Run by a city local named Monu, Monu Tours organizes, bout tours, tuk tuk tours, car tours and walking tours for those keen to explore the sacred city's rich culture and heritage. Boat trips usually happen during sunset or sunrise and take visitors through the beautiful and serene Ganges. Walking and tuk tuk tours let one visit the various markets, temples and the Ghats, rightly labeled as the soul of the city. During each of these tours, visitors also get to devour local grub served at food stalls dotting various narrow lanes and streets.
Kashi Journeys Walking Tours provide an array of trips in the heart of Varanasi. All designed around a specific city-based theme, they take visitors through the various iconic city landmarks, including the magnificent temples, swarming Ghats and local shops. Experienced tour guides ensure each of their guests are well attended to, even as they interact with hermits and city dwellers.
Kashi Journeys City Tours organized by Kashi Journeys is a great way to explore one of the oldest continually inhabited cities of the world. Varanasi, also called Banaras and Kashi, is known for its serene ghats, Ganges and the striking Hindu temples. The city tours organized by well-informed guides take visitors through various famed landmarks and not-so-popular sites, even as guests get to savor delectable street food and shop at local boutiques.
Curated by travel enthusiasts who pride on their ancient roots and tradition, Roobaroo Walks takes visitors through the narrow by-lanes of the holy city. Visitors also explore the sacred Ganges and swarming alleys serving up delectable street food as a part of the guided walk. Moving beyond the famous city landmarks, Roobaroo acquaints one with the heart of the religious city, even as one visits the various akhadas (wrestling area), local shops and natural attractions.
Located in the heart of Sarnath, The Garden of Spiritual Wisdom is one of the most visited attractions of the city. Found behind the striking Chaukhandi Stupa, it is home to an array of sculptures and displays portraying the fundamentals of Buddhism. A small garden inside contains a number of medicinal plants and shrubs, acquainting visitors with Ayurveda and its benefits.
Literally translated as the morning of Banaras, the Subah-e-Banaras Boat Tour arranged by Groovy Tours and Travels is a must-do activity if you happen to be in the holy city. The boat ride starts from the serene Assi Ghat and ferries tourists to Manikarnika Ghat (city's largest cremation site). The early-morning boat trip is an ideal way to see sadhus and locals visiting the riverside to perform everyday rituals including praying to the Sun and the holy dip in the Ganges. The boat tour culminates with a short walk covering the old city's vibrant southern precinct.
This lush green park located at the center of the old city has an artistically constructed monument inside. Used extensively by the joggers and morning walkers of the city, Anand Bagh Park is a landmark destination in the city. Groups of people practicing yoga and meditation is a common sight here. Set beside the historic Durga Kund and the charming Durga Temple, this park adds to the visual appeal of the locality. Do go inside and be rejuvenated.