Varanasi Boat Ride, Ghats & Temple Tour

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  • No booking fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 6 hours
  • tour type Private
  • tour_type Private tour
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
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  • Starts Varanasi, India
  • Ends Varanasi, India
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Free hotel pickup and dropoff included
After pick up from your hotel at 4 pm, you will be driven to Assi Ghat. Assi Ghat is the southernmost Ghat in Varanasi situated at the confluence of rivers Ganga and Assi. At Assi Ghat, you will take a boat ride to Manikarnika Ghat. The boat tour is a life cycle in itself, starting at Assi Ghat marking the birth of life and end at Manikarnika Ghat (cremation ghat) - marking the demise of life. Meanwhile, the other ghats that lie between these two ghats will convey a lesson of the journey of life from birth till death. Disembark at Manikarnika ghat and continue on 15 minutes walk from Manikarnika to Dashashwamedha Ghat. Manikarnika ghat is a famous cremation ground, where mortal remains are burned openly. Hindus believe that to be cremated here is to attain salvation. The unique experience is worth capturing in a camera. Keeping the best for the last in the tour, you will watch the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony at Dashashwamedha ghat starting at 6:30 pm and lasts around 45 mins to an hour. The aarti pays homage to Maa (mother) Ganges, Surya - the sun God, Agni - the fire God as well as the whole universe created by Lord Shiva. Feel the energy of the divine as the priests chant mantras and shlokas in Sanskrit holding huge brass lamps, the smoke from the incense sticks fills the air and the sound of the beating drums and the conch shells create a magical ambiance. Hundreds of pilgrims, tourists, and local people gather to watch the spectacular event on the Ganges every evening. Amidst all the noise and activity, one seeks spiritual solace and peace. As the ceremony ends, soaked in spirituality, you will be transferred to your hotel.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT GETS HOLIDAYS PVT LTD
5 - Excellent
Based on 102 reviews
Doris' review for another GeTS Holidays PVT LTD tour
5 - Excellent
  • Doris
  • On Oct 15 2019
“A few years after the last trip we decided to return to this beloved country. This time we decided to visit a part not very popular with mass tourism. We relied on GeTS Holidays, a very serious and professional agency. We were very satisfied because everything was very well organized. Special thanks to Mr Santhos, Mr Azhar, Mrs Ritu and our excellent guide Ranveer (Vittorio).”
Erika's review for another GeTS Holidays PVT LTD tour
5 - Excellent
  • Erika
  • On Aug 23 2019
“An excellent travel company. Thank you so much for making our family trip to India an unforgettable experience! Everything you prepared was amazing. Our driver and our guides became a part of our family while we were in India. We felt safe and comfortable in your care!”
Colby's review for another GeTS Holidays PVT LTD tour
5 - Excellent
  • Colby
  • From Canada
  • On Jun 05 2019
“Tour was great but got very severe food poisoning from the restaurant where we had our lunch. We were sick for 5 days and it caused us to miss our flight back.”
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • English speaking Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boat ride
  • Tea
  • Walk
  • Evening Ganga arti
  • Photography
  • Manikarnika ghat
  • Dashashwamedh ghat
  • Assi Ghat
  • One bottle of mineral water
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
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CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.

Other Practical InformationConfirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability A minimum of 2 people per booking is required A maximum of 8 people per booking Group discount is available Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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