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Dashashwamedh Ghat Tours and Activities

Dashashwamedh Ghat
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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Along with the other ghats of Varanasi, the best way to reach Dasaswamedh Ghat is by rickshaw or by taking a boat-ride along the river.
Address: Dashashwamedh Ghat Road, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
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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
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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Banaras Wala Tours

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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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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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2-Days Varanasi Exclusive Tour

2-Days Varanasi Exclusive Tour

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This two-day tour highlights the best of Varanasi and is an ideal starting point for travelers who are heading to this holy city for the very first time. Travel by boat along the Ganges River. Pay a visit to Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon and bear witness to a Hindu aarti ceremony that will leave you breathless.
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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
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Varanasi Walking Tour

Varanasi Walking Tour

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This three-hour walking tour of the ancient city of Varanasi showcases the best of this iconic destination. Tour temples, shrines, historic buildings and lively markets as part of this all-inclusive experience. Navigate the narrow alleyways of Varanasi with your guide, learn about local life and gain a deeper understanding of cultures and traditions as you bear witness to pilgrims atoning for their sins in the Ganges River.
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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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Morning Boat Tour followed by a short heritage walking tour in VARANASI

Morning Boat Tour followed by a short heritage walking tour in VARANASI

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Subah - e Banaras and sham -e - Awadh is very acclaimed one in India. Experience the Morning boat ride in Ganges and understand the Hindu way of life followed by a small walk in old section of the city and a visit to the Golden temple, the main Shiva temple of the city.
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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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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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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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Private Full-Day Varanasi Tour with Boat Ride

Private Full-Day Varanasi Tour with Boat Ride

Explore Varanasi on a private full-day tour that includes a sunrise and sunset boat ride on the Ganges River. Visit landmarks in and around Varanasi including Banaras Hindu University (BHU)'s Bharat Kala Bhavan museum, and Dhamekh Stupa in Sarnath — an important Buddhist site. Finally, watch the evening aarti ceremony from the sunset boat cruise.
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  • 14 hours
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Dev Diwali tour in Varanasi with a local family

Dev Diwali tour in Varanasi with a local family

Be one with the lights spread by millions of earthen lamps lighted by the thousands of devotees on the "Dev Deepawali" on the auspicious day of "Kartik Purnima" and also light earthen lamps or Diya(s) in the evening. When the dusk sets, the steps of all the Ghats on the riverfront of the Ganges are lit with millions of earthen lamps. Not only the Ghats of Ganges but also all temples of Varanasi are lit with millions of Diya(s). Dew Diwali falls on 22 November 2018, hence best time to enjoy this tour is between 20 - 24 November. For rest of the period the usual Aaarti (ceremony) at river Ganges will be shown.
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  • 2 days
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Private Full-Day Varanasi Tour with Boat Ride

Private Full-Day Varanasi Tour with Boat Ride

Explore Varanasi on a private full-day tour that includes a sunrise and sunset boat ride on the Ganges River. Visit landmarks in and around Varanasi including Banaras Hindu University (BHU)'s Bharat Kala Bhavan museum, and Dhamekh Stupa in Sarnath — an important Buddhist site. Finally, watch the evening aarti ceremony from the sunset boat cruise.
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  • 8 hours
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$136.00
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Experience Varanasi in a Two Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

Experience Varanasi in a Two Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

Take a romantic boat ride on the silent water of Ganges in Varanasi. Observe the natives performing their daily activities alongside River Ganga. Watch people performing various rituals and witness the grand aarti on the Ghats. Pay a visit to the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon in Sarnath.  Be in the holy land of Varanasi to experience ultimate spirituality and attain peace. This 2 Days trip to Varanasi will take you through the major attractions of Varanasi city. This Trips gives you Tours to Banaras Ghats, Assi Ghat , Dasaswamedh Ghat , Manikarnika Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath)  , Banaras Hindu University , Monkey Temple (Durga Temple) and other top Places in Varanasi 2 Days of Sightseeing Trip
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  • 2 days
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Full Day city tour Varanasi include Sunrise Boat Cruise & Sarnath Budhist Temple

Full Day city tour Varanasi include Sunrise Boat Cruise & Sarnath Budhist Temple

The tour begin early morning with Sunrise Boat Cruise on Holy River Ganges, Walk on Ghats & visit to Kashi Vishwanath Temple before breakfast. After breakfast at your hotel visit Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Kala Bhawan, Bharat Mata Mandir, Durga Temple, Sarnath Budhist site & Museum. Evening attend Aarti Ceremony on the Holy River Ghat. Transport by AC vehicle, Entrances to monuments mentioned in the itinerary and English speaking guide service is well included. We provide pick up and drop off from city hotel.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$137.28
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Overnight Varanasi City Tour with Sarnath

Overnight Varanasi City Tour with Sarnath

The 2 days trip to Varanasi and Sarnath will let you explore the most famous and sacred Ghats, Temples of Varanasi including Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), and you will also explore the Buddhist monuments, archeological sites at Sarnath. The trip includes 1 night accommodation, sightseeing, local English speaking guide, all transfers, and 1 breakfast at the hotel.
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  • 2 days
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$533.34
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