Responsive Menu
Add more content here...
man beard old man senior saint

Guided Walks Through the Ghats of Varanasi

The soulfully chiming bells at dawn evoke a sense of peace and serenity, While the incense’s whiff helps one wake up to the present moment and connect with the divine.

Are you ready for your soul-whipping journey? A journey towards self-discovery, inner peace, and a deeper understanding of yourself and the world. The land of Varanasi serves as an important symbol and a reminder of one’s spiritual journey.

We promise you to make this experience the most sacred and serene one ever!

So, go ahead! Hurry and book our most popular walking tours to stay connected to faith and find solace in a chaotic and lost world.

This sacred city offers an awakening experience for the mind, body, and soul. Visitors worldwide come to this holy city to immerse themselves in its spiritual atmosphere.

Varanasi has been home to many learned sages for centuries. The city is known for its yogic practices and is considered one of the most powerful places in India for spiritual growth. 

By now, we are sure you want to immerse yourself in this therapeutic yoga affair too!

Whether through its daily rituals, ancient temples, or bustling streets, Varanasi has something to offer every visitor seeking a deeper connection to the divine.

Highlights

  • Walk across the numerous Ghats of Varanasi that win your heart ultimately: Gateways to heaven.
  • Immerse your soul, taking a dip into the holy Ganges that wash away all your sins.
  • Traverse the alleys of the once thriving Gharanas that produced famous musicians and poets.
  • Watch the spectacular Subah Aarti (morning) and Sandhya Aarti (evening).
  • Wake up to the ancient city with an enriching sunrise boating tour. 
  • Walk the pious lands of Dhamek stupa, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon.
  • Book a special wish-seeking Rudrabhishek; on the divine Shivalinga at the Kashi Temple. 
  • Take a life-changing session of Yoga, the most ancient practice introduced to the world by our yogis. 
  • Shopping: With other famous items, pick up the perfect souvenir from  the finest hand-woven Banarasi silk garments.

The Ghats Of Varanasi: A True Marvel, A Testament To The Depth Of Hindu Spirituality.

Sabina1978

Let’s Start your journey with the acclaimed ghats of a city older than history!

The ghats of Varanasi are a breathtaking display of religious devotion and cultural richness. Situated along the banks of the holy river Ganga, these steps lead down to the water’s edge, where Hindus perform their daily rituals and ceremonies. 

Lined with numerous temples, ashrams, and palaces, each Ghat sings its unique history and significance.

Our knowledgeable guides will provide a comprehensive and informative perspective on these tradition-steeped Ghats.

The steps of the ghats display vendors selling various offerings, including flowers, incense, and prayer items. Boat rides along the river offer a unique perspective of the Ghats and their bustling activities. In the early mornings, the ghats come alive with devotees performing pujas, taking dips in the holy water, and offering prayers.

Many renowned scholars, mystics, and saints have lived and studied here, and these Ghats continue to attract spiritual seekers worldwide.

The Manikarnika Ghat, one of the most revered Ghats, is believed to have been created by Lord Brahma for Lord Shiva to descend to Earth. It is also known as the “burning ghat” as it is the place where Hindus cremate their bodies and immerse the ashes in the Ganga. Only then; the deceased soul is transported to heaven, breaking the cycle of rebirth. 

The Assi Ghat is considered the southernmost Ghat of Varanasi and is a popular spot for locals and tourists. It is the starting point of the famous “Panchkosi Parikrma”, a holy walk that encircles the city. This Ghat is also where you experience the early morning Aarti. 

The Dhobi Ghat, located near The Manikarnika Ghat, is a large open-air laundry where locals come to wash their clothes in the river. 

Another widely visited is The Kedar Ghat, which dwells in the Gauri Kund. A small water pool is said to have healing properties. A temple called Kedareswara Shiva Temple on this Ghat has great significance. They claim anyone who visits this temple receives blessings equivalent to traveling to the main Kedarnath Yatra temple.

Has all this transcendental information got you searching for your plane tickets to Varanasi yet?

Let Varanasi take you by a tempestuous storm!

Experience A Profound Transformation By Immersing Yourself In The Holy Waters Of The Ganges. 

varanasi holy banaras kashi balouriarajeshganga

balouriarajesh

Dip yourself in the holy waters of the Ganges and feel a soul-stirring moment as the river’s tranquil flow washes away all worries, cleansing the soul and leaving a sense of serenity and bliss. 

The holiest river Ganga holds a special place in Hindu mythology and is considered the Goddess Ganga, the daughter of Lord Shiva and consort of Lord Vishnu. Legends say that Lord Shiva released the river from his matted hair to purify the souls of the dead and bring fertility to the land. 

