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  1. India
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Varanasi

Varanasi: Temples, Ganges Aarti, and Classical Dance Tour

Product ID: 297820
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Explore Varanasi, the land of temples in this day tour which combines an excursion to the most popular temples of Varanasi along with a cultural evening of classical dance and the magical evening Ganga aarti.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup from any hotel in Varanasi.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the most famous of Varanasi’s temples
  • Be a part of the daily rituals with the locals in these temples
  • Enjoy an evening of culture and art with a classical dance performance
Full description
Start with an afternoon pickup from your hotel at 3:00 PM. First make your way to the most famous and important temples of Varanasi, the Goddess Durga temple. Learn of the many interesting stories and myths attached to this temple from your guide. Visit the Bharat Mata temple or the Mother India temple. This temple is one of a kind in the entire country where rather than idol worship, there is an undivided map of India, symbolizing the worship for one’s motherland.

Visit the Monkey temple, which is dedicated to the monkey god, and the Tulsi Manas temple which has the one of the two greatest epic Ramayana engraved on its wall. See the Shri Vishwanath temple in Banaras Hindu University which is reputed to be one of the tallest in the entire country.

After exploring the temples, head towards the Assighat for the evening aarti. An experience which is claimed to be magical by people from all around the world, it includes priests using fire as an offering to the river Ganga with the help of oil lamps. A ritual that goes back to centuries ago, it often attended by a huge number of people from around the world.

After attending this aarti, enjoy a cultural dance performance by local artists where they enact a beautiful sketch from an epic or other mythological instance. Afterwards, be returned to your hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking live guide
  • Chauffeur-driven air-conditioned vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Modest attire is required in the temples, covering shoulders and knees
• In some of the temples phones or any other electronic devices are not permitted
• Shoes and slippers must be removed at all sites, they will be deposited at a safe place
Organized by

Go City Adventures

Product ID: 297820