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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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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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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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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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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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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

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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
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US$12,00
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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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 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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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
  • Free Cancellation

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.
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  • 13 hours
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US$88,00
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  • 13 hours
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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
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US$290,00
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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
  • Free Cancellation

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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$112,00
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  • 8 hours
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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.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

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.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

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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
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US$228,80
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  • 3 days
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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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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
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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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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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$57,00
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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