South Varanasi Heritage Walk Tour

day tour
South Varanasi Heritage Walk Tour
  • Starting from

    USD 35
  • Timings

    03-04 Hours
  • Location

    South Varanasi
  • Highlights

    Assi Ghat, Tulsi Ghat, ‘akharas’, Lolark Kund, House of Goswami Tulsi Das, Attend morning Ganga Aarti at Assi Ghat during Subah-e-Banaras programme & Handloom Weavers’ Colony

South Varanasi Heritage Walk Tour is meant to acquaint a visitor with rich cultural and historical heritage of Banaras. Known as the cultural capital of the Hindus and world’s oldest living city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi is believed to be founded several thousand years back by Lord Shiva. It is believed that Varanasi is city of Lord Shiva. As per Hindu history and mythology, Lord Shiva resided in Banaras. Varanasi is the oldest heritage city in the world. The city is full of culture and heritage. There are so many heritage spots around the city to explore. The city is one of the topmost sacred cities of the country and a major pilgrimage spots for the Hindus and the Buddhists. The presence of the holiest river Ganga, ghats and temples attracts devotees from all across the globe to experience the holy vibe of the city. It is widely believed that if a person dies in Varanasi then he/she attains salvation, gets free from the cycle of life and death, and goes straight away to the heaven. Also, the ashes of the dead person are brought to be immersed in the Ganga in Varanasi to ensure attainment of ‘moksha’ in this way too.

A heritage walk in south Varanasi unfolds various exotic aspects of this part of city to the travellers. It is a private guided tour of southern part of the city. It takes one to all relevant and significant heritage spots. The tour commences at the time of sunrise from Assi Ghat. You will be picked from hotel or place of stay in Varanasi and brought to the start point- Assi Ghat, the southernmost ghat in Varanasi. The first thing to explore on South Varanasi Heritage Walk Tour is to attend morning Ganga Aarti at Assi Ghat, known popularly as Subah-e-Banaras. This is one of the most blissful experiences to take back from Banaras.

The next place to visit is a traditional ‘akhara’. Traditional form of wrestling, called Pahalwani or Kushti, is practised here. The wrestlers are called Pahalwans. Therein lies Tulsi Akhara, one of the oldest ‘akharas’, about 5000 years old. It is really delightful to see the way the young wrestlers get trained. Another significant highlight of South Varanasi Heritage Walk Tour is a visit to the house of great poet, seer and saint Goswami Tulsidas. His house, located above Tulsi Ghat, evokes tremendous interest in the Hindus.

Hereinafter, the next place in the list is Lolark Kund, an ancient step-well. This is a very beautiful step well with a magnificent architectural style. This ancient step-well holds immense religious, historical, architectural and cultural importance among the Hindus.

The last highlight of South Varanasi Heritage Walk Tour is a handloom weaver’s locality. It is another fabulous place to see more about the lives of the local weavers. Finally, when the tour ends at Sonarpura, you will be transferred back to your hotel or place of stay. The tour continues for four hours.

A guide will accompany you throughout the tour to explain the history of every place, monument and cultural activities.

PER PERSON RATES

Vehicle Used Toyota Etios Toyota Etios Toyota Innova Tempo Traveller
No. Of Pax 01 Pax 02 Pax 03- 04 Pax 05- 08 Pax
Per Person USD 105 USD 60 USD 35 USD 35

Inclusions:

  • The services of an English speaking guide.
  • Transfers to and from your hotel.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle.
  • One bottle of mineral water per person.
  • All taxes.

Price does not Include:

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Gratuity
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses

Tips for the day tour:

  • Whole year, except the Monsoon season, is suitable for the South Varanasi Heritage Walk Tour. The tour is offered throughout the year.
  • The guide accompanying you on the South Varanasi Heritage Walk Tour is a unique personality, a real expert of the places.
  • This excursion in India is subject to its availability.
  • Minimum no. of pax: 01
    Maximum no of pax:08
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