Varanasi & Sarnath Tour with Arati

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  • City sightseeing
  • Road trips
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 2 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Varanasi, India
  • Ends Varanasi, India
  • +2
  • See Varanasi's cremation grounds, attend its famous evening arti
  • Watch sunrise in Varanasi during a private boat ride
  • Walk down the ancient alleyways of Varanasi
  • Visit Sarnath, where the Buddha delivered his first sermon
We bring to you the perfect tour of Varanasi that combines a visit to its religious monuments with city sightseeing activities and boat rides on the Ganges. This tour is ideal for those wanting to explore the holy city of Varanasi along with Sarnath, one of the most important Buddhist centres, in the short duration of 2 days.

Start by travelling to Sarnath from Varanasi. The holy city of both Buddhists and Jains, Sarnath is where Lord Buddha delivered his first of many sermons. See some of the major cultural landmarks of the area like Dhamekha, Dharmarajika & Chaukhandi stupas and explore its vast expanse of ancient ruins.

Drive back to Varanasi. Explore the city famous for its narrow alleyways. Tour its ghats, where you get the chance to see life and death together, and enjoy 2 rounds of boat rides on the Ganges, a holy river of Hindus. Attend the famous aarti (prayer) ceremony at Dashashwamedh Ghat.

Stay at one of the best hotels in Sarnath during the trip. Enjoy the best of our services throughout the tour. For more about the trip, please go through the itinerary.
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Kathleen Tobias
  • From USA
  • On Feb 12 2019
5 - Excellent
A Definite Must
“This tour was the highlight of our time in Varanasi over the weekend. Great way to see Old Varanasi and Bharat was an excellent guide with very insightful commentary of the history and points of interest. Fantastic breakfast and opportunities to purchase things on the way, the Spice Market was brilliant and took home lovely flavoured tea and spices for cooking curries at home.
Highly recommend this to anyone visiting Varanasi, a definite must!!!”
  • Day 1: Varanasi arrival + Sarnath tour + Evening aarti with pr
  • Day 2: Boat ride & walking tour of Varanasi - departure
  • 1 night's accommodation in Radisson, Rivaats, Taj Gateway or something similar
  • Private transfer from airport to hotel
  • A government approved tourist guide
  • 2 private boat rides
  • All monument entrances
  • Tips
  • Meals apart from breakfast
  • Everything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationRecommend not to wear high heels during boat ride
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