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Banaras (Varanasi/Kashi) is the mosaic of Indian culture with respect to representing the diversity and the distinctiveness of the regional cultures of India through superimposition in the passage of time. People from all parts of India, speaking different languages and dialects and carrying their own traits, taboos and traditional have settled in this city. Ultimately they accepted Vishvanath Shiva as their main deity. In Banaras alone, there are over 3600 Hindu shrines and temles, 1388 Muslim shrines and mosques, 42 Sikh temples, 12 churches, 3 Jain temples, 9 Buddhist temples and several other sacred sites and places. it is said 'by seeing Varanasi, one can see as much of life as the whole India can show'; but it is not easy to comprehend for those who stand outside the Hindu trandition. The stories of Ganga would change, but the motherly river lives on. The 6.5 KMs long riverfront of river Ganga in Varanasi, possesses a unique history, specific vision of magnificent architectural row of lofty buildings and holy sites.In a way, the city of Banaras is perceived as an intellectual laboratory of humanity where any aspects of life, from past to future, tradition to modernity, chaos to order, realization to revelation, perspectives to prospects, illusion to vision, death to life, displacement to settlement...and so on,... can easily be seen, envisioned, portrayed, purveyed, and also presented a model frame for step forward in understand and co-sharing by making bridge between locality and universality, and also between humanity and divinity.The merit of Varanasi lies in the fact that there is so much for every need and every mood, that there can be no one who returns from here less than inspired. We, Groovy tours, has specialized division to cater to the needs of all types of travelers; whether it is a guest looking for safety and security of escorted group tours, or someone seeking exclusive customized tour package, business traveler, a pilgrim or someone just looking to walk in the hidden alleys of one of the oldest living cities on the planet.Lets explore Varanasi with us!!!
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Malleka G
Mumbai, India12 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
We traveled to Varanasi in November 2022 and very very happy with Priya he ménage so well will suggest to others too
All my friends were also very happy
Written 3 December 2022
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yamini pandharipande
Nagpur, India2 contributions
Nov 2022
Nandanji is one of the best guides to show you around Varanasi. He is so passionate about his city its history and that comes across in the way describes and talks about the city, for him to show around Benaras is a matter of Pride for him. If you want to really visit Varanasi understand this chotic and spiritual city Nandanji is the person to go to.
Written 28 November 2022
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Kristy
4 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Nandan is a professional and extremely knowledgeable tour guide who was happy to share with us his experiences. He is an open and kind man and we enjoyed listening and talking with him.
It was easy to communicate with him, and he made sure our tour fits our needs.
Written 28 November 2022
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lakshmy m
3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
We were a group of women from south india with just basic knowledge about Benares . Mr Nandan and his wife priya completely mesmerised us with their knowledge and passion about this beautiful ancient city! We were in very good hands when they took us around and we soaked in the sights and sounds of benaras , unforgettable experience! Our gratitude to this lovely couple !!
Written 15 November 2022
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Linda g
5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
I went with Nandan to Sarnath. He is very knowledgeable about the history and culture in and around Varanasi and india. We also visited the weaving village Nagepur to see a school doing amazing things. He helped me get to know about the lives of people which is what I wanted to do. We also stopped at a local temple And guided me on the daily life there which really enhanced my understanding. He invited me to his home and I quickly became part of his family. He cooks delicious meals which I was lucky to share. He has vast experience as a guide and translator and many contacts. I highly recommend him.
Written 4 October 2022
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Sonam
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
I was planning to travel to Varanasi for past two years but had to cancel it again and again due to Covid. Finally got to visit in September with friends. We decided to choose Nandan from Groovy Tours based on the reviews from Tripadvisor, travel vlogs and other travel forums and I must say that it was the best decision we made for the tour.
Nandan helped us booking a hotel (in fact got a discounted rate), organized city tours in Varanasi and two excursion tours to Jaunpur (a city I wanted to visit because of its Indo-Islamic architecture) and Bodhgaya.
We will highly recommend Nandan for city tours in Varanasi or long trips to other cities as well. Thanks again Nandan 🙏
Written 26 September 2022
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Saron C
1 contribution
Sep 2022
Nandan is as knowledgeable as he is kind. Had a great time learning about the city and the culture here in Varanasi. Highly recommend.
Written 26 September 2022
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Samantha J
16 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
The walking tour with Nandan today was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and also a great story teller which really helped me to understand life in Varanasi and Hinduism better. He recommended delicious food for us to try and we went to a great chai wala. Thank you Nandan for such a fantastic day and for being so welcoming.
Written 25 September 2022
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AmyBartlett
4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Had a really wonderful morning tour in South Varanasi with Nandan. He was really informative about the rituals surrounding life and death in the city, and shared stories on scene at a key ashram, temple and burning ghat. All of this interspersed with excellent food and chai. Highly recommend a tour with Nandan or his wife Priya when in the city.
Written 25 September 2022
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Ruchi A
3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
I was in touch with Nandan ji from Mumbai itself. I was travelling alone (female). He gave me honest views about the city and its people. And this made me confident to go ahead with the trip. He also helped with hotel recommendations. Once I was in Varanasi he suggested to witness the Mahashivratri celebrations which was very unique and different from what I have seen. I did 2 walking tours and 1 boat ride with the company. He took me to all main places and even some hidden treasures!. He is very knowledgeable and explains everything in a story form which makes the few hours of walks very interesting. He did not try to force sell any other tours and infact gave a contact of a known rickshaw person to drive me around to places where I would not need a guide. Also recommended great food joints. And the best was on the last day when he and his wife invited me for lunch to get a homely experience!. Would definitely recommend you to go ahead with Nandan ji and Groovy Tours.
Written 13 March 2022
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