Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  Uttar Pradesh  /  Varanasi  /  Nature  /  Ganges River
Ganges River, Varanasi
(4.5/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web)
Experience the spiritual atmosphere of Ganges River in Varanasi, the holiest of the many cities nestled on the massive river’s banks. The sacred river attracts pilgrims from all over the country who come to take a dip in its waters, as well as a number of people hoping to be cremated there when they pass, so as to be freed from the cycle of reincarnation. On a boat ride along the river, you can observe the numerous "ghats" (stone steps that lead into the water), used for the rituals of bathing and cremation. Using our online itinerary creator, Varanasi attractions like Ganges River can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create a full Varanasi itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Varanasi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Varanasi by other users

6 days in Varanasi & Bodh Gaya BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Varanasi & Bengaluru BY A USER FROM INDIA February, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Varanasi BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in India BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in Varanasi & Hyderabad BY A USER FROM INDIA August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Uttar Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA January, kids, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in North India BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in India BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA March, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Varanasi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in India & Colombo BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Varanasi BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Varanasi & Darjeeling BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Very peculiar, it must be seen day at dawn and at night with the rites of the safe place there are no robberies, many people
    View original
  • This was one of the places I was looking forward to seeing the most during my tour of India and Nepal with G Adventures. It did not disappoint. It was a truly amazing, spiritual place. If you can do a...  more »
  • A boat ride on the Ganges starting just before sunset was one of the highlights of our recent trip to India. We were enchanted by the Aaarti ceremony with the floating of candles on the water and mesm...  more »
Google
  • Dashashwamedh ghat........ Place of most beautiful GANGA ARTI in banaras
  • Great to see and experience. When the river is in flood sometimes in the monsoon season the boat tours are all cancelled by the authorities for safety reasons eg August 2016
  • Ghato ka raja varansi sp baba
  • Jai ho Ganga Maiya ke. The holiest river of the world, and is addressed as "Ganga Ji" allover
  • One of the peaceful place is beside Maa ganga.