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Evening Walk & Boat Ride with Aarti

Varanasi, Индия

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Изживяване, водено от Kunal

2 часа
Включва напитки, транспорт
До 10 души
Домакините говорят на английски

Какво ще правите

We go for a evening boat ride by the sunset and witness the activities by the river side in the evening, watch the cremation at Manikarnika Ghat from the boat. Learn about the cremation. Finally stop at Dasaswamedh Ghat to enjoy the Ganga Aarti ceremony from your private boat.
At dusk, we take a local boat on what is referred to as the `River of Heaven’ immersing in daily ritual, rich with the chanting of priests, sound of temple bells and fragrance of flowers and incense. We see brahmins along the banks invoking Lord Shiva, most powerful in the Hindu trinity, with a ceremonial ritual known as Aarti.
Aarti is a Sanskrit word for homage or devotion. The aarti or offering of lamps is observed at prescribed hours of the day and night to invoke the gods. It is believed that the gods physically present themselves before devotees at this ceremony. Lamps are revolved before the idol in a clockwise manner along with the chanting of hymns. This recitation is accompanied by drums, blowing of the conch-shell and the tolling of temple bells. At the end of the `aarti’, the priest takes a handful of water which he revolves around the god's idol. This is to pacify `agni’ (the fire god), who is pressed into service in the form of a wick lamp. The lamps themselves are charged with this "presence" and thus after the ceremony devotees collect the fumes and smear their faces with its aroma.
Other things to note
We will walk for approximately 200 meteres through lanes and bazaars to reach the river. We will have to walk down approximately 80 steps to reach to the boat and do the same at the end of the experience.
Wheel chairs can be arranged on a prior notice. Please drop us a message while booking.
Thanks
We go for a evening boat ride by the sunset and witness the activities by the river side in the evening, watch the cremation at Manikarnika Ghat from the boat. Learn about the cremation. Finally stop at Dasaswamedh Ghat to enjoy the Ganga Aarti ceremony from your private boat.
At dusk, we take a local boat on what is referred to as the `River of Heaven’ immersing in daily ritual, rich with the chanting of priests, sound of temple bells an…

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Този домакин се ангажира да спазва свързаните с COVID-19 изисквания за безопасност и почистване на Airbnb, включително да спазва указанията за социално дистанциране, да практикува добра хигиена и да се увери, че всички участници носят маска.
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Какво е включено

  • Напитки
    One bottle of mineral water (500ml) per person.
  • Транспорт
    The Guest will go for a boat ride (hand rowing boat) on the Ganges in the e...
От $22
/човек
нд, 28.02
17:30 - 19:30
$22 на човек
$22 на човек
пн, 1.03
17:30 - 19:30
$22 на човек
$22 на човек
вт, 2.03
17:30 - 19:30
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Запознайте се с домакина си: Kunal

Домакин в Airbnb от 2018
  • 7 отзива
  • Самоличността е потвърдена
Hi, I am Kunal, a private tour guide with insider knowledge, fun personality and a passion for Varanasi. I bring my love for food, history, and a good story to every tour. Not only am I a part of Varanasi, but Varanasi is a part of me.

I left my progressing banking career when I found my true calling which is storytelling and show people the city I love & since last 10 years I am working as a tour guide. I was the product manager for Cox & Kings Inbound Tours for Varanasi and adjoining destinations.

Credentials:
*MBA from Banaras Hindu University.
*Regional Level Guide Training Program by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India-2013.
*State Level Guide Training Program by UP Tourism-2012.
*Vocational Training for Tour Guides by Government of India-2010.

All my co-hosts trained and licensed Tour Guides from the Ministry of Tourism.
Hi, I am Kunal, a private tour guide with insider knowledge, fun personality and a passion for Varanasi. I bring my love for food, history, and a good story to every tour. Not only am I a part of Varanasi, but Varanasi is a part of me.

I left my progressing banking career when I found my true calling which is storytelling and show people the city I love & since last 10 years I am working as a tour guide. I was the product manager for Cox & Kings Inbound Tours for Varanasi and adjoi…
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Къде ще бъдете

Dashashwamedh Ghat, Rajendra Prasad Ghat, Man Mandir Ghat, Meer Ghat, Lalita Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Godowlia market.

Оценени с 4,86 от 5 от 7 отзива.

Jane
февруари 2020 г.
Great experience. Our guide shared and provided insights and aspects that we could never have found out on our own. Good to do on your first or second day as it provides great context and orientation.
Lee
февруари 2020 г.
Thank you kunal. An amazing afternoon. We went to an ashram. My first time. Saw the monks and walked around. Learning about the Hindu religion and way of life in the process. 2 more beautiful temples and more understanding. Walked through the ally’s of Varanasi. Everything we did was amazing and cultural. Thank you for everything kunal. Will never forget it. Steve and lee.
Thank you kunal. An amazing afternoon. We went to an ashram. My first time. Saw the monks and walked around. Learning about the Hindu religion and way of life in the process. 2 mor…
Sharne
февруари 2020 г.
We could not have asked for a better experience with Kunal and his incredible city of Varanasi. From the moment we booked he went out of his way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Guiding us and answering our questions via text before we even met.Our afternoon tour was an incredible experience, watching the cremations from the boat as the moon was rising was an intense and unforgettable moment that will be with us forever. Kunal’s knowledge is second to non, I feel like you could hang out with him for days and he wouldn’t run out of facts or stories! What a kind soul as well, always making sure us and strangers around him are happy and safe. We shared many laughs and personal stories in our short time together. I wish we could have stayed longer and done all of his tours. We could not recommend him and this tour enough!
We could not have asked for a better experience with Kunal and his incredible city of Varanasi. From the moment we booked he went out of his way to make us feel welcome and comfort…
Hannah
януари 2020 г.
This tour was super insightful. There is a lot going on when you’re in Varanasi and this tour was calm and interesting and honestly relaxing. The cremation and the aarti were once in a life time experiences and Im so glad my friend and I were with our guide to help us learn. Thank you!
This tour was super insightful. There is a lot going on when you’re in Varanasi and this tour was calm and interesting and honestly relaxing. The cremation and the aarti were once…
Samantha
януари 2020 г.
I was extremely satisfied with this experience and let me tell you why. Our hotel was already on the river so it was easy to meet up with our guide and walk over to the boats. We had our own private boat which was an authentic rowing boat. I really appreciated that we took this boat because I really wanted an authentic Varanasi experience. We had visited two cremation sites, stopped for water, watched the evening ceremony, gotten masala tea afterwards, and we even asked our host where we should have dinner after such a long excursion and he walked us to a lovely place to eat with great food. He definitely went out of his way to make sure we were always comfortable and felt at home as welcomed in Varanasi. I loved that. He also had a vast knowledge about Varanasi and the culture here and he was very patient with all of our questions. I really felt relaxed and loved learning about everything my host had to say. I hope everyone can have a host as great as Shashank!
I was extremely satisfied with this experience and let me tell you why. Our hotel was already on the river so it was easy to meet up with our guide and walk over to the boats. We h…
Gaye
януари 2020 г.
Once in a lifetime experience!! We travel the world and have done many tours this tour ranks in our top five! Kunal is a FANTASTIC guide with a wealth of knowledge, he is very personal, passionate, and exudes confidence in what he does. Witnessing part of the locals intimate and personal ceremony of the death of a loved one and having Kunal by our side to describe every moment is something we'll never forget. Do not hesitate to have Kunal as your guide for any tour you will not be disappointed!
Once in a lifetime experience!! We travel the world and have done many tours this tour ranks in our top five! Kunal is a FANTASTIC guide with a wealth of knowledge, he is very pers…

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