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

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Morning departure between 5-7am Evening departure between 3-5pm
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located hotel or accommodation in Varanasi
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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 areais unique due to this part of the city being the mostimportant 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.


  • 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 at4pm, for the walking tourand 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 theBangali Tola, the birthplace of Rani Laxmibai, the queen of the Jhansi State in the 1800's.

Then you will go toLonark 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.


Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off( By Guide) - No transportation cost included.

Bottled water

Snacks (Lassi/Tea)

Private tour


Food and drinks, unless specified

Transportation to/from attractions

Boat Ride

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Traveler Reviews

  • 19-Feb-2017

    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.