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Varanasi Walks

B 1/229 Assi Ghat | inside Assi International Ashram & Organic Shop, Varanasi 221001, India
+91 70810 70222
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Highly recommended

We had a pleasant tour in Varanasi. Our tour Papo was very friendly. He gave us very nice tips for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nuria L
Incredible introduction to Varanasi

We are so glad we booked with Varanasi Walks, and consider ourselves fortunate to have had the luck... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Simon H
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VaranasiWalks is the oldest experience oriented eco-friendly walking tour and boat journey collective in Varanasi. Since 2008 our Explorers have given an intimate look at the holy city of Varanasi and are able to show you places in the city that the average tourist could never find. Our walks cater to those who want to see the layered interiors of the city and avoid the static silk shopping game. The boatrides include short walks and detailed history along with immersed experiences! As a collective of residents of the city we are flexible and open to working with you to create a experience you will never forget. VaranasiWalks was started by Jai while he was running a successful Hindu Studies & Hindi Language university program and working in the Social Service sector. Jai has been giving walks in Varanasi since 2004.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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B 1/229 Assi Ghat | inside Assi International Ashram & Organic Shop, Varanasi 221001, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a pleasant tour in Varanasi. Our tour Papo was very friendly. He gave us very nice tips for our last day in Varanasi, I definitely recommend it!

Thank Nuria L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are so glad we booked with Varanasi Walks, and consider ourselves fortunate to have had the luck of having time with LaoTse. Dear LaoTse, We just wanted to once again thank you for a great day yesterday! We really enjoyed ourselves and it was...More

Thank Simon H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nomi was a wonderfully kind and knowledgeable guide through places in Varanasi we would never have discovered. Highly recommended!

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JeremyR1990, Owner at Varanasi Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So pleased that you enjoyed the walk with Nomi!

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

My tour guide Nomi was wonderful. He picked me up from my hostel, which was in a not so good area. Felt safe the whole time. He had so much knowledge, and was attentive and helpful in answering my questions. He knows a lot and...More

3  Thank Mia K
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JeremyR1990, Owner at Varanasi Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so glad that your tour was wonderful and our prices matched the experiences you had!

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

excellent walking tour with J. we learned all about kabir and traced the life through the backalleys and the lesser known parts of varanasi. so much information in such a short time - with alot of fun too. definitely recommend him.

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JeremyR1990, Owner at Varanasi Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So happy I am recommended! :)

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

After a somehow not so good experience with another guided tour Pappu showed me around. One could really feel the love and enthusiasm for his hometown. He knew every little corner and hidden temple and pointed out the more modern development of the town with...More

1  Thank Hannelore S
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JeremyR1990, Owner at Varanasi Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed the time with Pappu! The museum in Banaras Hindu University is very good, although not on our tours, and definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Amrit, very professional and helpful, made all these moments very lively, full of fascinating histories and Indian culture, and a great pleasure. The morning boat rise was the best of time to observe the riverside coming to life, and a great diversity of activities taking...More

2  Thank Nathalie d
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JeremyR1990, Owner at Varanasi Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

SO happy that you had a great time with Amrit! Come back to discover again soon!

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely place associated with Hinduism and pilgrimage. Must do sunrise boat ride and must attend spectacular evening aarti. Sites never to be missed. We had a very helpful, supportive guide- Anand Kumar. Well done and thank you. Also walk leisurely along ghats at your own...More

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JeremyR1990, Owner at Varanasi Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you so much for visiting Varanasi with us! We will be sure to let our staff Anand know how much you enjoyed him also. It takes time for us to read and respond to each review in the season but rest assured my staff...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

I did 3 tours with Varanasi Walks in different cities and they were all excellent. The guides are very knowledgable and bring to life the surroundings you're in. Sometimes these are hard to love, especially if you're new to the Indian culture, but they really...More

1  Thank Jeroen v
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JeremyR1990, Owner at Varanasi Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you so much for visiting Varanasi with us! We have a bit higher prices than others but we have better places ;) It takes time for us to read and respond to each review in the season but rest assured my staff are like...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

I would like to recommend Varanasi Walk if you are unsure and don't want to be harassed in the tiny streets of old Varanasi. I have done the Ganga sunrise boat trip with a short walk inside the tiny streets from Manikarnika Ghat. I appreciated...More

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JeremyR1990, Owner at Varanasi Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you so much for visiting Varanasi with us! We will be sure to let our staff Munindra know how much you enjoyed him also. It takes time for us to read and respond to each review in the season but rest assured my staff...More

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google varanasiwalks is it not written on tripadvisor somehow?
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