Varanasi Highlights. 1 Day Tour

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi
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  • 10 hours
  • Varanasi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Do you have one day to experience Varanasi? We create a program that suits you perfectly! Our goal is to provide you with a unique experience!
From early morning until night, we will be your host, friend and guide, and together we will tour the most emblematic places of the city and we will discover corners and alleys that do not appear in the guides and others that are not easily accessible to non-locals. We will make this a memorable journey within the holy Indian city of Varanasi! Join us!

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Before dawn rise, we will start our day with a boat ride from Varanasi's main and busiest ghat, Dashashwamedh. You will feel overwhelmed by the beauty of the sunrise and the magic light that bathes the historical palaces and temples on the banks, enjoying for sure witnessing local life and photographing the vibrant activity, full of colour and tradition, on the ghats: pilgrims and locals taking the sacred bath, praying, doing ceremony, washing clothes, chatting. Shadus, Babas… A gift for senses!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Manikarnika Ghat, Ghasi Tola Road, Varanasi 221001 India

After going to your hotel for a short nap, I will pick you up again and we will continue exploring Varanasi. We begin the second part of the tour at Manikarnika, where death is celebrated. Above the main burning ghat of Varanasi, one of the holiest cremation sites along the Ganges River, from the best place to observing and photographing, I will explain to you in detail about the Hindu sacred rituals of death. From there, we will head to the old town to discover the small and colourful alleys of the center, historical palaces, sacred temples, traditional ashrams, bazaar and local markets...

Duration: 3 hours

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

Time for lunch! it's time to regain strength after a long walk… I will recommend you a good place for taste a jummy indian meal or for drinking the best lassi of the city. When your stomach gets happy I will bring you by tuk tuk on our next stop: the traditional silk weaving. There we will scooting the muslim area, learning about the silk weaving, you can see how is the process of creating and also the beautiful final products...


Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Ganges River, Varanasi India

And again time to come back to the river for a boat ride on sunset. Light and ghats at that time are also a dream, people and activities are different at the morning time so you will enjoy witnessing local life and photographing. A new experience for your senses is waiting for you!


Duration: 1 hour

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

We will finish the day with one of the most spectacular sights in Varanasi: The Ganga Aarti Ceremony. This is a godly spiritual ritual on the banks of the Ganges River. There, Hindu priests celebrate a beautiful and sacred ritual in honor of Mother Ganges, accompanied by songs of praise and surrounded by thousands of pilgrims who come from far every evening in order to get the Goddess’s blessing who its believed that pours on each individual present there when the ritual is completed.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Bottled water - Whenever you need a break, we can enjoy a chai, a lassi or a mineral water
  • Private transportation
  • Boat ride
  • Entry/Admission - Dasaswamedh Ghat
  • Entry/Admission - Manikarnika Ghat
  • Entry/Admission - Ganges River

Exclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Tips
  • Arrival-Departure transportation to the airport
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Hotel Ganges Grand - Varanasi, Front Of Marwari Hospital Building, D-37/47 Godowlia Crossing, Dashashwamedh Ghat Rd, Harha, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
Traveler pickup is offered
"contacting by phone call or message"

Airports

  • Varanasi Airport, Varanasi India


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

10 hours

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

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