Varanasi Walks
City Tours • Cultural Tours • Historical & Heritage Tours • Walking Tours
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Walter M
London, UK24 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
We had such a great time with Amrit and learned so much. It was a privilege to be guided by such a knowledgeable local. A really great three days, very good value for money.
Written 21 November 2022
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Walter M
3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
When I discovered Varanasi Walks it seemed like the perfect solution to our desire to discover Varanasi’s multi-layered life, culture and history. They were incredibly helpful and provided a customised tour incorporating the Subah-e-Banaras Sunrise Boat trip plus Death & Rebirth, Far North, Northern Bazaars and Unseen Interiors walks.

Amrit was incredibly knowledgeable, informative, kind, witty, enthusiastic and a delight to be with. We loved and felt his passion for his home and learnt a lot about India, it’s peoples, religions, monuments as well as about Varanasi. We saw and learnt about many more things than itemised on our walks and felt we came away with markedly more insight. We had a really fabulous experience.
Written 20 November 2022
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JuClover
Nice, France13 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
I did 2 walking tours with Pappu and it was really nice and interesting !! I learnt many things ! Pappu speaks good English and is really fun and nice, also flexible. Thank you very much and I totally recommand them !
Written 18 November 2022
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OutdoorMamma
Ipswich, MA14 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
Our family had two wonderful tours with Pappu, our guide. He is kind, friendly and very knowledgeable, and his English is very clear. VW staff were very helpful in arranging a tour for us on short notice. Very professional and transparent: Pappu communicated clearly with us in advance about what we would see and do, and stuck to plan, price and timing.
Written 17 November 2022
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Chitra
Bengaluru, India2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
My third time in Kashi,Pappu has always shown something unique. Memorable, truly timeless Kashi with Varanasi Walks
Written 14 November 2022
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simon_maniora
2 contributions
Oct 2022
Best walking tour we did in India! our guide was extremely knowledgable and very accommodating to our requests. i would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who wants to discover the secrets and magical side of Varanassi
Written 11 November 2022
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Grace
9 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Such a good experience on the Northern Bazaar and Hidden Alleyways tour and our guide Mr Pappu was excellent, very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.
Written 9 November 2022
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Lucas L
6 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We got three tours booked by our travel agency and we're very happy to got Pappu as our guide in Varanasi. We enjoyed one sunset as well as a sunrise boat ride and did a walking tour in the evening. Pappu helped us to understand and see the beauty of the city. We talked with him about several topics and it felt like a fried shows you around in his home town.
Especially the meaning behind some religious rituals and figures was very well explained.
Note: NO hypocritical visits to any shop with "no pressure" to buy anything as you often experience with other guides.
Would totally recommend.
Written 7 November 2022
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Heera Baldev
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
I had the privilege of spending a few days with Papu , who happens to have a very unique story himself ! I would put him as one of the highlights of my trip . His knowledge is extensive and so is his sense of humor . I loved every minute walking through the alleys , and exploring the culinary stories with the locals via him. I highly recommend spending a few days with him and getting lost in the streets .
Written 6 November 2022
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Angelos P
3 contributions
Oct 2022
Excellent experience with Varanasi Walks, they were very responsive and helpful amidst the Diwali. Our guide Pappu was very polite, knowledgable, with genuine fondness of the city. He showed us some of the 'real' Varanasi and helped us understand a lot more about the place and the culture, with calmness and kindness that extended beyond his clients. Highly recommended!!
Written 6 November 2022
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