Sunrise at the Ghats of Varanasi
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Varanasi

Uttar Pradesh

(Delhi, Rajasthan & North)

Varanasi is a holy city and is famous as one of the oldest cities in the world. Also popularly known as Banaras, it is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh on the banks of Holy Ganges.


Varanasi is a holy city and is famous as one of the oldest cities in the world. Also popularly known as Banaras, it is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh on the banks of Holy Ganges.

Holy City

There is a popular notion that by taking a holy dip in the Ganges, one can wash away their sins. Visitors from all over the world visit Varanasi and explore its many attractions. It is believed that the city is abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. One can also attain moksha at Varanasi.

At dawn or sunset one can take a boat ride and get soaked in the peaceful atmosphere of Varanasi. During the evening, the aarti takes place at the Ghats and can surely transport you to another world. Pilgrims visit Varanasi every year to offer their devotion to the Almighty.

Varanasi is also famous for its Benarasi saris and they are the best in the world. The Banaras Hindu University is a notable landmark as well.

City of Temples

There are many temples in and around Varanasi. The Kashi Vishwanath Temple is a famous temple of Lord Shiva. Then there is the Durga Temple and the Sankatmochan Temple that many pilgrims visit each year. You can also visit the Bharat Mata Temple, which is dedicated to Mother India.

Dawn Boat Ride and Old City Walk

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Swift and all beautiful art thou, O Surya, maker of the light, Illuming all the radiant realm - Hymn to the Sun God, from the Rig Veda

As dawn breaks in the Holy City of Varanasi, it illuminates the ancient ghats built on the banks of the Holy Ganges and covers the city in a pious glow. The Old city has a fascinating array of markets, temples, Ghats and what not, that takes one back various centuries.

Walking Tours
History and Culture

Pricing: $ 23 per person for minimum 2 participants.

Evening bazaar walk and Ganga Aarti

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

The by lanes of Varanasi are just as famous as its temples – celebrated in mainstream songs, Varanasi is a city of winding alleys with bustling markets, each specialising in something. The bazaars are at their colourful best in the evening and best explored on foot and by cycle-rickshaw. The best way to end an evening in Varanasi is at Dasashwamedh Ghat, where you can watch priests perform the evening prayer to the Ganges.

Walking Tours
History and Culture

Pricing: $ 23 per person for minimum 2 participants.

Walk through the Riverfront Ghats

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

The waterfront at Varansi, from Asi Ghat to Dashashwamedh Ghat constitutes one half of the famous Panchatirthi pilgrimage, the visit to the five sacred fords. This walk is ideal for people watching; understanding the nuances of Hinduism and observing pilgrims participate in the prayers and ritual baths that are a part of the Panchatirthi.

Walking Tours
History and Culture

Pricing: $ 22 per person for minimum 2 participants.

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