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14 Best Fun Activities And Things To Do In Varanasi

 
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  • 01Golden Triangle with Varanasi and Khajuraho

    Golden Triangle with Varanasi and Khajuraho
    • d10 Daysn9 Nights
    • lNew Delhi
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    • Mahendra Singh Tanwar
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      Mahendra Singh Tanwar

    About the Activity:

    • The ‘Golden Triangle’ tour is an unmatched tour which unfolds the richness of India and its glorious golden past.
    • Originating from Delhi, this 9 nights/ 10 days tour covers Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Orchha, Khajuraho and Varanasi, offering the visitors a chance to animate the remembrance and colorfulness of the Mughal and Rajput era. 
    • Once this tour starts, visitors will find themselves amazed with the fascinating art and sculptures in Khajuraho, beauty of the holy Ganges in Varanasi and a lot more. 
    • Addition to the fun, adventure, and thrill this package boasts of its unique way to make the tourists familiar with the local life and its culture.
    • This tour includes breakfast. Accommodation and transportation differs based on the package selected :
    • Standard package includes an AC Toyota Etios transport from arrival till departure and a stay in 3-star hotels in each city with breakfast.
    • Luxury package includes an AC Innova transport from arrival till departure and a stay in 4 to 5-star hotels in each city with breakfast.
  • 02Madhya Pradesh Wildlife Tour

    Madhya Pradesh Wildlife Tour
    • d12 Daysn11 Nights
    • lVaranasi
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    • Indian Excursion
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      Indian Excursion

    11N/12D: Delhi - Nagpur - Pench - Kanha - Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho - Varanasi – Delhi

    What will you see:  India Gate, Qutub Minar, Iskon Temple, Akshardham Temple, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Sarnath Deer Park, Khajuraho, Bandhavgarh National Park, Kanha National Park

    What will you do: Sightseeing of Delhi, Jeep Safari Experience

    This all-encompassing tour starts from the Heritage capital of India, New Delhi. When here, you can visit some of the ancient and historic monuments around Old Delhi and New Delhi. Whether paying tribute to the Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives for India’s independence or shopping across the narrow yet bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk, there is a lot to engage in at this absorbing place.

    Within this package, you will get to visit some of the popular National Parks in India and explore their vast range of wildlife. Tigers, Leopards and other wildlife are the major attractions of the tour.

    Moving onto Khajuraho, the city that has been called as older than history by historians and several other dignitaries, the visitors can walk and unravel the city and finally head towards one of the holiest cities in India, Varanasi.  

  • 03Rural Varanasi Tour

    Rural Varanasi Tour
    • h5 Hours
    • lVaranasi
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    • Raghavendra
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      Raghavendra
    • 23% Off3,250
      2,500
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    Varanasi, the land of ‘Lord Shiva’ is known for many reasons. Be it the cultural richness, the timeless history, the religious lineages or the devotion around its every corner, this city always offer a serene experience to the visitors. This 5 hours tour to Mehdiganj, one of the quaint villages of Varanai takes you deep into tranquillity and offers you an insight of how history and humanity has walked down throughout ages and centuries.

    Upon your arrival at ‘Assi Ghat’, the meeting point in Mehdiganj, assemble with the other group members and prepare yourself for an intriguing journey! Considered ideal to start at 6am during the summers and by 2pm during the winters, this rustic tour gradually heads towards the lively settlement.

    Walk through the balmy lanes of Mehdiganj, witness how life has restored all the vibrancies of nature, discover the stunning beauty of Mother Earth and delve deep into the life of the villagers. Visit the handlooms within the village and witness how the local craftsman incite life into their handloom products. Within your walk through the village, know more about the world famous ‘Banarasi Sarees’ and also observe how the simple reels of thread changes their existence and shapes up into these sarees!

    Towards the end, visit the local farms, schools and also interact with the villagers. You can also visit one of the NGOs that has been continuously putting in their efforts to save and protect the village from the adversities caused by the Coca-Cola plant. Spend time in the lap of the pristine nature, bag up some of the most delightful memories of your life and by the end of the tour, depart the village with a splendid experience.

