Witness Varanasi evening prayer ceremony with private boat

Witness Varanasi evening prayer ceremony with private boat
from USD $33.00
Varanasi night prayer ceremony is a kind of Hindu way of worship, which is basically an event organised everyday to give thanks to river Ganges. 

Highlights : 
• Guided visit to main Ghat to witness the grand prayer ceremony participated by Millions with a private boat
• Guided visit to cremation ground to see the burning of dead bodies and understanding the concept of cremation
• Releasing of lighted candles into the water to fulfill your wish [Our guide will help you for this ritual]
• See how a Hindu worship is performed and understand the logic behind each rituals 
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In Brief

Varanasi, India
4 hours
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Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ganga Aarti, Dashashwamedh ghat Varanasi Dashashwamedh ghat Road, Varanasi India

Pick-up from your Hotel at 04:30 PM and drive to Ganges River bank to see cremation rituals followed by witnessing the mesmerising grand prayer (aarti) ceremony with a private boat.

After reaching here, you will embark on a private boat and glide towards cremation ground – Manikarnika Ghat. This is the only place in the world where cremation goes for 24 hours and every 3rd minute a new dead body arrives for cremation rituals. Know the logic behind burning of dead bodies and see all cremation rituals being performed from your boat with your naked eyes. Photography is not allowed here.

Later after this row back to main Ghat to witness evening prayer ceremony which is a kind of Hindu way of worship, which is basically an event organized everyday to give thanks to river Ganges. Normally a Hindu worship is done privately, but this worship ceremony is done on the river bank of Ganges openly and publicly. It is only of its kind, therefore attracts thousands of people daily to witness it. This Hindu ritual of saying thanks is very unique and surreal. It started a few years ago but making its importance rapidly to the world.

The ceremony takes place on small wooden steps at the edge of the ghat. 7 young priests in vermilion saffron perform a synchronised prayer ceremony for 45 minutes.

The ceremony marks an end when priest pours water in the river and chant prayers. This is followed by people offering lamps and flower pots into the river. As the prayer concludes the lamps are immersed into the waters. A belief goes here that before this evening prayer ceremony begins if somebody leaves a lighted lamp in the holy water of Ganges, with a wish in his mind, his wish will come true soon. This act is one of the very simple yet very fulfilling and trusted.

Later after it return back to your Hotel.

Duration: 4 hours


  • Govt approved local tourist guide
  • A private boat for visit to cremation ground and to see prayer ceremony
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off by a private air conditioned medium car
  • Candles
  • 02 Bottle mineral water
  • Entry/Admission - Ganga Aarti


  • Any meals
  • Tips
  • Everything which is not given in inclusions

Departure Time

4:00 PM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all clients from their Hotel.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • No high heels shoes are recommended
  • A Child or Youth to be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

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In Brief

Varanasi, India
4 hours
See Availability