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Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple) Tours and Activities

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Varanasi’s Kashi Vishwanath Temple is also called the Golden Temple, thanks to its pure gold spire and dome. The current building dates from 1780, but temples stood in the same place for centuries. Dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva—one of the most significant deities in the Hindu pantheon—Kashi Vishwanath is a major pilgrimage site.

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Insight Varanasi Day Tour

Insight Varanasi Day Tour

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This unique tour of Varanasi offers visitors an insider's look at local customs and traditions in one of the world's oldest living cities. Tour the Hindu and Buddhist sites with an expert guide, including the Ganga Ghats, where pilgrims come to absolve their sins and the Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his very first sermon.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.34
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$117.34
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Varanasi Morning Boat Tour [RowBoat]

Varanasi Morning Boat Tour [RowBoat]

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See the ancient city of Varanasi come to life as you make your way down the scenic Ganges River by boat. Observe Hindus practicing their morning rituals as the sun comes up along the banks of the river and learn about local customs and traditions from your expert guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.67
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$42.67
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Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride

Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride

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If you’re looking for an enchanting experience of India’s religious traditions, opt for this private tour of Varanasi at dawn. Take a sunrise cruise down the holy Ganges River, see bodies publicly cremated at Manikarnika Ghat, and visit the famous Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath). See, too, pilgrims bathe at Assi Ghat and local wrestlers fight in mud pits during this cultural experience. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Varanasi are included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.00
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$83.00
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Private Full-Day Tour Ganga Aarti Ceremony from Varanasi

Private Full-Day Tour Ganga Aarti Ceremony from Varanasi

Enjoy a flexible itinerary and dedicated attention from your guide on this full-day private tour of Varanasi. You'll cover all of the important highlights in the city, in addition to attending a Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. Along the way, your guide will answer any questions and provide commentary tailored to your interests.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.15
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$105.15
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4-hours tour of Varanasi: Temples with Classical Dance & Ganges Aarti

4-hours tour of Varanasi: Temples with Classical Dance & Ganges Aarti

Gain access to a local's home in Varanasi to taste authentic Indian cooking during this half-day tour. With the input and insight from a local cook, you'll learn much more about Indian cooking than you would simply eating at local restaurants. Learn to make Masala chai and snack on pakodas, then take lessons on pulao, daal (lentils), eggplant, raita, roti (flat Indian bread), vegetables, and halwa for dessert. Sit down to eat your meal with your fellow classmates and chef/teacher.
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  • 4 hours
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$41.60
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$41.60
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Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Varanasi including the Golden Temple

Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Varanasi including the Golden Temple

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Get a first-hand peek at Varanasi’s top highlights with this exclusive walking tour through India’s energy-filled spiritual capital. Choose between flexible tour offerings for personalized convenience. Opt for a dawn boat ride on the holy Ganges or get a front-row look at the city’s famous fire ceremonies. Along the way, you’ll also cover the cremation ghats, Vishwanath Temple, and off-the-beaten-track alley shops.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Varanasi evening tour with boat ride

Varanasi evening tour with boat ride

Experience the culture and mystical aspect of India in this Evening tour of Varanasi which will take you along the banks of holy river Ganges on a boat ride. Be a part of the Hindu culture and its many rituals including the aarti, a classical dance.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.21
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Varanasi Boat Ride and Ancient Temples Day Tour with Breakfast

Varanasi Boat Ride and Ancient Temples Day Tour with Breakfast

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Experience Varanasi on a sunrise cruise on the Ganges River followed by visits to several temples during a half-day tour accompanied by a private guide. Ride in a boat from Assi Ghat to Manikarnika Ghat, observe a puja ceremony at Kashi Vishwanath temple, and visit two more temples for a comprehensive overview of one of the world’s oldest living cities. Includes traditional vegetarian breakfast, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.00
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$83.00
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Full day Guided City Tour of Varanasi in AC Car with a local

Full day Guided City Tour of Varanasi in AC Car with a local

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Get a comprehensive overview of Varanasi in a single day on this jam-packed tour. With a guide in the lead, you'll follow a carefully-curated itinerary designed to ensure you see the best of the city in just a day. Highlights include the Shri Durga Temple and Assi Ghat, the Tomb of Lal Khan, Banaras Hindu University, Ramnagar Fort, and others. Along the way, listen to in-depth narrative from your guide on the city's history and culture.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.28
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Cultural & Spiritual Trails of Old Town Varanasi Guided Walking Tour

