Winding through the streets and popping out onto the riverside will give you an insiders look at the symbiotic life of the old pilgrim alleys of Varanasi.

Eventually you will end up on Bengali Tola, the street of the Bengalis, visiting hidden Mother Goddess Kali shrines and the vistas of life along the riverside. The tour ends at the historic ritual bathing site called Dasashwamedh, the ten-horse sacrifice ghat.



Cost

Rs. 2000/- per person (1)
Rs. 1600/- per person (2-3)
Rs. 1400/- per person (4-5)
Rs. 1200/- per person (6+)

Includes temple charges and water as needed.

Schedule

The duration of the walk is 2.5 – 3hrs. This walk can be booked anytime and works best mid-morning or mid-afternoon. If you have special requirements just ask and we will do our best to assist you!

Need a Lift?

We can pick you up from your hotel on a cycle rickshaw
(additional INR 250/person for riverside hotels & INR 500/person for city hotels, not including transport costs).


  • The perfect activity for a solo woman traveller. As a solo woman traveling for the first time in Varanasi, hiring a guide from the Varanasi Walks was the best decision. Walking with Nomi allowed me to understand, discover and feel Varanasi in a way that would of not been possible on my own.

    Sofie, Montreal, Canada
  • Incredible! Best way to experience Varanasi! There is no other way to experience Varanasi – taking a Varanasi Walks Tour is a MUST! Anyone visiting Varanasi should book a tour with Varanasi Walks – it is worth it 10,000 times.

    Arista, Roodepoort, South Africa
  • Well worth the money! What fabulous tours! I totally enjoyed all of the tours I arranged through Varanasi Walks which included two boat tours and two walking tours. The tours were well paced and my guide Mr. Amrit was a wealth of information. I learned so much about Hindi traditions, Varanasi culture and history.

    Christine, Indiana, USA

Where to meet

Harmony Bookshop is located at Assi Ghat. Turn off the main road toward the river. It’s just past Palace on Ganges Hotel and before Gangesview Hotel. Rakesh, the owner, doesn’t mind if you browse the books while you wait.

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Harmony Bookshop

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Harmony Bookshop 25.288551, 83.005925

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