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Varanasi Walking Tour

Varanasi, India
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About Varanasi Walking Tour
No other place in India, may be more challenging and bewildering for your senses than Varanasi.It is not an easy city to comprehend for those of you who stand outside the Hindu tradition.It is a tradition that understands life and death as an integrated whole. It is a tradition in which all of the senses are employed in the apprehension of the divine.Explore this wonderful city with us.
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Since Varanasi is a city of ghats,alleys and temples it is not possible for somebody from outside to really know the hidden gems of Varanasi (like a street dentist or a open court clay gym, which the traditional way of staying fit in Varanasi) without a professional guide. Places like these can only be accessed with a guide who is knowledgeable as well as passionate to show Varanasi like we do.
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Catherine wrote a review Mar 2020
Bray, Ireland16 contributions4 helpful votes
I thought this would be too long for me but it was so interesting that I forgot to be tired! Our guide took us to see many home industries we would never otherwise have noticed. We saw dwellings and temples and neighbourhoods we'd never have found on our own. We had the best Lassi on the planet, the most delicious Indian sweets and ended up at the fire ceremony. if you get the chance just do it! WEAR GOOD COMFORTBLE WALKING SHOES
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Paramasivam R wrote a review Feb 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia11 contributions1 helpful vote
I visited and stayed at Mr Harish Homestay for twice. Will go again on Dec. His hospitality and welcoming great! His family treat guest as God. His staff (Sandeep) very polite and helpful. Highly recommend a stay.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Carolann76 wrote a review Feb 2020
Montreal, Canada8 contributions6 helpful votes
First off, we had an awesome guide and I am sorry that I do not recall his name but we booked him through Homestay (Harish RIJHWANI) for both the evening sunset and the morning sunset tours. This young gentleman was very professional and securing. Our guide was very knowledgeable about Varanasi and its rituals as he led us through the chaoes of a street filled with people who have come here to die, the homeless, the hungry, the desperate amidst traffic of cars, motor bikes, rickshaws and the occasional cow sitting in the middle of the street as if it was dividing the street left and right - a rarity in India! The highlight for me in the evening tour was witnessing from a boat on the Gange's the rituals surrounding the cremation of a body. After that, we assisted at a ceremony to honor the Gange's river. Varanasi smells of incense. I'd been travelling for over a month through South and North India and never took a guide except at The Taj Mahal. I greatly appreciated having our guide in Varanassi.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Nishith Shome wrote a review Feb 2020
Jamshedpur, India7 contributions
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Excellent boat riding was very exciting. From where we have witnessed different ghats. We also enjoyed Ganga Arati with the help of guide provided by Homestay.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Andrew W wrote a review Feb 2020
59 contributions49 helpful votes
Having arrived into Varanasi late, with minimal preparation, this tour looked like a good way to start our stay in this city, and it did not disappoint. Our guide Sunni was great, taking us down the winding alleys, stopping to discuss points of interest and some amazing eateries. Highlight was the vegetable samosa at our first stop, and the most bizarre was definitely the street dentist! Can't recommend this tour or guide enough, thank you for an excellent afternoon.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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