Spiritual and traditional Varanasi


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Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage, Other


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



Spanish (conversational), Hindi (fluent), English (fluent)

Varanasi sunrise and heritage tour

I'm going to bring to you from your hotel about 5:00am to the ghats. There we will enjoy the sunrise going by boat around 1 hour explaining to you the ghats history, as every ghat have its own story, and some of them are more important for the hindu religion.

On the way we will visit the main Ghat and Manikarnika ghat (Burning ghat). After going by boat we will start to visit the old part of the city, which is the HEART of Varansi, the Chowk.
As we walk, we will see many temples, like the Nepali Temple, the Golden Temple, . . . while you will be surprised by the daily routine of this holy city.

Walking through the tiny streets we will try the most delicious and famous sweet called Gulab Jamun, the best Lassi (curd) of Varanasi and traditional breakfast like Kachouri. Also we will find amazing local markets where you can find everything!

After we will visit important Temples like the Durga Temple and Monkey Temple. And finally the BHU (Varanasi University, the most important in Asia) and its Shiva Temple.


-Meeting early morning to see sunrise by boat ride.
-Explanation of the ghats and importance of Ganga.
-Visit Manikarnika ghat and Main ghat.
-Walk through the old part, the Chowk, visiting important temples (Nepali and Golden Temples) and tasting local delicious foods.
-Change area to visit 2 more important temples: Durga and Monkey Temples.
-Visit the BHU, university of Banaras and its famous Shiva Temple.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Normally I will pick up and drop the customers at their Hotel.

End location: Normally I will pick up and drop the customers at their Hotel.

Duration: 6 hours

Winter: We will meet at 6:00am for sunrise.
Summer: We will meet at 5:00am for sunrise.


Rental vehicle with driver.
If you are more than 3 travelers just contact to adjust the tour for your group.

What’s Included

Other: -rental vehicle with driver
-Nepali Temple ticket
-morning boat (1,5 h.)
-local delicatessen

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 rupees - Cash for personal souvenirs and shopping (amount as per choice of the person)

What’s Extra

Other: You are responsible for any purchases of a personal nature


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

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