Private Varanasi Shopping Experience With Ganga Aarti

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    4:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Varanasi's City hotels only.
    Dates: See Availability
    Return point: Varanasi's City hotels only.
  • Return Details :
    Varanasi's City hotels only.
  • 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.

Overview

A land of intriguing mix, Varanasi also known as Benares or Kashi is colorful, chaotic and full of surprises. The ancient holy city is more than just its religious significance. Varanasi is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world located along the banks of the holy river Ganges, said to be founded by Hindu Lord Shiva and dates back to 5000 years. Varanasi has a rich history of arts and crafts. The famous silk weaving, jewelry making and musical instruments are some of its artistic assets.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Dasaswamedh Ghat Road Bangali Tola, Varanasi 221001 India
After a pick-up from the hotel at 16:00 Hrs. proceed to the Vishwanath Gali. It is the best place for shopping in Varanasi for all the travelers. Look out for exclusive collections of Varanasi such as sarees, dresses, jewelry, handmade items, sweets, music, and more.
Lets also visit a local silk weaving industry and we assure you will learn a lot about the rich past of silk in India.
Take a trip to a local silk weaving unit to witness the fascinating transformation from raw silk to exquisitely embroidered and stunning silk saris and other silk products. The Varanasi sarees are one of the finest in India and are made of finely woven silk and are decorated with intricate gold and zari (brocade) work. This exclusive saree are worn by women in India on the festive and religious occasions.
Silk weaving is an age-old inherited tradition and an intricate craft; it has been a source of income for many families in Varanasi. Watch the highly skilled weavers creating beautiful designs on fine silk fabrics. Intricate motifs such as floral, leaves, net patterns and various others designs are being made to enhance the beauty of these silk products.
Also, visit a local musical instruments shop. Observe the making of traditional instruments tabla and the classical and melodious sitar. Varanasi sells some of finest handmade instruments in India. Owing to the citys antiquity, Varanasi is one of the most important places to observe and learn Indian classical music, as you will see classical music echoes everywhere in this city.
Walk through the narrow lanes to reach out to local eatery joints where you can enjoy the taste of local food and drinks.
Take a tour to the Dashashwamedha Ghat on the banks of Ganga aka Ganges for the evening Aarti prayer rituals to the holy River Ganges. The Aarti ceremony is a spectacular sight with the floating diyas or earthen lamps on the river, the holy chants of the priests and the people, the ringing of bells, the echoing music of the conch shells being played by the priests, and hundreds of spectators spread in and around the river.
Your tour ends after the evening Ganga Aarti. Return to the hotel.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Ganga Aarti, Dashashwamedh ghat Varanasi Dashashwamedh ghat Road, Varanasi India
You will enjoy evening Ganga Aarti
Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Bottled water
  • local Food tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Evening Ganga Arti
  • Private tour
  • All Taxes

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Dress code is smart casual

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate