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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.

Varanasi: Guided Private City Tour with Morning Boat Ride

2. Varanasi: Guided Private City Tour with Morning Boat Ride

5:00 AM - Sunrise Boat Ride on the Ganges: Start your day with a serene boat ride on the Ganges river to witness the sunrise and watch the locals perform their morning rituals. You can hire a boat from the Dashashwamedh Ghat, one of the main ghats in Varanasi. 7:00 AM - Breakfast: After the boat ride, head to one of the local restaurants for breakfast. Try some traditional dishes such as kachori, jalebi, and lassi. 8:00 AM - Visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple: Visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, one of the most important Hindu temples in India dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is a must-visit for those who seek spiritual enlightenment. 10:00 AM - Explore the Old City: Take a walking tour of the old city, also known as the "heart of Varanasi." Here, you can explore narrow alleys, ancient buildings, and unique shops selling silk sarees, handicrafts, and street food. Visit the Manikarnika Ghat, one of the most famous ghats in Varanasi, and see the traditional cremation ceremony. 12:00 PM - Lunch: Stop for lunch at one of the local restaurants in the old city and try some delicious local cuisine such as chaat, kachori, and chhole bhature. 2:00 PM - Visit Sarnath: After lunch, head to Sarnath, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site located just outside of Varanasi. Here, you can visit the ancient ruins of Buddhist monasteries and temples and learn about the history of Buddhism in India. 4:00 PM - Visit the Banaras Hindu University: Next, visit the Banaras Hindu University, one of the largest and most prestigious universities in India. It has a beautiful campus and is home to many famous faculties and research centers. 6:00 PM - Attend Ganga Aarti: End your day with the Ganga Aarti ceremony, a Hindu ritual that takes place every evening on the banks of the Ganges river. The ceremony involves chanting, music, and offering of lamps to the river. It is a truly mesmerizing experience, and the perfect way to end a day in Varanasi. 8:00 PM - Dinner: After the ceremony, head to one of the local restaurants for dinner and try some more delicious local food before calling it a day.

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