Heritage City Walk
Since Varanasi is a city of ghats,alleys and temples it is not possible for somebody from outside to really know the hidden gems of Varanasi (like a street dentist or a open court clay gym, which the traditional way of staying fit in Varanasi) without a professional guide. Places like these can only be accessed with a guide who is knowledgeable as well as passionate to show Varanasi like we do.
per adult from
1 to 4 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Bottled water
- Private transportation
What's excluded :
- Alcoholic Beverages
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
This is a walk which covers both the southern as well as the northern part of the Heritage city of Varanasi.
The walk begins from southern most embankment of the Ganga River, passing through, holy Ponds, sacred temples, on to the landscape of mystical 16th Century Poet Goswami Tulsidas, who is the re-teller of the holy Hindu epic RAMAYAN. We will make a visit to a sacred well, the water from this well is believed to possess the powers to treat infertility.
The walk continues through the courtyards of Muslim silk weavers, who have been hand-weaving, the beautiful and intricately designed Silk Saris/Scarves since centuries in their ancestral houses. We continue our walk on to the Bengali Tola, a suburb of Bengali community, leading you on to see some of the very unique features of the life of Varanasi.
Showing you the spiritual bathing site of Dassaswamedh, our walk will take you to the northern part through narrow and puzzling Alley Ways, where most of the tourist get confused to make their way through. We feel that the best way to see these Alley Ways is to go and get lost in to them. We will take you through the city of Light, the cosmic center of Kashi (spiritual name of Varanasi), the Lord Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple) which is believed to hold the first of the twelve Jyotirlingas (Sacred Light of Life) of the universe. Winding through the fascinating, colorful and buzzing markets and shops, you will visit Manikarnika Ghat, known as MAHASHAMSAN, where the funeral fire continues throughout the 24 hours, and makes it a place to learn about the life and death and as to why even the death is celebrated in Varanasi. Here you will come to understand the philosophy of Varanasi and its contribution to the Indian spiritual life. In the end, you will visit the old magnificent Mosque on the river side, which was built by the Mughals.
The walk takes approx 5 hours and can be taken up anytime between 8.00 to 16.00 hrs. If you have any specific time preferences we will try our best to adjust the walk as per your specific time requirements. The cost, including pick up from your hotel, is INR 2000 per person (1-2 persons), INR 1800 per person (3-4 persons) and INR 1600 per person ( 5 or more persons). You will need to carry your Passport for the entry in to the Golden Temple. This walk also includes 2-3 stop overs for some rest, and complimentary Tea/Coffee, Lassi, Sweets and Snacks break.
Duration: 4 hours
Departure Point :Girja Ghar Chauraha, Girja Ghar, Sidhgiribagh, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
Traveler pickup is offered
Guests can let us know there hotel details or pickup locations and we can arrange a pickup for them.Airports
- Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Shahganj, District, Babatpur, Uttar Pradesh 221006, India
Departure Time :Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/7/2019 - 7/26/2022
Monday - Sunday: 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.