Guided tour

Varanasi: Temples, Ganges Aarti, and Classical Dance Tour

Activity provider: Go City Adventures

Varanasi: Temples, Ganges Aarti, and Classical Dance Tour

Activity provider: Go City Adventures

From US$ 39 per person

Explore Varanasi, the land of temples in this day tour which combines an excursion to the most popular temples of Varanasi along with a cultural evening of classical dance and the magical evening Ganga aarti.

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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from any hotel in Varanasi.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore the most famous of Varanasi’s temples
  • Be a part of the daily rituals with the locals in these temples
  • Enjoy an evening of culture and art with a classical dance performance
Full description
Start with an afternoon pickup from your hotel at 3:00 PM. First make your way to the most famous and important temples of Varanasi, the Goddess Durga temple. Learn of the many interesting stories and myths attached to this temple from your guide. Visit the Bharat Mata temple or the Mother India temple. This temple is one of a kind in the entire country where rather than idol worship, there is an undivided map of India, symbolizing the worship for one’s motherland. Visit the Monkey temple, which is dedicated to the monkey god, and the Tulsi Manas temple which has the one of the two greatest epic Ramayana engraved on its wall. See the Shri Vishwanath temple in Banaras Hindu University which is reputed to be one of the tallest in the entire country. After exploring the temples, head towards the Assighat for the evening aarti. An experience which is claimed to be magical by people from all around the world, it includes priests using fire as an offering to the river Ganga with the help of oil lamps. A ritual that goes back to centuries ago, it often attended by a huge number of people from around the world. After attending this aarti, enjoy a cultural dance performance by local artists where they enact a beautiful sketch from an epic or other mythological instance. Afterwards, be returned to your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking live guide
  • Chauffeur-driven air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Modest attire is required in the temples, covering shoulders and knees
  • In some of the temples phones or any other electronic devices are not permitted
  • Shoes and slippers must be removed at all sites, they will be deposited at a safe place

Product ID: 297820