Streetwise Varanasi Tours
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5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Learning and living in Varanasi like a local, this is how you will feel during the tours of Rahul Cristoforo, an honest storyteller. Incredible streetwise. Don't expect facts from the books. But wisdom from the heart. Accompanied with daily life stories. Rahul is a local guide who started his work as a child and knows the city like no anyone else. Are you ready to feel at home and experience the magic of Varanasi's holiness like a local? Take a day tour, or even better, go a step deeper and learn of the daily life during a 3 days no-worries package. Feel welcome. Namaste.
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Alex B
Auckland Central, New Zealand54 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Excellent tour from a very friendly guide. Spent a few hours cruising the alleyways of Varanasi and being shown the popular as well as the lesser known sights. He's got a good sense for sniffing out good food and drink too!
Written 9 November 2022
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Thank you very much for your kind words, Alex. I am grateful for having accompanied you through the alleys of my beloved Varanasi and showing you the most emblematic places of the city and some lesser known by visitors. Our culinary culture is another of the great riches of India and in Varanasi we have excellent chefs and restaurants and a good assortment of drinks and, of course, a delicious chai. I love sharing all our treasures with whoever is willing to enjoy them!!
Written 9 November 2022
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Thomas K
5 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
My girlfriend and I were already staying in Varanasi for 4 days when we decided to book a tour with Rahul. What a great decision!
He showed us some off the track places and had so much stories to tell that both of us were a little overwhelmed in the end. But a tasty Varanasi Lassi got us back on track.
It was so worth it and Rahul is a chilled out guy who is open for any question.
Written 6 November 2022
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Thank you very much for sharing your experience, Thomas. It was a pleasure for me to accompany you both on your visit to Varanasi. I am in love with my city, its culture and its people and I love sharing all its treasures, its beauty and its stories with whoever wants to discover them. It can be overwhelming at times but we always have a delicious lassi ready for you to recharge your batteries and continue the expedition in good spirits... There will be one ready and waiting for you when you come back!!
Written 9 November 2022
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James K
6 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
My partner and I had an amazing time with Christo! She was an amazing tour guide and quickly became our friend. I highly recommend streetwise Varanasi tours to you!
Written 6 November 2022
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Thank you very much, James for your kind words. I have spent some fantastic hours in your company and I have really enjoyed showing you my city. You have a friend in Varanasi forever. See you soon!
Written 9 November 2022
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justynamaria2016
London, UK2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Cristoforo is a knowledgeable guide and a nice person. The tour was informative, pleasant and unusual. I would highly recommend it.
Written 5 November 2022
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Thank you very much for sharing your opinion and trusting me to accompany you and guide you on your way through Varanasi. It has been a pleasure for me to show you the most emblematic places of my city, share a part of local history and explain some of our main rites and customs. Varanasi can be a challenging city when one visits it for the first time and touring it in the company of a local guide allows a much greater and more enriching approach to the culture and its people. Namaste!
Written 9 November 2022
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clauzz
New York City, NY47 contributions
Great trip to Varanasi, with a fantastic tour guide that took us to important places and hidden gems. We felt safe in the chaotic mess and everything went well
Written 4 November 2022
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Thank you very much Clauzz for your review. It was a pleasure for me to accompany you and guide you on your visit to Varanasi. That visitors feel safe and enjoy my beautiful city and its gems and leave happy is a great satisfaction for me. You will always be welcome back to Varanasi!
Written 5 November 2022
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Lauracpn
Alicante, Spain3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Cristoforo is a great and trustworthy person! He will make you discover Varanasi in the best way and make the experience unforgettable. He speaks several languages ​​very well and he is very invested in what he does! I learned a lot from his sides and saw places that I did not even expect. Magical !
Don’t hesitate, it's worth it 10000%
Thank you again Cristoforo!!
