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Varanasi Ghats (Banaras Ghats) Tours and Tickets

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The Varanasi Ghats are sets of stairs that descend from the city down the banks and into the waters of the holy Ganges River. There are just under 100 individual ghats lining the river’s edge in this region, their steep steps making access to the river possible during both the wet and dry seasons.

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Varanasi, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001
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Varanasi Morning Boat Tour [RowBoat]

Varanasi Morning Boat Tour [RowBoat]

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See the ancient city of Varanasi come to life as you make your way down the scenic Ganges River by boat. Observe Hindus practicing their morning rituals as the sun comes up along the banks of the river and learn about local customs and traditions from your expert guide.
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  • 3 hours
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$42.67
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Varanasi tour in one day

Varanasi tour in one day

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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
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Varanasi Landmark Evening City Tour - Aarti, Boating & Witnessing the GOD

Varanasi Landmark Evening City Tour - Aarti, Boating & Witnessing the GOD

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Experience Varanasi’s evening prayer, or aarti ceremony, from the water during this small-group boat ride along the Ganges River. Enjoy front-row views overlooking Dasaswamedh Ghat as you watch Hindu priests pay tribute to Mother Ganga, plus other smaller aarti prayers. You’ll also pass by Manikarnika Ghat, where cremation ceremonies are performed.
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  • 3 hours
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$27.74
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Private Full-Day Tour of Varanasi including the Kashi Darshan

Private Full-Day Tour of Varanasi including the Kashi Darshan

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Benefit from personalized attention on this private tour of Varanasi. With round-trip private transportation included, there's no need to rent a car and you can simply focus on the scenery. Your guide will provide commentary tailored to your interests as you visit highlights such as the Ganga Ghats, the Sarnath, Kashi Vishwanath temple, and the Ganga aarti on a boat ride.
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  • 12 hours
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$55.00
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$55.00

Private Varanasi Guided Tour with Boat Ride

Private Varanasi Guided Tour with Boat Ride

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Explore varanasi - a city full of treasures and secrets. A city of unique faiths and beliefs, fascinating rituals and customs. The guide will show you all the ghats during the sunrise on a boat ride and will tell you the story behind each one. Also, get a chance to experience the holy city from inside by taking a walking tour in the narrow lanes. Within every step of this best Varanasi tour, be sure to discover and witness some of the exciting facts that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Once you step into this holy land, its authenticity and uniqueness are sure to amaze you.
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  • 3 hours
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$31.00
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Insight Varanasi Day Tour

Insight Varanasi Day Tour

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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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$117.34
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3 Days Varanasi Tour Package for First Timers

3 Days Varanasi Tour Package for First Timers

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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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$210.00
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$210.00
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Private Full-Day Tour Ganga Aarti Ceremony from Varanasi

Private Full-Day Tour Ganga Aarti Ceremony from Varanasi

Enjoy a flexible itinerary and dedicated attention from your guide on this full-day private tour of Varanasi. You'll cover all of the important highlights in the city, in addition to attending a Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. Along the way, your guide will answer any questions and provide commentary tailored to your interests.
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  • 8 hours
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$96.76
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Varanasi tour in 3 days without accommodation

Varanasi tour in 3 days without accommodation

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Extremely delightful and totally affordable, this Varanasi tour package gives the real essence of this beautiful place. Tourists have highly rated this tour and it includes many exciting activities. The city’s secrets are unrivaled in a beautiful way and the true sense of India’s spirituality comes to light. From taking blessings from the sacred temples to bathing in the holy water, it is a life-changing experience. Highlights :  • Guided sunrise private boat tour • Guided visit to cremation ground • Guided Sarnath and city tour  • Guided visit to Ghat to witness prayer [Aarti ceremony] followed by releasing candle ritual in water  • Walk tour through Asia's largest spice market, flower market, famous food street
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  • 3 days
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$140.00
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Varanasi tour in 2 days without accommodation

Varanasi tour in 2 days without accommodation

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Ideal for travelers short on time, this private Varanasi tour covers the best of the city’s cultural and religious sites in two days of sightseeing. Highlights include a guided walking tour of the old town, private sunrise boat rides on the Ganges River, and visiting Sarnath—a pilgrimage site where Buddha is believed to have preached his first sermon. Travelers also have the chance to observe an aarti ceremony, a mantra recitation accompanied by bells, drums, and cymbals.
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  • 2 days
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$100.00
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Varanasi with Sarnath Tour

