Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride

2 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Day Trip
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 5 hr

Your guide will pick you up at your Varanasi hotel at 5am. Your 5-hour private morning tour of Varanasi offers a close look at some of the most sacred traditions in India that are still followed today. Be a part of the morning Ganga Aarti ceremony at Assi Ghat, watch Akhada, sail along the holy waters of the Ganges, visit Vishwanath temple of Lord Shiva, learn about different ghats, and end with a cup of tea before being returned to your hotel.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: GeTS Holidays

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Assi Ghat

Assi Ghat, the southernmost entry point to the holy River Ganges. Along the way, your guide explains the significance of the Ganges River in the Hindu religion. Stop at Assi Ghat to watch pilgrims bathing in the allegedly holy waters before visiting a series of temples to receive Hindu blessings. Then, head to a stadium to watch pehalwans (wrestlers) fight one another in a mud pit before boarding a boat to cruise along the River Ganges.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Manikarnika Ghat

Manikarnika Ghat, one of the most sacred ghats in Varanasi. The bodies of devout Hindus are cremated here in order for their ashes to be carried away by the river.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple)

Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), characterized by its pastel pink exterior and golden spire. Over tea, delve deeper into Hindu traditions before you bid your guide farewell after hotel drop-off.

Duration: 1 hour
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