4-Hour Guided Food Tour Through The Narrow Lanes In Varanasi

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Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, situated on the western banks of the Ganges River and one of the seven sacred cities of Hinduism. Varanasi has the finest river frontage in India, with miles of ghats (steps leading to the river waters) for religious bathing, and an array of shrines and temples. Dashashwamedha ghat is the main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganga river, which you will be visiting for the culinary experience. The lively and labyrinthine Varanasi streets, famous for their hidden historical gems are also home to some of the most delectable desserts and street foods. In this 4-hour tour, you will be guided through the by-lanes to the best of the food joints such as Kachauri Gali, Blue Lassi, Deepak Tambul Bhandar, Deena Chat Bhandar.

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Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
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The winding lanes of Varanasi are lined with shops and spicy eateries. The food is a significant part of Varanasi’s religion and culture. Most of the local favorite food joints lie near the ghat or in the jumble of narrow lanes that run behind them.This tour takes you through colorful markets of Varanasi along with many bends and turns of lanes.

Meet your guide at the Saint Thomas Church at 4pm and proceed to your first stop to Deena Chat Bhandar, where you will try the mouth-watering Tamatar (tomato) Chat - a mix of finely chopped tomatoes, boiled potatoes, onions, gingers, coriander leafs and peas.

Then, move ahead to Kachauri Gali, one of the famous landmarks, sought after for hot Kachoris (a deep fried flaky pastry filled with a spicy mix of lentils, potato, split green gram and a lot more). It is served with flavorful gravy and chutney along with Jalebi, and tastes best when hot and crispy.

Next, you can try Baati Chokha, a dough ball made up of whole wheat flour and stuffed with roasted chickpea flour mixed with herbs and spices. It is a treat worth every single penny. On this tour, you'll visit the Blue Lassi shop where you can wash things down by drinking a variety of Lassi (yogurt-based drink). Your taste buds are sure to be delighted when you sample some sweet, creamy desserts like Kalakand, Maalpua, and Peda.

For a final mouth adventure, Varanasi is renowned for their high-quality Paan (mouth-chews), a betel leaf filled with spices, areca nut, lime paste and much more. You can’t experience a food tour in Varanasi without having a mouthful of Varanasi Paan. Sample some Paan at Deepak Tambul Bhandar.

After the gastronomical walk, it is time for a spiritual adventure. You'll head to Dashashwamedha ghat to witness the grand spectacle of an evening Ganga Aarti ceremony. The aarti starts around 6:30pm, and lasts about 45-minutes to 1-hour. You will see priests performing a well-choreographed worship ritual dedicated to Mother Ganga (Ganges). Drums and cymbals are played, floating oil lamps and flowers are offered to the holy river. A lifetime of an experience, Ganga aarti is sure to leave you bedazzled.

This tour ends at its original meeting point. Go back and recollect the memories of an amazing tour you had, none that can find a match.
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Inclusions for 4-Hour Guided Food Tour Through The Narrow Lanes In Varanasi

  • English speaking guide
  • Food as per itinerary 
  • Mineral water 
  • Evening Ganga Aarti
  • Heritage walk 
  • Photography 
  • Dashashwamedh ghat
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Exclusions for 4-Hour Guided Food Tour Through The Narrow Lanes In Varanasi

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refusal of entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A maximum of 12 people per booking

This tour may be shared with other travelers

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

A moderate amount of walking is involved

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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