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Essential Varanasi Walk

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Essential Varanasi Walk

Varanasi
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Starting in the heart of the old city, the walk takes you through its colourful markets, captivating places of worship, ancient buildings of stupendous architecture, and even greater stories!

Understand the key elements of Hindu philosophy, how Varanasi’s unique geography led to its becoming India’s spiritual capital, and the city’s compelling take on Death & Moksha (Salvation).

Punctuated with frequent hidden-in-the-corner spots of solace amidst the hustle-bustle, the walk perfectly emulates the eccentricities of Banaras!

Walk Highlights

Colourful traditional markets near Chowk – flower market, copper and bronze, cloth, amongst many.

Beautiful hidden spots in the alleyways – Bhartendu Bhavan (a 300 year old haveli of a prolific writer), a peaceful temple with exquisite architecture

Manikarnika (the cremation Ghat) – understanding Varanasi’s association with death and Moksha

Key elements of Hindu philosophy, Varanasi’s history, geography, and urban design

Included

Price includes small delightful surprises from Roobaroo

Water, Chai and Snack

Wear shoes that are easy to slip out of and let all awkward curiosities and questions slip out too 🙂

Storyteller well versed with Varanasi’s heritage, India, and English

Price Breakup

Group Price -> INR 1500 Per Person

Private Price -> Additional INR 2500 (for the whole group) + Group Price

+5% GST

Itinerary

Starting point – Saint Thomas Church, Girijaghar Crossing (Map)

Ending pointManikarnika ghat (Map)

Preferred Timings – 10 am – 1pm or 3 pm – 6 pm

1500 INR

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Starting in the heart of the old city, the walk takes you through its colourful markets, captivating places of worship, ancient buildings of stupendous architecture, and even greater stories!

Understand the key elements of Hindu philosophy, how Varanasi’s unique geography led to its becoming India’s spiritual capital, and the city’s compelling take on Death & Moksha (Salvation).

Punctuated with frequent hidden-in-the-corner spots of solace amidst the hustle-bustle, the walk perfectly emulates the eccentricities of Banaras!

1500 INR

Start Date and Time


No of Travellers
- 0 +
- 0 +
- 0 +
- 0 +
- 0 +
- 0 +
Total 0 INR
Additional Charges 2500 INR

Got some other plans ?
Contact us for customized walks

Available Groups

MON
8 slot left
8 slot left
TUE
8 slot left
8 slot left
WED
8 slot left
8 slot left
THU
8 slot left
8 slot left
FRI
8 slot left
8 slot left
SAT
8 slot left
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SUN
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MON
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TUE
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WED
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THU
8 slot left
8 slot left
FRI
8 slot left
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SAT
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SUN
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Walk Highlights

Colourful traditional markets near Chowk – flower market, copper and bronze, cloth, amongst many.

Beautiful hidden spots in the alleyways – Bhartendu Bhavan (a 300 year old haveli of a prolific writer), a peaceful temple with exquisite architecture

Manikarnika (the cremation Ghat) – understanding Varanasi’s association with death and Moksha

Key elements of Hindu philosophy, Varanasi’s history, geography, and urban design

Included

Price includes small delightful surprises from Roobaroo

Water, Chai and Snack

Wear shoes that are easy to slip out of and let all awkward curiosities and questions slip out too 🙂

Storyteller well versed with Varanasi’s heritage, India, and English

Itinerary

Starting point – Saint Thomas Church, Girijaghar Crossing (Map)

Ending pointManikarnika ghat (Map)

Preferred Timings – 10 am – 1pm or 3 pm – 6 pm

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Reviews

Madgenius
Excellent value and well-designed walking and boat tours by extremely knowledgeable and friendly local guides. Simply a must for a city like Varanasi, which has so many hidden delights. I’m so grateful to’ve done two tours. Moreover, Roobaroo is Indian owned and operated. I’ve already recommended these peeps to my mates and I’ll continue to do so!
Mrigank

We contacted Roobaroo walks for a unique business requirement, as we were going to produce a video in Varanasi and required expert know-how for the on-ground scene. What started as a business arrangement turned into an experience of a lifetime, as the team from Roobaroo walks created the perfect walk for us to help with our requirements. Their knowledge about Varanasi, their innate ability to pre-judge our volatile requirements and arrange for the same, and overall, the personal attention given to each and everyone during the tour was something which we did not anticipate.

