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Varanasi and the Holy Ganges - 3 Days

Varanasi and the Holy Ganges

India · Private Tour · 3 Days
Private Tour

Soak in the mysticism of Varanasi, the holiest city in Hinduism. Witness hundreds of devotees bathing in the Ganges River, then wander its ancient lanes amidst holy cows in search of hidden temples. 


  • Take part in the Aarti ceremony performed every night on the ghats of the Ganges River
  • Get lost in the narrow lanes of Varanasi on a walking tour of the old city
  • Witness funerary ceremonies at the city's ancient Burning ghat
  • Make a half-day excursion to Sarnath, one of the four holiest cities in Buddhism


Day 1 - Varanasi
Day 2 - Varanasi
Day 3 - Varanasi

What is included

  • Return Airport Transfers in Varanasi
  • Transportation by private vehicle with English-speaking driver
  • 2 nights accommodation at comfort hotels
  • Meals as mentioned in this itinerary
  • Boat Ride on river Ganges
  • One time monument entrance fee during the sightseeing

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Local guide during sightseeing
  • Meals not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Activities not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Camera fees (not frequent)
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour


Assistance on arrival at the Varanasi airport followed by transfer to the hotel. Upon arrival, check into the hotel.

After freshening up, have a half day city tour of Varanasi. Places to visit include the Dasashwamedh Ghat (Main Ghat), Gyanvapi Mosque and Kashi Vishwanath Temple. 

Evening is free for individual leisure activities.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The Amayaa

Superior Room Varanasi


Early morning boat ride on the river Ganges. After having boat ride return back to the hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, have an excursion to Sarnath, the deer park where the Buddha first proclaimed the Dharma to the world.

Later old city and evening Aarti tour – one can drive to the old city by car and take a late afternoon walk in the old city. Walking through the famous narrow lanes to witness the Burning Ghat and take a Boat to view the sunset Aarti Puja from the Ganges River.

Take a rickshaw back to the Taxi stand and return back to hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The Amayaa

Superior Room Varanasi


After breakfast, morning is free for individual leisure activities without car and driver.

Later, you will be provided in time assisted departure transfer to the airport to connect the flight for onwards journey.  

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner



The Amayaa

Superior Room

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
3-4 pax
Double Sharing Basis
15 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$175$166
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Apr 2019$218$212


Ganga River, Varanasi
Sadhu, Varanasi
Dhobighat, Varanasi


What travelers say

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