Enjoy the walk on the major Ghats of Varanasi along with Holy River Ganges with your personal guide and city expert. Ride on Tuk-Tuk to commute in the holy city crowded with pilgrims is a jaw dropping experience.
What to Expect
Start the day with meeting your guide in the hotel lobby. The guide will assist and arrange for Tuk-Tuk from outside the hotel. Drive in Tuk Tuk from your hotel in Varanasi to one of the vary famous Assi Ghat.
Situated at the confluence of Ganga and Asi rivers, Assi Ghat is the southernmost Ghat in Varanasi, where pilgrims bathe before paying their homage to Lord Shiva in the form of huge lingam situated under a peepal tree. Assi Ghat also constitutes the southern end of conventional city.
Start your walking tour from here with your private guide who will assist to interpret and translate language either side while you enjoy the local interaction with Sadhus, Priests and pilgrims. Enjoy the stories while you walk from one ghat to another. Ghats in Varanasi are riverfront steps leading to the banks of the River Ganges. The city has 87 ghats. Most of the ghats are bathing and puja ceremony ghats, while a few are used exclusively as cremation sites.
Most Varanasi ghats were built after 1700 AD, when the city was part of Maratha Empire. The patrons of current ghats are Marathas, Shindes (Scindias), Holkars, Bhonsles, and Peshwes (Peshwas). Many ghats are associated with legends or mythologies while many ghats are privately owned.
From Dashashwamedh Ghat walk into the streets of old Varanasi to enjoy the hustle -bustle of the crowded bazaars before you take a break at a Silk Shop. Enjoy the demonstration of Silk making, very famous Block Printing and other ancient technique of making fabrics. Your guide will drop you back to the hotel in Tuk Tuk at the end.
- Private guide
- Walking tour on the Ghats of Varanasi
- Ride on Tuk-Tuk
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Visit to Old Bazaars of Varanasi
- Fuel, parking, surcharge and government taxes
Know Before You Go
• Moderate amount of walking involved on uneven road.
• Please dress up appropriate, keep your shoulders and knees covered.
• Carry a bottle of water as walking in the sun might be exhausting.