Private 3-Day City Tour Of Varanasi: Rickshaw & Boat Ride With Ganga Aarti

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    12:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from Airport / Railway Station in Varanasi
    Airports
    Varanasi Airport, Varanasi India
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Varanasi the sacred ,soulful & ancient spectacular city. Visit of Sarnath, an interesting place where Lord Budhha gave his first sermon here. View magnificient stupas & monasteries. Evening witness the Aarti ceremony at the Ghats of the holistic city. Boat cruise at the River Ganges. Visit of ancient temples & Modern structured marble temple Tulsi Manas Temple, walls engraved with the hindi version of the Ramayana.

Highlights

Romantic experience, perfect for couples

Airport transfer

All entrance fees included

Breakfast included

Buffet lunch included

Private guide for a more personalized experience

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Day 1: Arrival Varanasi (No Meal)
Arrival at Airport / Railway Station in Varanasi - is one of Indias most important pilgrimage sites and the holiest of holy cities for Hindus. Also known as Kashi and Benaras & Varanasi. It is one of the worlds oldest living cities, and has been a centre of learning and culture for well over 2000 years. The place where the Buddha turned the Wheel of Law and delivered his first sermon.

Later in the evening we enjoy rickshaw (Tricycle) ride passing through the busy streets and bazaars of Varanasi takes us to the holy river Ganges where we cruise to witness the Aarti ceremonies amidst hundreds of lighted candles and flower offerings. Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel.

Day 2: Varanasi Sightseeing (B, L)
Early morning we take a Boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. We rise before dawn and step gingerly onto a rickety old boat as the wizened boatman coasts off. You wait, still, for the daily miracle to unfold. Just then, as if having waited for the audience to settle reverently in their assigned places, the Sun God appears triumphantly over the horizon. The sound of conches and temple bells rent the delicate pink fabric of dawn. The formerly hushed murmuring of ancient Sanskrit Shlokas, now rises, in one voice, to a crescendo of unparalleled piety and joy.

After breakfast we visit city tour of Varanasi where we visit the Bharat mata temple with a big relief map of India in Marble, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Benaras Hindu University which has an art gallery & the mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb.

Evening visit of Sarnath, an important pilgrimage centre for Buddhist. This is where the Buddha preached his first sermon after getting enlightenment. Sarnath's temples and Archaeological museum are full of Buddhist art treasures.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotels.

Day 3: Depart from Varanasi (B)
Pick up from Hotel and drop off Airport / Railway Station in Varanasi.

Inclusions

2x Breakfast

2x Lunch

Accommodation included: 2 nights

2-night hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast

All Transfers/Sightseeings by air conditioned private vehicle

Boat and Rickshaw ride in Varanasi

Professional private tour guide

Monument entrance fees

Entry/Admission - Ganga Aarti

Entry/Admission - Banaras Ghats

Entry/Admission - Bharat Mata Temple

Entry/Admission - Sarnath

Exclusions

Drinks

Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not wheelchair accessible

Dress code is smart casual

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

Most travelers can participate

Mandatory Gala Dinner on X-mas and New Year Eve at hotel of stay is not included and will be charged extra.

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

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Traveler Reviews

  • 26-Sep-2017

    After a 10 day tour in India, my friend and I added on this side trip to Varanasi which was FANTASTIC. Prior to leaving Australia, the communication with the tour operator was prompt and professional using Viber and What's App and when we missed our connecting flight to begin the tour, again the tour operator reorganised for us with no fuss. Our private guide was the best - informative, organised and friendly and he arranged seats for us on a verandah overlooking the Ganges to view the evening aarti festivities. Watching the morning rituals at the Ganges was amazing too. This tour was a definite highlight of our entire Indian trip. Varanasi is a MUST VISIT and this tour was wonderful.

  • 26-Sep-2017

    After a 10 day tour in India, my friend and I added on this side trip to Varanasi which was FANTASTIC. Prior to leaving Australia, the communication with the tour operator was prompt and professional using Viber and What's App and when we missed our connecting flight to begin the tour, again the tour operator reorganised for us with no fuss. Our private guide was the best - informative, organised and friendly and he arranged seats for us on a verandah overlooking the Ganges to view the evening aarti festivities. Watching the morning rituals at the Ganges was amazing too. This tour was a definite highlight of our entire Indian trip. Varanasi is a MUST VISIT and this tour was wonderful.