Rise early and await pickup from your Varanasi accommodation at 5am, when you’ll board a vehicle destined for Assi Ghat, the southernmost entry point to the holy River Ganges.
Along the way, your guide explains the significance of the Ganges River in the Hindu religion. Stop at Assi Ghat to watch pilgrims bathing in the allegedly holy waters before visiting a series of temples to receive Hindu blessings.
Then, head to a stadium to watch pehalwans (wrestlers) fight one another in a mud pit before boarding a boat to cruise along the River Ganges.
Your cruise concludes at Manikarnika Ghat, one of the most sacred ghats in Varanasi. The bodies of devout Hindus are cremated here in order for their ashes to be carried away by the river.
Disembark here and wander to Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), characterized by its pastel pink exterior and golden spire. Over tea, delve deeper into Hindu traditions before you bid your guide farewell after hotel drop-off.
Pick up time – 05:00 AM
Duration – 05 HRS
Price – 111 USD Per Person Basis