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Cultural Walking Tour of Varanasi

 Varanasi    2 Hours 50 people interested today
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2 Hours
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2 to 15 people
English & Hindi
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Overview

Varanasi is considered as the spiritual capital of India, witness all the famous attractions of the city on this 2-hour walking tour.

Highlights

  • Visit the famous Shiva temple of Varanasi, one of holiest of Shiva temples.
  • Understand the story behind the rituals performed at the ghats on the bank of river Ganga.
  • Take a stroll around the famous buildings & narrow lanes of markets.

 

Detailed Overview

Varanasi is called the Spiritual Capital of India. It has the most sacred temples & ghats. Ghats in Varanasi are riverfront steps leading to the banks of the River Ganga. The city has 88 ghats. Most of the ghats are bathing and puja ceremony ghats, while two ghats are used exclusively as cremation sites. Most Varanasi ghats were built after 1700 AD when the city was part of Maratha Empire. Many ghats are associated with legends or mythologies while many ghats are privately owned. In this tour, we will visit the famous ghats & also the most famous Shiva temple.  

 

Itinerary

  • The guests are required to report at the hotel Ganges Grande, Godowlia Chowk by 10:00 am OR 4:00 pm.
  •  Start the tour after a quick briefing session with the guide. 
  • We will begin the tour by visiting the holy Shiva temple & wooden temple which is also known as mini Khajuraho built in Nepali style of architecture.
  • We will visit Manikarnika ghats, holiest among the sacred riverfronts, where people believe that they would attain moksha/ salvation if a person is cremated there.
  • We will stroll around the famous buildings & narrow lanes of markets.
  • We will end the tour after 2 hours by visiting old & spectacular Ghat which is located on the bank of river Ganga

Basic Details

Start Point
Hotel Ganges Grand
Start time
10:00 am 4:00 pm
Category
Walking ToursFamily-friendlyCultural & Theme ToursTours & Sightseeing
Trip Code
O793A2171

Inclusions

  • Service of a knowledgeable guide.
  • Tips & recommendations.

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up or drop off.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

Important Info

  • All guests are requested to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses/sunscreen, umbrella, hats or scarf and camera if interested in photography.
  • Children of 0-4 years of age (accompanied by an adult) are allowed to join for free.
  • Tour involves a moderate amount of walking.
  • The guests are requested to bring the following during the tour - Water bottle, camera and its accessories to you enjoy photography, sunglasses, sunscreen and umbrella (in case of rainy season or summers).

Cancellation

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 24 hour
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Hotel Ganges Grande, Godowlia Chowk
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₹ 600 (18% OFF)
₹ 490 Per Person
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₹ 490
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Next Available: 18 Nov
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