Varanasi Tours
Varanasi-city of Ganges, same day visit
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Varanasi-city of Ganges, same day visit

By The Great Indian Adventure
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A crumbling maze of a city that rises from the ghats (steps) on the western banks of the Ganges, Varanasi is in many senses the quintessential India. With an ancient history -- Mark Twain famously described it as "older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together" -- it is also one of the most sacred cities in the world today. Kashi, or "City of Light, where the eternal light of Shiva intersects the earth," as Varanasi is seen by devotees, is the holiest of Indian pilgrimages, home of Shiva, where the devout come to wash away their sins. Earliest accounts of the city go back 8,000 years, and "the city of learning and burning," as it is affectionately referred to, has attracted pilgrims from time immemorial, not all of them Hindu -- even Buddha visited here in 500 B.C. after he achieved enlightenment, sharing his wisdom at nearby Sarnath.
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Ages 15-82
Duration: 5–6 hours
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Live guide: English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Service of English speaking local guide during the sightseeing
  • Monument entry fee at the sites
  • Boat ride at the river Ganges to see the historic ghats (sharing basis)
  • Evening Ganges aarti ceremony at the Dashashwamedh ghat
  • Entry/Admission - Sarnath
  • Entry/Admission - Bharat Kala Bhavan
  • Entry/Admission - Ramnagar Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Ganges River
What's not included
  • Any other services like tipping, meals, beverages etc.
  • Any other services which are not mentioned in inclusion


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Pickup details
  • We will pick you from your location in Varanasi (hotel/airport/ railway station or place of your choice) & after the sightseeing will drop you at the same place.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Varanasi Airport, Varanasi India
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 127209P6

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • 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.

      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: 127209P6

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      Written 31 July 2019
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