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Varanasi to die, as the city is considered very holy. Along the banks of the River Ganga are a string of ghats (steps used for various purposes. Manikarnika Ghat is known as “the burning ghat”, as this is where cremations and funerals are held.

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Ghasi Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001
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Banaras Wala Tours

Banaras Wala Tours

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What makes my tours different from others is that first Our availability is our introduction. And our service and our Hinduism philosophy and local Activists is our brand! i offer an authentic experience of Varanasi with an extremely knowledgeable guide to lead the way. Each tour is individually tailored to your interests so you get to see what is important to you. You can try traveler friendly street food, take a prive sunrise tour of the Ghats and ceremonies, wander through the winding back alleys and old city, see the Aghori Babas and temples, and experience how spirituality is so deeply woven into the lives of the people here. Having lived here my whole life and being a guide for the last 8 years has given me a deep knowledge of the city and the traditions, rituals and religions that it surrounds. During the tour I will pass on much of this to you so you can have a more meaningful experience of the city.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$19.27
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Varanasi Evening Aarti Tour

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Varanasi Evening Aarti Tour

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Spend three unforgettable hours in one of India's most ancient cities during this evening Aarti tour in Varanasi. Experience the beauty of this Hindu ritual where light is offered up to deities. Hear religious songs sung out into the night and watch as lamps are offered to the gods. Learn why locals say this city liberates the soul from the human body during this once in a lifetime cultural experience.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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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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It’s a city with deep cultural experience, The scared river of Ganga preserve the memory of thousands years in her motherly water which flows just in the center of the city. Our tours will take you to magnificent Sunset with Ganga Aarti (Praying to the God of river –The Ganges) where life starts at the bank of mother ganga with a morning eye opener prayers by scared priest, you can enjoy these spectacular scenes on boat. This is a lifetime cultural experience to not MISS !. While at same places while exploring cultural heritage you will find THE END of life at Manikarnika Ghat where people are burning dead body of loved ones. Our tours will bring you to life and death experience at cultural heritage sites of Mother Ganges.
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  • 3 hours
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$27.74
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Varanasi Morning Boat Tour [RowBoat]

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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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Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride

Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride

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If you’re looking for an enchanting experience of India’s religious traditions, opt for this private tour of Varanasi at dawn. Take a sunrise cruise down the holy Ganges River, see bodies publicly cremated at Manikarnika Ghat, and visit the famous Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath). See, too, pilgrims bathe at Assi Ghat and local wrestlers fight in mud pits during this cultural experience. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Varanasi are included.
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  • 5 hours
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$91.00
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Cultural & Spiritual Trails of Old Town Varanasi Guided Walking Tour

Cultural & Spiritual Trails of Old Town Varanasi Guided Walking Tour

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Varanasi or traditionally known as Kashi (meaning light), is believed to be the oldest city on the planet standing today. We have seen people coming to Varanasi with great hopes & expectations, but most of the time we felt that they leave Varanasi without understanding the true essence of the city, its glorious past and spiritual history. Did you know that in ancient history people dreamt of dying in Varanasi only and no where else? Varanasi has been the most important place for people seeking liberation and enlightenment, even Buddha got enlightened very near to Varanasi. 1. This walking tour is a journey, of exploring Varanasi in its true sense, a great induction of the city, its history, its vibrant culture, and its people with lots of wonderful stories about the city, fun facts and must do things in the city. 2. You will explore the city's gems in unique style of ‘infotainment’ that you would easily miss exploring by our own and will make your journey to Varanasi truly special.
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  • 2 hours
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A Journey of A lifetime

A Journey of A lifetime

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FEEL THE CITY DIFFERENTLY TRANSFORMATIONAL JOURNEY The Best Way to Explore Varanasi is Through Walk We Offers you a Special Walk in which we take people from the deep in the alleyways and shows yau mostly touristic places as well as non touristic places And In that we about culture, religion and tradition and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the natural living lifestyle of Varanasi ltinery: Kashi Vishalakshi Temple famous from southern part of India) .Nepali Temple (built by the king of Nepal) .Manikarnika Ghat (a place where they burn the body) Under Ground Temple (shiva temple) .Alangir Mosque (built by the Mughal emperor auranjeb) one of the Place to drink lass in varamasi) ( Heritage area Ancient Houses (built by the kings of different parts of India) (Traditional work done by the Muslim people Raja Harishhandra ghat Including evening ceremony Please let us know if you have anything specific in your mind we will make it happen it is possible
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$22.00
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Private Day Tour in Varanasi

Private Day Tour in Varanasi

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Day Tour is combination of All tour from Sunrise to Sunset, all important varanasi ghats tour with boat, Evening Ganga Arti (ceremony), all important temple of city, Walking through old and small street (heritage walking ) to explore the life style of Varanasi.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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$39.85
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2 Days Varanasi tour package for first timers

2 Days Varanasi tour package for first timers

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Get a comprehensive tour of Varanasi on this 2-day that's perfect for first-time visitors. Spend two days in the company of a guide, learning everything there is to know about one of India's holiest cities, perched on the banks of the Ganges River. Visit all the must-see attractions and listen to in-depth commentary on the city's history, religion, architecture, and modern-day life.
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  • 2 days
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$120.00
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Insight Varanasi Day Tour

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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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$99.73
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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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Plan Your Varanasi Tour the Way You Like

