Private Walking Tour of Northern Bazaars and Varanasi Alleys

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi
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  • 3 hours
  • Varanasi
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  • Cancellable

Overview

This tour takes you across the city of Varanasi like a local. Every aisle of this city has a different tale of its own. It's said that it’s the gallis (lanes) of Varanasi, too narrow for traffic roads is something that holds the charm of the old city. Don’t worry about getting lost because sooner or later you will end up in front of the river or on the main street. Feel free to pick up some souvenirs as you enjoy the streets of Varanasi. Walkthrough the main chowk often known as the traditional business square of the city and peep inside the shops and lives of people of Thatheri Bazaar, the metal crafters’ household goods market. Visit the various Saree shops and don't miss the famous 'Benarasi Saree'. Pay a visit to Panchganga Ghat, the embankment of the Five Rivers and if there is time the walk concludes at the temple to the fearsome Kal Bhairava aspect of Shiva, where locals and pilgrim alike pay their respect to the deity as the Eternal Judge of the City.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Assi Ghat, Sdkfjl, Varanasi 221005 India

Welcome to one of the most sacred places for Hinduism, Assi Ghat is the southernmost Ghat in Varanasi, situated at the assemblage of Ganges and Assi rivers. This ghat is a sacred place as pilgrims offer prayers to a huge Shiva lingam placed under a peepal tree after bathing in the river.The guests meet our representative at this point where they will be lead to the old town for shopping.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh

Old town of Varanasi - The city of temples is as old as our Indian Mythology. The city still hold its old cultural alleys and stall owners who have not moved from their selling places since years.The guide will take you through these alleys and help our guests shop the best local items from these markets.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India

Thatheri Market - Thathera literally meaning 'smith' is a market that is famous for Metal and Brass Work. The locality has a large number of brass smiths that gives the market its name. A range of metalwork techniques has been perfected here to produce household objects and images of gods and goddesses.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Panchganga Ghat, Varanasi India

It is one of the famous of the 88 ghats in Varanasi which is the embankment of the Five holy Rivers. The five holy rivers are the Ganges, Saraswati, Yamuna, Kirana, and Dhupapapa.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: raaj tea shop, dalhetta kaal bhairav mander, Punjab National Bank, Bisweshwarganj, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India

If there is time the walk concludes at the temple to the fearsome Kaal Bhairava Temple which is one of the ancient temples of Lord Shiva that can be found in Varanasi. This temple has a strong link with the history and culture of the city.

Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions
  • Services of English Speaking Guide

Exclusions
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Personal and Shopping Expense
  • Meals and Drinks
  • Pick and drop services from the hotel
  • 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
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Departure Point

Assi ghat, Shivala, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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

Duration

3 hours

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

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