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    Stop At: Ganges River, Varanasi India

    Pick-up from your Hotel at 05:30 AM and start your day with sunrise boat ride in Ganges river.

    Boating in the Ganges River during the sun rise in Varanasi is main attraction. We can observe here the Hindu’s way of life on the bank of the river Ganges (Ghats). Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human body to the ultimate. It is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity.

    After boat ride a small walk in to the oldest part of Varanasi which is famous for its narrow street. During this walk you will see famous food street, perfume market and many other unusual sights.


    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India

    Later after breakfast visit to Sarnath.

    Sarnath in Varanasi, is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places. Besides Buddhism, Sarnath is also connected with Jainism. There are many Buddhist monuments and edifices at Sarnath. Some of the important Buddhist monuments at Sarnath are the Dhamekha stupa, the Dharmarajika stupa & the Chaukhandi stupa and monasteries and temples of different schools of Buddhism from Japan, China, Thailand, Burma and others.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Banaras Ghats, Varanasi 221002 India

    Later after this, drive to river bank and step into one of the oldest streets to enjoy walking tour.

    A guided walk in Varanasi old streets and through thousands years old alleys, holy temples will leave you mesmerized. Discover the sacred and oldest living culture of this ancient city with getting yourself into these old streets. A walk which promises surprise at every step is extremely rich in its insights and sights. A lot more learning experiences to come when you onto this. Question to your Varanasi guide to know the depth of each place, you cover during this Varanasi walking tour.

    This Varanasi walk takes place in Northern part of the Ghats, and will give real insights of Varanasi. With this walking tour one would be able to see Kashi Vishvanasth Temple, Famous Food Streets of Varanasi, Kachuri Gali, Perfume Market, Flower market, Silk Market, Soveniers Market and many countless things.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ganga Aarti, Dashashwamedh ghat Varanasi Dashashwamedh ghat Road, Varanasi India

    Later in the evening drive to river bank of Ganga and embark on a private boat to witness aarti ceremony followed by seeing cremation.

    Aarti, also spelled arathi, is a Hindu ritual, in which light is offered to one or more deities. Aarti also refer to the songs sung in praise of the deity, when offering of lamps is being offered.Hindus in India worship the river Ganges as goddess. Every evening in Varanasi, aarti is performed at the Dashashwamedh ghat. We can watch it from the ghat or from the waterside in a boat. It is a beautiful, resonant, and majestic spectacle with a very precise choreography involving rituals performed by several priests with the sound of bells, drums, cymbals, and Sanskrit mantras. The river is also worshiped with flower petals.

    After this you will return back to hotel and services will end here.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Reviewed 24 April 2019 via mobile

    My husband and I visited India for the first time. We booked a tour with Tour Varanasi so that we could maximize what we saw while there. Our guide Mr. Bharat was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. The company was easy to work...More

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    Reviewed 3 April 2019 via mobile

    It was our first visit to India and Vanarasi was our first destination. We had a one day tour with our guide Bhart and it was a very exciting and informative experience. Bhart had such a good knowledge of the area and knew all the...More

    1  Thank minshik
    Reviewed 24 February 2019 via mobile

    We are two people, so we paid double. In the picture it seems like they offers you an experience but is not. They do the boat ride that everybody does and you can do easy alone. We did it also alone and it cost us...More

    1  Thank viajerosalviaje
    Reviewed 6 February 2019

    Our day in Varanasi started out the front of hotel with Wassim for a sunrise boat ride down the Ganges. Wassim was very accomodating to our requests and was very flexable, making changes to make the tour the best it could be for us. After...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    2  Thank wannaseemyitinerary
    Reviewed 14 January 2019

    Vimal Kumar from Tour Varanasi arranged for a smooth evening pick-up on the airport and drop off at our hotel. The same driver and a friendly and knowledge guide met us before sunrise the next morning for a boat trip on the Ganges. Even if...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
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