Varanasi Tours
Evening Aarti of Mother Ganga
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Evening Aarti of Mother Ganga

By Unique Experiences
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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Ages 18-70
Duration: 3–4 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English
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  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Boat Ride in Ganges
  • Private transportation
  • Note- Some days in Monsoon time (Aug-Sep) Boat Ride is suspended by administration due to high Ganga
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Coffee and/or Tea


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 114029P6

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 114029P6

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        • Unique Experiences
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          Varanasi, India
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        • marcosito_s
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour
          This tour is excellent, could learn a lot listening to my guide Rohit while walking through the old part of the city, ghats, cremation place and the many temples we can find on the way. Very good.
          Written November 19, 2023
        • alexandersB9911HJ
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          Must have!! done
          A wonderful amazing experience... unforgettable! In a shorts time - just 4 hours I saw so many nice and interesting tempels. I learned so much about this! Thank you a lot! I can recommend it really!!
          Written November 7, 2023
        • Spatz
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          Simply the best German guide and not to miss in Varanasi!
          We have done several tours with Mukund and this was the best experience of our 3 weeks trip to India! Mukund is fluent in German and English. Having grown up in Varanasi, he seems to know everything about the city, the people, the culture and religous rituals. In addition it is very interesting to talk to him about India in general and the life of his family in particular. You learn a lot during a day trip. Even our two boys in puberty found it very interesting. Mukund is an absolute must when visiting Varanasi!
          Written August 1, 2023
        • A3049XP_
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Gang, dawn and boat
          Sonu is a great guide and very attractive person with intensive inner energy, he told a lot about Varanasi history, legends of Gang. It was very interesting, comfortable and much more beautiful experience to meet the sunrise like that. also it was very fun time spent. Thanks a lot
          Written May 27, 2023
        • Inyka1
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          Best glimpses
          I am happy to choose Sonu as a guide. He has lots of information, he will guide you trough the tours and explain you many things. He is great organizer, so experiences feel very relaxed. He will be also happy to assist to do some beautiful photos. Definitely recommend.
          Written April 25, 2023
        • 355ninag
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          Memorable experience in Varanasi
          Unique experience in a unique city. Sonu is a knowledgable and caring guide, funny and great at taking photos, makes a tour unique considering interests of his clients.
          Written April 16, 2023
        • Viktoriakarlina
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Incredible tour in Varanasi
          The tour was an incredible experience. While it is a long day with both a sunrise and sunset component, it is well worth it. The Aarti experience was almost sensory overload. Highly highly recommend this tour. Sonu is such a smart and interesting person as a guide.
          Written April 11, 2023
        • romanamuriel
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          I won’t see life the same as before
          I had experienced the tour just after my arrival. It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life and it changed my view on life forever. Sonu has given me all the information and insights, he is a person that puts heart into what he is doing. He is genuine and he takes care of guest’s safety. I felt like being with an old friend or perhaps a teacher. Thank you Sonu, keep doing that!
          Written April 10, 2023
        • basti_0803
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very unique experience, truly great guide
          If you plan to visit Varanasi then book with Unique Experiences. We had an awesome two days with our friendly guide who by the way speaks perfect German. He gave us so much background information not only about the sights of Varanasi but whole India. Everything was perfectly organized.
          Written March 18, 2023
        • V9468EFmichaele
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          A perfect way to start the day in Varanasi
          A perfect way to start the day in Varanasi - The morning boat trip was a very relaxed but interesting way to start a day in Varanasi and I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn a bit more about the city / culture and see the city from a different perspective. My guide (Mr Rohit) was informative, approachable and friendly, providing useful insight and answering even my most ridiculous questions. He took the tour at an easy pace, giving me plenty of time to absorb and not just be overwhelmed with information. What set the tour apart were the small touches I haven't seen provided elsewhere - meeting me directly at my hostel, a good cup of chai halfway, a trip to the sands on the opposite bank for some alone time etc. These were really appreciated and added to the relaxed feeling of the experience. As an aside, the young boatman had great control and his calm navigation added to the feeling of comfort.
          Written March 16, 2023
        • lauramI6001NB
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          Very Good Experiences
          Thanks to Sonu for all : his kindness, his knowledge, his humor and his time :) I'm happy to have discovered Varanasi vibes with him and learnd so much about Varanasi'spirit and way of life.
          Written March 3, 2023
        • GIOVANNA M
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          SONU IS THE PERFECT TOURIST GUIDE AND TOUR LEADER
