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Dashashwamedh Ghat is one of the busiest, oldest, and most important ghats in Varanasi. It's the site of a number of Hindu temples and shrines and a place where pilgrims come from all over the world to perform religious ceremonies and rituals. Many devotees visit the ghat at sunrise to pay homage to Lord Shiva and bath in the holy waters of the Ganges, while evening aarti, which see thousands of floating lamps immersed in the river, attracts huge crowds from far and wide.

Literally translated, Dashashwamedh means ‘the ghat of 10 sacrificed horses.’ According to Hindu mythology, ten horses were sacrificed by Lord Brahma to allow Shiva to return from a period of banishment. Despite its age, Dashashwamedh Ghat is attractive, colorful, and relatively clean, and even non-devotees are attracted by its atmosphere, daily rituals, and beautiful riverfront views.

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Dashashwamedh Ghat Road, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001
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2 Days Varanasi tour package for first timers

2 Days Varanasi tour package for first timers

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Get a comprehensive tour of Varanasi on this 2-day that's perfect for first-time visitors. Spend two days in the company of a guide, learning everything there is to know about one of India's holiest cities, perched on the banks of the Ganges River. Visit all the must-see attractions and listen to in-depth commentary on the city's history, religion, architecture, and modern-day life.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$185.00
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$185.00
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Insight Varanasi Day Tour

Insight Varanasi Day Tour

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This unique tour of Varanasi offers visitors an insider's look at local customs and traditions in one of the world's oldest living cities. Tour the Hindu and Buddhist sites with an expert guide, including the Ganga Ghats, where pilgrims come to absolve their sins and the Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his very first sermon.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.34
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Varanasi Evening Aarti Tour

Varanasi Evening Aarti Tour

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Spend three unforgettable hours in one of India's most ancient cities during this evening Aarti tour in Varanasi. Experience the beauty of this Hindu ritual where light is offered up to deities. Hear religious songs sung out into the night and watch as lamps are offered to the gods. Learn why locals say this city liberates the soul from the human body during this once in a lifetime cultural experience.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.00
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$48.00
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Varanasi Morning Boat Tour [RowBoat]

Varanasi Morning Boat Tour [RowBoat]

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See the ancient city of Varanasi come to life as you make your way down the scenic Ganges River by boat. Observe Hindus practicing their morning rituals as the sun comes up along the banks of the river and learn about local customs and traditions from your expert guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.67
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Banaras Wala Tours

Banaras Wala Tours

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What makes my tours different from others is that i offer an authentic experience of Varanasi with an extremely knowledgeable guide to lead the way. Each tour is individually tailored to your interests so you get to see what is important to you. You can try traveler friendly street food, take a prive sunrise tour of the Ghats and ceremonies, wander through the winding back alleys and old city, see the Aghori Babas and temples, and experience how spirituality is so deeply woven into the lives of the people here. Having lived here my whole life and being a guide for the last 8 years has given me a deep knowledge of the city and the traditions, rituals and religions that it surrounds. During the tour I will pass on much of this to you so you can have a more meaningful experience of the city.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$19.27
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5:hours Private Evening Aarti With Rooftop Dinner

5:hours Private Evening Aarti With Rooftop Dinner

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Overview Varanasi the city of Ghats is known in the world for its beautiful Ghats, Century old Temple. Here Hindu people come for Moksha is the highest goal of Hindus. The sight of the sunset over the Ganges and the cold breeze on the bank of River Ganges gives you a heart soothing effect. Here every evening irrelevant of what the weather is our priest perform a ceremony called 'Aarti'. Where seven priest stand under the beautiful seven umbrellas & they are not only for thanking 'Holy Mother Ganges river' for being in their life at Varanasi or washing their sins everyday but also for putting mother Ganges river to sleep in belief that the Mother Ganges you have done enough for the hole day now its time for you to take some rest & nothing goes into the holy River After the mother actually sleeps.
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  • 5 hours
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$66.14
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Private Full-Day Tour Ganga Aarti Ceremony from Varanasi

