Morning Heritage Walk of Varanasi with Manikarnika Ghat

Cultural & Theme Tours in Varanasi

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Embark on an incredible walk tour of Varanasi, showcasing the best of the ancient city of Varanasi in true local style. Varanasi is one of the most colorful places on earth dotted with numerous temples and spirituality is at its core. Hence, Varanasi is rightly referred to as the “holy city of India. On this 3-hour tour, you’ll be exploring the heritage lanes of Varanasi city on foot. Explore the many narrow lanes of the city and get introduced to the city’s prominent highlights like the Manikarnika Ghat, the cremation site, and the old Nepali Temple built by the king of Nepal living in exile in Varanasi. Also covering some of the other captivating sites, like the Lalita Ghat, the iconic leaning temple Matri Rin Mandir (the sinking temple of Varanasi), Kashi Karvat (the temple of death) and more. Let’s embark on this captivating tour of Varanasi.
Today set off for your tour of Varanasi’s heritage lanes. pick up from the local hotel . From here proceed to Manikarnika Lane, which will lead you to the heritage sightseeing in and around Manikarnika Ghat.Located near to the Manikarnika ground at Meer Ghat on the banks of the Ganges, you’ll visit Vishalakshi Temple, one of the most sacred temples dedicated to Hindu Divine Mother Goddess. It is generally regarded as a Shakti Pitha - sacred shrines and pilgrimage destinations of Goddess-focused cult worship.Afterward move toward Lalita Ghat, named after Hindu Goddess Lalita, one of the incarnations of Goddess Durga. Lalita Ghat is one of the seven most prominent ghats of Varanasi. One can find several temples at this ghat and you’ll be visiting one among them to the Nepali Temple.Nepali Temple is one of the oldest and most famous Shiva temples in Varanasi. The temple was built in the 19th century by the King of Nepal, who was living in exile, imitating the famous Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal. The temple features Nepali style of architecture and is made of wood, stone and terracotta.You’ll now be arriving at the Manikarnika Ghat, the place of cremation for the followers of Hindu. Manikarnika Ghat is one of the oldest, sacred and the main cremation site in Varanasi. You’ll observe traditional way of last cremation rites being performed, which as per Hindu mythology is the way to attain moksha.Just past Manikarnika Ghat is the Matri Rin (meaning mother’s debt) Mandir, the leaning temple of Varanasi (like the leaning tower of Pisa), partially submerged under the water of the Ganges River. Listen to the many interesting legends behind the temple’s presence.Also sight the Kashi Karwat, a temple where in the olden time people used to come to die, as it was supposedly the short-cut to heaven and moksha, as per Hindu beliefs.After the walking tour is finished, return to your original departure point, taking awe-inspired memories. Your tour ends here.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Food tasting (03 Food)
  • Tea
  • Heritage Walk
  • Photography
  • Manikarnika Ghat
  • Ghat Visit
  • Water
  • All Taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities