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One day tour with Nandan tour guide

I've just done an amazing one day tour in varanasi with Nandan... He was absolutely brilliant he... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Pippie2018
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Trip to Varanasi

It was nice trip to Varanasi, and made memorable by our escort Nandan Upadhyay. Each and every... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Sharad S
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Banaras (Varanasi/Kashi) is the mosaic of Indian culture with respect to representing the diversity and the distinctiveness of the regional cultures of India through superimposition in the passage of time. People from all parts of India, speaking different languages and dialects and carrying their own traits, taboos and traditional have settled in this city. Ultimately they accepted Vishvanath Shiva as their main deity. In Banaras alone, there are over 3600 Hindu shrines and temles, 1388 Muslim shrines and mosques, 42 Sikh temples, 12 churches, 3 Jain temples, 9 Buddhist temples and several other sacred sites and places. it is said 'by seeing Varanasi, one can see as much of life as the whole India can show'; but it is not easy to comprehend for those who stand outside the Hindu trandition. The stories of Ganga would change, but the motherly river lives on. The 6.5 KMs long riverfront of river Ganga in Varanasi, possesses a unique history, specific vision of magnificent architectural row of lofty buildings and holy sites.In a way, the city of Banaras is perceived as an intellectual laboratory of humanity where any aspects of life, from past to future, tradition to modernity, chaos to order, realization to revelation, perspectives to prospects, illusion to vision, death to life, displacement to settlement...and so on,... can easily be seen, envisioned, portrayed, purveyed, and also presented a model frame for step forward in understand and co-sharing by making bridge between locality and universality, and also between humanity and divinity.The merit of Varanasi lies in the fact that there is so much for every need and every mood, that there can be no one who returns from here less than inspired. We, Groovy tours, has specialized division to cater to the needs of all types of travelers; whether it is a guest looking for safety and security of escorted group tours, or someone seeking exclusive customized tour package, business traveler, a pilgrim or someone just looking to walk in the hidden alleys of one of the oldest living cities on the planet.Lets explore Varanasi with us!!!
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Varanasi 221005, India
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I've just done an amazing one day tour in varanasi with Nandan... He was absolutely brilliant he picked me up from the airport took me to my hotel and my tour started on time the next morning A lovely girl called Preya took me around...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

It was nice trip to Varanasi, and made memorable by our escort Nandan Upadhyay. Each and every piece of information given by Nadan was amazing some of them we never head about. I personally recommend to use service provide by Nandan and give him 9...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

You made our trip memorable. We had spent 3 days in Varanasi with awesome experience. Thanks a lot..

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Thank you. It was hell of an spiritual journey. Very well planned and organised. No complaints what so ever.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We took the evening Aarti Boat Tour and it was such a special experience. I'll never forget seeing the cremation rituals at the burning ghat, which was such a meaningful experience. Nandan was our guide and he was excellent. How I wish I had time...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We did the morning tour last minute and got super lucky that they still had a boat available in the morning. We didn't regret it - the boat and walking tour gave us great insights of Varanasi - especially since we were only one full...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We are ao lucky to have done this with Groovy tours! Our guide showed genuine interest to show us around and share secrets of the city, including a visit to a guru!!! Absolutely recommended!!!

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

We spent only one whole day in Varanasi and thanks to Groovy Tours, they made us finish all what we want to see and took us experience the local customs. And their price is also reasonable. They arranged two guides to us for different schedules...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

I had undertaken varanasi tour during the long weekend in dec 2017. after searching the net for an outfit who will cater to my needs, zeroed in on groovy tours. now that i am back from the trip am patting myself for my wise decision!!...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We visited Varanasi over Christmas 2017 and Nandan of Groovy Tours showed us around on Christmas Day and half of Boxing Day before our return flight to continue our holiday in Goa. We couldn’t have had a better guide. Nandan is so knowledgable about everything...More

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mckeni
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Response from Thomas K | Reviewed this property |
Try this. It worked for me very well. ‭+91 99361 80896‬
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Susan S
29 October 2016|
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Response from goooing | Reviewed this property |
Varanasi is a place to explore by own & i think 3 days time is sufficient to cover the city. main markets in Varanasi are, Chowk, Vishwanath Gali, Gyan Vapi, Lahurabir, Thatheri Bazar, Dashswamedh Gali, where you can easily... More
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26 August 2016|
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Response from groovytours | Property representative |
Namaskar and thanks for contacting Groovy Tours. We are so sorry but we don't have Chinese speaking guide. Please let me know if English speaking guide will work for you. We can take some extra time and one of you could be... More
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