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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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Same day Bodhgaya tour from Varanasi

Same day guided visit to Bodhgaya from VaranasiThe crucible of Buddhism, Bodhgaya was where Prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment beneath a bodhi tree 2600 years ago and became Buddha (the 'Awakened One'). In terms of blessedness, this tiny temple town is to Buddhists what Mecca is to Muslims. Unsurprisingly, it attracts thousands of pilgrims from around the world every year, who come for prayer, study and meditation.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 14 hours
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Boat Ride along the Ghats of Varanasi Reliving the Journey of Life

Varanasi is the city of Lord Shiva and the sacred river Ganges. One of the oldest living cities, Varanasi brims with history and spirituality. Hindus visit here to pray, to wash away their sins, and to attain salvation by honouring their death; on the banks of the Ganges. Many Hindus are known to come here and die by spending their last days. Many dead bodies from various parts of India are brought in for their cremation as this is supposed to be the ultimate place for salvation.In this 4-hours evening tour of Varanasi, you will embark on a boat ride, living the complete journey of Life Cycle, passing through the various ghats along the Ganges. The ride starts at Assi Ghat; symbolizing the start of life, and it ends at the Manikarnika Ghat (the cremation ghat); symbolizing the death of life. Watching the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony at Dashashwamedha Ghat (ghats are big steps leading down to banks of the Ganges) will leave you completely amazed.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Sarnath Tour

On this half-day tour to Sarnath, you’ll get an in-depth introduction to the world-renowned Buddhist pilgrimage site, where Buddha is believed to have given his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. Explore multiple local sites of interest, including Sarnath Archeological Museum and Chaukhandi Stupa. Tours include snacks and round-trip hotel transfers.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 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.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$73,00
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  • 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.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 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.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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A Journey of A lifetime

FEEL the CITY differentlyThe Best Way to Explore Varanasi is Through Walk We Offers you a Special Walk in which we take people from the deep in the alleyways and shows yau mostly touristic places as well as non touristic places And In that we about culture, religion and tradition and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the natural living lifestyle of Varanasiltinery: - Kashi Vishalakshi Temple (famous from southern part of India) .Nepali Temple (built by the king of Nepal) .Manikarnika Ghat (a place where they burn the body) Under Ground Temple (shiva temple) .Alangir Mosque (built by the Mughal emperor auranjeb) one of the Place to drink lass in varamasi) ( Heritage area Ancient Houses (built by the kings of different parts of India) (Traditional work done by the Muslim people NOTE If there is anything specific things you have in mind so, please let us know right before the tour and we will make it happen if it is possible
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  • 170 to 180 minutes
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  • 170 to 180 minutes
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Varanasi Food Tour including Private Transport

Embark on an incredible gastronomic tour of Varanasi, and get a taste of this extraordinary eternal city. On this 3-hour you’ll have delightful bites of local Varanasi street food. You will be able to walk through colorful and stimulating lanes of Varanasi filled with stalls and shops serving awesome food. The food tour will be done, in the winding lanes of the city, near the famous ghats (places by the river Ganges) in Varanasi. The place offers some of the best street food that one can relish upon, and as you explore the bylanes of Varanasi, you are sure to find hundreds of big and small, old and new outlets offering mouth-watering delectable cuisine. You’ll have food served to you in local and regional style such as tea in a terracotta cup, chaats in leaf plates and bowl; these experiences are the features of this quintessential food tour in Varanasi. Let’s embark on a flavorful food tour of Varanasi.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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4-HOURS PRIVATE EVENING AARTI WITH ROOFTOP DINNER

Combine a rooftop dinner with a Ganga aarti experience on this private tour in Varanasi. With a private guide in the lead, you'll follow a carefully curated itinerary and have plenty of chances to ask questions. Learn about the ceremony and its origins through guided commentary and enjoy traditional Indian food during your dinner.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Varanasi Temple Tour

I am Hindu born in Varanasi. My passion for this city doesn't fit in me and I have the mission to spread to people what I love in my city. I listed just a few places of a big amount I would like to show.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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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.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Banaras Wala Tours

What makes my tours different from others is that i offer an authentic experience of Varanasi with an extremely knowledgeable guide to lead the way. Each tour is individually tailored to your interests so you get to see what is important to you. You can try traveler friendly street food, take a prive sunrise tour of the Ghats and ceremonies, wander through the winding back alleys and old city, see the Aghori Babas and temples, and experience how spirituality is so deeply woven into the lives of the people here.Having lived here my whole life and being a guide for the last six years has given me a deep knowledge of the city and the traditions, rituals and religions that it surrounds. During the tour I will pass on much of this to you so you can have a more meaningful experience of the city.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$12,00
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Morning Boat with old part of city

You will experience amazing morning of the city with boat ride, during it also experience sun rise, pilgrim bathing, old palaces on sun light. Rituals performing.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Varanasi Evening Aarti

Varanasi aarti or prayer ceremony is the biggest evening aarti ceremony in the whole Hindu world celebrated daily on river bank of the Ganga.Varanasi evening prayer ceremony also called aarti ceremony is a kind of Hindu way of worship, which is basically an event organised everyday to give thanks to river the Ganges. Normally a Hindu worship is done privately, but this worship (aarti) ceremony is done on the river bank of the Ganges openly, and publicly, it is only of its kind, therefore attracts thousands of people daily to witness it. This Hindu ritual of saying thanks is very unique and surreal, it started a few years ago but making its importance rapidly to the world. Almost 90% of the tourists who comes to Varanasi attend this prayer ceremony for sure. This grand event start time depend on sunset and therefore vary month-to-month, it goes for 45 minutes and is very engaging.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 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.
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  • 3 days
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US$325,00
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  • 3 days

2-Night Delhi to Varanasi Tour from New Delhi

See the highlights of Varanasi and Sarnath on a 2-night tour from Delhi that includes hotel and two day tours, allowing you to travel with ease. Your guide shares commentary about the ghats, temples, and landmarks of these sacred Indian destinations on a tour that includes two nights of accommodation, guide, and entrance fees. Have the choice go round-trip from Delhi to Varanasi by airplane or train (tickets at own expense).
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  • 3 days
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US$200,00
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  • 3 days

3 Days Varanasi tour package for first timers

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.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 days
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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.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 12 to 14 hours
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Private Day Trip Varanasi and Sarnath with Boat Ride

Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private day trip that combines visits to Varanasi and Sarnath. Explore Varanasi, one of the country's oldest cities, in the company of a guide, which allows you to learn much more than you would simply exploring on your own. Enjoy a boat ride down the Ganges to see prayer ceremonies at the ghats, explore the landmarks in Sarnath, and return to the edge of the river in the evening to see a traditional aarti ceremony.
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  • 8 hours
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US$106,40
US$112,00
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  • 8 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.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$228,80
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  • 3 days
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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.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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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.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$31,20
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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