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Dashashwamedh Ghat Tours and Activities

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Dashashwamedh Ghat is one of the busiest, oldest, and most important ghats in Varanasi. It's the site of a number of Hindu temples and shrines and a place where pilgrims come from all over the world to perform religious ceremonies and rituals. Many devotees visit the ghat at sunrise to pay homage to Lord Shiva and bath in the holy waters of the Ganges, while evening aarti, which see thousands of floating lamps immersed in the river, attracts huge crowds from far and wide.

Literally translated, Dashashwamedh means ‘the ghat of 10 sacrificed horses.’ According to Hindu mythology, ten horses were sacrificed by Lord Brahma to allow Shiva to return from a period of banishment. Despite its age, Dashashwamedh Ghat is attractive, colorful, and relatively clean, and even non-devotees are attracted by its atmosphere, daily rituals, and beautiful riverfront views.

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Dashashwamedh Ghat Road, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001
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Insight Varanasi Day Tour

Insight Varanasi Day Tour

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This unique tour of Varanasi offers visitors an insider's look at local customs and traditions in one of the world's oldest living cities. Tour the Hindu and Buddhist sites with an expert guide, including the Ganga Ghats, where pilgrims come to absolve their sins and the Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his very first sermon.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.34
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Varanasi Evening Aarti Tour

Varanasi Evening Aarti Tour

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Spend three unforgettable hours in one of India's most ancient cities during this evening Aarti tour in Varanasi. Experience the beauty of this Hindu ritual where light is offered up to deities. Hear religious songs sung out into the night and watch as lamps are offered to the gods. Learn why locals say this city liberates the soul from the human body during this once in a lifetime cultural experience.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.00
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$48.00
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Varanasi Morning Boat Tour [RowBoat]

Varanasi Morning Boat Tour [RowBoat]

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See the ancient city of Varanasi come to life as you make your way down the scenic Ganges River by boat. Observe Hindus practicing their morning rituals as the sun comes up along the banks of the river and learn about local customs and traditions from your expert guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.67
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Banaras Wala Tours

Banaras Wala Tours

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What makes my tours different from others is that i offer an authentic experience of Varanasi with an extremely knowledgeable guide to lead the way. Each tour is individually tailored to your interests so you get to see what is important to you. You can try traveler friendly street food, take a prive sunrise tour of the Ghats and ceremonies, wander through the winding back alleys and old city, see the Aghori Babas and temples, and experience how spirituality is so deeply woven into the lives of the people here. Having lived here my whole life and being a guide for the last 8 years has given me a deep knowledge of the city and the traditions, rituals and religions that it surrounds. During the tour I will pass on much of this to you so you can have a more meaningful experience of the city.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$19.27
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5:hours Private Evening Aarti With Rooftop Dinner

5:hours Private Evening Aarti With Rooftop Dinner

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Overview Varanasi the city of Ghats is known in the world for its beautiful Ghats, Century old Temple. Here Hindu people come for Moksha is the highest goal of Hindus. The sight of the sunset over the Ganges and the cold breeze on the bank of River Ganges gives you a heart soothing effect. Here every evening irrelevant of what the weather is our priest perform a ceremony called 'Aarti'. Where seven priest stand under the beautiful seven umbrellas & they are not only for thanking 'Holy Mother Ganges river' for being in their life at Varanasi or washing their sins everyday but also for putting mother Ganges river to sleep in belief that the Mother Ganges you have done enough for the hole day now its time for you to take some rest & nothing goes into the holy River After the mother actually sleeps.
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  • 5 hours
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$66.14
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Private Full-Day Tour Ganga Aarti Ceremony from Varanasi

Private Full-Day Tour Ganga Aarti Ceremony from Varanasi

Enjoy a flexible itinerary and dedicated attention from your guide on this full-day private tour of Varanasi. You'll cover all of the important highlights in the city, in addition to attending a Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. Along the way, your guide will answer any questions and provide commentary tailored to your interests.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.15
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Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Varanasi including the Golden Temple

Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Varanasi including the Golden Temple

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Get a first-hand peek at Varanasi’s top highlights with this exclusive walking tour through India’s energy-filled spiritual capital. Choose between flexible tour offerings for personalized convenience. Opt for a dawn boat ride on the holy Ganges or get a front-row look at the city’s famous fire ceremonies. Along the way, you’ll also cover the cremation ghats, Vishwanath Temple, and off-the-beaten-track alley shops.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Varanasi Walking Tour

Varanasi Walking Tour

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This three-hour walking tour of the ancient city of Varanasi showcases the best of this iconic destination. Tour temples, shrines, historic buildings and lively markets as part of this all-inclusive experience. Navigate the narrow alleyways of Varanasi with your guide, learn about local life and gain a deeper understanding of cultures and traditions as you bear witness to pilgrims atoning for their sins in the Ganges River.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.67
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Varanasi-city of Ganges, same day visit

