Evening aarti in Varanasi  

Varanasi night prayer ceremony also called aarti ceremony is a kind of Hindu way of worship, which is basically an event organized every day to give thanks to river Ganges.

Normally a Hindu worship is done privately, but this worship [aarti] ceremony is done on the riverbank 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. Almost 90 percent of the tourists who comes to Varanasi attend this prayer ceremony for sure. This grand event start time depends on sunset and therefore vary month to month. It goes for 45 minutes and is very engaging. The famous evening prayer ceremony are held at Dasaswamedh Ghat every day. The ceremony takes place on small wooden steps at the edge of the ghat. 7 young priests in vermillion sarong perform a synchronized aarti. It starts with Vedic hymns and as the holy chants reverberate in the air they blow a corn shell. Next is burning of incense sticks while simultaneously ringing prayer bells. As soon as the aarti comes to an end you are approached with the holy flame and plate full of flowers. The ceremony marks an end when priest pours water in the river and chant prayers. This is followed by people offering lamps and flowerpots 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. Best way to see this night prayer [aarti] ceremony is from boat. That is why we reserve a private rowing boat for our every guest, which enables them to capture the best sights of this grand ceremony.

This is a completely private tour and therefore you [Along with your travel partners] only will be participating in this tour.

How much this sunrise evening aarti tour in Varanasi cost? 

  •      INR 3200 per person (1 PAX)
  •      INR 2250 per person (2-3 PAX)
  •      INR 1650 per person (4-5 PAX)
  •      INR 1200 per person (6 and above PAX)

What these above prices includes:

  • Personal Varanasi guide for Evening prayer ceremony [For safe and trusted trips we provide central Govt approved guides].
  • private chairs in a private balcony with best view of aarti ceremony 
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle and driver for pick-up and drop off to and from your booked Hotel.
  • Sealed 01 Liter mineral water bottle per person.


  • Tip
  • Food
  • Everything which is not mentioned in in inclusions

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