We were able to capture some iconic events, which are usually little known to the outside world but par for the course for our guides. I hope I get to meet the team again when I plan my visit to Varanasi with my families, an enthralling place which is ripe with so much history that it demands multiple visits.

Stempyren from New Zealand

During our stay in Varanasi we attended three tours with Roobaroo Walks. These were 1. The Essential Varanasi Walk (northern part of the city) 2. the City of Good Life Walk (southern part of the city) and 3. the Food Walk (street food tour).

We thoroughly enjoyed each tour and would recommend Roobaroo Walks to anyone travelling to Varanasi. The city is incredible, however, it was intentionally designed to feature a complex network of small alleys, which can be really tricky to navigate if you are a traveller. Accordingly, a guided tour is a great way to really make the most of your time in Varanasi and will also give you an enhanced insight into local life.

Anchal and Aayush are fantastic tour guides. They are both extremely kind, well-spoken and fun. They answered all of our questions about life in Varanasi, and India in general, comprehensively and all of our tours went over time because they were so generous with their time! If you are considering booking a tour with this company you definitely should!!!

John from USA
My wife and I were in Varanasi for the first time. On our first outing alone, we were pretty overwhelmed. However, having Aayush with us brought the city to life and showed us a completely different side. We ended up doing the Essential Varnassi and City of Good Life tours – we learned so much on the old city tour that we had to continue with another one the next day! Would strongly recommend to anyone who wants to better understand Varanasi.
Madgenius from Jaipur
Excellent value and well-designed walking and boat tours by extremely knowledgeable and friendly local guides. Simply a must for a city like Varanasi, which has so many hidden delights. I’m so grateful to’ve done two tours. Moreover, Roobaroo is Indian owned and operated. I’ve already recommended these peeps to my mates and I’ll continue to do so!
John from USA
My wife and I were in Varanasi for the first time. On our first outing alone, we were pretty overwhelmed. However, having Aayush with us brought the city to life and showed us a completely different side. We ended up doing the Essential Varnassi and City of Good Life tours – we learned so much on the old city tour that we had to continue with another one the next day! Would strongly recommend to anyone who wants to better understand Varanasi.
Mrigank from Sydney

We contacted Roobaroo walks for a unique business requirement, as we were going to produce a video in Varanasi and required expert know-how for the on-ground scene. What started as a business arrangement turned into an experience of a lifetime, as the team from Roobaroo walks created the perfect walk for us to help with our requirements. Their knowledge about Varanasi, their innate ability to pre-judge our volatile requirements and arrange for the same, and overall, the personal attention given to each and everyone during the tour was something which we did not anticipate.

We were able to capture some iconic events, which are usually little known to the outside world but par for the course for our guides. I hope I get to meet the team again when I plan my visit to Varanasi with my families, an enthralling place which is ripe with so much history that it demands multiple visits.

Stempyren from New Zealand

During our stay in Varanasi we attended three tours with Roobaroo Walks. These were 1. The Essential Varanasi Walk (northern part of the city) 2. the City of Good Life Walk (southern part of the city) and 3. the Food Walk (street food tour).

We thoroughly enjoyed each tour and would recommend Roobaroo Walks to anyone travelling to Varanasi. The city is incredible, however, it was intentionally designed to feature a complex network of small alleys, which can be really tricky to navigate if you are a traveller. Accordingly, a guided tour is a great way to really make the most of your time in Varanasi and will also give you an enhanced insight into local life.

Anchal and Aayush are fantastic tour guides. They are both extremely kind, well-spoken and fun. They answered all of our questions about life in Varanasi, and India in general, comprehensively and all of our tours went over time because they were so generous with their time! If you are considering booking a tour with this company you definitely should!!!

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