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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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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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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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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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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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Varanasi - Hidden Alleys walk - Walking tour in Northern Bazaars

Get off the beaten path in Varanasi in the company of a guide, who will lead you through the local bazaars and markets. Booking this private tour ensures you personalized attention and the ability to move at your own pace and ask plenty of questions. See how most residents live their daily lives and get the opportunity to meet some locals.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Varanasi Life, 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.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 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.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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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.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Varanasi Boat Ride and Ancient Temples Day Tour with Breakfast

Experience Varanasi on a sunrise cruise on the Ganges River followed by visits to several temples during a 5-hour tour accompanied by a private guide. Ride in a boat from Assi Ghat to Daswamedha Ghat, observe a puja ceremony at Kashi Vishwanath temple, and visit two more temples for a comprehensive overview of one of world’s oldest living cities. Includes traditional vegetarian breakfast, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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4-hours tour of Varanasi: Temples with Classical Dance & Ganges Aarti

Gain access to a local's home in Varanasi to taste authentic Indian cooking during this half-day tour. With the input and insight from a local cook, you'll learn much more about Indian cooking than you would simply eating at local restaurants. Learn to make Masala chai and snack on pakodas, then take lessons on pulao, daal (lentils), eggplant, raita, roti (flat Indian bread), vegetables, and halwa for dessert. Sit down to eat your meal with your fellow classmates and chef/teacher.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private Tour- Sarnath And Evening Aarti Ceremony at Dashashwamedh Ghat Ex Varanasi

Explore Varanasi with Tour of Sarnath near east of Varanasi. with visiting  Sarnath Museum & Evening Aarti Ceremony on Ganga Ghat
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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4-Hour Food Tour in Varanasi

Please your palate on this 4-hour food tour in Varanasi as your guide shows you some of the tastiest spots that can easily be missed when exploring on your own. Maneuver your way through the busy streets and markets of the city to find delicious eateries, including the well-liked Kachauri Gali and Deena Chat Bhandar. Then, head down closer to the river in Dashashwamedh Ghat to watch a Ganga Aarti ceremony performed by priests.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Flavors of Varanasi Tour

Experience the city while walking with all your senses and soak up the colors, sounds, sights, aromas and taste. Banaras (Varanasi) offers you the best of history coupled with the best in cuisine as well. The streets have a wide range of eateries all offering delectably scrumptious food that is sure to suit every traveler’s appetite. You can indulge in some great street food items served in any of the major bazaars and streets of old Banaras along with the main course dinner.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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5-HOURS PRIVATE TOUR : MORNING BOAT RIDE WITH ANCIENT TEMPLE WALK

Experience the enchantment of an early-morning boat ride on the Ganges River followed by a walking tour of Varanasi with this combination package. Activities include an early-morning boat ride and a walking tour where you'll see temples, a mosque, and the largest cremation ground on earth, all with a local guide on hand to provide context and answer questions.
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  • 5 hours
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Evening Ganga Aarti Ceremony with Enchanting Banaras

Experience a quintessential Ganga Aarti ceremony with a private guide on this evening outing in Varanasi. Listen to your private guide's engaging commentary on the aarti ceremony's origins and modern iteration, then see the ceremony itself from a boat. Round-trip transportation from your Varanasi hotel is included, so there's no navigating through unfamiliar dark streets on your own.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Private Tour 3-Hour Varanasi Evening Aarti

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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Private morning Boat Tour & Ganga Aarti In Banaras

Early morning Boat ride with your local Govt.Tour guide ( we use only Registered Tour guides for safe Tourism). Watching the pilgrims & locals on the ghat of Banaras ,visit Cremation place by boat . know the significance of rituals by your guide. Walk through the back alleyways, see the living style of the people , on the way see the very old temples of Varanasi , which were earlier few months ago inside the house of the people. Visit the local market on the way . Back to hotel .In the evening start from your hotel at fixed time given by your Guide to Varnasi ghats watch the people in evening.Its totally different from early morning which you saw. Later know the importance of Ganga aarti ,enjoy the Spirituality . ( for more info book this tour )Later back to hotel with your guide.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Varanasi - early morning boat tour with Govt. Tour Leaders

Start a group boat tour , enjoy morning ritualistic worship of the goddess Ganga at Assi ghat , know the history of ghats and its significance for Hindu devotees, sail down with your guide hear the history of ghats & know about Hindu Cremation rituals,pass by main ghats , get down on certain ghat,walk with your guide in narrow lanes of oldest part Banaras. Walk through the narrow lanes of old city of Varanasi,temples,monasteries, shops for locals ,offering shops , spices stores . Walk back to boat and drive to Assi (starting point). Boat tour with a walk of old city ends at Assi ghat.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Enchanting Cooking temple & village tour

A unique way to learn the local villagers around the cultural city like Varanasi. You will be taken outside the city to show the temple on the river , see the local bazaar , rituals and lot more .
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Varanasi Day Tour by Car - 1 to 3 Persons

The Varanasi Day Tour offers you to explore all major sites like Sarnath,Banaras Hindu University,Sankat Mochan Temple,Durga Temple,Tulsi Manas Temple
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours


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