Varanasi Boat Ride And Ancient Temples Day Tour With Breakfast

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    5:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located hotel in Varanasi
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • 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

Explore a land of literature, aesthetic, art and spirituality, Varanasi on this 5-hour early morning tour. Enjoy a sunrise boat ride, followed by traditional refreshment and visit Hindu temples afterward.

Highlights

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

The tour starts at 5am with a boat ride from Assi ghat to Daswamedha Ghat. Catch the glimpse of the gigantic Ghats of Varanasi and proceed to visit Kashi Vishwanath and Sankat Mochan Temples. Learn about Hindu mythology from an expert local guide. You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel and proceed on a boat ride on the Ganges. Starting at Assi ghat, citys most prominent bathing Ghat, the boat ride takes you through the 5000-year old history of Varanasi, also believed to be one of worlds oldest living cities. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, enjoy a surreal sunrise, floating on the sacred river. The boat ride ends at Manikarnika, the cremation Ghat of Varanasi, marking the journey of a person from birth to death and ultimately attaining salvation. You will learn from your guide the legends and stories that bind the city together from time immemorial.

After the boat ride, proceed to Kashi vishwanath temple at 7:30am, crossing through the legendary narrow lanes of Varanasi. This 17th century temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has the reputation of being one of the most visited temples in north India. Participate in the morning Pooja (ceremonial prayers) ritual and get an insight into the culture and traditions of Hinduism. From there, proceed to a local restaurant for vegetarian refreshment and devour the flavors of Varanasi.

After refreshment you will be transferred to the Sankat mochan temple, dedicated to the monkey god of Hindu mythology. Sankat Mochan literally means the one who relieves you from all the troubles, and this ancient temple is believed to have divine power. Devotees flock in huge numbers and offer yellow sweets to the temple deity Hanumana. From there proceed to visit the new Vishwanath temple, also called the Birla temple, made as a replica of the original temple with intricate carvings on beautiful white marble. At the end of this visit you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Light refreshments

Professional guide

Boat Ride

Morning Arti

Walking

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Group discount is available

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 16-Oct-2016

    The boat ride and the first 10mins of the walking tour was good -but is mainly private temples not the big one as expected and breakfast was at the end of the walking tour and was just a cafe.