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Varanasi By Night


While Varanasi has been long associated with the spiritual pursuits of India it’s also remembered for its distinctive “joie de vivre” or masti – which is inherent to the Banarasi lifestyle (Banarsipana). This delightful fusion of mauj (festive spirit), masti (joie de vivre) and phakarpan (being carefree) offers a delightful insight into the city and its people and the art of living. It is what lifts the heart when an evocative poem, or a dance, or an exceptional meal, or a fabulous sunset raises one’s gaze from the toil and stress of everyday living!

The drama of the twilight sky, the balmy evening breeze and the divine Ganga all conspire to present you the most tender, evocative, magic moments of Varanasi as you board your boat for a night out on the river. Moving gently down the waters you catch glimpses of the shorelines as the lights start slowly coming up pinpointing the sacred ghats and temples; shadows fall and the night's sky lights up as you pass a ghat where the evening aarti is in full swing. Unwinding over a delicious meal, listening to the narratives of this ancient city, while the boast cleaves through the water, store up those beautiful memories of a night under the stars in India’s oldest city.

Why you will love it

  • Private cruise on a traditional bajda,  midstream on the River Ganga
  • Savour the sunset light with soulful music and enriching tales.
  • As the night descends, witness the aarti on the Dashashwamedh Ghat.

What you will experience

Immerse yourself in a true Banarasi experience on a Bajda (Large boat) in the midstream of Ganga, the holiest river in the Indian Sub-continent, to take on a cruise that transcends the realm of actual and the absolute. You will savour the rich atmospherics of the evening aarti at the historic Dashashwamedh Ghat, from the river as the boat gently bobs along the holy waters. While sailing down the river you will tuck into a delicious meal from one of the most popular authentic home kitchens in the city. Catch some photops and take back memories of a lifetime.

INR 3850 per person | 5 hours | Family Tours

Varanasi,India | +91 956 093 0445

Images Credit - Rudra Experiences

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