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Private Full-Day Varanasi Tour & Monkey Temple

Activity provider: INDIATOR

Private Full-Day Varanasi Tour & Monkey Temple

Activity provider: INDIATOR

From US$ 51 per person

Enjoy a guided tour through Varanasi and find out why it is renowned for being one of India's most spiritual cities. Take a full-day tour and get to see some of the city's most iconic and important landmarks and take a trip to the famous Monkey Temple.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the most famous temples of Varanasi
  • Get to know about Hindu mythology
  • Receive knowledge about the places you visit from your knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy the convenience of a transfer to and from your hotel
Full description
Start your full-day of exploration with a convenient pick-up at your accommodation. You will meet your driver/guide at 11:00 AM in the lobby of your hotel and set off on your adventure to find out why the city holds such religious importance in the Hindu mythology.  Your tour will start with a visit to Kashi Vishwanath Temple - a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Witness the beauty of a temple that is considered to be one of the twelve Jyotirlingas (the holiest Shiva temples) in India. Here, in the Hindu belief system, visiting the temple and dipping yourself in the waters of the holy Ganga River is considered to be the way of achieving Moksha (liberation). Continue on your tour to visit the famous Monkey Temple, also called Durga Temple. Marvel at the temple's beautiful carvings, inlaid stones and the holy water pond called 'Kund'. Follow your temple trip with a visit to 'Tulsi Manas Mandir', where Hindu scripture Ramayana was originally translated by Tulsidas from the Sanskrit language to Awadhi dialect in 16th-century. Admire the temple walls that display scenes and pictorials from the Ramayana in the form of paintings. You will also get the chance to see Bharat Mata Temple, also called Mother India temple. Here you can see the undivided relief map of India carved out of marble.  Add to the list of beautiful temples visited with a trip to Birla Temple, also known as Marble Temple, another famous architectural structure dedicated to Lord Shiva. After a fascinating full day tour of Varanasi city, the tour will complete and you will be safely dropped back at the hotel.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Mineral water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers to and from the railway station or airport

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Good guide and driver. They listened to my needs and took great care of me. My guide explained in detail about religion and the history of the town.

October 4, 2022

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Product ID: 180614