Varanasi Evening Boat ride tour on the Ganges and Arti ceremony


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Activity Level



After Dark, City, Local Experience, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 2



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.


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



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

Other: 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

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

A Recent Review of this tour

An amazing tour made better by Binit our knowledgeable tour guide. He told us about the cultural, religious, and social environment concerning Hindus and the Ganges. Cremation grounds and the fire ceremony with chanting monks will be forever remembered. Highly recommended.
Robert Oliva

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