10 Best Pilgrimage Tours in Varanasi - 2020 (with 317 Reviews)

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Varanasi Sunrise Boat Tour Flat 20% off 3H ₹ 990 4.0 star View Details
Varanasi Temple Tour Flat 20% off 4H ₹ 1250 4.0 star View Details
Varanasi Death & Rebirth Walk Flat 25% off 3H ₹ 1350 4.0 star View Details
Varanasi Sightseeing Tour: Full Day Flat 15% off 10H ₹ 1950 4.0 star View Details
Kashi Heritage Photography Tour Flat 20% off 3H ₹ 450 3.0 star View Details
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Varanasi Sunrise Boat Tour Flat 20% off Featured
Varanasi Sunrise Boat Tour Flat 20% off

3H

Varanasi

Witness the heavenly beauty of the pious ghats and the delightful ambiance of Banaras! Behold the captivating beauty of the vicinity when the first rays of the sun touch the sacred lands of this holy city. Join this 4-5 hours boat-ride tour and experience how life starts with devotion, spirituality, and sacredness in Banaras.The experience will start by picking you up from your hotel in Varanasi at 5 AM. Embark on a boat ride in the holy Ganges after reaching Dashashwamedh Ghat. As the boatman rows through the holy waters, witness the sunrays touching the tranquil water. Beam through the mystique charm of Varanasi and watch the entire city getting pleasantly washed away with the enchanting beauty of the rising sun!Besides witnessing the devotees performing different rituals and attaining solace, visit Manikarnika Ghat which is the largest cremation ground in Varanasi.Timings: 5 AM to 8 AMPick up & drop will be from your hotel.Note:Min 2 & max 10 people are required to book this activity.
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INR 1,238

INR 990

Varanasi Temple Tour Flat 20% off Featured
Varanasi Temple Tour Flat 20% off

4H

Varanasi

One of the oldest cities in the world, Varanasi is also one of the most important Hindu pilgrimages. Dedicated to getting you acquainted with the religious and spiritual essence of this holy city, this temple tour takes you different ashrams and temples within the city.Starting by picking you up from your hotel, embark on this delightful tour of Varanasi. The tour includes historical and pilgrimage sites which truly define Varanasi. You will visit Kashi Vishwanath temple and Durga temple.Know more about Varanasi with a visit to many ashrams and temples. Walkthrough magical ponds which are as old as 2,200 years, and visit famous temples such as the Monkey Temple and Tulsi Manas Temple. The inscriptions on the walls of the Tulsi Manas temple will never cease to amaze you as you find the entire Ramayana engraved on its marble frescos. Visit the site on the Tulsi Ghat where the great poet Tulsi Das wrote the ‘Ramcharit Manasa’. Get a chance to look at the original copy of the manuscript, kept and preserved carefully and conclude the walking tour on a delightful note.Pick up & Drop: Will be from your hotel.Note: Min 2 & max 5 pax are required to book this activity. 
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34 Ratings

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INR 1,568

INR 1,250

Varanasi Death & Rebirth Walk Flat 25% off Best Seller
Varanasi Death & Rebirth Walk Flat 25% off

3H

Varanasi

One of the oldest cities in the world, Varanasi is called the city of learning because of the great men who have made some of the greatest contributions to the cultural, literary, and artistic heritage of India. It is also called the city of burning as it embraces death, with its cremation grounds in the heart of the city.Join this 3 hours walking tour which starts at 6 AM. Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel. Embark on exploring the history of the city with a visit to the ashrams where the Sadhus live. Learn about the great cultural contributions of Varanasi to the world. Hear the various stories related to the city and explore the reasons for Varanasi to be famous as the city which grants nirvana.Meet the ascetics and learn about their lives. You will take a boat ride to reach to the Manikarnika Ghat. Visit various places with historical significance and stories attached to them, such as the cremation grounds and a sacred pond which is believed to have the power to treat infertility.Pick Up & Drop:You will be picked up & dropped to your hotel.Note:Min 2 & max 6 people are allowed to book this activity.  
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32 Ratings

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INR 1,800

INR 1,350

Varanasi Sightseeing Tour: Full Day Flat 15% off Best Seller
Varanasi Sightseeing Tour: Full Day Flat 15% off

