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The ghats in Varanasi descend from the city down the banks and into the waters of the holy River Ganges. There are almost 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. The oldest and most famous ghats in the area are Dashashwamedh, Manikarnika, and Harishchandra. Others include Assi Ghat, Scindia Ghat, Lalita Ghat, and Kedar Ghat.

As the religious capital of India among Hindus, Varanasi sees pilgrims and other visitors drawn to the Banaras Ghats in their droves. Visitors can absorb the atmosphere by taking a sunrise boat-ride along the river, while marveling at the colorful temples and religious activities lining the water’s edge.

Devout Hindus aim to travel to the Banaras Ghats at least once in their lifetimes, and most hope to die and be cremated within the city in order that their ashes be swept away by the Ganges. The cremation fires here burn all day every day, with the main cremation ghat being Manikarnika. Some ghats are simply used for prayers and bathing.

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.00
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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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Live a round experience in Varanasi. 3 Days Tour

Live a round experience in Varanasi. 3 Days Tour

If you have three days to explore Varanasi and want to have an unforgettable experience, this tour is the best! We will be your host, friend and guide for three full days. During two days we will visit together the most emblematic places of the new and old city, known and unknown places, temples, palaces, bazaars, markets, ceremonies and rituals ... And on the third day we will look for a respite in a quiet place. Come with us, among cereal fields, orchards and farms, and let's explore a village in search of the slow and traditional rhythm of life outside the bustling and busy city of Varanasi. You will spend unforgettable hours in a natural environment, with pure air and nature around you, discovering the essence of a rural area. What more could you want for a round tour?
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Varanasi Sunrise Boat Tour

Varanasi Sunrise Boat Tour

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A rowing boat ride at dawn along the Ganges is a quintessential Varanasi experience. The early-morning light is particularly inspiring, and all the color and clamour of pilgrims bathing and performing puja unfolds before you. An hour-long trip south from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Harishchandra Ghat and to Manikarnika Ghat and back is popular and be prepared to see a burning corpse at Harishchandra and Manikarnika Ghat The old buildings, ashrams and places along the river side tend to glow when the sun light hits them. The ancient name of the city “Kashi” signifies the same. People talking bath, performing rituals, worshiping to the Sun, washing clothes… it all happens
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  • 2 hours
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Full Day Varanasi Tour Package

Full Day Varanasi Tour Package

The shortest programme to cover the ciy of Varanasi in a short span of time. Start your morning with the blessings of the river Ganges and lord Shiva and end it again with thanking the holiest hindu River. In between visit the important places of worship in this city and also have a chance to talk about a different international philosoohy which is again a gift of India to the world.
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  • 12 hours
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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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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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Varanasi Puzzled Alleys and Hidden Shrines

Varanasi Puzzled Alleys and Hidden Shrines

Get a sense of original Varanasi by exploring the river side and the area behind the ghats which is setup in form of narrow and puzzled alleys. Authentic Varanasi nestles inside the alleys which looks surprisingly in contrast to any other place found on our planet. Cows and bulls in Narrow and perplexing alleys, carved temples and shrines, monasteries, old buildings, cultural and religious diversity, all the important old markets, authentic real Varanasi-food, people, …all is found inside the maize of alleys which are inaccessible by any mode of transport. experience all with our guide walking besides you
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Boat Ride on River Ganges and Stroll in Streets of Vishwanath in Varanasi

Boat Ride on River Ganges and Stroll in Streets of Vishwanath in Varanasi

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Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world. It is a major cultural, historically significant, and highly spiritual city in Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism. The city is known for its temples, forts, streets, gastronomy, music, and arts. As the morning sun, take a shared boat ride on the Ganges. See the pilgrims offering prayers to Hindu deities and river goddess Ganga. See people taking dips in the river and wrestlers practicing on the ghats. Witness the Hindu cremation ceremony and the various ghats. Explore the rich architecture of the ghats and forts from outside along the boat ride. The guide will help you narrate stories of Hindu myths, history, and culture of the city and the ghats. Finally, visit the intricate streets around the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. We will have the famous tea on ghats at the end of the trip. The journey from your pick up to the location of activity will be carried in an air-conditioned car.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Immerse yourself in Varanasi's essence. 2 Days Tour

Immerse yourself in Varanasi's essence. 2 Days Tour

If you have two days to experience Varanasi this program is perfectly adapted to your needs! From morning to night, for two full days, we will be your host, friend and guide, and together we will visit the most emblematic places of the city, known and unknown places, temples, bazaars, markets, ceremonies and rituals, stories and tales ... We will discover corners and alleys that are not in the guides and others that are not easily accessible to the public. Touring the city in our company you will feel at home. Are you coming with us?
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  • 2 days
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Varanasi walking tour

Varanasi walking tour

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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Unique Photography Tour. 2 Days Tour

Unique Photography Tour. 2 Days Tour

Exclusive tour for photography fanatics!  Rituals, shadus, pilgrims, old &new town, palace, temples, village… Unique places that are not often accessible for the public, to meet locals and get your time to practise what you love to do! We will be your host, guide and friend to make sure you get the conditions to make your best shots while enjoying the magic of Varanasi, the stories and tales, known and unknown places. You can make your own itinerary according to your interests or tell us what you would like to photograph and we will help you to create it. This tour is for individuals and groups. For professional and amateur photographers. The program is flexible and based on your wishes. 
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Tour to Sarnath with Boating and Ganga Aarti

Day Tour to Sarnath with Boating and Ganga Aarti

Explore the spiritual and pious city of Sarnath, the place where Buddha gave his first sermon and one which remains as one of the four key sites of the Buddhist circuit. Explore Varanasi with a boat ride on the Ganges and a heritage walk of the oldest part of the city! Witness the Ganga Aarti, one of the most magical experiences (where a fire is used as an offering by the priests) of the city.
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  • 6 hours
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Morning Boat Tour followed by a short heritage walking tour in VARANASI

Morning Boat Tour followed by a short heritage walking tour in VARANASI

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Subah - e Banaras and sham -e - Awadh is very acclaimed one in India. Experience the Morning boat ride in Ganges and understand the Hindu way of life followed by a small walk in old section of the city and a visit to the Golden temple, the main Shiva temple of the city.
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  • 3 hours
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Privet morning boat tour - to feel soul of Varanasi..

Privet morning boat tour - to feel soul of Varanasi..

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If one want to feel the soul of Varanasi and River Ganga, one has to take a boat trip to see the horizon.. The city is built on the western curve of the holy Ganga River. Witness the breathtaking sunrise on the the horizon as it radiates its light among-st the colorful buildings, ashrams, and city escape along the River Ganga. As the sun rises in Varanasi, you will be experiencing 1 of the 5 rituals performed for the worship of the sacred Ganges River called the Ganga Aarti. See groups of young Brahmins and sadhus, draped in saffron robes waving incense sticks or holding large flaming lamps while exerting intricate and extravagant movements and emitting devotional chants and hymns. After encountering the sacred performance, enjoy a morning boat ride around the Ghats of the city and marvel at its mesmerizing views. Cap off your spiritual adventure with a casual stroll along the various Ghats of Varanasi to complete your visit to India’s most divine city..
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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