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Boat Ride along the Ghats of Varanasi Reliving the Journey of Life

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Stop At: Assi Ghat, Sdkfjl, Varanasi 221005 India

After pick up from your hotel at 4 pm, you will be driven to Assi Ghat. Assi ghat is the southernmost ghat in Varanasi situated at the confluence of rivers Ganga and Assi.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Manikarnika Ghat, Ghasi Tola Road, Varanasi 221001 India

At Assi Ghat, you will take a boat ride to Manikarnika Ghat. The boat tour is a life cycle in itself, starting at Assi Ghat marking the birth of life and end at Manikarnika Ghat (cremation ghat) - marking the demise of life. Meanwhile, the other ghats that lie between these two ghats will convey a lesson of the journey of life from birth till death. Disembark at Manikarnika ghat and continue on 15 minutes walk from Manikarnika to Dashashwamedha ghat. Manikarnika ghat is a famous cremation ground, where mortal remains are burned openly. Hindus believe that to be cremated here is to attain salvation. The unique experience is worth capturing in a camera.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dasaswamedh Ghat Road Bangali Tola, Varanasi 221001 India

Keeping the best for the last in the tour, you will watch the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony at Dashashwamedha ghat starting at 6:30 pm and lasts around 45 mins to an hour. The aarti pays homage to Maa (mother) Ganges, Surya - the sun God, Agni - the fire God as well as the whole universe created by Lord Shiva. Feel the energy of the divine as the priests chant mantras and shlokas in Sanksrit holding huge brass lamps, the smoke from the incense sticks fills the air and the sound of the beating drums and the conch shells create a magical ambience. Hundreds of pilgrims, tourists and local people gather to watch the spectacular event on the Ganges every evening. Amidst all the noise and activity, one seeks spiritual solace and peace. As the ceremony ends, soaked in spirituality, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Duration: 1 hour
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
4:00 PM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • English speaking Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boat ride
  • Tea
  • Walk
  • Evening Ganga arti
  • Photography
  • Manikarnika ghat
  • Dashashwamedh ghat
  • Assi Ghat
  • One bottle of mineral water
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Manikarnika Ghat
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • 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
  • Boat ride is not available during Manson.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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