Varanasi Walking Tour

Varanasi : Walking Tour

Varanasi, also known as Kashi and Banaras, is believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city on earth. Situated in Uttar Pradesh on the banks of river Ganga, it is among the most revered religious destinations in India.
Varanasi got its name from two rivers - Varuna and Assi - which meet here. The word Kashi is derived from the word ‘Kas’ which means to shine. Varanasi is famous for the bathing ghats along the banks of river Ganga. Pilgrims throng these Ghats to take a holy dip and rid themselves of sins.
Varanasi has been synonymous with the majestic river Ganga and her numerous rivulets. The Ganga Aarti held every evening at Dasashwamedha Ghat is a sight to behold.
WALK THE TALK: It is not like a usual Varanasi sightseeing where a guide points at things and the tourists listen to narratives and click funny pictures. It is for you to talk to people, ask question- no matter how irrelevant or stupid the questions are. During this Varanasi walking tour, It is imperative to dig out every piece of information that is of your interest.
KNOW & EXPLORE: Walks are slow and subtle. It is for you to explore the place, understand it and finally admire it. The walk has been designed by keeping the virtue of exploration in mind. Your interest may be religion, food, photography, history or culture. It is for you to explore the boundaries of your subject.


Morning Ganges Walk - Varanasi Walking Tour

» Feel like a typical ‘Benarasi’ for the whole course of our Varanasi walking tour.
» Hit the streets, which are free from any vehicular traffic.
» Visit the cremation grounds of Hindus, and understand why people want to spend their last days in Varanasi. This will be one of the best things to do in Varanasi.
» Witness a stepwell for female fertility.
» Get up-close with traditional 'Benarasi' Saree makers.
» Witness how bio-degradable statues are made by the Bengali Community.
» See the life of the boatmen and their lovely boats “Mallah Community”.
» Visit the place where the famous Indian Epic- Ramcharitmanas was written.
» Witness Indian version of Gymnasium and wrestling in ‘Tulsi Akhara’
» Witness the place where Sadhus (Ascetics) live ‘Juna Akhara’
» An accompanying India by Walk's Explorer.
» Varanasi Ganges Walk MAP.
» One bottle of Mineral Water.
» India by Walks Souvenir at the end of the walk.
» Our day tour of Varanasi walking tour is an addition to Varanasi sightseeing. Certainly the best things to do in Varanasi.


Evening Ganges Walk - Varanasi Walking Tour

» Feel like a typical ‘Benarasi’ for the whole course of this day tour of Varanasi.
» Hit the streets, which are free from any vehicular traffic.
» Visit the cremation grounds of Hindus, and understand why people want to spend their last days in Varanasi.
» Witness a stepwell for female fertility during this Varanasi walking tour.
» Get up-close with a revered Sitar Player and his family over a cup of tea and local savories.
» Witness how bio-degradable statues are made by the Bengali Community.
» Visit the main Ghat where the Ganges Aarti is performed.
» Visit the place where the famous Indian Epic- Ramcharitmanas was written.
» Witness Indian version of Gymnasium and wrestling in ‘Tulsi Akhara’.
» Witness the place where Sadhus (Ascetics) live ‘Juna Akhara’.
» An accompanying India by Walks Explorer from the local family.
» Varanasi Ganges Walk MAP.
» One bottle of Mineral Water.
» India by Walks Souvenir at the end of the walk.
» One of the best things to do in Varanasi after Varanasi sightseeing tour or any other day tour of Varanasi.

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