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  1. India
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Varanasi

Varanasi: 4-Hour Evening Aarti Tour with Dinner

Product ID: 173601
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One your half-day Aarti cruise, see the sunset over the Ganges and feel the cool breeze on the bank of the river for a heart-soothing effect. Witness traditional ceremonies as they occur on the riverbanks.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation

Pickup included

Your hotel in Varanasi
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take a boat ride from Dasaswamedh to Manikarnika Ghat
  • Enjoy the view of the river in mellow lights as Pandas come to perform aarti
  • Observe people participating in Akhada, the ancient Indian art of fighting
  • Visit the Burning Ghat, the most auspicious site for Hindus to be cremated
  • Explore culture and heritage on a walk of Varanasi
Full description
Start your journey through Varanasi City with hotel pick-up and travel to Dasaswamedh Ghat. Here, board your boat for a tour of the Ganges river. On your 1-hour boat ride, take the chance to experience the beautiful sun setting, and watch the traditional ceremonies as they occur on the banks of the Ganges river, performed by Hindu priests and devotees.

Move on to observe Hindu natives being cremated in Manikarnika Ghat during an auspicious ceremony, where the final resting of the human body is completed. Later, walk through the different narrow lanes of Varanasi as your guide shares with you the stories and cultural values of the city.

Finally, head to a popular local rooftop restaurant for a traditional vegetarian Indian dinner, and try some authentic Indian cuisine. After this, finish your tour as you are dropped back to your hotel.
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Mineral water
  • Site visits as per itinerary
  • Dinner at Dolphin rooftop restaurant
  • Transportation to/from site locations by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up from airport or train station
  • Personal expenses

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Important information
Know before you go
• Shoes must be removed at places of worship, knees and shoulders must be covered
Organized by

Go City Adventures

Product ID: 173601