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See Varanasi on foot during a 4-hour walking tour with dinner in one of the world’s oldest living cities. Stroll through narrow lanes of markets like Dal Mandi, the Chowk and Vishwanath Gali, which carry silk, ceremonial items, snacks, and much more. Discover the spiritual importance of the famous Ganges River (Ganga) while watching the evening aarti ceremony, and top off the tour with dinner at a restaurant that overlooks the Ganges.

Highlights

  • 4-hour walking tour with dinner, in Varanasi
  • See the markets up close while walking through the bustling lanes
  • View the beautiful aarti ceremony at Dasawamedha Ghat on the Ganges River
  • Learn about Hindu prayer rituals
  • Have dinner in a restaurant near the Ganges River

What You Can Expect

Evening Excursion: Ganga River Walking Tour with Dinner Overlooking the River in Varanasi

Enjoying lassi drink

Make your own way to the meeting point on Luxa Road to begin your 4-hour walking tour of Varanasi.

Follow your guide through narrow alleys to Dal Mandi, a wholesale market of puja (Hindu ceremonial) goods and silk garments, then continue through the kite market. Check out the vendors in the bustling lanes around the Chowk and Vishwanath Gali. While exploring, your guide selects classic snacks for you to taste. You might sample seasonal treats like malaiyo (flavorful foamed milk) or malai puri (a pancake-like sweet) accompanied by a lassi drink.

Leave the shops for the Dasawamedha Ghat where you experience one of the most spectacular sights in Varanasi, the evening aarti. See glowing lamps and incense smoke, hear the chanting of mantras, and watch the priests make offerings of flowers and floating lamps to the Ganges River.

When the ceremony ends, your guide take you to a rooftop restaurant that overlooks the Ganges. Have dinner there and wind down your enchanting 4-hour tour.

Your tour ends at the restaurant. Your guide can help you to catch a taxi back to your hotel or offer suggestions for further exploring Varanasi on your own at night.

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