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Insight Varanasi Tour: Morning Boat Ride, Sarnath Tour & Evening Ganga Aarti
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Insight Varanasi Tour: Morning Boat Ride, Sarnath Tour & Evening Ganga Aarti

By Varanasi Day Tours
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₹9,807.13
₹8,335.31
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₹9,807.13
₹8,335.31
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Duration: 14h
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English, Spanish


  • Hotel pick up and drop off by private AC vehicle
  • Professional English speaking Private Guide [For Safe & Honourable tourism we provide only incensed Guide]
  • Professional guide in other language [French/ German/ Spanish/ Italian] on demand and availability
  • Private Driver
  • Two times Private boat ride [Morning & Evening]
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Ashoka Pillar
  • Entry/Admission - Dhamek Stupa
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tips


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Any hotel located in the city Limit of Varanasi
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7330P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Insight Varanasi Tour: Morning Boat Ride, Sarnath Tour & Evening Ganga Aarti?
How much is Insight Varanasi Tour: Morning Boat Ride, Sarnath Tour & Evening Ganga Aarti?
Insight Varanasi Tour: Morning Boat Ride, Sarnath Tour & Evening Ganga Aarti price starts from ₹ 9,541.39. Discover and book Insight Varanasi Tour: Morning Boat Ride, Sarnath Tour & Evening Ganga Aarti on Tripadvisor
What is the Insight Varanasi Tour: Morning Boat Ride, Sarnath Tour & Evening Ganga Aarti cancellation policy?
Insight Varanasi Tour: Morning Boat Ride, Sarnath Tour & Evening Ganga Aarti cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Insight Varanasi Tour: Morning Boat Ride, Sarnath Tour & Evening Ganga Aarti on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Insight Varanasi Tour: Morning Boat Ride, Sarnath Tour & Evening Ganga Aarti?
Insight Varanasi Tour: Morning Boat Ride, Sarnath Tour & Evening Ganga Aarti is hosted by Varanasi Day Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Varanasi Day Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Insight Varanasi Tour: Morning Boat Ride, Sarnath Tour & Evening Ganga Aarti on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7330P2

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Banaras Ghats
    Stop: 4 hours
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  • 2
    Ganges River
    Stop: 4 hours
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    Pass by
    Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple)
    Manikarnika Ghat
  • 3
    Dasaswamedh Ghat
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 4
    Sarnath
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • 5
    Ashoka Pillar
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Dhamek Stupa
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Ganga Aarti
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    Pass by
    Chaukhandi Stupa
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Trailteller
Trailteller
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Ancient city, Novel experience
Our first visit to Varanasi. Very organised and flexible itinerary, customised to our multigenerational family. Pro
674dylanv
674dylanv
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Peaceful morning ride by row boat
Good way to see the ghats from the water in the morning. Avoid the foggy season. Smoothly coordinated by Guide In
RinkiD19
RinkiD19
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Mixed reaction
Things enjoyed was the boat ride but this trip with senior citiizen on wheelchair is not advisable as there is no w
56faizj
56faizj
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Quality tour
We liked the fact that the boat journey started as a gentle flow upstream and that we were given great vantage poin
chan v
chan v
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Eight days custom tour in uttar pradesh, bihar and orissa
We planned this eight days custom tour, in consultation with Indrajit, the tour company manager. It covered varanas
30Asha
30Asha
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Sarnath
About 8 to 10 kilometers is the Sarnath site. The stupa and lion with ashok Chakra are almost 2500 years. I think i
NEELAMC76
NEELAMC76
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A peaceful yatra to Varanasi and Gaya.
A well-planned VIP tour by Mr. Indrajeet Kumar and his whole team. Vishal, (driver) Arvind Ji (guide in Gaya). We h
arshak123
arshak123
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Amazing!
If you are looking for a tour guide to take you through the incredible sites in Varanasi and explain the history at
Karen C
Karen C
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Evening in Varanasi
Our guide, Indrajeet Kumar, was very kind and knowledgeable. He showed us so many wonderful things. The arti was an
Miguel C
Miguel C
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Not worth the price
Not worth the price, get an Uber or a taxi to sarnath and you can check it out by yourself. What the guide explain
Soumya K
Soumya K
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Varanasi early morning boat ride
Went towards a lane before dashwamedha ghat. It was easy to get into a boat. They charged like 2000/- for entire bo
OregonWanderer2014
OregonWanderer2014
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Excellent and informative
We hired Indrejeet initially to do our Morning tour on the Ganges. Because of flooding the boat tour was changed
670charmainep
670charmainep
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A great tour 👍🏻😊
Love ❤️ the Sarnath tour led by guide Indrajeet. Guide was very knowledgeable about the sights. They were on time a
Norbu_Tsering08
Norbu_Tsering08
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Beautiful tour 👍🏻
It was a really beautiful tour. Indrajeet our guide was very knowledgeable about the places. And he’s very helpful
cptamhankar
cptamhankar
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Varanasi experience
We booked them for Varanasi experience through Taj Ganges travel desk and I must it was worth every minute we spent
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MRL830
Glenns Ferry, ID15 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Wow - fascinating tour with fabulous guide. We learned an extraordinary amount of information about Varanasi plus the importance of the Ganges and the Hindi religion. If you only have a few days, this is the tour to take. Neelesh our guide was fabulous!!!
Written 16 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 8 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dyego Sousa
New Delhi, India55 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
We went to a 2 days experience in Varanasi, I must say that I was a bit worried at first, but the guide was very informative and made the experience interesting and worthwhile.
Seeing the Ganges early in the morning and in the evening from a boat is a life time experience. The information share by the guide made a huge difference.
We are picky tourist and I must say that the guide and his services have met our expectations. 5 stars!
Written 18 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 12 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

