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Immerse yourself in Varanasi's essence. 2 Days Tour

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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 Details

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Day 1 Insights Northern part of Kashi

Stop At: Manikarnika Ghat

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 hour

Stop At: Meer Ghat

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 hour

Stop At: Dasaswamedh Ghat

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

Day 2 Insights Southern part of Kashi

Stop At: Dasaswamedh Ghat

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 hour

Stop At: Banaras Ghats

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 hour

Stop At: Dashashwamedh Ghat

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