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Reviewed 29 February 2024

Roobaroo was a fantastic discovery during my search for offbeat walks in Varanasi while traveling solo. Tulika, the booking manager, gave friendly guidance and her effervescence made planning my itinerary a breeze, from day one. Despite not having group walks on my travel dates initially, I struck gold with two walks in a day with Roobaroo before leaving Varanasi. I booked the North and South Varanasi walks, including a morning boat tour, led by the group leader, Anupam.

Exploring the alleys of both North and South Varanasi with Anupam was an enriching experience that delved deep into the city's cultural tapestry. He not only pointed out the physical landmarks but also shared captivating stories and historical anecdotes, providing context to the sights we encountered.

Walking through the labyrinthine streets, we witnessed the daily rhythms of life in Varanasi: from vibrant market scenes filled with the aroma of street food to the tranquil banks of the Ganges where devotees performed their rituals with unwavering devotion.

Anupam’s expertise helped us appreciate the architectural marvels of the temples and hidden gems within the alleys, each with its own tale to tell. We learned about the city's religious significance, its role as a center for learning and spirituality, and the enduring traditions that have shaped its identity over centuries.

Moreover, Anupam’s passion for Varanasi's history and culture was contagious, sparking lively discussions among the group and fostering a deeper connection to the city.

By the end of the walk, I had gained not only a better understanding of Varanasi's past and present but also a profound appreciation for its timeless allure. It was an immersive journey that left me with memories to cherish and a desire to explore more of this captivating city. Thank you, Tulika and Anupam for making my Banaras trip wholesome!! Highly recommend!!

Date of experience: February 2024
Thank anjali m
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tulikaroobaroowalks, Front Office Manager at Roobaroo Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2024

Thank you so much Anjali for your kinds words! I'm thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience exploring Varanasi with Roobaroo Walks.

It warms my heart to know that my guidance made your solo trip seamless and that Anupam's insightful leadership added depth to your journey. Varanasi truly is a city of rich cultural tapestry, and I'm delighted you could immerse yourself in its charm.

Your recommendation means the world to us, and I look forward to welcoming you back for more offbeat adventures in the future. Safe Travels!

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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Thank you so much to Anupam who showed us his Varanasi . He also accommodated a customised second walk as well as we were a little short on time .
He shared with us today a piece of his heart is what we felt.

I had heard so much about this walks from various friends and it was a pleasure to experience it first hand and can say that Varanasi without this guided tour wouldn’t have been so beautiful and meaningful .

He was patient, shared interesting stories obviously 😂and read some of his poetry. Overall Varanasi wouldn’t have been the same without him guiding us . Thanks and looking forward to the next one with the team .

Date of experience: February 2024
Thank sherylsebastian
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tulikaroobaroowalks, Front Office Manager at Roobaroo Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2024

We’re thrilled to hear about your wonderful experience with Anupam in Varanasi! It’s heartening to know that his guided tours added depth and meaning to your visit. We’re proud to have team members like Anupam, who go above and beyond to share their passion for Varanasi and make each tour a special experience. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back for another enriching tour with the Roobaroo team.

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Reviewed 19 February 2024 via mobile

This was our first experience of this oldest living city in the world - dipped in an amazing immersive experience that was one of its kind

Date of experience: February 2024
Thank Prameela K
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tulikaroobaroowalks, Front Office Manager at Roobaroo Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2024

Thank you for sharing your positive experience! We're delighted to hear that your first visit to the oldest living city was filled with an amazing and immersive experience. We hope it left you with lasting memories.

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Reviewed 27 January 2024 via mobile

I had signed up with Roobaroo Walks to be our Partner and heritage walk guide during our trip to Varanasi in Nov ‘23. They were highly recommended by a colleague who had enlisted their services before me. This was pne of the best decisions we made, for that trip. They are known to bring in a local flavour and touch to their experiential walks. I was also very particular about Anupam to be our guide. His extensive knowledge enriched our experience, and his ability to share local flavors added a delightful dimension to our trip. He is an amazing story narrator ! I would highly recommend their services. The kind of places we visited through Roobaroo - even the localities there may not have been to. Thank you for making our visit to Varanasi extremely memorable and informative !

Date of experience: November 2023
Thank VeenaBangarappa
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tulikaroobaroowalks, Front Office Manager at Roobaroo Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2024

Thank you for your heart-warming feedback! We're delighted that Roobaroo Walks, along with Anupam, could enhance your Varanasi Trip.

It's our mission to bring the local essence to every walk, and we're thrilled to have made your visit memorable. We hope to host you again soon on another enriching journey. Safe Travels!

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Reviewed 9 January 2024

We took a tour group on the Essential Varanasi walk + Sarnath and it was a highlight of the trip for all! Anupam was an excellent and entertaining guide. We saw and learned so much about this amazing city and it's history and culture. Highly recommend and we will take future groups.

Date of experience: October 2023
Thank kristenc448
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tulikaroobaroowalks, Front Office Manager at Roobaroo Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2024

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that the Essential Varanasi Walk & Sarnath tour with Anupam was a highlight of your trip. It's wonderful to know that you found our storyteller excellent and entertaining, and that you gained insights into the city's rich history and culture.

We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to hosting your future trips. Safe Travels!

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