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.
• 3 days
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.
• 3 hours
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.
• 14 hours
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.
• 3 hours
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.
• 3 days
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.
• 12 hours
This is a day tour of Kashi, also known as Varanasi or benaras. This tour offers an inside look at the local customs and traditions in one of the world's oldest cities. This tour covers both Hindu and Buddhist sites with an expert guide, including the Ganga Ghats, where pilgrims come to absolve their sins; the Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his very first sermon; Kashi Vishwanath temple; and the world famous Ganga Arti along with boat ride.
• 1 day
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.
• 2 days
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.
• 2 days
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…
• 3 hours