After pick up from your hotel at 4 pm, you will be driven to Assi Ghat. Assi ghat is the southernmost ghat in Varanasi situated at the confluence of rivers Ganga and Assi. At Assi Ghat, you will take a boat ride to Manikarnika Ghat.
The boat tour is a life cycle in itself, starting at Assi Ghat marking the birth of life and end at Manikarnika Ghat (cremation ghat) - marking the demise of life. Meanwhile, the other ghats that lie between these two ghats will convey a lesson of the journey of life from birth till death.
Disembark at Manikarnika ghat and continue on 15 minutes walk from Manikarnika to Dashashwamedha ghat. Manikarnika ghat is a famous cremation ground, where mortal remains are burned openly. Hindus believe that to be cremated here is to attain salvation. The unique experience is worth capturing in a camera.
Keeping the best for the last in the tour, you will watch the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony at Dashashwamedha ghat starting at 6:30 pm and lasts around 45 mins to an hour. The aarti pays homage to Maa (mother) Ganges, Surya - the sun God, Agni - the fire God as well as the whole universe created by Lord Shiva.
Feel the energy of the divine as the priest’s chant mantras and shlokas in Sanksrit holding huge brass lamps, the smoke from the incense sticks fills the air and the sound of the beating drums and the conch shells create a magical ambience. Hundreds of pilgrims, tourists and local people gather to watch the spectacular event on the Ganges every evening. Amidst all the noise and activity, one seeks spiritual solace and peace.
As the ceremony ends, soaked in spirituality, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Pick up time – 04:00 PM
Duration – 4 Hours
Price – Price – 112 USD Per Person Basis.