as much as no where else on the Earth.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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