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Varanasi Day Tour provided by Varanasi Day Tours

Varanasi Day Tour
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Varanasi Day tour is based on one day or two days Private tour. This tour is designed for the regular tourist who comes to Varanasi for one or two day but wants to experience to way of life in India with Hinduism and Buddhism.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Itinerary: Morning boat ride at the dawn followed by old city walk: Boating in the Ganges during the sun rise in Varanasi is main attraction. We can observe here the Hindu’s way of life on the bank of the river Ganges (Ghats). It is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock to the place to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from all sins. There are number of temples on the bank of the Ganga River in Varanasi. It is at the Ganga Ghats where we see life and death together. There are numbers of Ghat alongside Ganga in Varanasi. Some of the prominent and popular Ghats at Varanasi are the Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harischandra Ghat &Kedar Ghat After boat ride a small walk in to the oldest part of Varanasi which is famous for its narrow street. Visit Kashi Vishwnath temple (For Hindu only) which is also known as Golden temple. City Tour: Banaras Hinu University [BHU] visit New Kashi Vishwnath temple. Other important point to see in city are Durga temple [monkey temple], Bharat Mata Temple [Mother India Temple]. Back to hotel for breakfast & After breakfast visit Sarnath.    Sarnath: Sarnath in Varanasi, is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places. Besides Buddhism, Sarnath is also connected with Jainism. There is also a vast expanse of ancient ruins at Sarnath. Several Buddhist structures were raised at Sarnath between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD, and today it presents the most precious ruins amongst places on the Buddhist trail. The Lion Capital of Ashoka pillar at Sarnath is the National emblem of India, which is displayed in the archaeological museum in Sarnath. Back to hotel for your lunch and little rest. Evening boat ride followed by Ganga Aarti: Evening boat ride will be the best option to visit cremation place and after that Experience Ganga Aarti. Hindus in India worship the river Ganges as goddess. Every evening in Varanasi, aarti is performed at the Dashashwamedh ghat. We can watch it from the ghat or from the waterside in a boat. It is a beautiful, resonant, and majestic spectacle with a very precise choreography involving rituals performed by several priests with the sound of bells, drums, cymbals, and Sanskrit mantras. The river is also worshiped with flower petals. Note: This tour can also be done in two days. Like first day Start from Afternoon Sarnath tour or in the Evening start with Evening Ganga Aarti and next day morning boat ride followed by old city walk and after breakfast Sarnath tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Itinerary: Morning boat ride at the dawn followed by old city walk: Boating in the Ganges during the sun rise in Varanasi is main attraction. We can observe here the Hindu’s way of life on the bank of the river Ganges (Ghats). It is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock to the place to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from all sins. There are number of temples on the bank of the Ganga River in Varanasi. It is at the Ganga Ghats where we see life and death together. There are numbers of Ghat alongside Ganga in Varanasi. Some of the prominent and popular Ghats at Varanasi are the Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harischandra Ghat &Kedar Ghat After boat ride a small walk in to the oldest part of Varanasi which is famous for its narrow street. Visit Kashi Vishwnath temple (For Hindu only) which is also known as Golden temple. City Tour: Banaras Hinu University [BHU] visit New Kashi Vishwnath temple. Other important point to see in city are Durga temple [monkey temple], Bharat Mata Temple [Mother India Temple]. Back to hotel for breakfast & After breakfast visit Sarnath.    Sarnath: Sarnath in Varanasi, is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places. Besides Buddhism, Sarnath is also connected with Jainism. There is also a vast expanse of ancient ruins at Sarnath. Several Buddhist structures were raised at Sarnath between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD, and today it presents the most precious ruins amongst places on the Buddhist trail. The Lion Capital of Ashoka pillar at Sarnath is the National emblem of India, which is displayed in the archaeological museum in Sarnath. Back to hotel for your lunch and little rest. Evening boat ride followed by Ganga Aarti: Evening boat ride will be the best option to visit cremation place and after that Experience Ganga Aarti. Hindus in India worship the river Ganges as goddess. Every evening in Varanasi, aarti is performed at the Dashashwamedh ghat. We can watch it from the ghat or from the waterside in a boat. It is a beautiful, resonant, and majestic spectacle with a very precise choreography involving rituals performed by several priests with the sound of bells, drums, cymbals, and Sanskrit mantras. The river is also worshiped with flower petals. Note: This tour can also be done in two days. Like first day Start from Afternoon Sarnath tour or in the Evening start with Evening Ganga Aarti and next day morning boat ride followed by old city walk and after breakfast Sarnath tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7330P14
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off by private AC car
  • Professional Guide [For Safe & Honourable tourism we provide only licensed Guide]
  • Boat Ride (Evening and morning)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Duration
14h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off by private AC car
  • Professional Guide [For Safe & Honourable tourism we provide only licensed Guide]
  • Boat Ride (Evening and morning)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
14h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers

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Vera N
London, UK7 contributions
Great experience
We had a great experience with Varanasi Day Tours and the morning boat ride. Great communication with Indrajeet before the day of the tour, who was also super flexible to change the schedule as our flight was delayed for several hours. The guide was super nice and knowledgeable as well.
Written January 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written April 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kiante F
1 contribution
Amazing Tour w/ JP Mishra!
Nov 2019
My Aunt and I spent some time in India in October/November 2019, one of our favorite places visited was Varanasi. The city of Varanasi gives a feeling that is unexplainable...but our guide, Jai Prakash Mishra, helped to elevate our experience to another level! He was knowledgeable, funny, kind and accommodating! In the evening he took us through the old city to learn about it's history and culture, and to see the different stores, then we went to the Ganges to view the evening ceremony, which was nothing short of incredible! He went out his way to help us find items that we wanted to purchase, which wasn't easy. The next morning he accompanied us on the boat ride along the ganges to see the various activities occurring along the river, including the prayers and cremations. He was hands down one of our best guides during our time in India!
Thanks so much JP...may we meet again in Varanasi!
Written November 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written April 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Warren_Seah
Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
Varanasi tour
Sep 2019 • Solo
I spent a day and a half in Varanasi with my guide Akash. We walked the small lanes and got to see the daily lives of the locals. Akash even arranged an excellent seat for me at the evening Arti and I got to snap quite a few good shots.
What I was most impressed with was his knowledge of the city, its customs and its history and will definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a guide in Varanasi.
Written September 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Mr. Warren, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written April 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ajdodge
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
Superb tour with excellent informative guide and skilled driver
Feb 2019 • Couples
We split this over 2 days. A memorable experience enhanced by the very professional guide Mr Vineet Pandey who was informative and knowledgeable answered our questions and added authenticity to the trip
Written February 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written April 13, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TPV
22 contributions
Connecting to Varanasi by walk
Dec 2018 • Family
Varanasi is folded in layers and layers. Hence, very first moment to be on Ganga Ghat is mesmerising with the sense of being rooted to this land. A whole city is like a live museum that has preserved centuries within and living heritage of traditions, culture and human science. I have spared 5 full days to cover all the aspects of Varanasi to inhale and absorb an essence of the gorgeous place on this planet. My hotel did recommended a guide named Prasann, I met him to discuss my way of exploring Varanasi. Over a small conversation Prasann did acknowledged my interests and intentions to assure me that he is the one who can take me accordingly. Since then he has been proactively informative, flexible and friendly throughout to me and my 11 year young boy, who’s expectations were different than mine. Prasann has offered 2 sessions of a few hours to attend my specifications that has helped me to catch insight of Varanasi. We had non-stop interaction during the tour and Prasann was highly approachable for anything related to Varanasi. Most of the locals I met are extremely friendly and talkative.
Written January 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written April 13, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wilsonwanders
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
Varanasi in 1 Day
Six friends booked the Varanasi Day Tour in December 2018

The company made contact within hours of the booking to organize hotel pickups and were kind enough to do two separate pickups as we were staying at two different locations.

We got picked up from the hotel promptly at 6am as expected. The guide, Satish was very knowledgeable and was happy to go at our pace as we took a lot of photos.

Unfortunately the boats were on strike that day and we couldn’t do the morning and afternoon boat rides but the tour company arranged great seats for the evening ceremony and also refunded some of our money.

This was a long tour to do all in one day but we were given an hour break at the hotel for breakfast and then two hours in the afternoon for lunch and a rest so essentially it was done in 3 parts.

We only had one full day in Varanasi so this was an action packed way to see as much as we could and the tour was a great way to do that.
Written December 29, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written April 13, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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Ever green, like a 🌿
Very very much thankful to this company n their cope, for fully arrangements of our trip n enjoyed as we like . The
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Holy Pilgrimage tour
Very well maintained Darshan to Lord Vishwanath Ride on boat on the river ganges is a celestial experience, and to
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Stunning display on the banks of River Ganges
It was so amazing and totally unexpected but delightful. It will not be forgotten and it will always be with me for
joshthetourguide
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Exceptional
As a professional tour guide myself, I am very rarely blown away by a tour. Indrajeet did just that. His personal t
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Insignt Varanasi Day Tour
Wonderful experience. This company really made our visit to Varanasi a pure joy! They were very dependable, knowl
Tracy P
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A definitive must if in Varanasi
We booked the Varanasi Life, Death and Re-birth walk with Indrajeet, who kept us informed re time of pickup etc., a
GerryPal
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Great trip
They say that Varanasi is the India that you always imagined - and it is. And this, plus a walk along the Ghats ar
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Very atmospheric, but a bit touristy
The Aarti is very crowded, very atmospheric, very noisy and very Indian. There are seven priests on seven stages al
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Great night to watch ganga arti
It's really nice to have Abhi as tour guide of the night for ganga arti. I got the proper location for Ganga arti v
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Very good way to experience Varanasi
We had booked a tour group trip which did not include Varanasi and as this was to us, an important place to visit,
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Varanasi Day Tour with Prakash Chaubey
I recently did a day tour of Varanasi. Our tour guide was Prakash Chaubey. He was fantastic. Prakash has an incred
Ivovanwylick
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Fantastic Day
Great tour, superb guide an fanatastic communication befor the start of the tour. Absolute recommendation! Thanks
MRL830
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Not to be missed tour!
Wow - fascinating tour with fabulous guide. We learned an extraordinary amount of information about Varanasi plus
irisd460
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Enjoyable Easygoing Day Tour
My husband & I just completed this tour. We enjoyed ourselves. We had a knowledgeable experienced guide Vinay Yadav
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Amazing, Culturally Enlightening Tour
Going on this tour was one of the best highlights of my trip to India. Coordination and communication with the tour
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