Varanasi with Sarnath Tour

Varanasi is an important tourist attraction and pilgrim spot. It is one of the oldest cities in the world that is still inhabited. The city has many tourist spots very close to it like Sarnath and Ramnagar. Varanasi flourished in the ancient times due to the River Ganges running through the city. The people consider the river as a Goddess and perform many rituals and activities along the banks of the river. Sarnath is an important Buddhist tourism spot.
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  • 2 days
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$110.09
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Experience Varanasi in a Two Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

Experience Varanasi in a Two Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

Take a romantic boat ride on the silent water of Ganges in Varanasi. Observe the natives performing their daily activities alongside River Ganga. Watch people performing various rituals and witness the grand aarti on the Ghats. Pay a visit to the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon in Sarnath.  Be in the holy land of Varanasi to experience ultimate spirituality and attain peace. This 2 Days trip to Varanasi will take you through the major attractions of Varanasi city. This Trips gives you Tours to Banaras Ghats, Assi Ghat , Dasaswamedh Ghat , Manikarnika Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath)  , Banaras Hindu University , Monkey Temple (Durga Temple) and other top Places in Varanasi 2 Days of Sightseeing Trip
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  • 2 days
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$258.01
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$258.01
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Varanasi tour in 2 days

Varanasi tour in 2 days

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Experience the best of Varanasi with a 2-day tour; your guide will follow a carefully curated itinerary to make sure you don't miss a thing. The program includes both dawn and sunset boat rides, ashram and temple visits, and a Sarnath tour. As you travel, listen to in-depth commentary from your guide on the history, culture, and architecture of the city.
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  • 2 days
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$150.00
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Sunrise boat ride

Sunrise boat ride

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Rowing boat rides during the dawn is perhaps one of the best things to do in Varanasi. The ride along Ganges River offers the quintessential Varanasi experience. It takes one through different Ghats and former palaces situated close to the banks of Ganges, giving a panoramic view of this River and the region. Later after this walk into old lanes of Varanasi exploring Norther Bazzars of the city and famous food street of Varanasi.  Highlight: • Guided sunrise boat ride with a private boat • Witness daily Hindu rituals • See cremation and understand the logic behind burning of dead bodies • Walk into thousands years old streets of Varanasi • Explore famous food street of Varanasi also known as Kachauri
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$25.00
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2 Night 3 Days Experience Varanasi Tour

2 Night 3 Days Experience Varanasi Tour

The tour is for the people who are traveling to have a real experience of the city with ample time to relax and absorb the atmosphere here in this oldest living city.
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  • 3 days
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$362.67
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Highlights of the Varanasi & Sarnath (Guided Fullday Sightseeing Tour by Car)

Highlights of the Varanasi & Sarnath (Guided Fullday Sightseeing Tour by Car)

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Varanasi has a different experiences to offer; gentle waters of the Ganges, ancient ghats, narrow serpentine alleys of city, the myriad temple spires, ashrams and devotional hymn. We coupled all these with an excursion to Sarnath which allows you to learn how this huge faith was founded and handcrafted the beautiful Highlights of Varanasi & Sarnath Tour in order to understand the true essence of Varanasi, its past, its spiritual journey & the roots of Buddhism. 1. Visit Sarnath's Buddhist Trails, and famous tourist destinations of Varanasi customized based on your requirement. 2. Capture the beauty of ancient ruins, stupas, ancient ghats, narrow serpentine alleys, the myriad temple spires of the city in your lens. 3. Understand a city's existence, diverse architectural style, tradition and religious legacy with lots of wonderful stories. 4. We follow a unique style of ‘infotainment’ to ensure that you enjoy the tour and don't get bored, irrespective of whether you love history or not.
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  • 8 hours
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Pilgrimage Varanasi

Pilgrimage Varanasi

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This city has so much to offer to its sightseers that none of them can ever says, “I had enough of it.” This holy city has attracted wanderers from across the globe. Plus you'll get the services of Licensed experienced Guide who'll not only share his knowledge of the city with you but also share his personal experiences and so on.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$32.00
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The Ultimate 1 Day in Varanasi - How to Spend 13 Hours - Fully Guided Tour

