Discover Varanasi monuments, culture, craft, life of the local people along with local food.
The Experience Varanasi tour is an endeavor to connect the tourist with the city. It aims to acclimatize the Guest with the local culture of Varanasi.
Discover the best of Varanasi in two days. Along with the morning and evening boat rides, you will be able to explore the different religious aspects of the city like Buddhism. Take an insider's look at various wholesale markets in the city, walk through the residential areas of the old town and indulge in some great street food.
10:00 am-01:30 pm. Explore the hidden markets in the old city like Paan (betel leaf), spice, toys, flowers etc. It's a combination of walking tour and cycle rickshaw ride.
01:30 pm to 02:30 pm Lunch break .
02:30 pm - 04:30 pm. Visit the Banaras Hindu University, Durga Temple and the weaver's district & learn the dying art of Silk weaving.
05:00 pm - 07:30 pm. Evening boat ride: Watch the cremations and the famous Ganga Aarti from your private boat. Day ends.
05:30 am - 08:00 am. Morning boat ride - Watch the beautiful sunrise and people taking dip and perform rituals. After the boat ride, watch the Kashi Vishwanath temple from outside.
08:30 - 10:30 am Breakfast and freshen-up.
10:30 am-01:00 pm- Sarnath: Buddha preached his First Sermon here. Visit the main temple and see the fresco work followed by excavated ruins & museum.
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm Lunch break and rest.
04:00 pm- 07:00 pm Food tour. Indulge in some great street food items like- Chat, Mallaiyo, Lassi, Thandai, Banarsi Pan, etc.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel
Duration: 2 days
The tour will start at 10:00 am. I will meet you at your hotel.
Transportation Method: The car used for the tour will either be an AC Toyota Innova (5 seater) or AC Tata Indigo (4 seater) subject to availability.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5000 Indian Rupees - For any kind of personal expenses.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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We highly recommend Kunal! Our daughter who was with had been to Varanasi before, said, "Kunal showed me the authentic Varanasi that I had hoped to see the last time I was here. I really felt like I got to know the soul of the city through the stories he told us and the people he introduced us to. Kunal showed me a Varanasi that I hadn't seen before. Through his tour I got to know a city full of people who call it home. Out of all of the guides I had during the many months in India, Kunal was the best!