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Varanasi Walks

B 1/229 Assi Ghat | inside Assi International Ashram & Organic Shop, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 70810 70222
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Fantastic Varanasi experience on foot

I recently took 3 walks led by the lovely Lao Tse. I did The Pilgrim's Riverside walk on the first... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Varanasi Walks

I would highly recommend taking a walk with Varanasi Walks. Book it in advance & save yourself... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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
B 1/229 Assi Ghat | inside Assi International Ashram & Organic Shop, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 70810 70222

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I recently took 3 walks led by the lovely Lao Tse. I did The Pilgrim's Riverside walk on the first afternoon that I arrived in Varanasi. I have to say it was probably the best tour I could have chosen at that point as it...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I would highly recommend taking a walk with Varanasi Walks. Book it in advance & save yourself wasting time. Your experience of the city will be greatly enhanced by having someone with local knowledge to guide you. Our guide was Lao Tse who showed us...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had an excellent walking tour of Varanasi in the company of Amrit Sharma. He showed us lots of stuff that we would otherwise have missed. Pleasant company and because we were with him we didn't get hassled by touts. We visited Manikarnika Ghat as...More

1  Thank Dave-n-Fran
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our walks with Varanasi Walks were the highlight of our time here! My girlfriend and I booked an afternoon walk shortly after we were due to arrive in Varanasi by plane. Due to some unfortunate food choices a day prior, we both arrived sick and...More

1  Thank Ryan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had 48 hours in Varanasi and not nearly enough time to pre-plan, so I opted to hire Varanasi Walks for three tours - an afternoon Riverside Walk, the evening boat ride and the morning boat ride. It was one of the best travel decisions...More

1  Thank Liz O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go on an adventure and get lost in the city with Varanasi Walks. There are so many temples, hidden in corners, that are devoted to mysterious gods you've never heard of. Or step into a place that worships a mystical swami who lived for over...More

1  Thank Newton T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the Mark Twain walk in the morning, which showed a side of Varanasi not usually seen, and then an afternoon walk as well. Jai made both walks personal and was an excellent guide throughout the day. As a resident and tour guide he...More

1  Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did three walks with Varanasi Walks. Our guide was the wonderful Lao Tse who must be one of the nicest men on the planet. His local knowledge and delightful personality made each walk a great experience for us. He took us to places that...More

1  Thank Darlene3501
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the sunrise boat tour and the city walking tour. Both were amazing and an incredibly informative way to learn about this great city. Would definitely recommend both to anyone visiting Varanasi. The tour guides were so knowledgeable and very friendly.

1  Thank Rich_Morris1986
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Four of us traveled to Varanasi for the first time and we are so glad that we hired Varanasi Walks to show us the city. We booked them for two tours: Sunrise boat ride on the Ganges and then a walk later in the day....More

1  Thank Shea V
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3 September 2016|
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Response from VaranasiWalks | Property representative |
Not sure why your submission hasnt been received. Will check my website. Thanks for bringing this to my notice.
21 May 2016|
Response from VaranasiWalks | Property representative |
Many shops are closed during extreme heat in the middle of the day. Including us! Varanasiwalks office: B 1/229 Assi ghat. Ph. +91.9793714111
18 October 2015|
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Response from VaranasiWalks | Property representative |
Hannah, Feel free to book on our website. Either way we will pencil you in for Nov 4 onwards. We can easily receive you at Ganpati Guesthouse. It will take 1.5 - 2 hrs for you to reach your guesthouse if your arrival at... More