Varanasi Old City Tours
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Join our friendly and experienced guides to explore Varanasi in all its magical splendor through our special walking, boat and sightseeing tours. Come and discover Varanasi one experience at a time!
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Jane Skidmore
7 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We enjoyed our tour, Aman our guide was informative and spoke very good English, he took us to a good variety of sites which gave us a good overview of the city before setting out to explore further on our own.
Written 28 February 2020
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TripMitch123
Cleveland, OH6 contributions
Jan 2019
As an add-on to a trip to the Golden Triangle of India, I visited Varanasi, the ancient city along the Ganges River, where all HIndu people want to die, be cremated and put to final rest. The day starts with a pre-dawn visit to the River Front where the River is greeted in the morning. The view along the river is aided by the fact that the river runs north-south, and the side with all the temples is on the west side, perfect for photos from on an early morning excursion.. Then in the evening the River is put to sleep. Get there early and board a small river boat for the ceremony of putting e river to sleep. Again you go out on the river to view the temples with services taking place. You walk among the funeral pyres to look at the River to get a fuller understanding of the world environment.
Written 8 December 2019
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Crawford
1 contribution
Jan 2019 • Friends
Thank you Rahul and Amy, we have seen Varanasi like I never imagine! Rahul knows the best places to visit, best time to avoid rush, you can feel at home. Definetely me and my felas will come back soon, see you guys !!!
I highly recommended the Varanasi Old City Walking Tours ;)
Written 20 February 2019
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Agathe2014
Angers, France21 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
I did this tour last month with raul. Lovely guy who know all the hidden places of Varanasi. You will enjoy !
Written 12 February 2019
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anjan m
New Delhi, India122 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Varanasi is among the holiest cities in India. During my last visit in 2014, I was disappointed with the city. Recently I made another visit. And what a transformation I saw. The wide international standard highway from the airport, high levels of hygiene, not being troubled by beggars , upgraded ghats on the Ganges and of course Ganga Arti impressed me a lot. People have become more friendly or as it appeared to me. While security has improved, it is better to be careful. Hiring of a guide is a necessity or else you lose out on time and places to visit. The best season to visit Varanasi has started and will continue till mid April. One can visit Manikarnika Ghat where hindu dead bodies are burnt without a break for over 5000 years.
Written 12 November 2018
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Brigit S
Hua Hin, Thailand768 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
I signed up for a 3- day Varanasi city tour after carefully reading all tour infos available by Tripadvisor. It was not exactly what I would call a CHEAP tour and promised the visit of many interesting Varanasi sights. Would you believe that I received a total of a one (1) day tour? If I have ever been disappointed, this was it! Let me explain: Due to high water level the boat trips on the Ganges was cancelled. The Varanasi HIGHLIGHT as it is advertised ....was cancelled with no alternative feature offered. Of all ghats we visited one (1). The ritual Aarti ceremony was unceremoniously moved to some really unattractive compound were the view/audio was not very good for most guests.
The walking tour through the OldTown was ok, but then the Golden Temple was a 1minute-affair as was the monkey temple. Why mention and advertise it? There was virtually nothing to see.
After breakfast at the Hotel (which was very nice), we drove to Sarnath. We saw everything with our guide, visited the archeological museum and all other sights. From there the driver took us for a drive through the University grounds and to a very interesting museum dedicated to India. In it is a stone relief of the Country of India displayed. Very interesting to see the " lay of the land", the Indian Continent.
Written 4 September 2018
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Nick11179
Los Angeles, CA5 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
I am from the states and this was my 4th time visiting Varanasi, each time for different reasons. There is so much to be explored here and I have connected with Aman every single time. He is above and beyond the sweetest, most trustworthy, knowledgeable guides I’ve had in all of India. In addition to seeing all the sites in the old city, he also took us out on a boat on Ganges at night to see the burning temple and watch the fest of lights, he taught me how to play cricket, and he helped us tremendously when a friend was in trouble. I can’t say enough about Aman and my experiences in what I consider to be the most magical city I’ve ever visited. I can’t wait to go back again! :)
Written 22 August 2018
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MariaCB12
Barcelona, Spain2 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
If you want to really enjoy the city and feel the magic of Varanasi you should definitely meet Aman! He is an expert in all the fields and he will answer all your questions no matter how difficult they are! Best guide without any doubts!
M.
Written 16 August 2018
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naiduks24
Hyderabad, India416 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
The Holy city varanasi is popular known as Banbasi and or Banaras, Lord Shri Kasi Viswanath Ji temple is the famous in this city, besides Goddess Maata Annapuranswai devi and Maha shakti peetham Maata Kasi Visha laxmi are the very famous, though this is one of the oldest city and now is has been modernized, banaras sarees are famous in this city, besides this a number of temples are here.
Written 26 January 2018
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namanisgreat
11 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Rahul and Raina east and west but this two guys best what a encidenc my third guide of Varanasi. All of them amazing explaination about great lord shiva city. Rahul little less in English but knowledge great and young boy Aman Raina great speaking English and great knowledge of city best time with them
Written 12 August 2017
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