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Ganga Aarti Spiritual Walking Tour
Activities in Rishikesh

Ganga Aarti Spiritual Walking Tour

  • English English
  • 2 hours

Discover why people from all over the world come to Rishikesh on this spiritual walking tour of the yoga capital. You'll get to experience the sacred Hindu Aarti rite performed on the banks of the Ganges.

Itinerary

Start your spiritual walking tour of Rishikesh at the Sita Rham Dham temple. From there, you'll walk over to the Shri Trayambakeshwar, one of the city's most iconic sights and one of India's most important temples dedicated to Shiva - the perfect place to learn all about the context and philosophy of the Hindu religion thanks to your expert guide. Open your mind to the idea of a spiritual journey as you visit more of the sacred sites of this Himalayan pilgrimage centre.

Continue strolling along the banks of the Ganges to the hanging bridge of Lakshman Jhula, from which you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the multi-tiered Trayambakeshwar temple. Discover the riverside ashrams and ghats that are flocked to by people from all over the world to practice yoga, relax, meditate and connect with one of the most mystical places on the planet.

You'll finish your spiritual walking tour back at the Trayambakeshwar Temple, where you'll experience the Aarti ceremony on the banks of the Goddess Ganga, as the holy river is known in Hinduism.

This ancient ritual, performed every night without fail and of great importance to the Hindu religion, involves making an offering to one or more deities, like Shiva, Vishnu or Ganesh. Lamps and incense sticks are lit, and pandits, Hindu priests, chant, sing and dance around the flames. A truly unforgettable insight into this fascinating ancient religion.

Price

Adults Children under 4 years old
US$ 11.30
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 11.3
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

2 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Local professional English speaking guide.

Hot drink in a traditional cafe.

Plate of Prasada.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (5:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 11.30
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Sita Ram Dham.

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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