Varanasi Highlights. 1 Day Tour

Do you have one day to experience Varanasi? We create a program that suits you perfectly! Our goal is to provide you with a unique experience!
From early morning until night, we will be your host, friend and guide, and together we will tour the most emblematic places of the city and we will discover corners and alleys that do not appear in the guides and others that are not easily accessible to non-locals. We will make this a memorable journey within the holy Indian city of Varanasi! Join us!

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10 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water - Whenever you need a break, we can enjoy a chai, a lassi or a mineral water
    • Private transportation
    • Boat ride
    • Entry/Admission - Dasaswamedh Ghat
    • Entry/Admission - Manikarnika Ghat
    • Entry/Admission - Ganges River
    What's excluded :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Tips
    • Arrival-Departure transportation to the airport
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    Before dawn rise, we will start our day with a boat ride from Varanasi's main and busiest ghat, Dashashwamedh. You will feel overwhelmed by the beauty of the sunrise and the magic light that bathes the historical palaces and temples on the banks, enjoying for sure witnessing local life and photographing the vibrant activity, full of colour and tradition, on the ghats: pilgrims and locals taking the sacred bath, praying, doing ceremony, washing clothes, chatting. Shadus, Babas… A gift for senses!

    Duration: 2 hours

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

    After going to your hotel for a short nap, I will pick you up again and we will continue exploring Varanasi. We begin the second part of the tour at Manikarnika, where death is celebrated. Above the main burning ghat of Varanasi, one of the holiest cremation sites along the Ganges River, from the best place to observing and photographing, I will explain to you in detail about the Hindu sacred rituals of death. From there, we will head to the old town to discover the small and colourful alleys of the center, historical palaces, sacred temples, traditional ashrams, bazaar and local markets...

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh

    Time for lunch! it's time to regain strength after a long walk… I will recommend you a good place for taste a jummy indian meal or for drinking the best lassi of the city. When your stomach gets happy I will bring you by tuk tuk on our next stop: the traditional silk weaving. There we will scooting the muslim area, learning about the silk weaving, you can see how is the process of creating and also the beautiful final products...

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Ganges River, Varanasi India

    And again time to come back to the river for a boat ride on sunset. Light and ghats at that time are also a dream, people and activities are different at the morning time so you will enjoy witnessing local life and photographing. A new experience for your senses is waiting for you!

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    We will finish the day with one of the most spectacular sights in Varanasi: The Ganga Aarti Ceremony. This is a godly spiritual ritual on the banks of the Ganges River. There, Hindu priests celebrate a beautiful and sacred ritual in honor of Mother Ganges, accompanied by songs of praise and surrounded by thousands of pilgrims who come from far every evening in order to get the Goddess’s blessing who its believed that pours on each individual present there when the ritual is completed.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Hotel Ganges Grand, Front Of Marwari Hospital Building, D-37/47 Godowlia Crossing, Dashashwamedh Ghat Rd, Harha, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
    Traveler pickup is offered
    "contacting by phone call or message"Airports
    • Varanasi Airport, Varanasi India
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Streetwise Varanasi Tours - Day Tours

Activity ID: V-139177P4

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