Dipping in the Ganges is believed to purify one’s soul and wash away sins, thus offering spiritual liberation and inner peace. Taking a dip, Called “Ganga Snan”, is the most sacred ritual thousands of Hindu pilgrims perform yearly.                       

This source of sustenance for millions of people is an important pilgrimage site for believers across the globe. Many offer prayers, perform rituals, and make an offering, to thank Goddess Ganga as a sign of gratitude and respect.

So join the millions of visitors worldwide, and embrace this ancient ritual’s culture and historical significance.

Feel the divine connection yet?

The Gullies And Walls Laid The Foundation For Great Musical Compositions.

ganga varanasi india river hindu

arpitsahani96

Music and poetry have always fascinated India, dating back to ancient times.

Explore Varanasi’s narrow alleys and winding streets, dotted with Gharanas (homes), many of which have raised excellent musicians, poets, and dancers. These homes have also been a hub of cultural activity, where artists have gathered to perform, share their work, and collaborate.

The music of Varanasi is rooted in the classical tradition of Indian music, known for its intricate ragas, taal and melodic structures. The famous Indian Classical Music renowned in Varanasi is known for its complex rhythms and melodies. This music, performed in many temples and shrines, has been a source of inspiration for many poets and dancers. 

The city is also famous for its poetry; and known for its poets and literati, including the famous 19th-century poet Kabir. The echoes of his poems still linger in the streets today.  

Home to many classical dance forms, such as Bharatanatyam and Kathak. These dances are known for their footwork, expressive hand gestures, and fluid movements. If lucky, one may see young girls giggling as they master the steps of these dance forms in some of the homes today too. Try and catch a glimpse of these in one of the many public squares or temple courtyards. 

Let us lose ourselves in the world of poetry, immerse ourselves in its melody, and move to the timeless rhythms of Varanasi!

Submerge In The Splendour Of The Subah Aarti At Assi Ghat And The Sandhya Aarti At Dashashwamedh Ghat.

india varanasi hinduism religion

SwastikArora

These magnificent aartis are a must-see for everyone in the city, offering the most magically unforgettable experience ever!

Start your day with the “Subah aarti”, also known as the morning aarti. People perform this aarti on the banks of the River Ganga at sunrise. The priests light lamps and offer prayers to the rising sun, symbolizing a new day. The aarti is accompanied by hymns and the playing of musical instruments, creating a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere.

Pilgrims gather around the banks of the river to participate in the aarti, making it an exquisite setting.

The “Sandhya aarti”, known as the evening aarti, takes place at sunset at the Dashashwamedh Ghat. It is the most spectacular and grand event to watch. The priests light the lamps again, creating a breathtaking panorama on the banks. They offer these lamps to the gods, symbolizing the end of the day and the beginning of the night. The Sandhya aarti is a more elaborate aarti, accompanied by many priests and musicians. 

The river reflects the lights of the lamps, creating a mesmerizing image, and the whole atmosphere takes your breath away. 

The ceremony ends with the harmonious ringing of bells and the playing of conches, marking the end of another day in Varanasi.

The culture of Varanasi deeply instills these rituals, is an essential part of the daily life of the people of Varanasi, and is a reminder of the city’s rich heritage.

Are you able to envision the gorgeous display before your eyes yet?

The Breathtaking Sight Of The Rising Sun Casting Its Golden Rays On The Holy City.

hinduism hindu festival river

yogendras31

As the first light of the day touches the Earth, the sky transforms from a dark hue to a canvas of brilliant oranges and pinks. The warmth of the sun’s rays envelopes you and fills you with a new peaceful beginning. 

Taking an early morning boat ride along the Ganges River enhances this experience. As you glide through the calm waters, you are basking in the beauty of the sunrise. The city’s sound slowly comes alive with the gentle hum of the boat motors and the sound of the prayers sung by the riverbank.

As you move further, you pass the Ghats, the steps leading down to the river. Watching them from the boat gives you a different perspective of the Ghats and the rituals that take place there. 

This unforgettable morning experience in Varanasi is a combination of multiple feelings. The breathtaking sunrise, the serenity of the river, and the spiritual surroundings create a peaceful and harmonious feeling.

Whether you are a spiritual seeker or simply someone who appreciates beauty, this is an experience to be noticed. 

Please make arrangements for this boat ride well ahead of time, as they tend to fill up quickly.

Feel A Sense Of Awe And Reverence Upon Entering The Dhamek Stupa For Its Historical And Religious Significance.

a large stone building

Braj Kishor

The Dhamek stupa in Varanasi is a structure that evokes a sense of awe and reverence in all who enter. This ancient monument is steeped in history and holds great religious significance for Buddhists.

The Stupa stands tall, its sheer size and grandeur reflecting the religious and cultural heritage of the city. As you approach the Stupa, you can feel the weight of history and the reverence of the people who visit. The intricate carvings and reliefs on its surface are a testament to the skilled craftsmanship of the artists who created it.

