Guided tour

Walking Tour of Varanasi

Activity provider: INDIATOR
Guided tour

Walking Tour of Varanasi

Activity provider: INDIATOR

From US$ 23 per person

Experience the charm of Varanasi at its best with a walking tour through its narrow lanes in the inner city. Explore the hidden streets with a local tour guide and see the lifestyle, culture, tradition and more of this magical town.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Walk through the alleys of Varanasi and experience local life
  • Explore the streets with compactly built houses and popular shops
  • See the ancestral homes untainted by the modernizing world
  • Take a peek at the roots of the city with a tour guide
Full description
Take a three hour private walking tour of the back streets of Varanasi. The tour begins with a pickup from your hotel lobby at 10:00 AM, at which time you will be driven to the heart of the city, in a residential area where your walking tour will start with a guide. Wander through the oldest markets and charming alleys of Varanasi. The city is sectioned into several areas which are distinguished according to their speciality. See the typical way of living of the locals in the narrow lanes, so small, there is barely space to walk! You will see the tiny apartments stacked one over the other, spilling over with life into the streets. Switch to another area lined with numerous dharamshalas, or public dormitories, offering lodging at low prices to the city visitors. The heavy influx of tourists and devotees owes to the large number of dharamshalas as an inexpensive option to spend your days in Varanasi. Try the famous banarasi paan (a mouth freshener prepared with betel leaves) from one of the kiosk in the market. Enjoy the walk as you witness the untouched charm of the city. After the walking tour you will be dropped safely back at your hotel with chauffeur service.
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Complimentary mineral water
  • Site visits as per itinerary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Any personal expenses during the tour
  • Pickup and drop-off from the airport or railway station is not included

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Interesting city tour with a good guide. The trip was scheduled to last 3 hours, but after 2 hours I was told that the trip was over. Afterwards I walked around myself, and found places that I thought the guide could have spent the last hour showing.

November 5, 2019

October 27, 2022


Product ID: 180665