Every evening, as dusk descends, it is time for the Ganga Aarti to be performed at the Varanasi. An aarti is a devotional ritual that uses fire as an offering. The offering is made to the Goddess Ganga, also affectionately referred to as Maa (Mother) Ganga, goddess of the most holy river in India. It is is performed on a stage by a group of young pandits, all draped in saffron colored robes with their worship plates spread out before them. It commences with the blowing of a conch shell, and continues with the waving of incense sticks in elaborate patterns and circling of large flaming lamps that create a bright hue against the darkened sky. The movement of the lamps, held in the pandits, hands, is tightly synchronizing to the rhythmic chants of hymns and clang of cymbals. The heady scent of sandalwood thickly permeates the air. The best and effective way of seeing it is by boat from the river. Alternatively, many shops in the vicinity hire their balconies out to tourists. This Varanasi tour package is a must take when you are in this holy city.
Schedule: Pick-up from the hotel 01 hour prior of Sunset.
USD [$]: 80 Per Group up to 02 Persons. Any additional person will be charged USD 10 per/person.
Professional Varanasi tour guide [For safe and trusted trips we provide central Govt approved guides]. Boat ride [An exclusive rowing boat]. Transport [A Chauffer Toyota Innova for hotel pick-up and drop]. Sealed 01 Liter mineral water bottle per person.