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Varanasi Culinary Vacations with its mysticism (3 Days Curated Experience)

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Day 1: Overwhelm by the local food and mysticism of Kashi

Stop At: Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
Start your culinary vacation by taking the Street Food Crawl of the Varanasi. The walking tour of the old city will give you a glimpse of the local life, its food and culture, ultimate tour for foodies looking to explore the city's cultural diversity through food!
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Dasaswamedh Ghat Road Bangali Tola, Varanasi 221001 India
Join us for the Mysticism Tour of Kashi, unravel the mysteries of life, death & beyond and understand why Varanasi is mystical (includes complimentary Boat Ride) and listen to awesome stories.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ganga Aarti, Dashashwamedh ghat Varanasi Dashashwamedh ghat Road, Varanasi India
Eyewitness the mystic Ganga Aarti; one of the five rituals performed for the worship of sacred river Ganga. Witness the rituals performed by local Brahmins and sadhus, devotees walking down to the Ghats to offer their prayers to the Mother Ganges.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Dinner: End your day with dinner at local famous place, and make a powerful impression with local food.
• Breakfast: Breakfast is included in your hotel stay
Accommodation included: Two Night stay at home stay / hotel (3 star)

Day 2: Experience the Journey of Hinduism and Buddhism

Stop At: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi 221001 India
Varanasi has a different experience to offer; gentle waters of the Ganges, ancient ghats, narrow serpentine alleys of city, the myriad temple spires, ashrams and devotional hymn—all offer a kind of mystifying experience that is unique to the city of Shiva.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shri Durga Temple, 27, Durgakund Rd, Durgakund, Anandbagh, Bhelupur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India
This well-known temple for a Hindu goddess was built in the 18th century with a reflective pool.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple), Lalita Ghat,, Varanasi India
The Holiest Shiva Temple and a 'Wooden Temple' also known as Mini Khajuraho built in Nepali Style of Architecture
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ramnagar Fort, Kila Road Ramnagar Crossing, Varanasi 221008 India
17th-century fort and palace on the eastern bank of the Ganges and the attached Vyas Temple is a beautiful place.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India
Continue you spiritual journey by taking guided Sarnath Tour. Explore the Sarnath; an important Buddhist pilgrim spot, where Buddha made his first sermon after getting enlightenment. Visit Temples, stupas and monuments, famous tourist attraction and pilgrim spots and listen awesome stories that you to remember for lifetime.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Man Singh Observatory, Dashashvamedh Ghat, Varanasi India
Ready your cameras to capture the hues of the holy city; it’s winding streets, ancient buildings, markets, houses and friendly local people who make it all so colourful and vibrant.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Enjoy your breakfast at local stall with locals.
• Lunch: Learn how the colorful spices commonly used in Indian cuisine and enjoy you lunch at authentic local place.
• Dinner: Learn basics of Indian home cooking, indulge yourself a full meal, including, curries, chapatis & dessert cooking class.
Accommodation included: Two Night stay at home stay / hotel (3 star)

