The Heritage Walks at Mahindra Kabira will lead you up to meander the lanes and alleys and fall in step with Banarasi culture, you will be met with a melting pot of flavours bursting with the spice of the kachori, the zing of the chaat, and the exuberance of the Banarasi lassi and paan.
Follow the food trail from the famous Kashi Chaat Bhandar to the little stalls of Kachori Gali behind Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the shops selling pakoras and everything else on Vishwanath Gali. Visit Kabir Mat, Sankat Mochan Temple; see the weavers at work translating fantasy into golden reality and more.
This is an afternoon walk which will start after lunch. Guests will be taken first on a boat ride to the northern part of the city, followed by a short walk of 200 meters and then a 10-minute car ride which will bring them to Kabir Math.
From there, the curator will introduce Kabir’s works and wisdom in English, embellished with music. In the next 25-30 minutes, the walk will meander through the lanes of silk-weavers ending at the loom of a National Awardee master-weaver to see the magic he creates.
Thereafter the group will be taken to a beautiful garden house and served refreshments with chaat and thandai.
At the end of the walk, cars will take the tired but satiated walkers to the point where they get onto boats for the 10-min ride back to the point of commencement.
Post a boat ride, this walk will start at the historic point of initiation of Saint Kabir and weave through the intricate labyrinth of Banarasi by-lanes. The walk will conclude with a visit to the home of Bharatendu, known as the Father of Contemporary Hindi where tea, filling refreshments and dialogue and repartee will be offer.
This walk, through the mysterious web of Banarasi streets, echoing history and diversity, will conclude with a visit to a fascinating mid-18th century home of a traditional Banarasi family where walkers will be served a lavish, vegetarian Banarasi meal replete with local delicacies.
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