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International Music Centre Ashram

Address: D.33/81 Khalispur, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi, India
Phone Number: +91 (0)5422452302
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Tucked away in the winding streets of Bengali Tola near Dashashwamedh Road, the International Music Centre Ashram is run by a family of musicians and is a well-known cultural centre in the city of Kashi. Is a place you must visit with prior appointment

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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

i am very happy to visit this magical place ...it is very good performance by the sitar and flute player..very nice and peaceful place

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Varanasi, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Amazing music performance by the musician here in the oldest music school of varanasi. i m happy to be the part of this night in International music center asharam

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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

, Varanasi has been home to Indian philosophy, mysticism and spiritualism. Varanasi, therefore, has numerous Muths and Ashrams. At Varanasi different religious outfits have their own Muths and Ashrams. Many of these Muths and Ashrams have survived for centuries and are centers of spiritualism and religious activities. Some of the noted Muths and Ashrams of Varanasi are listed below: Dharm... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was a very nice experience. I don't know enough about classical Indian music to give any sort of real review. The building is around 500 years old and the setting is perfect for sitar, tabla and vocals! Plan to return on my next trip there.

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

For 150 Rupees each, this small concert on Saturday was one of our highlights. Both artists (one sitar, one tabla player) were mesmerizing and incredibly talented. They played 3 items and explained each one for English speaking tourists. If you have never seen Indian Classical Music, this place is a must.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Found this in the lonely planet and thought we'd give it a go...fantastic classical Indian performances in a cool intimate setting. Good variation across the week and tea served at the interval. We went back and I also took the opportunity to take some tabla lessons! Not the easiest place to find but just ask around the Bengali Tola area.... More 

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Avon, Colorado
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17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We saw a sign for this place when walking through the alleyways of Varanasi. We decided to spend the 100 (?) rupees. There were only four of us in the audience but it was an enjoyable time to hear live music in such a setting. It was also fun walking to and from in the evening as the alleyways are... More 

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Beijing, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This place is not to be missed. While here I received the greatest music lessons I've ever taken with the warmest people I've ever met. I took a tabla lesson and a sitar lesson. Each teacher was extremely patient and skilled. You can tell they are used to teaching beginners and they have a lot of first-timer sensibilities like cueing... More 

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Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

It was a great experience. I've spent 2 hours diving the outer and inner space listening to sitar and tabala instuments. You can hear this beautiful music on Weds and Saturdays there.

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