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Varanasi Cultural Walking Tour

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  • Free Cancelation - 72 Hrs Notice
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  • 2 Hrs Duration
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  • Discover local beliefs about life, death, and history in this unforgettable walking tour of Varanasi and its religious culture
  • Listen to great stories of the city’s history, culture and life from your English-speaking guide
  • Explore the hidden gems of Old Kashi and find unusual wares and trinkets in the market
  • Stop at places off the beaten path along with the must visit attractions, century old buildings and more

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There is a reason that travelers come to Varanasi, and it's to experience the rich spiritual culture that resides in the city. Your English-speaking guide will take you on an unforgettable tour of the most noteworthy temples and spiritual sites in the area. Upon meeting your guide, you first head to the local Shiva Temple in order to offer prayers. Called the Kashi Vishvanath Temple, this temple stands at the holy river Ganga, and one of the holiest of India's Shiva temples. This is followed by a visit to another temple, the Mini Khajuraho. This very old and beautiful temple is famous for the incredible woodwork made by highly skilled craftsmen. From here you'll visit the oldest buildings around Varanasi, marveling at their architecture and hearing colorful history behind them and the people who had lived within them. Your walk will takr you to Manikarnika Ghat, one of the holiest of the riverfronts along the sacred Ganga River. Believed to be where human souls are saved, elderly individuals all over India make a pilgrimage to this holy temple in order to spend the last of their days taking in the blessings of the ghat. You next head to the Man Singh Observatory, built in the 1700s with incredible views of the river from its vantage point. You get time to shop, if you prefer, after this stop, as you head to a local traditional market, the Old Kashi. It's a great place to buy some local wares, mementos, and more. Your tour ends with a prayer for life, as you head to Lolark Sasthi, where hundreds of thousands of female devotees visit the pond and immerse themselves into a sacred pond. The waters, it is believed, will help a woman conceive. It's the perfect end to a cultural tour that maps out life in Varanasi.

ganges river
Discover spirituality and culture in Varanasi
local ghats
Stop at sacred riverfronts (ghats) and learn of their spiritual significance
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Walk the colorful streets and see the locals going about their everyday lives
man singh observatory
Head off the beaten paths and uncover hidden gems and wonderful sites, like the Man Singh Observatory
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Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 10:00am/5:00pm meet guide at the meet up location
  • Visit the Shiva Temple first to offer prayers
  • Next visit the Mini Khajuraho temple, a replication of the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu
  • See the most prominent, century old buildings and hear the local stories
  • Walk to the Manikarnika Ghat, holiest among the sacred river fronts alongside River Ganges
  • Head to Masonry observatory (Man Singh Obervatory), one of the only five built in India
  • Shop at the old local market of Old Kashi (optional)
  • 12:00pm/7:00pm Visit Lolark Kund, a religious place of great significance where couples bathe and pray to have children
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Children aged 0-5 are allowed to participate in the tour free of cost. Children above the age of 5 need to purchase a regular ticket.
  • Shoes have to be removed outside temples however socks may be worn
  • It is recommended that participants wear comfortable footwear. This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or individuals who use a wheelchair
  • Guests must be modestly dressed for the tour and must be well covered before entering the temples
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  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • Voucher is valid only on date and time specified

Meet Up Information:

  • Time: 10:00am/5:00pm
  • Location: Outside Hotel Ganges Grand, Godowlia Chowk
  • Address: 37/47 D, Godowlia Crossing, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001

How To Get There:

  • You can reach the meet up location using auto rickshaw/cycle rickshaw services from anywhere in Varanasi
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 72 hours prior to the activity
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