Written 4 November 2022
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Thank you very much, Laura. It was a great pleasure to guide you on your visit to Varanasi and discover the secrets of my beloved city. I am passionate about my work and Varanasi and I love that visitors feel at home, enjoy every moment and keep an indelible memory of the magic of this sacred city. Thank you for trusting me and for letting me share with you three days of your stay to my home that now is also yours, Namaste
Written 5 November 2022
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JackRus G
Rome, Italy308 contributions
Sep 2022
Arriving in a complex and fascinating city like Varanasi may not be easy or you can miss some small and great wonders.
Streetwise Varanasi Tour (Rhaul) welcomed us with great sympathy and generosity and showed us unexpected corners of this wonderful city. He introduced us to the most important streets and temples of old Varanasi and showed us some right attitudes to keep in the holiest places in the city. They have been very helpful and enjoyable hours. Highly recommended! It was so amazing and totally unexpected but delightful. It will not be forgotten and it will always be with me forever.
Written 2 November 2022
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Thank you very much for sharing your opinion, Morgan. When visitors come to my city I like to make them feel at home, for me you are my friends and guests and I want you to enjoy every moment, to feel safe and comfortable at all times. I enjoy showing you the secrets of this sacred city, its temples, its streets, its rites and its customs. I am in love with Varanasi and I want you to be too. That you have an indelible memory of your experience and that you want to return again and again. I'll be waiting for you back, my friend!
Written 5 November 2022
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raphaelle44
nantes3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
What a great time with Cristoforo! We’ve visited Varanasi during 2 days with him : the gaat, secrets spot, boat on Ganga. He was so much more than a travel guide, we learn a lot with him

Thanks for this amazing experience Cristo
Written 20 October 2022
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Thank you very much, Raphaelle. It was a great pleasure for me to share two days with you and show you the most emblematic places of my city and others that are more hidden and unknown to visitors, explain our rites and customs and get a little closer to our culture and religion. I am very happy that you enjoyed it. Also it was an amazing experience for me. See you soon! Namaste
Written 5 November 2022
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Jessica_dmp
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
We met Rahul by chance and we did not regret trusting him. We took the 3 day package. Thanks to him we discovered Varanasi even better than we expected. He explained his city with passion and took us to places we would never have been to if we were alone. We visited Varanasi like locals and we advise everyone who will pass by here to trust him because you will not regret it!
Once again a big thank you to you Rahul Cristoforo as this experience will always be remembered!
Written 19 October 2022
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Thank you very much, Jessica for having trusted me and for allowing me to accompany you for three days and show you all the secrets of my beloved Varanasi. It has also been an exceptional experience for me. I am in love with my city and I want everyone who visits us to be and to feel at home. It has been a great pleasure to be able to share with you the most emblematic places of the city, the temples, the palaces, the ghats, the crematorium, (and some other secret and hidden place), our rites and customs, get closer to our history, religion and culture. You have a friend forever in Varanasi. Now Kashi is also your home, Namaste
Written 5 November 2022
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Timothy S
1 contribution
Nov 2021
Visited Varanasi several years ago, and had employed Cristoforo from the states to be my guide while there. Best decision I ever made in selecting a guide in a foreign city. Varanasi is an absolutely fascinating place in both its mystique, and its spirituality. I now know what it's like to experience both the rising, and setting sun on the Ganges river by boat. I've seen the rituals involved in the cremation of loved ones, on the Ganges concrete shores. The city is quite remarkable to say the least, and Cristoforo, really made it all that, with his expert knowledge of the community, and his wonderful down to Earth personality. I highly recommend Cristoforo, and his company to anyone fortunate enough to visit the wonderful city of Varanasi, India. Enjoy...
Written 17 October 2022
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Thank you very much for your words. That after a few years you still have those good memories of Varanasi and your experience here is a great source of satisfaction for me. Sometimes, my city can be a great challenge for those who visit it for the first time, so my greatest desire and effort is to make you feel safe and at home from the first moment. Not as a foreigner but as a local friend. I really enjoy showing you the most emblematic places in the city, our rites and customs and bringing you closer to our culture and religion as only a local can. Hope to have you back soon! You have a friend forever in India, Namaste
Written 5 November 2022
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