Immerse yourself in Varanasi's essence. 2 Days Tour

Duration: 2 days
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi
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  • 2 days
  • Varanasi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

If you have two days to experience Varanasi this program is perfectly adapted to your needs!
From morning to night, for two full days, we will be your host, friend and guide, and together we will visit the most emblematic places of the city, known and unknown places, temples, bazaars, markets, ceremonies and rituals, stories and tales ... We will discover corners and alleys that are not in the guides and others that are not easily accessible to the public. Touring the city in our company you will feel at home. Are you coming with us?

Itinerary

Day 1: Insights Northern part of Kashi

Stop At: Manikarnika Ghat, Ghasi Tola Road, Varanasi 221001 India
We will start our tour at Manikarnika, where death is celebrated. Above the main burning ghat of Varanasi, one of the holiest cremation sites along the Ganges River, from the best place to observing and photographing, I will explain to you in detail about the Hindu sacred rituals of death.
From there, we will head to the old town to discover the small and colourful alleys of the center, historical palaces, sacred temples, traditional ashrams, Mosque, bazaar and local markets...
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Meer Ghat, Lahori Tola, Varanasi 221001 India
Time for lunch! it's time to regain strength after a long walk… I will recommend you a good place for taste a yummy Indian meal or for drinking the best lassi of the city. When your stomach gets happy I will bring you on our next stop: A boat ride on sunset. Light and ghats at that hour are a dream, you will enjoy witnessing local life and photographing the historical palaces and temples on the banks of the river under the magical light as evening falls. A gorgeous experience for your senses is waiting for you!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Dasaswamedh Ghat Road Bangali Tola, Varanasi 221001 India
We will finish the day with one of the most spectacular sights in Varanasi by boat: The Ganga Aarti Ceremony. This is a godly spiritual ritual on the banks of the Ganges River. There, seven Hindu priests celebrate a beautiful and sacred ritual in honor of Mother Ganges, accompanied by songs of praise and surrounded by thousands of pilgrims who come from far every evening in order to get the Goddess’s blessing who its believed that pours on each individual present there when the ritual is completed.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Insights Southern part of Kashi

Stop At: Dasaswamedh Ghat Road Bangali Tola, Varanasi 221001 India
We will start our day, before dawn rise with a boat ride from Varanasi's main and busiest ghat: Dashashwamedh. You will feel overwhelmed by the beauty of the sunrise and the magic light that bathes the historical palaces and temples on the banks, enjoying for sure witnessing local life and photographing the vibrant activity, full of colour and tradition, on the ghats: pilgrims and locals taking the sacred bath, praying, doing ceremony, doing laundry. Shadus, Babas… A gift for senses!
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Banaras Ghats, Varanasi 221002 India
After taking a short nap at your hotel or getting fresh energy from a hearty breakfast, we will experience a memorable journey through the southern part of the city in a combination of walking and Temple Tour. Walking through the alleys, from north to south, we will immerse ourselves in the busy local life, we will closely observe the rituals and traditional trades that still persist and visit the most important temples of the city as well: the Durga Temple, the Sankat Mochan (Monkeys's Temple), the Nepal Temple (Kathwala Temple), Shibala Temple, Lorark Kund Temple...
After that, and before evening falls, I will take you to our next stop: the traditional silk weaving town by tuk tuk. There we will explore the Muslim area, learn about silk weaving and observe what the creation process is like and the beautiful final silk products (saris, scarves, ...)
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Dashashwamedh Ghat, Dasaswamedh Godowlia, Bharuch 392001 India
And in order to finish the day in the best way what better than doing it getting the Goddess’s blessing in The Ganga Aarti Ceremony? This Ceremony is a shining beacon of devotion and bliss that makes experiencing the divinity in and around. Since ages, no day has gone by when the holy Ganga River has not been adored. It is one of the must-see activities included in every traveller’s itinerary, and people from all walks of life visit the city with the desire of beholding the Ganga Aarti. This time we'll do it from a different spot perfect for taking the best photos.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Boat ride
  • Arrival-Departure transportation to the airport
  • Whenever you need a break, we can enjoy a chai, a lassi or a mineral water
  • Entry/Admission - Manikarnika Ghat
  • Entry/Admission - Meer Ghat
  • Entry/Admission - Dasaswamedh Ghat
  • Entry/Admission - Dashashwamedh Ghat

Exclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Tips
  • Entry/Admission - Banaras Ghats
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Departure Point

Hotel Ganges Grand - Varanasi, Front Of Marwari Hospital Building, D-37/47 Godowlia Crossing, Dashashwamedh Ghat Rd, Harha, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
Traveler pickup is offered
"by phone call or message"

Airports

  • Varanasi Airport, Varanasi India


Departure Time

05:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

2 days

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

User's Reviews

raphaelle44

20 Oct, 2022

What a great time with Cristoforo! We’ve visited Varanasi during 2 days with him : the gaat, secrets spot, boat on Ganga. He was so much more than a travel guide, we learn a lot with him Thanks for this amazing experience Cristo

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