Explore the villages surrounding Varanasi on this private tour and discover the true heart of Indian culture. See how saris are woven and watch as young children learn Sanskrit. An unforgettable experience!
What to expect?
After being picked up from your hotel in Varanasi, you'll begin your tour of the villages that surround the sacred city. In the comfort of a private vehicle, experience the day to day lives of people in these tiny Indian villages.
When you reserve your private tour of the villages of Varanasi, you'll be able to choose from two options:
4 hour tour
If you choose this option, you'll enjoy a tour lasting four hours of two villages near Varanasi. After being picked up at 8 am, you'll be taken to Sarai Mohana, known for its production of silks, used to create India's most iconic item of clothing: the sari. Watch first-hand as craftsmen and women weave these magnificent colourful fabrics. You'll also have the opportunity to buy one if you'd like - a stunning souvenir of your time here.
Next, you'll head to Chiraigaon, where you can experience the true essence of India seeing the daily lives of the people who live here. Having truly explored village life in Varanasi, you'll return to your hotel.
8 hour tour
If you'd prefer to spend a full day exploring the fascinating villages around Varanasi, this eight hour tour will also take you to Sarai Mohana and Chiraigaon, as well as visiting Kapildhara and Rameshwar.
After being picked up from your hotel at 9 am, you'll visit Sarai Mohana to appreciate the beauty of their famous saris, before heading to Kapildhara, where you'll learn all about the area's gastronomy and discover the local cattle farms.
You'll continue to Chiraigaon and finally to Rameshwar, a village in which you can experience one of the most incredible sights of the day: getting to see a Sanskrit class. Watch in awe as the youngest of children learn to write this ancient language.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
|Up to 3 people||Up to 5 people|
|4 hour tour||
|8 hour tour||
4 hour tour
Up to 3 peopleUS$ 59.60
Up to 5 peopleUS$ 79.50
8 hour tour
Up to 3 peopleUS$ 92.70
Up to 5 peopleUS$ 119.20
4 hours - 8 hours.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Varanasi).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).