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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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Sunrise & Morning Down Town, Walking Tour. Daily Tour

Sunrise & Morning Down Town, Walking Tour. Daily Tour

Are you coming to Varanasi for a short time and don't have many hours to experience the city? Here's the perfect tour for everyone who wants to see the highlights of Kashi's magical mornings. Join the daily private tours with us. From the sacred Ganges river you will witness local life, rituals and morning ceremonies as you stroll the ghats and marvel at a dreamy sunrise ... I will be your host, friend and guide to bring you a true Benares experience. Are you in?
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.22
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Varanasi Highlights. 1 Day Tour

Varanasi Highlights. 1 Day Tour

Do you have one day to experience Varanasi? We create a program that suits you perfectly! Our goal is to provide you with a unique experience! From early morning until night, we will be your host, friend and guide, and together we will tour the most emblematic places of the city and we will discover corners and alleys that do not appear in the guides and others that are not easily accessible to non-locals. We will make this a memorable journey within the holy Indian city of Varanasi! Join us!
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.68
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GROUP YOGA CLASS - BEGINNER / ADVANCED - Sunrise Yoga with Ayush in Varanasi

GROUP YOGA CLASS - BEGINNER / ADVANCED - Sunrise Yoga with Ayush in Varanasi

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The power of Yoga is amplified when it is practiced in the surroundings of the Ganga Ghats at the peaceful time of Sunrise. And when the teacher is someone with the aura of peace and inner happiness, the experience is magical! Both Beginners and Advanced Practitioners of Yoga will benefit from this class that will be customised to the client's level and requirements.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.00
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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
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$42.67
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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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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
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$117.34
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2 Days Varanasi tour package for first timers

2 Days Varanasi tour package for first timers

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Get a comprehensive tour of Varanasi on this 2-day that's perfect for first-time visitors. Spend two days in the company of a guide, learning everything there is to know about one of India's holiest cities, perched on the banks of the Ganges River. Visit all the must-see attractions and listen to in-depth commentary on the city's history, religion, architecture, and modern-day life.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.00
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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
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$48.00
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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
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$30.00
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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
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$104.76
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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
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$31.00
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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
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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
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$19.27
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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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$11.92
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Experience Varanasi in a 3 Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

Experience Varanasi in a 3 Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

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Varanasi is one the sacred places of India and one of the most visited tourist destinations in North India. It holds a special and much higher place according to Hindu customs and beliefs. It represents a perfect blend of physical, philosophical and supernatural elements. It is considered as a place where the soul can attain ultimate peace.  Highlights of Tour : • Attend the Grand Aarti Ceremony • Stroll around the lanes of Varanasi • Visit Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, Dhamek Stupa, Sarnath Museum at Sarnath • Explore Benaras Hindu University • Visit Kashi Vishwanath temple, Durga temple and Tulasi Manas Temple in Varanasi Covering Many Points including Tours to Banaras Ghats, Assi Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Banaras Hindu University, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Monkey Temple (Durga Temple) and other Mentioned Places in the Trip.
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  • 3 days
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$488.89
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Varanasi Allahabad & Khajuraho a Combined Private tour

Varanasi Allahabad & Khajuraho a Combined Private tour

A Tour combining all important holy & cultural centers of India. "Ghats", the holy river banks of Varanasi, Confluence of 03 holy rivers at Allahabad & Temples of Khajuarho rivaling Temples of Angkor wat. This tour will make you understand the cradle of all civilizations called India
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  • 4 days
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$336.00
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Experience Varanasi in a Two Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

Experience Varanasi in a Two Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

Take a romantic boat ride on the silent water of Ganges in Varanasi. Observe the natives performing their daily activities alongside River Ganga. Watch people performing various rituals and witness the grand aarti on the Ghats. Pay a visit to the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon in Sarnath.  Be in the holy land of Varanasi to experience ultimate spirituality and attain peace. This 2 Days trip to Varanasi will take you through the major attractions of Varanasi city. This Trips gives you Tours to Banaras Ghats, Assi Ghat , Dasaswamedh Ghat , Manikarnika Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath)  , Banaras Hindu University , Monkey Temple (Durga Temple) and other top Places in Varanasi 2 Days of Sightseeing Trip
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  • 2 days
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$279.37
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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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$42.13
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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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$106.67
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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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$14.53
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Hiking with Vivek

Hiking with Vivek

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Namaste I am Vivek and I have been helping tourists around the world from many years and I would like to continue on platform of TripAdvisor.I will take you in heart of Varanasi where you discover all the activities of the city Varanasi is a city full of treasures and secrets. It can be a city that is overwhelming to the new visitor – a city of narrow alley ways and hidden temples, all bustling and crowded with locals, pilgrims and even cows! I have lived in Varanasi all my life, and have been showing visitors the magic of this city for over 20 years. I would love to show you my city, so you can see and love it as I do, as a local. I have a suggested itinerary, but i am very happy to take you to any places you’d like to explore. We can work out a unique tour just for you according to your desire There are many places of the city not mention in itienerary due to people copying the same tour there for Unique and Memorable experience you have to visit the city with us
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.62
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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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Morning Sun and Bathing Cruise on Ganges River, Varanasi

Morning Sun and Bathing Cruise on Ganges River, Varanasi

Enjoy a wonderful and safe trip on Ganges River on an special private boat. See the morning sun rising with mysterious glow over the Ganges River, the highlight in the city of Varanasi, and the scenery of bathing Hindus starting at sunrise from a boat. - Private morning sunrise boat tour. - Starting from the Dashwamedh ghat, watch many ghats on the way like Lalita Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat etc. - Stop by Manikarnika Ghat and see the beauty of varanasi. - On the way, enjoy the view of goddess Ganga & god Shiva temples. - Get the original design boat, life jacket and seat cover. - Includes Professional English/ Japanese Speaking Guide. [How to Board] Participants will are requested to gather at the according time (about 15 min before sunrise) in front of the Dolphin Restaurant at the Ganges River Cruise Boarding Pier "Dashashwamedh Ghat".
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  • 40 to 50 minutes
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