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Varanasi: Night Tour with Aarti Ceremony and Street Food

1. Varanasi: Night Tour with Aarti Ceremony and Street Food

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. 

Varanasi: Private Evening Street Food Tour

2. Varanasi: Private Evening Street Food Tour

Your tour will begin at 4:00 PM with pick-up from your hotel. Then you will drive in an air-conditioned car to Assi Ghat, the southernmost ghat in Varanasi and the first stop on the tour. After exploring the ghat, your guide will take you to try the first dish in this street food tour, poori sabzi. Hot and crispy poori or kachori is stuffed with dal and served with a spicy potato gravy. Next, it is time to taste some of the famous sweets of Varanasi. Try jalebi, a treat made from deep fried batter. Then taste shahi turka, an Indian bread pudding. Both of these food items are served crispy and hot, with lots of syrup. Afterwards, you will be served a lassi in an earthenware glass. Lassi is a yogurt drink flavored with cardamom and garnished with pistachios, fresh cream, and a few drops of rose water. You can also try and number of other Indian sweets. Varanasi is famous for aloo tikki chaat, potato patties with chickpea curry and garnished with green chutney, and pani puri, a hollow snack stuffed with different filings. Finally you can try the best chewing paan in Varanasi. After tasting all of these delicious street foods, you will be dropped back at your hotel at around 7:00 PM.

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