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Experience Varanasi - Private Guided Tours

Varanasi, India
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About Experience Varanasi - Private Guided Tours
The Experience Varanasi tour is an endeavor to connect the tourist with the city. It aims to acclimatize the Guest with the local culture of Varanasi. The tours will showcase not just the heritage monuments but also the city’s culture, cuisine, craft and life of the local people through the narrow lanes of Varanasi. We offer Private Guided Tours and make customized itinerary based on the requirements of the Guest. We have various day tours suited to all kinds of Travelers coming to the city. Boat rides, Walking tours, Food tour and Live Indian classical music concerts. Please Note: For Safe and Responsible Tourism we provide the services of only trained, approved and licensed tour guides by the Ministry of Tourism-Government of India.
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Experience Varanasi Tour: 2 Days Private Guided Tour

The Experience Varanasi tour is an endeavor to connect the tourist with the city. It aims to acclimatize the Guest with the local culture of Varanasi.

Discover the best of Varanasi in two days. Along with the morning and evening boat rides, you will be able to explore the different religious aspects of the city like Buddhism. Take an insider's look at various wholesale markets in the city, walk through the residential areas of the old town and indulge in some great street food.
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2 days
from US$160.00

Flavors of Varanasi Tour

Experience the city while walking with all your senses and soak up the colors, sounds, sights, aromas and taste. Banaras (Varanasi) offers you the best of history coupled with the best in cuisine as well. The streets have a wide range of eateries all offering delectably scrumptious food that is sure to suit every traveler’s appetite. You can indulge in some great street food items served in any of the major bazaars and streets of old Banaras along with the main course dinner.
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3 hours
from US$46.70

Experience Varanasi Tour: 3 Days Private Guided Tour

Experience Varanasi program is an endeavor to connect the tourist with the city.  It aims to acclimatize the Guest with the local culture of Varanasi.. Along with the morning and evening boat rides, you will be able to explore the different religious aspects of the city like Hinduism and Buddhism. Take an insider's look at various wholesale markets in the city like flowers, spices, paan (betel leaf). Walk through the residential areas of the old town, visit few temples and an ashram and indulge in some great local food.
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3 days
from US$226.00

Varanasi Morning Sunrise Boat Tour - 3 Hours.

A rowing boat ride at dawn along the Ganges is a quintessential Varanasi experience. The early-morning light is particularly inspiring, and all the color and clamour of pilgrims bathing and performing puja unfolds before you. An hour-long trip south from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Harishchandra Ghat and to Manikarnika Ghat and back is popular and be prepared to see a burning corpse at Harishchandra and Manikarnika Ghat

The old buildings, ashrams and places along the river side tend to glow when the sun light hits them. The ancient name of the city “Kashi” signifies the same. People talking bath, performing rituals, worshiping to the Sun, washing clothes… it all happens
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3 hours
from US$36.00

Varanasi Heritage Walking Tour and Evening Boat Ride-5 Hours Tour

Take an insight into the old city by walking through the narrow alley ways and feel the energy of this ancient city. It gives you an opportunity to acclimatize with the culture and understand how people live here for thousand of years.

The (rowing) boat ride will soak you with amazing sight, smell and sound while you watch the activities happening by the river side. Learn and understand the concepts of life and death, reincarnation and salvation, about acceptability of Death and why elderly people from all over India choose to come to Varanasi to get an opportunity to die here.
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4 hours
from US$73.00
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Santosh wrote a review 12 Jan
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Kunal is an excellent human being and a well informed guide. We are greatly touched with his kindness and dedication towards his work. Thanks a lot Kunal for making our trip memorable, for all street food you made us hog to and for taking all pain and efforts to cater to our customised requirements. You did a splendid job..Varanasi with Kunal...a splendid treasure, the least I can say. Mahadev !
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Sanju R wrote a review 10 Jan
Bangalore District, India43 contributions
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Mr Kunal Rakshit is a highly informed, voluble, local from Varanasi who crafted the perfect experience and I really got a chance to soak in all that Varanasi had to offer. We checked out three weaving clusters - Lalapura, Pili Koti, and Lohota - and met a couple of handloom weavers and powerloom weavers as well. It was fascinating to see the weavers at work and walk the winding alleyways and observe the entire weaving ecosystem - creation of jacquard punch cards, machine repair shops, and wholesale markets. He got me a front-row seat at the Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedha ghat as well as an exclusive pooja by the priests just for myself and a handful of people! He gave me a guided tour of almost the length and breadth of Varanasi streets, markets, alleyways especially those behind the ghats where only the locals know about the best chaat and malaiyo. We also had a splendid view of the sunrise over the Ganga river which starts at Dashashwamedha ghat, goes towards Assi ghat, turns around and goes all the way to Manikarnika ghat. Honestly, without this exclusive guided 2-day tour of Varanasi, I don't think I would have had as incredible an experience and exposure to this divine city. Thank you so much!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Bikram wrote a review 1 Jan
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My plan of visiting Varanasi was largely centered around the sole purpose of photography. I called up Kunal after coming across the Experience Varanasi website. That phone call changed the entire color of the trip. Kunal lives and breathes Varanasi, sounds cliched for sure as he is a local, but believe me, it is true in every sense of the phrase. The first call lasted for about 20-25 minutes where we, apart from the customary recommendations of Hotels, places to visit etc, started talking about what makes Varanasi, "Varanasi". Kunal is a treasure trove of information which goes beyond the mundane touristy affairs. If one wants to connect to the energy that is Varanasi, please get in touch with him. He knows the temples, lanes, bye-lanes, mohallas, ghats, everything where you feel the pulse of Varanasi. Guided by his recommendation, we took a 4 day package. He helped in the hotel accommodation, transport, Guide for the 4 days, boat rides, food tours etc. Right from the time we landed in Varanasi to the point we left, he was always at hand and took very very good care of us and ensured we had a lovely and comfortable time at Varanasi. I longed to see Varanasi through the camera lens but the walks, the temples, the ghats, the bazaars, the narrow lanes, the history that we came across and the food that we over-indulged in the 4 days, soaked us in the cultural and spiritual cosmos that is Varanasi. All was possible due to Kunal and his impeccable knowledge and hospitality. If one wants to see beyond the ordinary at Varanasi, I will highly recommend to at least talk to Kunal once.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Beto cano wrote a review Dec 2020
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Everything was great! Is my second time in varanasi and I was very happy my family could experience the same as I did
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Date of experience: December 2020
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dharmesh0506 wrote a review Dec 2020
Mumbai, India90 contributions33 helpful votes
As Indians travelling in india we rarely use guides and local trip organisers. Our decision to hire one was excellent. We had customised our trip with the tour company. Kunal responded quickly. The 2 days we did with him, he made us experience Varanasi in a wonderful way. From temples to Ganges boat trips in the morning & evening to the street foods and shopping. I would recommend to all going to Varanasi to get in touch with Experience Varanasi.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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