escapist389
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Varanasi is one of the most boggling places on the planet, a dizzying whirl of people, pilgrims, cows, water buffalo, rickshaws and every conveyance under the sun squeezing through the narrow streets in a city Twain called "older than dirt." We booked a day tour with Insight Varanasi to take it all in and get some stories behind the beehive. Sapan was an amazing guide, knew the history, religious practices, and got us behind the tourist curtain to experience the back alleys of this ancient city and the key highlights, including a sidetrip to Sarnath, said to be the site of Buddha's first sermon, where we saw an amazing excavation of a third-century Buddhist site and a museum with a lot of great pieces discovered in the dig. We took dawn and dusk boat trips on the Ganges, viewing life and death on the great river and capped it off with a big Hindu celebration of music and devotion on the main ghat of the river with a cast of thousands. If you book this trip, definitely try to get Sapan as your guide. He's a master of his trade and it shows in his enthusiasm for what he does. We had a great driver as well, Mamu. Varanasi is a human wonder of the world.
Written 18 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Sapan is one of the best guide in our team and driver Maamu is always happy man. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 12 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LRobinson2013
New Delhi, India18 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
This tour hit all the highlights while still providing a breather between activities. Would definitely recommend to others and will plan to take again when I have guest in town. Our guide was great!
Written 26 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear L Robinson, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing feedback, "Only Tour You Need". Your are absolutely right, our Insight Varanasi tour is specially prepare for one or two days visitor to experience complete Varanasi. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 26 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jean M
Summerfield, FL5 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Spent Jan 28 and 29th on a great tour with our guide Pradeep Verma. Pradeep shared his knowledge of the Hindu ceremonies we saw on our evening and morning boat rides on the Ganges. He made sure we saw the cremation ceremony at Manikarnika Ghat and the Ganga Aarti ceremony from the boat and close up on land. The sunrise boat ride was wonderful and our visit to Sarnath included all of the highlights. Thank you Pradeep and our driver for a great tour. Thank you Indrajeet for arranging airport transportation and for spacing our 1 day tour over 2 days.
Written 29 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Mr Pradeep Verma is a one of the most senior guide in Varanasi and having more than 23 years of experience. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 12 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

J L S
Bel Air, Maryland6 contributions
Oct 2019
Excellent communication from Inderjeet (owner) from the beginning, putting our minds at ease. He was very flexible with schedule and helpful in offering the best possible options. Sapan did a fantastic job as our guide from before sunrise until he dropped us off. Deep knowledge of the city, history etc. communicated in a simple and easily understandable way. Loved it, highly recommended.
Written 23 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 8 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vincenzo T
2 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
I started to visit the city by myself. The inputs and stimuli the city offers are so many. It’s the oldest city in the world, so many stories and secrets are hidden in the the city. Thanks to this agency I had the opportunity to understood the culture and the life of Varanasi. The guide are very competent and kindly. I strong recommended to book a tour with this agency to have greats memories to bring at home.
Written 28 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 8 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Arjun P
Kolkata (Calcutta), India5 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Please correct the spelling "Aarthi" (is wrong).
Correct it to AARTI.

Other informations are good. Nice place to be
do visit and see Ashokan Pillar & Sarnath
Written 26 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Mr. Arjun, Thank you for your kind words about spelling suggestion and change. But still you can see it is mention in Wikipedia. You should understand about cultural diversity and variety of India with different languages and accents. However, we're not sure if you've ever joined our Tour. Your review also seems to suggest that it's more of a commentary than a feedback of the tour. We would really appreciate if you could join us someday and then review us. Meanwhile, I would be grateful if you could kindly take down the review. Hope to see you some time and hosting you. Best regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 30 July 2018
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Hotel Alka, a synonym for customer-oriented services from years, believes in providing an adorable environment to its guests, where not only they find peace in dwelling but also experience a the highest degree of dedication from the staff. And what more can one ask for? Hotel Alka is located right in the core of Varanasi, a place where even holiness is re-defined. Its evidently a must visit place for all in life. Varanasi (the ancient Kashi or the medieval Banaras) is one of the oldest cities of the world and is considered to be favourite, of even the almighty. Varanasi's prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrivalled. Mark Twain, the celebrated English author , who was enthralled by the legend and sanctity of Banaras, once wrote : "Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together."
Written 15 January 2018
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Dear Aman, Thanks for your review with Excellent rating. But it is not related with our product. You have posted this review about a hotel. So please take it back. Kind regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 17 January 2018
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Marilyn S
3 contributions
Oct 2019
Wonderful experience. This company really made our visit to Varanasi a pure joy! They were very dependable, knowledgeable, and very easy to be with. I really recommend them for your visit to Varanasi.
Written 13 April 2020
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Dear Guest, Thanks for your review. Kind Regards, Indrajeet Kumar
Written 28 April 2022
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