Varanasi-city of Ganges, same day visit

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A crumbling maze of a city that rises from the ghats (steps) on the western banks of the Ganges, Varanasi is in many senses the quintessential India. With an ancient history -- Mark Twain famously described it as "older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together" -- it is also one of the most sacred cities in the world today. Kashi, or "City of Light, where the eternal light of Shiva intersects the earth," as Varanasi is seen by devotees, is the holiest of Indian pilgrimages, home of Shiva, where the devout come to wash away their sins. Earliest accounts of the city go back 8,000 years, and "the city of learning and burning," as it is affectionately referred to, has attracted pilgrims from time immemorial, not all of them Hindu -- even Buddha visited here in 500 B.C. after he achieved enlightenment, sharing his wisdom at nearby Sarnath.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Varanasi Street Food Crawl (2 Hours Guided Food Tasting Tour)

Varanasi Street Food Crawl (2 Hours Guided Food Tasting Tour)

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Varanasi is known for its ancient food culture that is still alive & visit to Varanasi is incomplete without trying the finger licious food here. We have designed this amazing food crawl experience with an intention to take you to these places for food tasting, so that you can also cherish this food, feast your taste buds and have a fabulous & lasting impression on local food. 1. Taste more than six mouth watering and authentic delicacies of Varanasi, if you are a food lover and enjoy experiencing different kind of foods, then you should not miss this walking tour because trust us, you will surely regret it later. 2. Stroll the lanes with oldest food shop of the Kashi, witness the preparation of the most celebrated sweets, other delicacies. 3. Get an in-depth understanding of local food culture & things that influenced the development of these cuisines. Note: We do quality assurance before adding a place on our food walk, so you can relax and enjoy the food without any worry.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.50
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2-Days Varanasi Exclusive Tour

2-Days Varanasi Exclusive Tour

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This two-day tour highlights the best of Varanasi and is an ideal starting point for travelers who are heading to this holy city for the very first time. Travel by boat along the Ganges River. Pay a visit to Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon and bear witness to a Hindu aarti ceremony that will leave you breathless.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$224.00
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$224.00
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Morning Boat Tour followed by a short heritage walking tour in VARANASI

Morning Boat Tour followed by a short heritage walking tour in VARANASI

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Subah - e Banaras and sham -e - Awadh is very acclaimed one in India. Experience the Morning boat ride in Ganges and understand the Hindu way of life followed by a small walk in old section of the city and a visit to the Golden temple, the main Shiva temple of the city.
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  • 3 hours
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$26.67
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Cultural & Spiritual Trails of Old Town Varanasi Guided Walking Tour

Cultural & Spiritual Trails of Old Town Varanasi Guided Walking Tour

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Varanasi or traditionally known as Kashi (meaning light), is believed to be the oldest city on the planet standing today. We have seen people coming to Varanasi with great hopes & expectations, but most of the time we felt that they leave Varanasi without understanding the true essence of the city, its glorious past and spiritual history. Did you know that in ancient history people dreamt of dying in Varanasi only and no where else? Varanasi has been the most important place for people seeking liberation and enlightenment, even Buddha got enlightened very near to Varanasi. 1. This walking tour is a journey, of exploring Varanasi in its true sense, a great induction of the city, its history, its vibrant culture, and its people with lots of wonderful stories about the city, fun facts and must do things in the city. 2. You will explore the city's gems in unique style of ‘infotainment’ that you would easily miss exploring by our own and will make your journey to Varanasi truly special.
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  • 2 hours
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$11.66
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Private Varanasi Guided Tour with Boat Ride

Private Varanasi Guided Tour with Boat Ride

Explore varanasi - a city full of treasures and secrets. A city of unique faiths and beliefs, fascinating rituals and customs. The guide will show you all the ghats during the sunrise on a boat ride and will tell you the story behind each one. Also, get a chance to experience the holy city from inside by taking a walking tour in the narrow lanes. Within every step of this best Varanasi tour, be sure to discover and witness some of the exciting facts that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Once you step into this holy land, its authenticity and uniqueness are sure to amaze you.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.00
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Varanasi Temple Tour

Varanasi Temple Tour

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I am Hindu born in Varanasi. My passion for this city doesn't fit in me and I have the mission to spread to people what I love in my city. I listed just a few places of a big amount I would like to show.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.96
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Half Day Varanasi tour w/ Boat Ride, Ganga Aarti, Classical Dance & Yoga Session

Half Day Varanasi tour w/ Boat Ride, Ganga Aarti, Classical Dance & Yoga Session

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Experience the culture and mystical aspect of India in this morning tour of Varanasi which will take you along the banks of holy river Ganges on a boat ride. Be a part of the Hindu culture and its many rituals including the aarti, a classical dance, followed by a meditative yoga session.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.07
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$49.07
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Afternoon Varanasi tour w/ Boat Ride, Ganga Aarti,Classical Dance & Yoga Session

