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Varanasi Walks

B 1/229 Assi Ghat | inside Assi International Ashram & Organic Shop, Varanasi 221001, India
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Nomi was a wonderfully kind and knowledgeable guide through places in Varanasi we would never have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RODRIGO C
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Amazing! Also great if you're solo and want a safe and legit experience!

My tour guide Nomi was wonderful. He picked me up from my hostel, which was in a not so good area... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mia K
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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 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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B 1/229 Assi Ghat | inside Assi International Ashram & Organic Shop, Varanasi 221001, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nomi was a wonderfully kind and knowledgeable guide through places in Varanasi we would never have discovered. Highly recommended!

1  Thank RODRIGO C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My tour guide Nomi was wonderful. He picked me up from my hostel, which was in a not so good area. Felt safe the whole time. He had so much knowledge, and was attentive and helpful in answering my questions. He knows a lot and...More

3  Thank Mia K
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

excellent walking tour with J. we learned all about kabir and traced the life through the backalleys and the lesser known parts of varanasi. so much information in such a short time - with alot of fun too. definitely recommend him.

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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

After a somehow not so good experience with another guided tour Pappu showed me around. One could really feel the love and enthusiasm for his hometown. He knew every little corner and hidden temple and pointed out the more modern development of the town with...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Amrit, very professional and helpful, made all these moments very lively, full of fascinating histories and Indian culture, and a great pleasure. The morning boat rise was the best of time to observe the riverside coming to life, and a great diversity of activities taking...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place associated with Hinduism and pilgrimage. Must do sunrise boat ride and must attend spectacular evening aarti. Sites never to be missed. We had a very helpful, supportive guide- Anand Kumar. Well done and thank you. Also walk leisurely along ghats at your own...More

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JeremyR1990, Owner at Varanasi Walks, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting Varanasi with us! We will be sure to let our staff Anand know how much you enjoyed him also. It takes time for us to read and respond to each review in the season but rest assured my staff...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

I did 3 tours with Varanasi Walks in different cities and they were all excellent. The guides are very knowledgable and bring to life the surroundings you're in. Sometimes these are hard to love, especially if you're new to the Indian culture, but they really...More

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JeremyR1990, Owner at Varanasi Walks, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting Varanasi with us! We have a bit higher prices than others but we have better places ;) It takes time for us to read and respond to each review in the season but rest assured my staff are like...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

I would like to recommend Varanasi Walk if you are unsure and don't want to be harassed in the tiny streets of old Varanasi. I have done the Ganga sunrise boat trip with a short walk inside the tiny streets from Manikarnika Ghat. I appreciated...More

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JeremyR1990, Owner at Varanasi Walks, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting Varanasi with us! We will be sure to let our staff Munindra know how much you enjoyed him also. It takes time for us to read and respond to each review in the season but rest assured my staff...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018

The highly charismatic and passionate Jai led us on a most intriguing walk, entitled Death and Rebirth, through Varanasi at night. This was without doubt a highlight of our stay and I recommend Varanasi Walks to anyone who wishes to get, even a little bit,...More

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JeremyR1990, Owner at Varanasi Walks, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

This is highly charismatic and passionate Jai writing! Thanks so much for the kind words :)

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Nomi was our guide for our walk on 23rd February. He is an excellent and considerate guide and I really enjoyed the coolness of these alleys especially as the temperature that day was 35 degrees! I particularly liked the wonderful palace overlooking the Ganges, seeing...More

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JeremyR1990, Owner at Varanasi Walks, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Nomi is great! Glad you enjoyed the trip with him! Thank you so much for visiting Varanasi with us! We will be sure to let our staff know how much you enjoyed him also. It takes time for us to read and respond to each...More

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Devlin248
April 18, 2018|
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Response from JeremyR1990 | Property representative |
google varanasiwalks is it not written on tripadvisor somehow?
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Not sure why your submission hasnt been received. Will check my website. Thanks for bringing this to my notice.
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May 20, 2016|
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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
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