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
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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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.
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  • On Oct 08 2018
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 12 2019
“This first trip to India has allowed us to discover an indescribable reality if we don't try it on our skin. India has a lot to offer and, right from the start, you are greeted by so many smiles and kindnesses. We realized that solidarity and mutual help characterize this people! We also found this with our guide Jolender (or Jolli for Italian friends!) Who was present and available for the entire stay, always ready to solve any inconvenience that occurred. He was a professional and competent guide. In addition, it allowed us to make unscheduled experiences (such as attending an Indian wedding party or night tour by jeep for Jaipur), satisfying our requests and curiosity about the uses, customs, traditions of the Indian people. Thanks GeTS!”
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5 - Excellent
  • Vadim
  • On Aug 25 2019
“It was good to see the 400 year old Wonder of the World and share the experience with my beloved wife on our 20th year of marriage. The guide was very patient, knowledgeable and friendly. The driver was also very good.”
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
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