Private tour of Varanasi with official tour guide

Boating down the Ganges River during sunrise is one of the main attractions in Varanasi.
Start your day with a morning boat ride at dawn.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. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock to the sacred river to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from all sins. Watching people come down to river in the early morning, taking a bath in the mother Ganga, performing rituals. It is at the Banaras Ghat where we can see life and death together.After the boat ride, take a small walk in to the oldest part of Varanasi where is famous for its narrow streets. Stop by the Kashi Vishwnath Temple, also known as Golden Temple, and see the outside of the beautiful temple. Sarnath is also a great attraction of this tour as well. Later silk weaving center also can be seen.

per adult from

$145

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Duration

2 days

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  • What's included :
    • The best tour of varanasi with official tour guide
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    • Day 1: Pickup Half day tours means evening Arati

      Stop At: Dasaswamedh Ghat Road Bangali Tola, Varanasi 221001 India
      Evening ceremony which is known and called as Arati.
      Hindu way of worship, which is basically an event organized every day to give thanks to river Ganges. Normally Hindu worship is done privately, but this worship [aarti] ceremony is done on the riverbank of 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 percent of the tourists who comes to Varanasi attend this prayer ceremony for sure. This grand event start time depends on sunset and therefore vary month to month. It goes for 45 minutes and is very engaging.

      Duration: 3 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 2: Pickup from hotel and full day tour

      Stop At: Dashashwamedh Ghat Road, Dashashwamedh Ghat Rd, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
      Morning boat ride + heritage city walk & Sarnath and Silk weaving tours.
      About an hour boat ride which starts early in the morning before sunrise and get completed after sunrise. It includes two crematoriums (Burning Ghats) , bathing and rituals, After boat ride tourists will be taken to walk showing them heritage sites of City including street life, lanes, alleys Golden temple, mosque and bazar / Breakfast/ After breakfast Sarnath will be shown to tourists.Sarnath is a Buddhist pilgrim spot located near Varanasi. The city is famous for being the first place where Lord Buddha preached for the first time after gaining enlightenment. Attractions of Sarnath are stupas, Ashokan piller, lion capital, archeological site and archeological museum. Varanasi is also a great centre of silk weaving. Silk weaving is a manufacturing industry in Varanasi. Varanasi is known throughout India for its production of very fine silk and Banarasi saris. Weaving is typically done within the household. Sightseeing of silk weaving can be shown if travellers wish.
      Duration: 8 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Can be picked up from any known place in varanasi.Airports
      • Varanasi Airport, Varanasi India
      Departure Time :
      4:30 PM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • Walkable
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    1

    Organised by Vimal Pathak

    Activity ID: V-170691P3

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