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Come Take a Ganges Sightseeing Tour of Varanasi the City of Light
Magical Varanasi one of the holiest cities in Hinduism lying on the banks of the mighty River Ganges. One of the most captivating of Indias great cities it is the place of great history and fascination so take a sightseeing tour of Varanasi the City of Light.
Pilgrims flock to the oldest inhabited city in the world said to be one of the holiest in Hinduism to take in the sacred waters. Bathing in the holy waters of the Ganges has long been seen as a way to cleanse your soul and hopefully wash away your sins.
However, these murky waters are also used as a place to cremate loved ones as it is considered the most sacred place to come to die.
Passing here offers the person Liberation from the cycle of Life or Moksha. Hence you may come across some rather bizarre life and death rituals taking place in public, and the smells and sounds can be overpowering and not for the faint hearted. However, these sights and traditions are just what makes a visit to the City of Light a must for all.
Glorious Ganges Guided Private Tours of the City of Light Varanasi
Glorious Gange's guided tours of the City of Light, wash away your sins in this mighty river and experience the traditional alongside the modern. You can take custom tours of:-
The fabulous gold plated Vishwanath Temple of the Lord of the Universe with its 15-metre high spire.
Watch as pilgrims make their daily offerings at the Dashashwamedh Ghat floating thousands of lamps on the Ganges
Make your own worship at the phallic image of Shiva sheltering under a Peepul tree
Experience a magical sunset at the Ramnagar Fort and visit its eclectic museum and unique astrological clock
St Thomas Church fabulous yellow and white cool, calming and visited by one of the 12 Apostles
A guided tour of Bharat Kala Bhavan and its collection of priceless Indian paintings
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Travel Tips for Varanasi
Make your guided tour in October to March as this is the best time to visit for sightseeing as the weather is pleasant and cool. Also, this is the time to see the grand spectacles that are the traditional festivals, and from September they follow in quick succession. The Festival of Light or Diwali is quickly followed by the Ganga Festival in November when the city is overwhelmed by pilgrims coming to take the water of the Ganges.
India can be one of the cheapest holiday destinations with regard to costs while there. On custom tour typical daily prices we found were around 950 RS for accommodation and 460 RS for food. This was eating at mid-range cafes and try to negotiate a price before you order. Travel is inexpensive with trains being the cheapest but the most overcrowded. Always best to book your tours in advance if possible.
Remember to dress appropriately and respect the locals and their beliefs. Make sure you consult your Doctor to find out what vaccinations or boosters you may need before you go. Take medicines with you for sickness and the dreaded Dehli Belly although rare it can be unpleasant and draining. Eat street food when prepared fresh in front of you, drink plenty of bottled water and apply sunscreen even on cloudy days
Weather in Varanasi in the summer months from April to October is hot and in May and June temperatures can reach 45º. Not the best time to visit for sightseeing as there is also the ‘loo’ a dry wind that hits the city and makes it impossible to venture outside. Even when the rains come in July temperatures only drop slightly, but the humidity rises. October to March are the best times with temperatures of 5-15º, and it is pleasantly cool.
Insight Varanasi Day Tour is based on one or two days tour. It includes Morning Boat Ride at the down, Sarnath Tour and Evening Ganga Aarti.
Discover India in classic ancient best of India guided tour like never before, wonderful insight into the religious and cultural heritage.