Experience Varanasi on a sunrise cruise on the Ganges River followed by visits to several temples during a 5-hour tour accompanied by a private guide. Ride in a boat from Assi Ghat to Daswamedha 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.
Start in the early morning with a hotel pickup at 5 am and transfer to the boat. Cruise along the Ganges River in the company of your guide, who shares informative commentary about Hindu mythology. From the water, you can view the sun as it rises over the enormous ghats of Varanasi. Starting at the city’s most prominent bathing ghat, Assi Ghat, and travel through the 5000-year history of Varanasi. The boat ride ends at Manikarnika, the cremation ghat. Next up, visit Kashi Vishwanath, a 17th-century temple that is one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in north India. Participate in the morning puja (ceremonial prayers), then stop at a local restaurant for a vegetarian breakfast. After breakfast, head to Sankat Mochan Temple, dedicated to the monkey god Hanuman. Devotees offer yellow sweets to the temple deity at Sankat Mochan, which translates as 'the one who relieves you from all the troubles.' Your final stop takes in the new Vishwanath temple (aka Birla temple), a replica of the original temple that is decorated with intricately carved white marble. At the end of five hours, your tour ends with a transfer back to your hotel.
|Starting price||:||30 Per Person|