Cultural & Spiritual Trails of Old Town Varanasi Guided Walking Tour

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Varanasi or traditionally known as Kashi (meaning light), is believed to be the oldest city on the planet standing today. We have seen people coming to Varanasi with great hopes & expectations, but most of the time we felt that they leave Varanasi without understanding the true essence of the city, its glorious past and spiritual history. Did you know that in ancient history people dreamt of dying in Varanasi only and no where else? Varanasi has been the most important place for people seeking liberation and enlightenment, even Buddha got enlightened very near to Varanasi. 1. This walking tour is a journey, of exploring Varanasi in its true sense, a great induction of the city, its history, its vibrant culture, and its people with lots of wonderful stories about the city, fun facts and must do things in the city. 2. You will explore the city's gems in unique style of ‘infotainment’ that you would easily miss exploring by our own and will make your journey to Varanasi truly special.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.66
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Private Varanasi Guided Tour with Boat Ride

Private Varanasi Guided Tour with Boat Ride

Explore varanasi - a city full of treasures and secrets. A city of unique faiths and beliefs, fascinating rituals and customs. The guide will show you all the ghats during the sunrise on a boat ride and will tell you the story behind each one. Also, get a chance to experience the holy city from inside by taking a walking tour in the narrow lanes. Within every step of this best Varanasi tour, be sure to discover and witness some of the exciting facts that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Once you step into this holy land, its authenticity and uniqueness are sure to amaze you.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.00
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$31.00
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Varanasi tour in 3 days

Varanasi tour in 3 days

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Extremely delightful and totally affordable, this Varanasi tour package gives the real essence of this beautiful place. Tourists have highly rated this tour and it includes many exciting activities. The city’s secrets are unrivaled in a beautiful way and the true sense of India’s spirituality comes to light. From taking blessings from the sacred temples to bathing in the holy water, it is a life-changing experience. Highlights :  • Guided sunrise private boat tour • Guided visit to cremation ground • Guided Sarnath and city tour  • Guided visit to Ghat to witness prayer [Aarti ceremony] followed by releasing candle ritual in water  • Walk tour through Asia's largest spice market, flower market, famous food street • Accommodation in a 5 Star Hotel with daily complimentary breakfast 
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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$140.00

Full Day Varanasi and Sarnath Tour for Solo Female Traveler

Full Day Varanasi and Sarnath Tour for Solo Female Traveler

This full-day tour is tailor made for solo female travelers and group female travelers. Varanasi is one of the most important places for Hindu culture. Varanasi offers visitors an insider's look at local customs and traditions in one of the world's oldest living cities. Tour the Hindu and Buddhist sites with an expert guide, including the Ganges Ghats, where pilgrims come to absolve their sins and the Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his very first sermon.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00
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$36.00

Day Tour to Sarnath with Boating and Ganga Aarti

Day Tour to Sarnath with Boating and Ganga Aarti

Explore the spiritual and pious city of Sarnath, the place where Buddha gave his first sermon and one which remains as one of the four key sites of the Buddhist circuit. Explore Varanasi with a boat ride on the Ganges and a heritage walk of the oldest part of the city! Witness the Ganga Aarti, one of the most magical experiences (where a fire is used as an offering by the priests) of the city.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.80
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$44.80
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Varanasi City Tour (Pick up from hotel)

Varanasi City Tour (Pick up from hotel)

We Cover Pick up from city center hotel Sarnath - Famous Buddhist pilgrimages in India. After achieving enlightenment at Bodhgaya, the Buddha came to Sarnath in 528 BC DURGA TEMPLE / MONKEY TEMPLE - 18th century with red stone work. Banaras Hindu University BHU- Largest and oldest universities in the world. New Vishwanath Temple Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple- TULSI MANAS TEMPLE- Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple - The temple is one of the 12th Jyotirlingas, The temple is traced back to 3500 years. Lunch - Eat the traditional food Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat - Lord Brahma sacrificed 10 horses in a yajna here, and thus the ghat derived this name. It is the most vibrant Ghat in Varanasi, THE sadhus, sanayasis, and devotees. - leave earthern lamps in the water to float creating a beautiful scene which is unmatched. Shopping at Gadolia the famous Varanasi market and drinking Lassi. Drop back at your city center hotel
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  • 7 hours
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$51.00
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$51.00
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Temple Tour

Temple Tour

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Varanasi is a city of Temples. Its Believed that the number of temple is here as much as the number of houses. In this Temple Tour we will cover all important and ancient temple of Varanasi and we will discuss about history and believes about temple and also we will discover hindu prayer history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.86
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Audio Guided Walking Tours of Banaras Gullys & Ghats, Varanasi

Audio Guided Walking Tours of Banaras Gullys & Ghats, Varanasi

The walk through the HopOn India app that covers the serpentine gullys for which Banaras is so popular. This is where you will notice how Banaras celebrates both life and death with equal fervor. On the way we also cross some iconic street food joints. The most special features of this experience are : 1. The App opens up new places and new stories for you in the same old cities 2. Each walk is crafted like a masterpiece to offer an immersive experience to the traveller with the correct mix of history, culture, myth, food , through professional narration, with background scores of music, qawalli or sound affects, here and there 3. There is no need for you to depend on a guide - the traveller can take the walk anytime as per will, at his/ her own pace 4. The content is developed by domain experts and curated with utmost care, leaving no room for dependence on the guide's knowhow 5.You pay once for three months and need not pay the guide repeatedly.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$5.34
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Private Full Day Varanasi Tour

Private Full Day Varanasi Tour

Enjoy a Varanasi is the India of your imagination. This is one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities, and one of the holiest in Hinduism. Pilgrims come to the Ganges here to wash away sins in the sacred waters, to cremate their loved ones, or simply to die here, hoping for liberation from the cycle of rebirth. Most visitors agree Varanasi is magical – but not for the faint-hearted. Intimate rituals of life and death take place in public, and the sights, sounds and smells of the maze-like old town – not to mention almost constant attention from touts – can be intense. Still, the so-called City of Light is one of the most colourful and fascinating places on earth. Strolling the ghats or watching sunrise Kashi Vishwanath Vishwanath Temple (Birla Temple) Mother India Temple Banaras Hindu University Dhamekh Stupa , Sarnath Archaeological Museum Evening Ganga Aarti ceremony
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.16
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$196.16
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Overnight Varanasi City Tour with Sarnath

Overnight Varanasi City Tour with Sarnath

The 2 days trip to Varanasi and Sarnath will let you explore the most famous and sacred Ghats, Temples of Varanasi including Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), and you will also explore the Buddhist monuments, archeological sites at Sarnath. The trip includes 1 night accommodation, sightseeing, local English speaking guide, all transfers, and 1 breakfast at the hotel.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$533.34
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$533.34
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Varanasi tour in 2 days without accommodation

Varanasi tour in 2 days without accommodation

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This tour package is a perfect selection of Varanasi tours for those individuals who wish to explore Varanasi in two days with one night. It is designed in such a way that it covers most of the touristic and non-touristic (our specialty) activities Varanasi has got to provide together with dawn and sunset boat rides, temples visit, ashram visits and Sarnath tour. It  also included exploring hidden alleys and thousands years old building of Varanasi by walking through and vising into it. Tour Highlights :  • Guided visit to Sarnath - A place where Lord Budhha delivered his first sermon • Guided visit to cremation ground followed by witnessing aarti ceremony with a private boat • Guided walking tour into old lanes of Varanasi  • Guided sunrise boat ride with a private boat  • Visit to an Ashram or Muth 
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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$100.00
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4-hours tours of Varanasi: Temples with Classical Dance & Ganges Aarti

4-hours tours of Varanasi: Temples with Classical Dance & Ganges Aarti

Indulge in true culture and get emerged in the true colors of Varanasi with this day tour which explores the most famous temples of Varanasi followed by an evening of Classical dance and Ganga Aarti in the evening.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.80
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$44.80
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Morning boat and old city tour with official tour guide in varanasi

Morning boat and old city tour with official tour guide in varanasi

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This boat tour is combination of a boat ride and a walking tour of the southern part of the old city to explore the cultural diversity of Varanasi along with the oldest alive site in the whole Varanasi . It will be a complete guided tour who has vast knowledge of culture of Varanasi and about history of River Ganga and every bit of small thing related to the spots covering while early morning boat ride will be explained. It will take about 2-3 hours, which will cover the boat ride and covering few spot near the Ghats like visiting and watching cremations rituals, meeting Sadhus/Adhori near Ghats. Seeing d holiest temple of Hindus in d narrow lanes, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva but popularly known as Golden temple because of 1 ton of gold leaf pasted on d walls of it, will leave u with some unforgettable pleasant memories...
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.67
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$42.67

Northern City Walk : A Walking Tour in Varanasi

Northern City Walk : A Walking Tour in Varanasi

A way to visit the hidden aspects of this age old city, a way to experience and understand the real life of Varanasi.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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$32.00
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Explore the Highlights of Varanasi

Explore the Highlights of Varanasi

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Explore Varanasi and experience the highlights of the holy city by guided walking tour ( included heritage sites and activities ) this walking tour toward old part of city to discover the essential of one of the oldest inhabited city of the world. through the tour you will experience local’s delight , admiring cultural treasures, incredible natural beauty and rich heritages with history also savouring some local delicacies like Indian masala chai ( spice tea ) local snacks and tasty lassi ( a fermented Indian yogurt drink ) . 1. Personalised and private tours, flexible to fit your needs and desires. 2. Explore spirituality, tradition, food, people and local lifestyle in a genuine way. 3. Family friendly experiences; all ages welcome! 4. Taste authentic and delicious local dishes. 5. Tours are always led by authorized and local tourist guide.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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