1. India
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Varanasi

Varanasi: Night Cruise, Aarati Ceremony and Dinner

Product ID: 180596
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Take a boat tour to see the magical sights of Varanasi at night from the water. See the famous aarti ceremony before enjoying a delicious dinner.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 5:00 PM
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Highlights
  • Take in the breathtaking views on a boat tour at sunset
  • Marvel at the beauty of the spiritual aarti ceremony
  • Taste local cuisine at a restaurant with a cozy ambience
  • Learn about history and culture from your tour guide
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Your tour will begin at 5:00 PM with pickup from your hotel. Take a boat ride along the river, where you can enjoy the breathtaking sights of the city lit up at night. Here you’ll see locals washing, meditating or spending some serene time at the water’s edge. You might catch a glimpse of akhada, an Indian art of fighting.

Disembark to watch the aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. See a priest take a sacred brass lamp and offer prayers to the holy river. The ceremony involves lights, cymbals, scented incense sticks, and people singing hymns and chanting. It’s a truly mesmerizing experience.

After the ceremony, you will be taken for a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. Order your favorite dishes and relish them in the warm hospitality and cozy ambiance. After dinner, you will be dropped safely back at your hotel in Varanasi.
Includes
  • Sunset boat cruise
  • Aarti ceremony
  • Dinner
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Mineral water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses

From US$ 52 per person

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Product ID: 180596