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Varanasi

Ganges Ceremony and Boat ride at Dusk

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What to Expect
START TIME:- EVENING BEFORE 01 HOUR BEFORE SUNSET. (Time Changes as per season)

END TIME:- 07:00 ~08:00PM

TRANSPORT:- Private Comfortable Air Conditioned Car

Guide will pick you from the Guest House or Hotel, and take you to the Ganges by the Pre-arranged Car. After reaching Ganges experience the Bank of River Ganges by Boat, Later witness the beautiful Ceremony at the Bank of Ganges. The ceremony is called Ganga Aarti. Later drop to hotel by Car.

Ganga River is considered to be most venerated and worshiped river in Hinduism. According to legend and Vedic culture, Ganges River descended on the earth to cleanse sins to ancestor of Rishi Bhagirathi to give them salvation from the bondage of material lives.

Every evening, the group of priest (Brahmin) in orange colours robes, appear at Dasashwamedh Ghat with prayers stuff, in the shade of thousands of devotees in order to create very festive atmosphere start diluting the reverberation of Sanskrit mantras and lighting up the ghee lamps to their altar, putting flowers and start prayers with Mantra, using conch shell, water of Ganges, flowers etc. They keep changing the formulation of rituals and rites, frequently by blowing up conch shell, followed chanting Har Har Mahadev and Shiva Tandava Mantra, which brings the very divine feeling in the heart of onlookers and its devotees.

Whereas this kind of Arti is being done also in Haridwar and Rishikesh on the bank of Gages River but Varanasi is blessed city, legend says lord of universe itself creates this city; therefore, Arti of Varanasi becomes very venerable and supposed to be a divine act to be witnessed, due to presence of Mother Ganges and Lord Shiva.
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Important Information
Departure Point
FROM HOTEL
Departure Time
DAILY
Duration
3h
Return Details
TO HOTEL
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel Rooms
  • Lunch/Dinner or any meals
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Photography of Cremation Ghat is restricted*
  • 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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Ganga Aarti is one of the best attraction of Varanasi,it takes around more than one hour for full ceremony,fully crowded,worth to see that.Jai Jai Gange.
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By: Banaras Walk
Chandani
10
Walking on the ghats
Me and my friend booked the tour from Banaras tour. They provided as a very excellent and a very nice guided tour.
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Simran Chowdhary
11
A Day in Banaras
I was in Banaras for a site visit, being an architecture student I had a few specific areas to cover. Since it was
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hadvani2002
New Delhi, India
10225
Har Har Gange
Ganga Aarti is one of the best attraction of Varanasi,it takes around more than one hour for full ceremony,fully
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Leni A
74
"Indiator" Good Service Provider
Me and my family were thoroughly like our trip to Varanasi. Everything was great, services, accommodation, guide,
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Nikita N
11
Excellent walking tour
I booked the tour getting reference from my friend. It was awesome walking tour of Varanasi. Almost every part was
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Key Details
  • Banaras Walk
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, Japanese, Spanish
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