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You need no other guide in Varanasi...

My family and I spent three full days in Varanasi with Monu. When in a new place you want a guide... read more

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Franklin M
First Class service

We spent two days in Varanasi in January using the services of Monu Tours. Monu was really great... read more

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Namaskar/Namaste Welcome to Varanasi ! My name is Monu. I was born and raised in the alleyways of Varanasi – the holy Hind City located on the banks vof the River Ganges (Ganga). Varanasi is a city where time has stood still for centuries. It is what I refer to as “the real India”. We continue to live in communion with nature and we see the goodness in all creation. Our proximity to and relationship with Ganges defines us. The power of my city is so profound, that I have dedicated my life sharing its goodness with people from all over the world. I’ve spent most of my life in this city. I used to play cricket in the twisty alleyways of Varanasi. My father, started a small business in Tourism in 1997 where I also helped him, while studying at the same time. My studies at Baranas Hindu University included English Literature, history, and politics. In 2008, I completed my degree in Instrumental Music. I am still active teaching music in my community as well as leading public performances. I am connected to Tourism since 1997. My love for music had allowed me to be part of many local projects as well as some international documentaries. More recently I have been learning French which I can read, write, and speak fluently. I am also fluent in English, Hindi, and Bhojpuri. Not only am I a part of Varanasi, but Varanasi is a part of me. My tours will very quickly reveal to you the beauty that resides in this city, but also you will experience that this same beauty resides in you. There are many ways that you can touch and experience this beauty. We will go for walks in the city and along the ghats. We will go for boat rides (sunrise and sunset) on the Ganges. We will eat some of the best food in India that you will never find on your typical tours. My tours are not for monuments only but instead to get close to the locals. I will invite you to meet my family and you will be greeted with the warmest of hospitality. Varanasi is an amazing place to live and it is really hard for outsiders to understand it. With Monu Tours, you will catch a unique glimpse of this city and gain a better understanding of the entire country. You will be in my personal care where you can do so safely and at your own pace. I look forward to sharing Namaste with you.
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Reviewed yesterday

My family and I spent three full days in Varanasi with Monu. When in a new place you want a guide that knows everything. Monu has spent his entire life in Varanasi and he can give first hand experiences and stories that other guides wouldn't...More

Thank Franklin M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent two days in Varanasi in January using the services of Monu Tours. Monu was really great and explained so much to us about the sites we were visiting and he soon saw that we were really interested in the street life in Varanasi...More

Thank dragonfli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent three days in Varanasi with Monu. I can’t imagine there could be anyone better! He grew up in the alleys of old Varanasi and shared with us so many things that only a lifelong resident could know. He has a strong command of...More

Thank Ben M
MonuToursIndia, Owner at Monu Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Ben. Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure hosting and showing you and your family around Varanasi. Hope to see you again. With Regards Monu from Monu Tours India

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Monu was an incredible tourguide with a lot of in-depth knowledge about Varanasi, its traditions, culture and history. He took a lot of time with us to share his knowledge in a passionate way and to show us all the wonders of the city of...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting Varanasi was an amazing experience thanks to our guide Monu. He is a very friendly, enthusiastic person, who really loves his city and made us fall in love with it too. We got to know the city through his wonderful stories. He knew a...More

Thank Hetty K
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

As well as the staples of the sunrise boat trip along the ghats, temples and evening aarti, my wife and I wanted to see the more 'off the beaten track' Varanasi. Monu was brilliant and our itinerary was flexible, we walked the alleyways, the ghats,...More

Thank mbk09
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Monu was very nice to us and we booked night boat ride and sunrise boat ride with him. We were given the best tour by his friend, Vicky who brought us to eat at the best Muslim restaurant in Varanasi. Very much recommended and please...More

Thank Amira N
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I just returned from India and have worked on this review in my head for several days. I will start of by saying that quite simply Monu is amazing. He is professional, concerned for safety, and a priceless resource while in India. If you are...More

Thank JoseV784
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I got Monu's contact from his website and whatsapped him for arranging a day tour. He responded straightaway and came to our hotel to meet and arranged a very nice trip for us. We went for a walking tour , morning and evening boatride with...More

Thank Gyuris A
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Monu did a great job of showing us around Varanasi. We really got the full experience in just one day. He even let us tailor things to our interests. Monu is also very knowledgeable about the city.

Thank Steven P
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