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Walk Along the Ghats of the Ganges in Varanasi

The religious and cultural heartbeat of India can be found in Varanasi, the most sacred city for Hindus, and the oldest living city in the world, dating back to 2,000 BCE. Also known as Benares, this city is famous for its 84 Ghats or riverfront steps which lead to the banks of the River Ganga (the Ganges). This Online Experience will allow you to visit the most important ones: the Dashaswamedh Ghat, the Man Mandir Ghat, the Meer Ghat, and the Lalita Ghat. You will also get to witness the palaces built along them by Maharajas of the past, and learn about the Sadhus you will see meditating along the way.

From Varanasi
Online Experience
1 Hour
India
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the sacred city of Varanasi
  • Stroll around the Ghats of the Ganges and learn about their significance in Hindu mythology
  • See the temples and palaces built along the Ghats by the Maharajas of yesteryears
Description

This interactive, live-streamed Online Experience will allow you to visit the holy city of Varanasi from the comfort of your own home. Varanasi, also known as Benaras or Kashi, is known for its 84 Ghats, or or riverfront steps which lead down to the sacred Ganges river and are used by devotees to take holy baths and perform religious rituals.
On this virtual tour, you will get to explore the most famous Ghats in the city, namely the Dashaswamedh Ghat, the Man Mandir Ghat, the Meer Ghat, and the Lalita Ghat. Together, we will also visit some of the palaces built along these ghats by the Maharajas of yesteryears, and learn  what their significance is in Hindu mythology. See some famous temples built along the ghats, and make your way to the Udasin Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, one of the oldest functional universities in the city and even the whole world.

As we stroll along the ghats, you will see Sadhus meditating. At this juncture, I will tell you about their fascinating history and regale you with the story of Makar Sankranti, one of the biggest Hindu festivals which is celebrated in Varanasi.

Join this virtual tour for a unique spiritually uplifting experience in one of the holiest cities of India. 

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking and travelling to different places, at times the mobile network may be intermittent, and the picture may not be clear. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 1111 INR per screen or as a private tour for 6500 INR and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Manish Dwivedi

Namaste From Varanasi! I am a local tour guide who loves to explore Varanasi, one of the oldest and most sacred of the seven cities in Hinduism. Come along with me and I will take you to the ghats of the Ganges and tell you about the rituals performed daily.

From USD 16 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.