Plan Your Varanasi Tour the Way You Like

The city of Varanasi is the center of spiritualism in India and deserves at least a full day of exploration. This private tour can be customized to your interests and can include a traditional Ganga Aarti viewing, a visit to the local temples, a stroll through the narrow and busy streets of Varanasi, and much more as you explore the city at your own pace with your guide.
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  • 10 hours
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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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$99.10
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Private Varanasi Guided Tour with Boat Ride

Private Varanasi Guided Tour with Boat Ride

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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Cycle of Life, Death & Rebirth (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

Cycle of Life, Death & Rebirth (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

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Varanasi has always been a place that people in India consciously chose to die in for centuries. Varanasi is always associated with the mysteries of life, death & rebirth. If you are a seeker and looking to experience Varanasi in a manner it was built for and want to learn about the culture and genesis of spirituality in Varanasi? join us on our special walking tour through the cycle of life, death & rebirth, experience the power of holy rituals and understand the true essence of Kashi. On this guided walking tour, we take you to experience the serenity & life energies in Varanasi, our storyteller will share beautiful stories of the ancient past that would make you understand and appreciate the importance of rituals in daily life for a blissful living experience. Walk along the ghats of Kashi an unique experience to watch colorful mélange of different people; Hindu gurus doing meditations, prayers on the stairs, and learn energy transformation techniques to balance energy within you.
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  • 2 hours
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Varanasi Walking Tour

Varanasi Walking Tour

For first-time visitors, Varanasi can often feel like an overwhelming place. Get your bearings in India’s holiest Hindu city with ease on a free walking tour—you only pay what you deem appropriate. Your guide peels back the rich layers of history, culture, and religion, and points out the most significant Varanasi spots.
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  • 2 hours
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$11.32
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Meaning of Varanasi Tour

Meaning of Varanasi Tour

Varanasi is City that is situated on the bank of River Ganga, in Uttar Pradesh. One of the capital holy city of India. Our motive to help the guest to find the main attractions of city so than can enjoy side seens very easily and also can save a time. Varanasi is also known for lanes. And for new people its difficult to walk from one place to another so we also help them to find right way. We will start this tour from the heart of Varanasi name is Godoaliya. And our meeting point will be Outside of Hotel Ganges grand. Fisrt we will start walk from this meeting to main road and will cover markets, we will also try some local snacks that is famous in city. After that we will enter into heritage lanes of Varanasi were we can see many old buildings and temples then we will walk on all important ghats of Varanasi and in the end we will finish with the lunch.
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  • 4 hours
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Half Day Varanasi tour w/ Boat Ride, Ganga Aarti, Classical Dance & Yoga Session

Half Day Varanasi tour w/ Boat Ride, Ganga Aarti, Classical Dance & Yoga Session

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Experience the culture and mystical aspect of India in this morning tour of Varanasi which will take you along the banks of holy river Ganges on a boat ride. Be a part of the Hindu culture and its many rituals including the aarti, a classical dance, followed by a meditative yoga session.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Varanasi tour in 2 days without accommodation

Varanasi tour in 2 days without accommodation

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This tour package is a perfect selection of Varanasi tours for those individuals who wish to explore Varanasi in two days with one night. It is designed in such a way that it covers most of the touristic and non-touristic (our specialty) activities Varanasi has got to provide together with dawn and sunset boat rides, temples visit, ashram visits and Sarnath tour. It  also included exploring hidden alleys and thousands years old building of Varanasi by walking through and vising into it. Tour Highlights :  • Guided visit to Sarnath - A place where Lord Budhha delivered his first sermon • Guided visit to cremation ground followed by witnessing aarti ceremony with a private boat • Guided walking tour into old lanes of Varanasi  • Guided sunrise boat ride with a private boat  • Visit to an Ashram or Muth 
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  • 2 days
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$100.00
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Varanasi tour in 3 days

Varanasi tour in 3 days

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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 • Accommodation in a 5 Star Hotel with daily complimentary breakfast 
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  • 3 days
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$140.00
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Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride

Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride

An enlightening and fascinating experience of India’s Hindu-traditions is contained in this early morning tour of Varanasi, Hinduism’s holiest city. Take a sunrise cruise down the holy Ganges River. You will witness the morning activities of Hindus on the river bank, see families attend to cremation services of their departed loved ones at Manikarnika Ghat, and visit the famous Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath). See pilgrims bath at Assi Ghat and local wrestlers fight in mud pits during this cultural experience. Highlights • Ganges boat cruise • Assi Ghat’s bathers • Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath) • Cremations at Manikarnika Ghat.
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  • 5 hours
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$99.00
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Afternoon tour of Varanasi with Boat ride over Ganges & Dinner on a tuk-tuk

Afternoon tour of Varanasi with Boat ride over Ganges & Dinner on a tuk-tuk

Explore Varanasi and the complete ins and outs of this mystical city that is believed to be one of the oldest inhabited cities in the World and one which is also revered as one of holiest places in India. Witness the majestic Ganga aarti, explore some of the most visited and revered temples with a walk through the oldest alleys of this city and much more!
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  • 4 hours
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$58.67
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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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Death & Rebirth Experience by walk

Death & Rebirth Experience by walk

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In our service guests will experience the real life, death and rebirth experience. In around a kilometer distance they experience the whole life of a human being from birth till death even after death as well. The most important major activities of city.
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  • 3 hours
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$28.30
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