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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Ive read a lot about this tours! I am impressed in what my experience was. Weve got as a guide Saurabh Chakraborty he became a friend to us always trying to show us the real Varanassi! He is the best tour guide Ive ever had in my life! This was my second time in Varanasi and by far this was the best and all because of Saurabh! Dont ever miss them

Date of experience: April 2018
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SudarshanChakravarty, Manager at Roobaroo Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hey Irvin,
Thank you so much. You and Fabian must've collected a lot of fond memories from your trip, Memories which you will cherish for long.
Saurabh is indeed a fun guy to be with. He will be more than happy to hear this.

We are glad you felt connected with this magical city. It is our passion to help travelers discover the true beauty of Varanasi.
We wish you both a wonderful life, keep traveling :)

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Aayush was a wonderful tour guide. We went on two tours with him in one day (sunrise tour and the north walk tour in Varanasi). Aayush was informative, made us laugh and showed us around some great hidden gems. We really felt our experience was heightened and made more special by the stories, the history and the love the tour has for the City. Even after the tour Aayush sent us details of other things we could to do in the area and photo of our fellow tour friends. It really felt we got to the heart of Varanasi. I hope the company strives and keeps going to help other travellers - Dunya, Rouhia and Euan

Date of experience: April 2018
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SudarshanChakravarty, Manager at Roobaroo Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Hey Dunya, Rouhia, and Euan
We're so glad that you loved the experience with us and it helped you discover the heart of the city.

This city may appear chaotic at first glance, but when you dig deeper by walking along the alleys, interacting with locals, reading its history narrated by Scholars, seating alongside the Ganga sipping a cup of tea, take a boat ride and visit the Temples, what you will discover is nothing but 'Eternal Peace'. It is our passion to help travellers discover this 'Eternal Peace'.

Aayush loves this city to all extremes and he even loves more to share its stories with the travelers. We are glad that the self-explore list we sent helped you guys.

Your kind words are very motivating and it will certainly help us following our passion. Wish you guys a fantastic life ahead, Keep travelling :)

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

It was really a fascinating and wonderful experience walking through the streets of old Delhi and enjoying scrumptious dishes out there, exploring and gaining some valuable insights about historical monuments which has been never heard before.Truly a great trip with buddies and enjoyed those wonderful moments which has now been turned into the eternal memories :)

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We did two days with Roobaroowalks, one "North city walk + food tour" combo, and one "morning boat tour + South city walk" combo. Excellent experience. Highly recommended!

First of all, to our pleasant surprise once we met, we realised that these guys are not your standard tour guides - they are a group of young, well-educated, talented entrepreneurs who are looking to bring new things to the old tour industry, including their own travel app. So naturally, going on a walk with them is a little different, in a good way. Here's why...

*Knowledge - Our guide, Aayush, is not only knowledgeable about the city and all the standard tour stuff, but better yet, he's not just reciting facts like many guides do... He is genuinely well-versed on wide topics including religion, history, poetry and philosophy. With his informative, thoughtful, polite and relaxed style, throughout the trip we felt like we were walking with a friend and discussing new topics.

*Flexible and helpful - Aayush was very willing to adjust his style to the group... In our case, our tours lasted much longer than expected, as he gave us more time to relax and soak it all, in which is lovely (but I'm sure if you'd like him to pick up the pace you can just ask)! He also helped with various practical questions we had, and haggled for us with tuk tuk and rickshaws a few times... etc etc :)

*Food! - We particularly liked the combo of North city walking tour with food, where he weaved the food stops in between sightseeing (instead of all the food at the end). All the food stalls, chai shops and lassi stalls we tried were wonderful! Yes it was challenging at times with the narrow streets and roadside stops, but if you are adventurous with your food, it was a lovely and yummy way to experience life in the city.

*Clear communication - the team was super responsive via email, which is a big plus. They are also very clear about their pricing, timing, and booking policy (for example, when we first booked there weren't enough people for a group tour yet, but they were very clear with the options / refund should there not be a group tour in the end). Before each tour, they also sent useful info via email, with contacts and photos of the guide / boatman we are meeting, so we were never worried!

Overall, great, if you are in varanasi and want to see more than just the ghats, go with them!!!

Date of experience: April 2018
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SudarshanChakravarty, Manager at Roobaroo Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hi Wan,

Thank you for such wonderful review. These lines are very encouraging for our team :)
It is very rewarding to find that you guys experienced the life in the city. We channelize all our energy to ensure that travellers like you get the most out of Varanasi. This city has got a lot to offer, which makes it a perfect destination for the knowledge seekers.
We try to blend in all perspectives of life say, philosophical, scientific, political, mythological etc in our stories, which make our stories well comprehensive and fun-filled.
Aayush is very happy as well, hosting you guys here. His love for stories makes him a great storyteller.
Thank you once again for such beautiful words, we wish you a great life and awesome travels ahead :)


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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We did a few tours with Roobaroo while in Varanasi, including a sunrise boat tour, walking tour and day in Sarnath, and all of them were fantastic. The staff were incredibly knowledgable, open and engaging, and our tours generally ran long because there was so much to talk about. Plus, communication was easy -- we booked and paid for our tours online and got helpful confirmation emails with our guides' contact information a few hours before we met up. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: March 2018
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SudarshanChakravarty, Manager at Roobaroo Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hey Rosavia :)
Thank you for the appreciation. Reviews like this help us remain motivated and dedicated toward our passion. We believe in Sustainable Tourism such as to keep the whole experience of travelling hassle-free and relaxing. We are glad that you felt connected to this beautiful city and soaked into its back-stories.
We wish you the very best for all future travels. Best Regards :)

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