10H

Varanasi

Step into the charming lands of Varanasi early in the morning, explore its opulent and pious beauty. With this 10-11 hours guided journey of this ancient city, take boat rides, walking tours across the northern part of Varanasi and explore its grandeur.Starting at around 6:00 am. You will be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. First, take a boat ride into the holy Ganges. Witness the city getting soaked with the brimming morning rays, devotees starting their day with morning prayers and be a part of the devotion. After boating, you will proceed for Sarnath tour. Sarnath is one of the best travel destinations in Varanasi & has the utmost importance in Buddhism culture. Later in the afternoon, step into the streets of Varanasi and walk across the narrow lanes to discover a thousand years old alleys, temples which will leave you mesmerized. You will visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple, famous food streets of Varanasi, Kachuri Gali, Perfume Market, Flower Market, Silk Market, Souvenirs Market, and many countless things. Later in the evening, you will be taken to the riverbank of Ganga to see cremation rituals followed by witnessing the mesmerizing grand prayer (aarti) ceremony with a boat ride.  Witness this auspicious event that fills the ambiance with its vibes and sacredness! With the completion of the Ganga Aarti; at around 6:00 pm, this ever tour comes to an end.Pick up & drop will be from your hotel.Note:Min 2 & max 10 people are required to book this activity.
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23 Ratings

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INR 2,295

INR 1,950

Kashi Heritage Photography Tour Flat 20% off Featured
Kashi Heritage Photography Tour Flat 20% off

3H

Varanasi

Kashi or Varanasi is said to be older than history itself, in the words of Mark Twain. With references to the city in the Vedas, Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world to have been continually inhabited.Explore the rich history of Varanasi in this walking tour of around 3 hours, as you walk through its narrow lanes.  Explore the oldest markets of the place that still buzzes with activity and showcases the most vibrant colors.As you explore the markets on foot, witness the beauty of Godowlia Chowk, Pashupatinath Temple. Moving on to the riverside, visit various temples with beautiful architecture. You will also visit Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat where you will witness the burning of dead bodies, which is an Indian tradition.Starting Point: Hotel Grand, Godowlia chowkEnding Point: Man Mandirwalls, AshramHow to reach:The starting point of this activity is easily reachable by auto-rickshaw from anywhere in the city.Note:Min 2 & Max 10 pax are allowed to book this activity.
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37 Ratings

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37 Ratings

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INR 563

INR 450

Ganga Arti Ceremony in Varanasi with Boat Ride Featured
Ganga Arti Ceremony in Varanasi with Boat Ride

3H

Varanasi

Go on a spiritual journey as you undertake the boat ride on the holy river Ganga and observe the religious rituals being conducted on the Ghats of Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world.The activity will start by picking you up from your hotel. You will be taken to the ghat where the Ganga Arti will take place. Varanasi night prayer ceremony also called aarti ceremony is a kind of Hindu way of worship, which is basically an event organized every day to give thanks to river Ganges. Normally Hindu worship is done privately, but this worship [aarti] ceremony is done on the riverbank of Ganges openly and publicly. It is only of its kind, therefore attracts thousands of people daily to witness it. This Hindu ritual of saying thanks is very unique and surreal. It started a few years ago but making its importance rapidly to the world. Almost 90 percent of the tourists who comes to Varanasi attend this prayer ceremony for sure. This grand event start time depends on sunset and therefore vary month to month. It goes for 45 minutes and is very engaging.You will also take a boat ride which will make this once in a lifetime experience even better. The glittering lamps and reverberating chants of the hymns evoke spiritual sentiments as you glide by in the boat. Pick up & Drop:You will be picked up & dropped to your hotel.Note:Min 2 & Max 6 people are allowed to book this activity.
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28 Ratings

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INR 1,249

INR 999

Cultural Walk Tour of Varanasi Flat 20% off Best Seller
Cultural Walk Tour of Varanasi Flat 20% off

3H

Varanasi

One of the oldest cities in the world, Varanasi is the perfect example of unity in diversity. Known to one of the devoted places for the Hindus, this city also represents the perfect blend of harmony among other religions and sects. Within this 3 hours walking tour, you can witness this fact and get to know more about the cultural diversity of Varanasi.Assembling in the front of Hotel Ganges Grand at 10 in the morning, embark on this fascinating tour of the cultural lanes of Varanasi. Visit the different places of worship around the ghat, which include visits Shiva temple, Wooden temple which is built in Nepali style of architecture, also known as 'Mini Khajuraho'. Next you will visit Manikarnika Ghat which is among the holiest places in India, known for the cremation of dead bodies. You will visit various old buildings, narrow lanes of markets, and ghats. With more than 2600 Hindu shrines and temples, nearly 1400 Muslim shrines and mosques, Churches and temples belonging to Jain, Buddhist and the Sikh community, Varanasi never ceases to amaze its visitors.While in this tour, interact with the locals and get an insight into their daily lives beside the holy Ganges. Know more about the pious ghats and the religious beliefs of the devotees. Make every bit of the tour memorable with glimpses of different sects and traits getting mixed into a single flavorStarting Point: Hotel Ganges GrandEnding Points: Lolark KundHow to reach:The starting point of this activity is easily reachable by cabs from anywhere in the city.Note:Min 2 & max 8 people are allowed to book this activity.  
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35 Ratings

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35 Ratings

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INR 563

INR 450

Kashi Yatra – Boat Ride, Varanasi
Kashi Yatra – Boat Ride, Varanasi

5H

Varanasi

As you undertake the Kashi boat ride on the holy river Ganga, immerse yourself in the sacred atmosphere and visit the 5000 year old Adi Keshav Ghat as well. The guided boat ride would take around 4-5 hours and can be undertaken in the morning or evening. The start time varies according to the prevalent weather and time of sunrise. During summers it starts around 5 am and in winters it is 6 am in the mornings. Similarly the evening tour commences at 5:30 pm in summers and 4 pm in winters. The ride begins from Assi Ghat and takes you along the stretch of the river where the ghats are located right up to the Adi Keshav Ghat. Apart from getting an opportunity to see the various ghats as you pass by, you would also get to alight the boat at a few places and visit some temples, palaces, mosques depending on your interest. This long ride which starts at the southern end of the ghats and reaches the northern most part of the city is an apt way to view Varanasi from the surface of River Ganga, as you leisurely soak in the sacred ambience. Duration: 4-5 hours
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32 Ratings

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32 Ratings

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Unique Varanasi Tour
Unique Varanasi Tour

4H

Varanasi

Varanasi is a city of unique faiths and beliefs, fascinating rituals and customs. Once you step into this holy land, its authenticity and uniqueness is sure to amaze you . Within every step of this 4 hours Unique Varanasi tour, be sure to discover and witness some of the exciting facts that cannot be found anywhere else in the world! Assembling at the ‘Assi Ghat’ by 6am in the morning, head towards the indigenous ‘Akhadas’ that are the traditional practising ground of the ‘pehelwans’ (local name for wrestlers). Witness them getting indulged into their unique art and culture in the wee hours of the morning. Post this, visit a local shop, where one can always find a bull blending in with the shoppers. Considered as the chariot of Lord Shiva, bulls play an important role in the Hindu mythology. If till now, you have been thinking doctors are only meant to treat their patients in clinics, a visit to one of the unique roadside clinics in Varanasi will sure hold you back with wonderment! Following this, witness how technology and spirituality meets and greet each other while visiting ‘Facebook Baba’. Unique and different from the rest of the babas, Facebook Baba spends most of his time in interacting and chatting with devotees around the world. Post these, make it to the Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan where thousands of people move every year in hopes of breathing their last in Varanasi. Hereafter, a brief tour to the Sant Ravidas temple give you insight of how saint Ravidas raised his voice against untouchability based on the caste of people. Finally, with a visit to the Aghor Ashram, where you learn about the ‘Aghor’ philosophy of life, this unique tour will come to an end.  
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33 Ratings

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33 Ratings

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INR 2,750

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The Golden Temple Walk, Varanasi
The Golden Temple Walk, Varanasi

3H

Varanasi

Stroll around the oldest city in the world, visit one of the most sacred Hindu temples, walk through the narrow alleys and also explore ancient mosques. Join the guided 3 hours Golden Temple walking tour in Varanasi at 8am or 4pm and discover a world embossed with myths, epics and legends. Arriving at Godowlia Crossing at around 8:00am, embark on this auspicious tour of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, which is also known as the Golden Temple. Located in the city of Gautameshwar Mahadev, this temple is known to be the most important Lord Shiva temple in India. Visit this temple and know more about the history and origin of Hinduism. Get a glimpse of the epics that depicts various stories related to Lord Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. Post this, meander through the hidden and narrow lanes of Kashi and explore the peace and harmony that exists in this vicinity. Visit one of the historical mosques in this holy town and witness how different cultures and beliefs confluences into one in this town. Moving onto through the local bazaars and marketplaces, make it the Manikarnika Ghat, the largest cremation ground in the world. While in this ghat, you can you can witness people from different corners of the world, completing the last rites of their ancestors and seeking salvation for their souls. Upon the completion of the visit to the Manikarnika Ghat, this unique tour will come to an end. Duration: Around 3 hours
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32 Ratings

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