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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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Best of Varanasi, full day tour with Sunrise boat ride and evening aarti.

Best of Varanasi, full day tour with Sunrise boat ride and evening aarti.

Explore the land of temples, one where spirituality flows in every nook and corner. Explore Varanasi in this tour where you get to explore the best of this mystical land with a sunrise boat ride, a heritage walk of the oldest part of the city in the morning and the most colorful markets with Ganga aarti in the evening.
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  • 6 hours
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Full Day Varanasi and Sarnath Tour

Full Day Varanasi and Sarnath Tour

Varanasi is one of the most important places for Hindu culture. 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 Ganges Ghats, where pilgrims come to absolve their sins and the Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his very first sermon. The tour is tailor made for all kinds of travelers. • Money-back Guarantee. • 100% Guest Satisfaction Assured. • Includes All Entrance Tickets. • Rush free and Comfortable Tour Itinerary. • All tour carried out by Government Approved Guide with In-depth knowledge of History. • Traditional Indian Souvenir at Departure.
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  • 7 to 8 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

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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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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Varanasi Old Local City Walk Tour

Varanasi Old Local City Walk Tour

Walk in the premises of oldest living city Varanasi and the walk begins from the busiest and oldest Intersection of Varanasi Godauliya Chowk and ends in the magnificent Ghat of Varanasi is called Dashwasamedh Ghat. Walk through Pakka Mahal, Barakhamba ,Talang Swami Ashram the oldest and historically richest part of Varanasi, which is full of life and culture, shown vividly through different daily activities and actions, like the passing of motorbikes, hawkers, vendors, dogs, cows, and people just sitting and chatting.
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  • 4 hours
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Varanasi Full Day Private Tours- Best Tour Operator In Varanasi

Varanasi Full Day Private Tours- Best Tour Operator In Varanasi

Varanasi is one of the most important places for Hindu culture. 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 Ganges Ghats, where pilgrims come to absolve their sins and the Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his very first sermon. The tour is tailor made for all kinds of travelers. • Money-back Guarantee. • 100% Guest Satisfaction Assured. • Includes All Entrance Tickets. • Rush free and Comfortable Tour Itinerary. • All tour carried out by Government Approved Guide with In-depth knowledge of History. • Traditional Indian Souvenir at Departure.
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  • 7 to 8 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
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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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Best of Varanasi, full day tour with Sunrise boat ride and evening aarti

Best of Varanasi, full day tour with Sunrise boat ride and evening aarti

Explore the land of temples, one where spirituality flows in every nook and corner. Explore Varanasi in this tour where you get to explore the best of this mystical land with a sunrise boat ride, a heritage walk of the oldest part of the city in the morning and the most colorful markets with Ganga aarti in the evening.
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  • 6 hours
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Varanasi Cultural and Heritage Tour - A Guided Walk Tour

Varanasi Cultural and Heritage Tour - A Guided Walk Tour

If you wish to explore India through small lanes, barely accessible to vehicles, on foot and explore more about Hinduism, Varanasi is the perfect city to go. Varanasi is one of Hinduism's seven Holy cities and also, is the oldest living city in the World. It is believed that if you die here, you will get Moksha and will be liberated from the cycle of life and death. At every turn of this city, you can find one temple and on this tour, we would take you to some of the temples and other attractions that tourists love to visit. With this tour, you would be able to explore Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Shri Samrajeswar Pashupatinath Mahadev Mandir, Manikarnika Ghat, and Jantar Mantar. This is not it, this walking tour will allow you to move through the unexplored lanes of the city and adore centuries-old buildings, some other beautiful temples, and ghats located on the banks of River Ganga. Tour Timings: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Children below 3 years need not be registered.
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  • 3 hours
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Full Day Varanasi and Sarnath Tour for Solo Female Traveler

Full Day Varanasi and Sarnath Tour for Solo Female Traveler

This full-day tour is tailor made for solo female travelers and group female travelers. Varanasi is one of the most important places for Hindu culture. 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 Ganges Ghats, where pilgrims come to absolve their sins and the Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his very first sermon.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$36.00
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Private Walking Tour of Death and Rebirth Lanes in Varanasi

Private Walking Tour of Death and Rebirth Lanes in Varanasi

This tour takes you across the city, throwing further light on one the cycle of life and death. Look at the city like never before, giving a glimpse of Mahashamstana which means the great cremation ground where the final ritual post the death takes place. Visit sacred fertility ponds then traverse in semi-darkness to the Ashram of the Aghor, a path of tantric non-dualism, well known for their black-clothed renunciants who meditate in the cremation grounds. It attracts a lot of people every year who come for the last rights after the death of their loved ones. It is said that by doing so they break the cycle of rebirth giving Moksha (liberation from rebirth impelled by the law of Karma) to their loved ones. Varanasi is the religious capital of India but also is home of Aghoris. Take a tour with us to discuss how these two opposites get along in the vicinity of the same city. Coming to the end of the tour, the final thing would be worship at the temple as per the ritual.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.04
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Heritage Kashi Photography Tour(2 Hours guided walk to capture hues of Varanasi)

Heritage Kashi Photography Tour(2 Hours guided walk to capture hues of Varanasi)

Varanasi is indeed a photographer’s heaven, every photographer, amateur and professional alike, would consider Varanasi would want to go there at least once to capture one of the most colorful and lively areas of the world. 1. Ready your cameras to capture the hues of the holy city; it’s winding streets, ancient buildings, markets, houses and friendly local people who make it all so colorful and vibrant. Capture memories not just only pictures and store them in your memories to cherish life-long from this tour. 2. 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. 3. 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. By the end of tour you will develop a great perspective of the city, its culture.
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  • 2 hours
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$14.56
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Varanasi on Tuk Tuk (2 hours offbeat experience on famous mean of local travel)

