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Varanasi Mystique: A Day of Spiritual Exploration

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8 Hours


Up to 2 days

Group Size

10 people


English, Espanol, Francais, Japanese


Embark on a profound spiritual journey in Varanasi with our “Varanasi Mystique” tour. Witness the ethereal sunrise on the Ganges, where devotees seek purification in its sacred waters. Traverse the iconic Ghats of Varanasi, explore magnificent temples, and delve into the spiritual significance of Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Visit the renowned Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Kala Bhawan, and the unique Bharat Mata Mandir. Journey to Sarnath, where Buddha’s teachings began, and explore its archaeological treasures. Experience the mesmerizing evening Aarti ceremony, all in one enlightening day of spiritual immersion in this ancient city.


  • Ganges Sunrise Boat Cruise: Experience the mystical dawn on the Ganges, witnessing devotees' sacred rituals and spiritual devotion.
  • Ghat Exploration: Stroll along Varanasi's iconic Ghats, including the vibrant Dashashwamedh Ghat, immersing yourself in the city's spiritual atmosphere.
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple: Visit the renowned temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, a symbol of devotion and architectural grandeur.
  • Sarnath Excursion: Journey to Sarnath, where Buddhism's profound teachings began, and explore its archaeological treasures.
  • Evening Aarti Ceremony: Witness the enchanting Aarti ceremony at Dasashwamedh Ghat, a captivating spiritual spectacle along the sacred Ganges.

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# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 151
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 267
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 418
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 542
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 669
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 820
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 10 972

What you will do

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Indicative Pick-Up Time: 5:00 AM
Indicative Drop-Off Time: 6:00 PM

Sunrise Boat Cruise on the Ganges:
Begin your day with an enchanting sunrise boat cruise along the sacred Ganges River. Witness devotees bathing and praying on the ghats, a spiritual experience that embodies Varanasi's mystique and significance.

Exploration of Varanasi's Ghats:
Stroll along the iconic Ghats of Varanasi, with a special visit to Dashashwamedh Ghat, known for its vibrant energy. Discover the remarkable Jantar Mantar observatory nearby and explore other notable Ghats such as Manikarnika Ghat, Harischandra Ghat, Kabir Ghat, and Assi Ghat.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple:
Visit the renowned Kashi Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva as the lord of the universe. Although non-Hindus cannot enter the sanctum, you'll admire the temple's architectural grandeur.

Breakfast at Your Hotel:
Return to your hotel for a hearty breakfast to fuel your day of exploration.

Banaras Hindu University:
Explore the prestigious Banaras Hindu University, Asia's largest residential university, founded by Madan Mohan Malaviya and Annie Besant in 1916.

Bharat Kala Bhawan and University (Sunday Closed):
On the BHU campus, delve into the rich collections of Bharat Kala Bhawan, featuring miniature paintings, ancient palm-leaf manuscripts, sculptures, and local history displays.

Bharat Mata Mandir:
Pay homage at the unique Bharat Mata Mandir, which boasts a magnificent marble map of undivided India and is dedicated to Bharat Mata, a one-of-a-kind temple globally.

Durga Temple:
Visit the 18th-century Durga Temple, a site of great religious importance in Hinduism, dedicated to Maa Durga.

Sarnath - Birthplace of Buddhism:
Travel to Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon. Explore the sacred site connected with both Buddhism and Jainism, discovering its profound spiritual significance.

Archaeological Museum - Sarnath:
Explore the Sarnath Museum, the oldest site museum of the Archaeological Survey of India, housing a treasure trove of 6,832 sculptures and artifacts.

Evening Aarti Ceremony:
Witness the enchanting evening Aarti ceremony at Dasashwamedh Ghat. Priests perform ancient rituals, and the Ganga is worshipped with offerings and lamps, creating a mesmerizing spectacle.

Indicative Drop-Off Time: 6:00 PM
After a day of spiritual immersion and cultural exploration, our guide will drop you off at your Varanasi city hotel, concluding this enriching private guided tour.


  • Transport by private AC deluxe car
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
  • Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
  • Monument entrance fees & activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • All taxes.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.



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