Day 3: Journey of Village and Culture where soul of India lies

Stop At: Banaras Ghats, Varanasi 221002 India
a walk along the ghats of Varanasi is a unique experience, colorful mélange of different people; Hindu gurus doing meditations and prayers on the stairs, international tourists having a cup of chai, little Indian children who are trying to sell candles and flowers and many many more.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Saray Mohana, Uttar Pradesh, India
“The soul of India lies in its villages” as said by Mahatma Gandhi, and this tour is just the right approach to discover the depths of real India and its villages. This offbeat tour is an opportunity to actually be among the village communities of India and get personal in-depth insights into their lifestyle and livelihood, which are hardly mentioned in a travel guidebook.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chiraigaon, Uttar Pradesh, India
Experience ploughing, sowing seeds, cattle grazing, dairy farming, learn local cooking, visit to a local school and spend time with rural kids.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh
Walk Through the hundreds of years old spice market, sip a cup of masala tea in clay pot on your way around different stalls. Learn how the colorful spices commonly used in Indian cuisine. Experience the smells and sounds of the Spice Market with this guided tour through its narrow streets and stalls selling herbs and spices, and other delicacies.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Assi Ghat, Sdkfjl, Varanasi 221005 India
Watch the rising of the sun at the horizon and mesmerize with the stunning beauty of colorful old buildings, ashrams and places along the river side when the sunlight hits them. Enjoy morning boat ride around ghats viewing city's most wonderful scenes with great conversation to understand the importance of Kashi and faith in the God
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Complete your culinary vacations with a full meal at local favorite spot.
Accommodation included: 3 Start Hotel or Home-stay in Varanasi
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Varanasi Airport, Varanasi India
Departure Time
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11/1/2019 - 1/30/2021Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Duration
3 days
Inclusions
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat Ride
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Highly trained and friendly Storyteller/ Guide who can speak English, Spanish, Hindi
  • Pick up and drop off from in Varanasi and sightseeing by private air conditioned car with chauffeur
  • Two Night stay at home stay / hotel (3 star)
  • Cooking Classes with local, street food tasting cost, complimentary water bottles,
  • Entry/Admission - Dasaswamedh Ghat
  • Entry/Admission - Ganga Aarti
  • Entry/Admission - Kashi Vishwanath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Shri Durga Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple)
  • Entry/Admission - Banaras Ghats
  • Entry/Admission - Assi Ghat
Exclusions
  • Entrance Fee to any Historical Site
  • Food, drinks apart from mentioned in the inclusions list
  • Entry/Admission - Ramnagar Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Sarnath
  • Entry/Admission - Man Singh Observatory
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Yo tour , yo Varanasi I had a 3 days tour in Varanasi with Yo tours and our Guide was fantastic, his name was Ranjan Rj. Varanasi is a very peaceful place. We start our trip with day city tour and we cover so many places of Varanasi. Next day we walked in lanes and we show so
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Response from yo_varanasi, Owner at Varanasi Culinary Vacations with its mysticism (3 Days Curated Experience)
Responded 22 Nov 2019
Thank you very much for the wonderful review, it was a pleasure having you on our tour, hope to see you again in next city.
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we start our tour with sunrise boat in varanasi and really varanasi is peaceful Ranjan explains us many mysterious things about city and we cover so many hidden places and we love varanasi. now this is my favourite place. Definitely we will come again. recommend to all. Thanks
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Response from yo_varanasi, Owner at Varanasi Culinary Vacations with its mysticism (3 Days Curated Experience)
Responded 22 Nov 2019
Thank you very much for the wonderful review, it was a pleasure having you on our tour, hope to see you again in next city.
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By: Yo Tours
96 reviews
ldmcalpine
Blaine, Washington
1814
Me.
This was a great opportunity to enjoy the back streets and wonderful sights around Varanasi while tasting
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756anaisd
21
awesome
i was enjoying the sunrise and explanation. it’s an magic experience that you can’t miss it! I warmly recomand you
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Dagmar L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
102
Dagmar Lohnes
Interesting private tour where my friendly guide Jen provided lots of details about the religious and cultural
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smileymiley73
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
51
Great walking tour
After a bit of confusion about meeting place and time, RJ was a great guide. Gave us plenty of information and
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michaelrQ6790UI
20
Sunrise boat trip with RJ
RJ was very informative and answered all of my questions. The boat ride was great! One of my favourite memories in
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PeterCopestake
Barcelona, Spain
10767
Free Walking Tour Varanasi
Our guide Ranjan is very knowlegeable and transmitted that knowledge with enthusiasm and interest. We really
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Ernest C
30
Nice tour from city center to the Gaths
We had a great time walking among the vibrant ambience of Varanasi centre and its Gaths, while listening to plenty
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Hayleya11112222
10
Excellent 2 hr free walking tour
Great tour! Ranjan was extremely knowledgeable and we felt we were in great hands. I would deffinelty recommend
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yetanotheropinion
6110
Enjoyable walk with nice guide
We had an enjoyable few hours with our guide and tried some different foods that we wouldn't otherwise have found
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Kevin S
Johannesburg, South Africa
18792
Insightful tour
The guide was extremely knowledgeable and very willing to share. The tour covered from the main ghat to the main
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Lai Ling P
Hong Kong, China
50
Great afternoon in Varanasi =)
Spent an afternoon and evening with Jain for the food and photography tour, he is kind and helpful, and
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V3950IV_
10
Nice overview of the city
Great start of your trip to Varanasi to get the sense of the city to discover it further by our own.
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327katir
10
Amazing Varanasi Tour with Jain
First time India, first time Varanasi, solo female traveller - I was completely lost and even frightened in this
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jorlandooo
10
Amazing, so many different kinds of food
Such a cool experience, got to try at least 9 or 10 different local dishes. Definitely a worthwhile experience if
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Carlos C
10
Food lovers dream
Ranjan was our tour leader, he was on time, accomodating and very informative, not only about food but Indian
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