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Reviewed 20 March 2024

There were 6 of us including a Sr Citizen and a pre-teen child. We did the following tours -
a) Early morning Temple Visit (Kashi Vishwanath, Annapurna Ji & Kal Bhairav Darshan
b) Sunset Boat tour (including evening Ganga Aarti) and
c) Sunrise Boat Tour + South Walk (City of Good Life Walk)

The tours were very well planned to ensure we covered all the important sites.
Our guide during the entire tour was Anupam. He was very attentive to the needs of our group. For eg. he ensured we had a wheelchair for the entire time during the temple tours. He engaged with everyone in the group and we were updated about the spiritual significance of various sites , history as well as the best placed to eat once the tour was over. We were satisfied we had chosen Roobaroo because in the limited time we felt we had covered the city very well.

Date of experience: March 2024
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tulikaroobaroowalks, Front Office Manager at Roobaroo Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2024

Thank you So much Santosh for sharing your wonderful experience with us!

We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tours with us, especially with Anupam as your guide. Ensuring that everyone in your group, including the senior citizen and pre-teen child, had a memorable and comfortable experiences is always our top priority.

It's fantastic to know that Anupam provided insightful commentary on the spiritual significance and history of the sites, as well as recommendations for dining afterward.

We're delighted that you felt you covered the city well within the limited time. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back for more adventures in the future!

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Reviewed 13 March 2024

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Roobaroo Walks and especially, Mr. Anupam Singh, for showing us (my friends and I) the vibrant life and history of Banaras. Every ancient street, the spectacular ghats, the historic buildings, the famous street food had a story to tell, and Anupam narrated it beautifully. His knowledge and passion for the city’s landmarks and hidden gems made our trip truly memorable. Exploring Banaras with Anupam was a fun, insightful and enriching experience. Thank you, Anupam, for making Varanasi’s past come alive for us! Thank you for your enthusiasm, expertise, and for going beyond the call of duty, to put us at the heart of your thoughts and actions. You were totally committed to creating added value for us. I am absolutely delighted with Roobaroo’s stellar customer service, and look forward to many such magical walks and wonderful holidays with you.

Date of experience: March 2024
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tulikaroobaroowalks, Front Office Manager at Roobaroo Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2024

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic experience exploring Varanasi with Anupam & Roobaroo Walks. Your kind words truly highlight the passion and dedication Anupam brings to each tour. We're grateful for your support and look forward to welcoming you back on more magical walks in the future!Safe Travels.

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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
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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
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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
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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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