Varanasi: Night Tour with Aarti Ceremony and Street Food

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Varanasi: Night Tour with Aarti Ceremony and Street Food

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Be amazed by the incredible aarti oil lamp ceremony, as dancers in traditional clothes perform the ritual to beautiful music. Afterwards enjoy a magical street food tour through the winding streets of Varanasi and sample some authentic flavors.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Relish the varied flavors of Indian street food on a guided tour of Varanasi
  • Witness the magical beauty of the evening aarti ceremony
  • Discover the process of making it traditional Indian sweets
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Try the deliciously varied street food that characterizes Varanasi, and see the famous aarti light ceremony on this magical evening tour of the city. The tour starts at 5:00 PM, with pickup from your hotel or residence. Travel through the winding streets towards the city center to witness the ritual of aarti. During the ceremony a group of priests clad in saffron and white robes will perform a ritual of Hindu worship with oil lamps, all synced to beautiful music. It’s a spectacular vision and one not to be missed. After witnessing the aarti, enjoy a street food tour led by an expert local guide. Try mishrambhu, a local milk product. Then visit multiple locations to sample a variety of delicious savory southern and northern Indian flavors. Stop at a sweet shop and see how these products are made, then sample some to satisfy your sweet tooth. At the end of the evening, you will be taken back to your hotel by your guide. 
Includes
  • Local street food tour
  • All food tastings
  • Evening aarti
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Mineral water
  • Personal expenses

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  • The transfer from your hotel to the tour start point is private
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Interesting tour

January 18, 2019

Everything fitted

Set up friendly guide, well put together tour, good food

October 15, 2019

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