Private Full-Day Tour Ganga Aarti Ceremony from Varanasi

Enjoy a flexible itinerary and dedicated attention from your guide on this full-day private tour of Varanasi. You'll cover all of the important highlights in the city, in addition to attending a Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. Along the way, your guide will answer any questions and provide commentary tailored to your interests.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.47
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Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Varanasi including the Golden Temple

Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Varanasi including the Golden Temple

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Get a first-hand peek at Varanasi’s top highlights with this exclusive walking tour through India’s energy-filled spiritual capital. Choose between flexible tour offerings for personalized convenience. Opt for a dawn boat ride on the holy Ganges or get a front-row look at the city’s famous fire ceremonies. Along the way, you’ll also cover the cremation ghats, Vishwanath Temple, and off-the-beaten-track alley shops.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Varanasi-city of Ganges, same day visit

Varanasi-city of Ganges, same day visit

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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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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Varanasi Street Food Crawl (2 Hours Guided Food Tasting Tour)

Varanasi Street Food Crawl (2 Hours Guided Food Tasting Tour)

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Varanasi is known for its ancient food culture that is still alive & visit to Varanasi is incomplete without trying the finger licious food here. We have designed this amazing food crawl experience with an intention to take you to these places for food tasting, so that you can also cherish this food, feast your taste buds and have a fabulous & lasting impression on local food. 1. Taste more than six mouth watering and authentic delicacies of Varanasi, if you are a food lover and enjoy experiencing different kind of foods, then you should not miss this walking tour because trust us, you will surely regret it later. 2. Stroll the lanes with oldest food shop of the Kashi, witness the preparation of the most celebrated sweets, other delicacies. 3. Get an in-depth understanding of local food culture & things that influenced the development of these cuisines. Note: We do quality assurance before adding a place on our food walk, so you can relax and enjoy the food without any worry.
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  • 2 hours
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$17.22
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Cultural & Spiritual Trails of Old Town Varanasi Guided Walking Tour

Cultural & Spiritual Trails of Old Town Varanasi Guided Walking Tour

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Varanasi or traditionally known as Kashi (meaning light), is believed to be the oldest city on the planet standing today. We have seen people coming to Varanasi with great hopes & expectations, but most of the time we felt that they leave Varanasi without understanding the true essence of the city, its glorious past and spiritual history. Did you know that in ancient history people dreamt of dying in Varanasi only and no where else? Varanasi has been the most important place for people seeking liberation and enlightenment, even Buddha got enlightened very near to Varanasi. 1. This walking tour is a journey, of exploring Varanasi in its true sense, a great induction of the city, its history, its vibrant culture, and its people with lots of wonderful stories about the city, fun facts and must do things in the city. 2. You will explore the city's gems in unique style of ‘infotainment’ that you would easily miss exploring by our own and will make your journey to Varanasi truly special.
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  • 2 hours
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$11.48
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Private Varanasi Guided Tour with Boat Ride

Private Varanasi Guided Tour with Boat Ride

Explore varanasi - a city full of treasures and secrets. A city of unique faiths and beliefs, fascinating rituals and customs. The guide will show you all the ghats during the sunrise on a boat ride and will tell you the story behind each one. Also, get a chance to experience the holy city from inside by taking a walking tour in the narrow lanes. Within every step of this best Varanasi tour, be sure to discover and witness some of the exciting facts that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Once you step into this holy land, its authenticity and uniqueness are sure to amaze you.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.00
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Varanasi Temple Tour

Varanasi Temple Tour

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I am Hindu born in Varanasi. My passion for this city doesn't fit in me and I have the mission to spread to people what I love in my city. I listed just a few places of a big amount I would like to show.
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  • 3 hours
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$11.77
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Afternoon Varanasi tour w/ Boat Ride, Ganga Aarti,Classical Dance & Yoga Session

