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Manikarnika Ghat is one of the oldest and most sacred ghats in Varanasi. It is the main cremation ghat in the area, with the bodies of devout Hindus being burned here before their ashes are carried away by the holy waters of the Ganges.

Hindu mythology links this ghat with Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. It’s said that those cremated here will attain moksha (salvation). Bodies are brought to Manikarnika Ghat via a stretcher made from bamboo and covered in red cloth, before being consigned to flames amid prayers that their souls rest in peace for eternity.

There is a sacred well at the ghat called the Manikarnika Kund, which is said to have been dug by Lord Vishnu at the time of creation. Lord Vishnu was said to have meditated for many years at the ghat, and it’s believed that his charana paduka (footprints) can be seen here in a circular marble slab. Manikarnika Ghat is also famous for the temple of the Lord Shiva and Mata Durga, which was built here in the mid-1800s.

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Ghasi Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001
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Varanasi Highlights. 1 Day Tour

Varanasi Highlights. 1 Day Tour

Do you have one day to experience Varanasi? We create a program that suits you perfectly! Our goal is to provide you with a unique experience! From early morning until night, we will be your host, friend and guide, and together we will tour the most emblematic places of the city and we will discover corners and alleys that do not appear in the guides and others that are not easily accessible to non-locals. We will make this a memorable journey within the holy Indian city of Varanasi! Join us!
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  • 10 hours
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Sunrise & Morning Down Town, Walking Tour. Daily Tour

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Are you coming to Varanasi for a short time and don't have many hours to experience the city? Here's the perfect tour for everyone who wants to see the highlights of Kashi's magical mornings. Join the daily private tours with us. From the sacred Ganges river you will witness local life, rituals and morning ceremonies as you stroll the ghats and marvel at a dreamy sunrise ... I will be your host, friend and guide to bring you a true Benares experience. Are you in?
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Full Day City Tour of Varanasi

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This activity will give you leasure and pleasure with local guide. You can see Varanasi by local eyes and feel the city as a local.
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Audio Guided Walking Tours of Banaras Gullys & Ghats, Varanasi

Audio Guided Walking Tours of Banaras Gullys & Ghats, Varanasi

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Photography Fixer and Guide in the Most Colorful Holy City

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For over 12 years, I have worked with world-famous photographers, documentary makers, Fujifilm workshops, arranging their experiences to provide amazing images around India, with a specialty in the complex, chaotic and exceedingly magical City of Lights, Varanasi - the holiest city of India. I have good connections with the local community and I can arrange virtually all scenarios for film crews, photographers, documentary makers, TV channels, and journalists. Some of my most requested subjects are: real Sadhus and Aghori (Holy men who eat dead human bodies), Naga baba (Holy men who live without clothing), Varanasi Wrestling schools, shoots at the flower Bazaar, the traditional laundry place (Dhobi Ghat) and of course, the Manikarna Burning Ghat (where bodies are cremated). I am flexible and can work to the demanding, detailed requirements of a professional, or provide more relaxed arrangements for photography enthusiasts in more of a guiding role.
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Music art's and culture

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We focus on Music art's and culture to show guest how varanasi works in Art's and music and culture, Any kind of art's form It's work like medicine in our body and heal most of our problems, Specially Indian classical music, so we describe all about Indian music and local arts and culture and all kind of Indian music, This is something unique what you don't get every where, where you r doing all about music art's and culture,
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Photography Fixer and Line Producer in Varanasi

Photography Fixer and Line Producer in Varanasi

Filming Indo is a Film Production House, fixer and line producer based in Varanasi, India. Our Mission is to deliver effectual & captivating world class films with an underlined intention to lend a hand to Independent Filmmakers & New Talent. We can be your trustworthy partner while filming in India. Filming Indo is well-known name in the field of Production Management Services company providing production coordination support to both national and international feature films, Documentaries, TV programs, TVCM & series, Still shoots, events, project research, location scouting and Music Video projects shooting across India. With our huge network of creative & hardworking team across India, we are confident to support you for script development, equipment rentals, Location permission & scouting, Casting management, drone hire, technical crew, Transport and accommodation, catering, Filming Permission from Embassy & Journalist Visa and other needs on your request.
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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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2-Days Varanasi Exclusive Tour

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This two-day tour highlights the best of Varanasi and is an ideal starting point for travelers who are heading to this holy city for the very first time. Travel by boat along the Ganges River. Pay a visit to Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon and bear witness to a Hindu aarti ceremony that will leave you breathless.
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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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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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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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Experience Varanasi on a sunrise cruise on the Ganges River followed by visits to several temples during a half-day tour accompanied by a private guide. Ride in a boat from Assi Ghat to Manikarnika Ghat, observe a puja ceremony at Kashi Vishwanath temple, and visit two more temples for a comprehensive overview of one of the world’s oldest living cities. Includes traditional vegetarian breakfast, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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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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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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Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Varanasi including the Golden Temple

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Get a first-hand peek at Varanasi’s top highlights with this exclusive walking tour through India’s energy-filled spiritual capital. Choose between flexible tour offerings for personalized convenience. Opt for a dawn boat ride on the holy Ganges or get a front-row look at the city’s famous fire ceremonies. Along the way, you’ll also cover the cremation ghats, Vishwanath Temple, and off-the-beaten-track alley shops.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Varanasi Guided Tour with Boat Ride

Private Varanasi Guided Tour with Boat Ride

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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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Banaras Wala Tours

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What makes my tours different from others is that 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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Varanasi Walking Tour

Varanasi Walking Tour

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This three-hour walking tour of the ancient city of Varanasi showcases the best of this iconic destination. Tour temples, shrines, historic buildings and lively markets as part of this all-inclusive experience. Navigate the narrow alleyways of Varanasi with your guide, learn about local life and gain a deeper understanding of cultures and traditions as you bear witness to pilgrims atoning for their sins in the Ganges River.
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  • 3 hours
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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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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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A Journey of A lifetime

A Journey of A lifetime

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FEEL THE CITY DIFFERENTLY WE DON'T JUST WORK FOR PAYCHECK WE WORK FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL 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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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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