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Explore the craft bazaars of Varanasi

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USD 86.52
2 travellers
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What to Expect

This handicraft tour will begin with a cafe filled with craft items and paintings. The meandering heritage streets of Banaras, lined with traditional murals on walls and old Havelis, provides a perfect setting for craft dissemination and design thinking. Here, you will learn about different kinds of crafts in India- Meenakari (enameling), saree making, textile making, wood carving, stone carving, etc. Particular focus will be given on dying art and craft. We will head towards the craft communities in Varanasi. Though historically disadvantaged, their families have been practicing craft making for decades, making them skilled practitioners of it. Interact with the people, learn more about it. Further, we will see Wooden lacquered toys, clay toys and pottery making, stone sculpture art, and then the very famous of Varanasi, Banarasi Silk Sarees.

Stop At:

• Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please let us know your location of hotel/airport/railway station. We will pick you in an air-conditioned car.


  • Varanasi Airport, Varanasi India
Departure Time
9:00 AM
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Varanasi is filled with beautiful market, filled with shops of clothes, show pieces, carpets, craftwork made of wood, stone, potter. A great place for craft lovers and artists looking for inspiration. I also recommend sitting amongst the artisans to see how they work. I didn't
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Response from saircommunity, Guest Relations Manager at Explore the craft bazaars of Varanasi
Responded 15 Dec. 2019
Thank you - your feedback is helpful to us. We shall work towards improving the communication of the guide. We hope you travel with us again soon.
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Key Details
  • Varanasi Octo
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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