Private tour of Varanasi with official tour guide

Duration: 2 days
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi
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  • 2 days
  • Varanasi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Boating down the Ganges River during sunrise is one of the main attractions in Varanasi.
Start your day with a morning boat ride at dawn.Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human body to the ultimate. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock to the sacred river to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from all sins. Watching people come down to river in the early morning, taking a bath in the mother Ganga, performing rituals. It is at the Banaras Ghat where we can see life and death together.After the boat ride, take a small walk in to the oldest part of Varanasi where is famous for its narrow streets. Stop by the Kashi Vishwnath Temple, also known as Golden Temple, and see the outside of the beautiful temple. Sarnath is also a great attraction of this tour as well. Later silk weaving center also can be seen.

Itinerary

Day 1: Pickup Half day tours means evening Arati

Stop At: Dasaswamedh Ghat Road Bangali Tola, Varanasi 221001 India
Evening ceremony which is known and called as Arati.
Hindu way of worship, which is basically an event organized every day to give thanks to river Ganges. Normally Hindu worship is done privately, but this worship [aarti] ceremony is done on the riverbank of Ganges openly and publicly. It is only of its kind, therefore attracts thousands of people daily to witness it. This Hindu ritual of saying thanks is very unique and surreal. It started a few years ago but making its importance rapidly to the world. Almost 90 percent of the tourists who comes to Varanasi attend this prayer ceremony for sure. This grand event start time depends on sunset and therefore vary month to month. It goes for 45 minutes and is very engaging.

Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Pickup from hotel and full day tour

Stop At: Dashashwamedh Ghat Road, Dashashwamedh Ghat Rd, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
Morning boat ride + heritage city walk & Sarnath and Silk weaving tours.
About an hour boat ride which starts early in the morning before sunrise and get completed after sunrise. It includes two crematoriums (Burning Ghats) , bathing and rituals, After boat ride tourists will be taken to walk showing them heritage sites of City including street life, lanes, alleys Golden temple, mosque and bazar / Breakfast/ After breakfast Sarnath will be shown to tourists.Sarnath is a Buddhist pilgrim spot located near Varanasi. The city is famous for being the first place where Lord Buddha preached for the first time after gaining enlightenment. Attractions of Sarnath are stupas, Ashokan piller, lion capital, archeological site and archeological museum. Varanasi is also a great centre of silk weaving. Silk weaving is a manufacturing industry in Varanasi. Varanasi is known throughout India for its production of very fine silk and Banarasi saris. Weaving is typically done within the household. Sightseeing of silk weaving can be shown if travellers wish.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • The best tour of varanasi with official tour guide and boat in morning

Exclusions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Walkable
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Can be picked up from any known place in varanasi.

Airports

  • Varanasi Airport, Varanasi India


Departure Time

04:30 PM

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.

User's Reviews

Trip37370445132

15 Nov, 2022

Vimal ji is one of the best guides I have met. He is highly knowledgeable, friendly and has an excellent network. Vimal ji is an artist turned into a professional guide who enjoys his work, can speak Hindi, English and Spanish. We, group of friends were in Varanasi during Dev Deepavali which is the busiest time. Vimal ji made arrangements to ensure we participate in the most awaited Dev Deepavali evening celebrations safely. He accompanied us throughout the trip making sure we experience the best of Varanasi; our temple visits, boat rides, Ganga aarthi, sightseeing, shopping and eateries were perfect.

hpandey24

26 Jul, 2022

Vimal is a very authentic and honest guide. His knowledge immersed us in Varanasi’s spiritual experience and history. He is a well spoken and informed guy about India, Civilizations and above all Kashi. I highly recommend him and will continue to render his services as I come back to Kashi.

lizardol2021

07 May, 2022

Excellent experience. Having a private guide is a must in Varanasi. Vimal is your man if you need one! My wife and I had an very good place during the Arti ceremony in front of the Ganges river thanks to Vimal... he knows!

AngelM6877

11 Mar, 2022

Varanasi was the last stop in our 15 day India trip. Vimal was out guide for the day. We went on an early morning boat ride on the Ganges, walked through the narrow alleys leading to a variety of shops, saw Sarnath and watched Ganga Aarti. We were fortunate Vimal was the one to take us around. He has years of experience in the business and it showed. He is caring, considerate and made sure we had fun and enjoyed our visit. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the city, its culture and traditions. His explanations were laced with stories and jokes. We had a memorable trip to Varanasi, thanks in large part our guide.

manugupt

08 Dec, 2021

My parents , uncles & aunties visited Varanasi for 4 days. All arrangements made by Pathak Ji were perfect. The itinerary was perfectly planned citing their age and convenience. He kept us regularly updated by sharing their pictures & videos. Mr Vimal Pathak , thank you so much for a memorable tour.

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