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Varanasi Spiritual Odyssey: Ghats, Temples & Sarnath

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8 hrs


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Group Size

10 people




Embark on a profound spiritual journey through Varanasi as you delve into its rich cultural tapestry. Begin your day with a serene sunrise boat ride along the holy Ganges River, witnessing ancient rituals and ghats coming to life. Explore the sacred temples and historical sites dotting the riverbanks, including the revered Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Continue to the sacred city of Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon, and explore its archaeological treasures. This comprehensive tour offers a deep immersion into the spiritual heart of Varanasi and the profound legacy of Sarnath.


  • Sunrise Boat Ride on the Ganges: Experience the spiritual aura of Varanasi as you cruise along the Ganges, witnessing traditional rituals and ceremonies at sunrise.
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple: Visit one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, immersing yourself in the city's religious fervor.
  • Sarnath Exploration: Discover the historical and spiritual significance of Sarnath, where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon, through visits to the Dhamek Stupa, Sarnath Archaeological Museum, and more.
  • Benares Hindu University: Explore the prestigious BHU campus and its Bharat Kala Bhavan museum, showcasing a captivating collection of ancient Indian art and artifacts.
  • Ghat and Temple Walk: Stroll through the labyrinthine alleys, exploring the myriad of ghats, temples, and cultural sites that make Varanasi a spiritual hub.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 172
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 300
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 473
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 619
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 763
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 936
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1108

What you will do

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Indicative Pick-Up: 5:00 AM from your hotel in Varanasi

Indicative Drop-Off: 5:30 PM at your hotel in Varanasi

Morning Spiritual Exploration:
Your day begins with a peaceful sunrise boat ride on the sacred Ganges River. Witness the profound spiritual rituals performed by locals along the riverbanks, including bathing, prayers, and offerings. The soft golden hues of dawn create a serene atmosphere, and your guide will share insights into the spiritual significance of Varanasi.

Ghat and Temple Discovery:
Following the boat ride, embark on a guided walking tour along the historic ghats (riverbank steps) of Varanasi. Explore the intricate architecture of temples, each holding its unique stories and traditions. The highlight of this part of the tour is the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It's considered one of the holiest shrines in Hinduism.

Journey to Sarnath:
Venture to Sarnath, an ancient city where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. The key attractions include the Sarnath Archaeological Museum, housing a remarkable collection of artifacts from the Buddhist site, and the Dhamek Stupa, a significant Buddhist monument.

Culinary Delights:
Experience the flavors of authentic Maharashtrian cuisine during a lunch break at a local restaurant. Savor traditional dishes like vada pav, thali, and bhakri, immersing yourself in the regional culinary culture.

Academic and Artistic Exploration:
Visit the renowned Benares Hindu University, known for its cultural and educational significance. Explore the Bharat Kala Bhavan museum within the university, which showcases an impressive collection of ancient Indian art, artifacts, and manuscripts.

Final Moments of Serenity:
Conclude your tour with a visit to the tranquil Panchakki, a 17th-century water mill that once ground grain for pilgrims visiting the nearby Dargah of Baba Shah Musafir. Take a moment to enjoy the serene ambiance and the picturesque artificial lake.

Return to Your Hotel:
After a day filled with spiritual and cultural exploration, your guide will drop you off at your Varanasi hotel, leaving you with lasting memories of this deeply spiritual and historical city.


  • 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 mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • All taxes
  • Any meals.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Gratuities (optional)



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