Varanasi Tours and Trips 2020/2021

Varanasi is among the oldest cities in the world and is one of Hinduism’s holiest sites. The smells and sounds of this vibrant, history-rich city assault the senses, and with its heady mixture of religion and reality of death, taking it all in can be an intense experience. Yet, this is India at its most raw and authentic, and a Varanasi tour will leave few travelers unmoved.

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Varanasi tour in one day

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14 hour cultural, religious and historic sites tour in Varanasi. Read More
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Varanasi & Sarnath Tour: 2 Days

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This tour package was perfect for our visit to Varanasi. It was the perfect amount of time to see a
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Sunrise Boat Cruise on the River Ganges

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3 hour local boat rides trip in Varanasi. Read More
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Varanasi Street Food Tour with Ganga Aarti

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A most memorable experience with delicious food Thank you Varun for a wonderful Varanasi experience.
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  • Operator GeTS Holidays PVT LTD Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Food tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
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Varanasi & Sarnath Tour with Arati

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This tour was the highlight of our time in Varanasi over the weekend. Great way to see Old Varanasi ...
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Varanasi Boat Ride, Ghats & Temple Tour

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6 hour cultural, religious and historic sites trip in Varanasi. Read More
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  • Nov 01
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Varanasi Homestay Extension

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4 day getaways and short breaks tour visiting Varanasi and Sarnath in India. Read More
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  • Operator Intrepid Travel Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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  • Accommodation Hotel & Home-stay
  • Transport Boat, Private Vehicle & Rickshaw
  • Age Range5+ years old
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Varanasi Independent Adventure

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3 day city sightseeing trip visiting Varanasi in India. Read More
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  • Operator G Adventures Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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Spiritual Experience In Varanasi

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3 day cultural, religious and historic sites tour visiting Varanasi and Sarnath in India. Read More
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Golden Triangle with Ranthambore and Varanasi

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Gets are a VERY organised company who never let you down..always there to meet you on time, and very
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  • Operator GeTS Holidays PVT LTD Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities City sightseeing & National parks +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Rickshaw, Jeep, Boat, Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Age Range1+ years old
days10 From US$ 1,006 View Tour
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  • Nov 09
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Golden Triangle Tour & Visit to Varanasi

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We had an excellent tour of Golden Triangle and Varanasi thru Ghuam India Ghuam company. We highly ...
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Golden Triangle With Khajuraho and Varanasi

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I started the tour with some sight seeing in Delhi and continue with Agra and Jaipur tour. It was an
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Golden Triangle Tour with Orchha, Khajuraho & Varanasi

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I must say that we had a wonderful holiday. I would like to thank you and the whole team involved
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  • Operator GeTS Holidays PVT LTD Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Train, Private Vehicle, Boat, Rickshaw & Flight
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Incredible India

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GeTS Holidays is a top-notch travel company! We had a fantastic Christmas vacation in India which wa ...
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  • Operator GeTS Holidays PVT LTD Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Ferry, Rickshaw, Boat, Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Age Range1+ years old
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Varanasi Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 39 customer reviews
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Golden Triangle with Ranthambore and Varanasi
5 - Excellent
  • Carla Yount
  • From USA
“Excellent”
Varanasi Street Food Reviewed Tour: Varanasi Street Food Tour with Ganga Aarti
3 - Average
  • Anonymous
  • From Canada
“Beautiful busy walk through the streets of Varanasi. The food is delicious and is an authentic experience.”
Excellent Experience Reviewed Tour: Varanasi Street Food Tour with Ganga Aarti
5 - Excellent
  • Susan Sorenson
  • From USA
“A most memorable experience with delicious food
Thank you Varun for a wonderful Varanasi experience.”

Varanasi — Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Tour Highlights

  • Take an early morning boat trip out onto the river for views of the city and the chance to observe the faithful completing their ritual ablutions in the holy river — an unforgettable sight.
  • Visit Manikarnika Ghat, the most famous of the so-called ‘Burning Ghats’, to witness the macabre but emotive spectacle of Hindu cremation ceremonies.
  • Pay homage at the Vishwanatha temple, also known as the Golden Temple.
  • Explore the labyrinth streets of the Old City on foot. If you lose your bearings, just head to the river to find your way back.
  • Watch the Agni Puja ceremony that takes place every evening at Dasaswamedh Ghat, the main ghat.
  • Take a popular day trip 10km north of Varanasi to Sarnath, the site where the Buddha gave his first sermon. There is an archaeological park, temples representing the main Buddhist countries and a bodhi tree grown from an offshoot of the one under which the Buddha gained enlightenment.

Travel Tips

  • Hotels away from the center may be more comfortable and perhaps better value, but for the full experience, consider staying in the atmospheric Old City during your Varanasi tour.
  • Varanasi can be uncomfortably hot in the summer months. The best time for your trip to Varanasi is from October to March when temperatures are pleasantly cool. Bring something warm to wear in the evenings.
  • The rooftops of Varanasi are patrolled by troops of macaques and langurs. If you are staying in a hotel with a rooftop terrace, be careful with your belongings — monkeys have been known to carry off cameras and other valuables as well as any food they can manage to pilfer!
  • Since Varanasi is one of India’s most popular tourist destinations, you will need to remain alert for scams. A common one involves rickshaw drivers telling you there is a problem at your hotel before offering to take you somewhere else. Insist on being taken to your hotel — and if they still refuse, politely get out and find another driver.
  • The Ganges may be Hinduism’s holiest river, but it is also incredibly polluted. If you decide to join the faithful for morning ablutions, make sure you don’t drink the water.
  • If Varanasi isn’t your dream destination, worry not! There are plenty of places to explore on an India trip.