Your guide will pick you up from your hotel after breakfast and drive you out of the city to a traditional village called Chiraigaon.
Expect a warm welcome from the villagers as they show you around their homes and businesses. Explore the rustic village precinct and witness local farming practices and traditional customs in action. We’ll visit the local temple and stop to savour a warming cup of masala tea. We’ll chat with the locals and get a better understanding of their way of living and learn about their traditions.
We will then stop at the home of a local family to learn how to make some delightfully spiced homemade pickles.
After this we’ll pile back into the car and make our way to the famous weavers' village of Sarai Mohana. We’ll take a wander around, soaking up the atmosphere before stopping to watch the weavers work their magic, creating world-famous silk sarees.
The famed Banarasi silk sarees made here are the finest in India and are known for their excellent craftsmanship, featuring intricate gold and silver brocade work and opulent embroidery. Indian women wear them for marriages and festivals. You will have an opportunity to purchase one, should you wish (not included in tour price). They make great souvenirs and gifts.
After a busy day discovering the real India, your guide will then take you back to your hotel. Don’t forget to ask what else there is to see and do in this beguiling region.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, hotel pickup and drop-off (for hotels within Varanasi city), tea with local family, transportation in air-conditioned vehicle during tour, mineral water.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.
If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
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