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Private Riverside Walking Tour to Varanasi Temples

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  • 3 hr

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.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Assi Ghat

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

Visit the oldest still intact Shiva temple in the city. Walk through the small lanes witnessing the culture of the city.

Duration: 20 minutes

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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

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