Evening Excursion: Ganga River Walking Tour With Diner Overlooking The River In Varanasi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    4pm
  • Departure Details :
    PDR Mall Box Office on Luxa Road
  • Return Details :
    Dolphin Restaurant at Rashmi Guest House, above Man Mandir Ghat

Overview

Take a tour through Varanasi, one of the worlds oldest living cities, and along one of the worlds most revered rivers. Youll follow the path of the famous Ganga River on this evening walking tour. The Ganga River, or called Ganges, runs through the veins of Varanasi. Even locals regularly call out har-har Gange, meaning long live Ganga, and in the evening locals flock to the ghats to release lanterns and flowers into the water. Follow Varanasis veins straight to her heart on this spiritual tour of an ancient city.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Dinner included
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Get ready to absorb Varanasis energy, meeting your local guide and a small group at the PDR Mall Box Office on Luxa Road at 4pm. Be sure to dress modestly and wear comfortable shoes. Youll follow lively streets to Dal Mandi, where silk and ceremonial items are for sale, and continue toward the colorful kite market, and Chowk and Vishwanath Gali shopping areas, the citys largest silk markets, learning about silks importance for religious ceremonies. As you explore, youll taste included snacks, like malaiyo, a winter treat, or malai puri, a fried sweet pancake, and lassi, a tasty yogurt drink. Youll wander to Dashashwamedh Ghat for evening Aarti, a spectacular ceremony where hundreds of people gather as candles flicker, smoke rises, incense wafts, and priests chant. You may be mesmerized as pilgrims offer flowers and candles to the river. As the ceremony concludes, youll walk along the serene bank of the Ganges, arriving at Dolphin Restaurant above Man Mandir Ghat for and included rooftop dinner with a glowing river view. Your evening will end at about 8pm, and your guide can help arrange a taxi to your hotel, or make recommendations about seeing more of Varanasi by night.

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Refreshment
  • One bottle of mineral water
  • Dinner

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is excluded
  • Additional items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A small group of a maximum of 12 people

Minimum age is six years

Note that the city of Varanasi is traditional and conservative, and you will be attending a religious ritual; therefore, we recommend modest clothing. Please also wear comfortable walking shoes.