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Varanasi is a city full of temples, with a highly spiritual population visiting them daily. This two hour tour takes you to some of its most famous temples with the help of an English speaking guide to tell you all about the stories behind each one. You'll first be walking in and around the city to see each of the temples. You'll see the Kashi Brahma Khandeshwar Temple, Vishwanath Temple and Pashupatinath Temple, all of which are situated along the holy Ganges River. Each of the temples have deities that are revered within, and you'll learn about how the locals offer prayers and commune with them in the temples. You can enjoy a hot drink as you continue on in the tour, this time to visit the Tark Temple, Sri Kashi Karvat Temple and Kaal Bhairav Temple. There are unique histories behind each of these temples, such as how Karvat Temple's devotees that die within it go straight to heaven, or how in Kaal Bhairav, the most fierce form of Lord Shiva is revered. All of these stories will give you an incredible new viewpoint on how deep and diverse spiritualism runs within Varanasi and India, and truly an eye opening experience.
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Many travelers around the world are drawn to India for its spiritual richness. With an incredible diversity in religious culture and with traditions that so many around the world try to emulate, it's no surprise that right in the heart of Varanasi, you can experience a truly spiritual walking tour. Meet up with your guide outside the Hotel Ganges Grand to begin your tour. Your first stop is to visit one of the many old ghats in the bank of the sacred Ganges River. A ghat is a rivermouth, a wide set of steps that takes you down to the sacred waters. From here, you'll see native rituals and customs being performed on the sacred waters, and discover why these traditions, rituals, and ceremonies are performed in such a way. You then get to enjoy a boat ride on the river itself, where your guide will share a detailed story about the history of Kashi, and the other deities worshipped along the river. You'll tour the ghats that queue the great river, and as you watch the locals perform their rituals and traditions, you'll gain a deeper understanding of what draws them to the waters of the river and why they perform these religious rites. Your tour concludes at the Gondolia Chowk where you come away with new knowledge of spiritual diversity in Varanasi.
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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.
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Embark on a spiritual journey to one of the most sacred places in India - the city of Varanasi. Revered as one of the oldest living cities in the world, experience the rich culture and history surrounding the city that marked its importance in Hinduism and Jainism. Witness the breathtaking sun rising and setting in the the horizon radiating its beauty amongst the colorful buildings, ashrams, and cityscape along the Ganges River. As the sun sets and rises in Varanasi, you will be experiencing 1 of the 5 rituals performed for the worship of the sacred Ganges River called the Ganga Aarti. See groups of young pandits, Brahmins and sadhus, draped in saffron robes waving incense sticks or holding large flaming lamps while exerting intricate and extravagant movements and emitting devotional chants and hymns. After encountering the sacred performance, enjoy a scenic boat ride around Manikarnika Ghat and marvel at the city’s mesmerizing views. Cap off your spiritual adventure with a casual stroll along the various Ghats of Varanasi. Experience a one-of-a-kind discovery and re-discovery of one’s spiritual being by visiting Varanasi, the most divine place in India.
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Embark on a journey to one of the most sacred places in India - the city of Varanasi. Revered as one of the oldest living cities in the world, experience the rich culture and history surrounding the city that marked its importance in Hinduism and Jainism. Witness the breathtaking sunrise on the the horizon as it radiates its light amongst the colorful buildings, ashrams, and cityscape along the Ganges River. As the sun rises in Varanasi, you will be experiencing 1 of the 5 rituals performed for the worship of the sacred Ganges River called the Ganga Aarti. See groups of young pandits, Brahmins and sadhus, draped in saffron robes waving incense sticks or holding large flaming lamps while exerting intricate and extravagant movements and emitting devotional chants and hymns. After encountering the sacred performance, enjoy a morning boat ride around the Ghats of the city and marvel at its mesmerizing views. Cap off your spiritual adventure with a casual stroll along the various Ghats of Varanasi to complete your visit to India’s most divine city.
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US$ 11.79
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