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  1. India
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Varanasi

From Varanasi: Temple Hopping with Transfers

Product ID: 297775
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Visit the most important temples of the Varanasi region, whilst learning about each one's unique history and traditions.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup from any hotels located in Varanasi.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the famou temple of Goddess Durga which dates back to the 18th century
  • See the Monkey temple, which is a si
  • Visit the Tulsi Manas temple, which has great historical and cultural value as the great story of Ramayana is written on its wall
Full description
First make your way to the most famous and important temples of Varanasi, the Goddess Durga temple. This is one of the most revered temples of the region, built in a striking red color. Learn of the many interesting stories and myths attached to this temple from your guide. 

Next up is the famous Monkey temple or the Sankat Mochan temple, which is dedicated to the Monkey God. Known to relieve people from every sort of pain and trouble, see pilgrims in large numbers paying their respects here. Also, see the many curious monkeys roaming about the streets.

Visit the Tulsi Manas temple, another famous and revered temple in the region. Dedicated to Saint Tulsi Daas, the writer of the Sanskrit epic Ramayana, the walls of this temple have the entire Ramayana craved on them. Visited by people from all over the world, be amazed to see how the walls of this two-storey temple depict the epic poem.

Next see the Bharat Mata temple or the Mother India temple. This temple is one of a kind in the entire country where rather than idol worship, there is an undivided map of India, symbolizing the worship for one’s motherland. Finally, explore the Shri Vishwanath temple in the Banaras Hindu University, which is known to be one of the tallest temples in India and has a lot of interesting stories and fables attached to its construction.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at a time of your choosing
  • English-speaking live guide
  • Chauffeur-driven air-conditioned vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• The temples remain closed from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Avoiding these hours you can choose a time as per your liking
• Modest attire is required in the temples, covering shoulders and knees
• In some of the temples phones or any other electronic devices are not permitted
• Shoes and slippers must be removed at all sites, they will be deposited at a safe place