From Varanasi: Temples Tour with Markets and Evening Aarti

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Explore Varanasi through its temples and its colorful markets in this tour that takes you on a spiritual and cultural ride through all the colorful temples and sprawling markets. Witness the Ganga aarti in the evening, the most magical of Varanasi’s experience where the fire is used as an offering for the holy Ganges.

Tour Duration: 4 Hours

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  • Visit the most famous and revered temples of Varanasi including the Durga temple, the Bharat Mata temple, the Monkey Temple, and the Tulsi Manas Temple.
  • Juggle around the most colorful, busy, and oldest markets of Varanasi which sells everything! From Handicrafts to lip-smacking food stalls to textiles, you get everything here!
  • Witness the magical Ganga aarti (a ritual where priests use Fire as an offering to Mother Ganga in seeking its blessings
  • Know the culture and traditions of local people up-close and personal during the evening Ganga aarti.
  • Get a hotel pick up and drop.


Experience culture, traditions, and spirituality in their most raw form in this tour which takes to experience the true Varanasi in the most authentic way! Known as the land of temples, with this tour you will explore this town through its most famous temples, its sprawling markets, and its most famous Ganga Aarti

Your tour will begin with your guide picking you up from your hotel at 3:00 PM and from there you’ll first make your way to the most famous and important temples of Varanasi Starting with the Goddess Durga temple which has a lot of interesting stories and myths attached to it

You will be also visiting the Bharat Mata temple or the Mother India temple (one of its kind in the entire country where rather than idol worship, there is an undivided map of India, symbolizing the true worship for one’s motherland) You will also be visiting the Monkey temple, which is dedicated to the monkey god, the Tulsi Manas temple which has the one of two greatest epic Ramayana engraved on its wall Along with this, you will also be taken to the Shri Vishwanath temple in Banaras Hindu University (it is claimed to be one of the tallest in the entire country)

Post this “temple hopping”, head ahead to the busy bazaars of Varanasi, which are known for their colors From handicrafts to textiles to wooden artifacts to food, you will find everything here! Take a good stroll of these busy streets as your guide takes you through the bustling streets for a truly local experience!
Post this, relax and unwind in the spirituality of this city with the evening Ganga Aarti One of the most famous and sort-after experiences of Varanasi, this is one ritual where priests offer fire as an offering to the Ganges seeking its blessings! A mesmerizing experience, to begin with, it will leave you speechless! Once you are done here, you will be dropped back at your hotel


  • Hotel pick-up and drop
  • English-speaking live guide
  • Chauffeur-driven air-condition vehicle.


  • Food and drinks

Pickup & Meeting Point

Pickpup Information
Pick up and drop off provided from all hotels located in Varanasi.

Additional Information

  • Modest dressing covering shoulders and knees.
  • In certain of these temples phones or any electronic device is not allowed, hence request you either not to carry or leave them in the car.
  • Shoes and slippers must be removed at all places (they will be deposited at a safe place)



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