Free tour

Morning Sunrise in Varanasi

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Chandan
Registered on July 14, 2019

I enjoy my work as a guide because the most interesting part of my profession is meeting people from all over the world. Being a guide I love to take the initiative to make my Guest feel comfortable and let them know about our Religion, the opinion of the people and Know the religion and tradition well. Receiving people from all corners of the world with a warm welcome as a guest to India and saying goodbye to them as a good friend is my quality.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Rise early at 5am, when you’ll board a vehicle destined for Assi Ghat, the southernmost entry point to the holy River Ganges. 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.

Note - Boat ride charge is extra cost 
            750₹ per person ( Minimum 2 person)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    B.1/224, Assi Ghat Rd, Shivala, Varan...
    B.1/224, Assi Ghat Rd, Shivala, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India
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  • 1
    Outside visit
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Tulsi Ghat
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Lolark Kund
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Manikarnika Ghat
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Vishwanath Temple Road

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

(39 ratings)
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Guillem (2 Ratings)

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
El Chandan és un gran guia! Es molt professional i alhora proper, té moltissima informació sobre Varanasi i l'Hinduisme i té resposta per a totes les preguntes que li pogueu fer. El tour també és fantàstic, veus de tot en només 3 hores. 100% recomenable!
Edwina (3 Ratings)

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
I absolutely loved this tour. The early morning starts with a ceremony by the banks, before embarking on the boat up and down the ghats. It ended with a quick visit to a wrestling gym and a temple. The guide gave lots of information that was interesting not just to a foreigner like me but my Indian friend new to Varanasi. Strongly recommended
Francisco (3 Ratings)
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Recomendamos mucho el tour, principalmente por el viaje en bote y la información precisa de Chandal. Uno puede ver realmente como es Varanasi y su gente. Super profesional el guia. Gran experiencia.
Patrick (3 Ratings)

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Really a nice experience. Even thought the boat wasn’t available due to the festival, the whole tour is still wonderful. Chandan showed the beauty of Varanasi in the early morning. That’s really nice to walk in the comfortable sun light and the calming environment.
Marieke (2 Ratings)

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
The Varanasi early morning tour with Chandan was great. Chandan is a very knowledgable guide who has a lot of information about Varanasi to share and takes time to answer any question. Yes, starting a tour at 5 am is extremely early, but absolutely worth your effort 😅
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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