Varanasi’s wide lanes and narrow alleys are alive with a wide variety of activities. The lanes are interspersed with tiny toy shops, some of which specialize in small painted, wooden toys and others are filled with local artisans’ own handicrafts. There are shops specializing in fabric and ready-made garments and bargaining is expected - most things can be purchased at extremely reasonable rates. There are sweet shops galore and a wide variety of places offering tasty and inexpensive street food. Varanasi titbits are a great add-on to a morning or afternoon visiting the markets and delicious food is only a stone’s throw away. Don’t worry, we will guide you through the colourful chaos and introduce you to the Varanasi must-see markets (as well as some lesser known ones). You will discover and understand why markets are essential to the daily life of every Banarasi and our tour will give visitors a glimpse of this vibrant part of Varanasi street life. The city is famous across India for its outstanding street food but discovering good eateries on your own is not always easy. Not to worry - that’s where we come in! We’ll help you experience all the flavors the city has to offer by guiding you through Varanasi’s best street food & drinks hot spots. Hope you’re hungry!
Market tours can be taken between 09:00-20:00. If you have any special requirements, please let us know. We will do our best to assist you!
Cost of market tours for 1 - 3 people @ INR 1500/- (extra person @ INR 300/-). Duration of tour: 3 Hrs.
The tours include a knowledgeable & experienced tour guide who will meet you at your hotel or guesthouse and accompany you on foot to the various markets. These local markets could include those making wooden toys, jewellery, fabrics, ready-made garments, spices or Varanasi’s silk & sarees where you can be introduced to leading specialists in their field.
Please Note: Do not carry your important possessions or valuables on tour. Respectable attire is expected and kindly save your purchases un til the end of the tour. Tips or vehical services (pickup & drop-off) are not included in the cost of the tour.
If you have any queries about our personalized services, please do not hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0091-9452206434 - we will be most happy to assist.