     

  • 04The City of Learning and Burning, Varanasi

    The City of Learning and Burning, Varanasi
    • h3 Hours
    • lVaranasi
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    • Raghavendra
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      Raghavendra
    • 14% Off1,750
      1,500
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    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 8AM or 4PM. 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. 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. Following this, visit one of the most important Hindu Temples in Varanasi. With this visit, the tour will come to an end.

     

  • 05Unique Varanasi Tour

    Unique Varanasi Tour
    • h4 Hours
    • lVaranasi
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    • Raghavendra
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      Raghavendra
    • 27% Off2,750
      2,000
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    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.

     

  • 06Spiritual Walk in Varanasi

    Spiritual Walk in Varanasi
    • h3 Hours
    • lVaranasi
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    • Raghavendra
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      Raghavendra
    • 18% Off1,850
      1,500
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    One of the oldest cities in the world, Varanasi is also one of the most important Hindu pilgrimages. Dedicated to get you acquainted with the religious and spiritual essence of this holy city, this 3 hours walking tour takes you different ashrams and temples within the city.

    Assembling at the AssiGhat at 8am or 4pm, embark on this delightful tour of Varanasi. Considered as the seat of Lord Shiva, the southern part of the city is referred to as the Gauri Kedareshwar Khand. Explore the southern part of the city with an experienced guide and learn the history and the significance of this pious city.

    Know more about Varanasi with a visit to many ashrams and temples. Walk through magical ponds which are as old as 2,200 years, and visit famous temples such 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.

     

  • 07Cultural Diversity of Varanasi

    Cultural Diversity of Varanasi
    • h3 Hours
    • lVaranasi
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    • Raghavendra
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      Raghavendra
    • 18% Off1,850
      1,500
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    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 at the Assi Ghat by 8 in the morning or 4 in the evening, embark on this fascinating tour of the cultural lanes of Varanasi. Visit the different places of worship around the ghat, which include visits to various Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikh temples. In addition to this, you can also visit several Mosques and Churches lying within the city. 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 to 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 flavour.

     

  • 08Ganga Aarti – Boat Ride Varanasi

    Ganga Aarti – Boat Ride Varanasi
    • h5 Hours
    • lVaranasi
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    • Raghavendra
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      Raghavendra
    • 14% Off1,750
      1,500
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    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 guided Ganga Aarti boat ride lasts for 4-5 hours and can be opted for in the morning or evening. The start time varies according to the prevalent weather, sunrise time and the time when the arti is conducted. During summers it starts around 5 am and in winters it is 6:30 am. Similarly the evening arti might take place at 5:15 pm in winters and 6:15 pm in summers. The trip would get going from the ghat closest to your hotel by the river. Else if you are staying inland, the ride begins from Assi Ghat and takes you along the stretch of the river where the ghats are located. The evening trip also includes a visit to the cremation grounds at Manikarnika Ghat. You would be able to have a panoramic view of the rituals as the aarti is conducted on the river’s edge amid much fanfare and religious fervour. The glittering lamps and reverberating chants of the hymns evoke spiritual sentiments as you glide by in the boat.

    Duration: 4-5 hours

  • 09Kashi Yatra – Boat Ride, Varanasi

    Kashi Yatra – Boat Ride, Varanasi
    • h5 Hours
    • lVaranasi
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    • Raghavendra
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      Raghavendra
    • 20% Off2,500
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    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

  • 10Maharaja Boat Ride, Varanasi

    Maharaja Boat Ride, Varanasi
    • h5 Hours
    • lVaranasi
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    • Raghavendra
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      Raghavendra
    • 7% Off1,950
      1,800
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    Varanasi, or Benaras, (also known as Kashi) is one of the oldest cities in the world. It holds a prominent place in the Hindu mythology as well and is considered the microcosm of Hinduism itself. Within this city’s limits is the Ramnagar Fort which is located near the Ganges River on its eastern shore, opposite the Tulsi Ghat. The structure is constructed in typical Mughal style of architecture and has been the residence of the royal family of Varanasi since the eighteenth century.

