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Full-Day Private Guided Cultural Tour in Varanasi

Location Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
$122.75
This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
Overview
This is a complete Varanasi tour(Sunrise to Sunset) which divided into three-part: an early morning visit Dashashwamedh ghat to see morning activities like pilgrims holy bath and other rituals and Temple visit, followed by Sarnath, the place were Buddha give his first sermon and evening a walking Tour in old Varanasi later enjoy beautiful Evening Aarti ceremony.
The whole tour will be accompanied by an experienced official guide who will show you the culture and tradition of Varanasi and explain to you about Hinduism and Buddhism.
Varanasi is real India, where it has got more life than monuments. After the visit, you will come to know the importance of the river Ganges for Hindus and I assure you that you will go back with lots of lifetime memories.
Full Day Cultural tour of Varanasi
Official tour guide
01 bottle of water per person.
Car Etios/ Dezire or similar
Pickup included
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants.

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  • Car (etios, Desire or similar)
  • Official Guide
  • 01 Bottle of water per person.
  • Tea/coffee and snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Sarnath monument entrance ticket INR 305/- per person.
Meeting point
Infront of hotel Ganges Grand, Godowlia(center of the city), Varanasi.
Return details
Infront of hotel Ganges Grand, Godowlia(center of the city), Varanasi.
  • Ganges River
    You are going to leave your 30 minutes before Sunrise to do Boat ride on river Ganges. Beside sunrise you will see some palaces situated on the bank of river Ganges, tho crematorium (Manikarnika and Harschandra) and many activities like pilgrims taking holy bath in the Ganges to wash their lifetime sin some pilgrims offer candle with flowers on river Ganges, some shave hair to do rituals for their died family members, some Landry men clean laundry etc. 01-hour boat ride(private rowing boat)in river Ganges,
  • Dasaswamedh Ghat
    30 minutes in Dasashmedh Ghat to see pilgrims and morning rituals and 30 minutes walk in the narrow lane of the old city
  • After boat ride by car, you will go to take a round of Banaras Hindu University, which has the biggest university campus in Asia. The University campus is very green beautiful. (pass by)
  • Monkey Temple (Durga Temple)
    After that you will go to Durga temple which is 200 years old. This temple is red, dedicated to Hindu Goddess Durga. Earlier it was having many monkey here so it is known as monkey temple.
  • Then you will proceed to Mother India temple where you will see relief map of India made on the floor by white marble. After that, you will come back to your hotel for breakfast. (02 hours break for breakfast and freshen up)
  • Sarnath
    After breakfast, you will proceed to Sarnath which is 08 km from Varanasi. Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon after enlightenment, so It is a great pilgrimage centre for Buddhist. First of all, you will see The Srilankan temple where besides Buddha's statue you will see nice wall painting on the wall representing the life of Buddha.
  • After that, you will go to Archeological site to see gigantic gigantic Dhammekh which was made by Ashoka in 3rd century BC. After that, you will visit the Archeological Museum where you will find the national emblem of India and many statues of Buddha and Hindu God and Goddess. Then you will see a big Buddha's statue (25meater high) which was made by Thai monastery. After that comeback Varanasi and on the way you will see the Silk weaving art (handloom) of Varanasi. Then lunch break for 02 hours.
  • Walking tour and evening Aari ceremony walking in the old city you will feel and understand how people are living in the old city by generation to generation in the same place. First of all, you will see a big and colourful crowded market(cloth, vegetables and fruits) where local people come to buy daily needs. Then you will have a long walk in the narrow lane to see old houses, shrines and The Golden Temple of Shiva(outside only). After that, you will see the cremation process e.g. * How family members are buying wood, which types of wood it is. * Process of making funeral pyre and lighting fire etc. After that, you will walk along the river Ganga up to Dasashmedh Ghat, where you will see Aarti ceremony. The Aarti is a prayer ceremony of the Ganges river which is performed every day. Seven Hindu priests do this ceremony with incenses, flowers and fire. It goes for one hour after that come back to the hotel and tour ends with lots of memories.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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    Full-Day Private Guided Cultural Tour in Varanasi

    Location Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
    $122.75
    This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
    How it works?
    01 You choose from 10 000+ experience gifts
    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

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