Varanasi on Tuk Tuk (2 hours offbeat experience on famous mean of local travel)

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. 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. 1. This guided excursion will give you the amazing insights and first hand experiences into the lives of locals, the colorful Indian culture, customs, traditions and people with lots of wonderful stories. 2. 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 savor this city. 3. 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
  • Free Cancellation
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Cremation Walk Tour, Varanasi - A Guided Tour

Cremation Walk Tour, Varanasi - A Guided Tour

If you wish to explore India through small lanes, barely accessible to vehicles and explore more about Hinduism, Varanasi is the perfect city to go. Varanasi is one of Hinduism's seven Holy cities and also, is the oldest living city in the World. It is believed that if you die here, you will get Moksha and will be liberated from the cycle of life and death. This is a tour where you can experience the rituals Hindus perform upon the death of a person. Hindus believe that, after dying, based on your Karma you are reborn and the cycle of death and rebirth goes on. In this tour, after taking you to the markets of Varanasi we take you to the ghats where you can observe all the rituals conducted after the death of a person. Also, you can observe how morning prayers are done at the Ghats of River Ganga. This tour is best suited if you wish to know more about the Hindu culture. Tour Timings: 6:00 am - 10:00 am
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$29.44
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Private Half-Day Varanasi Walking Tour and Tuk-Tuk Ride at Sunrise

Private Half-Day Varanasi Walking Tour and Tuk-Tuk Ride at Sunrise

Watch the sunrise over Varanasi then explore the ghats along the Ganges River on this half-day tour with your own private guide. Start early with a tuk-tuk ride from your hotel to the river, then see the sunrise. Next, walk to several ghats to observe the morning prayer rituals, and hear about Hindu traditions from your guide. Continue through the vibrant bazaars of old Varanasi for a look at the colorful wares. Stop for a demonstration on silk making before your guide returns you to your hotel.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.27
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$52.27
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Sunrise Boat tour with Heritage walk

Sunrise Boat tour with Heritage walk

Experience the culture and mystical aspect of India in this morning tour of Varanasi which will take you along the banks of holy river the Ganges and where thousands of Hindu devotees come every day to pray.
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  • 3 hours
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$44.80
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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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$26.67
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5-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Varanasi with Boat Ride

5-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Varanasi with Boat Ride

Let our guide take you through Varanasi, mentioned in the scriptures as Kashi, is less of a city and more of a dreamy experience. It is a paragon of Indian culture, philosophy, traditions and spiritual ethos since times immemorial. It is among the Sapta Puries, meaning seven sacred cities of Ancient India. The city is located on the bank of River Ganga which has two tributaries in the city: Varuna and Assi; hence the name Varanasi. The combination of Kashi – the holy city, Ganga- the sacred river and Shiva- the supreme God, makes Varanasi an immortal destination. Today, Varanasi remains the hub of cultural and holy activities. In the field of learning, especially of Religion, Philosophy, Yoga, Ayurveda, Astrology, Dance and Music, the city is certainly unparalleled. The tour also includes a boat ride. Post this, our guide will bid you a bye.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.46
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Varanasi Morning boat ride with local breakfast

Varanasi Morning boat ride with local breakfast

This tour is one of its kind where tourist get to indulge in the local beauty of the Indian culture. The best part of the tour is the morning boat cruise, which gives you an overwhelming feeling of a connection that you make with this divine place. There is lot of positive energy in every bit of the breeze flowing around. Here you can experience the whole life cycle of an Indian Man. From the rituals performed after the birth of the a Child to day to day activity of a common man, till the rituals performed after the death of a Hindu person can be experienced at different Ghats, with each ghats having its own significance. • Money-back Guarantee. • 100% Guest Satisfaction Assured. • Includes All Entrance Tickets. • Rush free and Comfortable Tour Itinerary. • All tour carried out by Government Approved Guide with In-depth knowledge of History. • Traditional Indian Souvenir at Departure.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.00
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$16.00
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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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$37.33
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.42
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Varanasi Morning Boat Ride with Local Breakfast

Varanasi Morning Boat Ride with Local Breakfast

This tour is one of its kind where tourist get to indulge in the local beauty of the Indian culture. The best part of the tour is the morning boat cruise, which gives you an overwhelming feeling of a connection that you make with this divine place. There is lot of positive energy in every bit of the breeze flowing around. Here you can experience the whole life cycle of an Indian Man. From the rituals performed after the birth of the a Child to day to day activity of a common man, till the rituals performed after the death of a Hindu person can be experienced at different Ghats, with each ghats having its own significance. • Money-back Guarantee. • 100% Guest Satisfaction Assured. • Includes All Entrance Tickets. • Rush free and Comfortable Tour Itinerary. • All tour carried out by Government Approved Guide with In-depth knowledge of History. • Traditional Indian Souvenir at Departure.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.00
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$23.00
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Private Cultural Walking Tour of Varanasi with Guide

Private Cultural Walking Tour of Varanasi with Guide

The whole tour will be accompanied by a government-trained official guide who will show you Old city, colourful market, Crematoriums, Golden Shiva temple(outside), Dashashmedh ghat and different types of rituals. Ghat means steps leading down to the river, there are some palaces situated on the bank of river Ganges, you will see some of those from outside. During the tour, you will get an explanation about Hinduism and its practices, caste system, marriage system, Holy Cow etc. I assure you will have a safe and hassle-free experience. The whole idea of this is to give you more in less time so that you can understand Varanasi.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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