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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
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Varanasi, India
  • Ends Varanasi , India
  • 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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Based on 78 reviews
Margaret's review for another GeTS Holidays PVT LTD tour
5 - Excellent
  • Margaret
  • On Jul 30 2019
“I would like to say 'Thank You' for all your help in arranging our Golden Triangle Tour - we had an excellent trip to India! Our driver, Bijendra Singh was very courteous, an excellent driver & he looked after us very well during the entire day. The guide that you kindly provided to show us around the Taj Mahal & Agra Fort was also excellent - many thanks for all your attention to detail. We shall be very pleased to recommend you & GeTS Holidays to any of our friends who may be visiting India in the future.”
Nello's review for another GeTS Holidays PVT LTD tour
5 - Excellent
  • Nello
  • On Aug 12 2019
“Discovering India was an emotionally strong experience. It is a beautiful country but with a thousand contradictions. It is an incomprehensible reality for us Westerners. .the poverty, the chaos of traffic, a lifestyle for us absurd .. all lived with extreme serenity, with a smile and mutual solidarity alternate with magical and beautiful places that we had the pleasure of visiting thanks to our wonderful guide Jolhender Rathore (for all of us Jolly) who did all he could to make our tour truly exceptional.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Sandra
  • From Mexico
  • On Dec 04 2018
“Gets Holidays deserves all the superlatives I can think of.

We found Gets Holiday through the internet and they arranged a 15 night trip to India for my husband and me. During the planning stage, their responses to our emails were almost immediate, and included calls when they wanted or needed an immediate response. The trip they arranged for us was wonderful.

They took care of all the details, and never let us down. They delivered exactly what they promised, on time, with efficiency and smiles. When we had a problem (a car broke down once), they responded within minutes by sending a replacement car to us. The hotels they picked were great, the drivers were wonderful, and the guides were excellent. Whenever we had a question or wanted to consult with them, regardless of the issue, they were almost immediately accessible and always gracious and very helpful.

If you want to travel in India, I highly recommend using Gets Holidays.”
  • 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
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Confirmation 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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