Know the South Of Varanasi Heritage Walk Tour Packages
Varanasi, the oldest city in India which is a city of ancient temples, handicraft, monasteries, narrow lanes, ghats, and not to forget river Ganga! The city is so big that it is quite impossible to know it well in just one day trip to Kashi. The city has two sides- South Varanasi and North Varanasi. South Varanasi Heritage Walk Tours allows the tourist to explore ancient temples, old ghats, handicrafts area, and lanes where you can witness the lives of weavers. These heritage walk tours allow visitors to explore Kashi in a new way and see the Banarasi way of life. Let’s take a look on South Varanasi Heritage Walk
Assi Ghat is the famous spot in South Varanasi. Let’s start South Varanasi Heritage Walk from this old ghat that is famous for its scenic view of sunrise and sunset, boast rides, Ganga aarti, and much more. Talking an early morning walk on Assi Ghat gives mesmerizing experience where a classical Indian Music performance waits for you. The event is known as Subah-e-Banaras. Going to the oldest city and not talking a part in public yoga activity on Assi ghat will be an injustice to Varanasi Heritage walk tour.
Moving ahead after mind and soul purification on Assi Ghat, Tulsi ghat is the next stop on South Varanasi heritage walk tour. Give your feet some rest and take a sip on delicious warm lemon tea available at Tulsi Ghat. Just a few steps away from Assi Ghat, named after famous Hindu poet Tulsidas of 16th century, it is an important part in Hindu mythology. It is a place where you can see few relics of Tulsidas are preserved, the house where he died is his samadhi and the idol of Lord Hanuman, wooden clogs, pillows which Tulsidas worshiped are still there.
Swami Nath Akhara-
Located near Tulsi ghat, Swami Nath Akhara is an ancient wrestling school in Varanasi beholding the history of more than 450 years. It was founded by Goswami Tulsidas, but it got its popularity by the tales of Swami Nath and later it got named after him. Make sure to reach herebefore 9 AM else you may miss the dangal practice. Earlier, it was a ‘men-only’ area, but after the movie Dangal, it opened its doors for women wrestlers.
Situated near Tulsi Ghat and next to the famous spot of Varanasi Heritage walk tour, Lolarka Kund is also known as the pond of Lord Sun. The place is the personification of faith. People take a dip in holy Kund and take a pledge of giving up anyone vegetable for the rest of life while leaving their clothes. Also, there is a belief that childless couples take a dip with the hope of having a child and to express their gratitude they give up on a vegetable.
Rani Laxmi Bai Birth Place
Varanasi is a place where the great queen and a legendary figure Rani Laxmi Bai was born on November 19, 1828, into Marathi Karhadi Brahmin family. Her birth name was Manikarnika and was nicknamed Manu. At the young age of 22, Rani Laxmi Bai and her infant child attained martyrdom on the frontline bravely fighting against the British army in the year 1858.
As the tour is coming to the end, a walk through the weaver colony is a must. Shivala area is a populated area where you could easily find handloom weavers, zari and brocade artisans working hard to earn daily wages for their family and to create exuberant pieces of handmade clothes. It is the area where you may come across your kind of handmade crafted saree. Just don’t resist yourself from picking one or two masterpieces of textile art.
Any Kashi trip would be incomplete without taking a nice and relaxing boat ride on the river Ganga. A boat tour is one the must-do thing in Varanasi. While taking a stroll to ghats, you can find out many boatmen offering group boat tours and private boat tours across the ghats. So, make sure to take a boat tour on a Varanasi heritage walk.
Eat some local breakfast Varanasi
Varanasi is famous for its version of delicious food. As the Varanasi Heritage walk tour comes to the end, fill your stomach with local breakfast options available there. From English breakfast to spicy Kachori to plain South Indian delicacies, you can find your plate at a reasonable price. Each bite of the food there will satiate your inner foodie. Once you’re done with the main breakfast, don’t forget to grab a bite of hot jalebi.
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