Insight Varanasi Day Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 14 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    5:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Any hotel located in the city Limit of 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.

Overview

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.
Do you believe that one's sins can be absolved by taking a dip in the holy Ganges in Varanasi? Local people believe that Varanasi is the place where liberates your soul from human body to the ultimate. You will see a lot of pilgrims who go to the Ganga Ghats in Varanasi to take a dip in the holy Ganges to absolve them from all sins. Insight Varanasi Day Tour will take you to the Sarnath where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon.
It will includes:
Sarnath Tour [Birth place of Buddhism] Evening Boat ride followed by Ganga Aarti Morning boat ride followed by old city walk.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Know More about this tour

You will start your day with a morning boat ride at the dawn. Boating in the Ganges at the sunrise in Varanasi is one of the main attractions. Observe the Hindus way of life on the bank of the River Ganges (Ganga). There are a number of temples on the bank of the Ganges river in Varanasi. It is at the Ganga Ghats (Banaras Ghat) where you see life and death together. There are numbers ofGhat alongsideGanges riverin Varanasi. Some of the prominent and popular Ghats at Varanasi are the Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika ghat, Harischandra Ghat, Assi ghat,Shivala ghat, Man mandir ghat, Darbhanga ghat, Ahilyabai ghat and Kedar Ghat.

After boat ride, take a small walk to the oldest part of Varanasi, famous for its narrow street. Visit the Kashi Vishwnath Templearea, also know as the Golden Temple (open to Hindus only).

Sarnath: After breakfast drive to Sarnath which is around 10 Km from Varanasi City. This is in Varanasi is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon in a Deer park. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places. Besides Buddhism, Sarnath is also connected with Jainism. There are many Buddhist monuments and edifices at Sarnath.

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.

Main attractions of Sarnath are: Archeological & Excavation Area [Sarnath deer park],Chaukhandi stupa, Dhammek Stupa [Dhamekha Stupa],Dharmarajika Stupa, Mulagandhakuti Vihara,Ashoka Pillar [Ashokan Lion Pillar],Ashokan Lion-Capital [National Emblem of India],Archeological Museum. Back to hotel in the afternoon for lunch and relax.

Evening Aarti:In the evening, we will experience the Hindu ritual Aarti. It is also spelled as arathi and 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. Hindus in India worship the river Ganges as goddess. Every evening in Varanasi, aarti is performed at the Dashashwamedh ghat. We can watch it from the ghat or from the waterside in a boat. It is a beautiful, resonant, and majestic spectacle with a very precise choreography involving rituals performed by several priests with the sound of bells, drums, cymbals, and Sanskrit mantras.

Inclusions

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 - Banaras Ghats

Entry/Admission - Ganges River

Entry/Admission - Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple)

Entry/Admission - Manikarnika Ghat

Entry/Admission - Dasaswamedh Ghat

Entry/Admission - Ashoka Pillar

Entry/Admission - Chaukhandi Stupa

Entry/Admission - Man Mandir Ghat

Entry/Admission - Kedar Ghat

Entry/Admission - Dhamek Stupa

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Tips

Additional Info

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

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 29-Oct-2019

    Owner, guide and drivers were flexible, professional and knowledgeable. Guide Aakash was as good as they come in this business

  • 23-Sep-2019

    My husband and I decided to book at one day tour of Varanasi and we don’t regret it , it was an amazing experience with very knowledgeable tour guy, we couldn’t have done it on our own .

  • 02-Apr-2018

    Really enjoyed our insight Varanasi tour. Our tour guide was great. Recommend it.