This Stupa, believed to have been built in the 5th century AD, is one of the most important monuments in the Buddhist world. It contains relics of The Buddha, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. This place includes valuable information about the early days of Buddhism. 

Visiting the Dhamek stupa is a truly humbling experience. A place that will leave you feeling inspired and have a lasting memory on you.

Encounter The Most Serene And Uplifting Experience At The Kashi Vishawanathan Temple.

a fenced in area with a building in the background


Rudra Pandey

The Rudra Abhishek at the Kashi Vishwanathan Temple in Varanasi is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

This ritual involves pouring sacred waters over the lingam, a symbol of the Hindu god Shiva, accompanied by chanting mantras and offering flowers and incense. 

The peaceful and spiritual surroundings immediately strike you as you enter the temple. The chanting and the fragrance of the incense fill the air, creating a sense of tranquillity. As the Rudra Abhishek ceremony begins, you are transported to a different world of tranquillity and serenity.

Participate in this incredible experience, and feel magically inspired by the sight of the holy waters pouring over the lingam.   

Indulge Completely In The Pre-Vedic Art Of Yoga, The Spiritual Discipline Of Yoga Bringing Harmony Between The Mind, Body, And Soul.

old man holy man hindu face smile

JonHoefer

Heal yourselves with the fitness form of Yoga that has taken the world by storm!

Delve into a yoga session in Varanasi, the ancient art of mind, body, and soul. Whether you are an experienced yogi or a beginner, this yoga experience is an opportunity to connect with age-old traditions’ sacred knowledge and wisdom.

Guided by experienced gurus with a deep understanding of the sacred healing knowledge, the experience promises to transform you onto a whole new being.

Yoga is a holistic approach to wellness, connecting life’s physical, mental, and spiritual aspects. In Varanasi, you have the unique opportunity to learn from gurus who have spent years studying and practicing Yoga, gaining knowledge and wisdom passed down from generation to generation.

The focus on the breath and movement helps quiet the mind, allowing you to enter a state of deep healing. You feel the muscle tension release as you become more and more aware of the connection between your body, mind, and spirit.

The gurus will guide you through a series of postures, each designed to strengthen and stretch different body parts.

This ancient art of Yoga promises to leave you with a sense of wholeness and unity that is truly divine. 

Don’t hesitate to contact our tour guides for help finding the best, and book this amazingly refreshing and rejuvenating experience.

Browse Through The Array Of Souvenirs And Antique Items In Search Of Unique Trinkets To Take Back Home.

poor old man elderly man varanasi

SwastikArora

Shopping in Varanasi is an experience like no other. The city is famous for its silk brocade, antiques, and skilled artisans who have been in the business for generations. The old town’s narrow lanes are filled with shops selling beautiful souvenirs that one can take back home as a memory. The mesmerizing colours and designs of the silk sarees, hand-woven fabrics, and other articles are a feast for the eyes.

As you stroll through the busy markets of Varanasi, the sound of bargaining and haggling fills the air. The artists create intricate designs and patterns with their nimble fingers. The bustling energy of the city and the charm of the traditional markets make shopping in Varanasi an exhilarating experience.

One can find a wide range of products in Varanasi, from silk sarees and shawls to handmade pottery, brassware, and wooden toys. The silk brocade is particularly famous and a must-have for anyone visiting the city. The skilled artisans in Varanasi have been perfecting their craft for generations, and the result is a range of products that are not only beautiful but also durable and long-lasting.

Shopping in Varanasi can be overwhelming, but it’s worth it for the unique and authentic souvenirs one can find. The happiness and satisfaction one gets after a successful shopping spree in Varanasi are unmatched. The city is a shopper’s paradise, and one can find a treasure trove of traditional and cultural products. So, if you’re ever in Varanasi, take advantage of the chance to explore its vibrant markets and take back a piece of its rich culture and history.

All this sounds overwhelmingly fascinating, right? But believe me, this is just the tip of the iceberg you’re feeling right now.

Varanasi is not just what you see or capture in your camera. It is a feeling that gushes through your veins, invigorating every cell in your body, screaming peace and awakening.

That Is The Power Of This Sacred Land.

cremation varansi cremation ground

balouriarajesh

Varanasi is an experience like no other. From the Ghats of the holy River Ganga to the narrow by-lanes filled with the scent of incense and the temple bell sounds. Every aspect of this ancient city leaves a lasting impression. The town draws devotees and tourists from around the globe, creating a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. To witness the spectacular aarti ceremony on the banks to take a ride at sunrise is a memory that will stay with you forever.  

Many visitors worldwide have come to this holy land and decided to make it their second home.

Do you still want to wait to come here and experience it??

Plan My Tour

Email us Start Planning