The Ultimate 1 Day in Varanasi - How to Spend 13 Hours - Fully Guided Tour

Early morning we will be taken for a boat ride on the Ganges. It is a mystical and spiritual experience as you watch people offering water to the Sun God and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges. We will visit all the famous Ghats of Varanasi via boat, Come back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, later visit the “Temple Tour” most religious Kashi Vishwanath temple, Annapurna Temple, the Bharat Mata temple, Sankat Mochan (Hanuman temple) , Manas Mandir, BHU. In noon we will be taken for an excursion to Sarnath. Sarnath is the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples. The attractions at Sarnath are the Buddha temples, the Dhamekha stupa, Chaukhandi stupa and the archaeological museum, return to hotel. Evening, get ready to experience one of the most memorable moments of your life, as you will be taken to River Ganges. Enjoy Ganga Aarti. Get a glimpse of the spiritualism at the Ganga Ghats. Enjoy the Ganga Aarti on Boat After all you can retire for the night.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$77.40
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Private Full-Day Varanasi Cultural Tour with Ganges Evening Boat Ride

Private Full-Day Varanasi Cultural Tour with Ganges Evening Boat Ride

Explore the religious devotion and sacred locations that make Varanasi tick on this full-day private tour. See the famous Vishwanath Temple, and other city shrines including the monkey temple, Sankat Mochan. Then, visit Sarnath, regarded as a birthplace of Buddhism, before an evening boat ride along the River Ganges to view the illuminated 'ghats' (riverside steps) and lanterns of the Ganga Aaarti ceremony.
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  • 10 hours
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$85.00
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Prayagraj and Varanasi cradle of Indian Civilisation

Prayagraj and Varanasi cradle of Indian Civilisation

Varanasi, or Benaras, (also known as Kashi) is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi`s Prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrevealed. In Hindu tradition Triveni Sangam at "Prayagraj" is the "confluence" of three rivers, two physical rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the invisible or mythic Saraswati River. The site is in Prayag, India. A place of religious importance and the site for historic Kumbh Mela held every 12 years, over the years it has also been the site of immersion of ashes of several national leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi in 1948.
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  • 2 days
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Experience Varanasi in a 3 Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

Experience Varanasi in a 3 Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

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Varanasi is one the sacred places of India and one of the most visited tourist destinations in North India. It holds a special and much higher place according to Hindu customs and beliefs. It represents a perfect blend of physical, philosophical and supernatural elements. It is considered as a place where the soul can attain ultimate peace.  Highlights of Tour : • Attend the Grand Aarti Ceremony • Stroll around the lanes of Varanasi • Visit Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, Dhamek Stupa, Sarnath Museum at Sarnath • Explore Benaras Hindu University • Visit Kashi Vishwanath temple, Durga temple and Tulasi Manas Temple in Varanasi Covering Many Points including Tours to Banaras Ghats, Assi Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Banaras Hindu University, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Monkey Temple (Durga Temple) and other Mentioned Places in the Trip.
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  • 3 days
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$232.21
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Varanasi Tuk Tuk Tour

Varanasi Tuk Tuk Tour

Outing on a TukTuk is a unique experience in itself, explore the attractions in the city, centuries old buildings, narrow lanes on a very famous mean of local travel. 1. Join us on this amazing and completely offbeat experience of Varanasi; pass through the hustle and bustle of the city, soak up Varanasi's unique sights, architect and colorful lanes and its magnificent beauty on this tour. Capture the beauty of colorful lanes, houses, historical monuments in this experience, a good way to explore holy city especially if you are a traveler and looking to savour this city. 3. Listen to heart warming stories of the city, amazing insights and first hand experiences into the lives of locals, the colourful Indian culture, customs, traditions and friendly storytellers will ensure that this a fun, enjoyable and unforgettable experience for you to remember for life. 4. By the end of the tour you will develop a great perspective of the city, its culture, life of a local.
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  • 2 hours
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$15.57
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Walking tours in Varanasi

Walking tours in Varanasi

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I am a licensed guide by 'The Ministry of Tourism & Culture' which is actually pretty rare in Varanasi. That ensures that you are with a well-trained & learned person. We are professional & understand the manners of foreign countries as well. We follow certain business ethos & work culture. Satisfaction of the guests is our priority.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$19.35
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Private 3-Day City Tour of Varanasi: Rickshaw & Boat Ride with Ganga Aarti

Private 3-Day City Tour of Varanasi: Rickshaw & Boat Ride with Ganga Aarti

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Remove the hassle of visiting of one of India’s oldest cities, on this private tour that includes two nights’ accommodation, some meals, transfers and sightseeing via private air conditioned vehicle, entrance fees, a boat and rickshaw ride, and a professional guide. See the highlights of this holy city and around, including the Buddhist site at Sarnath, and the Hindu Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the River Ganges.
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  • 3 days
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$248.00
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