Private Full-Day Varanasi Cultural Tour with Ganges Evening Boat Ride

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi
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  • 10 hours
  • Varanasi
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Overview

Witness the worlds oldest city on a culturally-rich tour of Varanasi with your private guide. See important locations such as Vishwanath temple, Bharat Mata temple, and Sankat Mochan temple, also known as monkey temple. Travel between the oldest streets to get an idea of day to day life of people. Afternoon visit local shops before driving to local Ghats while on a relaxing local boat.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Ganges River, Varanasi India

Varanasi is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh dating to the 11th century B.C. Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, the city draws Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the Ganges River’s sacred waters and perform funeral rites. Along the city's winding streets are some 2,000 temples, including Kashi Vishwanath, the “Golden Temple,” dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Monkey Temple (Durga Temple), Varanasi India

Durga temple is also known as the Monkey temple (because of the presence of huge number of monkeys), situated in the Durga Kund, Varanasi. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga. It was built in the 18th century. Durga temple was constructed by a Bengali Maharani in the north Indian Style with multi tiered shikhara. An attractive pond known as the Durga Kund is made on the right side of the temple which really increases the beauty of the temple. The pond has stone stairs at all sides as well as there is watch pillars at each corner of the pond.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Bharat Mata Temple, Vidyapith Road, Varanasi 221001 India

Built by Babu Shiv Prasad Gupt and inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936 the Bhart Mata Temple is a model of undivided India. The temple is located in the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth campus in Varanasi and is amongst the most visited tourist destination of Varanasi. The most striking aspect of Bharat Mata Temple is that instead of gods and goddesses, the temple houses a relief map of undivided India, carved out of marble. The temple is a rare instance of something attributed to nationalism and a tribute to everyone who participated in the making of India.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: New Vishwanath Temple, Banaras Hindu University Campus, Varanasi India

The Kashi Vishwanath Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in Vishwanath Gali of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh in India. The temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganga, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva temples. The main deity is known by the names Shri Vishwanath and Vishweshwara ( Vishveshvara or Vishveshvur) literally meaning Lord of the Universe. Varanasi was called Kashi ("shining") in ancient times, and hence the temple is popularly called Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Banaras Ghats, Varanasi 221002 India

You'll find Ghat where the Ganges River meets the Assi River at the extreme southern end of the city. This spacious and easily accessible ghat isn't as crowded as some of the other ghats. However, it is a pilgrimage place for Hindus, who bathe there before worshiping Lord Shiva in the form of a huge lingam under a pipal tree.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India

After completing the traveling time of around 40 minutes, you will reach Sarnath [Sarnath Closed on Friday]. Some of the major sites to visit in Sarnath are Dharmekh Stupa, a place where Buddha gave his first preaching. Dharmarajika Stupa was constructed by king Ashoka to preserve the Buddha remnant. Other places that you will discover include Mulagandhakuti Vihara, Deer Park, and Ashoka Pillar. Sarnath Archeological Museum that exhibits the artistic and cultural antiquities of Buddhist will be your last visit.

Duration: 3 hours

Inclusions
  • All inclusive fuel, parking, driver allowances with Government taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off with sightseeing's by AC Car
  • Professional guide
  • Sarnath sightseeing included. (Closed on Fridays)
  • All entrance fees included
  • Entry/Admission - Bharat Mata Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Banaras Ghats
  • Entry/Admission - Sarnath

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Any Personal expenses and fees other than mentioned.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
If Clients are staying in any other part of the city limit other than mentioned areas kindly please do define the Hotel Name at the time of Booking

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Duration

10 hours

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