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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.

24 Trips in Varanasi with 36 Reviews

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Varanasi tour in one day

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14 hour cultural, religious and historic sites trip in Varanasi. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Local boat rides +2 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5-99 yrs
hours14 From US$ 70 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Oct 06
  • Oct 07
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Varanasi & Sarnath Tour: 2 Days

of 1 review
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This tour package was perfect for our visit to Varanasi. It was the perfect amount of time to see a
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Local boat rides & Cultural, religious and historic sites +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat & Train
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
days02 From US$ 160 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Oct 20
  • Oct 21
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Varanasi Street Food Tour with Ganga Aarti

of 2 reviews
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  • Trip customizable
A most memorable experience with delicious food Thank you Varun for a wonderful Varanasi experience.
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Food tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5-99 yrs
hours04 From US$ 46 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Oct 06
  • Oct 07
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Sunrise Boat Cruise on the River Ganges

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3 hour local boat rides tour in Varanasi. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Local boat rides & Spiritual or religious tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
hours03 From US$ 75 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Oct 04
  • Oct 05
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Golden Triangle with Ranthambore and Varanasi

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This is a VERY organised company who never let you down..always there to meet you on time, and very
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities City sightseeing & National parks +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Rickshaw, Jeep, Boat, Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Age Range 1-80 yrs
days10 From US$ 1,194 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Oct 15
  • Oct 16
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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 ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & City sightseeing +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat & Train
  • Age Range 5-99 yrs
days02 From US$ 165 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Oct 15
  • Oct 16
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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
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Getaways and short breaks
  • Accommodation Hotel & Home-stay
  • Transport Boat, Private Vehicle & Rickshaw
  • Age Range 5-99 yrs
days04 From US$ 263 View Tour
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  • Oct 10 10+ seats left
  • Oct 11 10+ seats left
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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 ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Train, Boat, Flight, Rickshaw & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 12-85 yrs
days10 From US$ 600 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Oct 07
  • Oct 08
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Spiritual Experience In Varanasi

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3 day cultural, religious and historic sites trip visiting Varanasi and Sarnath in India. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Local boat rides
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat, Private Vehicle & Train
  • Age Range 16-75 yrs
days03 From US$ 168 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Oct 07
  • Oct 08
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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
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Local boat rides +1 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5-99 yrs
hours06 From US$ 72 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Oct 06
  • Oct 07
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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
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat, Train, Private Vehicle, Flight & Rickshaw
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
days10 From US$ 620 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Oct 07
  • Oct 08
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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
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Train, Private Vehicle, Boat, Rickshaw & Flight
  • Age Range 1-80 yrs
days11 From US$ 1,167 View Tour
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  • Oct 15
  • Oct 16
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Incredible India

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This is a top-notch travel company! We had a fantastic Christmas vacation in India which was well or ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Ferry, Rickshaw, Boat, Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Age Range 1-80 yrs
days14 From US$ 1,628 View Tour
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  • Oct 15
  • Oct 16
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North India With Yoga in Rishikesh

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The local travel specialists organized an awesome holiday in north India for me and my family. Subra ...
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  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Rickshaw, Private Vehicle, Flight & Boat
  • Age Range 1-80 yrs
days12 From US$ 1,375 View Tour
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  • Oct 15
  • Oct 16
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Varanasi Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 36 customer reviews
Fantastic!
5 - Excellent
  • Mike Nola
“This is a VERY organised company who never let you down..always there to meet you on time, and very friendly and helpful staff. You do have a choice in the level of accommodation you would like. Our driver for the whole tour..VINOD was excellent. Such a fantastic and safe driver who always had a lovely smile. We had Vinod drive us for the tour, in our own mini bus, and we were met in each place with a knowledgeable guide for the area. It was our second time touring with this company in India..from Australia, and would recommend them for value and organisation. We were a family of 7, being 2 grand-parents, 2 family adults and 3 grand children. The company catered for any of our special requests, and often rang to make sure all was going to plan.”
Definitely recommended!
5 - Excellent
  • Ben Stokes
“I had an excellent tour exploring North India all thanks to this tour company for their excellent services. I could explore the city at ease and taste delicious Indian dishes. The guide was very informative and toured me around on a private car. I definitely recommend this company.”
Hats off to the team
5 - Excellent
  • Abdul Munim
“Hello Ritu, Hope you guys are all well. Me and my wife had a wonderful holiday in India organised by local tour specialists. I would highly recommend them from the moment we landed in Delhi everything was done very professionally, all our tours and visits was exactly as planned and enjoyed them immensely. Special thanks to our driver Monu during our golden triangle tour, he was very kind, considerate and very patient. I welcomed the daily phone call from Ritu Chaudhary who made sure that everything was going to plan. The best part of our holiday was visiting the Taj Mahal just simply awesome, we had the most knowledgeable man in the name of Hussain ( hats off to you sir). My thanks to the whole team. This was better than the 5star package we booked.”

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.