2 Days Tour
Tour Type
City Tour
Ganga Tour
Temple Tour
Village Tour
Group Size
Min 2 Max 8
Tour Guide

Varanasi 2 Day Tour

Experience the essence of Varanasi in just two days with this private tour, perfect for busy travelers.


  • Guided walking tour: Immerse yourself in the vibrant old town, exploring food stalls, temples, and bustling markets.
  • Sunrise boat ride: Witness the mystical beauty of the Ganges River as the sun rises and observe the city awakening.
  • Sarnath pilgrimage: Visit this sacred site where Buddha delivered his first sermon, and explore ancient stupas and monuments.
  • Ganga Aarti ceremony: Witness this mesmerizing Hindu ritual with chanting, ringing bells, and offerings of light to the holy river.


  • Private chairs to see aarti from a private balcony with the best view:These may need to be booked separately.
  • Local Govt approved tourist guide:While the itinerary mentions a guide, it’s unclear if one is included. Confirm with the tour operator.
  • Air-conditioned private car:While the itinerary mentions a car, it’s unclear if it’s air-conditioned. Confirm with the tour operator.
  • Exclusive boat during sunrise boat ride:The itinerary mentions a boat ride, but it might be shared with other tourists. Confirm details with the tour operator.
  • Monument entry charges:While it mentions some charges are included, confirm which monument entries are covered.
  • Taxes:Double-check if all taxes are truly included.
  • Gratuities (tips):Tipping is optional, based on your satisfaction with the service.
  • Meals or drinks:Only bottled water is included. Expect to pay for other food and beverages.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions:This is a catch-all phrase. Ask the tour operator for a complete list of what’s included and excluded to avoid any surprises.



Varanasi, a vibrant city on the Ganges, is a spiritual center for Hindus. Nicknamed the "City of Temples," it boasts thousands lining the sacred riverbank. Here, pilgrims bathe for purification, witness fire rituals (aarti), and embark on journeys towards liberation. Varanasi's history stretches back millennia, making it one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities.

Welcome to Varanasi! Upon arrival at either the Varanasi airport or railway station, look for your guide holding a sign with your name. They will be waiting for you near the exit gate. Your guide will then assist you with:
  • Transferring to your hotel: They will ensure you get safely and comfortably settled in your pre-booked accommodation.
  • Remaining with you for the duration of your trip: Your guide will be available throughout your stay, offering assistance and guidance whenever needed until your departure.
  • Explore the Heart of Varanasi: A Walking Tour
  • Step back in time: Wander through the ancient lanes and alleys, dating back thousands of years, and discover the city's rich history.
  • Spiritual immersion: Encounter holy temples that will leave you mesmerized by their architectural beauty and spiritual significance.
  • A journey of discovery: Every step promises a new surprise, offering unique sights and insights into the heart of Varanasi.
The tour highlights:
  • Northern Ghats: Explore this specific area to gain a deeper understanding of Varanasi's essence.
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple: Witness the grandeur of this renowned temple.
  • Foodie paradise: Discover the famous street foods of Varanasi and tantalize your taste buds with local delicacies.
  • Market exploration: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of various markets, including Kachuri Gali (street of fried pastries), the perfume market, the flower market, the silk market, and the souvenir market.
  • Witnessing the Enchanting Ganga Aarti
Following your captivating walk, prepare for a truly unforgettable experience. Private balcony at Dashashwamedh Ghat: Ascend to a private balcony overlooking the Ganges River, offering the best view of the evening Aarti ceremony. The magic unfolds: As the sun sets, casting a warm glow on the ancient city, the Ghats come alive with the vibrant Aarti ceremony. Devout priests, adorned in traditional attire, gracefully perform the rituals, their hands ablaze with flickering lamps. The air fills with the enchanting sounds of hymns and the calming fragrance of incense, creating a mystical atmosphere. Witnessing this ancient ritual is a glimpse into the heart and soul of Varanasi, where the connection between the earthly and the divine is deeply felt.  

Witness the Mystical Sunrise on the Ganges

Start your second day in Varanasi with a truly unforgettable experience:
  • Early morning pickup:We'll pick you up from your hotel lobby at 5:00 AM (subject to change based on sunrise time).
  • Journey to the Ganges: Take a short walk to the banks of the sacred Ganges River.
  • Embark on a private boat ride: Board a traditional motor boat for an enchanting journey on the river.
  • Witness the sunrise: As the sun rises, painting the sky with vibrant colors, experience the mystical beauty of the Ganges.
  • Navigate through history: Glide past the historical Ghats, from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Manikarnika Ghat, and witness the ancient city awakening.

Manikarnika Ghat: A Glimpse into Varanasi's Spiritual Heart

Following your captivating boat ride, you'll disembark at Manikarnika Ghat. Understanding its significance:
  • This ghat, or riverside stairway, holds immense spiritual importance and embodies the cultural essence of Varanasi.
  • It's a sacred space where Hindus perform traditional cremation rituals, believed to help souls achieve moksha (liberation from rebirth).
A unique experience:
  • Visiting Manikarnika Ghat offers a glimpse into the profound customs and beliefs that define Varanasi.
  • While not a typical tourist destination, it provides a powerful and insightful encounter with the city's rich spiritual traditions.
  • Witnessing this convergence of the spiritual and practical aspects of life and death allows for a deeper understanding of Indian culture.

Unveiling Sarnath and Departing Varanasi

Explore the rich history and heritage of Buddhism at Sarnath:
  • Sarnath Ruins:Witness the remnants of ancient monasteries and stupas, remnants of a once-thriving Buddhist center.
  • Archaeological Museum:Gain valuable insights into Buddhist history and culture through a vast collection of artifacts.
  • Deer Park:Experience the serenity of the place where Buddha is believed to have delivered his first sermon.
  • Buddhist Temple:Pay your respects and reflect at this sacred place of worship.
Later in the day, meet your Varanasi tour representative at an appropriate time for your transfer to the airport or railway station. Upon arrival, your representative will assist you with the check-in formalities, ensuring a smooth departure. This itinerary allows you to experience the spiritual significance of Sarnath and enjoy a hassle-free departure from Varanasi. Finally Your Varanasi adventure concludes with a transfer to the airport or railway station at a convenient time for your onward journey.

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