2-Day Private Varanasi Tour Including Sunrise & Sunset Boat Ride

Duration: 2 days
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi
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  • 2 days
  • Varanasi
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Overview

Varanasi - also known as Kashi (City of Life) and Benares, the spiritual capital of India. It's a particularly auspicious place to die, since expiring here offers moksha (liberation from the cycle of birth and death), making Varanasi the beating heart of the Hindu universe. Most visitors agree it's a magical place. Visit the most important temples in Varanasi including the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Mother India Temple (Bharat Mata Mandir), Visit the the biggest Campus University in Asia Banaras Hindu University (BHU). Enjoy rickshaw (Tricycle) ride passing through the busy streets and bazaars of Varanasi. Witness the mesmerizing evening Áarti Ceremony' thanks giving ceremony to Mother Ganges. Enjoy the Morning Sunrise Boat Ride on Ganges and witness morning riverside rituals, Walk through the narrow old lanes of Varanasi. Enjoy traditional Silk Weaving art of Varanasi, Visit Sarnath where lord Buddha gave his first sermon.

Itinerary

Day 1: Varanasi Temples Tour & Evening Ganges Arti Ceremony

Stop At: Bharat Mata Temple, Vidyapith Road, Varanasi 221001 India
Begin the trip with a pickup from the airport, railway station, hotel or other desired place in Varanasi. After that, you will have a Full-day city tour of Varanasi visiting Mother India Temple (Bharat Mata Mandir) - dedicated to the goddess who represents all the goddesses in the India culture. In other words, it can said that Bharat Mata personifies India as a mother goddess. Instead of traditional statues of gods and goddesses, this temple has a huge map of undivided India carved in marble.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tulsi Manas Temple, Varanasi India
Dedicated to Lord Rama, the walls of this modern, marble, sikhara-style temple are engraved with verses and scenes from the Ram Charit Manas, the Hindi version of the Ramayana.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sankat Mochan Temple, Sankat Mochan Road Saket Nagar, Nagwa Lanka, Varanasi 221005 India
This is a well known temple of Lord Hanuman also known as "Sankatmochan" the god who protects from the troubles. The temple was established by famous Hindu preacher and poet saint Sri Goswami Tulsidas in the early 16th century and is situated on the banks of the Assi river.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005 India
Established in 1916, BHU is the largest university campus in Asia. Tour the campus and see the Bharat Kala Bhavan museum and the new Vishwanath Temple (Birla Temple), which is an exact replica of the original Vishwanath Temple.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ganges River, Varanasi India
Early evening enjoy rickshaw (Tricycle) ride passing through the busy streets and bazaars of Varanasi takes you to the holy river Ganges where you cruise to witness the ’Aarti’ ceremonies amidst hundreds of lighted candles and flower offerings. This beautiful ritual makes every moment of the evening period special and fills with the spiritual thoughts. Perhaps nowhere in India, or the world, is it possible to witness so clearly, colourfully, and intensely many thousands of years of unbroken dedication to spiritual exploration.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Varanasi: 5 star - Ramada Plaza or similar / 4 star - Rivatas By Ideal or similar


Day 2: Varanasi Sunrise Ganges Boat Ride, Temples & Drop-off

Stop At: Ganges River, Varanasi India
Early morning pickup at 5:30am from your hotel and leave for boat ride on the Ganges to see the bathing Ghats (river bank) & cremation site. Sunrise on the riverfront, as seen from a boat, can be a spiritually uplifting sight. The life on the Ghats bound in an endless string of rituals, ever-changing aspects of the river & the wide landscape across have fascinated visitors from all over the world.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi 221001 India
After boat ride a short walking tour of the back alleyways of the old city and have glimpse of the Holiest Temple of Hindus - Kashi Vishwanath dedicated to Vishveswara – Shiva as lord of the universe is the presiding deity of the city. Later back to your hotel for breakfast.

Post breakfast witness Silk Weaving Art of Varanasi, Varanasi is known throughout India for its production of very fine silk and Banarasi saris. Varanasi saris are adorned with intricate designs and zari embellishments making it popular during traditional functions and weddings. The city had flourished as the Textile capital of the region.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India
One of the most revered Buddhist pilgrimage centers. After attaining the Enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, it was here that Lord Buddha preached his first sermon, sanctified as Maha Dharm Chakra Pravartan. The great Dhamekh Stupa and several other structures stand testimony to the importance the place enjoyed at that time. You'll also visit the Archaeological Museum, which features treasures that date to the 3rd-century BC (closed Fridays).
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Varanasi Airport Terminal, Pura Raghunathpur, Uttar Pradesh 221006, India
Your tour ends with a drop-off to your Varanasi hotel, Varanasi airport, Railway station, or other desired location in Varanasi.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: (If booked with option including Hotels)
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 1x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Overnight accommodation on twin sharing (If booked with option including Hotels)
  • Breakfast in hotel of stay (If booked with option including Hotels)
  • Professional private local tour guide
  • Entrance fees of sights (where applicable)
  • Transport by air-condition private vehicle
  • Morning and evening Boat Ride (Hand Rowed Boat) on Ganges
  • Evening Rickshaw (Tricycle) ride to reach Ganges Ghat
  • Walking tour in old city of varanasi
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Sarnath

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions head
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code - Temples is a sacred house of God and a place of daily worship. To preserving its sanctity and spiritual ambiance one must follow the below dress code within temple complex: Upper Wear: Must cover the shoulders, chest, navel, and upper arms Lower Wear: Must be at least below knee-length Remove footwear outside the temple. Socks are fine, you can keep wearing them.
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please note: The Archaeological Museum in Sarnath is closed on Fridays
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Mandatory Gala Dinner on X-mas and New Year Eve at hotel of stay is not included and will be charged extra
  • During rainy season (July till Sep) every year, boat ride is subject to availability of Ganges River overflow
  • Travelers should be vaccinated and carry the covid vaccination certificate
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Departure Point

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Traveler pickup is offered
Your Hotel in Varanasi or Varanasi airport, Railway station or other desired place in Varanasi


Departure Time

09:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 days

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

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