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Varanasi Evening Aarti Tour provided by Varanasi Day Tours

Varanasi Evening Aarti Tour

Varanasi Evening Aarti Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3–4 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3–4 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7330P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional English speaking Guide [For Safe & Honourable tourism we provide only incensed Guide]
  • Professional guide in other language [French/ German, Spanish/ Italian] on demand and availability
  • Private Boat ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private AC vehicle [If needed]
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tips
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Any Hotel Located in the city Limit of Varanasi
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional English speaking Guide [For Safe & Honourable tourism we provide only incensed Guide]
  • Professional guide in other language [French/ German, Spanish/ Italian] on demand and availability
  • Private Boat ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private AC vehicle [If needed]
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tips
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Any Hotel Located in the city Limit of Varanasi
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Ganges River
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Dasaswamedh Ghat
    Stop: 1 minute
    See details
    Pass by
    Manikarnika Ghat
  • 3
    Ganga Aarti
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
18 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Joshua Jacobson
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
As a professional tour guide myself, I am very rarely blown away by a tour. Indrajeet did just that. His personal touch made my time in Varanasi the highlight of my India trip. If you are visiting India at all, this tour is a MUST.
Written 15 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Jacobson, Thanks for your review. Hope to see you again. Kind Regards, Indrajeet Kumar
Written 28 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

travelnomadNZ
Cambridge, New Zealand3,603 contributions
It was so amazing and totally unexpected but delightful. It will not be forgotten and it will always be with me forever.

Hints : warm clothing in December, good footwear, appropriate clothing and a good camera. If you want a good seat arrive early
Written 15 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, Thanks for your review. Kind Regards, Indrajeet Kumar
Written 28 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AshishGuptasfo
San Francisco, CA1,500 contributions
Our hotel booked this at the last minute for us with a speed boat and it couldn’t have a better experience.
Written 6 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 26 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Poonam
Mumbai, India3 contributions
Lots of boats are stacked up on the river for the Arti , so you may not get a very good view. Avoid taking a motorboat , the noise is bad. Insist on staying till the end of the arti, since most boats start moving out after 20 mins and you are not able to witness the complete process. Even better to go early and try to sit on the ghat itself , closer to the arti site.
Written 3 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Traveller, Although you did not use our services/ Business, but reviewed here. I am so sorry to know that you did not have a good experience of Evening Aarti Tour. Sorry to say that you did not use our services so that you had this experience. If you had taken our services, It would have been a wonderful experience for you. Our all of tours are private and guided. Always we use well trained/ professional and a licensed guide. Our guide take cares of every best possible options. It is very normal to have crowd during Evening Ganga Aarti and numbers of big boat parked in front of Aarti place so that some time it is not a good view from the boat if your boat don’t get a proper parking. In this situation our guide decides the best view of Aarti and take out from boat. We have some selected private balcony just at the Aarti Place and this is always the best view. At private balcony we also provide chairs for sitting without any extra cost. It would be great if you take this review down because you did not use our services. Come back again next time and have the best experience of Varanasi with us. Thanks, Indrajeet Kumar
Written 28 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Coolbunny
34 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We were very disappointed with this tour. It was only 2 hours and not 3 hours as advertised. We booked this tour from Australia and it turned out it was way over priced 6500INR ($130AUD). All we did was get into a little boat that we could have hired for 600 INR ($12AUD) and looked at two sites. The guide was pleasant enough but not passionate or interested.
Look for a tour when you arrive to save money.
Written 3 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Karike Ashworth, Thanks for your valuable time to review about Your Varanasi Evening Aarti tour. It is true that this tour is specially for those tourist who comes to Varanasi for one or two nights, can save their money and time. Otherwise if someone comes for long stay, can explore the city themselves. If you are visiting any place first time in your life, it will be like a puzzle for you, and once you solve the puzzle, it will be no more puzzle for you. So that our all tours are best for the short time visitors. Your tour was booked for 26th December, but you’ve requested for reschedule it for next day on 27th December. I was reschedule at the last day without any condition. You’ve been staying at the hotel, which is very close to the sight of Evening Aarti. So that it saved little time of pickup and drop off to your hotel, so it was little shorter. I hope same happened with you. I can understand your frustration. Because I’ve assigned one of the best, most knowledgeable, passionate and cool guide for you. So it is not acceptable that he was not interested. Varanasi tour, specially river front (Ghat) and all Hindu rituals are not like a tour but a life time experience because it is not organised, but happens. And of course it is free of cost for any one. But without the explanation by an expert guide, one will not be able to understand anything in Varanasi and all the activity will remain a puzzle. So the role of a guide in Varanasi is very important for the people from deferent geographic and culture. We always use highly qualified and very professional guide, and our all guides are licensed by ministry of tourism government of India. So the highest amount of our tour cost goes to the guides. Boat ride and hotel pickup are very nominal and secondary expenses. Since you were staying very close to the main Ghat, so that it was possible for you to walk there. But you should also consider that how guide was able to report at your hotel on exact time schedule, without any delay, since it is not possible for a guide to have his/ her home so close to the hotel. Thanks for visiting Varanasi and hope you'll come again. Kind Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 94152-6372
Written 13 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NMBlackburn
Redondo Beach, CA42 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful private evening Aarti Walking Tour with Varanasi Day Tours and their exceptional guide, Mr Dharam. Since my husband and I arrived to Varanasi in late September (the end of monsoon season) it was raining and the Ganges was flooded, therefore the government was not allowing any boats on the river. Varanasi Day Tours was excellent with communication. The tour operator contacted us immediately via WhatsApp the day before our booking, not just with a text but also a phone call. Originally we had booked an Evening Aarti Boat Tour. Since it was raining, Varanasi Day Tours let us know that we had other options to do a Walking Aarti Tour (which we did) or we could re-book another tour of our choice. We decided to keep an eye on the weather and ultimately went for the Walking Aarti Tour despite possible bad weather. Varanasi Day Tours manager, Indrajeet, offered to give us an extra hour so we could see the cremation ceremony before the Aarti Ceremony Tour at no extra charge. The communication with this company was excellent. The driver and tour guide picked us up promptly from our hotel and dropped us off at the end. Our guide, Mr Dharam, made sure to ask at the end of the evening if there was anything else we wanted to see as opposed to rushing us back to our hotel. I felt Mr Dharam wanted us to experience Varanasi in the best way possible. Not only did our guide give us a great walking tour of the back streets of Varanasi including the cremation site (not originally include), but we got to try some sweets and perfumes from local stalls. Our guide Mr Dharam also made sure to have someone save us front row seats to the Aarti ceremony so we could explore the streets, instead of sitting and waiting for hours to hold our spots for the ceremony. Our highlight was receiving a blessing and offered flowers to the Ganges with a local priest at the end of this night, which we never would’ve known how to do without Mr Dharam’s guidance. I was extremely impressed with Mr Dharam’s professionalism and can say Varanasi Day Tours went beyond the call of duty. Highly recommended especially for families, groups, older travelers and first time travelers to Varanasi.
Written 1 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 8 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eva K
1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Friends
The evening tour we booked with Nelish was excellent, it was the best tour we've had while visiting India. Due to dangerous circumstances on the Ganga river, the planned boat tour was cancelled but Nelish took us on a lovely walk through town. The walk went past all important sites in the city and Nelish explained everything very well. He made sure we were safe hroughout the tour and because of him we felt completely at ease in the hectic streets of the town. We can happily recommend Nelish's tour to anyone visiting Varanassi.
Written 6 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 8 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BALASUBRAMANIAN K
Chennai (Madras), India66 contributions
Mar 2019
Since we were four of our family we took a seperate boat for this tour and from the boat we spent about an hour and half witnessing the ganga arthi in Dasaswametha ghat and the near by ghat.
Written 1 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 12 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

