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Varanasi: 3-Hour Evening Aarti Tour with Boat Ride

1. Varanasi: 3-Hour Evening Aarti Tour with Boat Ride

Start your journey through Varanasi with hotel pickup and travel to Dasaswamedh Ghat. Here, board the boat for a tour of the Ganges river. During the 1-hour boat ride, experience the beautiful sunset as you and watch traditional ceremonies taking place on the riverbank, performed by Hindu priests and devotees. Observes the traditional cremation ceremony at Manikarnika Ghat, where the human body is brought to its final rest. Later, walk through the narrow lanes of Varanasi as your guide shares stories of the city's culture and history. After this, finish your tour with drop off back at your hotel.

From Varanasi: Subah E Banaras Tour

2. From Varanasi: Subah E Banaras Tour

In this Subah E banaras Tour you will be picked up early morning at 5 am from your designated hotel in Varanasi in a private luxury vehicle and you will head towards the Assi Ghat which is the famous ghat of Varanasi city. Here every morning a cultural performance organized for the tourists and pilgrims to explain the beauty of this lord shiva city. This cultural performance is a mixture of musical or dance performance and you will enjoy watching the rituals performed every morning at Varanasi Ghats. Afterwards you will get in to a boat to explore the various ghats of Varanasi such as harishchandra Ghat, Mansingh Ghat, Dashaswamedha Ghat and in the last you visit the Manikarnika Ghat which is the biggest crematorium of Hindu religions located on the bank of river Ganges. The various rituals such as taking the holy bath, Pind daan, Shaving your head, offering oil lamps or garland and many things you can visit during the boat ride, After exploring the various activities you will be return back to the Assi ghat. Here you will again get in to the car and proceed to your hotel back.

Walking Tour of Varanasi

3. Walking Tour of Varanasi

Take a three hour private walking tour of the back streets of Varanasi. The tour begins with a pickup from your hotel lobby at 10:00 AM, at which time you will be driven to the heart of the city, in a residential area where your walking tour will start with a guide. Wander through the oldest markets and charming alleys of Varanasi. The city is sectioned into several areas which are distinguished according to their speciality. See the typical way of living of the locals in the narrow lanes, so small, there is barely space to walk! You will see the tiny apartments stacked one over the other, spilling over with life into the streets. Switch to another area lined with numerous dharamshalas, or public dormitories, offering lodging at low prices to the city visitors. The heavy influx of tourists and devotees owes to the large number of dharamshalas as an inexpensive option to spend your days in Varanasi. Try the famous banarasi paan (a mouth freshener prepared with betel leaves) from one of the kiosk in the market. Enjoy the walk as you witness the untouched charm of the city. After the walking tour you will be dropped safely back at your hotel with chauffeur service.

Varanasi Cultural Walking Tour with Local Snacks

4. Varanasi Cultural Walking Tour with Local Snacks

Experience the vibrant and ancient city of Varanasi like never before with our personalized cultural walking tour. Led by knowledgeable local guides, you'll explore the hidden gems and iconic landmarks of the city, while gaining valuable insights and secret tips on how to truly experience it. Refreshments will be provided along the way, and you'll end your tour with a newfound appreciation and understanding of the city's rich history and culture. Book your spot now and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Varanasi.

Varanasi: 7-Day Buddhist Culture Tour with Hotel & Breakfast

5. Varanasi: 7-Day Buddhist Culture Tour with Hotel & Breakfast

Embark on a 7-day private guided Buddhist tour in India starting in Varanasi. Enjoy an itinerary that will take you to sacred sites and magnificent monuments linked to early Buddhism. Visit historical sites in Varanasi, India, and 8 other destinations in Asia that will blow your mind. Day 1: Start your tour with a pickup from the arrivals terminal in Varanasi. Jump in the car and get a convenient transfer to the hotel to settle in. Next, you will visit Sarnath, where the Buddha preached his first sermon in Deer Park, which contains the most impressive remains and a modern temple. Next, see the outstanding Dharmarajika, Chaukhandi, and Dhamekh stupas. Finally, return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Varanasi. Day 2: After a tasty breakfast, you will travel from Varanasi to Bodhgaya by car. First, arrive at your hotel in Bodhgaya to check in. Next, you will have a trip to get some lunch. After lunch, you will enjoy some sightseeing in Bodhgaya. Marvel at one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites, it's dominated by the ancient brick Mahabodhi Temple Complex, built to mark where the Buddha attained Enlightenment beneath a sacred Bodhi Tree. Finally, end your day with a return ride to your hotel in Bodhgaya. Day 3: Begin your day with a delicious breakfast before leaving Bodhgaya for Patna. First, visit the magnificent Rajgir and Nalanda. Feel relaxed and enjoy the spiritual site of Rajgir, a place of great sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Rajgir is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site since the Buddha spent 12 years here, and the first Buddhist council after the Buddha was hosted here at the Saptaparni caves. Next up, you will visit Gridhakuta Hill, Bimbisara jail. Then, drive to Nalanda to visit one of the world's oldest universities and the International Centre for Buddhist Studies. Finally, drive to Patna and enjoy an overnight stay here. Day 4: Leave Patna and drive to Kushinagar after your breakfast. En route, you will stop at Vaishali. Walk around and admire the Buddhist pilgrimage and Lord Mahavira's birthplace. Listen as your guide tells you about Buddha, who visited this place and spent quite a long time here. Did you know Buddha also delivered his last sermon at Vaishali and announced his Nirvana here? Yes, that's right, after his death, Vaishali also held the second Buddhist Council. Next, you will arrive in Kushinagar and check in at your hotel. After lunchtime, you will visit the iconic Mahaparinirvana Temple, where Buddha took his last breath and the Rambhar Stupa cremation site of Lord Buddha. Then, return to your hotel in Kushinagar for the evening. Day 5 Kickstart your day with a tasty breakfast before you drive to Lumbini. First, you will arrive in Lumbini and check into your hotel. Next up, you will enjoy some sightseeing. Finally, visit Maya Devi Temple and feel in awe as you see the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Walk around and admire the natural beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, visit the ancient Buddhist temple, Maya Devi Temple. End your day on a high as you enjoy an overnight stay in Lumbini. Day 6 After a delicious breakfast, you will leave Lumbini and head to Sravasti. En route, visit the ancient city of Kapilavastu, the childhood home of Gautam Buddha. Next, head to Sravasti, where the Buddha preached most of his sermons. Feel in Zen as you walk around this spiritual place where Buddha is said to have performed many miracles. Did you know that during the monsoon, he used to stay at the Jetavana monastery on the outskirts of this town? Find out more interesting facts from your guide. Next, continue to visit the Sahet Mahet and the Angulimal caves. Finally, end your day with an overnight stay in Shravasti. Day 7 Start your day by eating a delicious breakfast before leaving Shravasti and heading to Lucknow Airport. On arrival, you can check in and relax before you catch a flight back to New Delhi.

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