Private Half-Day Walking Tour Of Varanasi Including The Golden Temple

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Overview

This is a 3 hour walking tour of the ancient city of Varanasi which showcases the best of this iconic destination. Walking around the Golden Temple area is unique due to this part of the city being the most important cultural and financial area. The Golden Temple is the most important Shiva temple in all of India. On the way, you will also see historical mosques, hidden alleys, bazaars, ancient Varanasi building architecture, the world's biggest crematorium and local markets.
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Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Free snacks included
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Your tour guide will pick you up at either 6am, for the morning boat ride and walking tour option, or at 4pm, for the walking tour and Ganga Arti ceremony, from your hotel in Varanasi and drive you to Assi Ghat.

From your starting point in  Assi Ghat you will first visit the Bangali Tola, the birthplace of Rani Laxmibai, the queen of the Jhansi State in the 1800's. 

Then you will go to Lonark Kund, a sacred pond in Varanasi where Hindu devotees come to worship, the city of Kurukshetra, and the Harischandra Ghat (Cremation Ghat) to watch the rituals of cremation. 

Then, step into the narrow alleys full of life with their residents, businesses, temples, vegetable vendors, cows and bulls at the Kedar Ghat and the Dashaswamedh Ghat.

Take a break to have somem tea or lassi and some special snacks typical to Varanasi like chaat or other South Indian dishes..

After your break, visit the world-famous Vishwanath Temple or the Annapurna temple before enjoying your time walking down the narrow lanes of Vishwanath Gali, the area near the Golden temple, Khoya Gali and Kachori Gali.

You will walk towards the Mtillanikanka Ghat, also known as the burning ghat for cremation, to enjoy the traditional rituals before returning back to Dashaswamedh Ghat.
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Inclusions for Private Half-Day Walking Tour Of Varanasi Including The Golden Temple

  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks (Lassi/Tea)
  • Private tour
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Exclusions for Private Half-Day Walking Tour Of Varanasi Including The Golden Temple

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Boat Ride
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not recommended for pregnant women

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for participants with back problems

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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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  • I have used many guides in India. Our guide on this tour had such a strong accent, we could not understand his English. Would have been just as well strolling the alleyways and ghats on our own.

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