Day Tour To Sarnath With Boating And Ganga Aarti - Varanasi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    1:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel in Varanasi
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the spiritual and pious city of Sarnath, the place where Buddha gave his first sermon and one which remains as one of the four key sites of the Buddhist circuit. Explore Varanasi with a boat ride on the Ganges and a heritage walk of the oldest part of the city! Witness the Ganga Aarti, one of the most magical experiences (where a fire is used as an offering by the priests) of the city.

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Stop At: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India
Explore Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world along with Sarnath, the land of Buddha in this day tour which will acquaint you to this land in its absolute raw form!
Your tour will begin with your guide picking your up from your hotel at around 1:00 PM in the day with your first stop at Sarnath. The land where Buddhism flows in its air, this place holds a lot of history and culture to offer. Standing as one of the four key places on the Buddha circuit, the place attracts travelers and pilgrims from around the world!

Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh
Visit the different temples like the Tibetan, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Thai along with exploring the deer park (the exact place where Buddha gave his first sermon). Visit the Stupas and the most ancient monastery as your guide equips you with all the history.
Once you are done here, make your way back to Varanasi, where you will start exploring this mystical city with a boat ride at the Ganges! Immerse in the cool breeze of the holy Ganges and witness the many colorful ghats (stone step embankment) as your guide tells you the importance of all.

Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), Lahori Tola, Varanasi 221001 India
Post this, get ready to navigate through the narrow alleys of the oldest part of Varanasi, as you go on a Heritage walk in the oldest part of Varanasi in an exclusive Heritage Walk. Feel like a true local as you get acquainted with the culture and heritage of the locals in this part. Your guide will tell you about all the important features and you will also halt to see the Golden Temple (the most important temple for Hindus in Varanasi)
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Banaras Ghats, Varanasi 221002 India
Upon ending this, make your way to one of the ghats for the evening Ganga Aarti. One of the most magical experiences attracting travelers from world-wide, its a ritual where priests use fire in the form of oil lamps to seek blessings from mother Ganges.
Following this magical experience, we will call it a day with a scrumptious dinner at a multi-cuisine Indian restaurant where you will get the best food that India is known for!

Duration: 1 hour


  • Boat ride of approximately an hour over the Ganges
  • Sarnath sightseeing
  • Evening aarti
  • Hotel pick-up and drop
  • English-speaking live guide
  • Chauffeur-driven air-condition vehicle
  • Dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Sarnath
  • Entry/Admission - Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple)
  • Entry/Admission - Banaras Ghats


  • Food and drinks (apart from mentioned)
  • Entry ticket of 300 INR at Sarnath
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers