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Manikarnika Ghat is one of the oldest and most sacred ghats in Varanasi. It is the main cremation ghat in the area, with the bodies of devout Hindus being burned here before their ashes are carried away by the holy waters of the Ganges.

Hindu mythology links this ghat with Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. It’s said that those cremated here will attain moksha (salvation). Bodies are brought to Manikarnika Ghat via a stretcher made from bamboo and covered in red cloth, before being consigned to flames amid prayers that their souls rest in peace for eternity.

There is a sacred well at the ghat called the Manikarnika Kund, which is said to have been dug by Lord Vishnu at the time of creation. Lord Vishnu was said to have meditated for many years at the ghat, and it’s believed that his charana paduka (footprints) can be seen here in a circular marble slab. Manikarnika Ghat is also famous for the temple of the Lord Shiva and Mata Durga, which was built here in the mid-1800s.

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4-hours Private Tour : Morning Boat Ride And Akhadas

4-hours Private Tour : Morning Boat Ride And Akhadas

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       Varanasi is found at extreme view by the ghats. Best sights & superbly photogenic scenes are viewed of the western bank of the river Ganga. This city is dedicated to lord Shiva, According to hindu mythology Lord Shiva is the destroyer of Universe, Every hindu born on earth once in their life come to Varanasi and prey in the temple of Lord Shiva. Variety of ritual sites called ghats can be best seen by the boat. Ghats are known as soles of Varanasi.
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  • 30 minutes
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Kashi Photography and Heritage Tour - A Guided Walk Tour

Kashi Photography and Heritage Tour - A Guided Walk Tour

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If you wish to explore India through small lanes, barely accessible to vehicles, and explore more about Hinduism, Varanasi is the perfect city to go. Varanasi is one of Hinduism's seven Holy cities and also, is the oldest living city in the World. It is believed that if you die here, you will get Moksha and will be liberated from the cycle of life and death. This tour has all the places that we have hand-picked for you and will give you the best experience. Apart from taking you to the famous tourist places like Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Ghat, Godowlia Chowk, and Pashupatinath Temple, we have so many more place for you. We have also included some other temples, flower market, view of centuries-old buildings and exploring the unexplored lanes of the city, with this tour. Everything in this tour is so designed that your camera gets happy to capture the real essence of the city. Tour Timings: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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  • 3 hours
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$8.86
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Experience Varanasi in a 3 Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

Experience Varanasi in a 3 Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

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Varanasi is one the sacred places of India and one of the most visited tourist destinations in North India. It holds a special and much higher place according to Hindu customs and beliefs. It represents a perfect blend of physical, philosophical and supernatural elements. It is considered as a place where the soul can attain ultimate peace.  Highlights of Tour : • Attend the Grand Aarti Ceremony • Stroll around the lanes of Varanasi • Visit Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, Dhamek Stupa, Sarnath Museum at Sarnath • Explore Benaras Hindu University • Visit Kashi Vishwanath temple, Durga temple and Tulasi Manas Temple in Varanasi Covering Many Points including Tours to Banaras Ghats, Assi Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Banaras Hindu University, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Monkey Temple (Durga Temple) and other Mentioned Places in the Trip.
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  • 3 days
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Varanasi Boat Ride and Ancient Temples Day Tour with Breakfast

Varanasi Boat Ride and Ancient Temples Day Tour with Breakfast

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Experience Varanasi on a sunrise cruise on the Ganges River followed by visits to several temples during a half-day tour accompanied by a private guide. Ride in a boat from Assi Ghat to Manikarnika Ghat, observe a puja ceremony at Kashi Vishwanath temple, and visit two more temples for a comprehensive overview of one of the world’s oldest living cities. Includes traditional vegetarian breakfast, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 5 hours
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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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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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$30.00
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A walking tour in Varanasi : Understanding Death - The Salvation Walk

A walking tour in Varanasi : Understanding Death - The Salvation Walk

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• Varanasi is known as the city of death along with that of life as well. • It is the best city to die, and we have many charitable houses where people stay and wait for their death. • The Hindu belief says that one can attain salvation here. • Death is not something to be sad here, it is at least a satisfaction if not a celebration. • The walk is mainly centered around the cremation ghats of the city.
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  • 3 hours
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$26.67
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4 Days Varanasi & Prayagraj tour package

4 Days Varanasi & Prayagraj tour package

This 4 days Varanasi & Allahabad [Prayagraj] tour package in a combination of all major and famous sightseeing tours these cities has to offer with accommodation in a decent 3 Star Category hotel with daily breakfast.
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  • 4 days
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$300.00
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Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride

Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride

An enlightening and fascinating experience of India’s Hindu-traditions is contained in this early morning tour of Varanasi, Hinduism’s holiest city. Take a sunrise cruise down the holy Ganges River. You will witness the morning activities of Hindus on the river bank, see families attend to cremation services of their departed loved ones at Manikarnika Ghat, and visit the famous Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath). See pilgrims bath at Assi Ghat and local wrestlers fight in mud pits during this cultural experience. Highlights • Ganges boat cruise • Assi Ghat’s bathers • Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath) • Cremations at Manikarnika Ghat.
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  • 5 hours
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$99.00
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Meaning of Varanasi Tour

Meaning of Varanasi Tour

Varanasi is City that is situated on the bank of River Ganga, in Uttar Pradesh. One of the capital holy city of India. Our motive to help the guest to find the main attractions of city so than can enjoy side seens very easily and also can save a time. Varanasi is also known for lanes. And for new people its difficult to walk from one place to another so we also help them to find right way. We will start this tour from the heart of Varanasi name is Godoaliya. And our meeting point will be Outside of Hotel Ganges grand. Fisrt we will start walk from this meeting to main road and will cover markets, we will also try some local snacks that is famous in city. After that we will enter into heritage lanes of Varanasi were we can see many old buildings and temples then we will walk on all important ghats of Varanasi and in the end we will finish with the lunch.
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  • 4 hours
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$36.52
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Heritage Kashi Photography Tour(2 Hours guided walk to capture hues of Varanasi)

Heritage Kashi Photography Tour(2 Hours guided walk to capture hues of Varanasi)

Varanasi is indeed a photographer’s heaven, every photographer, amateur and professional alike, would consider Varanasi would want to go there at least once to capture one of the most colorful and lively areas of the world. 1. Ready your cameras to capture the hues of the holy city; it’s winding streets, ancient buildings, markets, houses and friendly local people who make it all so colorful and vibrant. Capture memories not just only pictures and store them in your memories to cherish life-long from this tour. 2. Join us on this amazing and completely offbeat experience of Varanasi; pass through the hustle and bustle of the city, soak up Varanasi's unique sights, architect and colorful lanes and its magnificent beauty on this tour. 3. 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. By the end of tour you will develop a great perspective of the city, its culture.
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  • 2 hours
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$14.24
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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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$21.34
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Full Day Varanasi and Sarnath Tour for Solo Female Traveler

Full Day Varanasi and Sarnath Tour for Solo Female Traveler

This full-day tour is tailor made for solo female travelers and group female travelers. 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.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$36.00
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$36.00

Sunrise Boat tour with Heritage walk

Sunrise Boat tour with Heritage walk

Experience the culture and mystical aspect of India in this morning tour of Varanasi which will take you along the banks of holy river the Ganges and where thousands of Hindu devotees come every day to pray.
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  • 3 hours
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$44.80
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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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$273.93
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Sunrise & Morning Down Town, Walking Tour. Daily Tour

Sunrise & Morning Down Town, Walking Tour. Daily Tour

Are you coming to Varanasi for a short time and don't have many hours to experience the city? Here's the perfect tour for everyone who wants to see the highlights of Kashi's magical mornings. Join the daily private tours with us. From the sacred Ganges river you will witness local life, rituals and morning ceremonies as you stroll the ghats and marvel at a dreamy sunrise ... I will be your host, friend and guide to bring you a true Benares experience. Are you in?
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  • 6 hours
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$76.70
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Varanasi on Tuk Tuk (2 hours offbeat experience on famous mean of local travel)

Varanasi on Tuk Tuk (2 hours offbeat experience on famous mean of local travel)

Outing on a TukTuk is a unique experience in itself, explore the attractions in the city, centuries old buildings, narrow lanes on a very famous mean of local travel. Join us on this amazing and completely offbeat experience of Varanasi; pass through the hustle and bustle of the city, soak up Varanasi's unique sights, architect and colorful lanes and its magnificent beauty on this tour. 1. This guided excursion will give you the amazing insights and first hand experiences into the lives of locals, the colorful Indian culture, customs, traditions and people with lots of wonderful stories. 2. Capture the beauty of colorful lanes, houses, historical monuments in this experience, a good way to explore holy city especially if you are a traveler and looking to savor this city. 3. 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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$21.37
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$21.37

Private Walking Tour of Death and Rebirth Lanes in Varanasi

Private Walking Tour of Death and Rebirth Lanes in Varanasi

This tour takes you across the city, throwing further light on one the cycle of life and death. Look at the city like never before, giving a glimpse of Mahashamstana which means the great cremation ground where the final ritual post the death takes place. Visit sacred fertility ponds then traverse in semi-darkness to the Ashram of the Aghor, a path of tantric non-dualism, well known for their black-clothed renunciants who meditate in the cremation grounds. It attracts a lot of people every year who come for the last rights after the death of their loved ones. It is said that by doing so they break the cycle of rebirth giving Moksha (liberation from rebirth impelled by the law of Karma) to their loved ones. Varanasi is the religious capital of India but also is home of Aghoris. Take a tour with us to discuss how these two opposites get along in the vicinity of the same city. Coming to the end of the tour, the final thing would be worship at the temple as per the ritual.
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  • 3 hours
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$36.24
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5-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Varanasi with Boat Ride

5-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Varanasi with Boat Ride

Let our guide take you through Varanasi, mentioned in the scriptures as Kashi, is less of a city and more of a dreamy experience. It is a paragon of Indian culture, philosophy, traditions and spiritual ethos since times immemorial. It is among the Sapta Puries, meaning seven sacred cities of Ancient India. The city is located on the bank of River Ganga which has two tributaries in the city: Varuna and Assi; hence the name Varanasi. The combination of Kashi – the holy city, Ganga- the sacred river and Shiva- the supreme God, makes Varanasi an immortal destination. Today, Varanasi remains the hub of cultural and holy activities. In the field of learning, especially of Religion, Philosophy, Yoga, Ayurveda, Astrology, Dance and Music, the city is certainly unparalleled. The tour also includes a boat ride. Post this, our guide will bid you a bye.
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  • 5 hours
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$74.46
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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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$36.00

Unique Photography Tour. 2 Days Tour

Unique Photography Tour. 2 Days Tour

Exclusive tour for photography fanatics!  Rituals, shadus, pilgrims, old &new town, palace, temples, village… Unique places that are not often accessible for the public, to meet locals and get your time to practise what you love to do! We will be your host, guide and friend to make sure you get the conditions to make your best shots while enjoying the magic of Varanasi, the stories and tales, known and unknown places. You can make your own itinerary according to your interests or tell us what you would like to photograph and we will help you to create it. This tour is for individuals and groups. For professional and amateur photographers. The program is flexible and based on your wishes. 
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  • 2 days
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$319.58
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Varanasi Morning Boat Ride with Local Breakfast

Varanasi Morning Boat Ride with Local Breakfast

This tour is one of its kind where tourist get to indulge in the local beauty of the Indian culture. The best part of the tour is the morning boat cruise, which gives you an overwhelming feeling of a connection that you make with this divine place. There is lot of positive energy in every bit of the breeze flowing around. Here you can experience the whole life cycle of an Indian Man. From the rituals performed after the birth of the a Child to day to day activity of a common man, till the rituals performed after the death of a Hindu person can be experienced at different Ghats, with each ghats having its own significance. • 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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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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$23.00
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Live a round experience in Varanasi. 3 Days Tour

Live a round experience in Varanasi. 3 Days Tour

If you have three days to explore Varanasi and want to have an unforgettable experience, this tour is the best! We will be your host, friend and guide for three full days. During two days we will visit together the most emblematic places of the new and old city, known and unknown places, temples, palaces, bazaars, markets, ceremonies and rituals ... And on the third day we will look for a respite in a quiet place. Come with us, among cereal fields, orchards and farms, and let's explore a village in search of the slow and traditional rhythm of life outside the bustling and busy city of Varanasi. You will spend unforgettable hours in a natural environment, with pure air and nature around you, discovering the essence of a rural area. What more could you want for a round tour?
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  • 3 days
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$319.58
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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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$78.46
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Manikarnika Ghat can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Manikarnika Ghat costs USD 41.31. Guided Manikarnika Ghat tours start around USD 41.31 per person.
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