Afternoon Varanasi tour w/ Boat Ride, Ganga Aarti,Classical Dance & Yoga Session

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Explore the riverbanks of the Ganges and its sacred burning ghats on this small-group tour in Varanasi. With a guide in the lead, you'll follow a carefully-curated itinerary designed to show you the best of the city. Visit the major markets, temples, and shrines set among the winding back alleys of the city. Traveling with a small group gives you personalized attention and time to ask questions.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.07
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Cycle of Life, Death & Rebirth (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

Cycle of Life, Death & Rebirth (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

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Varanasi has always been a place that people in India consciously chose to die in for centuries. Varanasi is always associated with the mysteries of life, death & rebirth. If you are a seeker and looking to experience Varanasi in a manner it was built for and want to learn about the culture and genesis of spirituality in Varanasi? join us on our special walking tour through the cycle of life, death & rebirth, experience the power of holy rituals and understand the true essence of Kashi. On this guided walking tour, we take you to experience the serenity & life energies in Varanasi, our storyteller will share beautiful stories of the ancient past that would make you understand and appreciate the importance of rituals in daily life for a blissful living experience. Walk along the ghats of Kashi an unique experience to watch colorful mélange of different people; Hindu gurus doing meditations, prayers on the stairs, and learn energy transformation techniques to balance energy within you.
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  • 2 hours
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$14.58
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Boat Ride on River Ganges and Stroll in Streets of Vishwanath in Varanasi

Boat Ride on River Ganges and Stroll in Streets of Vishwanath in Varanasi

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Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world. It is a major cultural, historically significant, and highly spiritual city in Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism. The city is known for its temples, forts, streets, gastronomy, music, and arts. As the morning sun, take a shared boat ride on the Ganges. See the pilgrims offering prayers to Hindu deities and river goddess Ganga. See people taking dips in the river and wrestlers practicing on the ghats. Witness the Hindu cremation ceremony and the various ghats. Explore the rich architecture of the ghats and forts from outside along the boat ride. The guide will help you narrate stories of Hindu myths, history, and culture of the city and the ghats. Finally, visit the intricate streets around the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. We will have the famous tea on ghats at the end of the trip. The journey from your pick up to the location of activity will be carried in an air-conditioned car.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.90
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Full Day Varanasi and Sarnath Tour for Solo Female Traveler

Full Day Varanasi and Sarnath Tour for Solo Female Traveler

This full-day tour is tailor made for solo female travelers and group female travelers. Varanasi is one of the most important places for Hindu culture. Varanasi offers visitors an insider's look at local customs and traditions in one of the world's oldest living cities. Tour the Hindu and Buddhist sites with an expert guide, including the Ganges Ghats, where pilgrims come to absolve their sins and the Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his very first sermon.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00
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$36.00

Varanasi City Tour - Walking, Boating & Enjoying

Varanasi City Tour - Walking, Boating & Enjoying

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It’s a city with deep cultural experience, The scared river of Ganga preserve the memory of thousands years in her motherly water which flows just in the center of the city. Our tours will take you to magnificent Sunset with Ganga Aarti (Praying to the God of river –The Ganges) where life starts at the bank of mother ganga with a morning eye opener prayers by scared priest, you can enjoy these spectacular scenes on boat. This is a lifetime cultural experience to not MISS !. While at same places while exploring cultural heritage you will find THE END of life at Manikarnika Ghat where people are burning dead body of loved ones. Our tours will bring you to life and death experience at cultural heritage sites of Mother Ganges.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private tour of Varanasi with official tour guide

Private tour of Varanasi with official tour guide

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Boating down the Ganges River during sunrise is one of the main attractions in Varanasi. Start your day with a morning boat ride at dawn.Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human body to the ultimate. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock to the sacred river to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from all sins. Watching people come down to river in the early morning, taking a bath in the mother Ganga, performing rituals. It is at the Banaras Ghat where we can see life and death together.After the boat ride, take a small walk in to the oldest part of Varanasi where is famous for its narrow streets. Stop by the Kashi Vishwnath Temple, also known as Golden Temple, and see the outside of the beautiful temple. Sarnath is also a great attraction of this tour as well. Later silk weaving center also can be seen.
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  • 2 days
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Religious tour of Varanasi with official guide

Religious tour of Varanasi with official guide

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Varanasi is a great spot for Hindu pilgrims.Hindus come to Kashi (Varanasi) to fulfill their religious and spiritual needs.In the name of religion they get easily cheated.if you wish to get your needs smoothly and safety completed.Hire a approved guidesfrom this platform who will facilitate you for following needs.1-Ganga puja 2- Shiv darshan 3 - In organising real priests 4- Temple tours 5- Helping to perform ritual to leave cremation remains in holy river Ganga. 6-Banarasi Real silk shopping places. This tour is made for Hindus weather they come from overseas or from any Indian territories. Money in form of INR also can be paid at the place of USD
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Day Tour in Varanasi

Private Day Tour in Varanasi

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Day Tour is combination of All tour from Sunrise with Boat to Sunset with Ganga arti(ceremony), all the important temple of city to old and small street (heritage walking ),
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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