Experience Varanasi Tour: 3 Days Private Guided Tour

Duration: 3 days
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi
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  • 3 days
  • Varanasi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Experience Varanasi program is an endeavor to connect the tourist with the city.  It aims to acclimatize the Guest with the local culture of Varanasi.. Along with the morning and evening boat rides, you will be able to explore the different religious aspects of the city like Hinduism and Buddhism. Take an insider's look at various wholesale markets in the city like flowers, spices, paan (betel leaf). Walk through the residential areas of the old town, visit few temples and an ashram and indulge in some great local food.

Day 1.

Your guide will meet you at your hotel for the tours.

03:00 pm -05:00 pm 

Bengali Tola Walk: Walk through the narrow alleys of Varanasi is a rich cultural walk which takes you through the heart of the residential areas in the old city. Visit a temple, a private residence and an ashram.

05:00pm-07:00 pm 

Evening Boat Ride: Go for a evening  boat ride by the sunset and witness the activities by the river side in the evening, watch the cremation at Manikarnika Ghat from the boat. Finally stop at Dasaswamedh Ghat to enjoy the Ganga Aarti ceremony from your private boat. 

Day 2.

10:00 am-01:00 pm Northern Bazaar Walk explore a variety of wholesale markets for Paan (betel leaf), spice, artificial jewelry, flowers, etc. Walking through the narrow alleys of these markets with a variety of smell and vision gives a phenomenal experience to the Guest. 

01:00 pm -02:30 pm Lunch break.

02:30 pm-04:30 pm City Tour Visit the famous Banaras Hindu University. Ranked among the top three university in India, visit the New Kashi Vishwnath Temple inside the campus, Durga Temple and Bharat Mata Temple (Mother India Temple).

04:30 pm-07:30pm Flavors of Varanasi Tour Experience the city while walking with all your senses and soak up the colors, sounds, sights, aromas and taste.  The streets have a wide range of eateries all offering delectably scrumptious food that is sure to suit every traveler’s appetite. You can indulge in some great street food items like- Banarsi Chat, Chicken Tikka, Lassi, Chura Matar Mallaiyo, Banarsi Pan etc. Your guide will take you to 5-6 popular street food joints in the old city followed by a restaurant for the main course dinner.

Day 3

05:30 am-08:00 am Morning Boat Ride. Return to the river at sunrise, when its banks are alive with the multitude of worshipers who come to immerse themselves honoring life’s milestones as they face the rising run. A rowing boat ride at dawn along the Ganges is a quintessential Varanasi experience. The early-morning light is particularly inspiring, and all the colour and clamour of pilgrims bathing and performing puja unfolds before you.  

08:00 am - 10:00 am Breakfast and rest.

10:30 am-01:00 pm- Sarnath: Lord Buddha preached his First Sermon here. All is Sorrow. This is known in the Buddhist world as the turning of the religious wheel (Dharma-Chakra Pravartana). Sarnath remained an active center of Buddhism up to the end of the twelfth century. Centers of learning arose and many sects and sub-sects flourished here, until the Moslems plundered and raised it to the ground.Visit the main temple and see the fresco work followed by excavated ruins & museum (The museum closed on Friday). 

Tour ends.

Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Driver
  • Professional guide (For Safe & Responsible tourism we provide only Trained and Licensed Tour Guides from the Ministry of Tourism-Government of India)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Two private boat rides
  • Cost of all food and beverages during the food tour.

Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Tips
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • A maximum of 04 people per booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Return point: Drop-off at Varanasi Airport or Railway Station (As per your flight or train schedule) on Day 3rd

Airports

  • Varanasi Airport, Varanasi India


Ports

  • Varanasi Junction railway station, maa surge balika intermediate collage, Railwayganj Colony, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002, India


Departure Time

03:00 PM

Voucher info

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

Duration

3 days

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Priyasudhir302

21 Nov, 2022

Mr Kunal was not good. He was insensitive to the group’s needs which was informed to him before hand. He made us walk through the narrow by lanes inspire of knowing our health issues, which lead to health issues. Very much unhappy.

Urmi C

05 Nov, 2022

Varanasi was on my list for a long time and doing the trip at this time & with Experience Varanasi was one of the best decisions! We did the 3 day itinerary covering Kashi Vishwanath temple, Annapurna temple, Sankat Mochan, Kal Bhairav temple, new Vishwanath temple in Benaras Hindu University. We also did 2 boat rides - one in the morning to see the sunrise and one in the evening to see the evening Arti at Dashashvamedh Ghat. A visit to Sarnath & Kabir Math added a different experience to the trip. We also went to the weavers district to see how the famous Benaras sarees are made using handloom & powerloom. Ofcourse spent time shopping 😀 To top it all, we also went on a local food tour of all the delicacies the city has to offer - sweet & savoury! Kunal was our guide and I would highly recommend him! Being a local, he knew his way around the narrow lanes, facts about the temples & city in general and also was familiar with best places to eat to be able to give us a full experience of the city! Car sent for our pick up & drop to the airport and also to take us around the city was comfortable and had good drivers. Booking our Varanasi trip through Experience Varanasi was definitely a great decision and would highly recommend them!

819pallavir

03 Nov, 2022

We had an extremely amazing Varanasi tour with a perfect exciting itinerary planned by team Experience Varanasi. Mr. Kunal did a great job in taking us through our ecstasy tour. He explained us about the city.. its heritage and the culture. We started our Varanasi visit taking the blessings of Lord Shiva ,Goddess Vishalakshi and Goddess Annapurneshwari. Next on our agenda was the food tour. Mr. Kunal was very energetic, strolling us through the lanes of Varanasi which motivated us to follow him and complete the planned schedule . We walked through the by lanes and had the taste of the great local food which is another main attraction of the city . Another attraction of the city was the evening boat ride watching the colorfully lit Ghats and the arthi .Also the morning sunrise ,serene calmness of the river and the boat ride drives us into a very different experience. I would like to thank Mr. Kunal and his team who did a great job with all the travel arrangements .Because of their experience in planning such tours, we never felt exhausted as everything was neatly planned being....... a peak season where there were more tourists travelling . We had an overall great tour and a magical experience which we will cherish forever. I would highly recommend people to engage with Experience Varanasi to have a wonderful and the best experience . All the best Mr.Kunal !!! Cheers Pallavi

MichaelS14053

24 Oct, 2022

Lovely city tour with the guide Kunal. I can only recommend you this tour. Even, if you are longer in India like me (5 months, european, age 29) this tour guarantees you a lot of hidden spots which never would cross your mind to go. The tour was well planned (driver was insane and drove us from location to location) and I felt at any time very secure. The tour was adapted at any time to needs and was therefore an amazing Varanasi experience. I just recommend you to book this tour, you would miss a ton of insights if you don't. Thank you very much again Kunal for the great tour.

Michael_S

24 Oct, 2022

Lovely city tour around Varanasi with my guide Kunal. The tour was well planned and at every time very secure. Besides, I got a lot of very intime insights into the real Indian Varanasi and a lot of authentique impressions. During the tour we adapted the tour according to my needs at every time and the accompanying driver was just awesome. I can highly recommend you this tour. Even, if you like me for a longer time in India (5 months) I recommend you to book this tour. Hidden spots are guaranted which never would cross your mind to go. Thank you very much again Kunal for the great experience and all the best.

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