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Free Walking Tour of Varanasi

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  • Varanasi
  • Available in: English

About the guru Yo Tours

We are India’s top ​experience based ​tour ​provider ​company having presence in over 12 incredible cities in India (expected to expand to 20 cities by year end). We offer variety of walking​ and city​ tours in each city to help travelers to experience a city, it's food, culture, people & night life like a local with a local. Yo Tours is rated Excellent on Tripadvisor, ... More »

We are India’s top ​experience based ​tour ​provider ​company having presence in over 12 incredible cities in India (expected to expand to 20 cities by year end). We offer variety of walking​ and city​ tours in each city to help travelers to experience a city, it's food, culture, people & night life like a local with a local. Yo Tours is rated Excellent on Tripadvisor, and received couple of international awards: "Best Alternate Tour of the year 2018" by Travel & Hospitality awards UK and "The best free tour company in Asia" by Freetour.com within the span of 1 year.

About the tour

Come and join our contribution-based walking tour to learn about this vibrant city’s history, heritage and more with some of the most passionate local tour guides who will not just take you around Varanasi’s most important sites but will also share their own secret tips on how to experience Varanasi as a local!

Varanasi or traditionally known as Kashi (meaning light), is believed to be the oldest city on the planet standing today.

We have seen people coming to Varanasi with great hopes and expectations, but most of the time we felt that they leave Varanasi without understanding the true essence of the city, and its glorious past and spiritual history.

Did you know that in ancient history people dreamt of dying in Varanasi only and nowhere else? Varanasi has been the most important place for people seeking liberation and enlightenment, even Buddha got enlightened very near to Varanasi.

This walking tour is a journey, of exploring Varanasi in its true sense, this walking tour will enrich you and will change your perspective of the city, and will make your journey to Varanasi truly special.

Duration: 90 minutes.

Don't forget to bring water, sunglasses, sunscreen, and umbrella (in case of rainy season or summers).

Meeting point
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How to find me: Hotel Ganges Grand (Meet at the stairs)
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €5, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (5)

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Lara

7 days ago

The guide firstly told us how much was the minimum we should paid. We went to a temple where we had to pay only to see around. Never took us to the main ones as the Golden temple. When the tour finished in the middle of nowhere asked for the contribution before take us to some known place, looked like blackmailing. I will not recommend it at all.

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Stepan

3 months ago

RJ was a very nice guy, who confirmed with me the tour beforehand on the phone and then we walked a little and RJ was explaining me patiently all the different facts about Varanasi and the Hindu religion. We went through the market to the main Ghat and then to the Manikarnika and back for the evening Aarti. Great tour.

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Juan Pablo Alvarez

8 months ago

Al comenzar, el guía nos dice que el Tour es gratis, pero que si nos gusta que la propina sugerida era de 500 rupias por persona.

Después comenzamos el Tour; todo iba bien y el guía era bastante bueno, hasta que autoridades de la ciudad le pidieron su carnet de guía, el cual no tenia ya que no era un guía autorizado por el govierno. Así que hasta ahí nomas llegó nuestro Tour, ya que tuvo que ir a dar explicaciones, etc.

Mala experiencia.

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Balbina&Thomas

8 months ago

Friendly local guide with great knowledge. Interesting, fascinating, fun

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Ines

11 months ago

Cool tour, RJ, our guide, was really nice and professional. He even managed to adapt the tour to our interests. He did an extra to the programme and went with us on a boat at sunset to see the hindu ceremonies. I recommend this.

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