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Varanasi : Sunrise Boat Tour

1. Varanasi : Sunrise Boat Tour

Varanasi or Banaras or Kashi, call it by different name but every name will give you a unique story and joyful feeling to be here. A city situated on the banks of river Ganges. Varanasi has been a cultural centre of North India for several thousand years, and is closely associated with the Ganges. Hindus believe that death in the city will bring salvation, making it a major centre for pilgrimage. The city is known worldwide for its many Ghats, embankments made in steps of stone slabs along the river bank where pilgrims perform ritual ablutions. Start your journey with the hotel pick-up where your guide and cab waits for you. Tour starts either at 5:00 in the morning or 6:00 depending upon the season. Time shall be confirmed to you post booking. Enjoy the city with more than 2000 temples that includes the Kashi Vishwanath Temple also called the Golden temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. With so many Ghats here, Some of the prominent and popular one’s include the Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harischandra Ghat, Assi Ghat,Shivala Ghat, Man Mandir Ghat, Darbhanga Ghat, Ahilyabai Ghat and the Kedar Ghat. On the completion of boat ride, visit to the oldest part of Varanasi for a small walk. Stop  by the Kashi Vishwanath temple. Post completion of the tour, get dropped off back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Varanasi

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Excellent service very knowledgeable guide

Guide was very helpful and flexible although I have arrived late. The sunrise boat trip was for me the highlight. The service was excellent. Without a Guide I would not have received the insight and information about the things I saw. I would only recommend the tour everyone. Please let the guide know if you are more interested in the morning ritual or the sunrise

A very fine sunrise boat tour and excellent guiding by 5-star guide Kasif, by car, boat and walk at the Ghats (riverfronts). Kasif told us everything of interest and made the trip memorable. Highly recommended!

We had a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. However, our three hour tour was only two and so we felt paying the additional $56 seemed unfair.

My guide is really informative. But we got into a boat after the sun had risen for a while.

Excellent guide; shame about the time that did not allow boat trip.