          Discovering the village around Varanasi, going by boat on the River, listen Sonu telling the stories about Varanasi and more it was an unforgettable experience. I reccomended him and
          Written February 12, 2023
        • lsoloviev
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          This tour and the guide is VERY good!
          Very much enjoyed our early morning boat tour with Sonu. He is very polite and very attentive. Everything is very well organized and timed - from your first tea to the boat itself. You’ve got to see amazing Varanasi views on his tour. And he explains everything. Would definitely recommend him as your guide in Varanasi.
          Written February 12, 2023
        • cristinagL2666QY
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          Sunrise on the Gange
          Good experience with the boat for sunrise. We spent more or less two hours sailing the Gange river and we had the possibility to see how the sky's colours change as well as traditional life along the banks river. Sonu explained us a lot of things about Indian culture. I really suggest this experience.
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        • ekaterinabP1201OK
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          Super experience!
          Great experience and best guide i ever seen)))strongly recommend this guys!This is my second time in varanasi and i will come back to this people more and more❤️
          Written January 10, 2023
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        Bartosz R
        Warsaw, Poland1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sonu is a great guide. He arranged an evening boat ride and city walk tour for us. The next day he booked a driver who took us to visit Sarnath and later to the airport. Great knowledge and understandable English accent :) I recommend Varanasi sightseeing with him.
        Written March 13, 2023
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        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. Regards Mukund Unique Experiences
        Written April 7, 2023
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        globetrotter55
        Bucharest, Romania3,207 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Friends
        Hinduism to its spectacular level
        it is a challenge to go there, I mean to arrive, the traffic and the crowd are without equal
        then, it is a challenge to be in the boat, to be part of the boats platform, then to see the procession and to hope your boat will manage somehow not to be crashed by that boat crowd
        and then, the same crowd and traffic, to escape :)
        of course, we met a cow, with no traffic or crowd problems
        India, my love
        Written April 29, 2023
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        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. Regards Mukund Unique Experiences
        Written March 30, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        poohtravel
        Wellington, New Zealand336 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mr Rohit was knowledgeable, polite, respectful and fun. He was a pleasure to spend time with and I learned so much. He made sure my safety and viewing were top priority. Thank you.
        Written November 24, 2022
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        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. Regards Mukund Unique Experiences
        Written April 7, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Luca H
        Zurich, Switzerland2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The tour was fantastic, the guide very insightful and the overall service great! The guide gave also a good suggestion for where to eat after the tour
        Written October 12, 2022
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        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. Regards Mukund Unique Experiences
        Written April 7, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Erwin55
        11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2022 • Friends
        We have seen a lot in a very short time. Always getting up very early you you can make a big program.
        Written May 9, 2022
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        Lieber Gast Grüße aus der heiligen Stadt Varanasi ! Vielen Dank für die freundliche Beurteilung. Es ist immer eine Freude Worte der Wertschätzung von Gästen wie Ihnen zu hören, die sich die Zeit nehmen um über Varanasi und unser Team zu schreiben. Wir hoffen Sie bei Ihrem nächsten Besuch wieder begrüssen zu dürfen. Mukund Unique experiences
        Written May 9, 2022
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        Nancy
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2019
        Mukund is simply the best guide you can have in Varanasi, with excellent German skills, very friendly spirit and lot of knowledge about culture and the city of Varanasi
        Written January 8, 2020
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        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. Regards Mukund Unique Experiences
        Written January 8, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Elif D
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2019
        It is a very impressive ceremony and the ambiance is very charming. I would like to recommend it to all of you.
        Written January 8, 2020
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        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. Regards Mukund Unique Experiences
        Written January 8, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Amita
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2018
        Although I am not a very religious person, it was fascinating to witness such ceremony. The atmosphere was magical. Plus it our tour guide Mukund explained very good what was happening.

        I would visit Aarti of Mother Ganga at night again and I recommend everyone to do it aswell.
        Written November 9, 2019
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        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. Regards Mukund Unique Experiences
        Written January 8, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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