Half-Day Walking Tour Of Varanasi

4 hr

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Situated on the banks of the River Ganges, Varanasi is considered to be the holiest city of the Hindus. On this walking tour of Varanasi, walk through narrow lanes and crowded markets that almost always lead to a temple. Visit the most famous Kashi-Vishwanath temple, also known as the Golden Temple. Enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges early in the morning or witness the spectacular evening prayers, Ganga Aarti. 

Highlights
• The Ghats...
Situated on the banks of the River Ganges, Varanasi is considered to be the holiest city of the Hindus. On this walking tour of Varanasi, walk through narrow lanes and crowded markets that almost always lead to a temple. Visit the most famous Kashi-Vishwanath temple, also known as the Golden Temple. Enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges early in the morning or witness the spectacular evening prayers, Ganga Aarti. 

Highlights
• The Ghats of the River Ganges
• The lanes and bazaars of Varanasi
• Kashi-Vishwanath Temple, also known as the Golden Temple
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Itinerary Details

If you opt for the morning tour you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the banks of the River Ganges for a boat ride that gives you another perspective of the several ghats, riverfront steps that lead to the river. Should you choose the afternoon tour instead, you will be able to watch the spectacular sight of the evening prayers, Ganga Aarti.

Your walking tour will start at one of the numerous ghats that line the banks of the River Ganges. Walk to Assi Ghat located at the confluence of the River Ganges and River Assi. Visit the Harishchandra Ghat where cremations are held. Most of the other ghats are bathing ghats.

After the tour of the ghats, make your way to the narrow lanes that are lined with shops selling offerings for the Gods and other items used for religious ceremonies. Visit the famous Kashi...
If you opt for the morning tour you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the banks of the River Ganges for a boat ride that gives you another perspective of the several ghats, riverfront steps that lead to the river. Should you choose the afternoon tour instead, you will be able to watch the spectacular sight of the evening prayers, Ganga Aarti.

Your walking tour will start at one of the numerous ghats that line the banks of the River Ganges. Walk to Assi Ghat located at the confluence of the River Ganges and River Assi. Visit the Harishchandra Ghat where cremations are held. Most of the other ghats are bathing ghats.

After the tour of the ghats, make your way to the narrow lanes that are lined with shops selling offerings for the Gods and other items used for religious ceremonies. Visit the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple also known as the Golden Temple because of the gold plating on its tower and dome. The temple is dedicated to God Shiva.

Spend some time exploring the local bazaars and sample some tea or lassi (buttermilk, own expense) at one of the numerous shops along the way.

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Important Details

Included
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Local English speaking guide
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person
  • Morning boat Ride or Evening Ganga Aarti ( as per choice of tour)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point
Your hotel in the city of Varanasi.
05:00 a.m. for tour with boat ride

03:00 p.m. for tour with evening Aarti
Return Details
Same as departure location.
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women and people with back problems.
  • A dress code is required for entering temples. Shorts and sleeveless tops are not permitted. Footwear must be removed outside the temple. Socks are fine, you can keep wearing them.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear walking shoes.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.