One Day Varanasi Tour


A one-day tour of Varanasi offers a condensed yet immersive experience into the spiritual, cultural, and historical richness of one of the oldest cities in the world. Located on the banks of the sacred River Ganges in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi, also known as Kashi or Banaras, is revered by Hindus as one of the holiest cities.


  • Experience the spiritual serenity of a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges.
  • Explore the iconic Kashi Vishwanath Temple, a testament to ancient devotion.
  • Immerse yourself in the bustling lanes of Old Varanasi, rich with culture and history.
  • Discover the roots of Buddhism at Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon.
  • Conclude with the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony, a sensory spectacle at Dashashwamedh Ghat.


  • Pick-Up and Drop-Off in Varanasi
  • Private air-conditioned car with driver
  • Experienced English Speaking tour guide
  • Bottles of mineral water
  • All toll Tax and parking
  • Any Preanal Expenses
  • Monument fee
  • Tips / Gratuities to guide and driver

Tour Plan

5:00AM : Pickup from Hotel in Varanasi

5:00 AM – 7:00 AM: Sunrise Boat Ride on the Ganges
Start your day early with a serene boat ride along the sacred Ganges River.
Witness the city waking up to rituals, prayers, and the ethereal glow of the rising sun.

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Head to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, one of the most revered Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Experience the divine atmosphere and seek blessings at this ancient shrine.

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Explore Old Varanasi and Alleys
Take a guided walking tour through the narrow lanes of Old Varanasi.
Discover hidden gems, vibrant markets, and ancient temples tucked away in the city’s maze-like streets.

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Savor Local Cuisine
Enjoy a traditional Banarasi lunch at a local eatery.
Indulge in authentic dishes like Malaiyyo, Tamatar Chaat, and Baati Chokha.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Excursion to Sarnath
Drive to Sarnath, located a short distance from Varanasi.
Explore the ruins, stupas, and museums that narrate the story of Buddhism’s origin.
Visit the Dhamek Stupa, the Ashoka Pillar, and the Sarnath Archaeological Museum.

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Attend Ganga Aarti Ceremony
Return to Varanasi in time for the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony at Dashashwamedh Ghat.
Witness priests perform rituals with fire, incense, and devotional songs, paying homage to the sacred river.

6:30 PM onwards: Leisure Time and Shopping
Spend your evening leisurely exploring the ghats or indulge in souvenir shopping.
Shop for Banarasi silk sarees, brassware, and other local handicrafts as mementos of your Varanasi experience.

This itinerary offers a perfect balance of spirituality, culture, history, and leisure, ensuring you make the most of your one-day tour in Varanasi.

4,500.00 5,500.00
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