Afternoon Varanasi tour w/ Boat Ride, Ganga Aarti,Classical Dance & Yoga Session

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Explore the riverbanks of the Ganges and its sacred burning ghats on this small-group tour in Varanasi. With a guide in the lead, you'll follow a carefully-curated itinerary designed to show you the best of the city. Visit the major markets, temples, and shrines set among the winding back alleys of the city. Traveling with a small group gives you personalized attention and time to ask questions.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$49.07
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Boat Ride on River Ganges and Stroll in Streets of Vishwanath in Varanasi

Boat Ride on River Ganges and Stroll in Streets of Vishwanath in Varanasi

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Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world. It is a major cultural, historically significant, and highly spiritual city in Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism. The city is known for its temples, forts, streets, gastronomy, music, and arts. As the morning sun, take a shared boat ride on the Ganges. See the pilgrims offering prayers to Hindu deities and river goddess Ganga. See people taking dips in the river and wrestlers practicing on the ghats. Witness the Hindu cremation ceremony and the various ghats. Explore the rich architecture of the ghats and forts from outside along the boat ride. The guide will help you narrate stories of Hindu myths, history, and culture of the city and the ghats. Finally, visit the intricate streets around the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. We will have the famous tea on ghats at the end of the trip. The journey from your pick up to the location of activity will be carried in an air-conditioned car.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.63
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Half Day Varanasi tour w/ Boat Ride, Ganga Aarti, Classical Dance & Yoga Session

Half Day Varanasi tour w/ Boat Ride, Ganga Aarti, Classical Dance & Yoga Session

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Experience the culture and mystical aspect of India in this morning tour of Varanasi which will take you along the banks of holy river Ganges on a boat ride. Be a part of the Hindu culture and its many rituals including the aarti, a classical dance, followed by a meditative yoga session.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$49.07
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Cycle of Life, Death & Rebirth (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

Cycle of Life, Death & Rebirth (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

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Varanasi has always been a place that people in India consciously chose to die in for centuries. Varanasi is always associated with the mysteries of life, death & rebirth. If you are a seeker and looking to experience Varanasi in a manner it was built for and want to learn about the culture and genesis of spirituality in Varanasi? join us on our special walking tour through the cycle of life, death & rebirth, experience the power of holy rituals and understand the true essence of Kashi. On this guided walking tour, we take you to experience the serenity & life energies in Varanasi, our storyteller will share beautiful stories of the ancient past that would make you understand and appreciate the importance of rituals in daily life for a blissful living experience. Walk along the ghats of Kashi an unique experience to watch colorful mélange of different people; Hindu gurus doing meditations, prayers on the stairs, and learn energy transformation techniques to balance energy within you.
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  • 2 hours
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$14.35
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Varanasi Full Day Private Tours- Best Tour Operator In Varanasi

Varanasi Full Day Private Tours- Best Tour Operator In Varanasi

Varanasi is one of the most important places for Hindu culture. Varanasi offers visitors an insider's look at local customs and traditions in one of the world's oldest living cities. Tour the Hindu and Buddhist sites with an expert guide, including the Ganges Ghats, where pilgrims come to absolve their sins and the Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his very first sermon. The tour is tailor made for all kinds of travelers. • Money-back Guarantee. • 100% Guest Satisfaction Assured. • Includes All Entrance Tickets. • Rush free and Comfortable Tour Itinerary. • All tour carried out by Government Approved Guide with In-depth knowledge of History. • Traditional Indian Souvenir at Departure.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00
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Morning Sun and Bathing Cruise on Ganges River, Varanasi

Morning Sun and Bathing Cruise on Ganges River, Varanasi

Enjoy a wonderful and safe trip on Ganges River on an special private boat. See the morning sun rising with mysterious glow over the Ganges River, the highlight in the city of Varanasi, and the scenery of bathing Hindus starting at sunrise from a boat. - Private morning sunrise boat tour. - Starting from the Dashwamedh ghat, watch many ghats on the way like Lalita Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat etc. - Stop by Manikarnika Ghat and see the beauty of varanasi. - On the way, enjoy the view of goddess Ganga & god Shiva temples. - Get the original design boat, life jacket and seat cover. - Includes Professional English/ Japanese Speaking Guide. [How to Board] Participants will are requested to gather at the according time (about 15 min before sunrise) in front of the Dolphin Restaurant at the Ganges River Cruise Boarding Pier "Dashashwamedh Ghat".
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  • 40 to 50 minutes
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Private tour of Varanasi with official tour guide

Private tour of Varanasi with official tour guide

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Boating down the Ganges River during sunrise is one of the main attractions in Varanasi. Start your day with a morning boat ride at dawn.Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human body to the ultimate. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock to the sacred river to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from all sins. Watching people come down to river in the early morning, taking a bath in the mother Ganga, performing rituals. It is at the Banaras Ghat where we can see life and death together.After the boat ride, take a small walk in to the oldest part of Varanasi where is famous for its narrow streets. Stop by the Kashi Vishwnath Temple, also known as Golden Temple, and see the outside of the beautiful temple. Sarnath is also a great attraction of this tour as well. Later silk weaving center also can be seen.
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  • 2 days
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$106.67
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Immerse yourself in Varanasi's essence. 2 Days Tour

Immerse yourself in Varanasi's essence. 2 Days Tour

If you have two days to experience Varanasi this program is perfectly adapted to your needs! From morning to night, for two full days, we will be your host, friend and guide, and together we will visit the most emblematic places of the city, known and unknown places, temples, bazaars, markets, ceremonies and rituals, stories and tales ... We will discover corners and alleys that are not in the guides and others that are not easily accessible to the public. Touring the city in our company you will feel at home. Are you coming with us?
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$248.33
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Varanasi in a Weekend ex-Mumbai: A Private Guided Luxury Heritage Trip

Varanasi in a Weekend ex-Mumbai: A Private Guided Luxury Heritage Trip

If you are looking to visit a place in India that is unique in every aspect, visit Varanasi. Take this exclusive guided tour to Varanasi where you can go for the heritage walks, witness the mesmerizing worshipping of the river Ganges, take the river cruise, visit a weaver's village and also go to Sarnath - the holy land of the Buddhists. What's more, this trip takes care of your return flight tickets from Mumbai!
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  • 3 days
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$680.00
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One day Varanasi Tour - A Guided Experience

One day Varanasi Tour - A Guided Experience

Varanasi, also known as Benares, Banaras, or Kashi city, southeastern Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the left bank of the Ganga River and is one of the seven sacred cities of Hinduism. Start your day at 5:30 am when the sun is in the most beautiful phase. Enjoy viewing Dashashwamedh Ghat and Manikarnika ghat and as you experience the sunrise. You will see various cremation rituals happening on the ghats. After cherishing the ghats enjoys the breakfast and leave for the Sarnath tour. Sarnath, situated 10 km from Varanasi, has religious, cultural and architectural significance. It was in the Deer Park in Sarnath where Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon post-enlightenment. It is a place where the Buddhist religion and culture started. With this walking tour, visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple, famous food streets of Varanasi, Flower market, Silk market. In the evening be a witness of grand Ganga aarti at the ghat. Duration: 12-13 hours Starting time: 05.30 am
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  • 13 hours
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Pilgrimage Varanasi

Pilgrimage Varanasi

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This city has so much to offer to its sightseers that none of them can ever says, “I had enough of it.” This holy city has attracted wanderers from across the globe. Plus you'll get the services of Licensed experienced Guide who'll not only share his knowledge of the city with you but also share his personal experiences and so on.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Dashashwamedh Ghat costs USD 8.86. Guided Dashashwamedh Ghat tours start around USD 8.86 per person. See all 72 Dashashwamedh Ghat tickets and tours on Viator.
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