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Varanasi & Sarnath Tour With Arati

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  • 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.
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5.0 - Excellent Based on 1 review
A Definite Must
Kathleen Tobias From USA On
5 - Excellent
“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!!!”
10 hours 5 Star Hotel at Radisson, Rivatas by Idea, Madin or Taj Gateway
Head towards the exit while walking out of Varanasi's airport or railway station and meet your guide who will be standing with a page that has your name on it. Drive to your hotel and check in. Drive to Sarnath in the afternoon. Sarnath is where the Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. This makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places. Besides Buddhism, Sarnath is also connected with Jainism.

There are many Buddhist monuments and edifices in Sarnath, including Dhamekha, Dharmarajika and Chaukhandi stupas. Many countries have set up their monasteries and temples in this place. Explore Sarnath's vast expanse of ancient ruins, several of which were built between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD.

Travel back to Varanasi and visit its ghat to see the spectacular evening arti, a beautiful, resonant, and majestic spectacle with a very precise choreography involving rituals performed by several priests to the sounds of bells, drums, cymbals, and Sanskrit mantras. See the arti from the river while enjoying a private boat ride.
12 hours 5 Star Hotel at Radisson, Rivatas by Idea, Madin or Taj Gateway
Start your day with a sunrise boat ride. Observe the Hindu way of life on the ghats of the River Ganges. Some of the most important ghats in Varanasi include Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harischandra Ghat and Kedar Ghat.

Off to the city now. Step onto the thousand-year-old streets of the city and see its major landmarks. Traverse its narrow alleys and learn more about the life of its people. Travel back to your hotel after the tour is over and prepare for departure. We will drive you to the airport or the train station from where you can catch a flight or a train to your next destination.
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  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • 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
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  • Tips
  • Meals apart from breakfast
  • Everything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
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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
Cancellation10% 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.
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