Varanasi tour in one day

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 14 hours
  • tour type Private Tour
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Varanasi, India
  • Ends Varanasi , India
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Ride a boat on the Ganges in the morning
  • Visit Sarnath, where the Lord Buddha gave his first sermon
  • Walk down the narrow lanes of Varanasi & explore this ancient city
  • See the famous evening aarti
Pick-up from your hotel at 05:00 AM and drive to river bank of Ganges. Once there, embark on your private boat and enjoy the most spiritual and stunning sunrise.

As soon as sun starts rising, you will notice how its reflection divides the water into many parts. The misty morning air stuffed with the aroma of wood and shrub flowers because the ghats erupted into a riot of color and activity. You will feel magical and spiritual when you will see Hindu people doing daily morning rituals. Gliding further, takes you to the cremation Ghat, where you will see coming of dead bodies every another minute. Understand the logic behind burning of a dead body by our guide and see all cremation rituals being performed in front of your eyes.

Sunrise at the bank of river Ganges is one in all the foremost lovely spectacles in Varanasi because the sun rises on an empty horizon over the Ganga, coloring the sky with hues of red color before rising like a shining orange. It then moves on to replicate within the waters and eventually baths down the attractive ghats – a photographer’s delight! Sunrise is additionally a decent time to look at morning rituals on the watercourse because the whole riverside turns into one massive Sun temple!

During all our morning boat ride tour, we provide an exclusive rowing boat to experience this amazing activity.

After this return back to Hotel and have your breakfast.

Later after this visit to Sarnath.

After attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya Gautama Buddha visited Sarnath, and it absolutely was here that he preached is 1st discourse within the ruminant park to line in motion the ‘Wheel of the Dharma’. it’s one among the foremost holy sites in Buuddhism world as at this place the stream of the Buddha’s teaching 1st flowed.

Once you are here, you will be able to see deer park, Budhha Temple, Archaeological museum and ruins of Sarnath.

After this drive to river bank area and step into one of the oldest street of Varanasi to enjoy the very famous and vibrant walking tour.

This introduces with insights of Varanasi. Step into Varanasi old streets and walk through it. Meet with cultural, colourful and vibrant surprises every corner of these thousands years old streets. Encounter the most unusual and uncommon things by going close to it. Get through the famous food street and see what peoples of Varanasi eat.

Understand the key components of Hindu philosophy, religion, customs and culture, however Varanasi’s distinctive geography will lead you to its turning into India’s religious capital, and therefore the city’s compelling defy of Death & Moksha (Salvation). Punctuated with frequent hidden-in-the-corner spots of solace amidst the hustle-bustle, the walk absolutely emulates the eccentricities of this holy city!

This walk will take you through various markets such as spice market, souvenir market, perfume market and famous food street of Varanasi also known as Kachuri Gali.

Later after it walk towards main Ghat and embark on a private boat to see cremation rituals followed by witnessing aarti ceremony.

You will be first taken to cremation ground where you see cremation rituals. Understand the logic behind burning of dead bodies. After seeing all, boat will glide towards back to main Ghat. Your boat will be parked right in front of the evening prayer ceremony held.

This aarti begins 45 minutes post to sunset and that is why times varies by month of month. This worship ceremony performed with help of elevated planks [a multi-tiered oil lamp, an idol of Goddess Ganga, flowers, incense sticks, a conch cell and a big brass lamp] accompanied by chants of Mantras.

Watching Evening prayer ceremony in Varanasi is definitely once in a very lifetime moment. This even take place every-day on Dashwasamedh Ghat, where this stunning prayer rituals unfold ahead of your eyes. Brass lamps of huge sizes are used throughout this event, that is in the middle of chants and crowds of individuals waiting to wish and expect that their wishes are fulfilled.
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WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Hotel pickup and drop off in a private vehicle
  • All monument entrances
  • Private boat riding during sunrise and the evening aarti ceremony
  • Local Govt proved tour guide
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