Insight Varanasi Day Tour- "The Best of Varanasi"

Duration: 14 hours
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi

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  • 14 hours
  • Varanasi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


This is a Private Tour, designed for the regular tourist who comes to Varanasi first time and wants to experience to way of life in India with Hinduism and Buddhism. 

It includes Morning boat ride at the dawn followed by old city walk, Sarnath Tour [The Birth Place of Buddhism] and Evening Boat ride followed by Ganga Aarti.It will includes: 

This tour have two break one after morning boat tour for breakfast and another after Sarnath Tour for lunch.

Note: This tour can also be done in two days. Like first day Start from Afternoon Sarnath tour or in the Evening start with Evening Ganga Aarti and next day morning boat ride followed by old city walk and after breakfast Sarnath tour.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Banaras Ghats, Varanasi 221002 India

Ghats in Varanasi are riverfront steps leading to the banks of the River Ganges

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Ganges River, Varanasi India

Ghats in Varanasi are riverfront steps leading to the banks of the River Ganges

Duration: 4 hours

Pass By: Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), Lahori Tola, Varanasi 221001 India

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in Varanasi

Pass By: Manikarnika Ghat, Ghasi Tola Road, Varanasi 221001 India

The creamation Ground of Lord Shiva

Stop At: Dasaswamedh Ghat Road Bangali Tola, Varanasi 221001 India

Main Ghat

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sarnath, Sarnath, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh

Sarnath: Sarnath in Varanasi, is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places.
There are many Buddhist monuments and edifices at Sarnath. Some of the important Buddhist monuments at Sarnath are the Dhamekha stupa, the Dharmarajika stupa & the Chaukhandi stupa and monasteries and temples of different schools of Buddhism from Japan, China, Thailand, Burma and others. The Indian Buddhist society called Mahabodhi Society maintains a park around the Buddha temple. The Mahabodhi Temple within the park has a tooth relic of the Buddha.
There is also a vast expanse of ancient ruins at Sarnath. Several Buddhist structures were raised at Sarnath between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD, and today it presents the most precious ruins amongst places on the Buddhist trail. The Lion Capital of Ashoka pillar at Sarnath is the National emblem of India, which is displayed in the archaeological museum in Sarnath.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Ashoka Pillar, Sarnath, Sarnath India

The pillars of Ashoka are a series of columns dispersed throughout the Indian subcontinent, erected or at least inscribed with edicts by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka during his reign in the 3rd century BCE

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dhamek Stupa, Rishipattan Road 13 Km From Varanasi, Varanasi 221007 India

Dhamek Stupa Sarnath marks the spot where the Buddha preached his first message. Built by the great Mauryan king Ashoka in he 3rd century BCE

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ganga Aarti, Plot No D 16 - 28 - a Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi 221001 India

Aarti is a Hindu ritual, in which light is offered to one or more deities. Aartis also refer to the songs sung in praise of the deity, when offering of lamps is being offered.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Chaukhandi Stupa, Rishipattan Road, Varanasi 221007 India

The Chaukhandi Stupa is regarded as one of the most divine and important monuments of the Buddhist culture

  • Hotel pick up and drop off by private AC vehicle
  • Professional English speaking Private Guide [For Safe & Honourable tourism we provide only incensed Guide]
  • Professional guide in other language [French/ German/ Spanish/ Italian] on demand and availability
  • Private Driver
  • Two times Private boat ride [Morning & Evening]
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Ashoka Pillar
  • Entry/Admission - Dhamek Stupa

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tips
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Any hotel located in the city Limit of Varanasi

Departure Time

05:00 AM

Voucher info

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


14 hours

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

User's Reviews

Marilyn S

13 Apr, 2020

Wonderful experience. This company really made our visit to Varanasi a pure joy! They were very dependable, knowledgeable, and very easy to be with. I really recommend them for your visit to Varanasi.


05 Mar, 2020

Really great guide. Offered so much information. He was on time, spoke very good English and taught us so much.


20 Feb, 2020

Great tour, superb guide an fanatastic communication befor the start of the tour. Absolute recommendation! Thanks guys!


16 Feb, 2020

Wow - fascinating tour with fabulous guide. We learned an extraordinary amount of information about Varanasi plus the importance of the Ganges and the Hindi religion. If you only have a few days, this is the tour to take. Neelesh our guide was fabulous!!!


08 Feb, 2020

My husband & I just completed this tour. We enjoyed ourselves. We had a knowledgeable experienced guide Vinay Yadav who also took pictures of us which is much appreciated when travelling as a couple. He made it an easygoing day for rush yet we covered everything we needed to see. We appreciate the flexibility...we came to enjoy the sights & sounds of India we were not interested in purchasing items...and there was no pressure or persuasion to do so. We would recommend this get to see enough yet not too much. Calgary, Canada

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