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The Famous Aarti Ceremony - An Evening at the Ganges River provided by SITA World Tours

The Famous Aarti Ceremony - An Evening at the Ganges River

The Famous Aarti Ceremony - An Evening at the Ganges River
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About
The Ganga Aarti at Varanasi is an uplifting spiritual ritual. The Aarti ceremony takes place near the Ganges River.  While facing the river, the Hindu priests use lamps which are circled around in a clockwise manner, accompanied by chants or songs in praise of Mother Ganga. It is believed that after the ritual is complete, the Goddess showers her blessing onto each individual present there. Highlights •    Aarti Ritual At the Ganges River •    Rickshaw Ride   •    Walk Through the Ghats •    River glowing with floating lamps
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 18m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 18m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 50182P82
Call 000-0800-100-6999
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Professional English speaking Guide
  • Bottle mineral water
  • Rickshaw ride
  • Entry/Admission - Varanasi
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional) Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
2h 18m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We may pick up travelers from city center hotels / fixed point wiithin city limits. In case pick up is outside central points extra cost shall applicable subject to distance applicable.
  • Airports:
  • Varanasi Airport, Varanasi India
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Professional English speaking Guide
  • Bottle mineral water
  • Rickshaw ride
  • Entry/Admission - Varanasi
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional) Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We may pick up travelers from city center hotels / fixed point wiithin city limits. In case pick up is outside central points extra cost shall applicable subject to distance applicable.
  • Airports:
  • Varanasi Airport, Varanasi India
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h 18m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Dashashwamedh Ghat
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Meet your driver at your hotel in Varanasi and drive to Dasawamedha Ghat (Ghat is a flight of steps leading down to the river). It is located close to the Vishwanath Temple and it is most spectacular.  You will witness the traditional Aarti ceremony that is performed every evening at dusk. Hundreds of pilgrims, photographers, and tourists watch the magnificence of the Aarti ceremony as it unfolds.  Lamps are lit, fragrant smoke rises from incense sticks, and the chants of mantras can be heard.  Fire is offered to Lord Shiva and the Ganges River. As the Aarti comes to an end, the priests offer flowers, milk, and floating lamps to the Ganges. Pilgrims follow and soon the whole of the river is filled with lit lamps and aromatic flowers. The experience wonderfully highlights local culture and religion in an effort by the participants to find peace. At the end of the ceremony, your guide will take you back to your hotel in Varanasi.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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hadvani2002
New Delhi, India126 contributions
JAI JAI GANGE MAA
Apr 2018
When you are varanasi must visit for the Ganga aarti,love to see from the bank of Ganga Maa, it takes around more than one hour .
Written 26 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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