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3-Hour Varanasi Evening Aarti Tour

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    What to Expect
    After picked up from hotel in Varanasi, Experience:

    Evening boat ride followed by Ganga Aarti: Evening boat ride will be the best option to visit cremation place and after that Experience Ganga Aarti.

    Aarti, also spelled arathi, is a Hindu ritual, in which light is offered to one or more deities. Aartis also refer to the songs sung in praise of the deity, when offering of lamps is being offered.

    Hindus in India worship the river Ganges as goddess. Every evening in Varanasi, aarti is performed at the Dashashwamedh ghat. We can watch it from the ghat or from the waterside in a boat. It is a beautiful, resonant, and majestic spectacle with a very precise choreography involving rituals performed by several priests with the sound of bells, drums, cymbals, and Sanskrit mantras. The river is also worshiped with flower petals.

    Admire the glow of light being offered to the gods before you are returned to your hotel to end your experience.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally located hotel in Varanasi
    Departure Time
    5:00 PM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional English speaking Guide [For Safe & Honourable tourism we provide only incensed Guide]
    • Professional guide in other language [French/ German, Spanish/ Italian] on demand and availability
    • Private Boat ride
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private AC vehicle [If needed]
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Tips
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The evening tour we booked with Nelish was excellent, it was the best tour we've had while visiting India. Due to dangerous circumstances on the Ganga river, the planned boat tour was cancelled but Nelish took us on a lovely walk through town. The walk...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    2  Thank Eva K
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a wonderful private evening Aarti Walking Tour with Varanasi Day Tours and their exceptional guide, Mr Dharam. Since my husband and I arrived to Varanasi in late September (the end of monsoon season) it was raining and the Ganges was flooded, therefore the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    2  Thank NMBlackburn
    Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

    Nice experience. Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Good experience overall. Could not do the boat ride due to high tide. But still enjoyed the aarti

    1  Thank arthyk2015
    Reviewed 1 April 2019

    Since we were four of our family we took a seperate boat for this tour and from the boat we spent about an hour and half witnessing the ganga arthi in Dasaswametha ghat and the near by ghat.More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank BALASUBRAMANIAN K
    VaranasiDayTours, Owner at Varanasi Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2019

    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...More

    Reviewed 10 April 2018

    Inderjeet Kumar was a truly wonderful guide! Personally, I was in awe with the flexibility and the time he took to explain to us the various religious aspects to us! Bravo!More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    2  Thank 02Slo
    VaranasiDayTours, Owner at Varanasi Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2019

    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...More

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    Laurie S
    23 February 2019|
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    Response from Laurie S |
    Is there any availability on this evening and what is the rate? How does it change the tour? Dhanyawad and Namaste
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    396ejms
    6 February 2019|
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    Response from Jopep69 |
    I wonder how was it? I am thinking of doing the same, but wonder if it is worth every US dollars !
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    396ejms
    6 February 2019|
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    Response from VaranasiDayTours | Property representative |
    Yes, Our minimum cost is based on two persons. So you can book for two person with a single name. Thanks, Indrajeet Kumar VaranasiDayTours
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