Private Riverside Walking Tour to Varanasi Temples
Varanasi which is mentioned as Kashi in the sculptures is less as a city and more of an emotion. It is a paragon of Indian culture, philosophy, traditions and spiritual ethos since times immemorial. It is among the Sapta Puris, meaning seven sacred cities of Ancient India. The city is located on the banks of river Ganga which is the sacred river of India Shiva who is the supreme God. This collectively makes Kashi an immortal destination.
This tour takes you across the city, throwing further light on one of the main deities of Hinduism, whom Shaivites worship as the supreme god. Take a walk with our guide through the riverside of Ganga and experience the pilgrim side of the city giving a glimpse of how backpackers travel through the streets. Indulge in a short walking tour that takes through the city of Shiva (the supreme god).
Explore the various hidden temples, Bengali Tola, Goddess Kali and the Dashashwamedh ghat where the tour ends.
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What's included :
- Services of English speaking guide
What's excluded :
- Pick up & drop from hotel
- Meals & Drinks
- Personal expense & tips
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
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.
Legend also states that the famous Indian poet-saint, Tulsi Das had written the popular epic the Ramcharitmanas on the banks of Assi Ghat.
It is believed that Goddess Durga, after killing the asuras, Shumbha-Nishumbha, had thrown her sword at a place, which resulted in the origin of a huge stream, known as Assi River.
These Ghats are also famous for Aghori baba's who have in-depth knowledge of Tantrik information. This walk will give a light study of the Tantra for guests who want to have a deeper look at the Tantrik worship.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh
Visit the oldest still intact Shiva temple in the city. Walk through the small lanes witnessing the culture of the city.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Bengali Tola Post Office, Jangamwadi Rd, Near Ma Kali temple, Jangambari, Bangali Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
Once in the city, the visitors will get to explore various shades of the city. From temples to colorful streets, local delicacies to accessories and different cultures, the city has all. After visiting some of the oldest temples, visit the neighboring small town of Bengali known as Bengali Tola. Get a closer look at their day to day life and get to interact with then to get a deeper look in their cultures.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Dasaswamedh Ghat Road Bangali Tola, Varanasi 221001 India
Dashashwamedh Ghat is the main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganga River. It is located close to Vishwanath Temple and is probably the most spectacular ghat. It is also embankment of the Ten-Horse Sacrifice and geographic center of the riverside considered to be created by Lord Brahma himself to welcome Lord Shiva.
Duration: 20 minutes
Departure Point :Assi ghat, Shivala, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- 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
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- 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.