Full Day Varanasi Tour

Experience of Sightseeing of temples, heritage walk in alleys, boat ride along ghats and viewing the Ganga Aarti.

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Varanasi is an endless expanse of history, culture, and religion. The city is over 3000 years old and it is believed to have been discovered by the Hindu God - Lord Shiva. Commonly known as Benaras, this holy city is the center of all religious activity and this full-day private city tour of Varanasi covers the noted temples of Varanasi. Being among the most preferred pilgrimage site for Hindus, Varanasi tour often tops the list for many tourists coming to India.

Tour Duration

12 hour

Destination Coverd

Varanasi and Sarnath

Confirmation Type

Instant Confirmation

Pickup Time


Departure City

Hotel In Varanasi / Airport

Live Guide

Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

What's Included

  • Destination covered: Varanasi
  • Beautiful Ganaga Aarti Ceremony at Dashashwamedh Ghat.
  • Morning and Evening Boat Ride at Holy Ganges.
  • Live Tour Guide Service (Varanasi And Sarnath)
  • Air-conditioned Car for all sightseeing and Transfres.
  • Taxes – express highway toll, airport parking, and monument parking charges.
  • Bottled water
  • All Taxes

What's Not Included

  • Entry Fee.
  • Tip to driver and guide.
  • Insurance and medical care
  • Any personal expenses

Varanasi Aarti Time: Evening 06:30 PM

Program (One Day Varanasi Tour)

  • Pick Up from hotel and airport, Varanasi.

    After an early morning pickup at 5:30 AM from your hotel in Varanasi, take a sunrise boat ride on the sacred Ganges River. Witness morning rituals performed at the riverside.

    Note: Morning Boat Ride depend on your pickup time.

  • Boat Ride and Short Walk in Old City

    Post the boat ride follow your guide on a short walking tour of the old city's alleyways and catch sight of the Kashi Vishwanath, one of the holiest Hindu temples.

  • Breakfast

    Stop for breakfast (own expense), then head to Banaras Hindu University (BHU) at 10:00 AM. .

  • Visit Temples

    Established in 1916, BHU has the largest university campus in Asia. Tour the campus and see the Bharat Kala Bhavan museum and the new Vishwanath Temple (Birla Temple), which is an exact replica of the original Vishwanath Temple. Continue to Mother India Temple, built in the year of 1918 and housing an unusual marble relief map of the Indian subcontinent.

  • Lunch Time

    Learn about the silk weaving traditions of Varanasi, then take a break for lunch (own expense).

  • Visit Sarnath

    Post lunch, you would be driven about eight miles (13 KM) to Sarnath to visit the Dhamekh Stupa, known as the place where Buddha gave his first sermon.You'll also visit the Archaeological Museum, which features treasures that date back to the 3rd-century BC (closed Fridays).After the Sarnath tour, a short period of relaxation at your hotel in Varanasi would follow.

  • Back to Varanasi - Enjoy Aarti Ceremony with boat ride

    At 5:00 PM Take another boat ride on the Ganges to view the cremation grounds, then return to Dashashwamedh Ghat to watch the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony.

  • Drop at Hotel, or airport, Varanasi

    Your tour ends with a drop back to your hotel around 8:00 PM.