02Slo
Sandton, South Africa223 contributions
Apr 2018
Inderjeet Kumar was a truly wonderful guide! Personally, I was in awe with the flexibility and the time he took to explain to us the various religious aspects to us! Bravo!
Written 10 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 12 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lst533
Cincinnati, OH8 contributions
Om is an excellent guide. We had a great experience. The boat ride the pyres the ceremony and cultural history lesson made this worthwhile.
Written 14 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 26 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Very Enjoyable Experience
We were a group of 16 members including adults, seniors (70+), teens and kids. We stayed three days in Varanasi.
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They managed to cover all key areas and made entire family trip marvelous for family with aged parents &?young children
It was 2pm to 2pm (next day) tour cover maximum in 24 hours, it wa great trip fantastic coordination by Indrajit w
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The only guide you need!
Indrajeet is an extremely knowledgeable, well planned, thoughtful and considerate guide. He went above and beyond t
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Ever green, like a 🌿
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A definitive must if in Varanasi
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Great trip
They say that Varanasi is the India that you always imagined - and it is. And this, plus a walk along the Ghats ar
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Very good way to experience Varanasi
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Fantastic Day
Great tour, superb guide an fanatastic communication befor the start of the tour. Absolute recommendation! Thanks
MRL830
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Not to be missed tour!
Wow - fascinating tour with fabulous guide. We learned an extraordinary amount of information about Varanasi plus
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Enjoyable Easygoing Day Tour
My husband & I just completed this tour. We enjoyed ourselves. We had a knowledgeable experienced guide Vinay Yadav
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Amazing, Culturally Enlightening Tour
Going on this tour was one of the best highlights of my trip to India. Coordination and communication with the tour
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A glimpse into village life
It was a pleasant half-day experience in a village away from the hassle and bustle of the city. Indrajeet showed us
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