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Varanasi Independent Adventure

A perfect add-on to any trip to India, explore the mystical and holy Hindu city of Varanasi. Take memorable sunset and sunrise boat trips down the Ganges River and be enthralled by the thousands of devotees who come to the banks of the river to absolve themselves of their sins. Witness the bathing ghats and centuries-old temples, and explore the narrow winding lanes in search of exquisite silks, brassware, and stunning saris. Also visit Sarnath, known as the birthplace of Buddhism and the site of the enlightened Buddha’s first sermon.
$299
3 days
Day Trips & Excursions

3-Hour Varanasi Morning Sunrise Boat Tour

Boating down the Ganges River during sunrise is one of the main attractions in Varanasi. We can observe here the Hindu way of life along the banks of the Ganges (Ghats) River.
$35
3 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Full-Day Varanasi Tour with Ganges River Boat Cruise

Start your full-day guided tour with a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges to witness morning riverside rituals. Visit the Hindu University to see the New Vishwanath Temple and the Mother India Temple (Bharat Mata Mandir). Enjoy watching traditional silk weaving art of Varanasi. Go to the Sarnath where lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Finally, watch the mesmerizing evening Aarti Ceremony aboard a boat on the Ganges river.
$68
14 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

3-Hour Varanasi Evening Aarti Tour

Experience the beautiful Hindu ritual Aarti on this evening tour in Varanasi, where Hindu mythology says the soul is liberated from the body. You'll learn about the combination of physical, metaphysical, and supernatural elements as you listen to religious songs sung in praise of the gods and watch lamps being raised into the sky on the River Ganges.
$40
3 hours
Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Varanasi Exclusive Tour

Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human body to the ultimate. It is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock to the place to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from all sins.
$325
3 days
Tours & Sightseeing

Varanasi and Sarnath Full-Day Private Tour, Ganges Boat Cruise

Visit the sacred city of Varanasi with the comfort of a private tour on a full day trip. On this tour, you will see the ancient, spectacular city of Varnasi full of history, visit the Sarnath, the city where the Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, and witness the Aarti ceremony at the Ghats of the city. Then, take a boat cruise on the Ganges river.
$104
12 hours
Private & Custom Tours

Varanasi tour package for first timers

You’ll always remember your first time in Varanasi. From sunrise boat rides to participation in evening prayer ceremony and walking into old lanes, here’s how to make the most of India’s cultural capital.Varanasi, One of the most colorful and fascinating places on earth, surprises abound around every corner. Most visitors agree Varanasi is magical – but not for the faint-hearted. Intimate rituals of life and death take place in public, and the sights, sounds and smells on the Ghats – can be intense. Still, the so-called City of Light may turn out to be your favorite stop of all. Walking the Ghats and alleyways or watching sunrise from a boat can be unforgettable.
$145
2 days
Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Private Tour: Spiritual Varanasi with Sarnath

Varanasi, as the cultural capital of India, is a picturesque city located on the western banks of Ganga river. It has carried the legacy of Indian tradition and culture for centuries and passed it on the following generations. The city oozes with spiritualism and philosophy and embraces a fine blend of religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Besides the Hindu temples, ashrams, ghats, Buddhist Stupas and Jain Temples, the pure mysticism of river Ganga adds to the spiritual aura wrapping this city.
$93
2 days
Tours & Sightseeing

3-Hour Varanasi Walking Tour

If you really want to get a sense of real Varanasi the only possible way is to explore the river side and the area behind the Ganga Ghats which is setup in form of narrow and puzzled alleys. Real Varanasi lives inside the alleys which looks different than any other place found on our planet. Narrow and puzzled alleys, beautiful temples and shrines, monasteries, old buildings, cultural and religious diversity, all the major old markets, real Varanasi-food, people, cows and bulls…
$35
3 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Insight Varanasi Day Tour

This is a Private Tour, designed for the regular tourist who comes to Varanasi first time and wants to experience to way of life in India with Hinduism and Buddhism. Do you believe that one's sins can be absolved by taking a dip in the holy Ganges in Varanasi? Local people believe that Varanasi is the place where liberates your soul from human body to the ultimate. You will see a lot of pilgrims who go to the Ganga Ghats in Varanasi to take a dip in the holy Ganges to absolve them from all sins. Insight Varanasi Day Tour will take you to the Sarnath where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon.It will includes: Sarnath Tour [Birth place of Buddhism] 
Evening Boat ride followed by Ganga Aarti 
Morning boat ride followed by old city walk.
$90
14 hours