    The guided Maharaja Boat ride lasts for 4-5 hours and you have the option of going for it either in the morning or evening. The start time for the ride is 8 am in the summers and anytime between 8:30 am and 3 pm in the winters. If the summers are too intense, the trip can be undertaken in a cab. The excursion would get going from Assi Ghat and takes you to the Ramnagar Palace across the river by boat. Apart from getting to see the palace from inside, you would be going on a short walk in the markets around the fort area. There is also an ancient 200 year old Durga Temple nearby which is included in the outing. You would be returning to the Assi Ghat once the tour concludes.

     Duration: 4-5 hours

  • 11One-Day Varanasi Sightseeing Tour

    One-Day Varanasi Sightseeing Tour
    • d1 Day
    • lVaranasi
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    • Raghavendra
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      Raghavendra
    • 22% Off4,500
      3,500
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    Step into the charming lands of Varanasi early in the morning, explore its opulent and pious beauty. With this 12 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 6:00am from the Assi Ghat, 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 around 2 hours of boating, a walking tour takes you to some of the enchanting corners of the city.

    Walk down the narrow yet lively lanes of the northern part of the Varanasi, visit the Golden Temple and Monkey Temple, explore the region’s life and culture, cremation grounds and the different ghats. With your every steps across this city, get acquainted with its sacredness, history and mythological linkages.

    With the advent of the evening, when the entire city gets into the spirit of the Ganga Aarti, another boat ride will take you into the Ganges. Witness this auspicious event that fills the ambience with its vibes and sacredness! With the completion of the Ganga Aarti; at around 6:00pm, this ever tour comes to an end.

    If in case, you do not want to undertake the walking tour and yearn to visit Sarnath, you have to arrange for the transportations. However, on prior notice or information, it can be arranged at an additional cost.

    Duration: Around 12 hours

  • 12The Golden Temple Walk, Varanasi

    The Golden Temple Walk, Varanasi
    • h3 Hours
    • lVaranasi
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    • Raghavendra
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    • 14% Off1,750
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    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

  • 13Hire a Guide in Varanasi

    Hire a Guide in Varanasi
    • h8 Hours
    • lVaranasi
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Pankaj singh
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      Pankaj singh
    About the Activity:
    • The old city of Varanasi is situated along the western bank of the Ganges and extends back from the riverbank ghats in a labyrinth of alleys called Galis.
    • Also known at various times in history as Kashi (City of Life), this is one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities and is regarded as one of Hinduism's seven holy cities. 
    • Pilgrims come to the ghats lining the River Ganges here to wash away a lifetime of sins in the sacred waters or to cremate their loved ones.
    • Hire a professional tour expert  and experience true divinity of the vicinity like never before.
    • Visit some of the most famous temples like the Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Parshvanath Jain temple, local markets and many more.
    • The tour expert  is specialized in local cultural and tradition for better navigation and communication.
    • You can hire a guide for 8 hours from 10 AM to 6 PM and they are available through out the year.
  • 14Full Day Guide Rental in Varanasi

    Full Day Guide Rental in Varanasi
    • h8 Hours
    • lVaranasi
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    • Sachin Kumar
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      Sachin Kumar
    About the Activity:
    • Also known at various times in history as Kashi (City of Life), this is one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities and is regarded as one of Hinduism's seven holy cities. 
    • The old city of Varanasi is situated along the western bank of the Ganges and extends back from the riverbank ghats in a labyrinth of alleys called Galis.
    • Pilgrims come to the ghats lining the River Ganges here to wash away a lifetime of sins in the sacred waters or to cremate their loved ones.
    • Hire a professional tour expert  and experience true divinity of the vicinity like never before.
    • Visit some of the most famous temples like the Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Parshvanath Jain temple, local markets and many more.
    • The tour expert  is specialized in local cultural and tradition for better navigation and communication.
    • You can hire a guide for 8 hours from 10 AM to 6 PM and they are available through out the year.