Varanasi Evening Boat ride tour on the Ganges and Arti ceremony

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Tour Number

Activity Level

65080


Categories

After Dark, City, Local Experience, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 2

Language(s)

explanation

Hindi (fluent), French (basic), English (advanced)

Evening arti ceremony and candle ceremony


Evening Arti ceremony takes place at Dashashwamedh (main ghat) in the evening where thousands of Hindu pilgrims gather and offer evening prayer to mother holy Ganges. Arti is the end part of any Hindu offering pooja it is worth seeing as the rituals are performed east facing. It is an unique experience to see on a boat.
We take a boat from Assi ghat to Manikarnika ghat (one of the biggest cremation grounds) where you can experience death rituals.
At Main ghat young priest perform arti to mother holy Ganges by lighting holy lamp with singing hymn with musical instrument.

If you wish you light a candle there for getting blessed I can arrange for you.

Itinerary

Pick up from your hotel and proceed to assi ghat.

This tour has many start times so please book as per your convenience.

Proceed for boat ride along ghat to Manikarnuka ghat ( Cremation ground)

Witness arti ceremony and candle ceremony at main Ghat.

Return back and transfer to your hotel (optional).

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel' lobby.
or At Assi ghat in front of Hotel Palace on Ganges

End location: At the entrance of your hotel.

Duration: 3 hours

minimum

Transportation

you will be picked up by descent ac car which will have seating capacity of two guest at back seat and Guide in front and driver.

For boat ride you will have personalized clean hand rolling boat .and if river is high then machine boat

What’s Included

Descent and personal hand boat for three hours.
Guided boat ride tours.
Pick up and drop to hotel by descent car.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

500 rupees - Please make sure you have small cash if you want to buy candle to light on the mother holy Ganges for prosperity and blessings for the family.

What’s Extra

Any personal expenses.
Any expenses that are not included above
Any cost of meal
Any gratitude

A Recent Review of this tour

Binit showed us the real Varanasi and went to great efforts to keep us away from the overly touristic elements. He shared his knowledge of a number of different forms of Hinduism with us. Polite, knowledgable and always on time.
Gary Dixon

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