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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
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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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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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Varanasi Day Tour- One Day Tour

Varanasi in one day, a tour which includes 4 main sightseeing of Varanasi in one day .It’s the best option for those who have only a day to stay in Varanasi, which includes Early morning boat tour/city Tour (small walking tour of old city). Have breakfast in your hotel, later visit ancient sight Sarnath, which is famous for Buddha’s first sermon. Here you will visit a Buddhist temple, old ruins of Buddhist monasteries & Stupas.The ruins of Sarnath is a protected site by Archaeological Survey of India. A lush green campus with hundreds of small stupas, Mulagandha Kuti vihara,huge Stupa & monasteries.Once upon a time,it was great center of Buddhist era . Know the history & significance of stupas, tales of Buddha.Many Buddhist pilgrims & monks, those who come in India on Pilgrimage on the footsteps of Buddha. In the evening again drive to old city to watch the Ganga Aarti ceremony. Its worship of the Goddess of river Gang,with temple music & Sanskrit chants.Later back to hotel .
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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US$ 95.00
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3-Hour Varanasi Walking Tour

This three-hour walking tour of the ancient city of Varanasi showcases the best of this iconic destination. Tour temples, shrines, historic buildings and lively markets as part of this all-inclusive experience. Navigate the narrow alleyways of Varanasi with your guide, learn about local life and gain a deeper understanding of cultures and traditions as you bear witness to pilgrims atoning for their sins in the Ganges River.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Evening Ganga Aarti Ceremony with Enchanting Banaras

Start at the given time with your tour guide to the old city by Car . Later walk with your guide to the ghats ,explore the life in evening light . After sometime you will ride on boat , watch the cremation , after knowing the rituals , we will drive back by boat to Ganga aarti ceremony . Know and learn about aarti rituals & its significance , later guide will drop you at your hotel .  
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Varanasi Death and Rebirth Walk

Varanasi is renowned for being one of the most spiritual parts of India. Gain local insight into the Hindu cycles of death and rebirth on an evening tour of Varanasi, the perfect cultural introduction for travelers visiting India for the first time. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, you’ll visit top Varanasi attractions such as Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Manikarnika Ghat, and Dasaswamedh Ghat while your guide provides information integral to understanding their spiritual significance.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 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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3-Night Private Tour to Agra, the Taj Mahal and Varanasi from New Delhi

See the highlights of Agra and Varanasi with your own private guide on a 3-day tour from Delhi. Visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, then continue by overnight train to Varanasi. There, visit several Hindu temples and the Buddhist sacred site Sarnath, experience a morning boat cruise on the Ganges River, watch the evening aarti ceremony, and ride in a rickshaw. Includes train tickets, one night of hotel accommodation, private guide and vehicle, entrance fees, some meals, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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2-Night Private Tour: Spiritual Varanasi Tour

Immerse yourself in the philosophy and spirituality of Varanasi, hailed by many as the cultural capital of India, during a private 3-day tour that provides a comprehensive overview that's ideal for first-time visitors. Throughout the excursion, you’ll receive the undivided attention of a guide who takes care of accommodation in a 4-star hotel, entrance fees, activities, transfers, and meals, so you don’t have to.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Private Full-Day City Tour of Varanasi Including Boat Ride

Avoid getting lost in the winding lanes of this ancient city on a private day tour. Experience the sacred Hindu atmosphere and rituals of Varanasi on and beside the Ganges River, and also visit the nearby town of Sarnath, where Buddha first preached after reaching enlightenment. End the day by witnessing the daily Ganga Aarti, or worship ceremony, beside the river.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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  • Duration: 13 hours
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2-Day Private Tour: Spiritual Varanasi with Sarnath

This two-day tour is ideal for first-time visitors to Varanasi, as it gives a thorough introduction to the highlights. Start in nearby Sarnath, a Buddhist pilgrimage site, then explore the river, temples, and winding lanes of Varanasi itself. Remove many of the hassles of traveling in India on this tour, with transfers at the start and finish, 4-star accommodation, and a private guide for personalized service.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Varanasi tour package for first timers

Get a comprehensive tour of Varanasi on this 2-day that's perfect for first-time visitors. Spend two days in the company of a guide, learning everything there is to know about one of India's holiest cities, perched on the banks of the Ganges River. Visit all the must-see attractions and listen to in-depth commentary on the city's history, religion, architecture, and modern-day life.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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3 Days Varanasi tour package

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.
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Duration: 3 days
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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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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
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  • Duration: 9 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
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Banaras Tour

The ancient city of Benares is one of India’s liveliest—and holiest—spiritual hubs, jam-packed with teeming temples, bustling ghats, and top-notch historical sights. Exploring the city’s main highlights takes serious planning, but you’ll tick off the top attractions in a single action-packed outing. Enjoy a sunrise Ganges cruise, fascinating archaeological visits, and stunning temple interiors, ending with a front-row peek at the famous fire prayer.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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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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Full-Day Spiritual Varanasi Tour with Sarnath and Evening Rites

Explore two of the most spiritually important places in India in one day on this convenient day trip. With your local guide you’ll explore the UNESCO-listed town of Sarnath, a place that’s very important to Buddhists, and learn all about the thousands of years of history here. In the evening, watch the Hindu worship ceremony on the banks of the sacred Ganges River. This day trip is a good overview for travelers interested in India’s diverse traditions.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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4- HOURS PRIVATE TOUR MORNING AARTI & BOAT RIDE WITH BREAKFAST

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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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
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Day Trip to Sarnath from Varanasi

Known as the spot where Buddha attained enlightenment, Sarnath remains one of the world’s most historically significant locations. But planning your own way there can mean transportation hassles. Simplify your trip with this in-depth, half-day excursion. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included, so you can focus on taking in the sights. See where Buddha once gave teachings to followers, and visit the holy Dhamek Stupa and an on-site archaeological museum.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour in Varanasi

If you’re visiting Varanasi on a time budget, cover more of the city’s highlights in less time on a half-day sightseeing tour that provides a perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Choosing a private tour means that you’ll receive the undivided attention of your guide as you tick off top attractions such as Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Manikarnika Ghat, and Dasaswamedh Ghat. Plus, a choice of morning or afternoon departure times means you can fit this tour into even the busiest sightseeing schedule.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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5-HOURS PRIVATE TOUR : MORNING BOAT RIDE WITH ANCIENT TEMPLE WALK

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.Stroll around the oldest city of the world, visit one of the most sacred Hindus, temples, Walk through the narrow alleys and also explore ancient mosques. Every hindu born on earth once in their life come to Varanasi and pray in the temple of lord Shiva (Vishwanath Temple).
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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