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Historical & Heritage Tours in Varanasi

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  • Escape37733556710
    3 contributions
    Perfect Varanasi landmark city tour by boat. Rahul is very good and friendly guide, I enjoyed this tour very well and I also recommended this tour to every travelers, who is searching for the best.
    Written 1 February 2024
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  • Lilly
    5 contributions
    BOOK THIS TOUR!!!! This was hands down the best tour we had in India. Bharat is truly the most incredible tour guide - he was so flexible with our schedule and what we wanted to see, and made sure we had enough time at each stop to get what we wanted out of the tour. We asked to stop at Blue Lassi in the afternoon as well as to try to squeeze in the Ganga Aarti ceremony in the evening before our flight, and he made sure we were able to get the best view of the Ganga Aarti as well as make it to our flight on time. He went out of his way to honor every request we had, and made our day so special by buying us candles to float on the Ganges during our morning boat ride, chai throughout the day when we were cold, and the most amazing samosas for a snack in the afternoon. He found the best rooftop spot for us to watch the Ganga Aarti and gave us the best advice and information throughout the day on everything that we saw. I have never felt so safe and cared for on a tour in India, and can’t wait to come back to Varanasi just to take another tour with him. Thank you so much for everything!!!!
    Written 17 January 2024
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  • Omae J
    3 contributions
    We really enjoyed our one day tour in Varanasi. Our guide, Wasim, was fantastic! He is so knowledgeable and insightful, and gave us an outstanding tour of the city.
    Written 17 January 2024
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  • ekta v
    Singapore, Singapore22 contributions
    We contacted Vivekji for our trip to Benaras after we heard about their incredible service from our dear friend. From day one whether it was regarding planning or pickup from the airport or visiting us to welcome to the city at the hotel to bid us goodbye, the team and their service have been extraordinary.
    The experience of Varanasi through our guide Rohitji’s wording has been phenomenal. We really have no words to portray it. His aim was to acclimatize us to the culture of Benaras. But I must point out it certainly went beyond our knowledge.
    Seeing the smiling face of our driver Pankajji in Rain or Shine was so delightful. And those stories about the city and people, recommending the best places to eat plus guidance on being careful certainly add another star to this appraisal.
    Thank you so much for this wonderful experience and for treating us just like your family. We look forward to seeing you all soon.

    Warm Regards,
    Doshi family.
    Written 6 August 2023
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  • Isobel W
    1 contribution
    We did the walking tour of Varanasi with Badal - it was a fantastic afternoon! Badal was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and open to many questions/conversations. We learnt so much today and have a deeper appreciation for Varanasi thanks to this tour, especially as Badal took us to many hidden areas. He went at a comfortable pace and we stopped for a lovely cup of hot chai. He made us feel very welcome and answered every question we threw his way! We highly recommend!
    Written 20 February 2024
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  • Mona E
    New York City, NY300 contributions
    This tour hits all the spots. Starting with an early boat ride on the river and ending with Aarti. Our guide Sunny was very flexible and accommodated all our needs. Knowing that I like step wells, he took me to an old one that wasn’t part of the tour. Both Sunny and the driver were wonderful.
    Highly recommend this tour if you only have a day or day in Varanasi.
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • James
    1 contribution
    Wow services. Vimal drafted amazing itinerary and executed same as it was itinerary. Thank you Gopi and Chandan for amazing services
    Written 23 November 2021
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  • Rohit C
    Bengaluru, India2 contributions
    If you want to discover the real Varanasi, this is one heritage walk you must not miss. Recommend it to folks who are curious and want to understand the historical stories that make this city what it truly is.
    Written 21 January 2024
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  • 도윤 정
    1 contribution
    I could get known lots of things in Varanasi.
    Tour guide was born in Varanasi.
    He knows almost everything about Varanasi.
    I strongly recommend this tour to enjoy your travel to Varanasi.
    And I applied for this by myself.
    He gave helpful advices to make my travel better.
    I appreciate his service and care.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • seat123
    Billericay, UK47 contributions
    Arvind was punctual and pleasant.A fluent communicator in French and English.He answerrathered all our questions and explained an things clearly. We requested he initially picked us up from our hotel rather than the airport.It worked seamlessly.Varanasi is a special place like no other that I have seen.Its mesmerising.
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • Ольга Д
    1 contribution
    Sonu is a great guide and very attractive person with intensive inner energy, he told a lot about Varanasi history, legends of Gang. It was very interesting, comfortable and much more beautiful experience to meet the sunrise like that. also it was very fun time spent. Thanks a lot
    Written 27 May 2023
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  • seat123
    Billericay, UK47 contributions
    Spectacular place.Saw the Arti ceremony from a reserved seat.Arvind met us at our hotel and guided us safely through the crowds.He was great at answering our many questions. Very capable and speaks fluent English and French.
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • Utkarsh Shanker
    3 contributions
    Really informative and wonderful experience on the walking tour.
    I learnt a lot about the Ghats. Had a great time
    Written 7 October 2023
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  • Lotte Warringa
    Groningen Province, The Netherlands10 contributions
    Had the best tour ever with Manish! He's so friendly, it felt like going on a tour with a friend instead of a tourguide! He made a lot of effort to give me a very awesome experience! Thank you so much, Manish! Highly recommend it to go on a tour with him!
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • Íngrid T.
    2 contributions
    No words to descrive the beautiful and fullfilling experience that Praveen made me live in three days. He took me to the most important and valuable places of all Varanasi, telling me the myths and stories around them (which I was amazed by, so interesting!), and not only that, he took me to see and live in first person the beautiful festival that was going on nearby de Ganga for the God Surya... WOW, such a beautiful culture!!

    Furthermore, I had the opportunity to talk with the locals there about faith, philosphy, religion,... and listen to whole other points of view that made me expand my own. Really inspiring, really, and not to talk about the delicious local restaurants where Praveen took me to eat 😍

    Such a warmhearted human being, lots of experience in his back, I will hold him forever in my heart as he made my first time in India an unforgatable experience.

    Thank you Praveen!!!

    Íngrid, from Barcelona.
    Written 4 November 2019
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