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Cultural & Spiritual Trails of Varanasi

Varanasi, India

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Experience hosted by Puneet

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Hindi

What you'll do

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. 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.

We have hand crafted this spiritual, heritage and cultural experience with awesome stories to understand a city's existence, diverse architectural style, tradition and religious legacy. 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.
Other things to note
We follow a unique style of ‘infotainment’ to ensure that you enjoy the tour and don't get bored, irrespective of whether you love history or not, this walking tour will be a unique, fun and memorable experience for you.
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? V…

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Sat, Jan 16
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$12 per person
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Sun, Jan 17
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$12 per person
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Mon, Jan 18
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$12 per person
$12 per person

Meet your host, Puneet

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hi Folks, I am Puneet, a passionate traveler & love meeting new people, our passion led us to start our own venture Yo Tours, to provide travelers a unique experience in Indian cities like a local, similar to when people stay at Airbnb accommodation, they get to meet locals to have an amazing experience.

I along with my co-hosts Jain, we will host you to give exclusive glimpse of the oldest living city in the world, its spiritual journey, it's culture, its traditions and local trivia with beautiful stories.

Jain is born in holy city, grew up imbibing the essence of the local culture and studies in Sanskrit, Yoga, Indian philosophy and history. He believes in offering genuine and authentic experiences which has good blend of information, recreation and entertainment.
Hi Folks, I am Puneet, a passionate traveler & love meeting new people, our passion led us to start our own venture Yo Tours, to provide travelers a unique experience in Indian cities like a local, similar to when people stay at Airbnb accommodation, they get to meet locals to have an amazing experience.

I along with my co-hosts Jain, we will host you to give exclusive glimpse of the oldest living city in the world, its spiritual journey, it's culture, its traditions and local trivia…
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Where you'll be

1. Our walk begins from Dashashwamedh Ghat, which is Kashi's oldest ghat & center of action, we'll explore the centuries-old buildings, narrow streets, old markets.
2. Visit the holiest Shiva Temple, a 'Wooden Temple' built in Nepali style of architecture, old & spectacular ghats located at bank of river Ganga.
3. Experience the rituals offered to Mother Ganges by local brahmins & sadhus as we travel, learn about culture & genesis of spirituality

1 review

Marcin
January 2020
It's worth to take this trip in Varanasi and treat it as a good introduction for city sightseeing. Puneet gave us nice walk filled with valuable information. Please keep in mind that you can have the same trip as a "free walking tour" booking it via Yo Tours website.
It's worth to take this trip in Varanasi and treat it as a good introduction for city sightseeing. Puneet gave us nice walk filled with valuable information. Please keep in mind th…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.